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MBA Business Administration

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Part time


3 years

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Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course Summary

What is MBA Business Administration MBA?

You’ll develop a creative approach to business that leads to true innovation in the business world and helps you to become an outstanding business leader.

Approaching business problems creatively, you’ll develop a skill set for tackling complex issues based on a deep understanding of client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas.

Visiting guest speakers, with a range of specialisms, and the course’s links to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will enhance your knowledge.

Study style

You’ll be assessed through presentations, independent projects, essays and portfolio review, business cases and business venture proposals

Through design thinking and practical exercises that build on theory, you’ll enhance your management and leadership capabilities and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. You’ll benefit from the expertise of committed and research-active teaching staff with excellent academic and business experience.

At the master’s stage, you will complete a dissertation.

The University of Gloucestershire also accredits both the offline and online MBA in Leading Business which has been designed with SMEs in mind. This award is offered through QuoLux.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • management consultancy roles
  • accounting and finance
  • human resources
  • marketing and operations
  • business ownership
  • programme management.


This module explores innovation and change in organizations using examples drawn from the small business, corporate, co-operative and social enterprise sectors. Learners will experience the process of managing innovation and change through engagement with real world situations faced by organizations in these sectors and by applying the principles of design thinking: generating and taking ideas from inception through to implementation through a design based approach. They will be required to engage actively in class through individual/group presentations and other learning activities, and to conduct high quality action research activities outside.

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Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree equivalent in this subject area. We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification. Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration. Ideally you will have a minimum of two years’ management/supervisory experience; however, applications will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a progressive and research-driven institution with three campuses in the west of England, offering a wide range of options for postgraduate study. The university has built a reputation for teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. It is home to a community of around 1,000 postgraduate students who form a creative and supportive community of learners. Gloucestershire is an outward looking...more

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