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What will I learn?

This course is for managers who want to elevate their career or those who aspire to leadership roles in the future. The York Business School Master of Business Administration course (MBA) is an opportunity to develop your understanding of issues relating to business and management. You will enhance your ability to maximise individual and organisational potential.

Course overview

The MBA at York Business School is your opportunity to develop an understanding of management and contemporary business issues. Upon completion of this course, you will gain a professional accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) alongside your academic award.

You will develop an understanding of the skills necessary to undertake critical roles in various organisations. You will also enhance your international marketing skills and discover how they can be applied when operating on a global scale, in a socially responsible and forward thinking way.

If you are studying on the MBA with Professional Experience, there are 2 pathways available to you:

A professional placement. This will enhance your employment potential, helping to develop your skills and apply what you have learnt.
As part of the Venture Creation Lab. Through this you will develop your entrepreneurial skills and apply them in a professional business context.

Career outcomes

Where could a Master of Business Administration take you?

This is a highly sought after degree by many of the business world's most notable organisations. In fact, for many companies, it is a requirement if you wish to be employed in a senior managerial or leadership position. You will have an advantage in becoming:

  • Business consultant
  • CEO
  • Director of Higher Education
  • Entrepreneur

By studying this course, you will be enabled to improve your ability to work in diverse groups and teams and enhance your project management and decision-making capabilities, which is crucial when leading in business.

The course could also lead you to undertake further Postgraduate study through an MPhil or PhD.

Which department am I in?

York St John University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£10,800.00 (US$ 11,703) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

Start date

September 2022, January 2023


York St John University

Lord Mayor's Walk,


YO31 7EX, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have 2:2 honours degree in a related subject. Work experience: Current or recent work experience (within the last 2 years). If your degree is in an unrelated subject, but you can provide evidence of relevant professional experience, your application may still be considered. If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent. TOEFL iBT (home edition also accepted): Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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