University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Business Administration (Taught)

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Course summary

About This Course The part-time MBA is designed for those who seek a programme which mixes theoretical knowledge with the realities of the workplace – a programme where group work and lectures are in natural combination and where the combined thoughts of first-class academics, experienced practitioners and fellow students are each valued as part of the teaching and learning experience. The part time MBA is specifically designed for those who want to:

  • learn the theoretical models characteristic of a MBA programme, and in addition develop real skills and competences through your ability to apply knowledge
  • undertake a practical course of study with many opportunities to hear from leading-edge practitioners as well as research-led academics
  • network with other practising managers, professionals and entrepreneurs within the cohort and wider alumni group
  • be taught by internationally recognised and experienced lecturers who consistently achieve high evaluation scores from students
  • participate in units which are integrated around modern business issues rather than structured around traditional categories of academic knowledge
  • experience a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and, through facilitation, benefit from the combined experience of fellow students
  • build your personal and professional skills with the help of a supportive career development service
Overview The part-time MBA has established an excellent track record of attracting successful, mature professionals and business people from across East Anglia to study at UEA for over 20 years. Further changes to the programme specification reflect the on-going evolution of the course along with previous adjustments required for AMBA assessment and accreditation in 2012 and reaccreditation in 2015. The overall aim of this part-time MBA course is to develop your analytical and strategic management skills, using concepts derived from a wide range of academic disciplines, enabling you to respond creatively and effectively to the challenges of the business environment. It is designed to draw upon generic management knowledge and to develop the essential skills of analysis and critical reasoning and application, enabling you to add value to your organisations. Developed to enable dynamic individuals to progress their careers to their full potential, it is aimed at those in middle to senior management positions within their organisations, who have the capacity to benefit from and diffuse new ideas. It is taught part-time on evenings and weekends. You will study a broad range of taught modules in years 1 and 2, including optional ’streams’ (each comprising two modules) in year 2. You will also study an integrative Management Consultancy Skills module. This involves two group-based consultancy projects where you will work with external client organisations to deliver a substantive written report and presentation addressing a topic of strategic importance chosen by the client. The first project is over the course of a month and includes a week in a European city, and another more extended project of around three months here in the UK. The course concludes with a substantive, summative written assignment: a Reflection and Personal Development Plan. This individual piece of work asks you to use recognised models of reflective learning to critically discuss your personal development during the MBA course and to present a Professional and Personal Development Plan focused on your career plans after graduation. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

Course details


Year 1 core modules: accounting and financial analysis; information systems for managers; international economic environment; management and changing organisations; marketing strategy; operations and logistics; strategy and leadership. Year 2 core modules: corporate responsibility; entrepreneurship; innovation and customer focus; investment appraisal and valuation; management consultancy projects; strategic human resource management. Year 3 core modules: brand now; consumer brand behaviour; corporate finance; economic and business forecasting; food supply chain management; global challenges for the food industry.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

Entry requirements

Applicants should be practising managers (from any functional background) with at least 3 years' working experience; candidates need to be successful, ambitious and highly committed, but do not need a 1st degree in order to apply; all candidates are interviewed. IELTS 6.5 (including a minimum 5.5 in each component) or TOEFL internet-based score of 88.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £19950* Whole course
International £19950* Whole course
England £19950* Whole course
Northern Ireland £19950* Whole course
Scotland £19950* Whole course
Wales £19950* Whole course
Channel Islands £19950* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For the Part time course the course fee charged pro-rata 50% over two academic years of study

Sponsorship information

For a full range of Scholarships and Bursaries please see the website of East Anglia.

Business Administration at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS