MBA study in the UK

MBA in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for MBA.

MBA Courses in the UK

Introduction to MBA

UK business schools offer MBA programmes that cater to students of every academic level, budgetary requirement and career aspirations, providing an international mix of students, teachers and work opportunities, unrivalled in many parts of the world.

The UK is host to some of the world’s very best business schools in terms of quality of teaching and brand recognition and students with strong first degrees and solid career starts will be able to take advantage of learning how business works, while also building a network of contacts which will pay off in the future.

An MBA programme at a UK business school usually takes one-year to complete, but some programmes can last for two years and prospective MBA students can also combine study part-time so your career may continue. Online MBA courses are also available.

- How much does an MBA cost?

The average cost of an MBA is around £16,000 per year, but larger and more prestigious schools can charge upwards of £60,000. A number of institutions are now offering low cost MBA’s though, enabling students of all backgrounds a budgetary levels the chance to study an MBA in the UK. 

MBA UK Entry Requirements

Prospective MBA students will need at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent and a minimum of three (preferably five) years full-time continuous work experience of a managerial nature.

- MBA GMAT Requirements

In some cases you will need to take The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The test lasts three and a half hours and the total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800, with a score of 600 needed to qualify for most MBA programmes. The GMAT consists of four sections Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal and more information can be found here.

IELTS Preparation Classes

The typical IELTS requirements to study an MBA are 7.0 overall, with no lower than 6.5 in any one component. If you need to improve your IELTS score, sign up for flexible part-time IELTS classes in London today.

Where can I study an MBA in the UK?

To learn more about the best MBA programmes in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking MBA business schools in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2017 below.

  1. University of Cambridge: Judge
  2. London Business School
  3. Alliance Manchester Business School
  4. University of Oxford: Saïd
  5. City University: Cass
  6. Lancaster University Management School
  7. Warwick Business School
  8. Imperial College Business School
  9. Cranfield School of Management
  10. Durham University Business School

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