Funding your MBA

Invest in your leadership potential

The UCL MBA is different because of the emphasis we place on people and perspectives.

During powerful classroom discussions, you’ll not only share your own experiences in business but also learn from those of your peers – all contributing to a truly holistic learning environment.

Deciding to earn your MBA from UCL is a major investment in your future – and we believe you get what you pay for.

Simply put: Your studies will benefit your work – and your work will benefit your studies.

Designed for working professionals like you, our flexible online model – which includes live, classroom-based online modules and self-paced assignments – doesn’t require you to relocate, sacrifice income or lose momentum in your current role, so you can disrupt business without interrupting your career.

Tuition fees


Tuition fees for the programme are charged based on the number of modules taken each term. The UCL MBA students will complete 12 taught 15-credit modules and a final 30-credit capstone project as part of the programme. 

Total fees for students starting in the 2020/21 academic year are £55,000 for the entirety of the programme, or £3,928 per 15-credit module and £7,856 for the final 30-credit capstone project. 

Admitted students will be required to submit a £1,000 tuition fee deposit to reserve their place in the programme. 

Please note, the fees quoted here do not include costs related to books or immersion expenses.

Flexible payments

While many MBA programmes require a single, large payment up front, the UCL MBA offers pay-as-you-go tuition fees that allow you to pay your fees when you register for a specific module.

Employer-sponsored tuition


If your organisation is interested in sponsoring, reimbursing or subsidising your tuition fees, your admissions advisor will work with you to ensure the process is handled seamlessly.

Scholarships and funding


We offer a range of awards, scholarships and funding options to help you finance your studies: 

  • Performance-based scholarships of £5,000 are awarded to applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic and professional experience.
  • Self-funding applicant scholarships of £10,000 are offered with the submission of a written statement describing the long-term impact of the degree programme on the applicant’s future career and the impact of the scholarship on their ability to work towards this goal. In the statement, the applicant will include how they plan to pay for the remainder of the programme.
  • UCL alumni scholarships of £10,000 are awarded to members of the UCL global alumni community. 

We encourage you to work with your admissions advisor to determine what opportunities are available to you.

Return on investment


Tuition fees are just one of several variables you should consider when you estimate the overall ROI of your postgraduate programme. In addition to allowing you to continue working, progressing and earning a salary, when you study your MBA from UCL, you’ll also benefit from:

Skills employers value.: According to a 2019 Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey, 96% of Fortune Global 100 recruiters agree: MBA graduates are prepared for success at their companies.[1] Enrolling in an MBA can be a signal to employers that you’re proactive about growing your leadership capabilities.

An outstanding reputation.UCL, named the 8th best university in the world by QS World University Rankings, is recognised and respected by top employers in the UK and around the globe.[2]

A global network. Your fellow students are experienced professionals, your academics are working on the front lines of their industries and your UCL alumni network includes more than 300,000 graduates in more than 190 countries.

Propel your career forward

We’re here to support you on this journey. If you are interested in learning more about scholarships and funding, reach out to an admissions advisor, who can help you navigate the process.

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[1] Employability and Business School Graduates: Corporate Recruiters Survey. (2019). Graduate Management Admissions Council. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
[2] Top Global Universities. (2020). QS World University Rankings. Retrieved 17 January 2020.