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Choosing an MBA in the UK

How to choose the right business school and MBA programme

The MBA is an international qualification that is well-respected by employers around the world, and there are hundreds of business schools and an equal number of diverse programmes available to those who wish to obtain an MBA qualification.

There are a number of different factors to consider when choosing to study an MBA in the UK, and the right MBA programme and business school will vary for each student. Applicants will need to factor in personal work experience and educational grades, as well as preferred living location and budget.

MBA UK application

Type of business school

The best MBA for someone with a strong professional and educational background with a large budget might be OxfordCambridge or Imperial College London, while the best fit for someone who has no or little work experience with a more limited budget may be De Montfort or the University of East London.

Type of MBA

Even though the same fundamentals are taught in each MBA programme, no two are alike. Ask yourself:

  • Does this course give me the experience I am looking for?
  • Does the programme include topics that are relevant to my career?
  • Do I have the required dedication to finish the MBA successfully?
  • Does the programme offer training and real-life experiences as well?

- Financial impact

An MBA is an expensive programme, and students need to consider the financial impact. Ask yourself:

  • Can I afford the fees?
  • Will the living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses involved impose financial stress?
  • Will I have to consider a loan to cover the costs?
  • If I do take a loan, will I be able to manage the interest on the loan, and how long will it be before I can repay it?

- Personal circumstances

You need to assess if a particular MBA is feasible in terms of:

  • Does the structure suit you?
  • Is the MBA in your area, or will you need to travel?
  • Are the times of the MBA convenient for you?
  • Are you free to join the MBA on its start date?

Study for an MBA in the UK

Studying for an MBA in the UK can vastly improve the prospects and quality of your career, enabling you to reach your ultimate potential in the business world. Arrange a free consultation with SI-UK to get your application started.

Breckett Front  My consultant was very helpful and motivating. She helped me every step of the way, even when the deadline was so close. I feel I could not have done it without her. I'd highly recommend this service to any and all of my many friends interested.  Breckett Front

Brishti Basu Biosciences at Coventry University