Business Administration - with or without Advanced Practice
An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. You will consider and apply business theory to the world of work, deepening and widening your understanding of organisations and the environment in which they operate.
Our MBA is designed to introduce you to the essential areas of business and management. The full-time MBA is a broad, general management qualification covering finance, marketing, economics, strategy, leadership, organisational behaviour, and operations management.
You will be joining a diverse international student body and as such, you will experience different cultures and ideas, and develop an international network of like-minded individuals.
Students have used the MBA to change direction, build on their primary degree, or to enhance their skillset before embarking on their chosen profession.
Work placement / study abroad
The full-time MBA with Advanced Practice allows you to gain real-world experience as part of the course by offering you the opportunity to complete either:
- An Internship & Professional Development Project, which is a 12-week internship at an external company.
- An Applied Consulting Project, which involves working on a live business project in industry.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
Designed for those who aspire to work in business and management positions, you do not need a business degree to apply.
Applicants should have a second-class honours degree or equivalent and two years' relevant work experience (we are open to considering multiple types of experience ie part-time, volunteering, placement etc.).
Applications are invited from graduates of any academic background.
If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.
Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details.
This course is open to international (non-EU) student.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
Start Date: September 2023 and January 2024.
Post Course Info
Given the generalist nature of the MBA course there are a wide variety of careers available to graduates. Research carried out by the Association of MBAs and by the Ulster University Business School demonstrates that MBA graduates reap the benefit of investing in their studies both financially and in terms of their career.
Students have used the MBA to change direction, building on their primary degree or to further enhance their skillset before embarking on their chosen profession.
No matter what industry you inspire to manage, the MBA can help you on your way to becoming:
- Director of department
- Line manager
- Board Member