Our Organisation

About Us


The Mountbatten Institute is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to develop the careers of young professionals through international business programmes in New York and London.

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster international and cross-cultural understanding through experiential education, practical training and residence abroad, and to provide opportunities for personal growth and professional development.

What do we do?

The Mountbatten Institute offers live, work & study programmes in New York and London for foreign nationals. The 12 month programmes include full-time work experience at a partner organisation and academic study.

London / New York

Our partnering organisations include around 60 global top employers such as top-tier investment banks, law firms, media companies, marketing agencies, publishing houses and non-profits. Participants choose to train in the fields of investment banking & finance, marketing & communications, legal & compliance, human resources or business operations.

Trainees choose from one of three academic programmes which they study in evening and weekend classes. Courses include the Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Practice, The Masters in Global Entrepreneurship or the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

On our programmes trainees are supported throughout their time abroad with accommodation, insurance and living allowance so they can focus on their Mountbatten experience.

How do we do it?

The Mountbatten Institute's programmes are completely unique.

London / New York

We are the only J1 Trainee (US) & Tier 5 (UK) visa sponsor of its scope and scale, binding academia with work experience at the world's finest organisations. By offering a practical business training programme underpinned by academic study from 2 accredited British Universities, the Mountbatten Institute has the right to sponsor around 500 trainees in NYC and London per year. There really is no other programme like it.

The reciprocal relationship between the Mountbatten Institute and our corporate partners produce a once-in-a-lifetime, 12 month programme which, since 1984, has yielded lucrative, international employment prospects for its participants and a global talent pipeline for our partners.