MBA Business Administration (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MBA)

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Develop the knowledge to become an outstanding, innovative business leader

Recruiting now for January 2018

This course will help you to develop a creative approach to business that leads to true innovation.

Through design thinking and practical exercises that build on theory, you will enhance your management and leadership capabilities. You will benefit from the support and expertise of committed and research-active teaching staff with excellent academic and business experience. Visiting guest speakers with a range of specialisms and the course’s links to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will enhance your knowledge. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are encouraged to draw on their own experience as well as their newly acquired skills and awareness. This contributes to a dynamic learning environment that includes business simulations, innovative problem-solving and blended learning.

Approaching business problems creatively, you will develop a skill set for tackling complex issues based on thoroughly understanding client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas. At the masters’ stage, you can complete a dissertation or business case, or put together a business development plan to reflect your personal career goals.

You will have the opportunity to apply your learning and gain real experience as a consultant working with local businesses, helping them to tackle the challenges they face.

The course will also help you to change your mindset to be an entrepreneur and develop your innovation skills.

  • Leadership by Design
  • Innovation and Change by Design
  • Project Management
  • International Management Project
  • Strategic Management
  • Consultancy Intervention
  • Dissertation

Study style

You will develop your view of leadership and management through teamwork, group interaction, case studies, business simulation and work-based learning and reflection.

Work is assessed through presentations, independent projects, essays and portfolio review, business cases and business venture proposals.

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification
  • Ideally you will have a minimum of two years' management/supervisory experience; however, applications will be considered on an individual basis
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in writing and in any other band) or equivalent
  • Students coming from a Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) Level 7 entry route will be exempted from part of the course.


Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £8800
Postgraduate Diploma £5860
Postgraduate Certificate £2930
Non-EU Students
Masters £14000
Postgraduate Diploma £9340
Postgraduate Certificate £4670

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


This course equips students with the leadership expertise and analytical skills to excel in management and consultancy roles in many areas of business, including accounting and finance, human resources, marketing and operations, and programme management. It’s also suitable for those who wish to run their own business.

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Professional accreditation and established industry connections

Our MBA is accredited by the Charted Management Institute, meaning you will be working towards chartered manager status. You will also benefit from our links with high profile businesses, as well as our programme of supplementary workshops and guest lectures that are delivered by a range of professional experts.


Designed for success

Throughout this masters degree, students are encouraged to combine intuitive and analytical approaches to decision-making. Our ‘by Design’ approach brings fresh perspectives and new theories, encouraging learners to develop their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial mindsets to solve complex business problems.


For entrepreneurs and senior corporate leaders

Our MBA equips students with the skills to become outstanding leaders across a range of sectors and industries, as well as head-up their own businesses. By learning with professionals from different backgrounds you will challenge your current ideas and practices, which will help you become a more adept leader.

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