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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

This accredited full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University of Southampton will give you the confidence to stand out in the fast-moving business world. You'll learn to think strategically and gain essential management skills. You'll graduate with the knowledge to lead people and organisations to face the challenges of sustainability, innovation and change in today’s volatile business environment.

You'll learn from experts whose research directly informs the course content. Our academics will show you how to apply the latest thinking to real business problems through:

  • business research
  • ‘live’ client consultancy
  • company visits
  • international study trips
  • exposure to senior business leaders

Highlights of the course include:

  • a study trip to the Netherlands and Belgium
  • a 'live' international consultancy project in an emerging market country
  • a business project with industry clients
  • a leadership development programme (learn more in the careers section)
  • a brand new study suite exclusively for MBA students

The programme includes 2 overseas trips: a study trip to the Netherlands and Belgium, and a 'live' project in an international location. They'll give you opportunities to apply your learning to practical business situations.

You’ll graduate with a wide range of business skills, the confidence to tackle problems and lead organisational change, and experience of working in an international, cross-cultural team. Our students come from a variety of professional backgrounds and many return to their sector with a view to taking on roles with greater managerial, strategic or leadership responsibilities.

Course lead

Your course leader is Peter Rodgers, Professor of Strategy and International Management and MBA Director. His research focuses on informality within state-business relations, non-market strategies and entrepreneurship. His work is published in leading business journals across the world.

Dr Swarna Prasad is the MBA Programme Manager. Dr Prasad's research focuses on sustainable transport, sustainable social enterprise and business. She has has recently won an academic student award for 'Best pastoral support'.

Dr Rob Angell is Deputy-Director of the MBA. His research includes product and package design, food retailing and exploring new forms of advertising. A market researcher by training Dr Angell has worked on long term projects in China and the US.

Related pathways

You'll choose 1 of 3 pathways on this course:

  • Generalist: Choose this pathway if you want to gain a broad overview of modern business and management, with skills you'll be able to apply to many different business situations.
  • Entrepreneurship: Choose this pathway if you want to develop your own business or focus on new product development. You'll gain key management skills and explore entrepreneurship in established organisations.
  • Maritime: Choose this pathway if you work, or want to work, in the maritime sector. This is ideal if you're a maritime industry consultant, if you're moving into the maritime sector from another industry, or if you're a sea-based professional moving to a shore-based role.


MBA European Study Trip 2020

See what our Full-time MBA students did on their European study trip to Belgium and the Netherlands

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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