Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Programme Summary

This Master of Business Administration (MBA) course aims to accelerate your promotion to well-paid positions of leadership. It prepares you for new opportunities in any organisation, any country, in a range of senior roles.

This full-time MBA builds on your previous business experience and enhances your real-world management capabilities.

You will develop your strategic knowledge, functional competence and problem-solving ability. You will also learn how to re-apply the best of international management practices.

Our course focuses on problem-solving ability and linking theory to real-world challenges. As part of this, we encourage visits to local companies, as well as having guest lecturers who share their practical business experiences.

We understand that your MBA is part of an onward journey. We offer extensive career support to help you gain a rapid return on your investment in yourself – and achieve your personal goals.

Key facts

Fees
UK/EU/Full Time – £13,500
International – £14,500

Start date
January, April, August, October

Duration
1 Year

Learning
On Campus

Course Options
Degree

Year 1

  • Managing and Leading People
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • International Business Environment
  • Global Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Management and Control
  • Information Management
  • MBA Dissertation

Plus choose one optional module from a list that may include the following:

  • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Accounting and Control
  • International HRM
  • International Marketing

Entry requirements

Academic Requirement

  • At least a 2:2 Honours Degree, plus a minimum six months work experience, and you should be able to demonstrate your ability to operate at a managerial level. For candidates with over 5 years’ experience at a managerial level, but without an undergraduate degree, the programme leader will review applicants based upon their suitability for the course.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with no other element below 5.5

You can take our Internal English Test completely free of charge to find out your level of English. If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our Academic English Courses can help you to achieve this level.

Please contact us to find out country-specific entry requirements as below:

•   International country-specific entry requirements
•   EU country-specific entry requirements

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students responsibility.

2017 Applicants

UK and EU students

Full-time fees – £13,500 per year

For full details, please contact us.

International students

Full-time fees – £14,500 per year

For full details, please contact us.

Scholarships

LSB offers a wide range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.

Will an MBA help my career?

An MBA qualification can often lead to promotion, a career change or higher earnings. It is also highly respected around the world, so if you are interested in a global business career then it will be beneficial – particularly as qualifications from UK business schools are so well regarded. It can also help you to further specialise in your current sector, or a different industry that you want to transition into.

MBA Graduates – Career Opportunities

  • Marketing – should you be interested in pursuing a career in marketing an MBA can be a useful tool for progression to Board level. One option could be in Brand management, generating innovative branding strategies that create recognition and loyalty for products around the world. Perhaps a move into advertising would be of interest, leading international advertising campaigns and brand positioning. It could be that you chose to move into market research, finding ways to analyse trends in consumer behaviours.

  • Finance – if you feel that finance is the area you would like to progress there are a variety of options, including roles such as Chief Financial Officer. You may feel that an advisory role in a large investment bank may be the way forward. Opportunities may also lie within accountancy, corporate finance, insurance and risk management.

  • Human Resources (HR) – how do you like the sound of influencing a workforce culture of tens of thousands of employees across numerous countries? The MBA can support those interested in a strategic human resources career particular in fields such as employee relations, learning and development, recruitment and talent management.

  • Manufacturing – an effective supply chain is integral to the movement of goods across the planet. Particularly in the UK, where manufacturing is high up in the nations agenda for economic recovery, your MBA can deliver the skills needed to help companies build on their logistical capabilities as well as manufacturing processes. Ultimately an operations director role may beckon however, post MBA you may consider logistics management, stock control and supply chain management.

  • Accounting – it could be that your intention is to follow a path into Economics, seeking to predict future trends in consumption and trade. Typical career paths may include working for investment banks, accountancy firms or even policy makers within government.

    As well as the sector the type of role after MBA graduation can vary.

    Job Roles for Those with An MBA

  • Consultancy – A consultant will work alongside companies in order to advise ways in which they can improve performance. Traditionally this is the most popular career choice of MBA graduates. Although competition is high salaries can be lucrative with rewards often starting around ?70,000 plus. Relevant recruiting companies may include McKinsey and Co, Bain Capital or The Boston Consulting Group.

    Top Tip – passion for consultancy is the key to getting a role. Ensure you prepare well for interview to convey your confidence in the subject and desire for a role.

  • Management – Management careers for MBA graduates can come in a number of disciplines. The importance of the MBA is that it prepares you for strategic leadership, decision making and how to cope with high level change in an organisation. Roles may be available in most large blue chip companies including Apple, Accenture and Deloitte.

    Top Tip – Utilise the networks you have developed on your MBA programme to find opportunities for work either through lecturers, other candidates and external contacts.

  • Project Manager – A career in project management for MBA graduates can lead to a wide variety of opportunities and roles which may change regularly. These positions may be within the same company or across a number of organisations. Salaries for project management may start from ?60,000 at companies such as HSBC, GE and BAE.

    Top tip – When applying for high level project management roles ensure that you have relevant project manager experience and engage your MBA careers advisors to help articulate your experiences for an interview.

  • Self Employed – You may feel that the MBA programme has inspired you to start your own business. In the past MBA graduates, particularly those with prior work experience, have gone from study to becoming self-employed consultants, portfolio project managers and started a number of entrepreneurial ventures.

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Applicants wishing to study on a course at London School of Business will need to apply directly to the LSB.
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