Taught course

Master of Business Administration (full award)

Liverpool John Moores University · Liverpool Business School

Entry requirements

All candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme. QAA describes the experience requirement for admission to a MBA as "significant post-graduation and relevant ... experience on which the learning process should build". QAA envisages this experience as "at least 2 years with the typical entrant having substantially more than this". Given the nature of learning and the assessment of learning, participants would normally be in a position where they undertake important management decisions, or have been in such a position in a way that supports their learning and assessment. Admission, therefore, to the programme will require a mix of experience, academic development and intellectual aptitude. Admission will normally be by interview, after formal application in order to assess aptitude for study. Students who have equivalent qualifications at level 7 may be able enter this programme at different points e.g. 60 credits (or equivalent) to top to up PG Diploma/MBA and 120 credits (or equivalent) to top up to MBA.

International requirements:

Applications where an interview is not possible will need to provide additional evidence of experience and aptitude to study. This will normally be achieved by taking up employment references and a score in the recognised international admissions test for management programmes, GMAT. Where English is not the candidate's first language, or their first degree was not taught and assessed wholly in English, an IELTS score of 6.5 must be achieved, with no individual score of less than 6. The programme complies fully with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

A distinctive qualification which is intellectually-challenging, insightful and grounded in improving practice in the workplace.

  • Delivered as block study for extra flexibility to fit around existing commitments
  • Benefit from teaching informed by proprietary business research and close links with business
  • Study LJMU's dedicated executive postgraduate study facilities in Rodney Street
  • Expand your professional network and learn alongside local senior leaders and managers
  • Post-experiential MBA designed for participants with at least three years work experience
  • All MBA students and alumni benefit from membership of Liverpool Leadership Network

Liverpool Business School offers an MBA that recognises the benefits of peer-to-peer learning, networking and relationship building. With specialised Masterclasses from business leaders, as well as our experienced teaching team, the course will transform your professional practice and enhance career progression prospects.

We recognise the impact that good leaders can have on productivity and performance, yet the UK is lagging behind global competitors when it comes to the education and training of our managers. Businesses are increasingly recognising the importance and value of trained managers and are seeking professionals with recognised qualifications in leadership and management. The MBA is a respected and globally recognised masters level qualification in business, and demonstrates to employers that your professional practice is underpinned by academic knowledge and evidence-based research.

Our MBA programme aims to respond to the evidence-based need for trained senior managers by developing confident, competent, forward-thinking leaders who can balance strategic thinking with excellent operational focus. This is a distinctive MBA, which is intellectually-challenging, insightful and focused on improving practice in the workplace across all areas of management, leadership, and the functions of business.

Modules have been developed in consultation with businesses, who identified the following training themes:

  • Your leadership development, strategies for engaging and motivating others
  • Exploring strategy
  • Operationalising the strategy
  • Transforming organisations, change and innovation

The course is dedicated to supporting mature, professional students who may be having their first experience of higher education. We prepare them for work in this challenging and rewarding arena through work-based case studies.

The curriculum covers the broad range of business disciplines that prepares and enables you to work at board level, or in new enterprises. MBAs show a high rate of career progression in early roles post-graduation and we are committed to giving you the next level of knowledge for a higher salaried position.

Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University is a member of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.

Information for international students

Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090