The Richmond University MBA is ideal for students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies. The MBA aims to deliver a programme that will equip you with the key technical competencies companies expect and the critical skills that global organisations value above all: the ability to work with, and lead, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams; to think creatively about complex problems; and engage and create your own knowledge networks to generate innovative solutions.
Our faculty benefits from global industry experience and will provide students with a solid foundation in strategic business management. Students who participate and complete the internship will apply the knowledge and understanding gained in the classroom in to the workplace environment.
If you are looking for an MBA that offers a values-led curriculum focused on leadership, innovation and best practice - choose the Richmond MBA.
The Internship Programme integrates theory with practice. Students will be challenged to relate classroom situations to the workplace, make contacts which may prove valuable to their future employment prospects, and gain confidence in their capabilities, creativity and communication skills. Internships are designed to be both demanding and rewarding. The internship will provide an opportunity to deploy the skills learned on courses in a real world setting, as students produce an assessed record of their experiences. In an increasingly competitive graduate careers market, internships are an invaluable opportunity that not only supplement the theoretical lessons of the programme but also provide a direct link to careers and further opportunities.
The internship is conducted in the Summer months. Candidates who wish to opt out of the intership choose a more extensive dissertation in the Summer semester.
The structure of the MBA is organised as follows there are three core courses in the Fall semester, as listed below, and two core course in the Spring semester with two electives, as specified. Students who wish to opt out of the Summer internship choose a more extensive dissertation in the Summer semester.
All courses run depending on demand and faculty availability.
Fall Semester (12 credits) - Core Courses
Financial Management (4 credits)
Economics of Business (4 credits)
Project Management (4 credits)
Spring Semester (12 credits) Specialised Courses
Organisational Behaviour (4 credits)
Global Marketing Strategy (4 credits)
Plus 1 of the following:
Corporate Governance (4 credits)
Entrepreneurship Management (4 credits)
Leadership and Corporate Strategy (4 credits)
Summer Semester: (12 credits)
Research Methods (4 credits)
Either: Dissertation (without Internship) 15,000 words (8 credits)
Or: Dissertation (with Internship) 10,000-12,000 words (8 credits)
Each year Richmond will award a scholarship to a maximum of three outstanding new entrants to our Masters programmes. Each will cover the duration of the programme, subject to grades, with one as a 100% remission of tuition fees payable and the remaining two worth 50% remission of tuition fees payable.
To be eligible for consideration, a prospective scholar must have, by 1st June preceding the programme start date:
Recipients of the scholarship will be decided by the Vice Chancellor on the basis of:
Scholars will be informed by July 15th. The University reserves the right to make the offer of a scholarship subject to certain conditions being met (for example, where the final outcome of undergraduate study is not known at the point of scholarship application)
Once awarded, continuation of the Scholarship into the second and subsequent semesters of study will be dependent on the Scholar:
The fee waiver is cancelled in total if the student does not remain actively enrolled for three successive semesters (full time programmes) or six successive semesters (part time programmes).
The Masters Scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other form of financial or scholarship support from the University.
Tuition fees, books, a laptop computer (required), and living costs are the main items you will need to take into account in estimating the total cost of your MA Program.
MA students fund their studies from a variety of sources such as loans, grants, and personal resources.
United States Government Loans
U.S. citizens and U.S. green card holders may qualify for Stafford loans. To apply you must complete the Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In the U.S. you can also call 1-8004FED AID to request a form. The U.S. Department of Education number for Richmond, The American International University in London is G10594.
There may be some private loans available to American students studying abroad. Private loans are subject to a credit check. Some Richmond students fund their studies through the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loans. We do not have a preferred lenders list and we are not currently aware of other U.S. private loan providers. You should consider terms and conditions carefully in comparison with Federal Direct Loans.