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Business Administration MBA

Build leadership skills and business acumen. Engage in dynamic debates on finance, human resources, marketing and innovation. You’ll develop a strategic management perspective as you take your career to the next level on our MBA Business Administration degree.


Course length: 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start dates: October 2024
October 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Subject(s): Business Management
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
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Feel confident that business leadership and management is your future? Our strategic perspective will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

During this MBA, you’ll develop key analytical and business planning know-how. We’ll help you learn how to approach opportunities in this sector, as well as exploring the potential of innovation and the impact of the consumer. You’ll also weigh up popular business theory and challenge your own assumptions.

You’ll study with our experts in the stunning Edge Hill Business School. Learn from accountancy, marketing, and HR management specialists. Debate with authorities on e-commerce and small and medium-sized enterprises as you attend energetic workshops and insightful seminars.

We’ll help you make the leap into management roles. You’ll develop your business and leadership skills to contribute to major decision-making in your workplace. You don’t need a business or management degree to join. Our students have varied work and academic experience often with a science or technology background.

Course features

  • International students can apply

What you'll study

Gain critical insights into boardroom decision-making as you learn to steer a company on our Business Administration Masters.

You’ll study accounting and finance, human resource management, marketing and strategy. Join exciting debates on contemporary issues like globalisation, ethics and social responsibility.

Across this course, you’ll explore questions at the heart of business management. What is a company without its people? What is the role of strategy? How should finance affect planning? How does a business innovate?

You’ll analyse the strategic possibilities of human resources as a business asset. You’ll learn how to create a competitive advantage with well-planned marketing. Look at the financial data available to managers making decisions and see how to put it in context. You’ll also explore innovation and see how that looks in a start-up or a well-established corporation.

We’ll help you develop the tools you need to take an idea from paper to production and set yourself up for a management career.

By the end of your MBA, you’ll understand all these critical aspects of business in a global context.

Compulsory modules:

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Financial Decision Making
Human Resourcing as Competitive Strategy
Organisational Research
Strategic Marketing Planning
Strategy: Foundations and New Perspectives
The Innovation Process: Creation to Implementation

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, portfolios and presentations. Learning from your colleagues is an important part of the course and many exercises will require you to work in teams.

You can expect to receive your timetable at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day or evening of the week.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme, there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability, and critical thinking. Coursework often involves both individual and group-based working. Case studies and problem solving exercises are used. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All our staff are passionate about student learning and development. The degree is delivered by specialists in Accountancy, Marketing, Human Resource Management, E-Commerce and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, among others. The team includes active researchers who publish in academic journals, and academically and professionally qualified staff. All team members are people with an energy and enthusiasm for their subject areas.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). No specific subjects are required.

Ideally you should also have two years relevant work experience gained after graduation although well qualified and motivated candidates without this will be considered.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.5, with a score no lower than 6.0 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

There is an online application process for this course.

Please choose the application form for your preferred intake date and mode of study.

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

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Business School exterior on a sunny dayA stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School


Tuition fees

UK Full-Time


for the course

UK Part-Time

£84 per credit

for 180 credits



for the course

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining postgraduate courses at Edge Hill University.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

Completing this MBA Business Administration will set you up for exciting career opportunities in both general management and specialist roles. Typical careers include:

  • accountancy
  • administration
  • banking
  • education
  • finance
  • human resource management
  • marketing
  • public and private sector management
  • enterprise

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