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Top Universities to study International Business in London



SiΓ’n Rees-Jones

Head of Partnerships - St Mary’s University, London


John Kouraklis

Programme Lead - Postgraduate Business - St Mary’s University, London

Did you know the salary of a business graduate in London is up to a mighty 50 lakh p.a.? With top recruiters like AstraZeneca, Unilever, Diageo, Cognizant, HSBC, Rio Tinto and many more, the UK is the quintessential playground for accomplished business graduates. Learn how International Business Management in London can help you secure top management positions in strategic departments. 

Talk to representatives from St. Mary’s University London and put a seal on your decision to study IBM in the UK.


Talking Points of the webinar: 


1. MBA vs. MSc. International Business Management

2. Cost & Criteria for MSc. IBM 

3. Program Structure & Intakes

4. Management Careers after IBM in London

5. Scholarships and Financial Aid

6. Student life in London



This Webinar discusses studying international business in London, focusing on St Mary's University's offerings and campus. Shehnaaz Qureshi,Manager - University Partnership, upGrad Abroad, welcomes Colleagues from St Mary's University, Sean Rhys Jones (Head of Partnerships) and John (Program Lead), to discuss opportunities for studying international business in London.

- 🏞️ St Mary's University is located in South West London, close to Heathrow Airport, Richmond, and Kingston upon Thames.

- 🌿 The campus is green, with a white Gothic castle, and houses around 6,000 students from 90 countries.

- πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ St Mary's University is ranked in the top five for teaching quality and student satisfaction in the UK.

- πŸš† The university is well-connected to London and Heathrow Airport.

- πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ The campus offers excellent sports facilities, including an Olympic-level gym, running track, and physiotherapy clinic.

- 🏠 Accommodation options include private halls of residence and houses.

- πŸ’Ό Student services include well-being support, academic record management, visa compliance advice, IT support, and career services.

- πŸŽ“ The program discussed is the Master's in International Business Management (IBM), covering core business functions and emphasizing critical thinking and professionalism.

- 🌍 London offers diverse opportunities and skills development for students.

- πŸ™οΈ London requires careful planning due to its size but is manageable.

- 🌐 International and multicultural environment at St. Mary's encourages interactive learning.

- πŸŽ“ Various career prospects after Masters in International Business Management.

- πŸ’· Deposit requirement for visa application is Β£3,000 to Β£5,000.

- πŸ“Š Minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate is 50; for online management program, GPA is 6.

- 🌐 Apply early due to high demand for UK universities.

- πŸŽ“ Intake capacity can accommodate around 20-30 additional students.

- πŸ’° Limited scholarships; automatic consideration for one scholarship.

- πŸš€ MBA degree benefits in the pharmaceutical sector.

- πŸ“œ Information on low-cost certificate scholarship not provided.

- πŸŽ“ Tuition fees lower for pathway program at St. Mary's University.



🌍 International Understanding:

- Lecturers have a deep understanding of different cultures and education systems.

- Support students to achieve their goals and complete their degrees.


πŸ“š Commitment to Learning:

- Students need a minimum level of ability and desire to learn.

- Expectation for students to commit to their studies and take responsibility for their development.


πŸŽ“ Program Structure:

- 12-month program with two academic semesters and a summer period.

- Modules, seminars, and guest lectures with an emphasis on practical work.

- Various forms of assessments, including individual and group assignments and presentations.


🌐 Virtual Learning Environment:

- Access to a virtual learning environment for study materials and guidance.

- Module conveners and collections for module-specific support.


πŸ“… Program Content:

- Semester one: Compulsory and optional modules.

- Semester two: Additional optional modules and a dissertation.

- Emphasis on entrepreneurship and sustainability.


πŸ’Ό Career Support:

- Opportunities to work in various positions, start your own business, or pursue higher degrees.

- Career services to assist with job hunting, interviews, and CV preparation.


πŸŒ† Student Life in London:

- Personal relationships with faculty due to smaller university size.

- Lecturers with industry experience.

- Opportunities for cultural enrichment and networking in London.

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