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Business Administration with Professional Placement MBA

Business Administration with Professional Placement MBA

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Full time | Preston Campus | 2 years | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

Business Administration MBA

Course type


Course Summary

Our Master of Business Administration with Professional Placement is a highly respected business management qualification. It’s an intensive two-year programme focusing on leadership and strategic management and this distinguishes it from other master’s programmes.

This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.

Our programme is specifically designed for those wishing to either establish or sustain a successful managerial or professional career in business.

Prior management experience is not an essential requirement for this course, as a professional placement is incorporated into the second year.

If you aren’t able to undertake a placement as part of Year 2, you’ll be required to take a set of alternative modules equating to the necessary credits. This alternative Year 2 would mean the degree title awarded would change to MBA with Work-Based Learning, instead of the MBA with Professional Placement award.

Why study with us

  • Enjoy a professional placement of 6-10 months in the second year of study – you’ll apply for paid positions on a competitive basis to secure a position.
  • You’ll be taught by highly experienced and qualified tutors.
  • Our course is well established and enjoys an excellent reputation amongst employer organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.


Gain an understanding of the strategic management process, its importance to the organisation and critically analyse global trends, positioning them in the context of strategic thinking and change within organisations.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more