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Master of Business Administration

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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

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This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation which places us within the top institutions globally for business degrees. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have attained this hallmark of excellence which recognises a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching and student learning.

The Bournemouth MBA is our flagship course designed to enable you to take your career to the next level and to operate as a global leader with realistic appreciation of the business ecosystem.

You will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in business and management, and enhance your understanding of the people behaviour and attitudes, to become an effective, independent and credible leader. Your managerial skills will be enhanced through a series of master-classes, guest lectures from industry speakers, case studies and consultancy work with real business clients.

In addition short internship opportunities are available as part of the course, enabling you to add practical context to your learning experience. You’ll have the opportunity to choose one of several electives before undertaking a consultancy or research project in the final stage.

The Bournemouth MBA is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) which means when you complete your studies you’ll have your MBA qualification and a CMI qualification. You will also receive a complimentary CMI membership for the duration of your qualification with BU. Find out more.

“By being part of such an international university I have developed crosscultural skill that are very important in my current job. This looks good on my CV and has definitely helped me to get my current job.”
Marit van Asten, graduate from the Netherlands, now working for PepsiCo as a supply chain analyst

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), The Chartered Insurance Institute

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelor’s Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject and at least 1 year of relevant work experience. However, applicants with less experience might be invited to interview. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

The MBA is made up of eight units and a consultancy or research project. Seven units from the core programme will be taken by all MBA professionals.

Download the programme specification (pdf 296kb)

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

With academic expertise drawn upon from across BU’s Faculties, our MBA is constantly evolving to ensure it remains at the forefront of change and advancement in all sectors. This course provides you with a springboard for developing a managerial career.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course.

You can find out more about some of the staff that are currently teaching on the course and their research activities below. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes