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At Brighton we cultivate entrepreneurial thinkers. Designed for professionals who wish to advance their career or to pursue their own business ideas, our MBA programme can be studied in full-time, part-time and block formats. It will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking needed to turn business challenges into opportunities.

Case studies and professional work-based projects will enable you to apply your new skills to the benefit of employers. Guest speakers, industry visits and attending core modules with a mix of full-time, part-time and international students 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 partnership with professional associations ensures the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners. 

Course structure

You can study our MBA or International MBA on a full or part-time basis. On the full-time course you will study eight core modules and one option module. These can be completed in any order. Core modules bring together managers from all of our MBA specialisms, giving you a shared learning experience.


Core modules will introduce you to various aspects of general management.

You will choose from a host of optional modules which will allow you to tailor your qualification to your ambitions.

Core modules

  • Accounting and Performance Management
  • Developing International Strategic and Change Capabilities
  • Information Systems, Operations and Process Management
  • Economics for Management
  • International Strategy
  • Marketing and Communications 
  • Managing Innovation
  • Managing People and Organisations 

International study visit 

Your international study visit to a European organisation will take place in the autumn or spring terms.

Option module subjects include:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Markets
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Strategy

International study visit

Your international study visit to a European organisation gives you the opportunity to develop your international perspective. 

You will experience live case studies and meet senior managers while engaging institutions such as Belfast City Council (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (Epernay, France) and European Commission (Brussels, Belgium).

CMI Strategic Diploma

Graduate with dual awards: an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma

The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards – both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Having the CMI Strategic Diploma as well as an MBA from Brighton makes a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.

The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Our partnership with the CMI helps to keep our courses relevant to the workplace and enhance your employability.

IoD membership

We offer all of our masters students free Institute of Directors (IoD) membership. Membership provides you with access to IoD events, mentoring, forums, crowd funding and work placement opportunities.

The IoD network provides opportunities to learn from director-level business people. These are influential people who can really help develop your career.

The IoD is the UK's longest running organisation for business leaders. It encourages entrepreneurial activity and promotes responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

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- and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.

The University of Brighton has been producing high-quality MBA graduates for over 25 years.

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.

Visit the The Brighton MBA page on the University of Brighton website for more details!




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