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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate degree in business communication. It is also one of the most sought-after degrees in the world because of its value to people in business and administration. An MBA degree can benefit those in positions in business and management, especially those in executive and managerial positions.

The MBA programme gives you valuable knowledge about business and all its related aspects. You will learn about business strategies and concepts, and how to use these skills in practical life and in day-to-day business operations. This course teaches you the necessary leadership and networking skills that will help to set you apart from those who do not have such expertise and can make you a leader in your chosen field.

The challenging Bolton Business School MBA programme is designed to inspire and support you in the development of your business and managerial skills. It will enhance your awareness of the many different perspectives relating to the study and practice of management. The Bolton MBA will give you the knowledge, skills and detailed understanding that will enable you to develop as a bold, creative business leader - and make a positive and valuable contribution to business performance in whatever roles you undertake.

About the course

Whatever industry or business sector you work in, the MBA course will support you in gaining a critical understanding of the challenging business and management concepts and frameworks that will allow you to contribute to business success. You will be provided with the tools to enhance both your professional and managerial capabilities and your lifelong career prospects.

Special features

  • The MBA has an excellent reputation and attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team, drawn from business and academia, which have specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas.

What you will learn

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in all the key aspects of personal business skills and managerial development. You will be challenged to analyse and examine the business environment and understand different business models. You will also be given the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to your personal and organisational settings by examining many of the challenges that businesses face on a day-to-day basis.

What you will study

The Bolton MBA involves the study of seven modules and you will also produce a research-based dissertation.

The modules are:

  • Management and Leadership;
  • Managing Finance;
  • Managing Business Performance and IT;
  • Managing People;
  • Managing Change;
  • Strategic Management and Marketing;
  • Research Methods;
  • Dissertation.

Each module is worth 20 credits except for the dissertation which is worth 40 credits.

Assessment is by essays, case studies, reports and presentations as well as the practically based dissertation.

To obtain an MBA you are required to achieve 180 credits. The postgraduate diploma in management studies is an interim award (120 credits). The postgraduate certificate in management is also an interim award (60 credits).

Entry requirements

You must have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and the UK honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent).

If you do not have the above qualifications but do have substantial management experience you may be considered for entry onto this course.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).

When applying you must include a reference from your current employer. The reference should clearly state how long you have been employed by them and give a breakdown of your job content and roles and responsibilities.

We may wish to interview you as part of the application process. This may be on an open day or over the telephone.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated November 29, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
1 - 2 years