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Master of Business Administration with Placement MBA

Master of Business Administration with Placement MBA

Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary


MBA with Placement is a taught course which incorporates a 12-month work placement, facilitated by the University.

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to apply to undertake a placement to utilise and demonstrate your skills and knowledge in a work environment.

Our dedicated faculty placements team is well-connected with regional and national employers and each year assists students in applying for roles in areas including marketing, human resources, finance, operations and supply-chain positions.

Securing a work placement is a competitive process and we will help you with the selection process from application to interview.

Career ready

An MBA is a challenging qualification which requires significant dedication. Employers recognise its worth, and the value that an MBA-qualified business leader can bring to their organisation.

While you are studying for this course, you will be an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This gives you access to the CMI's support resources and networking opportunities. If you have three or more years' management experience when you graduate, you will be entitled to apply for full membership of the CMI or Chartered status.

Business graduates from Sunderland have secured roles in organisations such as Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


24 months

Start date



Financial Management and Control (15 Credits) - Core
Strategic Management in an International Context (15 Credits) - Core
Professional Management and Leadership Development (30 Credits) - Core
Value Creation in Organisations Managing Operations and Marketing (30 Credits) - Core
MBA Placement Project (60 Credits) - 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

This course is designed to support career acceleration for suitably academically qualified applicants. All levels of practical work/work experience will be considered including applications from candidates with pre-graduation or limited/no work experience post degree who can display that they will benefit from a programme of this type; Relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification. Candidates will be required to attend a short Skype interview as part of the application process. We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.