Master of Business Administration MBA

General

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Program Description

Why choose this course

“The Surrey MBA is a transformational learning experience. We’ll do more than change your career prospects: we want to change the way you think. We achieve this through the interplay of theory and practice, supporting your learning with up-to-date management theory and engagement with industry practitioners.

To reflect best practice in the business world, our course is integrative and inter-disciplinary. Our modules are connected in meaningful ways, allowing you to cross-pollinate content from across the wider MBA experience. The Surrey MBA is digital, agile and entrepreneurial, and you’ll leave prepared to lead the way in a rapidly changing business world.”
Chris Mahon
Programme Director

What you will study

We believe that truly successful careers are fuelled by visionary leadership, a profound sense of responsibility and the ability to create and develop innovative and sustainable opportunities. These principles are fundamental to both our research and the Surrey MBA experience, which provides a careful balance between theory and practice in preparation for the realities of the modern business landscape.

Our connected MBA courses are highly relevant for anyone looking to develop their career and leadership capability with their current employer or make a transition to broaden their skills and connections with a view to starting something new.

Professional recognition

  • MBA - Association of MBAs (AMBA)
    Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
  • MBA - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Study and work abroad

International study tour

Our optional two-week international study tour gives you a unique opportunity to learn first hand about international business. You will travel to a selected international destination, take part in company visits and be lectured by top international academics at partner universities. In addition to learning, you will also have the opportunity to explore your destination's top attractions and landmarks.

Previous tours

Our previous tours have seen our students travelling to Beijing, China.

Company visits included:

  • Baidu
  • Intel
  • Microsoft

Lecture topics included:

  • Chinese brand marketing
  • Consumer behaviour in China
  • Entrepreneurship and investments
  • Strategic management of corporations of the internet era in China.

Mentoring scheme

As part of the MBA programme, we will pair you with a mentor relevant to your sector, profession and personality. Our mentors are experienced executives, CEOs and leaders from technology, engineering, marketing, business and the third sector industries, among others. As your relationship grows, so will your understanding and confidence in discussing and applying real examples from the business world.

Business breakfasts

We host regular business breakfasts with guest speakers including our alumni, partners and mentors. These events give you the opportunity to connect with global business professionals in an open and informal environment. Each session allows you to network and gains valuable insight and practical advice from our speakers, bringing real-life experience and practical relevance to a dynamic learning environment.

Entry requirements

Full-time MBA

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must also have at least three years of postgraduate experience in a managerial role to apply. Candidates without a degree or less than 2:2 will be referred to the MBA Programme Director, as they may be accepted under exceptional circumstances where work experience is deemed to make up for the lack of academic qualification.

Executive (part-time) MBA

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must also have at least three years of postgraduate experience in a managerial role to apply. Candidates without a degree or less than 2:2 will be referred to the MBA Programme Director, as they may be accepted under exceptional circumstances where work experience is deemed to make up for the lack of academic qualification.

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher e ... Read More

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London. Read less