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Our unique MBA programme is a transformational experience and aims to develop essential professional and soft skills to nurture leaders of the 21st century. The programme explores and develops all areas of corporate management, with a strong emphasis on the most in-demand skills in business: analytical skills, data management, business intelligence and a wide array of soft skills. The IBS MBA experience is a one-year full-time programme, designed for professionals with 3 to 5 years of work experience.

Our programme first focuses on ‘core skills,’ i.e. the necessary competencies to communicate and collaborate with other stakeholders, to acquire solid organizational, project management and up-to-date financial and analytical skills.

The second part of the programme focuses on ‘functional skills,’ i.e. advanced skills for managing roles in corporate organisations, including data management and business intelligence, customer relationship management and strategic decision-making skills. The programme concludes with a capstone project assessing your newly acquired business acumen and business intelligence skills.

Programme structure

Classes will be offered only in small groups on weekday afternoons over 2 semesters (consisting of 4 months/semester) followed by a Research Tutorial Seminar and a Capstone Project (4 months). The programme lasts 12 months and the degree is conferred by The University of Buckingham only.

Admission Requirements

  • a Bachelor degree in any field of studies,
  • official reference letter(s) of 3-5 years of relevant work experience with CV,
  • motivation letter,
  • passport,
  • sufficient English skills and motivation that we check with an Orientation Interview (conducted via ZOOM after the application fee payment) 

Please note that you will have to present your original BA degree and its English translation when you enroll at IBS before the programme starts!

Tuition Fees

The overall programme fee is EUR 12,400 and there is a one-time registration fee of EUR 900 for non-EU citizens and EUR 25 for express courier. The fee can be paid in two installments.

MBA Scholarship: for GMAT score of at least 650, please see website.