Global Online MBA (London)

Careers, leadership & professional development

Our careers, leadership and professional development services are tailored to your individual needs and fully integrated into the programme, providing an excellent way to supercharge your career, leadership skills and earning potential. 

As well as a range of webinars and online resources, you'll have access to three different elements of 1-2-1 career support; unlimited career consultations, one leadership coaching session and the option to join our award-winning mentoring programme. Ensuring you leave WBS feeling confident to make your next career move.

And our career services don’t stop when you complete your programme. You'll still be able to access online resources, one career consultation and our Professional Interest Groups for free. You’ll also be able to access additional services on a pay as you go basis. 

12 Average years' experience (2020-22)
2nd In the world for carbon footprint*
4th In the world for sector diversity*

Where do our graduates work?

  • Amazon 
  • American Express
  • ASOS
  • AT&T
  • Barclays
  • Capgemini
  • CAT
  • citigroup
  • E.ON
  • eBay
  • EY
  • GE Healthcare
  • Heineken
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Ikea
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jaguar
  • Kia
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NHS
  • pwc
  • vodafone
  • Virgin Media
  • Volkswagen

*Financial Times' Online MBA ranking 2023

Meet our graduates
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The technology, the faculty, the support services, I couldn't imagine what my career would have looked like without the experiences that I had from WBS."
Andy Cantrell Director,
Distance Learning MBA (2013-15) (now Global Online MBA)
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I'm glad I studied the MBA because I wouldn't be where I am today had I not. I wouldn't know the people that I know. I wouldn't have as well rounded existence as I do and that's inside and outside of work."
Craig Gray Project Manager,
Distance Learning MBA (2015-18) (now Global Online MBA)

Career services included in your MBA fee

Coaching and career development support 

  • Unlimited career consultations with one of our highly-trained CareersPlus experts during the programme. Your sessions can cover typical careers topics such as CV reviews and practice interviews, but can also cover wider career issues such as career clarity and confidence, influence and visibility, politics, emotional wellbeing, redundancy management, strategic networking and tapping into the hidden job market

  • 1 x 1 hour session of leadership coaching with a Leadership Coach drawn from the WBS Coaching Panel. Our Leadersip Coaches are experienced in tackling challenges that you maybe experiencing, such as dealing with setbacks, navigating politics at work, imposter syndrome and much more. You may also extend your coaching relationships by purchasing further sessions

  • Bespoke Leadership & Development workshops, keynotes, panels and networking opportunities, held during your residential weeks, covering how to lead yourself and lead others

  • Skills webinars covering topics such as Salary Negotiation, Presenting to the Board, Managing Workplace Politics, The 2 Hour Job Search, and The First 90 Days.  

Expert insights

  • The Change Maker Series – Practitioner lectures provide an insight into different industries, and the opportunity to network with students on other MBA formats. Previous presenters include: Chris Murray, UK Energy Sector CEO and Chairman of APX3 Ltd; Michael Kerr, Vice President of Aston Martin; Nick Eastwood, CEO of Wasps RFC; Louise Ainsworth, CEO UK of Kantar Millward Brown

  • Embracing Diversity Series – Hear from industry experts sharing how they have successfully addressed the challenges of Embracing, Diversity & Inclusion across industries. Recent guest speakers have been: Director of Card & Payment Transformation - Barclays, CEO & Founder – WeAreTheCity, Founders – The Audax Generation and Group Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion – Valtech

  • Panels – Danny Kerry - Performance & Leadership Consultant, Chris Meeking - CEO, Avtura, Susan Robson - Strategy Director, Women's Engineering Society, David Wetton - Founder & CEO, Spirit in Work, Maya Welford - DE&I Speaker, Podcast Hoster, Pete Lindsay – Co-Founder, Mindflick, Alistair Crawford – Managing Consultant, Orchard Consulting.

Online resources 

  • WBS CareersPlus platform packed with resources covering all aspects of career development  

  • The MBA Careers Guide – an online and interactive bitesize careers course specifically designed for our MBA students  

  • GoinGlobal, access to international careers information  
  • Pay Negotiation video workshop

  • VMock CV preparation platform

  • Business journals and databases such as Business Source Ultimate via the University of Warwick library

  • Plus many more.

Building your network

  • 'Sector Connector' networking events allowing you to explore different sectors or find others within your own sector to share best practice

  • As part of each residential week there will be pre-planned networking sessions with a lecture delivered by a business leader 

  • LinkedIn groups, discussion forums and our Professional Networks form an active part of your learning.

Case competitions

Case competitions are a great opportunity to increase your exposure to leading companies, new sectors, industry specialists and other MBA students from around the world.  

Previous MBA participants have represented WBS in a wide range of case competitions organised by leading business schools including:  

  • The Hult Challenge in London, San Francisco and Dubai

  • The Nespresso Sustainability Challenge 

  • The McKinsey Business Challenge 

  • The RSM Private Equity Challenge 

  • The annual Financial Times MBA Quiz.  

Additional career services

As well as the comprehensive leadership and development programme you’ll experience during your MBA, you can choose to access enhanced services for an additional cost:  

  • Additional Leadership Coaching from our WBS Coaching Panel. You can choose one session for £125, three sessions for £350 or a total of six sessions for £675
  • Access to our award-winning WBS Global Mentoring Programme, which has been accredited by Investors in People (IiP). You’ll be mentored by WBS alum for a period of two years, either during or beyond your studies. The programme costs £345, and allows you to explore career options, workplace dilemmas and professional development challenges with someone who has already experienced similar situations.

Building your network

As part of each residential week there will be pre-planned networking sessions with a lecture delivered by a business leader. 

You will also have access to our LinkedIn groups, discussion forums, professional networks and global alumni network. Our professional networks bring together students, graduates, and our faculty to explore industry practice and the latest research in specific industry areas. You can also join a group local to your home which will get you involved with students and graduates at social and educational events, in person and online, all over the world. 

The networks are set up by alumni and students, for alumni and students, with support and guidance from us. Membership is open to all Warwick alumni and students and there is no restriction on the number of groups you can join. Typical group activities include lectures, seminars and webinars, conferences, business networking, online networking, formal dinners... and of course, having fun! 

Mentoring programme

You will have access to our award-winning, Investors in People (IiP) accredited mentoring programme, workshops, webinars and executive coaching, for a one off fee. Our Global Mentoring Programme is a two year programme designed to offer students and alumni access to a completely unbiased, confidential mentor who is not from their family, place of work or place of study. We carefully match mentors to provide the motivation, confidence, and support to help mentees make their own decisions about future steps with discussions ranging from career planning, goal setting and strategies for changing job functions. To date, we have supported more than 1,200 mentees, mentored by 400 volunteer alumni.

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