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.
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.
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.
We place a strong emphasis on practical and professional skills. You’ll be assessed on work-based assignments, research projects, syndicate work and group presentations.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
Study at a time that suits you, using our learning management system.
Study at a time that suits you, using our online learning management system.
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.How to pay your fees directly
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships and bursaries, which provide extra financial support while you're at university.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Due to the national lockdown all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses. Visit our restrictions page for details.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic all our students can choose to either study face to face on campus or online only, and students are able to change their mode of delivery at given dates throughout the trimester.
For on campus teaching, we offer at least 4 hours face to face teaching related contact time per week for our undergraduate full time programmes supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours vary course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering face to face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place within the UK due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
Check the standard entry requirements for IELTS requirements for this course.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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