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Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course type


Course Summary

This course is a stimulating programme that will result in an internationally recognised qualification and professional award designed to further develop your capability as a highly effective leader. The York St John University MBA aims to recruit a diverse range of students who share a passion for Business Management. Students looking to apply for this course will already hold an MA or MSc in cognate business and/or a management discipline. As a student on this programme you will be studying alongside others who wish to move into or further develop their careers in Business Management, from both EU/UK and other countries around the world. The programme will allow you to reflect on your already-acquired knowledge and experience of the world of work, putting theory into practice in a continuing professional development environment. The MBA is often seen as the pinnacle postgraduate award for business professionals and York Business School provides students with the opportunity to gain an MBA award through the completion of this specially designed conversion programme. York Business School has an excellent track record of supporting work based learners with a committed team of academic and support staff who understand the needs of this type of learner.

Aims: To develop a critical, reflective and integrated understanding of self in the context of business and your own professional practice as a responsible leader/ manager; To utilise opportunities for practical application of key concepts and concerns through individual learning experiences in ‘real world’ practice in the context of working in complex environments, systematically and creatively to improve personal and professional practice. To develop and enhance your skills of lifelong learning and professional development in order to work as a critically reflexive practitioner.

The programme is designed to meet the needs of professional participants with appropriate current or recent work experience who wish to add a level of theory-based understanding to the knowledge they have gained through experience. The programme delivery is based on principles of adult learning - recognising that participants are likely to bring a large amount of experience and knowledge to the group, and can share this with each other. The style of the programme is participative, and resources for learning explicitly include the knowledge, experience and skills of all participants and staff. A key part of the philosophy of the programme is that by bringing together relevant academic theory (about leadership, innovation and change, organisations etc.) and practical experience, you can enhance your deep understanding of these elements, and develop yourself as an individual and as a leader.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This is semester 1 and 2 module. This module is designed to equip students with the ability to systematically evaluate their recent professional development, reflecting upon the impact of their Masters studies on their post-graduation work experience and plan for their future development as strategic leaders and managers using appropriate frameworks and techniques. The aim of this module is to provide graduates with an opportunity to reflect upon how their work experiences have informed and supported development and preparation for further development indicative of critically reflexive managers.

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 will be able to enter the programme directly in accordance with University entry requirements for MBA programmes (a first degree achieved at Class 2:2 or above from an approved university or institution) or possess an equivalent qualification.

University information

York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions. It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011. Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John...more

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