Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast

United Kingdom

Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast
Queen's Management School is one of the top business schools in the UK and Ireland and prides itself on offering a world-class range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management. A globally renowned centre of education and research, it enjoys close links with the business community. In 2016 Queen’s Management School merged with The William J Clinton Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute brings leading academics and industry experts together to deliver a portfolio of executive education and leadership programmes.

Meet this school


Ranking of school amongst Russell Group business schools based on quality of teaching, academic rigour and student satisfaction noted in the NSS (National Student Survey) scores 2016.


Percentage of research in business and management studies deemed world-leading and internationally excellent by the Research Excellent Framework (REF) 2014. The UK-wide research assessment of higher education institutions has placed Queen’s in the top 20 for research quality and impact.


Ranking of Accounting and Finance by the Sunday Times University Guide 2018


Ranking of Economics by the Sunday Times University Guide 2017


Ranking of Management by the Sunday Times University Guide 2017


Number of academic staff


Number of research students


Number of active undergraduate students


Number of postgraduate taught students


Percentage of international students on our postgraduate taught programmes

An MBA in a top ranked UK university

This intensive career development programme develops your strategic management and leadership expertise. The MBA focuses on entrepreneurship, business analytics and business ethics, and has been designed in consultation with industry leaders. It responds directly to employer requirements and has a distinctly international focus.

The Queen’s MBA is distinctive in that we favour a transversal approach over traditional modular teaching. We focus on the development of complementary skill sets where traditional subjects are combined to solve business challenges. The MBA is a holistic experience that encourages the development of global leaders possessing unique insight and self-awareness.

During your time at Queen’s, you will learn about the latest management theories and best practice from leading international academics, and apply these through hands-on business and consulting projects. A personalised skills development programme will transform your career journey. Our boutique class sizes mean that you will benefit from personal attention from staff, while our International Study Tour, and introductory residential trip contribute to this exciting and valuable course. Whether you want to expand your business network, develop your career, or begin a new path, we can help you fulfil your potential.

Program Content


Making Sense of a Complex World

Economic Environment / Rethinking Capitalism

Making Decisions 1

Operations Management / Entrepreneurship


Making Decisions 2

Marketing/Accounting and Financial Management for Decision Makers

Organising and Implementing

Strategic Management/Leadership, Change and Organisation

Integrating Knowledge 1

Choose one elective (Social Innovation and Business Planning OR Business Analytics) /International Study Tour. The International Study Tour will incorporate both electives with visits and activities selected as appropriate. Students will be assessed on their study tour learning as part of the assessments within their chosen elective.


Integrating Knowledge 2

Consulting Project Dissertation

Leadership Programme: Developing as a Manager and a Leader

A year-long programme features training in personal development, participation in and leading highperforming teams, presentation skills, communications and networking strategies. Individual coaching helps students identify and work on Personal Development challenges. Industry leaders present an ‘Ethical Leadership Challenge’ as part of this programme. This is offered by our William J Clinton Leadership Institute.

Career Development

Our year-long career development programme encompasses career coaching, mentoring, and alumni engagement alongside practical skills such as CV analysis and development, interview skills and networking strategies, to ensure that graduate employment potential is maximised.


Applications are submitted online via the Postgraduate Applications Portal (go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply). Applicants must provide a full and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae together with a detailed Personal Statement as part of the application process. Eligible applicants will be interviewed. The online system also allows application for funding where appropriate. A step-by-step guide on the application and admissions process is available at go.qub.ac.uk/pgapplicationguide. If you need further advice, please contact: postgrad.admissions@qub.ac.uk


We recommend that you apply as early as possible, so arrangements can be made for interviews. In addition, international applicants need to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.


For admission, a 2:1 Honours degree from a UK or Republic of Ireland Higher Education Provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is normally required. Professional qualifications and/or experience may be considered in combination with academic qualifications for entry. All applicants will normally have a minimum of three to five years’ full-time, post-graduation employment experience, preferably in a management capacity.


Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

The program cost is £21,500 inclusive of International Study trip.

To support excellent candidates and diversity on the program Queen's Management School is offering 3 scholarships of £5,000, 4 scholarships of £2,500 and 5 scholarships of £1,000

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