Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme. and have at least 2 years postgraduate, relevant experience in the workplace, 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. Admission to the programme therefore requires a mix of experience, academic development and intellectual aptitude. Admission will normally be by interview, after formal application.

The course team has a strong commitment to widening participation and positively welcomes non-standard applicants. Candidates with significant management experience (>2 years) and a demonstrated aptitude for study can be accepted without previous experience of higher education.

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. The programme leader will set a GMAT score from time to time.

Where English is not your first language, or your first degree was not taught and assessed wholly in English, an IELTS score of 6.0 must be achieved, with no individual score of less than 5.5.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Liverpool Business School’s MBA enables professionals to transform their working practice and enhance career prospects through our personalised approach to learning in this globally recognised qualification.

  • Course can be completed over 24 months part-time or 12 months full-time
  • September and January start dates available
  • Post-experiential MBA designed for participants with at least two years’ work experience
  • Delivered partly in blocks for extra flexibility and to fit studies around existing commitments
  • Teaching informed by proprietary business research and academics’ close links to business
  • Course content and teaching informed by proprietary business research and academics’ close links to business

As an internationally-recognised business qualification, the MBA is valued by managers and businesses across the globe.

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

Liverpool Business School recognises 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 you have the education to support your workplace practice.

Our MBA programme aims to respond to this 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:

  • Self-development and performance through others
  • Strategy and the big picture
  • Strategy in to action
  • Digital Business, innovation and sustainable futures

You will first gain a greater understanding of yourself, your own management preferences and how this affects your management practice. Alongside self-awareness is the need to recognise your impact on others.

You will then look at how your role supports wider business needs, priorities and possibilities. You can then apply learning from the first theme to understand how and where you can deliver value in your organisation and how you will achieve this effectively.

You are then challenged to think about how business improves, innovates, and promotes creativity through champions who can lead change in the organisation. The course also considers the wider responsibilities of leaders and managers in order to develop their ethical stance, be part of the wider community they serve and help to build a sustainable future for the business. LJMU offers employers an optional workplace visit at the start of the degree apprenticeship programme. During this visit, LJMU will undertake an evaluation and assessment of management needs for your organisation, so that we can produce a bespoke training package that meets your organisational needs.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MBA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090