Global Business Assignment (GBA)

The Global Business Assignment (GBA) is a unique opportunity to broaden your business experience, grow your global network, apply your skills and explore a new culture. Undertaking one Global Business Assignment is mandatory and you have the opportunity to take a second.

A global outlook


Through a combination of lectures, company visits and debates, experience the way business is conducted in a global market and test your ability to lead across boundaries. Develop a truly global business perspective and make a positive impact on the companies you are working with.


Expand your network


Travel to one of five international locations, working on real business issues alongside students from other degree programmes. Explore the themes of development and globalisation, and develop close working relationships with your host company and peers.



Assignment Theme

Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Creating a future city

Buenos Aires

Managing through crisis


Understanding the drivers of China's continued growth and development

San Francisco

Digital innovations and Disruption

Mexico City

Understanding the business implications of reverse globalisation


Strategic resilience


Explore new sectors


Participating organisations are sourced from a diverse range of industries and have included mining companies, government research organisations, advertising agencies, a retail bank, supermarket chains, security companies, computer manufacturers, a construction firm, a zoo, a radio station and a city council.