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MBA (General Management, Aviation Management, Healthcare Management)

Course Description

The MBA Programme from Brunel Business School, Brunel University - London is an intensive MBA designed to maximise students’ investment in a global executive career. The award is available in three specialisations: MBA (General Management), MBA (Healthcare Management) and MBA (Aviation Management).

Full-time study takes place on campus for approximately 30 - 40 hours per week; students will attend the School between Monday to Thursday with occasional Fridays and Saturdays. Part-time study patterns will be approximately 12 hours per week over a maximum of three days, including occasional Saturdays, on campus. Students will participate in lectures, seminars, group work, guest speaker visits, Career Development Classes and Leadership Masterclass Series workshops.

MBA Guided By Cutting-Edge Research

The Brunel MBA is guided by some of the most cutting-edge research which informs the teaching on the programme. Lecturers on the MBA Programme are often researchers in the Brunel six world renowned Research Centres and students have access to this innovative international quality research. Brunel Business School has established longstanding contract research, knowledge transfer Research & Development partnerships with some of the world’s largest corporations, as well as with many innovative SMEs.

MBA Equipped with Global Professional Advantage

The Brunel MBA Students benefit from an intensive corporate exposure designed to build Global Professional Advantage thought their programme. A rich calendar of internal and external events and training allows students to get the most of their MBA by activities such as visits to companies in the UK, high-profile corporate guest speakers, showcase events to present student work to global companies, on-campus recruitment fairs, professional networking events, and many more.

Students also benefit from the strong recognition from employers in the UK and internationally thanks to the research partnerships the University enjoys and have access to the Brunel award winning Placement and Career Centre, enabling student to find placements, internships and continue in their career globally.

Robust Academic Programme

The richness of the Brunel MBA curriculum is based on the key business concepts that can help managers and CEOs alike develop the expertise required to lead and manage in the international business context. The highly commended Leadership MasterClass Series and the Career Development Programme combined with over 500 hours of student-tutor direct (teaching) contact hours successfully maintain the balance between theory and practise and reflect the School’s ambitions for its graduates.

MBA Premium Career Coaching

As part of the MBA students receive advice on all aspects of career planning, including reassessment of their true strengths and weaknesses. This aspect of the MBA programme is invaluable to students who, having worked in managerial roles for a number of years may now wish to evaluate their experience to date and progress their careers into the future.

Brunel Business School

Vibrant, innovative and forward-looking Brunel Business School, located in West London, is one of the largest schools of the Brunel University and home to over 2,200 students and over 100 academic and administrative members of staff and offers a range of programmes covering all the core business and management disciplines at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level.

School Rankings and Accreditations:
• The Brunel MBA is one of a distinguished group of MBA programmes worldwide to have achieved accreditation by The Association of MBAs (AMBA), the leading MBA accreditation body
• Brunel University has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards – the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education for its groundbreaking research


The School is based in a new flagship Eastern Gateway building, which creates a stunning entrance to the University Campus. The £32m building has state of the art facilities with 7000m2 over four floors to house the school’s faculty, students and leading edge research activities.
The building is one of many recent investments of the University Campus which houses 15,000 students on a single campus creating an amazing community on the outskirts of London.

Visit the MBA (General Management, Aviation Management, Healthcare Management) page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

(Student Profile)


1736.jpg After my bachelor’s degree, I worked briefly in personnel before embarking on a lucrative career as a Relationship Manager in banking. After a while, the lack of importance attached to staff began to resonate with me and I decided to return to HR, but I didn’t want to do so without getting a relevant postgraduate degree behind me. As an international student I’ve had to deal with the challenges arising from the differences in culture and teaching styles. Fortunately, the lecturers in Brunel understand these challenges and have been very supportive. Opportunities to learn are not just confined to my degree course. The free language courses on offer at Brunel have enabled me to start learning Mandarin.

(Student Profile)

Simon Nicholson

1740.jpg I’ve aspired to join an MBA course for many years as a formal, structured and well-rounded programme towards a senior manage/director role.

Following appointment as an Operations Director for a small family firm, I recognised that there was a vacuum in my formal business qualifications. I was seeking an opportunity to develop my significant business experience in a positive learning environment where I can share with others of a like mind and varied business experience across different sectors and industries.

After attending an open event at Brunel University, I enquired about the Brunel MBA and I was impressed with the course content and structure, and with the staff presentation and openness. It appeared to me to be a well-structured, open, honest MBA tailored towards students with significant business experience. The opportunities to learn with others, and apply shared knowledge back to the workplace left a lasting impression. The course timetable and geographical location were also reasons that attracted me to the Brunel MBA.

I have now managed to secure a new role and position as Director of Operations at Oxford Instruments, now a FTSE 250 company, which has been enhanced by my MBA experience and study.

I really enjoyed the course and the experiences and knowledge gained so far. Working with other students on the programme has benefited me greatly, and I have built new friendships and network links as a result.


Brunel University International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.For 2013/14 we are please to be able to offer 30 awards, which will comprise of a 15% discount off the cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.

Value of Scholarship(s)



In order to apply for the Brunel International scholarships, applicants must:1.Have applied for a full time course for the 2013/14 academic year at Brunel University and been given an applicant number.
2.Be classed as an international fee paying applicant (students from the EU are not eligible)
3.Not be a current Brunel student, unless they are applying for a course of a higher level (for example you are a final year undergraduate and are applying for a Postgraduate Course)

Application Procedure

Applications can be made from January 2013 and should be made electronically via the Brunel International website.

Further Information



Academic Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in August for courses starting in September and in December for courses starting in January to all students meeting the eligibility criteria. The University will offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. This equates to an average as follows:Home students discount for MSc programmes – £1200
International students discount for MSc programmes – £2025
MBA discount (Home and International) – £2775

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2775


Anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

The Scholarships are automatic as long as the student meets the entry criteria.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Candidates are normally expected to have a good first degree or a recognised professional qualification together with at least three years' postgraduate work at managerial level.

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