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Master of Business Administration MBA

Master of Business Administration MBA

Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to help you develop the strategic thinking skills needed in today’s global economy. The course covers vital skills and knowledge that can be applied in almost any organisation, such as developing awareness of management and leadership practices, developing creative and systematic approaches to underlying business issues, and understanding how business and management practices can be improved. We aim to optimise learning by employing a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, workshops, group tutorials, individual tuition and guest speakers. By tutoring you in strategic thinking skills, the course will give you the opportunity to develop the sought-after analytical and critical competencies that prestigious employers in today’s global economy value so highly.

Course Highlights: This MBA course offers you the chance to join a well-established postgraduate community and study alongside fellow professionals aiming for a senior career in management; Teaching and supervision is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced and well-qualified staff drawn from business and academia; The University’s excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas are freely available for your use; You’ll be given access to a research and study skills module which will assist in your studies. Key Features: This course aims to develop your critical knowledge of organisations, their management and the complex business issues they face. You’ll have the chance to apply research and analysis skills, culminating in a Master’s level dissertation; A Research and Study Skills module is available to all students on the full-time MBA programme; Teaching is conducted by a highly-dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas and close links to business and industry.

Career Opportunities: An MBA is often a route to promotion or a career change. Companies in every industry around the world seek out business and management professionals with an MBA. Every business, from tiny start-ups to large companies, need someone with experience and the necessary education to support common business processes like accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, public relations, sales, and management.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Sales Management and Marketing - Core
Dissertation II - Core
Change Management - Core
Strategic Management - Core
Leadership and Management - Core
Research Methods - Core
Human Resource Management - Core
Financial Management and Decision Making - Core
Research and Study Skills - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK Honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. We will consider their application if they don’t possess the above qualifications but have substantial managerial experience.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more