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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?


Why study the MBA?

If you are new to management or are about to embark upon a career in business and want opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills, this is the programme for you. The MBA aims to develop a broad understanding of a range of business functions and how these operate at operational and strategic levels.
There is a strong emphasis on the application of theoretical knowledge to the workplace through the use of case studies and on the development of applied leadership and management skills through engagement with ‘live’ projects. These projects enable students to work with both local and international businesses and last throughout the year of the MBA programme, culminating in your dissertation.


What qualifications do I need to apply?

Candidates for entry to the MBA programme must normally possess:

          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 equivalent qualification.

         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 recruitment process.


Online application guideHow 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: ysjinternational@yorksj.ac.uk 


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.


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Master of Business Administration Full-time - September start



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Master of Business Administration Full-time - January start



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Master of Business Administration Part-time - September start



Please note that applications are considered throughout the year but are only reviewed once they are complete with both references.


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact Gill Bishop E: g.bishop@yorksj.ac.uk or pgbusiness@yorksj.ac.uk