Global MBA
(with optional pathways in Public Health and Insurance)

Underpinned by global expertise, the programmes will help you develop into a transformational leader

Global MBA(with optional pathways in Public Health and Insurance)

Delivered at Glasgow Caledonian University’s London campus, this Global MBA programme has been designed around our commitment to the Common Good and the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). This distinctive Global MBA programme is designed for enterprising and socially-minded individuals with aspirations to become a professional manager with an instinct for creating sustainable business in a socially responsible manner.

You will learn how to lead from within through innovation and creative thinking, shaping you into a leader ready for tomorrow’s world. Upon completion, you will be able to identify your own competency development needs in order to become a responsible leader of the future.

A flexible MBA, this unique programme gives students the opportunity to specialise in their preferred area through a choice of nine unique elective modules. Students can also graduate with an MBA (Public Health) or an MBA (Insurance) if they choose the modules specific to that pathway (details below).

This practical and applied programme provides insight into the everyday challenges confronting managers within a range of business and third sector organisations across the globe. We emphasise the role, contribution and integration of the key business functions to enhance your ability to design and deliver effective organisation-wide strategies.

This dynamic and demanding programme requires your energetic participation.  Like you, your peers will be ambitious, highly-motivated and determined to succeed.  We look forward to welcoming you onto the programme and into our global alumni network of socially responsible leaders.

GCU London attracts outstanding graduates, from all over the world, and offers an unrivalled student experience and international employability.

Our unique MBA is designed with the needs of international business and society in mind, helping to build the skills, knowledge and experiences needed to become a successful and responsible leader in management roles across all sectors.

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What you will study

The Global MBA programme will provide students with an essential understanding of management theories and practices.

The Global MBA therefore focusses on work experience during the programme through external engagement with business as part of the core curriculum.

Students can then choose electives to specialise in a subject of their choice.

MBA Skills and Toolbox (Core):

  • Responsible Leadership
  • Methods for Evidence Based Projects
  • MBA Project
  • Operations Management and Analytics for Management Decision-Making
  • Creating Organisational Value
  • Corporate Citizenship in a Global Age
  • Strategic Management


Electives (Choose one):

  • Product and Service Innovation and Global Logistics
  • Managing Change
  • The Principals and Theory of Public Health Practice*
  • Insurance Automation, Analytics, Digitalisation and Cyber Security**


Electives (Choose one):

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Social Action Approaches to Public Health*
  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management
  • Global Marketing Strategy
  • Insurance Solutions for Risk in Emerging Markets**

*To graduate with Global MBA (Public Health) you will need to choose both of these modules.
**To graduate with Global MBA (Insurance) you will need to choose both of these modules.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

“You’ll have real world entrepreneurs from industry come into the classroom to support you; turning your innovation into a full business management proposal.”

Thomas Peschken (Programme Leader and Director of British School of Leadership and Management)

Entry requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • A first or second class honours degree from a UK university
  • An equivalent degree from a non-UK university or academic institution
  • A postgraduate degree or diploma from a recognised institution
  • An equivalent graduate level professional qualification, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Chartered Certified Accountant qualification or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Professional Qualification


However, each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If applicants do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, they may be eligible to enter this programme via the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Students whose first language is not English will need IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5).

Fees and fee funding

Home (including Scotland and Europe): £12000
International (outside Europe): £12000

Home (including Scotland): £12500
International (including EU): £14500

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

For details of part-time and distance-learning fee rates, please make an enquiry today.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Tuition fees include accommodation costs during the course’s optional cultural visit. Find out more about the terms and conditions of these costs: MBA Supplementary Terms and Conditions Mar 2019

Based in the heart of London, our life-changing MBA programme offers graduates the chance to achieve an international management qualification.

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