The Bradford Full-time MBA

University of Bradford School of Management

Program Description

The Bradford Full-time MBA

University of Bradford School of Management

The University of Bradford School of Management is one of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools with the "Triple Crown" of accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). The School is consistently ranked by the Financial Times as one of Europe's Top 60 Business Schools. The Bradford MBA is also ranked by the Financial Times (December 2014) as one of Europe's Top 40 MBA programmes.

Our 12-month full-time MBA programme is ranked by the Financial Times as one Europe's Top 40 programmes and is designed for ambitious managers who are able to take time out of their career to focus and immerse themselves in their studies as part of this life-changing journey.

As a Bradford-based MBA student, you'll benefit from studying at our triple accredited Business School (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB) which ranks as one Europe's Top 60 European Business School's (Financial Times, December 2014). You'll also join a truly international learning environment and become part of a diverse and vibrant network of high-calibre students, academics and business professionals from over 30 countries. You'll study with like-minded peers from much different industry and cultural backgrounds, making professional connections and lifelong friendships to support your career both now and for the future.

It's a stimulating environment for teaching, learning and research, where students enjoy the advantages of one of the finest state-of-the-art learning facilities in the UK, with great connections to the business world.

Course details

All our MBA programmes are made up of three stages:

  • Core modules – designed to help you get back into learning and provide fundamental knowledge of management principles and theory
  • Elective modules – provide an in-depth understanding of specialist topics that are essential and relevant to the contemporary commercial world. Students choose those that are of most interest or greatest career benefit
  • Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue

We use a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, case analysis, group work, individual and group problem-solving research. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations.

Core modules*

  • Induction and Personal Development Portfolio
  • Business accounting
  • Business economics
  • Business research
  • Corporate finance
  • Marketing
  • Managing people
  • Operations management
  • Strategic management

Elective modules*

Choose 5 from a range including:

  • Business simulation
  • Capital markets and investment management
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Corporate marketing
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • E-business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial risk management in European banking
  • Global supply chain management
  • International business in emerging economies
  • International business strategy
  • International financial management
  • Innovation and intellectual property
  • Management of change
  • Management consulting
  • Management information systems
  • Managerial leadership
  • Marketing communications
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project management
  • Services Marketing
  • Sustainable operations

*Module information is subject to change.

Management project

The management project is an integral part of the Bradford MBA and is often the most challenging and rewarding part of the programme. At the end of the taught programme, you put into practice what you have learnt by investigating and reporting on an important management issue or opportunity. If you are sponsored by your employer, the project can relate to your workplace. Otherwise, you may choose to use the project to deepen your knowledge of a different sector or organisation, or as a stepping stone to your next job. The project findings and recommendations are then written up in a 15,000-word dissertation.

Throughout the project, you will be guided by an experienced academic and you will have access to the School of Management Effective Learning department. The Effective Learning service often proves to be very useful providing students with a clear understanding and guidelines on what is required in order to successfully complete their project.


The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from the ACCA professional examinations - a major advantage on your journey to qualifying as a professional accountant, should you wish to. For further information, please visit the ACCA website.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 31, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
12 months
Full time
25,500 GBP
United Kingdom - Bradford, England
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