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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Transform your career with global applied knowledge

This MBA programme emphasizes on developing leadership qualities through academic theory in underpinning applied functional skills with a very particular focus on helping the student to relate this to their own career development as a future manager. This very personal approach is what differentiates this programme from other related postgraduate courses.

For hundreds of successful professionals

Whatever your leadership ambitions, the high level of interaction between theoretical concepts and application will boost your knowledge, skills and vision to excel in competitive global markets.

Build an elite career

We will stimulate your thoughts, deliver a rigorous curriculum, connect you to the industry and demand your commitment.

Learn in London or from anywhere

Our MBA is offered in-house in London and Birmingham and online instructor-led globally.

How it works?

Core Modules:


Leading and Managing Organizational Resources (30 credits)

You would be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of the integration between leadership, operation management and management accounting in the context of contemporary work organisations.

You would be able to critically evaluate and synthesis theories and models in practice to improve performance through effective leadership, operations management and financial analysis to inform decision making.

Strategy and the Global Competitive Environment (30 credits)

Demonstrate an in-depth and critical knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of marketing and strategy. Demonstrate a synthetically, analytically and persuasively deep understanding of the process of marketing and strategic analysis.

Deploy analytical tools of strategic and marketing management in relation to both the external and internal environments of organisations to synthesise, evaluate and develop appropriate strategic and marketing options in a complex environment.

Specialized Modules:


Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (30 credits)

Managing creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and change are essential to successful performance in the context of increasing demands and fierce competition faced by organisations in the twenty-first century. This module provides an opportunity for you to explore how these processes might effectively be promoted across organisations regardless of size and sector from initial business start-up through to large multinational corporations.

Project Management (30 credits)

Demonstrate a critical appreciation of project management theory and methodologies with an in depth knowledge of project management tools and techniques to define, plan and deliver successful projects in your industry/business area. You will use and analyse de facto standard Project Management methodologies, including PRINCE2, PMBoK and Agile, along with the associated tools and techniques, developing key employability skills.



Management Practice (15 credits)

The module will help you transforming the theories learnt in earlier stages of MBA towards employability either by a consulting project or a business or banking simulation.

  • Enhance your transition to the workplace through experiential learning
  • Improve your personal, interpersonal and business skills
  • Develop your awareness of professional working practice and increase your employability

Theory into Practice Project (45 credits)

You should be able to apply a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of the interrelationship of diverse learning in the MBA toolkit to consult or advice clients in financial services.

Further industry preparation for your role


CFA Exam Preparation (Optional):

GBS is known for preparing candidate for investment banking, private equity and hedge funds roles. We recommend you to do CFA Level I when you are working on your postgraduate degree to further deepen your knowledge. The MBA curriculum should also help you to prepare for your CFA exam. We do have limited scholarships for CFA tuition so please always request further information and availability in your Admission stage.


Career Development and Employability:

GBS takes your career very seriously. We start assisting your career opportunities from day 1. You will be having one to one session with your career advisor to identify your strengths and weakness against the top roles you want to achieve after your degree. There are various steps you have to go through:

Customizing your pitch:

In you first term, we will help you customize your CV according to the industry and your preferred role. We will guide you to build your personal brand on social media.

We would assist you with case studies, mock interviews and psychometric tests.


You will be encouraged to be involved in organization team for industry conferences on various topics.


GBS will suggest you to take volunteer role in various finance and investment societies to connect with industry professionals.

Valuation Olympiad:

GBS organizes each year Valuation Olympiad Competition and teams from various parts of world participate in it. You will be invited to participate in it and benchmark yourself against your competition.

Corporate Training:

GBS trains professionals in investment banks, private equities, hedge funds, consulting firms and corporates globally. You might have good chances to meet corporate team and ask for the culture of the firm before you start introducing yourself to these firms.


GBS will push you to develop your extra-curricular skills. You should actively organize and participate on debates to master your communication skills.

Our greatest asset is our alumni network:

We encourage you to participate in alumni networking events in different cities and find mentors who share the common vision with you.


Global Investment Banking Analyst Programme:

GBS together with its Training Consulting Company, Global Banking Training, train employees of investment banks, private equity and hedge funds globally. GBS has created this intense training programme to apply your academic knowledge on real companies to prepare you for your jobs on day 1. The curriculum of the training programme are:

  • Application on London stock exchange (LSE), NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies
  • Global investment banking process and pitch preparation, presentation and writing confidential investment memo and teasers
  • Fundamentals of valuation, trading comparables valuation and Financial Modeling of Trading Comps
  • Discounted Cash Flow valuation (DCF) and Financial Modeling from scratch
  • Determining Transaction Premium (Transaction Comps), Leveraged/Management Buyout (LBO) and Financial Modeling
  • Excel Financial Modeling and valuation of public listed companies by using “Comparable comps” method
  • Excel Financial Modeling and valuation of public listed companies by using “Discounted cash flow” method
  • Excel Financial Modeling and determination of the premium paid by buyer of the business by using “Transaction comps” method
  • Excel Financial Modeling and leveraged buyout of the company by a Private Equity sponsor
  • Board presentation of the investment banking transaction
  • Discussion on frequently asked questions (FAQs) on this topic by Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Private Equity firms
  • References

  • Minimum of 2 academic or industry references

  • Education

  • A bachelor degree or equivalent in your country (certificate + transcripts)

  • English Proficiency

  • CEFR B2 / IELTS -6

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Complete a Statement of Purpose

  • Curriculum

  • Most updated CV

The process


You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £25,000 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. This loan has to be repaid after you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £25,000. For more information please visit

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

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Key Facts

Intakes : September/November/January/March/June/August

Duration : 1 year

Awarding body : 

Location: London, Birmingham or your Corporate Office

Delivery: Weekdays or Weekends or Live Online

Live Online Web-Conferencing

This live Online provides you exactly the same experience as you would receive in the real class.

Upon enrolment you will receive a link to download all necessary software and join our Live Online class.

Through our portal you can join the class which is held in London from anywhere in the world in real time.

Learn in London or from anywhere

All MBA and MSc Courses at GBS are held in our London and Birmingham Campuses, and students must attend classes Live online in GMT Time Zone.

Build an elite career!
Attend the live class from any location.

Our MBA is offered in-house in London and online instructor-led globally.

Switch between group and one-to-one sessions with the lecturer.

Our innovative teaching methods are delivered by experienced lectures

You will be able to see your lecturer and classmates and they will see you.

You will be able to ask and answer questions, demonstrate your work, communicate with your fellow delegates exactly the same way as you would do it in the real class.

Your career development programme will also be held in the Online Portal in a one-to-one mode.

Network with classmate worldwide.

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