Master of business adminstration

Course Information - University Of Cumbria


The University of Cumbria is a university that has student experience and quality education at the heart of everything it does.

The University provides an exceptional education, and most courses have a 90 to 100 per cent student satisfaction rate. Classes are small in size and students are able to receive more personalised support. Tutors get to know their students better and are holistically committed to their success. All students are assigned a personal tutor who mentors them throughout their studies. They meet regularly throughout the term, where tutors support their academic performance.

Top Worldwide University for Education Quality

The university has been ranked within the top ten universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020. These rankings assess universities against the UN’s important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the Quality Education SDG, out of 676 institutions, Cumbria ranked:

  • 1st in the UK
  • 8th in the world

In the Guardian University League Tables 2023 the University of Cumbria was ranked:

  • Number 14 in the UK for law (1st in the North West of England)
  • Number 12 in the UK for animal science and agriculture (1st in the North West of England)
  • Number 11 in the UK for psychology
  • Number 62 in the UK for film production and photography
  • Number 23 in the UK for social work
  • Number 18 in the UK for zoology
  • The programme includes 7 modules and 1 Independent Project to be conducted over 3 semesters in 12 months
  • 1 semester = 4 months
  • 12 months
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Strategy
  • Operations Management
  • Leadership and Organisation Behaviour
  • Change and Innovation
  • Business Research Methods
  • Independent Project
  • The programme is conducted on a face-to-face basis.
  • Teaching ratio 1:66 for lecture and tutorial class
  • Assessment is continuous throughout each term and may include essays, presentations, coursework, report, and case study.

Upon passing all the modules, the student will be awarded Master of Business Administration Awarded by University of Cumbria, UK

  • Minimum entry is a 2:2 class undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants, who do not meet the requirement of a 2.2 undergraduate degree will be assessed on an individual basis. Relevant work experience will be taken into account when assessing applicants without an undergraduate degree.
  • SHRM PG Diploma in Business Management; the PG Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management; BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership to enter the programme at the final stage of the MBA programme.
  • Applicants must be at least 20 years old by 31 December in the year of enrolment.
  • All applications are subject to the university’s assessment of eligibility for entry into the programme.
  • IELTS Overall score of 6.5, with no less than 6.0 for each component, OR equivalent.