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Master of Business Administration - MBA

Why study this course?

Our MBA degree course gives you the opportunity to develop your expertise as a business manager in a collaborative and supportive environment. With an abundance of networking and career opportunities, you’ll progress into a fully-fledged business leader aware of the risks and opportunities involved in running a successful company.

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The London Met MBA gives you the opportunity to develop your understanding of key business functions including marketing, human resources, strategy and management while evolving into a confident, influential and successful leader.

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’re equipped with all the skills you need to steer a business to success.

The MBA programme is underpinned by experience-based learning modules that enhance your management and leadership potential through engagement in enterprise and collaboration.

Your training is supplemented by regular informal learning activities including a weekly student-led Business Breakfast, dinners and regular networking events. These include meetings with business leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants and lively charity fundraising events in the City.

We actively encourage our students to develop their future employability and provide regular coaching sessions to support this. The diversity of our student population also gives you an excellent advantage, enabling cross-cultural awareness and the opportunity for peer-to-peer learning.

Expert teachers, experience-based learning and employability coaching sessions all help you develop into a successful business leader.


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, equipping you with 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 C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
  • 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.

Core modules:

  • Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis and Business Ethical Standards (to be confirmed)
  • Leadership and Strategic Management
  • Management Learning and Research Part 1
  • People and Organisations, Principles and Practices in Global Contexts
  • Marketing, Marketing Communications and Operations
  • Management Learning and Research Part 2
  • Business Research Project

Graduates of the MBA may continue in their existing careers or choose to explore new opportunities. Our recent graduates are employed by companies including ALDI, Schwab Versand Hanau, Sapa, UBM plc, Carillion, Hanson Hispania SA, Triometric and BNP Paribas. They work in roles such as international sales manager, area manager, management accountant, group manager, marketing executive, business development manager, technical manager, client services director and customer service manager.

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

Use the apply button to begin your application.

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.

Fees and key information


This course is subject to validation.