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University of Ulster: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Programme: 

Structure and Content

The MBA will enable students to enhance their knowledge in the areas of vocational, functional and strategic management and to understand the global and environmental influences on organisations. Students are supported to develop their skills in communication, team working, and the personal/interpersonal aspects of management. The final stage of the course offers participants a choice of studies from a range of elective modules.

The MBA is a flexible, modular course that introduces students to a number of key areas of business and management which form essential building blocks for any managerial career. The modules offered on the course are:

Financial Decision Making
Operations and Quality Management
Organisation Behaviour and Management
Economics of Business
Human Resource Management
Information for Management Decision Making
Business Environment
Finance for Managers
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Strategy and Marketing Management
Leadership and Change
Capstone International Strategy
Management Project

Students also have the opportunity to study two elective modules.

Students may exit after completing 120 credit points with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Exemptions and Transferability

Exemptions will not normally be granted as the MBA is regarded as an integrated and holistic programme. Consideration will be given however to applications for transfer from other accredited MBA programmes.

Entry Conditions

You should normally have gained a second class honours degree or better from a recognised institution; or, an equivalent standard in a professional or other similar qualification; and, have at least three years relevant work experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity. Applicants for whom English is not a first language will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency in a recognised test such as IELTS or TOEFL.

Duration and Mode of Attendance

Full-time (Jordanstown only): MBA – one year (3 semesters)

Part-time (Jordanstown or Magee): MBA – two to five years. Normally classes take place on an afternoon and evening each week. (two semesters per year)

For more information, visit


The MBA Office
University of Ulster
Room 1K19
Shore Road
BT37 0QB

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9036 8880/8882
Fax: +44 (0) 28 9036 8459