Last updated: 2022-12-31
Bournemouth University (BU) is a public research university located in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The BU MBA program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in business principles, with a focus on leadership, innovation, and global perspective. The program is available in full-time and part-time formats, with a duration of 12 months for full-time students and 24 months for part-time students.
Admissions requirements for the BU MBA program include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, a minimum of three years of professional experience, and satisfactory scores on the GMAT or GRE. International students may be required to demonstrate English proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS scores. The MBA program typically begins in the fall, with classes held on the BU campus in Bournemouth.
The BU MBA program is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The program is taught in English and features a diverse student body, with students coming from a variety of countries and backgrounds. The faculty at Bournemouth University is made up of experienced professionals and scholars who are dedicated to providing a high-quality education to their students. BU is committed to the success of its students, and offers a range of support services to help MBA students succeed in their studies. Alumni of the BU MBA program have gone on to hold leadership positions in a variety of industries.
The Bournemouth MBA is our flagship course designed to enable you to take your career to the next level and to operate as a global leader with realistic appreciation of the business ecosystem.
You will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in business and management, and enhance your understanding of the people behaviour and attitudes, to become an effective, independent and credible leader. Your managerial skills will be enhanced through a series of master-classes, guest lectures from industry speakers, case studies and consultancy work with real business clients.
In addition short internship opportunities are available as part of the course, enabling you to add practical context to your learning experience. You’ll have the opportunity to choose one of several electives before undertaking a consultancy or research project in the final stage.
The Bournemouth MBA is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)which means when you complete your studies you’ll have your MBA qualification and a CMI qualification. You will also receive a complimentary CMI membership for the duration of your qualification with BU.
General entry requirements:
The normal requirements for embarking upon a postgraduate taught degree are:
- A Bachelor’s Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject and at least 1 year of relevant work experience. However, applicants with less experience might be invited to interview.
If you lack the formal academic qualifications, there are several alternative routes to follow, some based on experience.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
- IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent.
A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.