The Surrey MBA

MBA fees and funding

Undertaking an MBA is a substantial investment of your time and your finances. We aim to ensure that the return on your investment is considerable.


Full time MBA: £21,100

A third to be paid when you confirm your place, followed by two further payments spread throughout the year.

Executive MBA: £23,500

A third to be paid when you confirm your place, followed by two further payments spread throughout the two years of the course. Executive MBA fees include accommodation costs for all residential weekends.

What’s included

  • Learning materials including core text books
  • Online learning support through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Membership of the Association of MBAs 
  • Access to international networking and continuing professional development
  • Membership of the University of Surrey Library and Learning Centre and access to all campus facilities
  • Discounted membership of Surrey Sports Park

Other costs

Full-time students will need to budget for accommodation and food, travel and other day-to-day expenses. A range of good quality and reasonably priced accommodation is available on and near the University campus.

Accommodation for weekend residential sessions is included in the Executive MBA fees.

Overseas study tours are available to Surrey MBA students. There is no tuition or arrangement fee for these but students will be expected to pay their own travel and accommodation.


Many employers are willing to sponsor their staff to undertake an MBA. The benefits for employers can be substantial and we’ve written a brief guide for sponsoring employers.

It’s worth discussing sponsorship with your manager or HR department. Prepare a brief business case so they can see what your new qualification will bring to your organisation. Annual appraisals or the drawing up of personal development plans can be a good trigger for discussing undertaking an MBA and the possibility of sponsorship.

Sponsors can pay all your fees or just a percentage and we are happy to receive your fee payments from more than one source.

Some employers aren’t able to offer financial sponsorship but can offer a wide range of other support such as study leave or access to company resources, so it’s always worth discussing your plans to study with your manager.

Other sources of funding

If you own your own home and live in the UK you may be eligible for a UK Government-sponsored Career Development Loan. Students intending to study in the UK and to use the results of their study for work in the UK or elsewhere in the EU are also eligible.

HSBC Postgraduate Banking and Professional Loans offer special loan rates and deals for students to finance their MBA programme. 

Chevening Scholarships are administered by the British Council and are currently available in more than 100 countries around the world.

American MBA applicants with a minimum 3.5 GPA may be eligible for the Fulbright Award.

I chose the Surrey MBA because of its convenient location, value for money, accreditation and on the recommendation of a friend.

Simon Furmidge, Surrey MBA Alumnus

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