Taught course

Business Administration with Artificial Intelligence (MBA)

Cardiff University · Cardiff Business School

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree, or an equivalent international degree.
  • International applicants will need to achieve IELTS overall score of 7.0 with 6.0 in all subskills, or evidence of an accepted equivalent.
  • Demonstrate three years of relevant work experience.

If you don’t have a degree in a relevant area, your application may be considered on the basis of your professional experience with additional evidence required to support your application. Further information can be found on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

MBA overview

Are you an ambitious manager interested in driving positive business change, capitalising on advances in artificial intelligence, data mining and machine learning?

The AMBA-accredited MBA with Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Cardiff Business School provides a career-changing education taught by leading experts and innovators in business, management and AI. The programme was designed specifically for people with related work or technical experience and with the ambition to prioritise their personal and professional development. If you want to challenge yourself and your thinking and accelerate your progression to senior leadership roles, this is the MBA for you.

MBA career ready skills

Alongside students from a range of backgrounds and with diverse experiences, you’ll develop your business knowledge, increase your self-awareness and sharpen your ability as an effective and inspiring leader. You’ll also consider the wider commercial, social and environmental implications of decision-making in a variety of practical contexts and have the opportunity to understand the management challenges of the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning within business.

MBA real-world application

In addition, a range of practical opportunities to test and inform your creativity and innovative thinking are offered. One such opportunity is the Accelerator Project, a real-world project carried out in partnership with a corporate client to develop solutions to a significant strategic issue using artificial intelligence and/or machine learning.

Also running throughout the programme is a supporting package of activities provided by the MBA’s Leadership Development Programme. These directly address the personal and professional skills needed for you to perform effectively in each challenge, and for the next stage, and future stages, of your career.

MBA with Artificial Intelligence course structure

The Cardiff MBA with Artificial Intelligence is structured around a series of six challenge-focused modules, based on cross-functional and action-based scenarios typically found in the workplace. The learning required to engage with the challenges is experienced in immersive blocks designed to stimulate your curiosity, inform your process of enquiry and strengthen the application of your learning.

Contemporary integrated themes run through all modules, such as the future of work, responsible leadership and digital transformation. You’ll also study a specialist module on Artificial Intelligence, taught within the Data Science Academy at Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics.

Core module themes include:

  • Global Challenges and Strategic Decision Making
  • People Perspectives
  • Financial and Business Analytics
  • Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise
  • Leading Change and Transforming Futures
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Techniques and Applications

Why study The Cardiff MBA with AI?

Choosing an MBA is an investment in your future and will help you develop essential business and management skills and your leadership style and vision necessary to manage and lead in the modern business arena.

With AMBA and AACSB accreditation, Cardiff Business School is an internationally recognised centre for teaching and research excellence. You’ll benefit from a diverse and challenging learning environment and be part of a community that champions more than just economic success, working to help sustain local and global economies, for current and future generations.


Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Fees and funding

UK students
£19,200 (2024/25)
International students
£31,950 (2024/25)

A range of financial support and scholarships are available including:

Master’s Scholarships
£3,000 tuition fee reduction for UK students with at least a 2.1 or equivalent in their first degree.

Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship
Between £3,500-£10,000 tuition fee reduction dependent on specified eligible countries and meeting or exceeding offer conditions – for full-time students only.

Alumni Discount
20% tuition fee reduction for Cardiff University alumni.

For more information and full eligibility criteria, visit the funding section of our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

MBA Enquiries
+44 (0)29 2087 4455