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MBA Courses in UK Universities for International Students

An MBA is a major stepping stone for those who intend to advance in their business-related careers. Here are some of the most important advantages of getting an MBA:

  • Establishes your credibility within the industry
  • The skills and knowledge gained can be easily applied across many industries
  • Enhances your awareness of diverse points-of-view on various issues
  • Increases self-discipline, communication skills, time management and self-confidence
  • It positively distinguishes you from other job candidates who are applying for the same position, and expands your job opportunities
  • Increases your income

Studying an MBA in the UK is also an added advantage because you’ll study in a country that is famous for its world-class education, and you’ll get to meet people from different parts of the world.

Here are 10 UK universities you should consider for an MBA programme:

 

When you choose to study here at Birmingham, you’ll benefit from an outstanding education from one of the top 100 universities in the world. You’ll be part of a diverse international community in a vibrant and exciting city, right at the heart of the UK.

MBA Executive

Flexible and practical, the Executive MBA is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, enabling managers across a range of industries and sectors to want to boost their career prospects.

Full-time MBA fees

International: £28,980

International: £21,600 (Online MBA)

Duration

2.5–4.5 years

Requirements

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • Five years work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility. Three years exceptional work experience meeting this criteria will also be considered
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)

University of Southampton

Latest rankings in the three main UK university league tables are:

  • 15th in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021; ranked 1st in the UK for physiotherapy, with a further 14 subjects in the top 10.
  • 17th in The Complete University Guide 2021, 1st for Physiotherapy with 14 additional subject areas in the top 10
  • 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2021, with number one rankings for Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering and 6 of our subject areas in the top 10.

We are measured and ranked as a university on a range of criteria, including: entry standards, student satisfaction, staff to student ratio, expenditure on facilities and resources, research quality, and reputation among employers and academics from other institutions.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University of Southampton will give you the confidence to stand out in the fast-moving business world. You’ll learn to think strategically and gain essential management skills. You’ll graduate with the knowledge to lead people and organisations to face the challenges of sustainability, innovation and change in today’s volatile business environment.

Full-time MBA fees

International: ££26,500

Duration

1 Year

Requirements

  • 3 years’ professional experience of supervising or managing people
  • a 2:2 degree
  • Overall score of 6.5 (IELTS)

Newcastle University

As a Russell Group University ranked in the top 160 universities globally, excellence comes as standard at Newcastle. Our outstanding reputation for high graduate employability and academic excellence makes us a first-choice destination for students from around the globe.
Be inspired by our world-leading research, become part of our vibrant community of change-makers and work with our passionate academics, research staff and students to help make a difference in the world.

Master of Business Administration MBA

MBA course offers you a carefully structured, immersive experience that will empower you to push beyond your boundaries. It is designed to focus on developing the capabilities you need to be competitive and successful in any industry or entrepreneurial venture.

By honing your skills in leadership, critical thinking and communication, you will work to improve your performance. Your Newcastle MBA journey has been carefully designed to provide you with the opportunity to:

  • enhance your self-awareness
  • integrate and apply your learning
  • develop your consulting skills
  • contribute to, and lead, multicultural teams

You will emerge more confident, capable and better equipped to drive change within your organisation and excel in your career.

Full-time MBA fees

UK/EU and International: £24,000

Duration

1 Year

Requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent
  • Exceptional applicants will be considered if you have more relevant work experience and are able to demonstrate significant career progression.
  • Band 6 English Language Requirements

University of East Anglia

Established in 1963 and with teaching space initially for around 1200 students, UEA is now home to 17,000 students. We are ranked in the top 25 in the UK (The Times/Sunday Times 2020 and Complete University Guide 2020), and the World Top 200 Universities (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).

With a founding ethos of interdisciplinary and a strong sense of community we have established an international reputation with our Norwich campus providing high quality academic, social and cultural facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world.

MBA Master of Business Administration

At Norwich Business School we offer a unique and highly relevant programme that will enhance your career while giving you an exceptional educational and life experience.

Study for your MBA at one of the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).

At Norwich Business School we offer a unique and highly relevant programme that will enhance your career while giving you an exceptional educational and life experience.

Full-time MBA fees

International Students: £21,500

Duration

1 Year

Requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years in a managerial, professional, or entrepreneurial role
  • Evidence of proficiency in English

Queen University Belfast

Queen’s is ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014) and has seven subject areas ranked in the top ten including Accounting and Finance, Food Science, Pharmacology and Pharmacy plus further subjects in the top 20 in the UK, including Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Physics.

Queen’s is a member of the prestigious Russell Group along with 23 other top UK Universities.

