About the course

**Please note, the full-time version of this course is not recruiting for 2017/18. However, we welcome applications for the part-time Executive MBA.**

Our accredited MBA programme equips you with the knowledge to develop from a manager into a business leader.

Teaching is informed by globally recognised research and takes place in excellent facilities across the University. You and your fellow MBA students will remain together as a team throughout the programme.

The Hull MBA

  • prepares you for senior management and leadership roles
  • gives you skills in problem identification, systemic management and strategic thinking 
  •  prepares you for life in today’s globalised and complex business world
  • develops your personal and interpersonal skills, and enables you to facilitate the development of others in the future
  • gives you the tools to identify, select, develop and implement approaches to business and management that are socially responsible and ethically sustainable 

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

Part time: £9,950 (90 credits)

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Bursaries and scholarships will be available for 2017/18 but have not yet been confirmed.

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements


The Hull MBA is designed for students with a minimum of 3 year's appropriate work experience.

Ideally, you will also have a good degree awarded by a UK university or comparable overseas institution, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Applicants with more than five years of senior level post graduation work experience may be admitted with a third class pass degree.

Applicants without a degree or equivalent professional qualification

Applicants who do not have a degree or equivalent professional qualification but meet the other eligibility criteria may submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they can benefit from, contribute to and succeed on the MBA programme.

The applicant should have completed approximately eight years full-time appropriate work experience.

A portfolio may include, for example, details of significant work projects carried out, information about strategic analyses undertaken (for example, budgets and strategic forecasts), company reports, or other contributions to policy formulation and implementation. The portfolio might also include information about other courses taken, and training and development programmes attended.

The aim is to demonstrate that the applicant’s business knowledge and experience are sufficient to allow them to fulfil the academic requirements of the Hull MBA.

As the final stage of the application process, applicants that have satisfied all other conditions will be interviewed by Business School staff, either by telephone or in person. The interview also provides an opportunity for the applicant to ask questions about particular aspects of the MBA, and to receive further information about the programme of study.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.5 overall, with 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

The Hull MBA prepares you for senior leadership roles in today's complex world.

We have devised the Hull MBA to ensure your learning is rooted in theory and yet focused on practice and practical applications. To facilitate this, the Hull MBA concentrates on five 'big ideas'.

• Connected thinking

Modern business organisations require solid accounting, creative marketing and reliable logistics. Customers expect that the various elements will be drawn together to provide an overall product or service.

• Responsible leadership

Throughout the MBA, you will consider the complex nature of managerial work and will develop and demonstrate leadership competencies

• Advocacy

Management hinges on the art of persuasion. Competence in business is founded on functional forms of business knowledge such as accounting, finance and human resource management – yet managerial success is rooted in a broader set of skills and attributes.

• Leadership styles

The Hull MBA acknowledges the aspiration of universal agreement yet recognises difference, dissent and conflict as potentially powerful forces for development and change.

• Problem identification

The Hull MBA encourages a focus on the problem identification rather than the pursuit of solutions.

The Hull MBA modules

You will study the following core modules

  • managing in organisations
  • leadership and organisational change
  • international business
  • economic environment
  • human resource management
  • marketing
  • supply chain and operations management
  • accounting and finance for managers
  • complexity and network thinking
  • systemic management
  • consultancy and intervention (on-campus MBA only)

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

The Hull MBA is much more than a qualification – it is your gateway to a world of opportunities.

Our careers team will make sure you maximise your chances of success, helping you develop that all-important edge.

While studying for your Hull MBA, you will be able to access a variety of resources which will provide you with opportunities to develop skills that are highly sought by today's employers.

You will be encouraged to build valuable networks with an array of contacts – from business leaders to independent consultants and alumni.

Career development advice

At Hull University Business School we are committed to providing our students with the knowledge and skills needed to improve your chances of success. The Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success is a dedicated resource which supports you throughout your time here and beyond.

Careers events and workshops
This is your chance to find out about employment opportunities, develop your skills and network with industry professionals. Our range of career management, personal development and employer events are a great opportunity to discover what’s open to you after graduation.

Our alumni community
Support does not end at graduation and our global community of more than 32,000 alumni, offers extensive networking opportunities. Our graduates range from senior managers to chief executives, working in organisations such as Credit Suisse, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, Rolls-Royce and Johnson and Johnson pharmaceuticals.