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Master of Business Administration

University of Southampton

12 months
28000 GBP/year
28000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Business Administration MBA course at the University of Southampton will give you the confidence to stand out in the fast-moving business world. You'll learn to think strategically and gain essential management skills. You'll graduate with the knowledge to lead people and organisations to face the challenges of sustainability, innovation and change in the business environment.


Course Details

At the Master of Business Administration MBA course offered at the University of Southampton you'll learn from experts whose research directly informs the course content. Academics will show you how to apply the latest thinking to real business problems through:

  • business research
  • ‘live’ client consultancy
  • company visits
  • international study trips
  • exposure to senior business leaders

Highlights of the course include:

  • a study trip to the Netherlands and Belgium
  • a 'live' consultancy project in Brazil
  • a business project with industry clients
  • a leadership development programme (learn more in the careers section)

The programme includes 2 international trips: a study trip to Netherlands and Belgium, and a consultancy project in Brazil. These are another chance to apply your learning to practical business situations.

You’ll graduate with a wide range of business skills, the confidence to tackle problems and lead organisational change, and experience of working in an international, cross-cultural team. Our students come from a variety of professional backgrounds and many return to their sector with a view to taking on roles with greater managerial, strategic or leadership responsibilities.

Career Opportunities

Whether you want to improve your promotion prospects, bring new skills to your current role or show you're ready to take on more responsibility, an MBA will help you achieve your ambitions.

Working closely within a diverse, international group will enrich your experience and give you a valuable insight into different business cultures.

To help you plan your next career steps, the Southampton MBA includes a non-credit bearing Leadership Development Programme (LDP), which runs throughout the year.

The LDP includes a series of workshops on key leadership and management skills, and 'soft' skills such as business communication and negotiation.   

The LDP also offers careers coaching and employability workshops delivered by the University’s Careers and Employability Service. In addition, you’ll have access to worldwide MBA-level employment opportunities and recruiter fairs.

During your time on the MBA course you’ll become a member of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you access to a range of business management career and e-learning resources.

We invite industry guest speakers from companies such as:

  • Cap Gemini
  • Airbus
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Prudential

You can also attend industry presentations and seminars hosted by the Business School.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • People and Organisations
  • Accounting
  • Digital and Data-Driven Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Business Environment
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Design
  • Business Planning
  • Maritime Operations and Risk
  • Maritime Law
  • Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need:

  • a 2:2 degree
  • 3 years' professional experience of supervising or managing people
Some analytical experience will strengthen your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £28,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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