Master of Business Administration

Why choose Herts?

  • Complete your MBA in one year by studying full-time at the University of Hertfordshire.
  • Start your transformational journey to change the way you think and work.
  • Engage with an innovative approach management learning and cutting-edge research which will challenge your assumptions about management practice.

Alumni Stories

Jackson Cyprian

Meet Jackson, whose passion for digital marketing led him to the UK to study an MBA.

Current job roleFreelance digital marketer and blogger
Year of graduation2022
Course of studyMBA Digital Marketing
 Jackson Cyprian

Challenged beyond my expectations

International student Jackson travelled from Nigeria to study the MBA in Digital Marketing. Jackson says, ‘I love marketing, especially the digital aspect. My marketing blog Elitescontent provides industry news and insights to help businesses grow online. The MBA Digital Marketing course provided me with industry-focused knowledge that will help develop my career. I really enjoyed the blend of real-world case studies and thought-provoking assignments as they challenged me to stretch my thinking beyond my expectations.’

‘I have loads of favourite memories from my studies at Herts, including interacting with my lecturers, especially after class. I enjoyed the fact that staff encouraged debate, allowing me to tell them my thoughts and then discuss other ideas in a way that provided new insights.’

‘In addition, the Academic English for Business programme staff were amazing and gave me good advice when tackling assignments.’

‘At Herts I have made friends and built good relationships with people that turned from strangers to partners. I became a student representative and got involved with student life and activities on campus. The party times, the groupwork meetings and collaboration with lots of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures has taught me some great lessons. I also liked living in London while studying.’

Thinking about undertaking an MBA?

‘My advice for others who are thinking of doing an MBA is to stop thinking about it and start doing it! The MBA, especially at Herts, is a journey that is set to change your perspective and create huge opportunities for career advancement. Be open-minded when starting an MBA and choose a university like Herts that has a good support system to aid your personal learning and development.'

'To achieve my goals and keep abreast of current trends in the digital marketing space, I am always consuming new materials and ideas through videos, articles and by attending professional conferences and courses. I also make sure I keep active on social media, especially LinkedIn, where I can network with others.’

About the course

Studying an MBA can transform the way you think and the way you work, change the way others see you and open up new leadership and management opportunities.

This full-time MBA enables you to develop the critical and reflective strategic leadership skills you need to succeed in an uncertain world, challenging your assumptions, cultivating flexible thinking, effective decision making and responsible management.

As a Hertfordshire MBA student, you’ll be supported by first-class facilities, including our virtual learning environment, StudyNet, which provides access to other students, lecture notes and over 100,000 e-books and e-journals.

You’ll also benefit from teaching and supervision by our expert research-active staff, several of whom are world leaders in their field and act as consultants with leading organisations such as Roche, Camelot and BDO Hayward.

Why choose this course?

  • Make a powerful difference to your organisation by developing a strategic, global outlook and experience of everything from accounting to marketing.
  • Earn a highly respected Master of Business Administration (MBA) to support your future career opportunities
  • Take a life-changing professional journey and expand your mind, skills, career potential and professional network.
  • Challenge your assumptions and gain a critical, reflexive approach to strategic leadership and management.
  • Focus on industry best practice and live consultancy, underpinned by cutting-edge research.
  • Business and Management Studies ranked in the top 25% of UK universities for research impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2021). 

What will I study?

Our teaching and learning methods ensure you are able to actively engage with your own development. You’ll benefit from a blended learning approach which utilises web-based activities and reading, alongside simulations, reflective writing, discussions and live enterprise projects.

All of the teaching resources have been designed in a highly structured way and complementary way to take you progressively through business concepts and to give you confidence, enhance your skills and expertise when completing specific tasks.

A participative style is used throughout to enable you to learn from your fellow students, as well as from teaching staff. Experiential learning is central to our teaching philosophy.

There is a considerable emphasis on the utilisation of theory and knowledge to make sense of your own and fellow participants' experiences at work. Case study material is widely used alongside case histories developed by fellow participants.

The MBA at the University of Hertfordshire has multiple pathways for students:

  • MBA
  • MBA (Human Resource Management)
  • MBA (Entrepreneurship)
  • MBA (Digital Marketing)
  • MBA (Finance)
  • MBA (Healthcare)
  • MBA (Public Services)
  • MBA (Sustainable Industries)
  • MBA (Data Analytics)
  • MBA (Project Management)
  • MBA (Management Consultancy)
  • MBA (Information Systems)
  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Human Resource Management (MBA) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Strategic Marketing Planning and Entrepreneurship (MBA) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Management and Analysis (MBA) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Operations and Business Analytics (MBA) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Strategic Management Research (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Human Resources (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Human Resources (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Entrepreneurship (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Entrepreneurship (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Digital Marketing (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Digital Marketing (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Financial Services (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Financial Services (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Healthcare (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Healthcare (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Public Services (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Public Services (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Sustainable Industries (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Sustainable Industries (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Data Analytics (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Data Analytics (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Project Management (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Project Management (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Information Systems (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Information Systems (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Strategic Management Research in Management Consultancy (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
    Executive Career and Professional Development in Management Consultancy (MBA) 30 Credits Optional
  • Key staff

    Ioannis Gkliatis
    Programme Leader
    Find out more about Ioannis Gkliatis

    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    Master of Business Administration Download
    Programme specifications
    Master of Business Administration Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

    Student experience

    At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

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