MBA Managing International Organisations 2021

MBA stream in Managing International Organisations

Modular | Blended Learning

Learn how to lead in a global environmenty


In our uncertain and rapidly changing world, it is now more important than ever to stay the course, upskill and adapt. This USB programme is designed to help you turn challenges into opportunity – to reinvent yourself, rethink your business ventures and help rebuild the economy. Most importantly, this programme is your opportunity to keep learning.

Why specialise in MIO at MBA level?

You’re a business professional who wants to take on the world and make your impact. To help you continue on your path towards success, USB and the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) have co-designed an MBA with specialist modules in the management of international organisations. The modules and electives focused on this stream are offered during the second year of your MBA in the Blended Learning format.

Why USB’s MBA?


Our MBA programme has all three major international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA – and maintains a strong student focus with responsible leadership at its core. Whether you’d like to explore multiple business sectors, pursue more senior positions or be your own boss, the MBA is sure to prepare you to make your impact without having to put your career on hold.

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What stands out?



Modular and Blended
(see Flexible Learning Formats below)

International Study

An immersive
learning experience at an overseas business school is included in the MBA fees. 

Joint initiative
of USB and

The stream is
co-presented by
senior UN Leaders.


has all three
major international accreditations.

What will you gain?

The skills to lead successfully in a complex global environment
Leadership and decision-making in international organisations
International sources of finance and development

Insight into important international organisations, such as the United Nations

Who should apply?

  • You work for an international organisation, in private sector, development agency or NGO
  • You are interested in expanding your global lens and cross-border agility
  • You want to fast-track your career within an international organisation
  • You want to transition to working in multinational for-profit organisations
  • You work for the UN and want to enhance your managerial strengths

Flexible learning formats

The MBA stream in MIO is offered in two formats – Blended Learning and Modular. Both formats are perfect for studying while you work, and each is an immersive and unique learning experience.




Choose to start with either the Modular MBA (blocks of classes spread over the year) or Blended Learning MBA (orientation block plus weekly classes online or on campus).


During your specialisation year, you attend one on-campus block at the beginning of the year, followed by Blended Learning classes one afternoon a week, and one on-campus electives block towards the end of the year.

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Blended learning:

Attend class from

anywhere in the


The blended learning format allows you to join the class either via an internet-linked device, or on campus. Online classes are delivered synchronously with on-campus classes.

USB’s high-tech classrooms allow the lecturers to see, in real time, the faces of all the online students portrayed onto a screen or class room wall. This virtual environment enables you to actively participate in classroom discussions – whether you are logging in from an airport in Europe, a boardroom in Africa or your office at home.