Taught course

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirement for the MBA is normally a first- or upper second-class honours degree in an appropriate subject from a UK university, or an equivalent. Full-time: at least three years’ post-qualification work experience; part-time: at least five years’ managerial work experience.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This course is academically rigorous, offering a participatory approach to learning, with its integrative, modular curriculum, including research training and consultancy skills; emphasis is placed on keeping as close to real-world business as possible, through various forms of interaction with businesses and organisations; a significant part of the teaching is based on real-life business case studies and practical, action-oriented projects. The MBA is suitable if you have at least four three years’ significant managerial experience and are looking to underpin your understanding of and effectiveness in organisational and managerial realities.

Modules: Managing Effectively in the 21st Century; Organisations in a Global Context; Contemporary Marketing; Quality and Operations Management; Accounting: Measuring and Managing Performance; Corporate Finance; Strategy; Managing People for Performance; Decision Modelling and Analysis; European Business Context; Consultancy Project (double); Project Management; Marketing Communications Management; Supply Management; Frontiers of Innovation; Application of Management Skills
Plus Two options from the range available e.g. Supply Management, Project Management, Marketing Communications.
Part 3: Application of management skills (core). Group project facilitated by four themes of a leader’s role: The Creator, The Investigator, The Decision Maker and The Champion.
Part 4: Dissertation

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Fees and funding



Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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