Designed to broaden your horizons and build on your strengths, the Brighton MBA develops well rounded, effective managers. It is an exceptional platform for boosting your salary, rapid career progression, and developing managerial skills that will change the way you think.
The full-time MBA takes into account all the major aspects of business. It is ideal for experienced professionals looking for a stimulating and innovative learning experience.
Our Global Management Forum provides an opportunity to meet and network with high-profile business professionals from around the world. Guest speakers address contemporary issues in international business and management, providing theoretical and practical insights.
The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards - both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership. Together, these awards make a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.
During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnership with professional associations ensures the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2016. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful. Degree and/or experience
At least three years management or professional experience, plus a degree or equivalent professional qualification. Those with at least five years management or professional experience do not need a degree or equivalent qualification.
The Brighton MBA does not require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), though if you have taken the GMAT a good score can strengthen your application.
For non-native speakers of English
In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.
Careers and employability
An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It takes into account all the major aspects of business.
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. Both in the short-term and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.
The University of Brighton has been producing high-quality MBA graduates for over 25 years.
Employers of recent MBA graduates include Total Oil Marine (UK), Fuji Bank (Japan), Price Waterhouse (Beijing), Ericsson (Sweden), Proton Cars (Malaysia), Hewlett Packard (Germany), Microsoft (Mexico) and PepsiCo (India). Sponsors of part-time students include Lloyds TSB, American Express, Police and Fire Services, Health Trusts, the Body Shop, TRANSCO and BOC Edwards. Links with industry
"Our students engage with industry through work placements, projects and guest speakers. This close link with industry often provides our students with opportunities to get a job. This is what the business school is all about."
Aidan Berry, Director of Brighton Business School
The university's Careers Service offers guidance relating to any aspect of your career planning and development. The service is in regular contact with over 1,800 employers who post vacancies and attend our careers fairs.
Christina Keiller is the Business School's Careers Counsellor. Students can speak confidentially with Christina to discuss their plans, have their CV reviewed and prepare for interviews. She works closely with course tutors to ensure that employability is included within academic study.
Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship network. Taking part in beepurple activities, you will meet like-minded people, hear how other recent graduates have set up their own businesses and gain key enterprise skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.
- UK/EU (full-time) 14,850 GBP
- International (full-time) 18,000 GBP
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Last updated December 18, 2015