MBA Business Administration (Masters stage) (MBA)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

The focus is on strategic integration of human resource management through application via the Dissertation and Supporting Research Methods workshops

Recruiting now for January and March 2018 entry

This Masters Stage Award is ideal if you already hold a Graduate Membership (Postgraduate Diploma equivalent) from the CIPD, or have demonstrated that you meet the knowledge requirements, as in most cases, it allows you direct entry to the Masters stage.

The programme is delivered as a part-taught provision. The focus is on strategic integration of human resource management through application via the Dissertation and Supporting Research Methods workshops.

Whether you have worked in HR for a number of years or have recently moved into HR, and wish to progress into more senior management positions, this course will provide academic coherence and theoretical underpinning to the work you have been undertaking.

Study style

Assessment is 100% coursework

Entry requirements

To study MSc Masters Stage you will need:

  • A pass in a relevant Post Graduate Diploma HR/M/D or possess CIPD PDS/PQS or PAC award
  • In addition, non-native English speakers require an IELT score of 6.5, written 6.0.


Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters Stage Award £3670
Non-EU Students
Masters Stage Award £4500

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.


  • Senior position in Human Resources Management or Development - such as HR Director
  • Senior management
  • Strategic management in Human Resources

Study a course professionally approved by the CIPD

Benefit from our strong links with the CIPD, the leading organisation for human resource professionals and managers of people. Attend regular on-campus events held by the CIPD local branch and gain insight from fellow advanced HR practitioners. Enhance your professional network and aspire to become a Chartered Member or Fellow of the CIPD.

Broaden your learning opportunities

Study alongside like-minded, experienced HR professionals from different commercial backgrounds, sharing your ideas and experience of unique organisational settings. Benefit from this broad international HR community, which can advance your professional practice by adding breadth of perspective to your learning

Combine study with work

With the Postgraduate Diploma, complete your studies part-time in two years with block delivery of one afternoon / evening per week, allowing you to combine studying with work. Gain credit for CIPD modules achieved at other institutions through Accreditation of Prior Learning.

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