Business Administration MBA - 2019 Entry

Entry Year

Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

This programme will equip you with all the necessary language, tools and techniques of business and management. Our MBA is unique as we focus on developing your practical wisdom and your capacity for judgment in the turbulent world of international business. We are focused on helping you build the ‘attitudes of mind’ and the skills that you will need to be highly effective at the most senior levels of management. We action this through our unique Mindful Manager and Core Capabilities modules together with four Action Learning challenges that weave together deep philosophical learnings and practical skills development.

Our MBA is globally recognised and highly ranked by The Financial Times.

You may also be interested in our part-time Executive MBA option. 

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.



Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Key Information

Designed for: Managers and professionals interested in significant career change

Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in any subject.

 If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications

 We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.

Additional Requirements:  As part of your application you will also need to provide/have:

  • A minimum of three years' professional work experience since graduation, this should be evidenced by providing a copy of your current CV detailing your professional experience and achievements to date.
    Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate that they have strong business experience, and have held significant managerial responsibilities
  • Two good references, one from your current employer, and ideally the other from someone who can comment on your academic ability

  • An interview with a member of Lancaster's admissions team

  • All successful applicants are required to complete the MBA admissions essay, details regarding this will be provided with your offer

English language:  IELTS - Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here:  English language requirements

If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes

Funding:  All applicants should consult our information on Fees and FundingMBA Funding

Further information: Please see our website




Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK/EU £33,000 n/a
Overseas £33,000 n/a

The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

What are tuition fees for?

Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

What support is available towards tuition fees?

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

The Lancaster MBA Experience

Our current MBA students reveal their unique insights into the programme, from developing strategies to exploring the benefits of a diverse cohort.