MBA Business Administration (MBA)

MBA Business Administration


Achieve your potential

Get new skills and develop existing talents on this highly regarded course.

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Feel comfortable outside of your comfort zone

Test your learning in new environments and professional settings.

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Travel to Europe and take part in an international management project.

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Take part in a team based consultancy project, where you'll support a business to tackle a real life challenge.

CMI - Chartered Management Institute.

Benefit from professional accreditation and established industry connections.

An exceptional place to learn

A superb new facility for studying and networking.

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Real-world practice

Executive education events encourage you to combine theory with practice, benefitting from guest speakers at top level businesses.

Course details

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Course outline

Develop a creative approach to business that leads to true innovation in today’s fast-paced business world and become an outstanding business leader.

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

Visiting guest speakers, with a range of specialisms, and the course’s links to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will enhance your knowledge. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with diverse entrepreneurial experience, contributing to a dynamic learning experience that includes business simulations, problem-solving and blended learning.

Approaching business problems creatively, you will 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. 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

Modules Descriptions
  • Leadership by Design Facilitate organisations to achieve their financial and social aims in a rapidly changing economy
  • Innovation and Change by Design Engage with real-world situations to experience managing innovation and change
  • International Management Project Deepen cultural awareness through a period of immersion in an overseas location
  • Strategic Management Scenario-driven approach to strategic success

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business is based at our state-of-the-art Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the School of Business and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

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Study style

Work is assessed through presentations, independent projects, essays and portfolio review, business cases and business venture proposals

Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.


This course equips students with the leadership expertise and analytical skills to excel in management and consultancy roles in many areas of business, including accounting and finance, human resources, marketing and operations, and programme management. It’s also suitable for those who wish to run their own business.

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

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Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject - 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
  • Students coming from a Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) entry route will be exempted from four modules
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent


Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £9600
Postgraduate Diploma £6000
Postgraduate Certificate £3000
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £15300
Postgraduate Diploma £9550
Postgraduate Certificate £4935

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full-time or part-time study; see also the details of potential extra costs. Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.

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