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What is an MBA?

An MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) is a postgraduate qualification that focuses on the aspects considered key to running a business. An MBA is both a widely recognised qualification in the business world and an excellent form of management training, focusing on areas such as HR, marketing, accounting and finance to give a fully rounded view of the way a business is run. MBAs are often taken by professionals aiming to broaden their skills and business knowledge. Some executive and higher level managerial agents also undertake MBAs to enhance their career prospects, particularly in the finance and accounting business sectors. 

Types of MBA

There are a variety of different types of MBA to suit a range of professionals...

Full-time MBA

The normal MBA is a two-year programme that runs during term time; students that take this type of qualification are usually professionals who have already gained experience in a business environment.

Part-time MBA

Typically lasting for three or more years, part-time MBAs cater for working professionals by holding classes outside of normal working hours.

Distance learning MBA

Growing in popularity, this type of MBA is completed off-campus; students learn using online course materials and communicate with tutors via email.

Accelerated MBA

The Accelerated MBA is a more intensive version of the Full-time MBA; these courses allow student to graduate more quickly, but involve a greater work load and less time off.

Executive MBA

Also know as an EMBA, the Executive MBA is aimed at business executives and higher level management. It will usually allow students to earn their qualification alongside a full-time job in two years or less.

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