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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Description

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) concentrates on developing the skills required to operate at senior levels within an organisation. The course offers an advanced understanding of business administration and incorporates a wide range of disciplines to deliver a comprehensive educational experience.

This programme is distinguished by its international focus, both in course content and student body and have links with institutions around the world, including some of the leading business schools in Europe.

The MBA course seeks to provide a higher level management qualification, building on London South Bank University's twenty year experience of management training and education.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/master-business-administration-mba


Semester 1:
- Managerial economics (20 credits)
- Accounting and finance (20 credits)
- Managing human resources (20 credits)

Semester 2:
- Managing strategy and change (20 credits)
- Marketing management (20 credits)
- Critical management inquiry (20 credits)

- Dissertation, management project (60 credits)

The dissertation is the third stage of the MBA and is equivalent to three modules, it requires students to apply the skills learnt on the programme to practical business problems.


Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build a career in a variety of roles in consulting, marketing, finance and human resource management. In this respect the personal development emphasis on the course reflects the skills demanded for flexible roles in managing across a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes. LSBU has recently been appointed, as one of a small group of universities, to Buying Solutions Pan Government Framework Agreement of study and qualifications in Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA). We are the only London-based university to be approved to deliver both the MPA and MBA awards to government staff on a part-time and executive basis.

Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.

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

Entry Requirements

- A first degree (minimum 2.2) or foreign equivalent.- Level of language proficiency: This requirement applies to those students whose first language is not English: Applicants should have a minimum of IELTS 6.5.

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