Source:UK MBA programmes
'Study an MBA in the UK and you'll give yourself a fantastic advantage in the employment market. An MBA from a leading business school in the UK is highly valued by potential employers and can have a huge impact on your future earning ability.'
You can find hundreds of MBA courses using the ‘Search’ tool on the top right hand side of this website. Simply choose the ‘Courses’ tab, and select MBA as your course category. On the ‘Scholarships’ tab you can also look for financial support too.
The MBA is the most popular master’s programme among international students. At any one time 12,000 students from around the world are studying for an MBA at a UK business school.
Increasing numbers of UK MBA programmes are tailored to particular industries or aspects of management such as financial management, hospitality, sport, international business and marketing.
MBA fairs are held in the UK and worldwide each year. These fairs provide an opportunity to discuss plans and meet representatives from leading business schools. For more details visit the MBA World website.
You can also find information about career opportunities on the Prospects website.
Why study an MBA in the UK?
- The UK is one of the world's leading economies and a member of the G20 group of industrialised nations.
- The Association of MBAs (AMBA) monitors the quality of MBA programmes across the world. A third of the 126 business schools offering courses accredited by the AMBA are located in the UK.
- MBA programmes provide great opportunities to meet influential and inspirational figures in the business world at lectures, seminars, events attended by guest speakers, internships and MBA projects.
- MBA courses are taught by people with real professional business and entrepreneurial experience and expertise. They also have valuable contacts within business sectors and industry.
- Approximately 80 percent of MBA students on full-time programmes in the UK are international students.
UK MBA programmes available to study
Most full-time MBA programmes in the UK run for one year. You'll study the core curriculum subjects of:
- Human resources
- Management information systems
- Quantitative methods
You can also study optional subjects (electives) depending on your interests. Part-time programmes, which last two or three years are also available.
Entry requirements vary in different UK institutions. You will usually need a first degree, as well as business and management experience, so MBA students tend to be at least 25 and may be in their 40s, with considerable experience of senior management. Many institutions also require students to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
The reputation of the business school you choose to study at is an important factor. Ask schools to name the companies that recruit from their MBA programmes and find out what organisations the school's alumni now work for. At schools where the GMAT is used, try to find out the average student's score - this will give you an indication of the quality of the school's MBAs.
You can find hundreds of MBA courses using the ‘Search’ tool on the top right hand side of this website. Simply choose the ‘Courses’ tab, and select MBA as your course category. On the ‘Scholarships’ tab you can look for financial support too.