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MBA (Full-time ) (2024 Entry)

Business students at the University of Warwick

Explore our Full-time MBA

Reach your full potential on Warwick's Full-time MBA. Warwick Business School will provide you with an intense and fast-paced programme, where you will gain expert knowledge on the global business environment.

Course overview

Ranked sixth in the UK in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2023, 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, with the option to specialise your MBA in Entrepreneurship
  • 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

Minimum requirements

Minimum requirements

You must have at least three years’ post-graduation professional experience. You should be able to demonstrate progression in your career, which could include increased people management, budgetary and/or project management responsibilities.

You must have a 2:1 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

You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. 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.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.

Additional requirements

GMAT, GRE and The Warwick Test – you must complete either the GMAT, GRE or Warwick Test as part of your admission to WBS.

GMAT - We welcome valid GMAT scores achieved through either the classic or new Focus edition.

Our current class average GMAT score is 670, or 615 under the Focus edition. This equates to a performance in the 78% percentile under each format. We don’t have a minimum score requirement, but scores in line with the class average are considered competitive.

Our test centre code is: FH4-P5-35. GMAT scores are considered valid within a 5-year period. Please contact GMAC directly to book your GMAT.

GRE - For the GRE, all sections of the test must be taken to be considered valid. We don’t ask have a minimum score requirement, but a score of 160 in Verbal Reasoning and 160 in Quantitative Reasoning would be considered competitive.

Our test centre code is: 0806. GRE scores are considered valid within a 5-year period. Please contact ETS directly to book your GRE.

The Warwick Test - The Warwick Test may be available as an alternative for certain candidates, dependent on personal circumstance. The Warwick Test may be made available to you following interview for the Full-time MBA.

Core modules

  • Financial Management
  • Innovation and Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • LeadershipPlus
  • Corporate Reporting and Decision Making
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Thinking

We have integrated social and environmental sustainability throughout our core modules, allowing you to address this complex, multidimensional subject from different angles and perspectives.

Elective modules

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 help you tailor the course to your personal 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
  • Marketing
  • Digital
  • Global Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Management and Leadership

There is also the option to specialise your MBA in entrepreneurship.

Read the module descriptions for this course on the Warwick Business School website.


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

Class sizes comprise of between 100 and 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).


You will have the choice to undertake either a strategic consulting project, an internship or traditional dissertation.

The strategic consulting project focuses on practice and is based in an employment setting, alongside a small team of your peers. 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.

Alternatively, you can undertake an internship of between six and twelve weeks, in the UK or overseas. Your internship will allow you to take on a manager’s mindset, critically evaluating the practices you see during your time in business, identifying general management perspectives and reflecting on activities that are key to success.

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.

Your career

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including:

  • Amazon
  • BP
  • Capgemini
  • Coutts
  • Ebay
  • EY
  • Gartner
  • Genpact
  • HSBC
  • Infosys Consulting
  • JP Morgan
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Nielsen Sports
  • Sagentia Innovation
  • SAP
  • Siemens Energy

Example roles held by our Full-time MBA graduates:

  • Assistant Director
  • Corporate Communications Consultant
  • Digital Strategy Manager
  • Director - Business Development
  • Director International Business Development
  • Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Founder & CEO
  • Growth Lead
  • Head of Innovation
  • Managing Director
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Manager
  • Senior Consultant
  • Senior Manager - Sustainability Solutions
  • Senior Marketing Manager
  • Strategic Advisor
  • Strategy Consultant

Helping you find the right career

We have our own dedicated careers team at Warwick Business School, CareersPlus. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.

Personalised support

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?

Find out more about us on our website.

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.

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  • 4th in the UK and 16th in the world - Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience Ranking 2023
  • 6th in the UK and 19th in the world - QS Business Masters Rankings 2024

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  • 2nd in the UK and 28th in the world - Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2023
  • 3rd in the UK and 18th in the world - QS Business Masters Rankings 2024

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  • 2nd in the UK and 9th in the world - QS Business Masters Rankings 2024

MSc Business Analytics

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Tuition fees

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.

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We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students will be classified as Home or Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

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If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

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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.

For departmental specific costs, please see the Modules tab on the course web page for the list of core and optional core modules with hyperlinks to our Module Catalogue (please visit the Department’s website if the Module Catalogue hyperlinks are not provided).

Associated costs can be found on the Study tab for each module listed in the Module Catalogue (please note most of the module content applies to 2022/23 year of study). Information about module department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and financial support

Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.

Living costs

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