Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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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.

A full-time one year MBA at Herts

This programme is subject to validation*.

Secure your seat on our new MBA for January 2021

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 Executive MBA student, you will 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 will 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.

The first intake for the Hertfordshire MBA will commence in January 2021. Applications are now open.

The Hertfordshire MBA is a distinctive course that will expand your mind and your network. The course offers you:

  • Earn a highly respected Master of Business Administration (MBA) to support your future careers 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.
  • Make a powerful difference to your organisation by developing a strategic, global outlook and experience of everything from accounting to marketing.
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A huge 96.5% of graduates in work or further study after 6 months

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What will I study?

Our teaching and learning methods enable the development and sharing of skills and knowledge and are built on an expectation of active involvement in the programme.

A participative style is used throughout to enable students to learn from each other 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.

Programme pathways

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)

Course structure

Human Resource Management30
Strategic Marketing Planning and Entrepreneurship30
Financial Management and Analysis30
Operations and Business Analytics30
Strategic Management Research*30
Executive Career and Professional Development**30

*Parallel modules to support your chosen field – e.g. Strategic Management Research in Human Resource Management’

**Parallel modules to support your chosen field – e.g. Executive Career and Professional Development in Human Resource Management’

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