Step out of your comfort zone and into the Queen's International MBA, which will give you skills for leadership in the demanding global business environment. For both experienced professionals and graduate students eager for a management career, this is the beginning of a challenging and exciting one-year journey.
The International MBA aims to prepare students for leadership and other transformational roles, equipping them with contemporary management tools and strategies to understand, anticipate and adapt strategically to global markets. Students learn about the latest management theories and best practice from leading international academics, and apply these through hands-on business and consulting projects. Students benefit from personalised skills development tailored to transforming each person's career journey.
Queens Management School plays a key role in its progress. For more than 40 years it has been one of the leading business schools in the UK and Ireland. This programme is taught at the Riddel Hall campus and has dedicated facilities and resources for postgraduate students, including new lecture theatres, a postgraduate common room, computer suites, catering and parking on site.
Informal network opportunities: Part of the key to success is learning from each other. Regular lunches and informal breaks with classmates, academics and industry leaders provide that opportunity, along with an intensive Induction session, a residential weekend and trips that complement classroom learning.
This International MBA is a rigorous and exciting one-year journey aimed at graduate students without prior work experience, with experienced professionals also welcome. The programme consists of eight modules (15 CATS each) and a dissertation (60 CATS) in Semester 3. Key features:
Real-world consultancy project option: students can choose a dissertation project tailored to their interests. Students spend five months working with the client organisation to deliver effective solutions. Full training and academic supervision are provided.
Deloitte and PwC consulting challenge: as part of a team students work with partners from Deloitte and PwC to solve practical business challenges incorporating ideas from class, preparing an Executive Board presentation at the end.
Industry master-classes: leaders in their field meet with MBA students, presenting on their area of expertise.
Business networks and associations: students are invited to attend Chief Executive Club and Riddel Hall Founders Club events. Automatic membership of the MBA Association of Ireland grants access to a range of networking opportunities.
Post-MBA entrepreneurship visa: sponsored Graduate Entrepreneurship visas (Tier 1) enable Queen's international students to stay in the UK. Based on successful completion of the course and acceptance of business idea and plan.
Leadership and Skills Development
Integrated career development: one-on-one coaching from a leading industry mentor, personal CV analysis and career advice and interview skills training.
Leadership skills: a year-long programme features training in personal development, participation in high-performing teams, presentation skills, communications and networking strategies. Individual training helps students identify and work on Personal Development challenges.
William J Clinton Leadership Institute: our neighbour at Riddel Hall, Belfast brings world-class facilities, leading academics and industry experts together to deliver a high-end portfolio of executive education and leadership programmes.
Distinguished Leadership programme: guest speakers provide insights into their Leadership journey, tailored to the MBA experience. To view past speakers, please see www.bit.ly/1G2HxLC
A Unique Journey to the MBA
A world-class environment: our International MBA takes place in the beautiful, modernised setting of Riddel Hall. Belfast's cultural backdrop offers an easy base from which to explore Ireland and mainland UK.
Informal network opportunities: regular lunches and coffee breaks with classmates, academics and industry leaders provide opportunities to network and share ideas and expertise. An intensive induction session, a residential weekend and trips that complement classroom learning also feature.
A recognised degree from a top UK university: Queen's is a Russell Group university, committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research.