The Bradford Full-time MBA is ranked in the top 40 in Europe and top 20 in the UK by the Financial Times and is also ranked highly for graduate salary increases and affordability.

The 12-month business management programme is designed for ambitious managers who are able to take time out of their career to focus and immerse themselves in their studies as part of this life-changing journey. Students are driven, committed and seeking to make a transformational change in their career, and develop the skills and competencies to manage at the highest level in business. You’ll study with like-minded peers from a diverse range of countries, cultures and industry backgrounds, based at one of the UK’s leading business schools.

Start Date

September 2018

Entry Requirements

-Work experience
Candidates must have at least three years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

-Academic and professional achievements
You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally eight years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.

-Numeracy and literacy competencies
We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competences, and you may be required to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent: The Bradford Test. You will be notified if you need to complete the test after we have received your application.

-English language requirements:
If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or

  • Internet-based TOEFL:
    -For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17
    -For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or

  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

How to Apply

  1. Apply online.

  2. Apply by post.

Application deadlines

There are no set application deadlines on our MBA programmes; however, applicants are encouraged to apply early. For those who require a visa to study in the UK, please be aware that the time it takes to obtain the visa significantly extends the application process.

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