The Cardiff MBA is designed to help you to develop the knowledge, skills and experience you need to become a successful manager. Its practical outputs will equip you with the insight into business practice you need for your future in a changing global environment.
Studying as part of an international cohort you will build a deeper understanding of the core disciplines in business and management and how they are linked to make businesses work.
The combination of theory and practical application provides you with problem-solving management skills of immediate and enduring value.
The MBA will develop your interpersonal skills, your business intuition, your sense of entrepreneurship and your ability to tackle everyday challenges, within a supportive environment of friendly competition and collaboration.
It will provide you with evidence of personal dedication and commitment, an international orientation, presentation and communication skills and greater confidence in your overall managerial abilities.
You will be part of a community which is committed to delivering social improvement alongside economic development in the world’s first Public Value Business School. You will study at a Business School ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and 6th for research excellence (REF 2014). You will be a student of the only business school in Wales accredited by AACSB international (and one of only 5% worldwide). The Cardiff MBA takes a strong international perspective in all areas.
I chose Cardiff University because it is one of the leading schools in the United Kingdom and it has a high ranking and good reputation in China. Longer term, I want to become a marketing or branding manager in the fashion industry. For this reason I took two postgraduate programmes at Cardiff and I firmly believe they will help me to fulfil my career ambitions.
Sharifah Adlina Syed Abdullah (MSc International Economics, Banking and Finance)
"I have very much enjoyed my course and the facilities (computers, libraries and lecture theatres) in Cardiff Business School are excellent. I have also found the city of Cardiff to be very friendly. The university and the city centre are very close to each other and, to help you feel at home, there is also a range of different foods available, including Asian, Continental, Caribbean and Western. During my time here, I have found a good balance between studying and doing social activities with my two children, husband and friends."
Geraint Harvey (Human Resource Management)
“I initially decided to pursue a taught postgraduate course to enhance my employment potential, but decided to stay on and read for my doctorate because of the encouragement and enthusiasm offered by members of staff at all levels within the School. Cardiff Business School has an enviable reputation, both in the UK and abroad, and the support offered to postgraduate students in the School is exceptional.”
Master's Excellence Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.