An MBA isn’t just a qualification, it’s the way you think. So think like an MBA student. Choosing the MBA that equips you with a management toolkit, that you adapt and apply to your extended work placement, and gets you ready for successful career.
You know what you want from your degree: to be prepared for the real world, to gain competitive advantage and to stand out from the crowd. At ARU we want this too.
Studying at our International Business School means interacting with other professionals from around the world. You will be exposed to different cultures and business practices whilst developing your communication, leadership, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Paired with active learning, this environment will prepare you for your work placement. The industry placement will complement your knowledge, let you put your newly acquired skills to the test, and boost your confidence. At the end of your MBA journey, you will have the necessary knowledge, tools and experience to jump start your unrivalled career at a managerial level.
Choosing Cambridge as your MBA destination will give you a unique environment to grow. Surrounded by tech and biotech companies, you will be inspired by the entrepreneurial creativity and constant growth. Known globally as the “Silicon Fen”, Cambridge is a city of innovation, progress, and a thriving economy. The Business School takes advantage of this one-of-a-kind environment by building strong links with businesses, which benefit you as an MBA student and give you the insight to choose the right organisation for your work placement.
Our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means that our MBA students boost their advanced management training with a Level 7 CMI accreditation. This qualification enables a quicker career progression and helps our students stand out in the job market.
Please note entry to the MBA with Placement requires a minimum of two years relevant work experience and a successful interview.
Our MBA with placement course will equip you with the management and entrepreneurial abilities to succeed in a wide range of business fields, as well as practical experience, acquired through your work placement, to complement your qualification. When you graduate, you’ll be confident about entering the international business market and finding a senior role in a corporation or taking the first steps towards self-employment.
We place a strong emphasis on practical and professional skills. You’ll be assessed on work-based assignments, research projects, syndicate work and group presentations.
This is a 20 month programme if you start in September, 24 months if you start in January.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time postgraduate (12 months)
September 2018, January 2019
Full-time, part-time postgraduate (12 months)
January 2019, May 2018, September 2018
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