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Full-time MBA

Ranked first in the UK and 18th in the world by The Economist, the Warwick Full-time MBA, creates entrepreneurial, creative and effective leaders

Our Full-time MBA is the catalyst you need to transform your career. Whether you want to change job function, sector, location or simply increase your earning potential, we will give you the confidence and skills to achieve your potential.

Our 12 month programme is intense, fast-paced and captivating. With international travel, unlimited coaching, in-depth work with leading companies and a peer group from a range of different industry sectors and cultures, you will grow both personally and academically. Alongside lectures, seminars, group exercises, case studies and projects, you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most innovative learning experiences available.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
  • LeadershipPlus
  • Managing in a New World
  • Marketing Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Thinking: Strategic Evaluation & Analysis

Elective modules:

Choose four elective modules from a wide choice to customise your MBA and achieve your aims. You may also have the opportunity to study one of our overseas electives to gain international experience. Electives will be taught in 4 day blocks (Wednesday to Saturday) and are shared with Executive and Distance learning MBA participants, offering more networking opportunities. You may also choose to study some of your electives at our location in The Shard. Modules there are taught over four non-consecutive days.

Our electives broadly fit into the following categories:

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Global Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Management & Leadership

For more information about the optional modules available on this course please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

You begin the year with an induction boot camp and workshop on building high performance teams where we will assess your strengths and areas for development and develop a solid understanding of your career aspirations. Your induction week includes a Development Centre to challenge you and your MBA team through a series of typical senior management assessment activities.

Syndicate group work is an essential part of the Full-time MBA, allowing you to perfect your presentation and negotiation skills. You will be part of the same group for the entirety of your required modules and will become part of different groups as you undertake your electives, this can include both Executive and Distance learning participants.

We take a creative approach to teaching, using film, drama, business simulation software and role play on different modules during the course. This allows you to apply your learning to real life scenarios, try out new leadership techniques and generate creative responses to challenges.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

You must have at least four years’ postgraduate managerial work experience. We are seeking evidence of consistent progression including increased people management, budgetary and/or project management responsibilities.

You must have an upper second class honours at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. However, we also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve.

English Language requirements

All of our programmes are delivered in English so, if English is not your first language, you have not graduated from an English speaking university or worked in an English speaking environment for at least two years, you must demonstrate a minimum overall standard in the following recognised tests of English. The certificate will be required as evidence.

IELTS: 7.0 - all four language components have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5

PTE: 70 - with 51+ in every section

CAE: Grade B – overall score 190 with 2 x 170 and 2 x 190

CPE: Grade B – overall score 190 with 2 x 170 and 2 x 190

TOEFL: 100 – minimum component scores: Listening 21, Reading 22, Writing 21, Speaking 23

Department of study

Warwick Business School

Location of study

University of Warwick

You may also undertake some modules at The Shard, London

Course fees

£39,000 (find out more)

Find out more about fees and funding via both the WBS and Warwick web pages.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.