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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
January 2021

COVID-19: we have updated the start date for this course

About this course

This full-time MBA at the University of Southampton will give you the knowledge and confidence to stand out in the fast-moving business world. You'll learn to think strategically and gain essential management skills.

This Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree will train you 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

The programme includes 2 international trips: a study trip to Netherlands and Belgium, and a consultancy project in Brazil. These are another chance 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.

This MBA degree also offers 2 specialist pathways:

    Course lead

    Your course leader is Professor Peter Rodgers, Professor of Strategy and International Management and MBA Director within Southampton Business School. His research focuses on informality within state-business relations, non-market strategies and entrepreneurship. Read Professor Rodgers’ staff profile to find out more about his work.

    Related pathways

    This MBA degree also offers 2 specialist pathways:


    This course is accredited by:

    Association of MBAs logo
    Association of MBAs (AMBA)
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logo
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

    Introducing our full-time MBA

    Course location

    This course is based at Highfield.

    Awarding body

    This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

    Download the programme specification

    The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.