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MBA Master of Business Administration

Course overview

Start date

January 2018

September 2018

Subject area

Business and Law

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

Our MBA is a dynamic, contemporary and practical course designed to produce the business leaders of the future.

We’re rooted in London’s most exciting region for enterprise, between the major financial institutions of Canary Wharf and pioneering new businesses in Stratford and Shoreditch. We work with these institutions, from Bloomberg to Barclaycard, to bring you cutting-edge insight into the way contemporary businesses are run.

Our course is flexible and accessible, so you can choose to study in the evenings and tailor your course with a number of diverse optional modules.

We’re committed to giving you the most complete and practical education we can so we offer you the chance to undertake a 6-week work placement, visit leading businesses in London, attend major industry conferences, and learn from inspiring guest speakers.

Everything on our MBA is geared towards your career development, ensuring you graduate with a clearer vision of your future; it’s accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, so you can be sure you’re learning the leadership skills that employers really need, and our expert staff have the depth of knowledge to turn your passion and ambition into a realisable goal.

Whether you want to work in senior management, business consultancy, or build your own enterprise, our MBA will give you the skills, inspiration and connections to achieve it.

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk.

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Study in the evening

Learn from active researchers with high level business experience in our specialist MBA suite at University Square Stratford. Our teaching is offered on weekday evenings, to make planning your study around work much easier

Professional experience

Take a 6-week work placement, learn from inspiring guest speakers and work with students from across the globe to gain valuable new perspectives in one of the world’s best cities for business

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Accredited

Our MBA is fully accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, so you'll be eligible to become a Chartered Manager and climb the career ladder

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I'm very glad that I chose the path that I did and have the MBA in my back pocket moving forward. UEL's MBA gave me an invaluable depth of knowledge in global business and the roles each department plays within an organisation. Those tools have opened up doors for me globally, and were a factor in the success of me achieving my dream job. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to improve their career path and skills.
Stefan Nielsen , MBA Graduate
MBA Graduate Stefan Nielsen

Entry requirements

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Minimum 2:2 Honours

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

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(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

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Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll study

Students on the full-time MBA International will take two modules in each term.

You'll study the following core modules:

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Operations, Networks, and Partnerships
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Capstone Project

And three of the following optional modules:

  • Managing across Cultures
  • Corporate Governance and Globalisation
  • Bloomberg Trading Game
  • The Changing Public Services Environment
  • Collaboration and Commissioning in Public Services
  • Managing Performance in Public Services

How you'll be assessed

Each module is assessed separately – typically, there are two pieces of assessment for each taught module, so that you will have four assessments to complete in each term. A typical mix could include an examination, two will be group projects, and one will be an individual report. In addition, you will have, depending upon which Option you choose, a further individual or group practical or theoretical research-based assessment.

Course specification

How you'll learn

To make our MBA as accessible as possible, all your teaching will take place on weekday evenings between 6pm and 9pm on Monday to Thursday. Part time students will take two classes a week, while full time students will take four.

Our teaching is rooted in practical, real-world experience – making the most of our extensive links with major organisations based in Canary Wharf and East London, including Bloomberg, Accenture and Barclaycard.

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and workshops, working as part of a team to apply theory to practical matters; from producing business reports, plans and presentations to solving business problems. We use real case studies from our business partners to give you an insight into the issues that major companies have to wrestle with, and how they solve them.

To ensure your understanding of business is fully up-to-date, we invite representatives from organisations like Barclaycard to come and deliver guest lectures and seminars. We also organise trips to leading businesses, where you can meet experts in their working environment, and attend conferences organised by the university.

Our teaching is always innovative, fresh and rooted in contemporary topics – we work closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to deliver joint events and workshops that explore topical issues, and honour our commitment to civic engagement by holding workshops with Business in the Community (BITC) to help you see how businesses can have a positive impact on their local communities.

At postgraduate level you will be expected to put in a great deal of independent study – but you won’t be left on your own. Our experienced staff will provide support and supervision and you’ll be provided with a wealth of learning materials and access to business databases alongside our virtual learning environment.

We also encourage and support students to obtain work experience or an internship while on the course.

What you'll learn

During this intensive course you will study eight core modules to cover the main business disciplines. 

These are: Accounting and Finance for Managers; Managing and Leading People; Operations, Networks, and Partnerships; Corporate Social Responsibility; Marketing in the Digital Age; Strategic Leadership; Professional Development; Capstone Project.

But our MBA is about much more than the subject-specific information and knowledge you’ll be expected to learn; you will also learn a lot about yourself and develop a wide range of skills and qualities during your time at the University of East London.

Our MBA will enhance your ability to think and act strategically and creatively, as you will be better placed to identify and evaluate ways to solve business problems.

You will enhance your problem-solving and decision-making ability in general, as you learn to research and analyse information in new ways.

And you will learn to work productively as part of a team, improving your personal effectiveness and ability to make decisive contributions to business issues.

Your future career

The business magazine, Forbes, has calculated that successful MBA graduates pay back the cost of their qualifications within four to five years on average – with lifetime earnings greatly enhanced thanks to the qualification.

Studying for your MBA with us should enhance your employability and earning power and develop your ability to approach business problems in a strategic manner. As part of the course, you’ll study a specialised ‘Professional Development’ module that is specifically designed to help you boost your career prospects and make the most of your MBA in the employment market.

Employers see candidates with an MBA as potentially more effective and therefore valuable as they examine at business issues with a fresh pair of eyes. And with our help you will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that will benefit you through your entire career.

MBAs are welcome in any sector anywhere in the world, and the course’s accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute will enhance your employability even further.

You will also be able to take advantage of the worldwide MBA Alumni Network, and our dedicated MBA career service.

The qualification will enable you to go into any sector, anywhere in the world. Or if you have your own business idea and want to start up a company of your own, the knowledge, skills and qualities you develop on the entrepreneurship module will really help – and you can receive support from the university to assist your entrepreneurial ambitions.


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