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Duration: 12/15 months (full-time)|Hope Park|Start month: January & October
International students can apply
Entry Requirements
Teaching & Research


You will develop an enquiring approach to problems and learn how business management theories can be applied to produce practical and successful solutions. IMBA graduates go on to become executives, senior managers, or directors in both private and public sector organizations all over the world. The International MBA (IMBA) is Liverpool Hope Business School’s flagship postgraduate degree. The IMBA will equip you with the skills to adapt to a fast-changing global business environment. The programme is relevant for students from all over the world (including the European Union) who wish to obtain a professional qualification that takes account of cultural differences in an increasingly global business market.

Liverpool Hope’s IMBA reflects the ever-changing business environment where international management, entrepreneurship, sustainability and social enterprise are taking the lead. The IMBA offers an internationally-focused curriculum, opportunities for work placements and consultancy projects, industry interaction and new executive training.

The International MBA is full-time course, 35 hours per week which includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, and independent study. There are two intakes a year, in September and January. The course duration is normally 12 months for September intake and 13-15 months for January intake.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit the International section of our website.

Curriculum Overview

The course combines academic and practical courses (modules), consisting of 12 taught modules (compulsory and electives), plus an additional work-based module (consultancy project), totalling 180 credits. You will be assessed for each module. Assessment methods may include practical coursework, essays, reflective reports, presentations and examinations.

Courses October to January - You will study compulsory and elective modules resulting in 75 credits.

  • Management Strategy (compulsory - 15 credits)
  • Human Resources Management (compulsory - 15 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour and Leadership (compulsory - 15 credits)
  • International Operations and Information Management Strategy (compulsory - 15 credits)
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (elective - 15 credits)
  • Knowledge Management (elective – 15 credits)

January to April/May - You will study 5 compulsory modules resulting in 75 credits plus an additional 30 credit consultancy project module. These are:

  • International Finance (compulsory - 15 credits)
  • International Marketing (compulsory - 15 credits)
  • International Business Sustainability and Ethics (compulsory - 15 credits)
  • Research Methods (compulsory - 15 credits)
  • Global and Economic Development (compulsory - 15 credits)

May to September – The Research Phase. Students have two options: they can choose to undertake a Consultancy Project (optional - 30 credits) or conduct a Research Project (optional – 30 credits).

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree a relevant discipline.

Applicants will need at least 2 years managerial/supervisory work experience for entry on to this course.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

International Entry Requirements

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages

Teaching and Research

If you want a first class qualification you need to be in a first class learning environment. One of our international alumni from Pakistan, Mr. Saad Salim, who is now a self-employed Consultant working in Britain, commented: “I graduated successfully with an IMBA from Hope University. It was the greatest learning experience of my life! Staff support, knowledge and experience are first class”.

The IMBA is taught by leading academics at Liverpool Hope Business School who come from a range of disciplines with top international experience. Liverpool Hope Business School team includes leading (and well-published) academics, experienced business consultants and industry experts. You can draw on wide areas of academic scholarship and expertise in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Economic and Social Development, Global Intercultural Leadership, Learning and Organizational Change, International Business and Management, Fair Trade and Sustainable Business Management, Global Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Knowledge Management, Operations and Information Management.


Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2018/19 are:



We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.



If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.



This programme opens up a vast array of career opportunities, as you will develop a broad-ranging knowledge and skills base that can be applied to virtually any organisational setting, both in the public and private sectors, in the UK and overseas. Graduates from this programme may go on to become managers, consultants, senior executives or start up their own businesses. You may also opt for further study by progressing to a PhD.