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Course summary

The Worcester MBA programme is designed to advance your academic knowledge and develop your career prospects. It is aimed at graduates of any discipline who have an interest in developing their understanding of leading a business, have aspirations to run their own business, or are motivated to move away from a functional specialism into general management. The three themes of internationalisation, employability and sustainability are central to the programme design and to your experience as a student. Specific exposure to the international business context will be provided through links to live case studies to enable you to gain an appreciation of real business contexts. Additionally, the programme will examine management decision making at a strategic level and you will gain the necessary skills to become a well-rounded business leader. You will also develop a critical awareness of operating as a leader in a sustainable and ethical business. Key features

  • Scholarships and Discounts for international students, based on their grades
  • Cross-learning amongst students of diverse backgrounds and cultures from around the world
  • Management and personal skills development are integral to the course
  • Opportunities to work with senior academics who have extensive experience in Project Management
  • Critical insights into the emerging field of sustainability and sustainable development
  • Opportunities to experience relevant practice through the internship pathway option
  • A flexible design allowing two entry points, in September and January


Mandatory Global Strategy International Human Resource Management Financial Management Research Methods Marketing Management Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation 60 credit research module Research Project (Dissertation) Optional Leadership & Change Management Operations and Value Chain Management Managing Across Cultures Managing for Sustainable Futures Business Information Systems Cybersecurity and the Online Market

Assessment method

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment which is graded and counts towards the overall module grade. The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern, for a full time student is: Semester 1: 1 Research proposal 1 Exam 2 Individual reports 2 Group presentation 1 consultancy report Semester 2: 1 Individual report 1 Exam Semester 3: Research Project The precise assessment requirements for part time students will vary according to the modules selected. All assignments will be internally marked and moderated as well as being externally examined as per the University of Worcester assessment policy.

Entry requirements

The Master of Business Administration course is available for aspiring individuals who can exhibit good intellectual abilities and personal and professional skills. The minimum entry requirements are: An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in any subject (or International students holding a qualification recognised as equivalent by the University). Entry to the master of business administration requires all applicants to complete an application form which gives a variety of information about the student’s work experience, qualifications and motivation. These will be checked by the Admission tutor. Where information on the form is insufficient for a decision to be made the applicant will be requested to attend an interview with the Admission Tutor. Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency to a minimum level of 6.5 IELTS (and minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. Recognition of Prior Learning Students with relevant previous study at postgraduate level or with extensive experience may be considered eligible for recognition of prior learning. Please contact the Registry Admissions Office for further information or guidance on 01905 855111. Further information on Recognition of Prior Learning can be found at our Registry Services page. We accept IELTS, Pearson and many Cambridge certificates as proof of English language fluency on our degree courses. Other equivalent English qualifications will also be considered as well as qualifications recognised as equivalent by the University. Some courses may require a higher score for professional accreditation or registration. Find out more about language requirements and support. Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency to a minimum level of 6.5 IELTS (and minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Master of Business Administration at University of Worcester - UCAS