Masters of Business Administration

Introduction

Courses in business studies are increasingly popular with students from all countries. The master of business administration (MBA) is the most popular business qualification. Joining an MBA program will help you develop management skills, business knowledge, and the ability to analyse complex problems and make strategic decisions.

Valuable insights into the course

  • Duration of ONE Year Only
  • Also available for freshers
  • Recognized World wide
  • UK recognizes 3 yrs graduation
  • Not all MBA requires GMAT scores
  • Gain up to 2 yrs of Post Study Work
  • Entry through various routes
  • Study in one of the worlds leading economies and a financial global hub
  • Monitored by the Association of MBAs(AMBA)
  • Average minimum salary : £50,000

Choosing your MBA program

There are dozens of UK institutions that offer MBA courses and choosing one to apply to can seem like an impossible task. With so many factors to think over, how can you possibly know which course is the best one for you?

One factor to consider is the reputation of the institutions you choose for your future employers will be as interested in where you studied as the fact that you have studied for an MBA at all.

Structure of your MBA program.

The association of MBAs places the programs at accredits into 5 categories: Full time, Part time, distant/open learning, module courses and specialist courses. It provides information about each accredited programs, including whether the institution can deliver it through a local provider in your own country.

The structure of MBA courses varies from institution to institution but you will find that most courses follow a standard format, with three distinct stages.

  • Stage 1 : General (or core) program to give you an introduction to a broad subject area (for e.g., finance, economic, marketing, human resources or business strategy)
  • Stage 2 : Electives where you are able to choose those areas that interest you most these might be drawn from options such as corporate responsibility, innovation, employment relations or entrepreneurship
  • Stage 3 : A project or dissertation, which you will usually base on your original research, and which may be an in company project that you do in conjunction with a work placement.

Cost & Finance

Course vary dramatically between MBA courses, much more than for programs in other subjects areas.

Before you apply for a course, do as much research into both the course and the institution as you can, and make sure they provide everything you are looking for. Ask yourself whether you are interested in a course that focuses on broad basic areas or one that specializes in a specific area. Check whether you chosen institution have links with industry.

Entry Criteria

Entry requirements for individual institutions vary accordingly. There are MBAs which are not AMBA accredited, and also offered from colleges in the UK. There are also alternative entry routes to an MBA programme through DMS programs or Mature entry criteria. Such MBAs are known as Top-up MBA modules and are especially suitable for students with little or no experience past qualification.

Student Statistics

Students on MBA courses have an average age of 26 and 27, although on executive programs aimed at senior management, students ate likely to be in their late 30's; to early 40's. There are about 5 UK students for every international student on MBA courses.

TYPE OF COURSES

QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

TEACHING METHODS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

DURATION

MBA

MBA(Master of Business Administration)

Undergraduate degree or a professional qualification, plus at least 3 years managerial experience

Projects, practical work and business simulations, lectures and seminars

Continuous assessment plus dissertation and examinations

One year(full time); two to three years studied part time

Executive MBA

Executive MBA(Masters of Business Administration)

Undergraduate degree of professional qualification, plus at least 5 year's strategic managerial experience

Projects, practicals work and business simulation, lectures and seminars

Continuous assessment plus dissertation and examinations

One year(full time); 27 months part time

MBA Options Available

General MBA, DMS + MBA Top-up, MBA (International Business), MBA (International Marketing), MBA (Hospitality Management), MBA (Information Management), MBA (Finance), MBA (HRM)

What Next?

Under the recently announced Point Based system, you qualify to apply under the newly introduced Post study Work (PSW) category.

The Post-Study Work sub-category replaces the International Graduates Scheme and the Fresh Talent:working in Scotland scheme. It is for a non-renewable two-year period after which you are expected to transfer to another immigration category. Time spent under the Post-Study Work sub-category does not count towards permanent residence.The English language requirement is waived for Post-Study Work applicants because it is assumed English language proficiency was required to obtained the eligible qualification. Most Post-Study Work migrants are expected to switch from the Student (or Tier 4) category from within the UK, in which case the Maintenance test will only require the migrant to show they have Funds.