We place an importance on high quality research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and have unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Master of Business Administration

The MBA challenges you to develop as a leader with the adaptive skills and lateral, entrepreneurial thinking you need to shape your future. Progressing through the program you integrate core management concepts including strategy, marketing, operations, corporate finance, and accounting, whilst the programme also offers you the chance to deepen your knowledge in the emerging areas of business analytics and social innovation. Through a year-long leadership development module you will develop insight and self-awareness required for effective leadership in a global context.

Full-time MBA fees

International Students: £25,000

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Requirements

  • 2.1 Honours degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ full-time, post-graduation employment experience, preferably in a management capacity
  • IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years)
We’re a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

The University is rated 93rd in the world, 16th in the UK and second in Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Experiential learning is at the heart of the Sheffield MBA. Our programme is designed to provide unique learning experiences that maximise the potential of each individual as part of a close-knit community. At Sheffield you are not viewed as a number, but as an ambitious individual with unique attributes ready to take on the challenge of reaching your full potential.

Our MBA programme is diverse and tailored to each student’s journey, individual development needs and career aspirations. Our world-class academics will inspire and challenge you to apply your learning to live organisational issues.

Full-time MBA fees

International Students: £27,150

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 and at least three years’ relevant full-time work experience
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent
The University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since its inception in 1920 and our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.

We lead Wales in research areas critical to economic growth and population well-being including environmental sciences, medicine and social work.

Business Administration, MBA

The course is designed to equip learners with global skills for organising and collaborating, as well as competing, in the private, public and third sectors. We place emphasis on imagining future possibilities – such as hybrid organisational forms, new business practices and responsible consumption trends – to meet the challenges of securing human values in increasingly uncertain times of global transformations.

The MBA aims to open up awareness about the possibilities and limitations of different opportunities for inclusion and change in areas such as creative innovation, organisational hybridity, entrepreneurship and experimentation for graduates to shape the future.

Full-time MBA fees

International Students: £20,000

Duration

1 year full-time

Requirements

  • Three years’ relevant industrial experience
  • Have an undergraduate degree or equivalent with at least a 2:1
  • IELTS or equivalent at 6.5 or greater, with no less than 5.5 in any one element
The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research institutions and a centre of world-class teaching and learning.

A member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities, Liverpool has an annual turnover of £465 million, including £89 million for research.

MBA (The Liverpool MBA)

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited and EQUIS-Accredited.

The MBA programme is ranked amongst the top 100 MBA programmes in the world featuring in The Economist ‘Which MBA?’ top 100 2019 global ranking, and achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

Full-time MBA fees

International Students: £27,000

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Requirements

  • 2:1 Honours degree
  • IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
  • Minimum of 3 years of substantive managerial experience

University of Sussex

We are highly ranked in the UK league tables and over 75% of our research activity is categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Individual highlights of the REF 2014 results include:

  • Sussex History was the highest rated History submission in the UK for the quality of its research outputs
  • 84% of the University’s research impact in Psychology was rated as the top possible grade, 4*
  • Sussex Geography had the most 4*-rated research impact of any Geography submission across the UK.

In a survey by accommodation providers Student Living by Sodexo, Brighton was ranked the happiest city in England for students, with 93% of University of Sussex and University of Brighton students surveyed saying they’re ‘very happy’ with their education and city life.

Master of Business Administration MBA

Become an effective business leader with ideas that matter and the skills to put them into practice. The Sussex MBA is built on four pillars to help you develop the leadership needed in today’s disrupted business environment:

  • digital work – the move to digital technologies and virtual work environments
  • innovation – develop new strategies to adapt to disrupted environments
  • resilience – ensure employee wellbeing and the sustainability of business models
  • policy – lobby and influence policy-makers at local, regional and national levels.

Guided by leading academics and industry experts, you’ll gain a range of management and leadership skills. You’ll develop your critical and strategic thinking, and learn to apply cutting-edge business theory in practice.

Students on our MBA come from all over the world and have experience in a range of industries. This diversity helps open up new ways of thinking. Through teamwork you’ll delve into cross-cutting themes in the world of business.

Full-time MBA fees

International Students: £23,000

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0
  • 3 years management experience
  • 5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component (IELTS)

Northumbria University

Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. We are ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.

Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

MBA

Northumbria’s MBA represents a remarkable opportunity for aspirational professionals. If you are transitioning from a specialist background into senior management, or seeking to ground an existing leadership role with contemporary theory, the MBA will have a transformational impact on your company and on your career.

Full-time MBA fees

International Students: £15,500

Duration

2 years part-time

Requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree
  • 3 years management experience
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component

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