Business Administration MBA
Why choose this course
“The Surrey MBA is designed to be a transformational learning experience. We want to do more than change students’ career prospects; we want to change the way students think. This is achieved through the purposeful interplay of theory and practice, in which learning is underpinned by cutting edge management theory and supported by engagement with practitioners from industry.
To reflect best practice in the world of business, our programme is integrative and inter-disciplinary. Modules and projects do not sit in silos; rather they are connected in meaningful ways, allowing students to cross-pollinate content from across the wider MBA experience. The Surrey MBA is digital, agile and entrepreneurial, and our students leave prepared to lead the way in a rapidly changing business world.”
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What you will study
We believe that truly successful careers are fuelled by visionary leadership, a profound sense of responsibility and the ability to create and develop innovative and sustainable opportunities. These principles underpin both our research and our connected MBA experience. Surrey’s Connected MBA programmes offer an opportunity to connect you to peers, academics, industry leaders, alumni and venture capitalists throughout and beyond your studies. It will prepare you for the realities of the modern changing business landscape.
The full-time Surrey MBA is a one year intensive programme that attracts high calibre students from a wide range of business backgrounds and nationalities. Our executive MBA is a two year part-time programme, designed to help you balance your studies with a demanding career and personal commitments. The course is delivered over 17 weekends per year, with each instance involving intensive study and professional development.
Both programmes are highly relevant for anyone looking to develop their career and leadership capability with their current employer or make a transition to broaden their skills and connections with a view to starting their own business.
Find out more about our MBA programmes.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Placement||Start date|
|MBA||Part-time||24 months||October 2018|
|MBA||Full-time||12 months||October 2018|
Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
MAHON C Mr (SBS)
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.
The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Year 1 (full-time)
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
Choose 2 from a choice of 6
Year 1 (part-time)
Year 2 (part-time)
Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
Choose 2 from a choice of 6
Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are scheduled for 17 weekends per year, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators.
Learning and disability
We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.
Student Personal Learning and Study Hub
SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.
Find out more about the study support available.
Additional Learning Support
ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).
If you have a disability, we encourage you to disclose your condition and register with the service so you can be appropriately supported during your studies.
The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also available.
See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.
Applicants to the full-time programme should normally hold, as a minimum, a lower second class honours degree from a British or overseas university, as well as a minimum of three years postgraduate experience in a managerial role.
Applicants to the executive MBA should normally hold a minimum of five years postgraduate experience in a managerial role.
Applicants who do not have a degree but hold a relevant professional training qualification, along with a minimum of six years’ managerial work experience, will also be considered.
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English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
View the other English language qualifications that we accept.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.
The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.
Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.
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- These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2018-19 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
- If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.
Scholarships and bursaries
Discounts for Surrey graduates
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