Surrey Business School
The Surrey MBA
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.
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.
|Project Management in a Digital Era|
|Strategic Change Management|
|Sustainability Management Strategies|
|Integrative Applied Project (Choose one of)|
|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.
|Age Difference (Eldest vs Youngest)||37|
|Average Work Experience||16.5 years|
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
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
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.
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.