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. Full-time students attend during the day while part-time students attend during the evenings so you can tailor your attendance around your availability.
We’re committed to giving you the most complete and practical education we can so we offer you the chance to 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.
Learn from experts
Learn from active
researchers with high level business experience in our specialist MBA suite at
our Docklands campus.
Have the chance to take a 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
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
What you'll study
We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.
Students on the full-time MBA will take four modules in each term.
You'll study the following core modules:
- Managing Strategy, Operations and Partnerships
- Managing Financial and Human Resources for Sustainable Business Success
- Marketing in the Digital Age and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Business Simulation with Professional Development
- Mental Wealth 4: Mental Wealth and Applied Research
- Applied Business Project
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
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 UEL's superb careers guidance.
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.
Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal