The Master of Business Administration (MBA) attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The UK MBA programs typically consist of a set number of taught courses plus a dissertation.

The core courses in the MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, etc. Students in MBA programs have the option of taking specialist modules Finance, Marketing or International Business. An MBA can vastly improve the prospects and quality of your career. It is an international qualification that is well-respected by employers around the world.

Students who do not have the relevant prior qualifications or experience may be required to undertake a 4 month Principles Stage extending the complete MBA course duration to 16 months. The course fees for the 16 month programme are £6,950. The Principles Stage Consists of the following modules:

  • Information Technology and Management Information Systems
  • Business Environment
  • Accounting and Decision Making Techniques

Students will be registered with the University of Gloucestershire throughout the programme.

The MBA degree is awarded by the University of Gloucestershire.

Course Plan
1 Year (Full-time)
Course Fees
£ 6,450
Entry Requirements

* Bachelors degree from a recognised university with good grades (should be equivalent to a UK Bachelors (Hons) degree).

*Should have at least three years relevant management experience.

*Should be at least 21 years.

*The normal expected IELTS requirement for entry to the programme is a minimum of IELTS 6.5, but candidates with IELTS 6.0 will be considered.

Modules Semester 1 & 2*
Managing Human Capital and Entrepreneurship
Marketing Management
Financial Analysis and Management
Strategic Management
Reseach Methodologies
Plus Two electives from


Marketing Electives
International Marketing Management
Strategic Marketing
(To be chosen by students enrolled on the MBA course who wish to specialise in Marketing)

Finance Electives
Corporate Finance
Financial Markets and Investment Analysis
(To be chosen by students enrolled on the MBA course who wish to specialise in Finance)

3. International Business Electives
International Business
International Marketing Management
(To be chosen by students enrolled on the MBA course who wish to specialise in International Business)
Semester 3*
1. Major Project

In Semester 3, students will be required to undertake one of the following approved methods of study. This is subject to approval by their Course Leader:

1. Integrated Case Study; OR
2. Business Development Proposal; OR
3. Dissertation

Full programme specification is available here


* Courses listed above could vary from time to time depending on the subject availability and convener availability at SBL and University of Gloucestershire. In the event of a particular specialism not being available, SBL reserves the right to offer an alternative course.

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