M.B.A. Online Blended

Business Administration

University of the Arts London (UAL)

18 months
27800 GBP/year
27800 GBP/year
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The Business Administration programme from University of the Arts London (UAL) challenges the orthodox business school approach to education. Instead, it focuses on cross-disciplinary collaboration. You will become a new type of business graduate: one who can combine creative thinking and innovation with core financial and strategic management skills. 


Course overview

For this The Business Administration programme from University of the Arts London (UAL), Central Saint Martins has entered into a high-level collaborative partnership with Birkbeck, University of London. Birkbeck is ranked amongst the top universities in the world. Over 90% of academics are research-active and many are renowned experts in their fields. It offers over 200 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  

The MBA recognises the crucial role that the cultural economy will play in wealth creation in the coming decades. The course aims to create a new network of practitioners and leaders. You will emerge with hybrid skills and approaches suited to the social and political challenges of a digital and data-driven world. That is, a world in which innovation and creativity are central to the development of new industries, products and services. 

In 2016, the World Economic Forum consulted business leaders from major global organisations for its The Future of Jobs Report. It concluded that the ten skills and qualities 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 Central Saint Martins Birkbeck MBA embeds these in its curriculum. You will develop key management and leadership skills through a progression of assessments, activities and education sessions. You will cover expected MBA disciplines such as strategy, marketing, finance, human resources, management, operations, planning, innovation and problem-solving. You will be exposed to these throughout your studies, starting from the induction and orientation weekend. As part of this, you will be expected to negotiate, make decisions, manage and lead teams in activities and solve problems.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline has passed. However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


Blended, Online

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.
  • Exceptionally applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered. 
  • Personal Statement
  • You should provide a full and detailed CV or résumé which demonstrates career progression.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27800 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    27800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27800 GBP per year 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.


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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