MBA in International Business & Finance


The Postgraduate programme, MBA International Business and Finance is being developed to cater to the large demand for a qualification that focuses on Accounting and Finance within the International Business environment. The shortage of qualified students in the region possessing a qualification that encompasses both business and finance knowledge and skills has created a vacuum in the market. This internationally respected degree has been redesigned to reflect the evolving nature of business and the global challenges facing business leaders. It focuses on developing strategic analytical skills, business intuition, and enquiring and adaptive thinking. Market research has demonstrated solid demand for students to be able to achieve both an academic qualification and gain professional exemptions. The MBA in International Business and Finance will qualify students for exemptions in ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), allow them to qualify professional qualifications along with the Course.

About UWS

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of the country's largest modern universities, and aims to have a transformational influence on economic, social and cultural development, both in the West of Scotland, and beyond. The University occupies an integral position within Scotland's proud tradition of excellence in education. Offering career-focused and vocationally-relevant qualifications, UWS graduates are equipped with the relevant skills to make an immediate contribution to industry, business, public, and third- sector Organizations. The University provides relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research. UWS offers Bachelors, Masters and Research degree options, as well as B2B opportunities.

MBA IBF Course Over view

ISC is proud to offer an intensive 2 years, validated by UWS, providing graduates with an ensured pathway into Business and Finance

The MBA programme also covers the ACCA and CIMA curriculums. Due to its intensity and the pre-requisites of having a Commerce or Business Management Degree or having completed the Bridging Modules, maximum exemptions for CIMA and ACCA can be granted. At the end of the first year of the MBA 11 examination exemptions from CIMA and 9 examination exemptions from ACCA are received.

No other MBA in India offers maximum exemptions plus UK validation from a government funded university, so the choice is clear!


The MBA is accredited by both ACCA and CIMA for maximum exemptions at the end of 2nd year- a world 1st. 9 exemptions are granted for ACCA and 12 for CIMA. The Second Year of the Program in India is covering ACCA Professional Level and CIMA Strategic Level Papers, it enables the students to Qualify ACCA/CIMA along with the MBA.

  • ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - 9 Exemptions and 5 Exams to Qualify (Professional Level Papers)
  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - 10 Exemptions (Cert Level, Operational and Managerial OTQs) and 6 Exams to Qualify (Operational Case Study, Management Case Study, Strategic OTQs and Strategic Case Study)
  • IFA - Institute of Financial Accountants - Direct Entry in to Associate Membership; Automatic Progression to Fellow Membership based on the Work Experience
  • IPA - Institute of Public Accountants - Direct Entry in to Associate Membership; Automatic Progression to Fellow Membership based on the Work Experience
  • CMI- Chartered Management Institute - Direct Entry in to Affiliate Membership; Automatic Progression to Fellow Membership based on the Work Experience
  • AAT-The Association of Accounting Technicians. - Direct Entry in to Associate Membership (Yet to be Fully Approved)
  • CPA Australia - Certified Public Accountant- Direct Entry to Associate Membership and 6 Exams to Qualify for Professional Membership
  • ICAEW - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales- 8 Exemptions and 7 Exams to Qualify
  • CIPFA-The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy - 8 exemptions and 4 Exams to Qualify
  • AIA- The Association of Public Accountants - 10 Exemptions and 6 Exams to Qualify
Career Opportunities

As a UK validated and double accredited MBA even students without prior business background will be able to easily gain corporate employment upon graduation. Indian School of Commerce has signed up with many prominent Indian companies to ensure that students receive appropriate work experience through a placement programme. This guarantees that we produce students not just with a paper qualification but career ready graduates with an academic qualification, professional qualification and work experience. Students can explore all the Career Opportunities with ACCA/CIMA Employers too.

Entry Requirements

UG degree in Commerce or Business Management with Finance Specialisation. Either of these are still subject to the performance Entrance Examination and interview. Graduates not meeting the above criteria may still enter via the Masters Entry Programme consisting of 4 bridging modules introducing the learner to business and finance.

Credit exemptions and advanced entry to Year 2 is open to ACCA/CIMA Qualified and Other IFAC Qualified candidates subject to approval from the Admission Team

MBA Course Modules

Sem - 01

  • Integration of Business Functions
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Financial Reporting in Business
  • Taxation in Business

Sem - 02

  • Performance & Financial Management
  • Audit & Assurance in Business
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Reporting & Finance

Sem - 03

  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Business Reporting & Finance
  • Managing Risk in Business

Sem - 04

  • Business Strategy
  • Analytical Thinking, Creativity & Decision Making
  • Strategic Business Project
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