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Business Administration (MBA)

1 year (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

Turning theory into practice:

The Cardiff MBA is a truly international programme with practical outputs that will equip you with the insight into business practice you need for your future in a changing global environment.

Special Features

Course Description

The Cardiff MBA is designed to provide its students with a comprehensive background in all aspects of business and management, while also providing an opportunity to focus in on a specialist area of management for those who so wish. All students study twelve compulsory modules which include the core areas of Strategic Management, Organisational Behaviour, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Operations Management.

Students then select three elective modules and also prepare a major business project. Those who choose to do so within a specialist field follow one of five pathways:

Alternatively, students may follow a general route and select electives across these disciplines.

For a detailed course structure, visit the School's website.

Skills Acquired

The MBA will provide you with:

Career Prospects

At Cardiff Business School we are aware that the majority of our students undertake postgraduate qualifications to improve their prospects in the job market. The MBA is widely regarded as the necessary business qualification to develop the skills that modern business managers need. 95% of our students go on to employment or further study after leaving us and many of our graduates hold key positions in major corporations across the globe.

Major firms regularly visit the Business School to recruit our students. Whilst studying with us you will be able to attend recruitment fairs and presentations, see our team of specialist careers advisors and gain help with CV writing, interview skills and aptitude tests, to name a few.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for graduates in a wide range of disciplines, including arts and science subjects as well as the usual business-oriented degrees.

Applications will be considered from recent graduates with an upper second class Honours degree, or higher, from an approved university or those with a similar level of qualification gained by other methods. Non-graduates with approved professional qualifications or work experience may also be considered under certain circumstances.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS exam, obtaining a minimum score of 6.5 with a subscore of 5.5 in each paper.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted through the University's Online Application System.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time £12,000 £19,500
Part-time n/a n/a
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, Cardiff Business School  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6953 



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