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Graduate MBA

Master of Business Administration

The Graduate MBA programme is specifically designed to educate and develop individuals as managers, leaders and specialists, adding value through an integrated, applied and critical understanding of management and organisations

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Course Overview

  • Course Overview

    An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It helps its students to consider and apply business theory to the world of work, deepening and widening their understanding of organisations and the environment in which they operate.

    The Graduate MBA at Ulster University Business School is designed for recent graduates from any academic discipline, to introduce you to the essential areas of business and management which will help you develop your career. Some work experience is preferable but not mandatory.

    By joining the Graduate MBA you will be joining a diverse student body who come from all over the world to study with us, and as such you will expose yourself to different cultures and ideas, and develop an international network of professionals.

    We offer students excellent support throughout the course, both in their academic study and also to develop professionally and personally for a future career as a manager and business leader.

    Our students are also invited to exclusive business events which help to expand their knowledge and offer further networking opportunities.

    Ulster Business School also offer a part-time Executive MBA for applicants with relevant experience at our Jordanstown and Magee Campuses. To find out more information about this please visit

  • Course Structure

    The Graduate MBA is taught full-time over 1 year on Jordanstown campus. Students will have 12 hours of lectures each week in semesters 1 (September to January) and 2 (January to May) and will be expected to complete individual and group tasks on a weekly basis. In semester 3 (May to September) students have two 3 day "block" modules and also work on their Management Dissertation.

    The course starts with an induction which is designed to introduce students to the course and to their peers. Modules undertaken within each semester are shown below.

    Semester 1
    • Marketing
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Economics
    Semester 2
    • Managing People in the Organisation
    • Operations Management
    • Leadership and Change
    • Management Research Methods
    Semester 3
    • E Business (3 day block)
    • Strategy (3 day block)
    • Management Dissertation
  • Career options

    Given the generalist nature of the Graduate MBA course there are a wide variety of careers available to its graduates who reap the benefit of investing in their studies both financially and in terms of their career.

    Students have used our MBA to change direction, building on their primary degree in other disciplines or to further enhance their skillset before embarking on their chosen profession. Alumni from our MBA course can be found in leading positions globally. For example, Li Xin came to study at Ulster University from Liaoning Province, China. He currently works for the Development and Reform Committee of Liaoning Province and is in charge of infrastructure, such as road and railway.

    "In my opinion the Ulster MBA is essential for those who want to be excellent managers, in public sectors or private sectors. I decided to do my MBA abroad and selected Ulster University as it is a well-equipped education facility and the warm-hearted service provided an environment beneficial to my study. The dynamic teaching ensured participant interaction and real examples of theory being applied significantly enhanced my study and understanding."

  • How To Apply

    You can apply for this course via the university's Online Application System.

    For further information about the programme, please email Mark McCrory at or Nick Read at, or telephone either on +44 (0)28 90366092 or +44 (0)28 90368880 respectively

    This programme is taught at Jordanstown campus.

    For more information, please visit our online prospectus.