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Master of Business Administration MBA


Course Description

Choose Kingston's MBA

Whatever you are currently doing – from working as part of a large international organisation to laying the groundwork for your first business startup – a Kingston MBA will accelerate your career, giving you the cutting-edge tools you need to succeed at a price you can afford. We provide the personal support that gives your career that extra push and makes for a life changing experience.

Accredited by AMBA, the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes.

No exams - you are assessed entirely on your coursework.

Free workshops run by industry experts in addition to the curriculum you have already chosen, plus the chance to extend your coursework in our Bloomberg Trading Room to a full diploma.

Tailor your MBA to your career path with a wide choice of modules and research topics.

High-quality, research-based -informed teaching that gives you the hands-on, practical skills that prepare you for top flight business decisions and help you think creatively.

Study elective modules internationally - study for your main modules in London, then take elective modules in Berlin, India – and Moscow, where our partner has the highest ranked MBA course in Russia; work alongside students from around the world, and join a global alumni network.

Work with a dedicated career coach, experience a mock assessment centre, and get specialist support for your business ideas.

Learn about ethical business: we incorporate sustainability, business ethics and corporate social responsibility into all our modules.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

What will you study?

Teaching takes place in weekday classes throughout one academic year - and weekend teaching is available for some elective modules. You will also spend a week on a field trip in Europe outside the UK, and have the opportunity to study some of your modules in Moscow, on the highest ranked MBA course in Russia. The Kingston MBA allows you to study a wider wide range of topics than you are offered on any other conventional MBA course, specialising in the areas most relevant to your career path.

Assessment

Our assessment methods reflect the skills and experiences you will value the most when you graduate. We will make sure you are thoroughly prepared for your assessments, which include written assignments, discussions, group work, presentations, case studies, role plays and game simulations.

Course structure

The Kingston MBA is a highly flexible programme of study. You need to gain 180 postgraduate credits overall, but you select your modules from a wide range of possibilities. This means you can specialise in the areas that are most relevant to your current and future career.

Your 180 credits break down into separate components:

100 credits. Choose 10 core modules (each worth 10 credits) from the core modules list.
40 credits. Choose four elective modules (each worth 10 credits) from the elective modules list.
40 credits. Your MBA Project – a specialised piece of research and a consulting report (dissertation). This substantial piece of work will be the culmination of all your learning on the MBA. You will have one-to-one supervision for this module and can carry out the project on a topic of your choice.

Elective modules: please note that this list is indicative. Option modules will only be run if enough students wish to study them and therefore not all of these will be run every year.

Core modules

International Business Environment
Leadership and Professional Development
Financial Management
Contemporary Marketing Principles and Practice
Operations Management
Organisations and Management in a Global Context
Strategic Information Systems Management
Responsible Management
Strategic Decision Making
Strategic Execution and Implementation
Management Research Project

Option modules (choose four)

Business Forecasting and Modelling
Change and Creativity
Corporate Finance
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Global Business
Development and Growth of SMEs
International Marketing
Management Consultancy
Operations Strategy
Problem Solving v2.0
Public Service Management
Strategic Project Management
Innovation Financing
Winning and Retaining Customers

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Visit the Master of Business Administration MBA page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First degree or recognised equivalent from a professional body; we also consider applications from individuals with considerable management experience but no first degree; evidence of alternative professional development and achievement; minimum of three years' relevant work experience for the full-time programme or five years' managerial experience for the executive programme; two letters of reference from employers or from an employer and an academic source; very proficient written and spoken English; personal statement (750 words maximum) within application form; interview.

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