What will I learn?

The MBA Project Management professional masters at Aberystwyth Business School focusses on managing and leading projects and developing and applying the tools and techniques of project management including; leading teams, project management techniques and systems, financial analysis and project monitoring and control. Candidates will complete a substantial project management report at the end of their studies that is focussed on providing value added improvements within their companies.


The professional MBA programmes focus on developing and enhancing your current academic and managerial skills. An important objective is to provide leading edge analytical training in the latest strategic managerial and organisational developments in both the public and private sectors. You will collect and analyse relevant information across a range of areas pertaining to given scenarios and situations, synthesise the information into a form appropriate for evaluation of alternative solutions and subsequent decision making, and engage with people from different cultural backgrounds in order to raise the level of organisational awareness and thinking.

As a student on the Professional Masters programme, you will study the latest management theory and acknowledged best practice in areas such as leadership, operations, corporate governance and sustainability. The programme includes coverage of leadership and organisational behaviour. The study of financial analysis and decision making emphasises the use of financial and accounting data to inform and improve strategic decisions and operations. The coverage of business economics provides the foundations for business decision-making across a range of functional areas. The programmes culminate in the completion of a capstone project aimed at enabling you to apply the theories taught on the programme and to apply them to your place of work and to deliver high impact improvements in your businesses.

The Professional Masters programmes are designed for Professional level managers and leaders with some previous business experience or experienced managers and business leaders aspiring to become managers in business and industry. The degrees would be of particular interest for those who seek to:

  • study a subject of truly global importance;
  • develop a critical appreciation of financial theory, practice and environment;
  • develop high performance management skills to develop their businesses
  • develop high impact projects within their businesses.

You will develop the following Key Skills and Competencies

Study Skills

Alongside the wealth of world-class business expertise, you will master highly desirable skills in academic research, analysis, argument-formation, presentation and debate. You will also prove your abilities in reflection and self-improvement; you will be able to identify your academic weaknesses and remove them whilst building on your strengths.


Assessment takes the form of; reports on collaborative action learning problems, case studies, oral assessments and analysis reports. Each student will complete a management project worth 60 credits.

Which department am I in?

Aberystwyth Business School

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (US$ 22,363) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


Aberystwyth University



United Kingdom,

SY23 3FL, Wales

Entry requirements

For international students

A good Honours Degree (or its equivalent) plus satisfactory references from your University. Previous experience in a relevant subject is necessary. Applicants without previous relevant experience will be able to pick up the necessary experience through work placement / internship whilst completing the course. IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component. TOEFL 88 with minimum component scores: Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17.

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


About Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth is one of the best universities in the UK for students looking to receive a world-class, research-led education.

  • Centre of excellence for research quality
  • University of the year for teaching quality (2019)
  • Top university in England & Wales for student satisfaction

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