Full-time MBA

The full-time MBA programme attracts students from a wide range of business backgrounds and nationalities. It is particularly suitable for anyone wanting to build an international business career or preparing to start their own business.

MBA Brochure


12 months


Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford

Start date



Monday to Friday

The full-time MBA is an intensive, one-year programme delivered in three stages, plus a one week induction. Learning is highly interactive and in small groups.

Key features

  • Core management subjects
  • Specialisms in decision-making and insight, leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation and the digital economy. We benefit from Surrey Business School's Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE)
  • Optional Surrey International MBA Study Tour
  • Optional modules, so you can tailor the MBA to suit your needs
  • The Surrey Connect mentorship scheme
  • An opportunity to take part in connected business projects with our partner organisations, building hands-on experience
  • Final Integrative Applied Project
  • Professional development workshops
  • One-to-one Personalised careers coaching and personal profile development
  • Co-teaching, where we bring industry practitioners into the classroom

Programme structure

The full-time MBA is spread over three stages, with a one week induction and a focus on working in small teams alongside individual learning:

  • Core modules
    Full-time and Executive MBA students study the same core modules, with their delivery and assessment tailored for each programme
  • Elective modules
    Students will select two elective modules
  • Integrative applied project
    The project can take three forms: business plan, consultancy report or dissertation.


From our innovative modules that address the pressing issues of the modern business world, to our careers session and workshops, our holistic and integrated course provides students with a valuable, transferable and highly employable set of skills.

See a full breakdown of modules.

Surrey International MBA Study Tour (optional)

The optional Surrey International MBA Study Tour provides the opportunity to travel to a selected international destination and be immersed in another culture, in order to develop a deeper global business mind set. You will have access to company visits and lecture sessions delivered by top international academics, offering exclusive industry insights from an international perspective; as well as cultural days to explore the country’s top attractions and landmarks.

Please note: there is an additional cost for the Surrey International MBA Study Tour separate from the main course fee.

Recent study tour: China, Beijing - July 2018

Company visits included:

  • Microsoft Inc
  • Intel Inc.
  • Baidu

Topics included:

  • Entrepreneurship and investments
  • Chinese brand marketing
  • Consumer behaviour in China
  • Strategic management of corporations of the internet era in China.
Vaishali Desai

"Visiting Baidu, China’s internet giant, was one of my favourite trips on the study tour. It was a unique insight into the Chinese internet industry and the innovation surrounding the current capabilities of AI."

Vaishali Desai, Executive MBA - class of 2018

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