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:
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.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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.
StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:
MBA fee for January 2014 is £18,500 and for September 2014 is £19,500.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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