Master of Business Administration - MBA
Why study this course?
Our MBA will develop your expertise as a business manager in a collaborative and supportive environment, enabling you to join the ranks of MBA holders who earn significantly above the graduate average. With an abundance of networking and career opportunities, you'll have the chance to grow into an effective business leader aware of the risks and rewards involved in running a successful organisation.
The London Met MBA gives you the opportunity to develop your understanding of key business functions including marketing, human resources, strategy and management to help you evolve into a confident, influential and successful leader.
The MBA course is underpinned by experience-based learning modules designed to enhance your management and leadership potential, as well as giving you the opportunity to take the lead on projects related to social responsibility. You'll also develop your personal and social awareness necessary for making decisions which will benefit communities and societies as well as business organisations.
Our teaching staff and visiting academics, who you’ll meet both informally and formally through lectures and social events, are experts in areas including finance, strategy, creativity and coaching. This ensures you’ll develop all the skills you need to steer a business to success, whether the organisation be private, public or not-for-profit.
Your training is supplemented by regular informal learning activities including a weekly student-led Business Breakfast, a monthly dinner, networking events, meetings with business leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants, and lively charity fundraising events in the City.
The diversity of our student population also gives you an excellent advantage in your studies, enabling cross-cultural awareness and the opportunity for peer-to-peer learning.
You will receive regular coaching sessions to help improve your career potential, while you can also make use of our Careers and Employability Unit for finding new roles and jobs after completing the MBA.
You’ll be assessed through individual and group work. This is likely to come in a variety of forms including reports, portfolios, presentations, videos, conferences and competitions, enabling you to develop the skills to master a multitude of situations in the world of business administration.
You will be required to have:
- a minimum of a 2.2 degree in any subject discipline (or equivalent)
- GCSE Maths and English grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent eg IELTS 6)
- at least two years’ postgraduate experience in a managerial role (evidence of this will need to be confirmed by two letters of reference)
A full university application form will need to be submitted. This includes a detailed statement to support your application to the course. You should also submit an up-to-date CV and copies of award certificates.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
- Accounting and Finance For Managers
- Leadership and Strategic Management
- People and Organisations: Principles and Practices in Global Contexts
- Marketing, Marketing Communications and Operations
- Management Learning and Research
- Business Research Project
If you choose a more specialist pathway then you’ll take two modules identified by your subject areas. Our specialist pathways are:
Graduates of the MBA may continue in their existing careers or choose to explore new opportunities. Recent graduates of our business related degrees are employed by companies including ALDI, Schwab Versand Hanau, Sapa, UBM plc, Carillion, Hanson Hispania SA, Triometric and BNP Paribas. They work in management roles in the fields of international sales, area management, business development, clients services and customer service.
Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of- the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
How to apply
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When to apply
You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.
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News and success stories
Image of Hazel Messenger and students in Sri Lanka
Dr Hazel Messenger, Course Leader of the London Met MBA, recently travelled to Sri Lanka, to visit the University’s partner ESoft.
Professional students talking in a group
Dual award for Postgraduate Management students