Master of Business Administration - MBA

  • Full or part time
    On campus & Full time available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
    Business International Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other
  • Course Start
    April, August
  • Course Duration
    1 year full-time
  • MBA Program Type
    MBA

Course Description

This Master of Business Administration (MBA) course aims to accelerate your promotion to well-paid positions of leadership.

It prepares you for new opportunities in any organisation, in any country, in a range of senior roles.

Course Overview

This full-time MBA builds on your previous business experience and enhances your real-world management capabilities.

You will develop your strategic knowledge, functional competence and problem-solving ability. You will also learn how to re-apply the best of international management practices.

You will study core modules that include ‘Managing and Leading People’, ‘Global Corporate Strategy’ and ‘International Business Environment’. There is flexibility to choose an optional module and dissertation topic that reflect your personal interests and aspirations. This course is the broadest of our MBA courses.

Our course focuses on problem-solving ability and linking theory to real-world challenges. As part of this, we encourage visits to local companies as well as guest lecturers who share their practical business experiences.

Sunderland Business School has partnered together with the Chartered Management Institute, to offer you dual accreditation with your MBA to enhance your professional profile and add to your achievements. On successful completion of your MBA, you will be eligible for the Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership. During your study period, you will also become an Affiliate Member of CMI, which gives you access to CMI’s knowledge resources.

At the end of your studies, graduates with 3 or more years management experience will be entitled to apply for full membership of the CMI or Chartered status.

We understand that your MBA is part of an onward journey. We offer extensive career support to help you gain a rapid return on your investment in yourself – and achieve your personal goals. 

This course is the broadest of our MBA courses offered in London. If you prefer, you can pursue an MBA that gives a specific reference in the award title to FinanceHRMSupply Chain Management or Marketing.

Download the programme specification for more information on the Master of Business Administration course.

Course Content

The course mixes taught elements with self-directed research. You can negotiate the topic of the dissertation to reflect your personal interests and career aspirations.

Modules on this course include:

  • Financial Management and Control (15 Credits)
  • Strategic Management in an International Context (15 Credits)
  • Professional Management and Leadership Development (30 Credits)
  • Value Creation in Organisations - Managing Operations and Marketing (30 Credits)
  • MBA Project (60 Credits)

Plus choose one optional module from a list that may include the following:

  • Management Consulting  (30 Credits)
  • Management Accounting and Finance for Decision Making (30 Credits)
  • Managing Brands (30 Credits)
  • Digital Marketing (30 Credits)
  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (30 credits)
  • Contemporary International Human Resource Management (30 credits)
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer - Designated option for programme without options or routes (30 credits)
  • Management Information Systems: Business by Design

Teaching and Assessment

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study. Assessment is mainly through the dissertation and assignments, as well as exams in some subjects.

Information about course regulations and documentation can be found on the University of Sunderland Academic Services website.

Employment and Careers

The MBA degree is one of the most prestigious and sought-after postgraduate degrees in the field of management and leadership.

The applied nature of our MBA course will build on your previous managerial experience while moving you forward on a journey of practical professional development. The course is an investment in yourself that can lead to:

  • Higher salary
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Greater employability
  • Flexibility in an evolving job market

The most common reason for undertaking an MBA is to improve job opportunities. Previous University of Sunderland MBA graduates now work in roles such as:

  • Financial Controller in the Gulf region
  • Financial Analyst for ultra-high net worth investors
  • Operations Director in an oil company
  • Management Consultant with an international consultancy group
  • General Manager in Eastern Europe
  • Division Chief in China
  • Business Development Manager for an automotive supplier
  • Vice President of a Canadian corporation

Fees and Scholarships

Visit the website for further information on course tuition fees, scholarships and other funding information.


Visit the Master of Business Administration - MBA page on the University of Sunderland in London web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Peter Rose

After a friend recommended the University to him, Peter Rose began his course in Business Management to improve his prospects and reach his career goals. Despite concerns about balancing studies and family, Peter worked hard and is now one step closer to his dream of becoming an HR officer.

“I have a friend to thank for recommending the University of Sunderland in London to me. They’d studied here and thought it would be ideal for me - and they were right! The location and course were both perfect so, to be honest, I didn’t look anywhere else. Plus the application process was really simple.

Balancing my studies with work and family was a big concern, but the University really motivates you to embrace the course. I’m currently working as a cashier but the whole point of studying was to unlock bigger opportunities and my ultimate goal is to become an HR officer.

There’s no doubt that my time here has helped me move closer to that dream. I was keen to give something back so I’m an ambassador for the University which I’m immensely proud of.

I can’t wait to graduate. I just want to get my cap and gown and celebrate all that hard work!”


