Taught course

Master of Business Administration

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Management

Entry requirements

Applicants should meet one of the following:

  • Possess, or expect to obtain, a degree from a recognised university with a minimum of a 2:2 classification;
  • Have a minimum of five years relevant management experience;
  • Hold a professional or other qualification which is deemed as acceptable for admission by the university.

The MBA programme is conducted in English, and thus international candidates are expected to have IELTS qualification. The IELTS score should be no lower than 6.0, with no sub score being lower than 5.5. There are quality assurance measures taken at programme, school and institutional level to ensure standards are consistently met.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

​The MBA is an internationally recognised and respected qualification for managers. Applicants are from both the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad.

The teaching programme is aimed at those who are looking to develop their careers and at 'high flyers' that need an understanding of all the major functions of business providing generalist knowledge for prospective leaders.

In addition to enhancing successful students' career prospects, the course aims to encourage independent and creative thinkers. This is done by following the UK Quality Assurance Agency guidelines in giving students a 'strong practical and professional orientation' differentiating it from other masters programmes.

All students complete seven taught modules (five compulsory core modules and two optional modules) together with a final dissertation/project .

Information for international students

The MBA programme is taught in english and thus candidates are expected to have an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score if they have not undertaken their previous studies in the language.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Julia Fallon
+44 (0)29 2041 7168