The programme for one one-year International Master of Business Administration degree has been developed to create positive and forward-thinking leaders for the exciting and innovative creative industries.

Over the duration of the programme you will investigate how global corporations operate by examining and evaluating real-life case studies, as well as forming a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge. You will learn the key skills expected of those in senior positions in business organisations, and be encouraged to explore entrepreneurism and develop your capacity as a future leader.


Study Level
IMBA (level 7)


Study Mode
Full Time


Course Length
1 year


UK / EU Fees
£9,500 / year


Non EU Fees
£17,500 / year


Global Plus Fees
£25,500 / year


Start Date
September 2019

Course Details

  • International Corporate Financial Management
  • Global Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Project Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • Research Practice
  • International Business Project

Developing leaders

The course is purposely taught with a global perspective, giving graduates the skillset required to pursue a creative business career anywhere in the world. The teaching programmes are all project-based, combining knowledge from both business and the creative industries in order to produce well-rounded, highly employable graduates with a qualification that will be respected around the globe.

Supported by seminars, tutorials, workshops and critiques, the course will allow you to develop a high level of competence in practical, visual, oral and written expression and give you the confidence to communicate your ideas effectively.

As autonomous learning is an integral part of the programme structure, you will be expected to identify, develop and manage your own international business project based on your chosen specialist area of the creative sector. On successful completion of the course you will be able to make high-level professional decisions, demonstrate senior management skills and expertise, and apply independent research and theory in order to advance creative strategies and solve complex business problems.

Awarded by the University for the Creative Arts

This degree course is offered at Oxford Business College, and awarded by the University for the Creative Arts. This means you will study in the central Oxford premises of Oxford Business College, taking advantage of our personalised teaching approach, experienced tutors and unbeatable location in the heart of this global education capital, but following a syllabus designed and overseen by the University for the Creative Arts.

Career Prospects

This degree aims to provide students with an opportunity to forge a pathway into the creative industries with a highly regarded qualification and an independent-minded approach to business. The course will develop knowledge and skills from the specific creative arts sector as well as from industry as a whole, ensuring graduates have received a well-rounded education as well as making them highly employable in a range of careers.

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

Applicants to the International MBA will usually have obtained an Honours degree (or equivalent) at 2.1 or above and have at least two years post-graduation relevant work experience.

If your first language is not English or your language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English, you will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at a score of IELTS level 6.0 (at least 5.5 in all components) or its equivalent.

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

Minimum entry requirements

You need to have completed 12 years* of schooling (with good grades) and show strong evidence of your ability to successfully complete the programme and progress onto your chosen degree.

*For countries where 11 years of schooling is comparable to this level of entry, this will be accepted.

Please see our equivalent qualifications page for specific requirements for your country.

English language requirements

IELTS score of 4.5 with 4.0 in the listening, reading and speaking components and 4.5 in the writing component.

How to apply - 2019 entry

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We are still accepting applications for 2019 entry via OBC - get your application in now.
If applying directly to us, you can apply throughout the year but we recommend you apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas.

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