The driving force behind the Arden MBA is to transform professionals like you, by encouraging you to disrupt conventional ways of thinking to gain the competitive edge in your industry. Rooted in a learning-by-doing methodology, our MBA degree places an emphasis on directly applying what you learn on the course to your day-to-day role, allowing you to demonstrate immediate impact in your organisation.
The MBA prepares you for the challenges of modern leadership by focusing on the development of holistic management skills that you can apply to a range of business functions. You’ll cover topics including personal and business transformation, ethical leadership, and implementing strategy. You’ll also have the chance to complete your own original research project in an area of business that drives your passion for success.
All of this has been designed to bring out your best qualities as a manager and future leader. You’ll be encouraged apply what you learn on the course to your current role, giving you an immediate taster of how your new skills can help you go on to outperform the competition. What’s more, the Arden MBA course has been developed in consultation with our international alumni and leading UK employers, so you can be confident that your studies will focus on the skills you need to gain today to become a leader of tomorrow.
Our MBA syllabus has been designed to accelerate your career by helping you develop the skills and knowledge demanded by the industry you want to work in. Through this, we’re preparing you for the next step in your career as a senior professional. During the course you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with classmates and fellow professionals with a breadth of experience, helping you build your international business network. Additionally, if you want to continue your academic development after graduation, our MBA (Finance) degree provides a strong foundation for further study at PhD level.
I’ve found the Arden MBA has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.
We’ve planned our assessments to give you a variety of ways to demonstrate your strengths. This includes writing case studies and reports, delivering presentations and creating proposals. Alongside these, you’ll also have the opportunity to carry out your own original research project relating to a management issue that’s relevant to your role and organisation. Ideal if you learn best by putting your new knowledge into practice in real-world scenarios.
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible for the Masters in Business Administration, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
We’re happy to receive an application from you if you have substantial management experience (typically 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study this programme.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study this course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
A Master of Administration degree is still the gold standard for employers looking for leadership potential. Our modern, international learning approach means your CMI accredited MBA will give you the edge in the eyes of employers all over the world. Whether you want to progress with your current organisation or to take on a new challenge, the Arden MBA provides the tools you need to unlock your full potential.
You’ll gain a wide range of leadership and management skills by completing this course. Best of all, because the focus is on adopting broader perspectives and taking a wider view of business issues, you’ll find these skills are transferable to a range of different roles. Whilst studying, you’ll:
Graduates of our MBA degree go on to a variety of different senior roles within national and international organisations. You may decide to progress with your current employer or to embark upon a fresh challenge with a new organisation – the flexibility of the skills you’ll gain on this course mean your options are open.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.