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Master of Business Administration

University of the Arts London (UAL)

18 months
18533 GBP/year
18533 GBP/year
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The Central Saint Martins Birkbeck Master of Business Administration from University of the Arts London (UAL) is a different kind of MBA that places creative approaches and social engagement at the heart of future leadership. At Central Saint Martins, this course is part of the Culture and Enterprise programme, and at Birkbeck it is part of the Department of Management.


Why choose this course at Central Saint Martins

  • A different kind of MBA: This joint degree is unique in many ways ­– in pedagogy, delivery mode and stakeholder network.
  • Joint networks: You will benefit from the combined strengths of two highly regarded institutions, giving you access to an expansive and supportive international network.
  • Flexible learning: This course enables you to pursue your studies part-time while continuing in your full-time career.
  • Cross-disciplinary approach: This will prepare you for complex and ever-changing business environments. You will develop critical thinking, decision-making, emotional intelligence, negotiation and creative cognitive flexibility.

Careers and alumni

The World Economic Forum consulted business leaders from major global organisations for its The Future of Jobs Report (2016). It concluded that the ten skills that an employee will need by 2020 are:

  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • People management
  • Coordinating with others
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Service orientation
  • Negotiation
  • Cognitive flexibility.

The MBA embeds these in its curriculum.

The Master of Business Administration from University of the Arts London (UAL) aims to prepare graduates for the next step in their careers, whether it be a transformational senior management role within their current industry, or a new role in a completely new field of work. Entrepreneurial students are encouraged to set up their own businesses.

The emphasis on positive transformation, and a socially-motivated desire to change the world, coupled with a solid understanding of business and management will create graduates who are keen to bring about fundamental innovation and systemic change.

With this MBA, students will be able to transfer their skills within their current industry, or across industries. With developed managerial competences and innovation practice, graduates will be able to seek employment or further their career opportunities in positions that apply design thinking to complex problems, and take a holistic view of business issues. With developed leadership capacities, they will be able to combine ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ with robust knowledge and application in organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Provocation and enquiry
  • Entrepreneurship in action 
  • Effecting change: Collaboration in practice
  • Extended live project or dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University reserves the right to close applications earlier than the deadline above subject to spaces available.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An Honours degree
  • Or an equivalent EU/international qualification
  • And normally at least three years of relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18533 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27800 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    18533 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27800 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Up to 200 UAL International Postgraduate £5,000 Scholarships are available. Applications open in late February.

This scholarship provides a £5,000 tuition fee waiver for a full-time, part-time or online taught master's course at one of UAL’s 6 Colleges.

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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