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 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
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.
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
PhD, Parsons School of Design – New York, Central St Martins -UAL, London Business School, LSE, etc…
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.
A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.2 (Lower Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent
6.0 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
80 with 19 Listening, 20 in Reading, 19 Writing, 22 Speaking
Pearson Test of English
60 with 51 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015
169 overall (no less than 162 in each component)
Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015
Cambridge First: Grade A (no less than A in any component)
Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component)
Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 Certificate (no less than C1 in any component)
Introduction from the Programme Leader
Carola Hieker – MBA Programme Leader
“As the only MBA programme in the UK which offers both a US and UK dual degree, we attract students from all over the world. Diversity is key for us with the last MBA programme having students from 15 different countries. In an intense year, 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. You will have the luxury to learn in small groups with professors encouraging a dialogue to critically reflect on trends and developments in the business world. I look forward to meeting you soon.”