Reach your full potential on Warwick's Business Administration MBA, ranked 1st in the UK by Economist/WhichMBA? 2019 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 24th in the world by The Economist/Which? MBA ranking 2019, 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.
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
- Managing in a New World
- Operations Management
- Organisational Behaviour
- Strategic Thinking
Whether you’re 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.
Our electives broadly fit into the following categories:
- Finance and Accounting
- Global Business
- Management and Leadership
You begin the year with an induction and workshop on building high performance teams, followed by a series of sector insights and career management workshops during the first few weeks of your MBA where we will help support your career action planning, and focus on maximising your MBA experience. Later in your programme, you will undertake a Development Centre to challenge you and your MBA colleagues through a series of typical senior management assessment activities to prepare you for success through recruitment and selection processes.
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.
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.
Consultancy project and dissertation
Your individual consultancy project and dissertation will take place with a real organisation for 10 to 12 weeks over the summer period. The project will give you hands-on experience of consulting on a specific business challenge, enabling you to put everything you have learned into practice while offering the chance to network and showcase your individual talent for potential future employment with the organisation.
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.
Minimum 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 660), or a valid GRE score equivalent to GMAT admissions requirements.
English language requirements 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.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Additional Course Costs
Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.
For details about what is included/excluded from your course fees, please visit the Full-time MBA course page.
We have WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 25% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.
Further details about scholarships can be seen on the MBA webpage.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, American Airlines, Baringa, Capco, Cicero, Elkem, GKN Driveline, HSBC, Microsoft, Northern Trust, Novartis, PwC, Sainor, Solvay and Unilever.
Our career services are tailored to your individual needs and fully integrated into the programme, providing an excellent way to super charge your career, leadership skills and earning potential.
You will have weekly sessions allocated within your timetable dedicated to your career development ensuring you leave WBS feeling confident to make your next career move.
You will have access to unlimited one-to-one coaching throughout the year and will be featured in our annual Talent Profile book which is sent to over 200 employers from 12 sectors (Pharmacy & Healthcare; Automotive; Manufacturing; Transport & Logistics; Energy; FMCG; Government; Real Estate; Strategy & Consulting; Media & Entertainment; Finance and Technology) and around 100 copies are printed for use at the annual MBA Careers Fair in The Shard.
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
If you would like to explore whether our Full-time MBA is the right programme for you, you can:
- Join us for regular online virtual information sessions
- Meet us at an MBA fair around the world
- Join us for regular open events at our Warwick campus or WBS London where you can meet with staff and participants, as well as experience a taster lecture
Full details of all forthcoming events are on our website.