A Masters of Business Administration qualification is one of the most sought-after degrees for business professionals, and is internationally recognised by companies and institutions worldwide.
An MBA tests a student’s ability in preparation for a role in senior management, and the best courses combine disciplines in economics, psychology, sociology and more to help train the next generation of business leaders.
MBA graduates earn over £80,000 on average and the course offers fantastic opportunity for networking, so obviously MBA programs are heavily over-subscribed.
As one of the world’s leading global economies the UK has a huge range of institutions offering the MBA, including the London Business School, whose MBA course is ranked 2nd in the world behind Harvard.
International students who wish to study MBA in London or anywhere else in the UK should first consult the AMBA accredited list of institutions to find a highly ranked and well-established course.
An MBA in the UK can cost between £18,000 and £73,000, although some unaccredited colleges do offer courses for between £7000 and £10,000. Each institution has its own admissions criteria, but many require the applicant to have a 2:1 undergraduate degree minimum, although some will accept a 2:2.
Many of the most respected institutions will not accept students who have less than three to five years of relevant work experience, although the low cost courses often bypass this requirement.
This work experience is required because the MBA is not designed as a course to be studied immediately after finishing a degree. MBAs are viewed primarily as a qualification to be gained by current working professionals who wish to progress their career.
This means you will need proof of your prior employment credentials, perhaps in the form of a recommendation letter.
MBA institutions also require the completion of one or more admissions essays and a good score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test. These tests score you between 200 and 800, and the top schools only take students who have achieved around 700 on the GMAT.
Additionally any students whose first language is not English should take note of each course’s IELTS criteria, with most requiring at least a 6.0 score.
The majority of MBA courses take between one and two years to complete. It is important that you choose your MBA course wisely in order to fully benefit from it. In the UK the following MBAs are available:
If you require more information on how to apply for an MBA course in the UK, contact IEC Abroad today for expert help and advice.