Brunel University London

Degree level: Postgraduate

Business Administration (Taught)

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Course summary

Are you an experienced manager who wants to take your career to the next level with professional development? Then the Brunel MBA is for you. Whether you want to advance your existing career, move to a new field, or start your own business, the Brunel MBA can give you the tools you need. Every aspect of the course is practical, fulfilling, integrated and, thanks to our world class teaching and research facilities, always relevant to today’s ever-changing business environment. The Brunel MBA is a one year full-time or two year part-time course with three pathway options: The Brunel MBA, The Brunel MBA (Aviation Management), and The Brunel MBA (Healthcare Management). The* General Management* MBA specialisation can help you become a more accomplished manager all-round. From finance to international strategy, harnessing technologies and marketing, this course will help you with senior management decision-making and solving business issues. We support you in identifying your strengths and weaknesses and working with them to help you progress. The* Aviation Management* MBA is designed for professionals working for airlines, airport authorities, and supply and support services within the aviation sector such as engineering, logistics, catering, cargo, energy, safety, security, IT, and travel and tourism. It’s supported by our proximity to the world’s busiest passenger hub at Heathrow, Brunel’s growing reputation in aerospace and environmental research, and our close links with the aviation industry. The Healthcare Management MBA focuses on application of knowledge in the healthcare industry and enables students to develop managerial skills to handle real-life business situations in the sector. The MBA (Healthcare Management) course is designed for professionals in strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and hospital administration, and for those working within private healthcare, outside suppliers and consultancies. The Brunel MBA part-time course is designed to maximise your career impact in the global market over a two-year study period, without having to take a break from work. Study time for the part-time MBA is 12 hours per week over a maximum of three days, with some classes on Saturdays, making the programme an ideal option for full-time working professionals in and around London. The Career Development Programme is an integral part of your professional development while you are studying your MBA. Landing a top job after completing your MBA is, of course, a key objective, and the Career Development Programme is designed to provide the tools to help you achieve your ambitions. The programme will help you define your career goals and create a personalised career action plan. You’ll have access to one-to-one careers coaching to help you understand what makes you stand, out whether it’s your particular management experience and skills or specialist knowledge. We’ll also help you with your CV, LinkedIn profile, and a professional portfolio as well as providing support in building a career plan, job-hunting, writing applications that get noticed, and brushing up on interview techniques. As part of your MBA course, Brunel provides an innovative series of Leadership Masterclasses. Sessions will help you with effective ways to present your ideas, the best methods for managing change, negotiating better and resolving conflict, as well as giving you deeper insight into cross cultural issues and corporate responsibility. The Brunel Business School has links to many leading organisations such as Barclays, British Airways, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, IBM, Iraq Energy Institute, Jaguar, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, and Xerox. The Brunel MBA is one of a distinguished group of MBA programmes worldwide to have achieved accreditation by both the Association of Masters of Business Administration (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Course details


Core Modules Operations Management Corporate and Competitive Strategy Business Economics Leading People and Managing Organisations Corporate and Business Finance Strategic Marketing Management International Business Business Project and Professional Portfolio Optional Modules Managing for the Future Airline Management, Economics and Ethics Healthcare Policy Information Systems in Organisations Managing Service Operations and Change in Healthcare Airport Operations Management Visit our website for more information.

Assessment method

Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment, or an examination. Coursework and examinations place considerable stress on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively. The dissertation (12,000 words) is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association of MBAs

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally: have a 2.1 (or above) UK Honours degree or international equivalent; have a minimum of 3 years' full time work experience at managerial or professional level in managing people, budget or other resources following a degree; applicants with a 2.2 and 5 or more years of required managerial or professional level work experience in managing people, budget or other resources require GMAT score of 550 or Brunel MBA Admissions Test essay followed by a telephonic interview; applicants with more than 10 years of required managerial or professional level work experience in managing people, budget or other resources require Brunel MBA Admissions Test essay followed by a telephonic interview; applicants with a 2.2 and less than 5 years of required managerial or professional level work experience in managing people, budget or other resources require LIBT pre-Master's qualification; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, listening, speaking and writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £12135 Year 1
International £12135 Year 1
England £12135 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12135 Year 1
Scotland £12135 Year 1
Wales £12135 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business Administration at Brunel University London - UCAS