Designed for professionals who wish to progress in their career, our part-time MBA will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking employers are looking for from their senior management.
Case studies and professional work-based projects will enable you to practically apply your new skills to the benefit of employers. Guest speakers, industry visits and attending core modules will provide you with a wider perspective and exposure to different cultures as experiences are shared.
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you will graduate with a degree as well as the CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnerships with professional associations ensure the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.
The course is flexible so you can choose to study via a combination of evening classes and weekly blocks, depending on your specific needs.
Part-time study allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learnt during the course to your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.
It is possible to complete the program in one year, but most students spread the workload over three years. Should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. This course has multiple start dates throughout the year.
You can start your part-time MBA in January or September, sharing core modules with managers from all our MBA specialisms. Once you have completed your first core modules you can choose to specialise in Leadership, Knowledge and Inoovation Management or Public Service Management.
You can also choose from a host of optional modules that will allow you to specialise in the areas of management you are most interested in.
Accounting and Performance Management* Developing International Strategic Capabilities Information Systems, Operations and Process Management International Marketing* International Strategy* Management Environments and Economics Managing People and Organisations* Managing Innovation
International study visit:
Your international study visit to a European organisation will take place in the autumn or spring terms.
Option modules (choice of one):
Entrepreneurship: New Business Planning Small Business and Entrepreneurship Social Enterprise: New Business Planning Emerging Financial Markets Game Theory in Finance and Business Political Economy in Europe Financial and Capital Markets Globalisation and International Markets Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Labour Market Analysis Behavioural Economics
* Most MBA modules can be studied in the evening or in weekly blocks. However, the modules marked with an asterisk are only available in weekly blocks.
Careers and employability
An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It takes into account all the major aspects of business.
In a recent study by the Association of MBAs, those surveyed were earning on average, 33% more immediately after their MBA, 92% more 3-5 years later and 151% more 6-10 years after graduation. Both in the short-term and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.
Employers of recent MBA graduates include Total Oil Marine (UK), Fuji Bank (Japan), Price Waterhouse (Beijing), Ericsson (Sweden), Proton Cars (Malaysia), Hewlett Packard (Germany), Microsoft (Mexico) and PepsiCo (India). Sponsors of part-time students include Lloyds TSB, American Express, Police and Fire Services, Health Trusts, the Body Shop, TRANSCO and BOC Edwards.
• Careers Service
As a student you will have access to our Careers Service, including careers counselling sessions, CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business. Read more on our careers service website.
• Careers Counsellor
Christina Keiller is the Business School's Careers Counsellor. Students can speak confidentially with Christina to discuss their plans, have their CV reviewed and prepare for interviews. She works closely with course tutors to ensure that employability is included within academic study.
• Entrepreneurship network
Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship support network. They offer free support for any student or graduate with their business ideas, freelance plan or social enterprise project. Beepurple run events throughout the academic year, designed to equip you with skills that will improve your employability and help you grow a successful business. By taking part in beepurple activities, you will meet like-minded people, hear how other recent graduates have set up their own businesses and gain key enterprise skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.
• Mentoring scheme
Momentum is our award-winning mentoring scheme. It pairs students with professionals who wish to share their experience. Students and their mentors meet regularly to exchange ideas. The scheme helps students to develop new skills and enhance their career prospects.