Taught course

Master of Business Administration

University of Central Lancashire · Lancashire Business School at UCLAN

Entry requirements

A recognised university undergraduate honours degree, with at least a Lower Second Class Classification, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent, and a minimum of two years' work experience is desirable, but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

The Lancashire Business School MBA will help you develop the key skills, knowledge and competences required by modern day professionals in the business world. It will also give you a competitive edge in the global job market and will without doubt enhance your career prospects. A distinctive feature of the MBA is the international study visit. Typically, this will give you the opportunity to visit business organisations and to discuss with their management teams the current issues they face as they strive for competitive success.

A further feature of the Lancashire Business School MBA is the residential programme, which runs over a long weekend at the start of the course in a beautiful area of the UK countryside. The residential embodies the spirit of the MBA, enabling you to find and realise your potential. You will participate in a range of exciting outdoor management development activities, designed to enhance effective team working, which is an essential element of success on the course and in business. You will develop strong leadership skills, based on action, not just theory. This residential is designed to be challenging and above all fun. It is an essential way of getting to know your fellow students and to prepare you for the challenges that the MBA programme presents. This invaluable experience will help you identify your own strengths and weaknesses in terms of teamwork and leadership, to work on improving these skills and to observe those of your fellow students.

In Semester 1 of the MBA programme, you will take modules on:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • The Reflective Manager
  • Critical Perspectives on Management

In Semester 2 you will take modules on:

  • Strategy and International Management
  • New Business Venture Development
  • Knowledge Management in a Global Context
  • Business and Management Research Methods

In Semesters 2 and 3, you will complete the MBA dissertation.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400