24 months
14200 GBP/year
14200 GBP/year
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The Master of Business Administration with Professional Placement programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a highly respected business management qualification. It’s an intensive two-year programme focusing on leadership and strategic management and this distinguishes it from other master’s programmes.

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This Master of Business Administration with Professional Placement programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review.   As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.

Our programme is specifically designed for those wishing to either establish or sustain a successful managerial or professional career in business.

Prior management experience is not an essential requirement for this course, as a professional placement is incorporated into the second year.

Why study with us

Enjoy a professional placement of 6-10 months in the second year of study – you’ll apply for paid positions on a competitive basis to secure a position.

You’ll be taught by highly experienced and qualified tutors.

Our course is well established and enjoys an excellent reputation amongst employer organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Future careers

Graduates of the MBA can progress to senior positions in their organisation.

Graduates may opt for a change of career or go on to teaching in further and higher education. You can also progress to the Doctor of Business Administration or other doctoral level programmes. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice - This module will give you an insight to the paradoxes of entrepreneurship. This will stimulate your entrepreneurial  mindsets.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14200 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14200 GBP per year during 24 months.

£14,200 + £2000 if year 2 placement or £5000 if year 2 taught

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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