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Master of Business Administration (CMI) - On Campus

Arden University · Arden University

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have either:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, plus 2 years suitable work experience.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes. We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Please click here to see our available online degrees.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards to a strategic role, this MBA degree provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking.

We believe that modern leadership requires holistic management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Following consultation with our international alumni and employers, we have developed this MBA to build and hone your broad management skills for delivering strategy and change within the complex landscape of modern business.

So you’ll consider your own role as manager and at how you lead people as well as develop a strategic awareness of the commercial environment in which you operate. The development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future are further themes you will explore. Within this framework you will study the key management functions, such as marketing, finance and HRM but in a way that shows how they relate to each other - with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning to your own workplace and learn from your fellow classmates.

Our modern, international approach means your MBA will stand out and appeal to employers all over the world.

You’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of resources.

Blended Learning

This course is delivered in one of our study centres in London, Birmingham or Manchester over two years, with one three-hour evening session a fortnight. As well as these classes, you’ll have access to our unique online learning platform. There, you will be able to reinforce your learning through a lively combination of discussion forums, guided group work, podcasts, narrated presentations and online lectures. 90% of our students work alongside their study and we have designed this course so that you can achieve your qualification without having to press pause on your life or career.

Benefits of a blended MBA

MBA’s have been around a long time but we have brought it up to date in consultation with students and employers to create the type of graduates needed. You will study the core management disciplines in an integrated way so you can hone your skills in delivering strategy and change.

  • Just one three-hour evening seminar every two weeks
  • Online and on-campus student support
  • Great value and a postgraduate loan covers the entire cost of the course
  • Graduate in just 2 years
  • Modern campus in central London, Birmingham or Manchester where you're able to network with other professionals
  • Industry recognised with CMI accreditation and fee membership throughout your study

Course Content (Modules)

  • Personal & business transformation
  • Ethical leadership
  • Managing within a competitive environment
  • Leading transitions
  • Implementing strategy
  • Sustaining the business
  • Research project

Information for international students

Arden's blended learning courses are only available for UK residents. However, with distance learning Arden makes it possible to study from anywhere in the world. Thousands of students from over 150 countries already do. You don't need to leave your country or your family to get a UK degree. Click here to find out more.

Fees and funding

We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why our degrees cost much less than the average UK qualification. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further - you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.

Blended Learning Masters:

  • Pay-as-you-go: £975 x 6 instalments, plus £3,650 dissertation
  • Pay in full: £8,550

Read more about fees and funding on our website.

Please note that duration of the course will depend on those who apply for a student loan. Please speak to our admissions advisors for more information.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24+ months

Course contact details

The Admissions Team
0800 268 7737