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Master of Business Administration with Placement Year, M.B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 20 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Master of Business Administration with Placement Year at Anglia Ruskin University isn’t just a qualification, it’s the way you think. So think like an MBA student. Choosing the MBA that equips you with a management toolkit, that you adapt and apply to your extended work placement, and gets you ready for successful career.


Studying the Master of Business Administration with Placement Year at Anglia Ruskin University means interacting with other professionals from around the world. You will be exposed to different cultures and business practices whilst developing your communication, leadership, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Paired with active learning, this environment will prepare you for your work placement. The industry placement will complement your knowledge, let you put your newly acquired skills to the test, and boost your confidence. At the end of your MBA journey, you will have the necessary knowledge, tools and experience to jump start your unrivalled career at a managerial level.

Choosing Cambridge as your MBA destination will give you a unique environment to grow. Surrounded by tech and biotech companies, you will be inspired by the entrepreneurial creativity and constant growth. Known globally as the “Silicon Fen”, Cambridge is a city of innovation, progress, and a thriving economy. The Business School takes advantage of this one-of-a-kind environment by building strong links with businesses, which benefit you as an MBA student and give you the insight to choose the right organisation for your work placement.


Our MBA with placement course will equip you with the management and entrepreneurial abilities to succeed in a wide range of business fields, as well as practical experience, acquired through your work placement, to complement your qualification. When you graduate, you’ll be confident about entering the international business market and finding a senior role in a corporation or taking the first steps towards self-employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing Research
  • Managing People
  • Supply Chain Strategy and Operations
  • Research Methods for Business and Management
  • Finance for Decision Making
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
    • Duration description

      24 months (January starts).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A first degree of 2:2 or above plus relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 20 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 20 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Placement year (UK, EU, international students) : £1,250

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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