Cardiff Metropolitan University - MBA - Master of Business Administration

Cardiff Metropolitan University

MBA - Master of Business Administration

The MBA is an internationally recognised and respected qualification for managers. Applicants are from both the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad. 

The teaching programme is aimed at those who are looking to develop their careers and at 'high flyers' that need an understanding of all the major functions of business providing generalist knowledge for prospective leaders. 

In addition to enhancing successful students' career prospects, the course aims to encourage independent and creative thinkers. This is done by following the UK Quality Assurance Agency guidelines in giving students a 'strong practical and professional orientation' differentiating it from other masters programmes.

All students complete seven taught modules, (five compulsory core modules and two optional modules), together with a final project.

Entry Requirements

  • Possess, or expect to obtain, a minimum of a second class lower division (UK 2:2 classification) degree from a recognized university;
  • Have a minimum of five years of relevant management experience;
  • Hold a professional or other qualification that is deemed acceptable for admission

  • Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.

Career Prospects

Career Opportunity after completing MBA 

  • Business operations manager.
  • Financial manager.
  • Human resources manager.
  • Information technology, or IT, manager.
  • Management consultant.
  • Marketing manager.
  • Medical and health services manager.

Course Details

The core modules are designed to expose participants to state of the art thinking in the key management disciplines and provide opportunity throughout to apply theory to real life management situations.


Accounting for Decision-Makers (20 credits)
Marketing (20 credits)
Operations Management (20 credits)
People and Organisations (20 credits)
Strategic Management (20 credits)

Optional Modules:

Participants will be able to choose 40 credits from a range of optional modules. These will include*:

Business Process and Data Analytics (20 credits) (module delivered by Cardiff School of Technologies)
Social Media Analytics for Business (20 credits) (module delivered by Cardiff School of Technologies)
Management of Finance (20 credits)
Finance of International Business (20 credits)
Managing People in a Global Context (20 credits)
Developing People for Leadership and Management (20 credits)
Principles of Islamic Finance (20 credits)
Islamic Investment Banking (20 credits)
Consumer Behaviour: Knowing Your Consumer (20 credits)
Strategic Global Marketing (20 credits)
Project Management Theory and Practice (20 credits)
Management of Mega and Complex Projects (20 credits)
Logistics in a Global Context (20 credits)
Supply Chain and Logistics Management (20 credits)
Leadership in Health Sector Management (20 credits)
Health Sector Operations Management (20 credits)

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