Master of 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 your career prospects: we want to change the way you think. We achieve this through the purposeful interplay of theory and practice, by supporting learning with up-to-date management theory and engagement with practitioners from industry.
To reflect best practice in the world of business, our course is integrative and inter-disciplinary. Our modules and projects are connected in meaningful ways, allowing you to cross-pollinate content from across the wider MBA experience. The Surrey MBA is digital, agile and entrepreneurial, and you’ll 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 are fundamental to both our research and the Surrey MBA experience, which provides a careful balance between theory and practice in preparation for the realities of the modern business landscape.
Our connected MBA courses 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 something new.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Placement||Start date|
|MBA||Part-time||24 months||October 2019|
|MBA||Full-time||12 months||October 2019|
MBA - Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
MBA - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
International Study Tour
The Surrey MBA International Study Tour provides a unique opportunity for students to learn first hand about international business. This optional annual one-week immersion includes tuition from distinguished faculty at international partner universities, visits to well-known international companies and cultural learning.
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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 (PDF) 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 University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
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, student demand and/or class size caps.
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
Our 12-month full-time MBA course runs to a standard timetable, with classes and other extracurricular activities scheduled on week days during term times.
Our 24-month part-time Executive MBA (EMBA) course takes place across 17 weekends per year. The EMBA timetable becomes available to you prior to the start of each academic year.
Learning and disability
We have two services, Academic Skills and Development and the Disability and Neurodiversity Service which can help develop your learning.
Academic Skills and Development
Academic Skills and Development 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.
Disability and Neurodiversity Service
The University’s Disability and Neurodiversity Service supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (including autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).
If you tell us about any conditions and register with us, we can give you appropriate support during your studies.
We can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance, and test you for dyslexia and dyspraxia. We can also offer regular study skills and mentoring support.
English language support
Our English Language Support Programme (ELSP) provides tailored English language support during your studies. It is particularly valuable to students who speak English as a second or additional language, but native speakers are also welcome.
Full time MBA
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must also have at least three years postgraduate experience in a managerial role to apply.
A UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must also have at least five years experience in a managerial role to apply. We can also consider you if you don’t have a degree but do have a relevant professional training qualification and at least six years managerial work experience.
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English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.
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 2019-20 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 or three-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.