A Masters in Business Administration is one of the most highly respected business degrees available and graduates often report that an MBA has helped them secure their dream job.

You will learn essential skills and knowledge from the best in business, who will help you develop into a leader of the future.

Why choose this course?

Whether you are looking to progress your existing career, change career direction or give yourself the best possible start to a business career, an MBA can transform your prospects.

This course is available part-time or full-time, so can you can fit it around your existing commitments.

You will benefit from:

  • experienced lecturers
  • live industry case studies
  • using academic research to solve real-world problems
  • an enduring and supportive network
  • dual accreditation – CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • a focus on enhancing your investigative and research skills.

We also aim to help you develop professionally by combining intellectual, analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills with professional drive and ambition. This will prepare you to become an entrepreneur or succeed in businesses across the world.

It's a very nice university with a very friendly atmosphere. The infrastructure is amazing.”

Shreya Pandit, MBA

Extended MA in Business Administration

If you have completed an undergraduate degree and not met the entry criteria for the MA in Business Administration course, you may qualify for our Extended MA in Business Administration option. It includes two additional modules. They are:
  • Advanced Study Skills
  • Critical Thinking, Analysis and Evaluation
To help you get the most out of your studies, English language support is also available on this programme if needed.
When you have successfully completed the modules above and you have attended all language support sessions (if applicable) you will automatically progress to the modules listed on the 'course details' tab of this page.
The Extended MA in Business Administration course starts on 13 May 2019 and the total duration is approximately 15 months.
Note that the Extended MA Business Administration option must be studied full time and the fee is different from the standard MA in Business Administration.
Apply now for Extended MA in Business Administration

Tutor information

Our academic staff have an enviable blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world experience, with over 100 years of combined industry experience in areas such as logistics, finance, tourism, IT, manufacturing, and leadership. Their knowledge is extensive, current and, most importantly, transferable.

The Claude Littner Business School

The University of West London is proud to offer students the opportunity to study at the Claude Littner Business School. We have strong links with national and international employers and our graduates find employment in multiple sectors – often in senior positions.

We are a leading provider of national and international business and finance education – we can give you the knowledge and skills to flourish and to get your ideas off the ground.

When you graduate from the Claude Littner Business School, you join an ever-growing and impressive list of alumni.

The business school was launched by Alan Sugar in 2014 and named in honour of the University alumnus Claude Littner.

Career and study progression

This degree can take you anywhere you want to go. You could decide to set up your own business, progress to senior management, or start a career in marketing, accounting or finance.

Upon course completion, our MBA students feel more confident and many have moved into growth areas such as banking, consulting, Government and not-for-profit sectors in the international arena while others are running their own successful businesses. Our MBA postgraduates now work with companies such as:

  • Citibank
  • Accenture
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • NHS Trusts
  • BBC
  • Yahoo
  • Starbucks
  • Continental Tyres
  • The Times India
  • Jarvis Hotels
  • The Guardian.

You may also wish to undertake further study to specialise in a subject you have already studied or to explore something new. Doctorate study enables you to develop research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher.

Course detail

Our MBA aims to improve your effectiveness as a manager or leader and so transform prospects for managerial careers or help encourage individual entrepreneurship. The course has been designed with input from employers from large to small firms, from both the public and private sectors.

The course provides you with a comprehensive overview of international management and business issues within a framework that allows you to develop particular areas of expertise through a choice of optional modules and an in-depth, individual, practitioner-focused MBA project.

The MBA provides a broad foundation of management and business disciplines that are strategic and integrated. It provides learning experiences that build on work experience and are refined through interaction with peers and tutors. It develops students intellectual skills, including the ability to manage information, communicate clearly in a range of media, analyse complex issues and think critically to produce effective strategies and decisions.

Leadership, team working and creativity skills are developed, with a view to preparing globally literate and ethically aware leaders.

The course provides you with a comprehensive overview of international management and business issues within a framework that allows you to develop particular areas of expertise through a choice of optional modules and a personal dissertation.


  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Managing People
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Global Marketing and Digital Business
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Ethics in Action
  • MBA Project (including taught part with Research Methods)

*Optional modules:

  • Contemporary Marketing Challenges
  • Employment Law
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Advertising and Corporate Communication
  • New Venture Development

*Optional modules will run subject to staff availability and viable student numbers opting to take the module

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • an honours degree 2.2 or equivalent.
  • Relevant work experience, usually a minimum of two years postgraduate work experience, is also expected.

Extended MA Business Administration
To study the Extended MA Business Administration programme you will need:

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • International students need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
  • We will also consider you for this course with IELTS between 6.0-6.5 - in this case, you would need to complete an English language course during your first semester, which we provide at no additional cost.

International requirements for standard MA Business Administration

International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated January 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
1 year
13,000 GBP
By locations
By date
Start Date
End Date
Application deadline
Application deadline
End Date