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Course Description

The MBA at Liverpool Business School provides experienced professionals with the space, and level of contemporary expertise needed to fortify a career on the frontline of executive competition, creativity and commercial acumen.

•Course can be completed over 24 months part-time or 12 months full-time
•September and January start dates available
•Post-experiential MBA designed for participants with at least two years’ work experience
•Delivered partly in blocks and in evenings for extra flexibility and to fit studies around existing commitments
•Teaching informed by proprietary business research and academics’ close links to business
•Customise your learning by choosing a range of option modules to complement and build-on the MBA’s core module set
•The programme is based in Liverpool Business School’s Redmonds Building with dedicated postgraduate study facilities

This MBA has been designed for ambitious graduates and experienced managers, new to Higher Education, with the level of insight required to not only transform their modes of operation, but also that of the business they are in. We welcome applications from those who possess an applied understanding of commercial acumen and the drive to competitively progress into high-salaried positions of senior responsibility.

The programme is aimed at managers and professionals with a minimum of two years’ relevant management experience who wish to develop a portfolio of leadership skills and business competencies. This will be done through the application of frameworks, business models and theories derived from practical business experience, cutting-edge theories and academic texts.

This internationally recognised business qualification can be studied while in employment or as full-time course. As well as stimulating your intellect, the MBA will develop new competencies that will enable you to progress beyond your current position.

The programme's framework is designed around the following key areas of learning:

Within this framework you will learn to apply the management skills and strategic business knowledge required to operate as an effective manager within a modern work environment. This specialist education will equip you with cross-functional abilities and transferable management skills and will ensure that you are making a positive contribution to organisational impact.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Business Environment and Analysis

Enables you to identify and analyse the key elements of the external business environment in which organisations operate

Managing Finance and Information

Provides the tools to interpret and evaluate financial information. The emphasis of the module will be on the use of financial information by managers for effective decision making in a relevant businesses

Managing People and Projects for Success

Develops the application of theory and practice of leadership to your own development as project managers and that of others as managers and leaders in changing organisational contexts

Strategy for Market Performance

Enables you to develop meaningful and effective strategic responses and implementation plans across the entire organisation, after undertaking comprehensive strategic analysis of specific business environments

Service Operations Management

Investigates the strategic, tactical and operational contexts of the management of service processes and operations. The module also evaluates operations management techniques and models to address optimisation and improvement of service operations

Research Methods for Managers

Enables you to plan an investigation into a complex management issue, locate the work within a body of contemporary knowledge and plan how to generate and analyse data to derive supportable conclusions and practical recommendations which can impact management practice


Requires you to produce a dissertation which investigates a complex business issue. You will locate the work within a body of contemporary knowledge, to: generate and analyse data, derive supportable conclusions and make practical and actionable recommendations for the enhancement of current business practice

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

Visit the MBA page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!

Student Profiles

New International Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Am I eligible?Scholarships are available to outstanding international students applying for an undergraduate course, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. International students studying on a distance learning course are not eligible to apply for international scholarships. Scholarships are available to outstanding international students applying for an undergraduate course, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. International students studying on a distance learning course are not eligible to apply for international scholarships. LJMU scholarship information will soon be available online.

Value of Scholarship(s)



These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for undergraduate courses, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.If you are an alumnus of LJMU you are entitled to a 20% fee reduction on our postgraduate programmes.

Application Procedure

LJMU scholarship information will soon be available online.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants who meet the minimum level of industry experience should have or expect to gain a good second class honours degree or above.Applicants with significant experience but who may not be in possession of a first degree are encouraged to apply to study on this programme.Applications to this programme must be supported by TWO references. An IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each subtest) is required for participants for whom English is a second language.

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