MBA Master of Business Administration

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Introduction

An MBA is more than a qualification, it’s a state of mind. So think like an MBA student. Choose our Master of Business Administration MBA course. which approaches successful management as a toolkit of skills you can adapt and apply to your unique career demands.

The world of business never stands still, which is why – with input from our students and employers – we're refreshing our MBA degree course. Taking real-world challenges as our starting point, there'll be even more of a focus on practical, hands-on learning – and more opportunities to ignite your career.

You know what you don't want: your performance measured by exams; assignments that have no meaning in the real world; feeling that you don't belong. Knowing this is the first step. The next one is talking to us, and finding out how we do things differently here.

Our International Business School is a destination for practitioners like you from around the world. We offer a diverse classroom that brings global business into local focus. Using active learning, you'll be exposed to alternative business practices first-hand that put your communication, critical analysis and decision making skills to the test.

Studying your Master of Business Administration MBA in Cambridge offers more than an exceptional academic reputation. It means doing business in a city of rapid growth with a thriving economy. Cambridge has a culture of innovation and is known globally as a destination for tech and biotech companies that are based here. We make sure that you'll benefit from this unique environment by forging strong links with local businesses.

At ARU, we have state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our CANVAS learning management to access study resources and help.

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Master of Business Administration MBA students at ARU bolster their advanced management training with Level 7 CMI accreditation, thanks to our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This qualification provides a considerable competitive advantage to students and offers an effective route to career progression.

One year’s work experience is required for entry onto our MBA course.

Key facts

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Facilities and accreditation

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.

Benefits of postgraduate study

Improve your employability, progress in your career, and take on an intellectual challenge with our flexible postgraduate degrees.

Postgraduate study at ARU

Careers

Our Master of Business Administration MBA will equip you with the management and entrepreneurial abilities to succeed in a wide range of business fields. When you graduate, you’ll be confident about entering the international business market and finding a senior role in a corporation or taking the first steps towards self-employment.

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Funding for postgraduate students

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