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Master of Business Administration

Developed in response to the needs of businesses, this course has been carefully tailored to take your career to the next level. Learn how to operate as a global leader who understands the business ecosystem in an increasingly volatile environment.

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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Why study Master of Business Administration at BU? 

  • Benefit from a holistic learning experience as this course brings isolated topics together in a collaborative and integrated way 
  • Learn to support businesses sustainably, inclusively and responsibly
  • There’s a clear focus on your professional development, along with the chance to develop future networks that can benefit your business and your career
  • Choose to take an optional 30-week work placement to enhance your employability and put into practice taught elements of this course 
  • Take opportunities to attend professional meetings and conferences to work with staff on their research  
  • Advance your leadership and managerial skills through a series of masterclasses, guest lectures from industry speakers, case studies and consultancy work with real business clients.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditations

The accrediting bodies on this course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the BU Business School experience. 

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is a hallmark of excellence that has been awarded to fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. 
  • Gain a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification in addition to your bachelor's degree 
  • Accredited by the Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM), upon successful completion of your degree, you will be able to obtain the IDM Certificate in Digital and Data-Driven Marketing. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time; 2 years full-time with an optional 30-week placement

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Institute of Data & Marketing and The Chartered Management Institute

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject and a minimum of two years relevant work experience. For more information see our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

The MBA is made up of five core units and option units and a consultancy or research project. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 296kb)

Your application

Placement

An exciting part of your studies with us is the opportunity to do a minimum 30-week industry placement. This takes place after the taught elements of the course are complete (before the project), and provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and apply the learning that you have achieved through the course.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Entry requirements

Careers

With academic expertise drawn upon from across BU’s Faculties, our MBA is constantly evolving to ensure it remains at the forefront of change and advancement in all sectors. This course provides you with a springboard for developing a managerial career.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

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