Taught course

Central Saint Martins Birkbeck MBA

University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins

Entry requirements

Central Saint Martins Birkbeck MBA applicants must have an Honours Degree, and normally at least three years of relevant working and/or professional experience, but we will look at exceptional candidates with less. Applicants without a first degree but with substantial number of years working experience will also be considered.

IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in any one paper, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

What happens when you mix an arts school with a business school? The Central Saint Martins Birkbeck MBA is a different kind of MBA that places creative approaches and social engagement at the heart of future management and leadership. The course challenges the orthodox business school approach to education, and instead focuses on cross-disciplinary collaboration. You will become a new type of business graduate: one who can combine genuinely creative thinking and innovation with core financial and strategic management skills.

Reasons to Apply

  • Our MBA’s radical approach lies in its philosophy: deep research and analysis leading to real, root-and-branch, change. This course places tools and concepts in context, combining design thinking and creative problem solving with rigorous academic content.
  • Benefit from the combined strengths of two highly regarded institutions, in the central London locations of King’s Cross and Bloomsbury, offering graduates access to an expansive and supportive international network.
  • A cross-disciplinary approach to prepare you for complex and ever-changing business environments allowing you to develop critical thinking, decision-making, emotional intelligence, negotiation and creative cognitive flexibility.
  • Embracing the different perspectives of your cohort comprising students from a variety of professional industries and international cultures. Your colleagues will reframe problems and challenge the status quo.
  • Enabling you to pursue your studies part-time while continuing in your full-time career.


  • Unit 1: Provocation and Enquiry (60 credits)
  • Unit 2: Entrepreneurship in action (20 credits)
  • Unit 3: Effecting change: Collaboration in practice (40 credits)
  • Unit 4: Extended Live Project or Dissertation (60 credits)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Central Saint Martins
020 7514 7023