Postgraduate (20 months, 24 months full-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
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Course duration: 20 months (September starts); 24 months (January starts).
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An MBA isn’t just a qualification, it’s the way you think. So think like an MBA student. Choose the Master of Business Administration course that equips you with a management toolkit, that you adapt and apply to your extended work placement, and gets you ready for successful career. The world of business never stands still, which is why – with input from our students and employers – we're refreshing our MBA with Placement 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. This page has details of the modules we'll be introducing from September 2020 *subject to validation.
You know what you want from your degree: to be prepared for the real world, to gain competitive advantage and to stand out from the crowd. At ARU we want this too.
Studying your Master of Business Administration MBA course at our Business School means interacting with other professionals from around the world. At ARU, you'll be exposed to different cultures and business practices whilst developing your communication, leadership, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Paired with active learning, this environment will prepare you for your work placement. The industry placement will complement your knowledge, let you put your newly acquired skills to the test, and boost your confidence. At the end of your MBA journey, you will have the necessary knowledge, tools and experience to jump start your unrivalled career at a managerial level.
Choosing Cambridge as your MBA destination will give you a unique environment to grow. Surrounded by tech and biotech companies, you will be inspired by the entrepreneurial creativity and constant growth. Known globally as the “Silicon Fen”, Cambridge is a city of innovation, progress, and a thriving economy. The Business School takes advantage of this one-of-a-kind environment by building strong links with businesses, which benefit you as an MBA student and give you the insight to choose the right organisation for your work placement.
Our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means that our Master of Business Administration MBA students boost their advanced management training with a Level 7 CMI accreditation. This qualification enables a quicker career progression and helps our students stand out in the job market.
You'll be responsible for sourcing your own placement in a company of your interest, but our Student Engagement and Placements team will give you full support and guidance throughout the process.
Please note entry to the MBA with Placement requires a minimum of two years relevant work experience and a successful interview.
Our MBA with placement course will equip you with the management and entrepreneurial abilities to succeed in a wide range of business fields, as well as practical experience, acquired through your work placement, to complement your qualification. 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.
This is a 20 month programme if you start in September, 24 months if you start in January.
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.
If you're a UK or EU student, you won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to study with us – though you must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments.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, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
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.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
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 onto a degree course.
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