Why study the MBA: Design Management
This award aims to develop learners’ potential
for progression to a management role with a master’s level
understanding of the importance of managing creativity and design
in the area of business management. The award is designed to
develop a deep understanding of managing design and creativity that
is essential to the development of business in the 21st
Given the importance of innovation and creativity
in business it is essential that future managers understand the
challenges and demands in facilitating the development of a
creative culture in business. Managing this complex ecology
presents important challenges to those people who are tasked to
manage the creative process and lead such groups. The design
element of the course responds directly to the Cox Report calling
for business people, ‘who understand creativity, who know when and
how to use the specialist, and who can manage innovation’
What qualifications do I need to apply?
Candidates for entry to the MBA programme must
I. UK/EU students will be able to enter the
programme directly in accordance with University entry requirements
for MA programmes (a first degree achieved at Class 2:2 or above
from an approved University or Institution) or possess an
II. In addition to the qualifications above,
non-UK/EU students whose first language is not English will be
required to achieve IELTS 6 or above with no less than Band 6 in
writing skills, or equivalents accepted by the University.
Where applicants do not meet the stated entry
requirements above, the University APEL
policy may be utilised for entry to the programme where necessary
and appropriate. The programme may use this system to allow entry
for post-experience professional who are over 21 years and who have
been in management for at least 2 years. This is likely to involve
a submission of evidence of professional competence (an assignment
to the Head of Programme) and an interview as part of the
How much does it cost?
The fees are subject to review. Please visit our
tuition fees webpage for up-to-date information about fees
A 10% discount is applicable to all YSJU Alumni
undertaking PG level study
Discounts/Scholarships may be available for
international students. Please contact YSJ International for
further information: T: +44 1904 876884 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I apply?
To submit your application, please use the
buttons below to apply via our online application
system. For help completing the online application, please
refer to our guide.
York St John Business School offers both
September and January entry points to all postgraduate Business
programmes - please select the programme with the start
date you wish to be considered for.
Please note that applications
are considered throughout the year but are only reviewed once they
are complete with both
How can I find out more?
For further information please contact Gill
Bishop E: email@example.com or