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MBA - Master of Business Administration
Why choose this course?
Business innovation and leadership transformation are the driving forces behind our Kingston Master of Business Administration (MBA). Whether you are looking to advance your career, increase your employability or move internationally, our MBA is the stepping stone towards personal self-development and achieving your individual career goals. At Kingston Business School we believe that professional success is shaped by honing and developing personal capacity and skills, as well as the academic framework of knowledge. On this MBA you will gain core multi-disciplinary knowledge whilst developing your emotional intelligence, critical leadership and management skills. Our MBA focuses on the real-life practical application of new skills, knowledge and approaches in order to transform business opportunities, tackle current problems and address future challenges. We nurture dynamic, open-minded thinking that contests existing systems, perceptions and perspectives. Through live consultancy projects and current business challenges embedded into the course we encourage a ‘big picture' approach in order to drive positive change within complex business functions and global environments.
What you will study
Through the MBA we aim for our students to actively analyse, question, interpret and innovate. This course will prepare you to identify and embrace potential opportunities whilst developing your creative capacities and collaborative approach in order to be successful in different environments. The full-time MBA programme is structured in two parts across 12 months. Teaching takes place on weekday daytime classes with some weekend sessions. You will also attend a summer school in July of each year to study your electives. An optional second year is available to complete a Professional Placement. Our Executive MBA is a part-time programme. It covers the same content at the full-time MBA and is typically completed across two years.
Teaching and assessment
Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).
After you graduate
The Kingston MBA empowers its graduates to advance their careers in a variety of ways, according to the individual's career aspirations. Many of our alumni use the knowledge gained from the Kingston MBA to help them operate more effectively at a higher level of senior management, either within their existing industry, or taking the opportunity to transition into a new role/ sector. Others use these skills to successfully set up their own business, or expand into a consultancy role within an existing firm, or by setting up their own. Some examples of well-known organisations our alumni have worked for include; GSK, AstraZeneca PLC, RBS, Tata Consultancy Services, NHS, Amazon Internet Services PVT Ltd, Occidental Petroleum, MS Amlin, SberBank, BTS Telecom, Deloitte Digital, EY.... to name but a few. The types of role our alumni have held following the MBA vary greatly according to the individual's experiences and area of expertise. A selection of positions held by Kingston MBA alumni include: director of technical sales, finance director, head of brand marketing & acquisition, CEO, head of operations, CTO, regional business manager, director of services, chief operating officer, IT business relationship manager, and group chief executive officer.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Students need a first degree or recognised equivalent from a professional body. We also consider applications from individuals with considerable management experience but no first degree. Minimum of three years' relevant work experience for the full-time programme or five years' managerial experience for the executive programme. Very proficient written and spoken English.
Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more