About Us

About Us

Welcome to Mountbatten!

The Mountbatten Institute's staff and corporate sponsors, in association with the Graduate School of Management and Social Sciences of St Mary's University, Twickenham, and the School of Business at the University of Chester, are committed to furthering the international perspective and prospects of the next generation. A pioneer in the field of work and study abroad programmes, the Institute provides recent graduates and young professionals with the choice of two unique opportunities. We facilitate 12- and 16-month programmes to live, work and study in London or New York and provide an MBA option to spend a semester in Bangkok. Mountbatten alumni advance their careers with:

  • an MBA or Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Practice, or an MA in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Global Business
  • a year of relevant work experience in a world financial capital
  • an international network of friends, colleagues and business managers

Live, Work & Study

Mountbatten provides living arrangements in London and New York, work placement, monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, visa assistance and support throughout, so that participants can focus on getting the most out of their experience in London and New York. For those who complete their MBA in Bangkok, Mountbatten provides additional accommodation and support services.

London Students

Options

Whether candidates choose the MBA, MA or the PGC, the programme begins with a year in London, with a full-time work placement and evening and weekend classes to support their academic study. MBA students complete their degree with a semester of fieldwork experience in Bangkok.

Regional Centres

  • North American Regional Office, New York, United States
  • European Regional Office, London, United Kingdom
  • Asia/Pacific Regional Offices in Bangkok, Thailand and New Delhi, India

Our History

Founded in New York in 1984, the organisation was named in honour of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma, a senior member of the British Royal Family. After a distinguished career in public service Lord Mountbatten became deeply involved in international education, particularly student exchange and international study. His elder daughter, Lady Patricia, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, is our Patron. Although she is not involved in the day-to-day affairs of the Institute, she does lend considerable support and encouragement to our efforts.

Lady Mountbatten

Our Patron, The Countess Mountbatten of Burma, greets Mountbatten programme participants in London in 2007.