Taught course

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

All applications are assessed on individual merit but the typical academic entry requirement for the MBA is a UK honours degree with at least a Second Class classification or an equivalent non-UK qualification. If you have qualifications other than a degree, with relevant professional experience and evidence of ability, you will also be considered.

Full-time applicants must also have a minimum of three years of professional work experience. Work experience must be relevant to a management, business or professional function and include suitable levels of analytical work and show evidence of career progression and supervision/management of other people.

Months of entry


Course content

Southampton MBA focuses on leading people and organisations to face the critical challenges of sustainability, innovation and change in today’s highly volatile and uncertain environment. Taught by world-class academics, the Southampton MBA delivers cutting-edge thinking and requires you to apply it to real business problems through a combination of business research, ‘live’ client consultancy, company visits, international study trips and regular exposure to senior business leaders.

Compulsory modules include: People & Organisations; Accounting; Digital & Data-Driven Marketing; Operations Management; Corporate Finance; Global Business Environment; Business Analytics and Risk; Strategy & Decision Making; Leading Sustainability, Innovation & Change; Business Project.

Optional modules include: Entrepreneurship & New Venture Design; Business Planning; Maritime Operations & Risk; Maritime Law; Project Management; Supply Management; International Banking; Strategic Brand Communications; Responsible Leadership.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393