MBA – Richmond University

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  • Tuition Fee

    £12,000 (EU)
    £15,000 (INTERNATIONAL)
    $21,750 (US)

  • Duration

    1 Year or 16 months (Full-time)
    2 Years (Part-time)

    January and September start dates

  • Accreditation

    Richmond University QAA

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Kensington Campus

Programme Overview

Are you an ambitious professional wishing to transform your career? Our MBA is aimed at developing you into a global leader who makes an immediate impact in business. You will learn to manage complex challenges, from getting the most out of your team to providing innovative solutions for a broad range of businesses, and gain one of the most respected degrees in the world.

Based at our Kensington campus, the Richmond MBA is offered on a full-time, 12 or 16 month basis or part-time over two years on a flexible, day-time schedule. Both programmes can be started in September or January.

Study one programme, gain two degrees. Richmond uniquely awards a UK and US qualification for all graduates, including MBA students.

Not only that, but you’ll receive a dual award providing professional recognition from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in Management and Leadership. The CMI is the only Chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

Our MBA will provide you with a thorough grasp of financial management, business economics and how to manage both organisations and people. You’ll move on to examine the principles of strategic management, how to implement global marketing strategies and conduct business research. Choose specialisms from a fascinatingly diverse range of electives, including ethical marketing and sustainable business; leading, mentoring and coaching and entrepreneurship and innovation management. You’ll then be able to choose the topic for your professional project, with or without an internship.

The MBA faculty team at Richmond, which includes both academics and experienced industry professionals, is collaborative and supportive. They practice the latest teaching methods which stimulate critical thinking and creativity and encourage you to explore boundaries in your thinking and actions.

Learning alongside an international cohort of students will also enable you to share fresh perspectives on similar problems and build lasting business networks.

This dynamic learning experience is enhanced with visits to leading international businesses and highly qualified guest speakers who share their industry experience and advice with our MBA students.

The programme is distinctive as it combines the best aspects of American business education (relying on a significant amount of case study material) with UK expectations of rigour and process in assessment.

You’ll be assessed through individual and group projects. Assessment includes reports, presentations and competitions, enabling you to develop the skills to master a myriad of situations in the world of business administration and strategic business management.

Top 5 reasons to study this programme

  • Develop your ability to manage strategically both a business and teams within the workplace
  • Gain financial acumen by learning how to apply metrics and tools used within a business for financial analysis and control
  • Combine the best of American business education through case studies with UK focus on rigour and process
  • Apply business principles to real-life situations through case studies and projects
  • Experience an integrated internship which will prepare you for a future business career

Modules breakdown

Core Modules & Electives

Fall Semester (12 credits)

Economic Analysis for Managers

Managing Organizations & People

Financial Management

Spring Semester (14 credits)

Global Marketing Strategy

Strategic Management

Business Research

Plus one of the following:

Marketing & Ethics

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management

Leading, Mentoring and Coaching

Marketing in a Digital World

Project Management

International Financial Management

Human Resources Management

Summer Semester (10 credits)

Dissertation with Internship

OR

Extended Dissertation without Internship

* subject to availability

  • Key areas of study

    Skill Based Career Seminars: The Business School 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.

    Integrated Internship: 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 Careers & Internships Office.

  • After you graduate

    Career Paths
    American Express, BP, Citroen Algeria, Coca-Cola Servicios de Colombia, Credit Suisse, Glencore India Pvt Ltd, Laura Ashley Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS, and the United Nations

    Further Education
    PhD, Parsons School of Design – New York, Central St Martins -UAL, London Business School, LSE, etc…

  • Career Support

    We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment.

Entry requirements

A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.2 (Lower Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent

English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

Please refer to our Postgraduate How to Apply page for details on English Language requirements.

Introduction from the Programme Leader

Greg Gannon – MBA Programme Leader

You will have the opportunity to be inspired by professors who combine an academic career with industry expertise as well as senior guest speakers from different backgrounds such as finance, technology and NGO’s. Working in small groups, we encourage a dialogue to critically reflect on trends and developments in the business world.

