UK business schools offer MBA programmes that cater to students of every academic level, budgetary requirement and career aspiration, providing an international mix of students, teachers and work opportunities, unrivalled in many parts of the world.
The UK is host to some of the world’s very best business schools in terms of quality of teaching and brand recognition and students with strong first degrees and solid career starts will be able to take advantage of learning how business works, while also building a network of contacts which will pay off in the future.
An MBA programme at a UK business school usually takes one year to complete, but some programmes can last for two years and prospective MBA students can also combine study part-time so their career may continue. Online MBA courses are also available.
The average cost of an MBA is around £16,000 per year, but larger and more prestigious schools can charge upwards of £60,000. A number of business schools now offer low cost MBA's as well, enabling students of all backgrounds to study an MBA in the UK.
Prospective MBA students will need at least an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent and a minimum of three (preferably five) years of full-time continuous work experience of a managerial nature.
In some cases, you will need to take The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The test lasts three and a half hours and the total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800, with a score of 600 needed to qualify for most MBA programmes. The GMAT consists of four sections and tests ability in Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal.
The typical IELTS requirements to study an MBA are 7.0 overall, with no lower than 6.5 in any one component. If you need to improve your IELTS score, sign up for flexible part-time IELTS classes today.
To learn more about the best MBA programmes in the UK, find details on the top-ranking UK MBA business schools in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2022 below.
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