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Affordable low cost MBA options in the UK

A Master of Business Administration is among the most sought-after degrees for business professionals. The MBA is internationally recognised all over the world, opening your mind and enhancing your capabilities while developing the flair necessary for managing and motivating people. But it is not a straight forward process.

Postgraduate education in the UK is generally not economical. One-year MBA degrees can cost between £10,000 - £15,000 pounds on average, with top schools such as Oxford and Cambridge potentially costing up to £45,000. There are however a number of universities offering low tuition fees and a high quality education.

There are a wide variety of small and private colleges, especially around London, which offer low cost MBA programmes to international students and many of these colleges have university affiliated MBA degree programmes. Colleges offer a low cost alternative for international students, with tuition fees starting at around £7,000.

It should be noted that these colleges do not have university like campuses and do not offer the same quality of infrastructure, facilities and faculty as the bigger schools. All however are accredited by universities.

Why choose a low cost MBA programme in the UK?

  • Affordable
  • No prior work experience required
  • Students can work up to 20 hours during their studies to support themselves in the UK
  • Globally respected British university degrees
  • Intensive courses allowing completion in 12 to 18 months
  • Access to careers in management at a senior level

Low cost MBA programme details

  • 12 or 18 month programme
  • 2 years work experience required, but not mandatory for some colleges
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0
  • Second class bachelors degree
  • Intake – Jan/April/August/Oct
  • Pre-MBA option if you do not fulfil entry requirements
  • Average MBA tuition fees starts from £6950

Do you need to improve your IELTS score? Our teaching staff have over 25 years experience and can help you with a variety of different teaching programmes to cover all levels and requirements.

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Universities offering low cost MBA in UK

Anglia Ruskin University (Website)

Duration: 12 months (January start) 15 months (September start)

Tuition Fees: £12,900

Minimum IELTS score: 6.5

University of East London (Website)

Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fees: £12,900

Minimum IELTS score: 6.0

Coventry University (Website)

Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fees: £12,183

Minimum IELTS score: 6.5

Leeds Metropolitan University (Website)

Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fees: £12,900

Minimum IELTS score: 6.0

Glyndwr University (Website)

Duration: 12months

Tuition fees: £10,950

Minimum IELTS score: 6.5

University of Gloucestershire (Website)

Duration: 12months

Tuition fees: £12,500

Minimum IELTS score: 6.5

Queen Margaret University (Website)

Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fees: £12,460 

University of Wolverhampton (Website)

Duration: 18 months

Tuition Fees: £11,525

Minimum IELTS score: 6.0

Colleges offering Low Cost MBA

Ealing Hammersmith West London College (Website)

Duration: 21 months (6-month placement)

Tuition Fees: £4,900-6,700

Minimum IELTS score: MBA - 6.5, Diploma - 5.5

The City College, London (Website)

Duration: 18 months

Tuition Fees: £8,100

London School of Commerce (Website)

Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fees: £6,950

Minimum IELTS score: 6.5

Greenwich School of Management (Website)  

Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fees: £10,000

Minimum IELTS score: 6.0

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