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MBAs the alternative way

MBAs the alternative way

27 March 2014

You don't have to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds to get a business education. Short or online courses might suit you better.

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Why study for an MBA?

Studying for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is a big undertaking both for the time commitment and the financial outlay, but it is now universally recognised as a great way to change the course of your career or accelerate your way up the corporate career ladder.

Around 100,000 people take up the challenge of studying full-time for an MBA every year, and about 300,000 more go part-time or even online. That’s a massive proportion of the working population getting ahead with business qualifications and a good reason to consider doing the same, yourself. 

With best business practice, technical and personal skills and academic case studies, the process of studying for an MBA is designed to equip you with the relevant skills needed to walk into a corporate environment and be able to hit the ground running. Many courses will also offer a decent alumni network to help find contacts and advice for putting your new qualification to use.

In an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market, there is no doubt that a career in business can benefit from what the modern MBA offers.

Salford Business School

Salford Business School offers one of the most flexible, AMBA-accredited and enterprise-led MBA programmes in the world. Students can join the programme in September, November, January, March and June with full-time students completing their programme in a year, and part-time/executive students typically taking two years.

The ‘Executive Lifestyle Learning’ approach has been developed to meet the demands of today’s aspiring global business leaders and involves a ‘flipped classroom’ pedagogy emphasising active learning. The Salford MBA is delivered at Media City UK - one of the most exciting initiatives in the world – and our MBAs get the opportunity to work with, and alongside, leading organisations in the digital, media and creative industries. Two of the most innovative and popular new modules are Creative Leadership and Managing Creative Teams and Social Search and Media Marketing – tapping directly into the needs of businesses in the 21st Century and offering the latest thinking to leaders of the future.

The MBA Business Innovation Live Project enables businesses to benefit from professional consultancy services at no cost as MBA students work with organisations for up to 10 weeks. The company and MBA student agree objectives, scope, deliverables and timeframe and then work on a consultancy basis, providing innovative ideas and solutions. helping to resolve business challenges or problems. Developments which will come on stream in January 2014 are two new MBA pathways, enabling students to specialise in Digital Business and Sports Business, areas where Salford boasts some of the top experts in their field.

University GMAT Score Year Course Established
ESCP Europe Business School  N/A  1993
Salford Business School  580  2009
Oxford Brookes University  1986
University of Exeter  600  1998
Ashridge Business School  602  1988
Open University  1983
Aberdeen Business School - Robert Gordon University  N/A  1994
Aberystwth University  N/A  1985
Aston Business School  550  1979
Bangor University  500  1997
Birmingham Business School  500  1985
BPP University College  600  2010
Bradford University School of Management  600  1975
Brunel Business School    1997
Cardiff Metropolitan University  N/A  
Cass Business School  600  1966
Coventry University Business School  N/A  1992
Cranfield School of Management  600  1967
Durham Business School  600  1986
European Business School London (EBS)  N/A  
Falmouth College of Arts  N/A  2012
Greenwich School of Management  N/A  1996
Henley Business School  640  1984
Hull University Business School  500  2000
Imperial College Business School  600  1989
Keele University School of Management  N/A  2000
Kent Business School  N/A  2005
Kingston Business School  N/A  1984
Lancaster University Management School  600  1989
Leeds University Business School  N/A  1982
Leicester Business School - De Montford  N/A  2000
London Business School  700  1965
London Metropolitan University  N/A  1992
Manchester Business School  630  1965
Middlesex University Business School  550  1975
Newcastle Business School Northumbria University  N/A  2000
Northampton Business School  N/A  2000
Nottingham University Business School  N/A  1986
RDI  N/A  2000
Roehampton University    550  2005
Royal Holloway University of London  N/A  2000
Stirling Management School  N/A  1985
Swansea University Business School  N/A  1997
University of Bath School of Management  600  1986
University of Brighton Business School  N/A  1986
University of Cambridge: Judge  690  1997
University of Dundee  N/A  
University of East London  N/A  2000
University of Edinburgh Business School  600  1980
University of Essex Business School  N/A  
University of Glasgow Business School  N/A  1976
University of Hertfordshire  N/A  1988
University of Liverpool  N/A  1999
University of Oxford: Said  690  1996
University of Plymouth  N/A  1989
University of Portsmouth Business School  N/A  1987
University of Sheffield Business School  600  1990
University of Southampton school of management  N/A  1988
University of Strathclyde Business School  550  1966
University of Surrey Business School  N/A  1991
University of the West of England - Bristol Business School  N/A  1988
Warwick Business School  620  1986
Westminster Business School  600  1983

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