Surrey Business School

United Kingdom

Surrey Business School

The Surrey MBA

Surrey Business School
At Surrey Business School, we inspire positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally, by delivering impactful research and programmes, which promote a global and digital mindset for the future of business.

At Surrey Business School we focus on high-quality scholarship and teaching that is relevant, and impactful for our students and within business. We continue to grow in research quality, impact and the advances in the relevance of our student learning journey.


The diversity of our students, alumni, staff and partner organisations enable us to combine ideas from varying cultures and industries in order to lead and innovate together in the world of business.


We are proud to be double accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and have recently been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award which recognises the work we’ve carried out to create an inclusive culture that values all staff.


Why Choose the Surrey MBA

Our Executive (part-time) MBA course offers a transformational learning experience. The Surrey MBA will do more than enhance your career prospects; it will change the way you think. This is achieved through the interplay of theory and practice, with learning supported by up-to-date management theory and engagement with industry practitioners.

To reflect best practice in the business world, our course is integrative and inter-disciplinary. Our modules are connected in meaningful ways, allowing you to cross-pollinate content from across the wider MBA experience. With a digital, agile and entrepreneurial approach, you’ll leave prepared to lead the way in a rapidly changing business world.

Our Executive MBA programme presents a fantastic study option for those looking for the "classroom" study experience whilst continuing to work. Taught over 2 years, on weekends only, students can develop their knowledge and skills and start to put what they are learning in to practice immediately.  


Our Programme

We believe that truly successful careers are fuelled by visionary leadership, a profound sense of responsibility, and the ability to create and develop innovative and sustainable opportunities. These principles are fundamental to the Surrey MBA experience, which provides a careful balance between theory and practice, in preparation for the realities of the modern business landscape.

Our Executive (part-time) MBA course is highly relevant for anyone looking to develop their career and leadership capability with their current employer, or to broaden their skills and connections with a view to making a transition or starting something new.

Compulsory Modules

Year 1 

Year 2

Sustainable Strategies for Business

Problem Solving & Innovation Thinking

Managing the Agile Business

Digital Platforms and Business Model Strategies 

Financial Management & Accounting for Decision Making

Leading and Developing People and Organisations

Marketing in a Digital World

Optional Module 

Manager Decision Making and Insight

Optional Module


Optional Modules

Financial Strategy
Innovation Management
Project Management in a Digital Era
Strategic Change Management
Sustainability Management Strategies

Core Modules

Integrative Applied Project (Choose one of)
Business Plan
Consultancy Project
Management Research Project


We are incredibly proud of the diversity of our cohorts, and encourage our students to develop lifelong personal, and professional connections with a diverse and high-calibre group of fellow students

A diverse cohort adds to the experience on an MBA programme, and provides a solid base to build your future network form. 

The information below was taken from our last cohort and demonstrates the diverse range of students we attract.

Countries Represented 12
Male:Female 50:50
Average Age 38
Age Difference (Eldest vs Youngest) 37
Average Work Experience 16.5 years
Industries Represented 18


Academic Requirement

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. 


Candidates without a degree or less than 2:2 will be referred to the MBA Programme Director, as they may be accepted under exceptional circumstances where work experience is deemed to make up for the lack of academic qualification.


Professional qualifications and/or continued professional development can also be taken in to consideration

Work Experience Requirement

At least five years postgraduate experience including managerial experience. This is not limited to people management.


Other examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Project Management
  • Budget Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Ward Management
  • Etc.

English Language Requirement

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element or equivalent (In an accepted alternative)


This only applies to international applicants who are/have not:

  • a national of a majority English-speaking country
  • Studied for a minimum of one year, and successfully completed within the past five years, a qualification equivalent to a UK bachelors degree or higher, taught in a majority English-speaking country
  • Studied for a minimum of one year, and successfully completed in the past five years, a qualification equivalent to a UK bachelors degree or higher from a Russell Group university, taught entirely, or in part, at an overseas campus
  • Unable to provide an accepted national qualification providing they are your most recent study of English language.
  • A detailed list of acceptable evidence/qualifications can be found here.


Executive MBA Fees 

Year UK Overseas
Oct 2021 £25,400 £25,500
Oct 2022 £26,200 £26,200


Additional Costs

There are optional costs associated with this course

  • Optional International Study Tour - Approx £2500
  • Optional Textbook purchases - costs vary 



We have Scholarships available for both entry points ranging between 10-50% of the tuition fee. These are considered using the programme application and interview and require no additional application to be submitted. 

Success Stories

Discover just some of our highly accomplished MBA students and graduates that you could be connected with here.

We are always happy to try an connect you with some of our alumni if you want to hear about the programme first hand. We regularly invite current students and/or alumni to speak at our Taster events

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