MBA Business Administration (MBA)

mba student

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

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 and Technology has moved to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our 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 new School of Business and Technology and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

Get MBA Business Administration course updates and hear more about studying with us.

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.

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.


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.

Meet the Lecturer

Discover more about your course by visiting the university to speak with one of our lecturers. Learn about the modules, teaching style and the modes of assessment by speaking to our experts, and get a feel for the facilities you'll be using. Visit our Meet the Lecturer page to find out more and book your place.

CMI Logo

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.


Designed for success

By learning with professionals from different backgrounds you will 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.

Postgraduate lecturer and student

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. Take a look at our guide to the Integrated Executive DBA to find out more.

Keep me updated

Fill in the form below and we'll be in touch with MBA Business Administration updates, upcoming events and everything you need to know about university life.