Masters of Business Administration MBA
Take your skills in business to the next level with an internationally recognised and highly regarded award.
This course is for managers who want to elevate their career or those who aspire to leadership roles in the future. The York Business School MBA develops your critical understanding of the issues relating to business and management and enhances your ability to maximise individual and organisational potential.
- Subject to final approval
- Location – York campus
- Duration – 1 year full-time | 2 years part-time
- Start date – September 2019, September 2020
- School – York Business School
Minimum Entry Requirements
2:2 Undergraduate degree from a UK or NARIC listed institution
Experience current or recent work experience in a related discipline
UK and EU 2019-20 £12,000
International 2019-20 £15,000
The Masters of Business Administration at York Business School allows you to develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of management in the context of contemporary business issues.
A distinctive element of the MBA programme is the opportunity to gain professional accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) alongside the academic award.
- Enables you to develop a sound understanding of the skills necessary to undertake roles in various organisations.
- Supports the development of international marketing skills.
- Uses assessment methods which mirror organisation-based activities.
- Provides a supportive platform for critical reflection, through the application of academic theories to real work situations.
- Involves participation in active and supportive forums drawing on practical expertise.
- Will give you excellent personal and academic support, including an academic tutor to support you throughout the programme.
- Dynamic Perspectives on Sustainable Business (20 credits)
- Leading Innovation and Cultural Change (20 credits)
- Business Development and Value Creation (20 credits)
- Global Business Strategy (20 credits)
- Accounting and Finance for Decision Making (20 credits)
- Marketing and Data Analytics (20 credits)
- Capstone Project (60 credits)
Teaching and assessment
Modules are delivered using a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies including lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and global café style learning activities. Each module has a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you and other students will get involved with online debate and collaborative approaches to learning.
A range of assessment tools are used including presentations, critical essays, portfolios, reflective journals and case study work. Each module tutor will provide opportunities for formative assessment feedback to inform your work prior to submission. You will receive detailed feedback on assessment to help you develop and continuously improve your performance. Advice will be provided in relation to development, further areas for research and guidance on how to enhance your subject knowledge.
Some participants may not have been engaged in formal education for some time and may never have studied business at Postgraduate level. Support with study skills, conventions of academic analysis and writing will be available.
At York Business School we have a unique range of support mechanisms in place to help to foster and support learning, these include:
- A dedicated academic writing tutor that you can meet with one-to-one to develop your critical and academic writing skills.
- A director of student engagement who monitors learning and development and offers pastoral care and support.
- Small class sizes - seminars are capped at no more than 25 students.
Entry onto this Master’s Degree requires a minimum of a 2:2 Undergraduate honours degree in a related discipline from a UK or NARIC listed institution.
If your honours degree is not in a related discipline but you can demonstrate extensive professional experience in the subject, your application will be considered.
If you're an international student, you'll need to demonstrate experience, or qualifications equivalent to those above.
If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent (with no skill below 5.5).
Entry onto this Master’s Degree will require you to demonstrate current or recent work experience. This will enable you to fully engage with the course.
If you can't meet these minimum requirments it may be possible to take into account evidence of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as an alternative method of meeting the programme’s entry requirements. In such a case, appropriate references and records of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case for admission.
Terms and conditions
Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.
Fees and funding
To study for a Postgraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.
The tuition fee for 2019 entry to this postgraduate course is £12,000 for full-time UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.
Part-time students will be charged per module of their study pro-rata based on the full time price of £12,000.
Postgraduate Loan: A new Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s course for students commencing in the 2019/20 academic year. Find out more about the postgraduate loan.
The tuition fee for 2019 entry to this postgraduate course is £15,000 for international students.
Due to immigration laws, International Students on a Tier 4 visa must be studying full-time. For more information about Visa requirements and Short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa and Immigration webpages.
Our staff and students are ambitious. We work together to develop learners as creative-thinking global citizens equipped to secure highly skilled employment. We're proud to be in the top 25 universities in the country for employment. (DLHE 2017)
At York Business School the number of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating in 2017 was 94.8% and this has increased every year for the past two years. Graduates in professional or managerial jobs or further study was 67.5% and this has also increased.
Innovative, specialist modules such as Data Analytics and the Blockchain will give you the industry-ready, transferable skills needed for a competitive edge in the marketplace.
The programme will enable you to improve your ability to work in diverse groups and teams and enhance your project management and decision-making capabilities, which is crucial when leading in business.
You might consider starting your own business. The leadership and negotiation skills you develop during your MSc, as well as your contacts and knowledge, will put you in a great position to take this leap. Our dedicated start-up programme Grad2Director is available alongside this programme. This lets you work with our specialist team and apply for funding opportunities to start your own company. The Grad2Freelancer programme is also available for those who wish to work on a freelance or consultancy basis.
The course could also lead you to undertake further Postgraduate study through an MPhil or PhD.
Apply for this course
You can apply directly to the course via our Apply Now links. Please select the variant of the course that you intend to undertake (e.g. full-time or part-time) as the link will take you to a customised form for the specific course. You will need to create a login and password and complete the online form. Please contact two referees in advance of submitting your application as an automated request will go out as soon as you submit, and your application will not be reviewed until both references are in place.