Designed for professionals who wish to progress in their career, our full-time one-year MBA will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking that employers are looking for from their senior management.
Case studies and professional work-based projects will enable you to apply your new skills to the benefit of employers. Guest speakers, industry visits and attending core modules with a mix of full-time, part-time and international students will provide you with a wider perspective and exposure to different cultures as experiences are shared.
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you will graduate with a degree as well as the CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
During your studies, you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnership with professional associations ensures the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.
Scholarships are available for this course. Please click the link below for more information. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/fees-and-finance/postgraduate/index.aspx
You can study our MBA or International MBA on a full-time basis. You will study eight core modules and one option module. These can be completed in any order. Core modules bring together managers from all of our MBA specialisms, giving you a shared learning experience.
You will also be able to graduate with our International MBA by taking a further four months' study at one of our partner institutions in France, Germany, Italy or the USA. Find out more: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/general-management-full-time-mba-pgcert-pgdip.aspx
Core modules will introduce you to various aspects of general management.
You will choose from a host of optional modules which will allow you to specialise in the areas of management you are most interested in.
Accounting and Performance Management
Developing International Strategic and Change Capabilities
Information Systems, Operations and Process Management
Management Environments and Economics
Managing People and Organisations
International study visit
Your international study visit to a European organisation will take place in the autumn or spring terms.
Option modules (choose one)
Entrepreneurship: New Business Planning
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Social Enterprise: New Business Planning
Emerging Financial Markets
Game Theory in Finance and Business
Political Economy in Europe
Financial and Capital Markets
Globalisation and International Markets
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Labour Market Analysis
Your international study visit to a European organisation gives you the opportunity to develop your international perspective.
You will experience live case studies and meet senior managers while engaging institutions such as Belfast City Council (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (Epernay, France) and European Commission (Brussels, Belgium).
Core modules will give you thorough knowledge in each key business discipline. You will then have the opportunity to tailor your MBA through a choice of specialisms and option modules.
Our full-time MBA take a year to complete (typically three sessions per week over one year) but it can also be studied in blocks, or on a part-time basis. When studying in the block format modules can be taken in any order to suit your interests, apart from the final module.
If you want a more flexible approach, you can also sign up for one module at a time and build your qualification as you go, exiting with a Postgraduate Certificate in Management, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, or an MBA.
Part-time students can choose the order in which they study their modules – to benefit their organisation’s specific needs. When studying for the MBA and International MBA you can also tailor your degree through your choice of option modules.
CMI Strategic Diploma
Graduate with dual awards: an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma
The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards – both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership.
Having the CMI Strategic Diploma as well as an MBA from Brighton makes a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.
The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Our partnership with the CMI helps to keep our courses relevant to the workplace and enhance your employability.
We offer all of our masters students free Institute of Directors (IoD) membership. Membership provides you with access to IoD events, mentoring, forums, crowd funding and work placement opportunities.
The IoD network provides opportunities to learn from director-level business people. These are influential people who can really help develop your career.
The IoD is the UK's longest running organisation for business leaders. It encourages entrepreneurial activity and promotes responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.
Experienced, professionally qualified lecturers and small class sizes will ensure your learning needs are supported.
Online learning tools and libraries also ensure academic journals, e-books, business articles and other resources are available to you 24/7, both for use at the university and at home.
You will have access to our Careers Service, including CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business.
Careers and employability
An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It takes into account all the major aspects of business.
In a recent study by the Association of MBAs, those surveyed were earning on average, 33% more immediately after their MBA, 92% more 3-5 years later and 151% more 6-10 years after graduation. Both in the short-term and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.
The University of Brighton has been producing high-quality MBA graduates for over 25 years.
Employers of recent MBA graduates include Total Oil Marine (UK), Fuji Bank (Japan), Price Waterhouse (Beijing), Ericsson (Sweden), Proton Cars (Malaysia), Hewlett Packard (Germany), Microsoft (Mexico) and PepsiCo (India). Sponsors of part-time students include Lloyds TSB, American Express, Police and Fire Services, Health Trusts, the Body Shop, TRANSCO and BOC Edwards.
• Careers advice and support
Careers Service provides help and advice from the very start of your studies, on subjects including careers counselling sessions, CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business.
• Careers counsellor
The Business School's career development advisor, Christina Keiller is available to help you to write your CV, prepare for interviews and plan your career. She also works closely with tutors to ensure that our courses teach vocational skills as well as academic ones.
• Entrepreneurship network
Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship support network. They offer free support for any student or graduate with their business ideas, freelance plan or social enterprise project. Beepurple run events throughout the academic year, designed to equip you with skills that will improve your employability and help you grow a successful business. By taking part in beepurple activities, you will meet like-minded people, hear how other recent graduates have set up their own businesses and gain key enterprise skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.
• Mentoring scheme
Momentum is our award-winning mentoring scheme. It pairs students with professionals who wish to share their experience. Students and their mentors meet regularly to exchange ideas. The scheme helps students to develop new skills and enhance their career prospects.
At least three years management or professional experience, plus a degree or equivalent professional qualification. Those with at least five years management or professional experience do not need a degree or equivalent qualification.