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About the course

Could you be bringing more to the table? Become an invaluable asset to your organisation with an MBA from Solent. In-depth study and access to a huge range of experienced mentors will equip you to diagnose, analyse and overcome the ever-changing challenges faced by modern businesses. Before long you’ll be creating the kind of innovative and value-adding strategies that grow businesses and kick-start careers. Just bring ambition - we’ll supply the rest.

We like to think of our MBA programme as an MBA plus. By working with industry bodies, qualification providers and the local business community we’ve managed to pack in a lot of extra value:

  • Gain an additional qualification in project management.
  • Train to use Tableau business analytics software. Master this contemporary approach to business management.
  • Partner with a professional mentor through Solent Futures. Make valuable contacts and plan your career development.

These additional elements blend seamlessly with our core curriculum. Marketing, financial planning, strategy, human resources, leadership, analytics and corporate social responsibility are all studied in detail.

You’ll be guided through your studies by an accomplished teaching team with a suite of specialist and high-level qualifications. These qualifications underpin the team’s long history of work in senior management, corporate governance, consultancy and research. And you won’t just be benefitting from the experience of the core teaching team - their insight is complemented by a packed schedule of respected industry speakers. These guests from industry provide valuable contributions to both unit design and course delivery, ensuring that the MBA retains an up-to-date business focus

You will also take advantage of our close relationships with the business community. Guest speaker programmes, site visits and the completion of work based assignments all combine to help you build your skillset and plan your career development. Professional mentoring and collaborative working help to refine your leadership skills, preparing you for the challenge of steering teams to success.

Another key component of your MBA will be critical debate facilitated by our blogging and discussion forums. These are an integral part of unit delivery and are supported by a modern virtual learning environment. Work like this is the perfect way to improve your critical thinking – an essential skill in business leadership. 

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Work on industry linked projects. Gain realistic insight into corporate thinking, analysis and decision-making.

What does this course lead to?

An MBA can improve prospects for a wide range of careers. The curriculum is ideally suited for those who wish to progress to senior management level. It is equally beneficial for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Graduates have found success as:

  • performance managers,
  • employability specialists,
  • researchers,
  • company directors,
  • marketing managers,
  • financial analysts,
  • entrepreneurs,
  • corporate communications managers, and
  • sales directors.

Who is this course for?

Our MBA programme is designed for those who have completed an undergraduate degree with a first or second class honours. Applicants should demonstrate a passion for business and an ambition to pursue a career in this area.

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The 2017/18 tuition fees are:
UK and EU full-time fees: £12,500
International full-time fees: £12,500
UK and EU part-time fees: £6,250 per year
International part-time fees: Students from outside the EU are usually unable to obtain a visa for part-time study. Please visit our visas and immigration page for more information.

Students in receipt of a postgraduate loan from the Student Loan Company are typically able to pay their tuition fees via instalments.

Bursaries and scholarships

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Graduation costs

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2017, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
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Key entry requirements

  • Applicants should hold a first or second class honours degree from any recognised institution. It is essential that applicants demonstrate a clear passion and interest for business and/or enterprise. Work experience is considered desirable.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a Pre-Sessional English Language Course for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.


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Solent alumni save up to 50% on their tuition fees

Study location

East Park Terrace

Got a question about this course?

Contact our Ask Solent team:

ask@solent.ac.uk 023 8201 3039

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate courses can be made at any time prior to the start of the course. However, we strongly recommend you apply at your earliest convenience.

Please ensure you upload the following mandatory documents with your application.

  • Two academic references
  • Certified transcripts of qualifications, including English language proficiency if non-UK student
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of current visa (if applicable)
  • A personal statement
  • Employer sponsor form where appropriate.

To apply using our online application form, please click the link below:

Apply for the Master of Business Administration (full-time)

Apply for the Master of Business Administration (part-time)

Solent alumni could be eligible for up to a 50% reduction of tuition fees if returning to study a postgraduate course. The discount applied will be dependent on your undergraduate degree classification as follows:

Solent Alumni with a:

  • First (1.1) will be offered a 50% discount to study at PG level
  • 2.1 or 2.2 will be offered a 20% discount to study at PG level

The discount applied will be based on the most recently completed course.

If you are currently a student at Southampton Solent University and are continuing on without a break in your studies, your discount will be automatically applied on your return.

If are not following directly on from a course at Southampton Solent University, but have studied with us in previous years, you will need to register for the alumni discount.

Click here to register or to find out more.

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What you'll study

Year one

Core units
  • Human Resource Management and Leadership
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Management of Strategy and Organisational Change
  • Personal Development as a Strategic Manager
  • Information and Data Analytics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Research Methods
  • Management Project

Support

Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Meet the course team

Gillian Saieva academic profile Gillian Saieva Head of Subject View profile
Peter Lycett academic profile Peter Lycett Senior Lecturer View profile
Ali Farhat academic profile Ali Farhat Senior Lecturer View profile
Zahida Shah academic profile Zahida Shah Senior Lecturer View profile
Sian Campbell academic profile Sian Campbell Senior Lecturer View profile
Serkan Ceylan academic profile Serkan Ceylan Senior Lecturer View profile
Tim Jackson academic profile Tim Jackson Senior Lecturer View profile
Judy Finn academic profile Judy Finn Senior Lecturer View profile
David Collinson academic profile David Collinson Senior Lecturer View profile
Godwin Okafor academic profile Godwin Okafor Lecturer View profile

The university cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

All students at Solent benefit from access to comfortable learning spaces. Our new Spark development has created a variety of ultra-modern classrooms and study areas. The two IT resource centres and our 24-hour library ensure that you’ll have the space to study, even at peak times.

Course specific benefits include use of Tableau analytics software, a contemporary approach to business decision making.

Study alongside an accomplished teaching team. Benefit from their many years of academic and professional experience.

Your future

Graduates will be well prepared for executive, management or governance roles within any sector.

Suitable specialisms include:

  • marketing,
  • account management,
  • buying and purchasing,
  • production,
  • works and maintenance management,
  • personnel and recruitment,
  • retail management.

Industry links

Guest speaker programmes, site visits and the completion of work based assignments all combine to help you build your skillset and plan your career development. Professional mentoring and collaboration with industry help to refine your leadership skills, preparing you for the challenge of steering teams to success. Past students have worked with local inventors, created marketing plans for local businesses and worked on exciting organisational change projects.

Further study

Enhance your career prospects by continuing your study at Solent.

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