Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
In a challenging and complex economic climate, there is an ever-increasing demand for managers with the requisite skills, understanding and acumen to tackle the difficult demands facing organisations of all sizes. Master of Business Administration is offered by Teesside University.


Our MBA is designed for aspiring leaders or those who want to accelerate their leadership career. Even without any previous direct management experience, our MBA will prepare you for the challenges and dilemmas faced by contemporary organisations by developing your personal and professional leadership skills.

By studying an MBA, you not only gain an internationally renowned qualification but you also develop the necessary skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact in the workplace. If you aspire to make a significant contribution by leading at a strategic level, this is the course for you.

Career opportunities

Typically graduates move into general or senior management and strategic leadership roles, internal consultant/project leadership roles or into external consultancy roles. You build on your existing work experience and skills, and the course enhances your ability to lead and manage change.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Dissertation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Issues in the Global Economy
  • Managing People Through Change
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Marketing Planning
Full-time pathway
  • Business Management Research
  • Cross-cultural Leadership
Part-time pathway
  • Applied Leadership: The Leader Practitioner
  • Management Research
  • Managing Innovations

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

Applicants will normally be managers with at least two years' relevant work experience and have one of the following qualifications:

  • a good honours degree or equivalent
  • a postgraduate qualification
  • a relevant professional qualification.

However, those without an honours degree who have significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.

Direct entry to year 2 may be gained if you have already completed the CMI Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Diploma. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 13000 International
  • GBP 10250 EU/EEA
  • A postgraduate taught degree starting in 2017 costs £4,590 for UK/EU students (that's £510 for 20 credits). This is the full cost of the course, whether you study it full time or part time.
  • An MBA starting in 2017 is £10,250 for UK/EU students.


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