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Entry requirements

Professional Experience

MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector.
They will have managed budgets/people/projects.

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Qualifications

Candidates will normally be expected to hold a 2:1 Honours degree (which may be in any discipline) from a UK university, or equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution.

Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience (more than 5 years) and/or a postgraduate qualification are encouraged to apply.

Non Standard Entry

Non Standard entry relates to applicants who may not hold a degree or the required degree classification. We would still encourage applications if you have:

  • Significant management experience (more than 5 years),
  • Substantial record of achievement in business and leadership (for example accredited training courses, learning & development courses),
  • Below 2:1 or no formal university degree.

Each application is considered on a case by case basis and will include a short assessment set by the Director of ULMS MBA Programmes.

Applicants should apply via the normal route. For more information on this non-standard entry process please contact ulmsmba@liverpool.ac.uk.

Personal Statement

The personal statement encourages students to write between 100-200 words for each of the following sections:

  • your interest and experience in this subject area,
  • your reasons for choosing this particular programme,
  • your future aim or career plan
  • how the programme of study enables you to achieve this.

GMAT Score

A GMAT score is not a mandatory requirement; however, we do encourage candidates who have undertaken the examination to submit their scores for consideration alongside other criteria during the admissions process.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

The MBA programme is ranked amongst the top 100 MBA programmes in the world featuring in The Economist 'Which MBA' top 100 2021 global ranking, and achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

The Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA is ranked at number 31 in the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings for 2020.

Programme overview

This unique Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA is the only masters-level qualification in the world to be delivered through an exclusive partnership with British Horseracing Authority, the Horserace Betting Levy Board and The Racing Foundation.

The programme combines the Management School’s expertise in sports industry management, with the specialist equine knowledge of the University’s School of Veterinary Science. As an MBA programme it has the real business focus that management positions in modern horseracing demand. This is based on links with key sectors of the industry — from racecourses, horseracing governance and administration, trainers, owners and breeders, to the gambling industry and the media.

The programme supports both those working in the horse racing and associated industries, and prospective career-changers, to develop their management and leadership skills. It is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online teaching, which allows participants to remain in full-time employment.

The core elements of the programme—leadership, strategy, organisations, marketing and managing financial resources—are delivered online.

The specialist modules apply business concepts to modern horseracing. You’ll gain a critical awareness of issues in the management of racecourses and training establishments, marketing, advertising, sponsorship, bloodstock management and relevant veterinary issues. These will be delivered in concentrated blocks in Liverpool, London and Newmarket.

Practical learning opportunities include visits to racecourses, studs, training facilities and media companies. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on real projects for sponsoring organisations through work based projects.

Information for international students

The degree has students from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and countries, and we welcome candidates from across the world. Our minimum English Language entry qualification is an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£19,500
International students
£27,000

The Management School is offering a number of generous Scholarships and Study Awards for 2022, find out more by visiting the Scholarships webpage.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The Liverpool MBA aims to attract high quality participants who wish to develop their skills as effective managers and potential leaders. The programme seeks to promote an understanding of core business and management disciplines and to show how they link together strategically and operationally.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Julie Byrne
Email
ulmsmba@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 795 3718