Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Our innovative MBA programme offers an exciting and well balanced integrated curriculum that places a large emphasis on the application of knowledge in the organisational setting. You explore topics such as the sustainable organisation, entrepreneurial leadership, global strategy and current issues in business and society.


In a complex economic climate, there is an ever-increasing demand for reflective, entrepreneurial and responsible business leaders with the necessary skills, understanding and acumen to tackle the difficult challenges facing organisations of all sizes.

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 to your organisation and society more generally by leading at a strategic level, this is the course for you.On completion of the MBA programme you will:

  • think and act entrepreneurially to lead through uncertain and rapidly changing conditions in the global business environment
  • be a responsible leader able to work with a diverse range of teams, in a variety of cultural contexts
  • be international in your outlook and understand the challenges and opportunities the global business environment presents businesses
  • have a deep understanding of the functions of business and appreciate the importance of functional collaboration to achieve organisational goals
  • be a self-reflective practitioner with acute awareness of your self-identity and values
  • understand the importance of the role of business in society.
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

  • Current Issues in Business and Society 
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership 
  • Global strategy: Challenges and Choices 
  • Leading Yourself and Others 
  • MBA Dissertation 
  • The Sustainable Organisation 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Average part-time duration 24 months
            • Intensity Flexible
            • Part-time variant
          • Credits
            180 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You need the following IELTS score:

          • 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.

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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: Lower Second Class

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

          You must be an honours graduate of any discipline, with a minimum of a 2.2 obtained from a recognised University. You must also have a minimum of two years, graduate level, full time work experience in a relevant role

          You may still be considered for entry if you do not meet these criteria if you have significant management experience and/or a record of achievement in business and leadership.

          Given the work-based approach to assessment that underpins this programme, there is an expectation that applicants are currently/have been employed and will be able to refer to their roles and their organisations in the completion of their assessments.

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          • You are considered ineligible for admission
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          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            14300 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            10250 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 10250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
          • £13,350 (£6,675 per annum over 2 years) for a 2 year Master of Business Administration (MBA)

          Living costs for Middlesbrough

          • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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