University of Hertfordshire Mba

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University of Hertfordshire Mba

University of Hertfordshire Mba

Master of Business Administration

About the course

Studying an MBA can transform the way you think and the way you work, change the way others see you and open up incredible leadership and management opportunities.

Everyone has a different reason for beginning their executive MBA journey and at Hertfordshire we recognise this by providing the resources, expertise and opportunities you need to shape a completely individual, holistic, self-development experience.

Our MBA encourages you to develop the critical and reflective strategic leadership skills you’ll need to succeed in an uncertain world, challenging your assumptions about management and leadership issues. It’s a highly respected, part-time postgraduate course fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Practice-focussed teaching

We integrate critical academic business principles into practice-oriented modules, exploring everything from accounting to marketing. At every stage, cutting-edge research underpins your study of the latest management practice, as well as live, strategic consultancy projects.

It’s a part-time Master’s that emphasises entrepreneurship, encouraging you to consider innovative approaches within your existing work, or even create entirely new businesses.

We hope you’ll join us on this truly transformational journey.

How to apply for the MBA

The Executive MBA has specific guidelines for applications. For information on accompanying documents required, interviews and entry criteria for the Hertfordshire Executive MBA, please visit our ‘How to apply page‘ for all the relevant details.

Course Fees

The 2016/17 fees for the Executive MBA are £17,520. 2017/18 fees will be confirmed soon, however, if you have any questions about 2017/18 fees, please contact the MBA Team.

For information regarding the 2016/17 course fees for the Executive MBA. Please see the full course fee structure.

Professional MBA Scholarship

To apply for the scholarship you need to demonstrate how you have benefited your organisation over the past 5 years, showed critical thinking and strong leadership skills and overcame specific business challenges.  You you will also need explain why this is the appropriate stage in your career to apply for the MBA.

Please note that if you apply and receive the Professional MBA Scholarship you will not eligible for any other University scholarships.

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Why choose this course?

The Hertfordshire Executive MBA is a distinctive course that will expand your mind and your network. The course offers you:

  • Earn a highly respected, AMBA-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA), studying part time alongside your existing job.
  • Take a life-changing professional journey and expand your mind, skills, career potential and professional network.
  • Challenge your assumptions and gain a critical, reflexive approach to strategic leadership and management.
  • Focus on industry best practice and live consultancy, underpinned by cutting-edge research.
  • Make a powerful difference to your organisation by developing a strategic, global outlook and experience of everything from accounting to marketing.

Entry requirements…

Educational Experience

We usually require either:

  • An honours degree (at level 2:2 or above)
  • A higher degree
  • A professional qualification of equivalent standard in any discipline

This may be from a UK university, or equivalent, or a recognized overseas university

Where an applicant does not meet the above requirement their application may be considered on an individual basis, where they can demonstrate significant management experience

Professional Experience

Ideally you should have five years’ relevant work experience. Where an applicant does not meet this requirement their application may be considered on an individual basis, taking into account their business exposure, leadership skills and professional achievements.

English Proficiency

An IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 580 (237 CBT, 89 IBT) is required for those whose first language is not English. This may be waved where a candidate has an existing qualification from a UK institution, or another judged suitable by the university.


Following review of all applications received against the criteria above eligible candidates will normally be invited for interview with two members of academic staff to verify that the minimum entry requirements for the programme have been satisfied.

Key staff

Dr Denise Dollimore
Academic Director of the MBA
Find out more about Dr Denise Dollimore

Dr Phil Mason
Deputy Director of the MBA
Find out more about Dr Phil Mason

Professional Accreditations

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education, established in 1967 by a small group of business graduates with the aim to raise the profile of business education and the MBA qualification in UK and Europe.