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MBA Business Administration (Masters Stage) MBA

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 Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,350 £5,200
Jan 2023 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,350 £5,200
Mar 2023 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,350 £5,200
Mar 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,350 £5,200
Apr 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,350 £5,200
Apr 2023 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,350 £5,200
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,520 £5,525
Sep 2023 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,520 £5,525
Jan 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,520 £5,525
Jan 2024 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,520 £5,525
Mar 2024 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,520 £5,525
Mar 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,520 £5,525
Apr 2024 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) £3,520 £5,525
Apr 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,520 £5,525
Sep 2024 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) TBC TBC
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC
Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC
Jan 2025 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) TBC TBC

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.

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.

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.

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