The Richmond University MBA is ideal for students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies. The MBA aims to deliver a programme that will equip you with the key technical competencies companies expect and the critical skills that global organisations value above all: the ability to work with, and lead, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams; to think creatively about complex problems; and engage and create your own knowledge networks to generate innovative solutions.
Our faculty benefits from global industry experience and will provide students with a solid foundation in strategic business management. Students who participate and complete the internship will apply the knowledge and understanding gained in the classroom in to the workplace environment.
If you are looking for an MBA that offers a values-led curriculum focused on leadership, innovation and best practice – choose the Richmond MBA.
Optional Accredited Internship
The Internship Programme integrates theory with practice. Students will be challenged to relate classroom situations to the workplace, make contacts which may prove valuable to their future employment prospects, and gain confidence in their capabilities, creativity and communication skills. Internships are designed to be both demanding and rewarding. The internship will provide an opportunity to deploy the skills learned on courses in a real world setting, as students produce an assessed record of their experiences. In an increasingly competitive graduate careers market, internships are an invaluable opportunity that not only supplement the theoretical lessons of the programme but also provide a direct link to careers and further opportunities.
The internship is conducted in the Summer months. Candidates who wish to opt out of the intership choose a more extensive dissertation in the Summer semester.
- Complete your MBA in one year full-time (FT) or in two years part-time (PT).
- Develop the candidate’s ability to strategically manage in the workplace.
- Develop the ability to apply the techniques and tools utilised within a business for financial analysis and control.
- Provide candidates with the required tools for decision-making and data analysis.
- Apply business principles to actual situations through case-study work.
The MBA aims to deliver a programme that will equip candidates with the key technical competencies companies expect and the critical skills that global organisations value above all: the ability to work with, and lead, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams; to think creatively about complex problems; and engage and create their own knowledge networks to generate innovative solutions.
The programme is ideally suited to candidates who have recently completed their undergraduate studies, acting as a solid foundation in strategic business management enabling quick momentum in building a career. Candidates are encouraged to participate in the accredited internship. The opportunity created will provide an excellent backdrop for realtime application of the thematic work covered in the classroom.
The structure of the MBA is organised as follows – there are three core courses in the fall semester, as listed below, and two core course in the spring semester with two electives, as specified. Students who wish to opt out of the summer internship choose a more extensive dissertation in the summer semester. All courses run depending on demand and faculty availability.
The MBA dissertation is written over the summer semester.
FHEQ Level 7
Summer Semesterplus either both of the following:
This programme has been recently introduced and so graduate destination information is not yet available. However, from the University’s previous MBA programme, graduate employment destinations included:
BDO Stoy Hayward
Coca-Cola Servicios de Colombi
Credit Suisse Private Banking
European Bank for Reconstruction
Glencore India Pvt Ltd
Ikea Asia Pacific
ING Bank Mexico
Laura Ashley Foundation
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Standard & Poor’s Investments
Standard Chartered Bank
The Nielsen Company
Turner Broadcasting System
Our postgraduate programmes aim specifically to prepare students for careers in related fields and in line with this, all our MBA students may undertake an internship through The Internship Programme as an aspect of their degree. Afterwards, some continue with their education, take up further internships and/or progress directly into professional training programmes and employment in relevant organisations.
The Department works closely with the University’s Department of Student Affairs to offer a series of skill-based careers seminars throughout the academic year on both campuses. Together we have developed connections to volunteering opportunities in Richmond and Kensington, leadership development through student clubs and societies, and work experience in the form of part-time employment and graduate trainee programmes.
Working in partnership with CRCC Asia, Richmond also offers internship programs in Beijing & Shanghai.
Please contact the Admissions office if you wish to speak to the Programme Leader.
Richmond, The American International University in London
Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US )
One year full-time, September to September.
Two year part-time, September to September.
Additionally, off-site locations are used in London as part of the practical element of the programme.
Students who require a visa to study in the UK should apply by 1st July. UK or EU nationals should apply by 1st August.
US Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, or UK first degree with minimum second class honours, or an overseas equivalent as determined by the University. Relevant work experience is welcomed and may on occasion be accepted in lieu of a first degree, but is not required.
Faculty who teach on this programme: