MBA Master of Business Administration
- Full Time
- Degree of Master of Business Administration
- Course Length
- 1 years
- Course Start Date
- September 2024
At Norwich Business School, we offer a unique and highly relevant programme that will enhance your career while giving you an exceptional educational and life experience.
Study for your MBA at one of the top 300 universities in the world, QS World University Rankings, 2024. The 2024 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings evaluates the impact of around 1,500 higher education institutions worldwide, with UEA’s position of joint 295th putting it in the top 20% globally.
With over 30 years of experience here within Norwich Business School (NBS) our MBA will challenge and change the way you think about business. You’ll enjoy an altogether different, personalised programme that gives you more time to participate and share expertise with your peers, led by a team of leading academics and industry practitioners at the forefront of research and commerce.
We select the very best students from around the globe to benefit from the hands-on practical consultancy experience that sets us apart. Share knowledge and expertise as part of a supportive community that remains active long after graduation.
Key features of our 12-month programme include:
- AMBA accredited / CMI dual accredited
- Two live consultancy projects giving you practical business experience
- Student cohorts from internationally diverse professional and cultural backgrounds
- September start date
- CMI membership for the duration of your studies and eligibility for the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice
- Inclusive and partnership approach to learning with expert staff
- Small class sizes, encouraging participation and sharing knowledge
- Exceptional teaching and social facilities for MBA students in the heart of Norwich Business School
- The London residential, visiting some of London’s most prestigious organisations, including opportunities to learn from senior managers responsible for leading these organisations
- A strong global MBA Alumni community which continues after graduation
This programme is accredited by AMBA – the Association of MBAs – placing it in the top 2% of MBAs globally. AMBA accreditation denotes the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education. MBA students and graduates, Business Schools, and employers all recognise it as a gold standard.
AMBA membership is free for students and graduates of AMBA-accredited Business Schools. AMBA exists to champion brilliance in Business Schools and nurture impactful graduates who will change business for the better. AMBA’s network of accredited Schools has grown to more than 270 institutions in 75 countries, with over 46,000 MBA, MBM and DBA students and graduates participating in our global membership community.
The MBA also offers dual accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). When you successfully complete this programme, you’ll receive either the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Professional Consulting or the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice and gain CMI membership for the duration of your studies.
Study and Modules
Achieve the highest-level management qualification possible with our prestigious, 12-month full-time MBA. Become immersed in practical consultancy projects and work alongside a select and internationally diverse cohort of peers on a rigorous programme with a world-class reputation.
Our AMBA accredited MBA is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops delivered by internationally recognised academics and industry specialists. The programme is designed to maximise the benefits of being part of an experienced group of peers from a range of professional backgrounds. Optional modules are co-taught with our Executive MBA students and include some online, evening sessions.
Optional A Modules(Credits: 30)
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.
Teaching and Learning
Lectures will be supported by utilising applied learning constructs and case studies to help you develop strategic-level knowledge and skills.
You’ll develop an analytical approach to problem solving enabling you to evaluate and interpret the strategic environment. This will enable you to progress the skills necessary to effectively assess your own business organisation and apply MBA learning to address future strategic development, including leading and influencing strategic change.
A core aim of the programme is to develop your cognitive skills through the integration of taught material from diverse modules of study and its application in analysing problem-based situations.
You’ll be assessed using a variety of individual coursework, which applies theory to practice; examinations; individual professional discussion; and group work (presentations and written reports).
- Degree Classification
- Bachelor degree - 2:1 or equivalent
- Degree Subject
- Any subject area
- English Foreign Language
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 6.0 in Writing and Speaking and 5.5 in Listening and Reading)
Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date.
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
All candidates who meet the above requirements are interviewed as part of the application process, either in person or via Skype. This allows them the opportunity to ask any questions about the course, the School, and anything else they may wish to know that would help them complete their application.
This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year
Additional Information or Requirements
A candidate’s work experience is highly significant and we are looking for applicants with a minimum of four years in a managerial, professional or entrepreneurial role and with experience of managing a team or project. We will look carefully at your CV when assessing your suitability for our MBA programme, so you are strongly encouraged to include as much detail as possible about the responsibilities and tasks for each role and the skills you have developed from these. If your CV does not sufficiently evidence your work experience, then we may not be able to progress your application.
In addition, candidates should normally possess one of the following:
First or second class honours degree, or international equivalent, or;
Relevant postgraduate diploma, or;
Qualification from a professional body recognised by UEA.
Applicants who do not hold a first degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of their business and managerial experience, their career to date, and their likelihood of benefiting from the course. The final decision is at the discretion of the MBA Course Leader.
Our Admissions Policy applies to the admissions of all postgraduate applicants.
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2024/25 are:
UK Students: £25,200 (full time)
International Students: 25,200 (full time)
If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students).
We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.
Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Course Related Costs
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
To apply please use our online application form.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying, please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
After the Course
This UEA MBA provides a platform to accelerate your career trajectory within your existing area of expertise, sector and home region or offer Global career transition opportunities. It provides career agility by enabling you to adapt and progress your career to leadership and executive management roles of influence within organisations, institutions and partnerships, or to develop your career independently through consultancy or entrepreneurial ventures.
Examples of careers that you could enter include:
- Management Consultant
- Senior/Executive management
- Functional Department Director
- Leadership Roles in Private, public and third sector
- Entrepreneur/business start-up