MBA Global Business

Study Method 2 years part time (16 months course work + 8 months final research project)
Location NIBM School of Business
Starting 18th February 2024
Investment LKR 1,000,000 (Course fee)
LKR 25,000 (Registration fee)

Payable in 4 installments.
Student loan facilities are available from BOC, NSB & NDB banks. Please contact us to get support with the student loan facilities


Develop the skills you need to join a new generation of strategic business leaders while learning to create, develop and sustainably grow organisations which competitively operate in a global context.

Graduates of this course demonstrate advanced expertise in marketing, finance, human resource management, international business, international trade, project management, strategy and leadership. Learning is very much applied: you’ll get the exposure to practical skills and the world of work, and you’ll graduate as a confident, career-ready individual with real employer appeal in any industry.

The course is available on part-time basis and will suit anyone, from recent graduates to those who have been working for some years.

Why NIBM School of Business?

With a legacy of more than five decades, NIBM School of Business offers a wider range of programmes that prospective students can start at practically any educational level and grow up to the highest levels in business education which also will enable them to reach the highest levels in the organization in any part of the world. The affiliations it holds with leading foreign universities, the recognition it holds from a variety of professional bodies from all over the world, and the reputation it has earned from the industry for producing high-caliber graduates have made the brand name of the NIBM School of Business famous and high-flying.

Launched in 2022, The National Centre for Future Business (NCFB) located in Colombo, functions as the main facility of NIBM School of Business. This is a state-of-the-art central hub for futuristic business education, entrepreneurship development, technology driven industry collaboration, together with business and entrepreneurship research and development.

Global ready

An international outlook with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates with the skills to succeed

Student experience

The support you need in the most futuristic business center

Heart of the city

Easily accessible and is in the heart of Colombo

Course Details

Course information

This MBA in Global Business could be your passport to a global life and a high-flying career in business within an international context. Besides, deepening your existing awareness of the theory and practice of business will help you to develop essential lifelong skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, data analysis, effective communication, leadership, and change management. These will serve you in any business discipline and at any stage of your career.

This course takes a very practical approach to learning, so you’ll have significant exposure to business techniques and their application in the industry. You’ll have a plenty of opportunities to mingle with real employers, to undertake collaborative leadership projects and to work effectively as part of a cross-cultural team.


You’ll study 9 mandatory modules and your choice of 3 optional modules, including a special project in your final term. You can tailor your studies to your future career ambitions by exploring these subjects from the perspective of a start-up, an SME or a large sector-leading enterprise. Whatever you choose, you’ll advance your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, data analysis, effective communication, leadership and management. All modules are mandatory, unless otherwise mentioned.

Core Modules

  • Leadership: Towards Mastery of Leading Self & Global Cultures
  • Marketing in a Global Age
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Managerial Finance
  • Leadership: Towards Mastery of Leading Change and inclusivity
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods


Final Project Options

  • Entrepreneurship Business Plan
  • Internship Consulting Project
  • Dissertation


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in a relevant academic discipline of Business is required. Applicants with a degree in another discipline may be admitted after consideration on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Applications from candidates with relevant experience are encouraged and will be considered on an individual basis.

Selection process: 

  • Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed, especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria. Where necessary, a written exercise may be administered to check suitability.
  • When English is not the applicant’s first language, an adequate proficiency in English must be demonstrated. This would normally be a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Fees and Funding

Course feeLKR 1000,000 
Registration feeLKR 25,000 


This course may incur additional costs (all of which are optional) associated with any field trips (local and international), any other opportunities (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.


Career prospects 

  • The way you decide to use your MBA may depend on your requirements. You may have been studying part-time, having remained employed and needing this qualification to be able to progress with your current employer. You might want a complete change of career direction, or you may have embarked on the course immediately after your undergraduate studies. Whatever your reason, you’ll be well-equipped – and impressively qualified – to pursue the business career of your choice, regardless of industry or sector.
  • You will have expertise in strategy, marketing, leadership, finance, global human resource management, international business, internal trade, and project management – all within an international context. In terms of invaluable ‘soft’ skills, you’ll possess well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are all in demand from employers in private, public, and third-sector organisations around the world.

Where our graduates work

  • The wide-ranging content of this MBA offers considerable flexibility:  to specialise in one of the management disciplines or to take an overview of them all.
  • You might choose to work in industry or the service sector – particularly the increasingly important knowledge economy. You might decide to go into consultancy, joining a leading global firm or a more ‘niche’ business specialising in a particular sector or management function.
  • Your MBA from Coventry University London offers a superb opportunity to develop a successful career which could lead to executive, board-level or partnership opportunities. Some of our students have successfully set up their own businesses, supported by our entrepreneurship modules and enterprise team.

Contact an Advisor

NIBM School of Business,
Castle Street,
Colombo 08.
011 792 7000