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Programme Fact Sheet

Useful Links

For further info contact the MBA Programme Director:

Greg Gannon

Greg Gannon

Master of Business Administration Programme Director

More from your MBA

Richmond Business MBA class was invited by the graduate recruiting team of one of the biggest law firms in the city, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP to visit them in their impressive office at Cannon Place.  A great opportunity to learn about Human Resource Management as well as getting great insights global recruiting processes.

Current recipient of the Sir Cyril Taylor International Postgraduate Scholarship

Lediana said, “I’m so grateful to have been awarded a full Sir Cyril Taylor Foundation Scholarship, which has helped me to achieve my goal of studying an MBA and experience life in London at the same time.

What our students say

I can honestly say that applying to and attending Richmond was one of the best choices that I have ever made. I accidentally came across the university looking for a school within the United States, but later realised that the experience, the professional network built and the events later in my life could only have started from Richmond.

In the MBA program I learned how to magnify my strengths and truly gain an international perspective in Business. Focusing on marketing, I met professor Nastaran who challenge our MBA program to be clear, consistent and creative; all of which have stuck with me through my career thus far.

After graduation, I joined on full time with the company I did my internship with called Anything But Salads, a raw vegan health and organic company located in Hong Kong, China. I joined this company as a Chief Marketing Officer, where I leveraged my skillset learned from the MBA program. Honestly every module contributed to my success within the company. Ranging from international marketing concepts such as creating a strategy for “go-to-markets”, project management working with various teams, corporate finance and organizational management. I had then an option to either stay with the newly acquired firm, explore Hong Kong for more opportunities or start my own venture.

I am currently consulting individuals and SMEs, helping them with positioning on the global marketplace. I highly suggest any prospect students to not miss the opportunity to attend this resourceful university. Live, learn and everything in between.

Jesse SmithMBA, 2016

Moving to London to complete my MBA was a once-in-a-lifetime-experience. The Richmond University MBA program challenges students to think critically about pressing business issues in a fast-paced global market. Students gain hands-on experience through prestigious guest speakers and site visits – and have the opportunity to learn about business through a diverse lens of perspectives – both inside and outside the classroom. It is through the program’s inimitable learning opportunities, extensive team-building exercises, and critical thinking requirements that I am well-equipped for my next corporate position

Angela PascarellaMBA Study Abroad, 2018

One of the most valuable lessons that I learned while enrolled in Richmond’s MBA programme, was the importance of learning to work with individuals from different backgrounds. Getting first-hand experience to work with people from all parts of the world opened up my network to include contacts that I would have never gained with the other programmes I applied to. Richmond’s MBA programme also invited guest speakers to tell us of their professional journeys. It was inspirational and informative; and was once again another opportunity to obtain professional connections.

Sarah Rainey, Los Angeles, USAMBA, 2018

My reasons for undertaking a Richmond MBA were to develop skills in corporate finance. The course covered relevant subjects in finance, project management, economics, entrepreneurship and global marketing strategy. The benefit of the Richmond MBA is that it provides a set of tools that can be used for data analysis and decision making. I would recommend the Richmond MBA as a valuable learning experience. It encouraged me to think strategically and apply learning outcomes that have improved my professional capability.

David LongbottomMBA, 2013-2015

The professors I had were absolutely wonderful and full of knowledge – one of the things I liked most of all about Richmond. Being actual industry professionals, their approach is very much applied. This was really important to me. As someone who wishes to pursue strategies as a career, the professors helped me understand how varied the knowledge I need actually is. The teaching groups are so small, each student gets full attention; it is possible to learn so much more. I really liked the fact that Richmond has two campuses; one in Kensington and one in Richmond, I felt I had lots of choices, variety and opportunities; I see my future in London because of this. Studying at Richmond University was a great experience.

Dana GrunwaldMBA, 2013-2014

Postgraduate Prospectus

Kensington Campus

1 St. Alban’s Grove
London
W8 5PN
England

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