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MBA Business Administration (Masters Stage) MBA

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Full-time Short
Course length
6 Months
Oxstalls, Gloucester

Course overview

Whether you’ve worked in business for a number of years, or are a specialist and wish to progress into a more senior management position, this course will give you an opportunity to work at a more fundamental level on the issues that matter in business.

Or, as a recent graduate you can enhance your employment prospects. Whatever your level of experience, the MBA (Master’s Stage Award) offers a flexible study route and will allow you to refresh and enhance your management skills and knowledge.

You’ll investigate changing areas of strategy, leadership and management theory and practice, and will be able to confidently apply this knowledge to practical organisational situations.

Study style

You’ll be assessed through an 18,000-word dissertation or project.

The focus is on strategic awareness and problem solving through completing your dissertation. The MBA (Master’s Stage Award) course allows you to top up your existing postgraduate qualification, typically through 6 months full-time study or 12 months part-time study.

The programme is delivered as a part-taught provision with the flexibility to complete the course through distance learning after the initial research methods training.

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Entry requirements

    • Holding a postgraduate diploma (120 credits) or equivalent or relevant industry experience

    • 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.

Course modules


Fees and costs

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Students usually support themselves through a postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive 15% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Start date Location Course code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,780 £5,930
Sep 2024 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,780 £5,930
Jan 2025 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,780 £5,930
Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,780 £5,930
Apr 2025 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,780 £5,930
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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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You will gain a professional accreditation (CMI) and establish a range of industry connections, providing you with the competitive edge required in today’s dynamic business environment.

Graduate career-ready to work in a range of roles across strategic management, consultancy, human resource and business ownership.

Designed for success

By learning with professionals from different backgrounds you’ll challenge your current ideas and practices, which will help you become a more adept leader.

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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.

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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

Push your possible with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in a subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG alumni can benefit from a postgraduate scholarship discount of 15% off tuition fees.

Discover the benefits of studying a master’s degree.

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