Explore our Business Administration taught Master's degree.
Reach your full potential on Warwick's Business Administration MBA, ranked 1st in the UK by Economist/Which? MBA 2022 global ranking of full-time MBA courses. Warwick Business School will provide you with an intense and fast-paced programme, where you will gain expert knowledge on the global business environment.
Ranked first in the UK and 17th in the world by The Economist/Which? MBA ranking 2021, our Full-time MBA is the catalyst you need to transform your career.
Designed for visionary leaders who want to make a difference in the world, our Full-time MBA is an investment in you to attain the tools, confidence, and big picture vision to leap to the next level of your career. Whether you want to change job function, sector, location or simply increase your earning power, we will support you in achieving your full potential so you can deliver real impact in whatever path you take.
Our 12-month programme is intense and fast-paced. With international travel, unlimited coaching, in-depth work with leading companies and a peer group from a wide range of different industry sectors and cultures, you will grow both personally and academically.
During your year with us and beyond, we will support and motivate you, as well as push, critique and challenge you to bring out your inner Change Maker.
Skills from this degree
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the global business environment
- Gain an understanding of different leadership skills and develop your own leadership style
- Gain an appreciation of different perspectives and viewpoints by learning with and from a diverse cohort
- Develop an entrepreneurial mindset
- You will benefit from being part of a global cohort, allowing you to develop your professional network and understand different cultures and work practices.
General entry requirements
You must have at least three years' professional, business experience. We are seeking evidence of consistent progression including increased people management, budgetary and/or project management responsibilities.
You must have a 2:i 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. Generally you will need a well-balanced GMAT score (our current GMAT average is 650), or a valid GRE score equivalent to GMAT admissions requirements.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:
- Band B
- IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
- Financial Management
- Innovation and Strategic Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Reporting and Decision Making
- Operations Management
- Organisational Behaviour
- Strategic Thinking
Whether you are interested in strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, leadership or international business, we offer a wide range of elective modules to suit your needs. You will customise your MBA by choosing four elective modules to support you in achieving your aims. To support you in gaining international experience, one of your four elective modules will be a required overseas module.
Our electives broadly fit into the following categories:
- Finance and Accounting
- Global Business
- Management and Leadership
There is also the option to specialise your MBA in entrepreneurship.
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. By building your leadership and management skills you can increase your confidence and prepare for any scenario.
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.
Class sizes comprise of around 120 students split into two cohorts.
Typical contact hours
You will study eight required modules and four elective modules. Typically, each module will consist of approximately 30 hours preparation and pre-reading, 30 hours of academic delivery and 40 hours writing the assignment(s).
Assessment varies from module to module but is generally a combination of individual assignments and group projects and presentations. Some modules may also be assessed by exam.
Strategic consulting project or dissertation
You will have the choice to undertake either a strategic consulting project or traditional dissertation. The strategic consulting project focuses on practice and is based in an employment setting. You will work as part of a group on the project with 10% of your assessment being based on group work and 90% based on an individual consulting report. This is your opportunity to consolidate everything you have learnt and apply it to a real business. Academically, it tests your ability to apply your learning to real management issues. Professionally, it may well open the door to your next career move.
If you choose to undertake the dissertation option, although more academic with a focus on theory, it is still highly relevant in the world of business. It will demonstrate that you can assimilate your learning, take multiple perspectives on a business issue and explore your subject thoroughly.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including:
- Gates Corporation
- Goldman Sachs
- Hilti Great Britain
- LePearl Fashion
- Marley Spoon
- T&B Media Global
Example roles held by our Full-time MBA graduates:
- Associate Director
- Director of Sales and Marketing
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Consultant
- Head of Data Analytics
- Head of Finance
- Head of Marketing and Business Development
- Lead Consultant
- Senior Consultant
- Talent Acquisition Partner
- Vice President - Transformation Services
- Wealth Management Specialist
Helping you find the right career
We have our own dedicated careers team at Warwick Business School called WBS CareersPlus. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.
The WBS CareersPlus team will support you and help you to understand yourself and your strengths. They can help you to identify possible career paths, and to set and achieve your career ambitions. This helps to boost your employability and helps you prepare for your career.
You can take advantage of personalised careers coaching and advice. Our one to one careers appointments can help you if you have a question about writing applications, wish to explore your career options, or need to prepare for interviews and assessment centres.
Warwick Business School
If you’re interested in the bigger picture, comfortable challenging assumptions and want a degree that will open doors, then WBS is the place for you. We will give you the foundation for change and prepare you for your future career. Are you ready to make your mark in the world of business?
The vision of WBS is to be Europe’s leading University-based Business School, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business. We recognise that rankings are one way to profile our progress towards fulfilling this vision, and are proud to participate in the major global business education rankings.
QS Business Master's Rankings 2022
- Master's in Business Analytics – 12th in the world, 3rd in the UK
- Master's in Marketing – 7th in the world, 2nd in the UK
- Master's in Management – 19th in the world, 4th in the UK
- Master's in Finance – 20th in the world, 6th in the UK
Financial Times Master's in Management Ranking 2021
- 15th in the world, 3rd in the UK
Financial Times Master's in Finance Ranking 2022
- 12th in the world, 3rd in the UK
Financial Times’ Online MBA ranking 2022
- 1st in the world for our Distance Learning MBA
Economist/Which? MBA 2022
- 1st in the UK for our Full-time MBA
Our Postgraduate Taught courses
- Accounting and Finance (MSc)
- Business Analytics (MSc)
- Business and Finance (MSc)
- Business with Consulting (MSc)
- Business with Marketing (MSc)
- Business with Operations Management (MSc)
- Finance (MSc)
- Finance and Economics (MSc)
- Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation (MSc)
- International Business (MSc)
- Management (MSc)
- Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (MSc)
- Marketing and Strategy (MSc)
- Mathematical Finance (MSc)
- Business Administration (Distance Learning) (MBA)
- Business Administration (Executive) (MBA)
- Business Administration (Full-time) (MBA)
- Behavioural Science (PGDip)
- Digital Leadership (PGDip)
- Marketing Leadership (PGDip)
- Organisational Change (PGDip)
- Strategic Leadership (PGDip)
- Strategy and Innovation (PGDip)
Our Postgraduate Research courses
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
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