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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.5k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 19.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    It's time for a new type of MBA to step forward. Although traditional MBAs are still in demand, there is a growing need from businesses and industries for a qualification that combines core MBA values with specialist-sector knowledge without the latest buzz words and jargon.

    The Bournemouth MBA presents the best of both worlds. A traditional approach through core business and management tailored to your choice of specialisms in Entrepreneurial Management, Business Law and Intellectual Property, Advanced Marketing, Industrial Economics, Financial Services & Business in New Media Environments.

    But with literally thousands of MBAs to choose from around the world, why should you choose the Bournemouth MBA?

    A Practical MBA

    A decent MBA course should be demanding, challenging and focus on general business concepts and skills from across all the key disciplines. It should connect theory delivered in the lecture theatre to practical application in day-to-day business operations.

    While traditional lectures have their place within the Bournemouth MBA, it is the practical elements, such as case-study analysis and business simulations which reinforce the theory. This is complemented by guest lectures and workshops delivered by leading practitioners.

    A Connected MBA

    MBA guest lectures, seminars and symposiums give rise to a whole range of networking opportunities, vital to today's businesses.

    Alongside your lecturers and peers, these events will enable you to create a valuable network of contacts that will last a lifetime.

    An MBA with Status

    An MBA should be recognised by a professional body as so to reflect the quality of the school, curriculum, admissions standards and the overall prestige of a course.

    The Bournemouth MBA is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon graduation, MBA professionals will be granted Member grade status. Some units on this course are also accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

    An Expert MBA

    An MBA should be rooted in schools or faculties which have diverse expertise and knowledge in current concerns and issues facing business.

    As experts in their field, our Bournemouth MBA academics are in demand by the media, governments and organisations worldwide for consultation and debate. Their expert analysis and opinion regularly appears in The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, BBC Radio and Sky News.

    A Valued MBA

    BU has produced high-quality graduates for over 20 years.

    Our graduates have progressed to hold key positions in renowned companies such as JPMorgan, KPMG, IBM, Barclays, Mazars, Lush, the Crown Prosecution Service, the BBC, Electronic Arts, Financial Times, Ogilvy, and Blake Lapthorn.

    A Life-changing MBA

    In a recent study by the Association of MBAs, those surveyed were earning on average, 33% more immediately after their MBA, 92% more 3-5 years later, and 151% more 6-10 years after graduation. With a median and mean salary of £64,000 and £73,000 respectively, an MBA is seen as a smart investment.

    The Bournemouth MBA consists of eight units and a consultancy or research project. Seven units form the core programme, and as such will be taken by all MBA professionals. You are also able to select one specialism.

    Part-time delivery professional students will follow the same course structure, but delivered over two years.

    Core Units

    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Accounting and Financial Management
    • Contemporary Issues in the Global Business Environment
    • Strategic Applied Marketing
    • Performance Management and Analytics
    • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
    • Strategic Management

    Specialisms

    • Entrepreneurial Management
    • Business Law and Intellectual Property
    • Advanced Marketing
    • Industrial Economics
    • Financial Services
    • Business in New Media Environments

    Option units

    • Consultancy
    • Research project

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    The Bournemouth MBA is open to graduates of any discipline. It is also possible for non-graduates to enter if they can demonstrate an ability to both complete and benefit from the course.Each application is considered on an individual basis and we will be happy to give you further details or discuss your application with you. Standard EntryApplications will be considered from individuals with either:a UK Bachelor (Honours) degree (2:1 or above) or a non-UK equivalentGPA of 3.0Non-Standard EntryA number of places have been reserved for non-graduates who haves have significant managerial experience. To apply for one of these places you will need to provide:evidence of post-school education or qualifications and/or professional development. This could include, for example, attendance at courses even if they have not resulted in a qualification or employer-provided development programmesa portfolio of work experience, including evidence of the managerial content of workevidence of degree equivalent intellectual ability such as a GMAT score of 500+. Additionally, you may be required to pass a GMAT-type assessment test.English RequirementsIf English is not your first language, we accept any of the following English language tests and scores:IELTS: (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing or equivalent.TOEFL 90 (Internet Based Test)Pre-Sessional English for University Study Programme English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 90 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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    Accreditation

    Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

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