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MBA (Masters in Business Administration)

Course Description

Our Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is aimed at experienced managers who are working in a position with strategic impact. You may be working in the public or private sector, or be an owner/manager in your own organisation. You may have an undergraduate degree, or equivalent, or a Master’s degree in another discipline. Alternatively, you may have experience in business and wish to complement your experience with a formal business qualification.

If you have a postgraduate certificate or equivalent professional qualification, you may be able to enter directly into the second year of the qualification.

International students may apply to study on our international MBA. Information is available from the International Office.

[[How will this course help me and my organisation?]]

You will have the opportunity to bring real workplace issues to the table, to analyse and find solutions to the challenges you encounter in your own working environment. The course is ‘action based’ which means that in your assignments and dissertation you will apply your learning directly to your work, giving you the opportunity to make real improvements to the business. You will also benefit from developing the ability to objectively challenge the status quo, to critically analyse situations, to reflect on your actions and learning, and to gain confidence in your management and leadership skills.

[[Course Content and Structure]]

You will study the following subjects during your time with us:

[[Year 1]]

Knowledge and Information
Operations Management
Human Resources
Organisation Behaviour

[[Year 2]]

International Business
Organisational Development and Design
Innovation and Enterprise
Analytical Techniques
Research methods

During the second year you will also complete a dissertation for which you will research a real strategic issue within your organisation, implement changes as a result of your research and evaluate the impact of your actions. This is an opportunity to develop your personal skills as well as to add real value to your organisation.

There is an option to complete your dissertation during a third year of study. All dissertation years will involve workshops and individual tutorials.


There are no examinations; a variety of innovative assessment methods are planned to complement traditional assignments and your dissertation. You will deliver presentations both individually and as groups, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your communication and team skills.

Entry Requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree or another qualification of a satisfactory standard for postgraduate admission (eg. Level 6 or equivalent, preferably in a business related course).We will also consider non-graduates with a minimum of three years relevant experience at the appropriately senior level of responsibility. All applicants will be interviewed by the Business School prior to being accepted on the programme.

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