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MBA (Master of Business Administration)

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Full time | Swansea Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course type


Course Summary

Swansea Business School (SBS) has delivered its MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme to students from around the world for over 20 years.

This internationally respected, general management qualification enhances the skills and competences of experienced managers and provides a launch into a management career for more recent graduates.

Tourism Management and International Hospitality Management pathways are also available within the MBA.

UWTSD's flexible, modern approach to delivering this well-established and successful qualification gives our MBA students the choice of studying on-campus, online and/or through blended modes (a mix of on-campus and online modules).

Course Overview

The MBA programme covers the general business/management curriculum, with an opportunity to specialise. Pathways in Tourism Management and International Hospitality Management are also available.

All students are encouraged to apply concepts learned, as well as become familiar with theoretical paradigms.

The content will improve students’ potential to manage and lead organisations effectively through the development of abilities and the extension of knowledge, and understanding, of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories. The course delivery integrates practical project work and academic rigour.

This programme is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities through the development of their managerial abilities.

Students can pick and mix from on-campus, full-time and online modules.

There remains an opportunity for the programme to be awarded by the University of Wales.


Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the dissertation. Students on the full-time programme, or who are not currently in employment, may be able to base their projects on companies from the extensive SBS employer network to provide alternatives to work-based assignments.

Career Opportunities

Past students have enhanced their career advancement in the private, public and voluntary/not-for-profit sectors in the UK and overseas.

Full-time students also participate in a programme of organisational visits, workshops and CPD events (in liaison with the Chartered Management Institute) to provide application and networking opportunities. They are also supported in finding appropriate work experience opportunities and in planning and progressing their careers after graduation.

The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways.


Strategic Management (20 Credits) - Core
Marketing Management (20 Credits) - Core
Human Resource Management (20 Credits) - Core
Finance for Business Managers (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applications from individuals of all disciplines are encouraged as long as they hold a degree and/or professional qualifications. We also encourage applications from individuals with professional, leadership and managerial experience who may be admitted onto a master's programme at the discretion of the programme director. Applicants must be over 21 years old and possess one or more of the following: Recognised honours degree (minimum of a 2:2) or equivalent. Professional qualification; The university’s diplomas/certificates in business management. Applicants who are over 25 years old and do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed appropriate. Certain exemptions from taught modules may be considered and will be decided on an individual basis in accordance with UWTSD’s Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning process.

University information

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining...more