UCL School of Management

United Kingdom

UCL School of Management


UCL School of Management
Founded in 1826, UCL has always challenged preconceptions. Now ranked a top-10 university globally, UCL was the first university in England to admit women on equal terms with men and the first to admit students regardless of religious affiliation. The UCL School of Management was founded in 2015 for 21st-century business leaders already looking to the centuries ahead. The school and its academics are driven by a need to understand, analyse and address contemporary business challenges as globalization and technology move us into uncharted territory. It is this drive and commitment to excellence that has seen the UCL School of Management gain recognition as one of the top-5 business schools in the UK.

Business without borders

UCL is continuing to push boundaries by delivering one of the world’s most versatile, in-demand postgraduate degrees in a classroom-based setting,delivered online. Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, the UCL MBA — offered by the UCL School of Management — prepares you to see entire systems and anticipate the next move so you can become a proactive business leader.

The UCL MBA stresses the application of forecasting business trends through the use of data, technology and information. This programme, and the network you will develop in the process, will prepare you to graduate with the confidence to make informed decisions in an ever-changing landscape. When you take your MBA from UCL, you become part of a global community of current students and alumni from one of the world’s elite universities. 

See business in a new way

As a student in the UCL MBA programme, you will learn how to:

  • make data-driven decisions to lead diverse, interdisciplinary teams
  • conduct thorough risk analysis and financial forecasts
  • anticipate future business possibilities and navigate uncertain market conditions.

You will develop:

  • subject-specific knowledge of core business concepts, functions and processes critical thinking and research capabilities that enable you to gather and evaluate information in real time
  • practical and transferable abilities, such as long-distance communication, management and networking.

The UCL MBA programme structure

When you pursue your MBA online with UCL, you will not be forced to put your career on hold at the expense of your studies. Balance your professional commitments with your educational aspirations with our programme flexibility.

24–60 months

Depending on your schedule, you may complete the programme in as few as 24 months or as many as 60 months.

8 core modules (120 credits)

Build a strong foundational knowledge of business processes, practices and functions

4 advanced electives (60 credits).

Enhance knowledge accrued in the core modules and refine your expertise.

1 capstone project (30 credits)

Utilise the skills you learn to analyse and forecast growth potential for a focal organisation, industry or technology.

4 terms (multiple start dates)

We run four terms and offer multiple start dates per year to accommodate your personal and professional schedule.


As a UCL student and future graduate, you would become part of a community of alumni located around the world.


Orientations and immersions

Our on-campus orientation and immersions are a valuable opportunity for you to take classroom conversations to the next level – and connect with your peers and academics in an entirely new way. Orientation and immersions are optional but highly recommended.

The three-day programme orientation is designed to familiarise you with UCL, including the historic Bloomsbury campus and our home in Canary Wharf. You will also get an in-depth look at the programme, explore learning opportunities and get a head start on networking with your peers, senior management, academics and important business leaders in our community.

Four-day immersions take place periodically throughout the year and serve as a personal and professional development summit. You will gain key insights into executive-level leadership challenges through experiential learning activities tailored to you and led by our academics, researchers and other professionals.


16 years

Average work experience of current UCL MBA students



Average student-to-faculty ratio



Of current UCL MBA students are female


See details on the Admissions Requirements and Application Process on our Admissions Page


In order to be eligible to apply to the UCL MBA programme, you must meet the following criteria:

Academic experience

Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second-class bachelor’s degree (2:1) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants who do not meet this criteria will be required to demonstrate their suitability via their professional experience (see below).

Professional experience

Applicants who meet the required academic experience criteria must have a minimum of five years of full-time work experience. Applicants who do not meet the required academic experience criteria must have a minimum of seven years of work experience, with at least two years of senior executive leadership experience. 

UCL will also consider applicants who do not meet the above requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fees


Tuition fees for the programme are charged based on the number of modules taken each term. The UCL MBA students will complete 12 taught 15-credit modules and a final 30-credit capstone project as part of the programme.  Total fees for students starting in the 2021/22 academic year are £42,500 for the entirety of the programme, or £3,035 per 15-credit module and £6,070 for the final 30-credit capstone project.  Admitted students will be required to submit a £1,000 tuition fee deposit to reserve their place in the programme.  Please note, the fees quoted here do not include costs related to books or immersion expenses.

Flexible payments

While many MBA programmes require a single, large payment up front, the UCL MBA offers pay-as-you-go tuition fees that allow you to pay your fees when you register for a specific module.

For more information see our Tuition Fees page


Global alumni network

When you take your MBA at UCL, you’ll join a robust, global alumni network of more than 300,000 individuals in over 190 countries.

The UCL School of Management is contemporary and cutting-edge, complete with its own alumni network of more than 3,500 business and management professionals from over 80 countries around the world. They’re leading their organisations across a number of industries and sectors, from banking and finance to entrepreneurship and technology, and more.

See the UCL Alumni page for more information.

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