Are you an experienced manager who wants to take your career to the next level with professional development? Then the Brunel MBA is for you.
Whether you want to advance your existing career, move to a new field, or start your own business, the Brunel MBA can give you the tools you need. Every aspect of the course is practical, fulfilling, integrated and, thanks to our world class teaching and research facilities, always relevant to today’s ever-changing business environment.
The Brunel MBA is a one year full-time or two year part-time course with three pathway options: The Brunel MBA, The Brunel MBA (Aviation Management), and The Brunel MBA (Healthcare Management).
The General Management MBA specialisation can help you become a more accomplished manager all-round. From finance to international strategy, harnessing technologies and marketing, this course will help you with senior management decision-making and solving business issues. We support you in identifying your strengths and weaknesses and working with them to help you progress.
The Aviation Management MBA is designed for professionals working for airlines, airport authorities, and supply and support services within the aviation sector such as engineering, logistics, catering, cargo, energy, safety, security, IT, and travel and tourism. It’s supported by our proximity to the world’s busiest passenger hub at Heathrow, Brunel’s growing reputation in aerospace and environmental research, and our close links with the aviation industry.
The Healthcare Management MBA focuses on application of knowledge in the healthcare industry and enables students to develop managerial skills to handle real-life business situations in the sector. The MBA (Healthcare Management) course is designed for professionals in strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and hospital administration, and for those working within private healthcare, outside suppliers and consultancies.
The Brunel MBA part-time course is designed to maximise your career impact in the global market over a two-year study period, without having to take a break from work. Study time for the part-time MBA is 12 hours per week over a maximum of three days, with some classes on Saturdays, making the programme an ideal option for full-time working professionals in and around London.
The Career Development Programme is an integral part of your professional development while you are studying your MBA. Landing a top job after completing your MBA is, of course, a key objective, and the Career Development Programme is designed to provide the tools to help you achieve your ambitions. The programme will help you define your career goals and create a personalised career action plan.
You’ll have access to one-to-one careers coaching to help you understand what makes you stand, out whether it’s your particular management experience and skills or specialist knowledge. We’ll also help you with your CV, LinkedIn profile, and a professional portfolio as well as providing support in building a career plan, job-hunting, writing applications that get noticed, and brushing up on interview techniques.
As part of your MBA course, Brunel provides an innovative series of Leadership Masterclasses. Sessions will help you with effective ways to present your ideas, the best methods for managing change, negotiating better and resolving conflict, as well as giving you deeper insight into cross cultural issues and corporate responsibility.
The Brunel Business School has links to many leading organisations such as Barclays, British Airways, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, IBM, Iraq Energy Institute, Jaguar, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, and Xerox. MBA students undertake regular visits to company head offices and representatives from these companies often visit campus as part of the MBA Guest Speaker Series, Let’s Talk Business.
The Graduate Entrepreneur programme allows selected graduates to stay on in the UK and work towards setting up their own business, under a special branch of the Tier 1 Route. Find out more about becoming a Graduate Entrepreneur.
The Brunel MBA is one of a distinguished group of MBA programmes worldwide to have achieved accreditation by both the Association of Masters of Business Administration (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
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Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
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The Brunel MBA course programme is based upon key business concepts that can help managers and CEOs alike develop the expertise required to lead and manage in international business.
The highly commended Leadership Masterclass Series and the Career Development Programme, combined with over 500 hours of student-tutor direct contact hours, successfully maintain the balance between theory and practice, and reflect the school’s ambitions for its graduates.
The Brunel MBA academic component comprises core modules, followed by elective modules in General Management, Healthcare or Aviation and is crowned by a Business Project.
A typical selection of compulsory and optional modules can be found below. Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
- Operations Management
- Corporate and Competitive Strategy
- Business Economics
- Leading People and Managing Organisations
- Corporate and Business Finance
- Strategic Marketing Management
- International Business
- Business Project and Professional Portfolio
- Managing for the Future
- Airline Management, Economics and Ethics
- Healthcare Policy
- Information Systems in Organisations
- Managing Service Operations and Change in Healthcare
- Airport Operations Management
Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel
and what you will learn on the course.
Entry criteria 2020/21
The Brunel MBA recruits managers and other professionals of high calibre, who can both benefit from and contribute to, an intellectually challenging management development programme.
Please note that the Admissions process for the MBA programme involves assessment in two stages:
Stage 1 - As part of the application process please provide documentary evidence to show:
- A 2:1 (or above) UK Honours degree, or international equivalent.
- A minimum of three years' full time work experience at managerial or professional level in managing people, budget or other resources following a degree. It is important for candidates to clarify that they have significant/focused sector experience with responsibility for people, budget, or other resources, which is supportable by official documentary evidence. Please supply a CV/resume as part of your application.
- Copies of your English language qualification. (If you intend to take an English language test e.g. IELTS, or a pre-sessional English course please indicate this on your application.)
Stage 2 - An interview will be conducted (via Skype or phone) with the MBA Programme Team.
- If an applicant has achieved a 2:2 degree and five or more years of required senior managerial or professional level work experience, in managing people, budget, or other resources - this will be reviewed by the MBA Director on a case-by-case basis.
- We welcome applicants from different industries, from both the private and public sector. Previous applicants from IT, healthcare, education, engineering, aviation and many more have been considered.
- Please note - meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview, or a place on the programme.
Please visit the Brunel MBA webpage for full programme details.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
International and EU entry requirements
If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions
This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
- Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.
We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.
The pre-master's course has been designed to prepare international students who have not qualified for direct entry to Brunel University London's Master's degrees. Undertaking a pre-master's course will give you time to adjust to the rigorous research and independent study requirements of a postgraduate degree. This will ensure you get the most out of your master's studies at Brunel University London and go on to achieve graduation in your chosen field. See details.
Teaching and learning
The Brunel MBA is taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced, and research active academic staff at the forefront of their field. Many of our lecturers are internationally or nationally recognised for their innovative work and research, work as consultants for major companies worldwide, and have practical experience in business, sometimes having run their own companies.
Lectures provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas, and provide a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study independently.
Throughout the course, you’ll be expected to undertake group work as well as individual projects and presentations. There will also be research talks on key management issues and presentations by outside speakers from the industry.
You can engage with online material using the university’s web‑based learning facility, Blackboard Learn.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Assessment and feedback
Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment, or an examination. Coursework and examinations place emphasis on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively. The business project is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
Fees and funding
Fees for 2020/21 entry
UK/EU students: £23,565 full-time; £11,780 part-time
International students: £23,565 full-time; £11,780 part-time
Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.
January 2021 fee
UK/EU students: £23,565 full-time, £11,780 part-time
International students: £23,565 full-time, £11,780 part-time
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).