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Master of Business Administration

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

This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on continual excellence in all areas.

The Bournemouth MBA is designed to help you take your career to the next level. It will help you to operate as a global leader who understands the business ecosystem in an increasingly volatile environment, and is designed with the practical application of knowledge in mind.

We work in an integrated, collaborative way, bringing together topics that are often taught in isolation at other universities to ensure you benefit from a holistic understanding of how organisations work.

How we do it:

  • We’re committed to helping businesses develop in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and that’s embedded into what we teach and how we teach it.
  • There’s a clear focus your professional development, along with the chance to develop future networks that can benefit your business and your career.
  • You can choose to take an optional 30-week work placement if you are looking to gain work experience in the UK, or considering changing careers.
  • We always have one eye firmly on the future, and have recently introduced a unit that specifically considers what work might look like in a heavily automated environment.

You will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in business and management, and enhance your understanding of the people behaviour and attitudes, to become an effective, independent and credible leader. You will develop soft skills such as emotional intelligence and team working and adopt a responsible and inclusive leadership approach towards the creation of sustainable value for business and society.

Your leadership and managerial skills will be enhanced through a series of master-classes, guest lectures from industry speakers, case studies and consultancy work with real business clients. There are also opportunities to attend professional meetings and conferences to work with staff on their research and in some cases to publish together as well.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

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), The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject and at least 1 year of relevant work experience, however applicants with less experience may be invited to inverview. 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. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

The MBA is made up of eight units and a consultancy or research project. Seven units from the core programme will be taken by all MBA professionals.

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.

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