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


Course content

Whether you wish to improve your job prospects, progress within your current field or start your own business, the Southampton MBA will help you to achieve your ambitions. The degree has a particular emphasis on personal development and reflective learning, enabling you to enhance your managerial and leadership capabilities while gaining a deeper insight into key business theories and processes. The MBA is designed for graduates with work experience and uses reflective learning approaches to help you identify your strengths and develop your leadership style while giving you a thorough grounding in core management theories.

Part one: compulsory 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

Part two: optional modules: two from an approved list, eg Consultancy Project (double); Project Management; Marketing Communications Management; Supply Management; Innovation and Technology Transfer

Part three: core module: Application of Management Skills (comprising group project applying knowledge to a case study modelling the various roles of managers)

Part four: dissertation/business project

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
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