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Could you be bringing more to the table? Become an invaluable asset to your organisation with an MBA from Solent. In-depth study and access to a huge range of experienced mentors will equip you to diagnose, analyse and overcome the ever-changing challenges faced by modern businesses. Before long you’ll be creating the kind of innovative and value-adding strategies that grow businesses and kick-start careers. Just bring ambition - we’ll supply the rest.

We like to think of our MBA programme as an MBA plus. By working with industry bodies, qualification providers and the local business community we’ve managed to pack in a lot of extra value:

  • Gain an additional qualification in project management.
  • Train to use Tableau business analytics software. Master this contemporary approach to business management.
  • Partner with a professional mentor through Solent Futures. Make valuable contacts and plan your career development.

These additional elements blend seamlessly with our core curriculum. Marketing, financial planning, strategy, human resources, leadership, analytics and corporate social responsibility are all studied in detail.

You’ll be guided through your studies by an accomplished teaching team with a suite of specialist and high-level qualifications. These qualifications underpin the team’s long history of work in senior management, corporate governance, consultancy and research. And you won’t just be benefitting from the experience of the core teaching team - their insight is complemented by a packed schedule of respected industry speakers. These guests from industry provide valuable contributions to both unit design and course delivery, ensuring that the MBA retains an up-to-date business focus

You will also take advantage of our close relationships with the business community. Guest speaker programmes, site visits and the completion of work based assignments all combine to help you build your skillset and plan your career development. Professional mentoring and collaborative working help to refine your leadership skills, preparing you for the challenge of steering teams to success.

Another key component of your MBA will be critical debate facilitated by our blogging and discussion forums. These are an integral part of unit delivery and are supported by a modern virtual learning environment. Work like this is the perfect way to improve your critical thinking – an essential skill in business leadership. 

What does this course lead to?

An MBA can improve prospects for a wide range of careers. The curriculum is ideally suited for those who wish to progress to senior management level. It is equally beneficial for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Graduates have found success as:

  • performance managers,
  • employability specialists,
  • researchers,
  • company directors,
  • marketing managers,
  • financial analysts,
  • entrepreneurs,
  • corporate communications managers, and
  • sales directors.

Who is this course for?

Our MBA programme is designed for those who have completed an undergraduate degree with a first or second class honours. Applicants should demonstrate a passion for business and an ambition to pursue a career in this area.

What you will study

Year one

Core units

  • Human Resource Management and Leadership
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Management of Strategy and Organisational Change
  • Personal Development as a Strategic Manager
  • Information and Data Analytics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Research Methods
  • Management Project


All students at Solent benefit from access to comfortable learning spaces. Our new Spark development has created a variety of ultra-modern classrooms and study areas. The two IT resource centres and our 24-hour library ensure that you’ll have the space to study, even at peak times.

Course specific benefits include use of Tableau analytics software, a contemporary approach to business decision making.

Your future

Graduates will be well prepared for executive, management or governance roles within any sector.

Suitable specialisms include:

  • marketing,
  • account management,
  • buying and purchasing,
  • production,
  • works and maintenance management,
  • personnel and recruitment,
  • retail management.

Guest speaker programmes, site visits and the completion of work based assignments all combine to help you build your skillset and plan your career development. Professional mentoring and collaboration with industry help to refine your leadership skills, preparing you for the challenge of steering teams to success. Past students have worked with local inventors, created marketing plans for local businesses and worked on exciting organisational change projects.

Visit the Master of Business Administration (MBA) page on the Solent University website for more details!






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