Entry requirements

We operate a flexible admissions policy - the entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us. They should be used as a general guide as indiviudal offers may vary.

Degree and/or experience

At least three years management or professional experience, plus a degree or equivalent professional qualification. Those with at least five years management or professional experience do not need a degree or equivalent qualification.


The Brighton MBA does not require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), though if you have taken the GMAT a good score can strengthen your application.

For non-native speakers of English

In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Designed to broaden your horizons and build on your strengths, the Brighton MBA develops well rounded, effective managers. It is an exceptional platform for boosting your salary, rapid career progression, and developing managerial skills that will change the way you think.

The Brighton Knowledge and Innovation Management MBA teaches you to practically apply the latest knowledge management techniques to bring about innovation across your entire business.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you will graduate with a degree as well as the CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. You will also benefit from free membership of the Institute of Directors.

The course provides:

  • An in-depth understanding of the management of change and the processes for successfully implementing change.
  • An understanding of the potential use of the power of innovation to transform organisations.
  • An emphasis on analysis, creativity and innovation as tools to identify problems, offer solutions and to explore and exploit opportunities.
  • A clear understanding of how effective knowledge management can enhance and support strategic decision-making.
  • The capability to lead and combine innovation and knowledge management strategies.

Case studies and professional work-based projects will enable you to practically apply your new skills to the benefit of employers. Guest speakers, industry visits and attending core modules will provide you with a wider perspective and exposure to different cultures as experiences are shared.

The course is flexible so you can choose to study via a combination of evening classes and weekly blocks, depending on your specific needs. Part-time study allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learnt during the course to your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.

It is possible to complete the course in one year, but most students spread the workload over three years. Should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. This course has January and September start dates.

Information for international students

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships are available for this course. Find out if you are eligible from Brighton's course page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Brighton Business School
01273 642197