Business Administration, MBA

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
Brunel University London ,
The MBA is a flexible programme designed to hone your development and enhance your value as a manager in an increasingly competitive job market. You can use the MBA to provide you with the necessary skills to advance your chosen career or to start or grow your own business.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Brunel MBA is a research-led and applied programme for experienced professionals designed to maximise students' investment in a global executive career.

Whether you want to advance your existing career, move to a new field, or start your own business, the Brunel MBA can give you the tools you need. Every aspect of the programme is practical, fulfilling, integrated and, thanks to our world class teaching and research facilities, always relevant to today’s ever-changing business environment.

The Brunel MBA is a one year full-time or 2 year part-time programme with three specialisation options:

  • General Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Healthcare Management

A part-time MBA is now also available. The Brunel MBA part-time programme is designed to maximise your career impact in the global market over a 2 year study period, without having to take a break from work. Indicative study patterns for the part-time MBA are 12 hours per week over a maximum of three days (with some classes on Saturdays), making the programme an ideal option for full-time working professionals in and around London.

Practical Learning

Brunel MBA students benefit from rigorous corporate exposure designed to build global professional advantage throughtout the programme.

A rich calendar of internal and external events and training allows students to get the most of their MBA by activities such as annual international business tours, visits to companies in the UK, networking with companies on campus, Employee Best Practice Competencies training workshops, Business Games and Simulations, high-profile corporate guest speakers, showcase events to present student work to global companies, on-campus recruitment fairs, and many more.

Programme Structure

  • Operations Management
  • Corporate and Competitive Strategy
  • Business Economics
  • Leading People and Managing Organisations
  • Corporate and Business Finance
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • International Business
  • Business Project and Professional Portfolio
  • Managing for the Future
  • Airline Management, Economics and Ethics
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Managing Service Operations and Change in Healthcare
  • Airport Operations Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • Have a 2:1 (or above) UK Honours degree or international equivalent.

  • Have a minimum of three years' full time work experience at managerial or professional level in managing people, budget or other resources following a degree. It is important for candidates to clarify that they have significant / focused sector experience with responsibility for people, budget or other resources which is supportable by official documentary evidence.

As an example, the list of acceptable job roles and sectors are considered (other managerial positions may be considered on an individual basis and may be subject to interview):

  • IT-based experience: software engineers, analyst/programmers, business analysts, developers

  • any type of programme/project management/advisory role or responsibility

  • Any type of senior administrative or public sector role: this may include team leads, supervisors, directors and equivalent in a range of organisations (from councils, through to charities and NGOs, or even SMEs)

  • Professionally qualified (senior) individuals: healthcare professionals (includes medics, clinicians, GPs, dentists, psychiatrists, nurses), aviation professionals (pilots, air crew, ground handling managers and supervisors, catering managers, suppliers, procurement professionals, cargo managers), engineers (civil engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, aeronautical engineers - all at either chartered or practicing status), local government or public body workers, candidates who hold other professional body qualifications (e.g. any of the chartered institutes or overseas equivalents), military personnel (at NCO or CO level)

  • Significant focused sector experience: always look to see if there is a "trend" of working in a particular sector - has the individual moved within companies in the field, or has been working towards increasingly specialisation for example.

If academic criteria have not been satisfactorily met we may consider (subject to an interview by the MBA Director):

  • If 2:2 and five or more years of required senior managerial or professional level work experience in managing people, budget or other resources - GMAT score of 550 or Brunel MBA Admissions Test essay followed by a telephonic interview

  • If more than ten years of required managerial or professional level work experience in managing people, budget or other resources - Brunel MBA Admissions Test essay followed by a telephonic interview

  • If 2:2 and less than five years of required managerial or professional level work experience in managing people, budget or other resources - LBIC pre-masters qualification.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19500 International
  • GBP 19500 EU/EEA

MBA fee for January 2014 is £18,500 and for September 2014 is £19,500.


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