(Scholarship)

Alumni loyalty scheme - Single Award

What it is: £1,000 tuition fee discount as an incentive to study a full-time postgraduate course. Students opting to study an MBA course will receive a £1,500 tuition fee discount.Who it’s for: Alumni (graduates of the University) who enrol onto a full-time, masters-level postgraduate course at the University of Sunderland in London.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000

Eligibility

Students must be:
- on a full-time postgraduate course
- An alumnus or alumna of the University of Sunderland in London

Application Procedure

Email the Admissions Team at [email protected], or call 0207 5317 333

Further Information

https://london.sunderland.ac.uk/admissions/fees-scholarships/automatically-awarded/


(Scholarship)

International scholarship - No. of awards TBC

What it is: £1,500 tuition fee discountWho it's for: All international students studying undergraduate and postgraduate courses in 2020.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500 tuition fee discount

Eligibility

Students must be:
- on a postgraduate or undergraduate course at the University of Sunderland in London

Application Procedure

Email the Admissions Team at [email protected], or call 0207 531 7333

Further Information

https://london.sunderland.ac.uk/admissions/fees-scholarships/automatically-awarded/


(Scholarship)

Prompt payment fee discount - No. of awards TBC

What it is: £1000 discount (£650 discount for MBA Top-Up) for early payment of tuition fees. Who it’s for: All international postgraduate students joining the University of Sunderland in London in 2020 who pay 100% tuition fee before receiving their Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1000 discount (£650 discount for MBA Top-Up)

Eligibility

Students must be:
- an international postgraduate students joining the University of Sunderland in London in 2020 who pay 100% tuition fee before receiving their Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Application Procedure

Email the Admissions Team on [email protected], or call 0207 531 7333

Further Information

https://london.sunderland.ac.uk/admissions/fees-scholarships/automatically-awarded/


(Scholarship)

We care scholarship - No. of awards TBC

What it is: £2,000 cash scholarship for each year of study (excluding placement year and Study Abroad year) for care experienced or family estranged students.Who it’s for: For full-time home undergraduate and postgraduate students under the age of 25 on 1 September 2020.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 cash scholarship for each year of study

Eligibility

Students must be:
- on a full-time postgraduate or undergraduate course at the University of Sunderland in London
- under the age of 25 on 1 September 2020

Application Procedure

Contact

For further information or advice, email the We Care Team at [email protected] or phone 0191 515 2216.

Further details: london.sunderland.ac.uk/images/london-campus/new-london-campus-website-2019/study/fees-scholarships-and-discounts/We-Care-Scholarship-Guidance-Notes-2020.21-January-2020-Version-2.pdf

Further Information

https://london.sunderland.ac.uk/admissions/fees-scholarships/apply-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Get there scholarship - No. of awards TBC

What it is: £400 for travel throughout the Transport for London system using an allocated Oyster card. This includes the London Underground, Overground, Docklands Light Railway, buses and more.Who it’s for: All new full-time UK and EU undergraduate students joining the University of Sunderland in London in 2020. For full details about this scholarship, including eligibility criteria, please refer to the Get there scholarship: london.sunderland.ac.uk/images/london-campus/new-london-campus-website-2019/study/fees-scholarships-and-discounts/GTS-Terms-and-Conditions-19-20-v1.1.pdf

Value of Scholarship(s)

£400

Eligibility

Students must be:
- a new full-time UK and EU undergraduate student joining the University of Sunderland in London in 2020

Application Procedure

For further information or advice, email the Scholarships team at [email protected] or telephone 0207 531 7333.

Further Information

https://london.sunderland.ac.uk/admissions/fees-scholarships/apply-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Senior scholarship 2020 and 2021 - No. of awards TBC

What it is: The Senior Scholarship awards students a full tuition fee waiver for the first year of their postgraduate programme at the University of Sunderland in London. The aim of the scholarship is to lessen the financial burden for students who are not eligible to claim funding from Student Finance England which will allow them to concentrate on their studies and fully engage with their programme.Who it’s for: You must be a current or recent graduate UK/EU student studying for a postgraduate degree with us. If you are an alumnus, you must have completed a graduate programme at the University within six months of your postgraduate application. This scholarship is not available for use on an undergraduate course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

full tuition fee waiver for the first year of a postgraduate programme

Eligibility

Students must be:
- current or recent UK/EU postgraduate student.

Application Procedure

For further information or advice, email the Scholarships team at [email protected] or call 0207 531 7333.

Further Information

https://london.sunderland.ac.uk/admissions/fees-scholarships/apply-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Futures fund student opportunity scholarship - No. of awards TBC

What it is: Up to £500Who it's for: Any full or part-time student studying at the University of Sunderland in London

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £500

Eligibility

Students must be:
- a student at the University of Sunderland in London

Application Procedure

Contact: Email the Development Office Team at [email protected] or call 0191 515 3664

Further details: For more information, and to download the application form, visit the Development and Alumni Office website: alumni.sunderland.ac.uk/Give-Back/Scholarships/Futures-Fund

Further Information

https://london.sunderland.ac.uk/admissions/fees-scholarships/current-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Futures fund excellence scholarship - No. of awards TBC

What it is: Up to £2,000Who it's for: Any penultimate year full-time student studying with the University of Sunderland in London who is considered by their board of study to be on track for a first-class honours degree

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £2,000

Eligibility

Students must be:
- a penultimate year full-time student studying with the University of Sunderland in London on track for a first-class honours degree

Application Procedure

Contact: Email the Development Office team at [email protected] or call them on 0191 515 3664

Further details: For more information, and to download the application form, visit the Development and Alumni Office website: alumni.sunderland.ac.uk/Give-Back/Scholarships/Futures-Fund

Further Information

https://london.sunderland.ac.uk/admissions/fees-scholarships/current-scholarships/



Entry Requirements

This course is designed to support career acceleration for suitably academically qualified applicants.

All levels of practical work/work experience will be considered including applications from candidates with pre-graduation or limited/no work experience post degree who can display that they will benefit from a programme of this type.

Relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification.

All applications are subject to University approval.

In addition to academic qualifications, you must also have a minimum level of English language skills. If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.

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