Global Master of Business Administration (UCA)

A triple-certified MBA that leads to the award of a UK Ofqual regulated Level 7 Diploma, and two MBA degrees from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK; and Rushford Business School, Switzerland respectively.

to 18 Months
90 ECTS (180 UK)
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(Triple Certified Degree)
Key Highlights:
Program Overview

Technology is advancing rapidly, bringing significant changes to businesses, economies, and society. Disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have recently emerged in remarkably short periods, showcasing the need for professionals to adapt quickly and strategically to changing needs of growing businesses and organizations. To thrive in this era, professionals must have the skills, knowledge, and behaviors to analyze the external environment, align internal strategies across functions, demonstrate leadership, and continuously learn and evolve.
The Global MBA program in collaboration with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) is designed for aspiring professionals and leaders who are driven to make a positive impact on the world. By investing in this program, you will gain valuable knowledge, develop self-confidence, and acquire a strategic perspective that will propel your career forward. Our aim is to support you in reaching your full potential so that you can exert a genuine influence wherever you choose to go. Whether you aspire to switch job functions, industries, locations, or simply increase your earning potential, we are here to help you achieve your goals.
To maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world, our focus is on upskilling you to become adaptable, resourceful, and capable of absorbing new information. Strategic leadership, as discussed in Harvard Business Review articles, involves several key aspects, the first of which requires anticipating future changes in the competitive landscape and analyzing shifts in the external environment. A strategic leader is proactive in modifying internal strategies to align with these anticipated changes.

Learning Outcomes:

The following are the learning outcomes of this Global MBA Program:
• Utilize analytical and evaluative techniques to improve skills
• Explore and examine issues and possibilities
• Enhance understanding of managerial, organizational, and environmental matters
• Apply management techniques creatively
• Incorporate information from diverse sources
• Foster problem-solving and creativity to address challenges
• Demonstrate judgment and accountability for decisions and actions
• Develop the capacity to recognize and reflect on personal learning and enhance transferable skills.

Program Information

A unique intensive curriculum designed by experienced professionals to provide both broad-based business and management skills as well as leadership and expertise development to earn a triple award in just 1 year.

Program Curriculum

You will complete this program in two stages.

Stage 1 – Coursework

6 Months, 60 ECTS/120 UK Credits

You will complete the following modules in 6-8 months leading to the award of the UK Level 7 Diploma:

You will be required to choose any two of the following four optional courses:

Stage 2 – Master’s Thesis

6 Months, 30 ECTS/60 UK Credits

In Stage 2 you will be transferred to the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK via the Berlin School of Business & Innovation (BSBI) for the completion of a Master’s Thesis.

Bachelor's degree in any domain.

  • No specific English language test is required.

If you possess a Level 7 Ofqual, UK diploma, you can also be eligible for direct entry into Stage 2 of this program. 

Please select your nationality below to see the fees applicable to you:

Upon completion of the programs, you can anticipate holding various titles, including:

• Manager of Strategic Workforce Planning
• Director of Strategic Planning
• Analyst specializing in Planning
• Leader of Strategic Development and Implementation Teams
• Leader in Product Design
• Chief Operating Officer (COO)
• Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
• Product Lead

And countless other possibilities exist!

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

Online Campus Application Process

Upon completing the full program of 180 UK Credits (90 ECTS) you will receive 3 awards:

  • Global Master of Business Administration (MBA), University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Rushford Business School, Switzerland
  • Ofqual UK regulated Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership.
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The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has also been ranked 13th out of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2023 and ranked no. 7 in the 2023 Guardian League Tables for Business, Management & Marketing. The University is renowned for its excellence in arts, design, and creative education.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years, UCA offers a vibrant and innovative learning environment for aspiring creatives. Key features of UCA include its state-of-the-art facilities, industry connections, and expert faculty who are practicing professionals in their fields. The university emphasizes practical, hands-on learning, enabling students to develop their artistic skills and creative thinking. UCA also fosters a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to explore and experiment across different disciplines.

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England.

As an essential authority in the UK education system, Ofqual ensures that qualifications are valid, reliable, and fair. It sets the standards for exams and assessments, monitors their quality, and works to maintain the integrity and credibility of qualifications. Ofqual plays a crucial role in safeguarding the interests of students, educators, and employers by upholding the quality and consistency of education and qualifications across the country.

Rushford Business School, Switzerland is a pioneer in business and management education offering management education in wide fields such as finance, human resources, marketing, supply chain and operations, sustainable management, entrepreneurship and innovation, clinical research, and other contemporary fields of management.

The school has a large alumni community of working professionals who become mentors of future learners. The school aims to provide quality education at affordable fee and bring in quality partners to enhance the overall mobility and value to its students worldwide.

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Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.