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MBA Business Administration MBA

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What is MBA Business Administration MBA?

You’ll develop a creative approach to business that leads to true innovation in the business world and helps you to become an outstanding business leader.

Approaching business problems creatively, you’ll develop a skill set for tackling complex issues based on a deep understanding of client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas.

Visiting guest speakers, with a range of specialisms, and the course’s links to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will enhance your knowledge.

Study style

You’ll be assessed through presentations, independent projects, essays and portfolio review, business cases and business venture proposals

Through design thinking and practical exercises that build on theory, you’ll enhance your management and leadership capabilities and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. You’ll benefit from the expertise of committed and research-active teaching staff with excellent academic and business experience.

At the master’s stage, you will complete a dissertation.

The University of Gloucestershire also accredits both the offline and online MBA in Leading Business which has been designed with SMEs in mind. This award is offered through QuoLux

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Entry requirements

    • At least a 2.2 honours degree equivalent in this subject area.

    • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification

    • Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration

    • 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.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Sep 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester £9,850 £15,300
Jan 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester £9,850 £15,300
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • management consultancy roles
  • accounting and finance
  • human resources
  • marketing and operations
  • business ownership
  • programme management.


Industry links

You’ll hear from visiting guest speakers with a range of specialisms and our links to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will enhance your business knowledge for the future.

Professional accreditation and established industry connections

Professional accreditation (CMI) and established industry connections provide you with the competitive edge required in today’s dynamic business environment.

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Develop your skills

Our ‘by Design’ approach brings fresh perspectives and new theories, encouraging learners to develop their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial mind-sets to solve complex business problems.

Students chatting about their business course

Integrated Executive DBA programme

This programme combines the opportunity for senior business executives to attain a professional doctorate by offering a potential progression route from an MBA Master’s Stage Award. Successful completion will mean a dual degree is awarded.

Lecturer Charles Afriye talking to two students

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Gloucestershire Business School is a member of AACSB International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

The Business School at Oxstalls campus

"I am the Chief Technology Officer for Attivo, a chartered financial planning company."

“The lecturers are the MBA’s ‘secret sauce’, they are so supportive. I got married, renovated a house and ran a start-up business all while completing my MBA. Without my fellow students and the tutors, it could have been a very different outcome.

I wouldn’t be where I am today without my MBA. I’ve always had the drive, determination and intelligence – now I have the confidence, knowledge and skills as well.”

Daniel Bridges, former student

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