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Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate business qualification that is well known and asked for by employers around the world. Similar subjects are studied to Masters in Management Studies at many colleges & universities, although an MBA is designed to offer students an academic grounding in business terminology and thinking.
MBA started as a general management qualification, although in the past few years many organisations have began to offer specialised MBA’s including a range of sectors from nursing, oil & gas, public sector, management practice, accounting and finance. Executive MBA courses offered are targeted at people in senior management positions in any organisation looking for a good grounding in theoretical business.
The Association of MBA’s accredit courses around the world, although this is optional for course providers. There are of course business schools that specialise in business and universities and colleges that can provide a more rigid MBA course.
What you will learn
All MBA’s students study core subjects and then choose specialist options that can be studied towards a specialist MBA or a general qualification. Core subjects could include:
Group work, written assessments, assignments and a dissertation are common for all courses.
Depending on the mode of learning, organisation and the type of MBA you study:
1 year full time
2- 3 years part time
1-2 open learning
1-2 years distance and open learning
Executive MBA 1-2 years full time
MBA’s have a range of entry requirements and this also depends on the mode of learning. Studying full time will require a face to face interview and possible assessment in written form and possible group assessment.
- Good undergraduate degree
- Over 21 years of age
- Possible good GMAT score
- Work experience
Diploma in Management Studies can gain entry to a later stage of an MBA, depending on the organisation. (Very few)
MBA courses start in the thousands and could cost tens of thousands to study at certain universities or college.
Many universities and colleges around the world offer different modes of learning for MBA’s and your choice should reflect your career goal, budget, study mode, time, and ability. A few course providers are listed below and more will following in time separated by country:
University of St Andrews
University Highlands and Islands Perth College
Robert Gordon University
University of Aberdeen
University of Strathclyde
Open University (Distance Learning)
University of Warwick
ESSEC Business School
Université Paris Dauphine
Toulouse Business School
Audencia Nantes School of Management
Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management
Hochschule Bremen International Graduate Center
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR) - Berlin School of Economics and Law
Cologne Business School (CBS)
Fachhochschule Nürtingen · Nürtingen University
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
Simon Fraser University - Beedie School of Business
University of Southern Queensland
Griffith University - Griffith Business School
James Cook University
There are over 700 organisations offering MBA courses
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management
University of San Francisco - Masagung Graduate School of Management
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Written by: Education Tay RCB