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MBA Business Administration (Masters Stage)


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What is MBA Business Administration (Masters Stage) MBA?

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

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Jul 2021 Distance Learning £4,000 £5,100
Jul 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester £4,000 £5,100
Sep 2021 Distance Learning £4,125 £5,100
Sep 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester £4,125 £5,100
Nov 2021 Distance Learning £4,125 £5,100
Nov 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester £4,125 £5,100
Jan 2022 Distance Learning £4,125 £5,100
Jan 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester £4,125 £5,100
Mar 2022 Distance Learning £4,125 £5,100
Mar 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester £4,125 £5,100
Apr 2022 Distance Learning £4,125 £5,100
Jul 2022 Distance Learning £4,125 £5,100
Jul 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester £4,125 £5,100
Sep 2022 Distance Learning
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester
Nov 2022 Distance Learning
Nov 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester
Jan 2023 Distance Learning
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester
Mar 2023 Distance Learning
Mar 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester
Jul 2023 Distance Learning
Jul 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • strategic management
  • consultancy
  • human resources
  • business ownership.

Industry links

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

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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