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Course content

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) offers participants with aspirations of a career in business management the opportunity to gain a practitioner-focused MBA, laying the foundations for a critically aware and holistic understanding and experience of business management.

While studying the MBA at York Business School you will be exposed to contemporary thinking in business management and business research. This will be through a series of experiences supported by academic staff who are research active in the field of business management, complemented by a guest speaker programme of business experts and researchers. You will have the opportunity to engage in a live business project.

The York St John MBA aims to recruit a diverse range of students who share a passion for Business Management. As a student on this programme you will be studying alongside others who wish to move into or further develop their careers in Business Management, from both EU/UK and other countries around the world.

Course detail

The MBA programme is built around your need to undertake a programme of development suited to becoming a leader and manager of the future and this involves you in developing a critical appreciation of the issues and complexity around the present and future business environment and the need for strategies of sustainability within the business and society. You will explore the key areas of operation in respect of its people, finance and the operations and information system as well as the opportunity to study the strategic aspects of management. The programme is underpinned by a 30 credit module in which you explore the contemporary issues for business and the value of business research to the understanding of these issues. All these aspects are delivered through engagement and application of the theories to real life practice and case studies as well as developing your own independent piece of business research.

A distinctive element of the MBA programme is the opportunity to gain professional accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) alongside the academic award. The CMI accreditation is optional and is subject to an additional fee to the awarding body, CMI.


The MBA programme consists of core and option modules, plus a research project taught across three phases of learning. The option modules aim to develop your understanding of the management of innovation and creativity in a commercial context.

Most students will register for and complete the MBA programme. Others can choose to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (60 credits) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (120 credits). The programme can be taken either full-time (one year) or part-time (two - five years).

There will be two intakes each year in September and January.


• Environmentally Sustainable Business
• Managing Business Finance
• Human Resource Management
• Leadership & Management Skills
• International Business Strategy (Core)
• Advanced Leadership & Management Skills (Core)
• Managing Operations & Information Systems
• International Trade & Globalisation
• Managing Corporate Reputation
• Global Marketing Leadership
• Managing Innovation & Creative People
• Design in Business
• Dissertation

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:

Other sources of funding

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:

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




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