Course Comparison

Course
MSc International Business MBA Master of Business Administration (top-up)
Award
Master of Science - MSc Master of Business Administration - MBA
Duration
1 year 1 year
Assessment breakdown
- -
Course type
Full-time, Part-time route available Part-time
Placement
(+ optional placement) -
Location
Plymouth Plymouth Distance OS
Provider
Plymouth Business School Plymouth Business School
Entry requirements

Normal minimum entry requirements are a lower second (2:2) class honours degree or equivalent. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline.

If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. English language requirements.

The University of Plymouth offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

  • Minimum 120 Level 7 credits or equivalent in a business or management subject. 
  • Examples of such qualifications include:
    • a Diploma in Management Studies from a British University
    • Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategy Management
    • Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Business and/or Management related studies
    • NCC Education PG Diploma in Business Management

  • Qualifications and academic performance will be reviewed by the Programme Director.
  • Advance Post Graduation Diploma in Maritime Business Management from IMBA.
  • Candidates will be required to be competent in English. Candidates whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent in a secure English language test. If the candidate’s English language does not meet the above standard, they will be given the opportunity to complete one of the University’s pre-sessional English language courses. English language requirements.
  • Work experience is considered as part of the application process but is not essential.
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.