Break through
business as usual

The UCL classroom delivered to you online

At UCL, we’re disrupting old-fashioned siloes and linear organisational structures so you can see how each moving piece of a system works together – and better forecast for the future of business.  

What happens when you learn to create sustainable systems instead of finding solutions to problems as they arise? Progress.

Do more than keep up – look ahead. Together, we can make business better. 

“This programme was created to launch MBAs into the future.”

James Berry, UCL MBA Programme Director

 

OVERVIEW

Push the limits of business


The UCL MBA programme gives high-achieving professionals the skills they need to lead organisations and manage a range of critical functions in a fast-paced, global business landscape.

We do this by embracing technology and data, having a culturally and professionally diverse faculty at the helm, and giving our students – with valuable perspectives – a seat at the table. Because in today’s unpredictable world, we all have something to learn from one another.

Learn more about the UCL MBA.

By the numbers

The programme

24–60 months to complete, depending on your time frame

210-credit based programme designed to allow you to dive deeper into topics like Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leadership

2 locations you'll have access to during annual immersions and orientations: our campus in historic Bloomsbury and our home in Canary Wharf – London's bustling financial centre

The participants1

14 years average work experience of current UCL MBA students

15:1 average student-to-faculty ratio

53% of current UCL MBA students are female

101 countries The UCL School of Management has alumni in 101 countries around the world.2


“I’ve taken classes in Bahrain, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Australia, the UK – and that’s in one term.”

Iain Cooper, UCL MBA student

Learn to see the bigger business picture

Learn more about our innovative MBA.

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Designed for the future of business


The 210-credit UCL MBA programme can be completed in as little as 24 months or as many as 60 months, depending on your personal and professional schedule.

During each 10-week term, you’ll take one to two modules. You can expect to complete 90 minutes of synchronous work, and up to 12 hours of self-paced coursework per module, per week. The programme structure comprises:

8 core modules (120 credits) to equip you with a strong foundational knowledge of business processes, practices and functions

4 advanced electives (60 credits) to enhance knowledge accrued in the core modules and help you refine your expertise

1 capstone project (30 credits) to utilise techniques learned in the programme to analyse and forecast growth potential for a focal organization or industry

Explore our programme structure and course modules.

ABOUT UCL

A history of shattering the status quo


Founded in 1826 as a secular institution, UCL has always challenged preconception. We were the first university in England to admit women on equal terms with men and the first to admit students regardless of religious affiliation.

Since then, UCL has upheld these progressive ideals and has evolved as an incubator for  innovative research, interdisciplinary programmes and inclusivity.

UCL is ranked the 8th best university in the world by QS World University Rankings and the UK’s top-rated university for research strength in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. 3 4

The UCL School of Management

The UCL School of Management was founded for the 21st-century business leaders already looking to the centuries ahead. We were driven by a need to understand, analyse and address contemporary business challenges as globalisation and technology move us into uncharted territory.

Our students and academics pursue relevant, high-profile research in five groups:
  • Marketing and Analytics
  • Organisations and Innovation
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Finance, Accounting and Economics
  • Analytics and Operations

See problems at your organisation?

Let’s do something about it.

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TUITION FEES

Funding your UCL MBA


An MBA from UCL is a major investment in yourself and your career. It’s designed so you’ll be able to continue working and progressing in your current role while learning transferable skills you can employ right away at your organisation.

We offer a number of ways to help you fund your UCL MBA, including flexible pay-as-you-go options and multiple scholarship opportunities.

Learn more about tuition fees.

What programme participants say

“[The UCL MBA] gives me a newfound confidence in everything that I’ve learned over the past 10 years of my career.”

Jessica Cooke,
UCL MBA student

DIGITAL CAMPUS

A 21st-century business education requires a 21st-century classroom


At UCL, we harness the power of technology to deliver a high-quality online learning platform that maximises collaboration. We make it easy to integrate our digital classroom into your life – so you can attend live classes, connect with your peers and complete assignments in a way that works with your lifestyle.


“I don’t think that being in a virtual classroom should have any barriers to the passionate, fulfilling discussions that we should have.”
Lynsie Chew,
Professor in Finance, Accounting and Economics

The UCL MBA difference

The delivery of the UCL MBA programme is further proof of our dedication to disrupting both business and education. We’ve created a digital hub that brings students and academics together in a seamless, modern way.

Our goal is for you to feel connected and heard. We achieve this by:

  • Putting relationships first. Cohorts are close-knit and collaboration-focused, cultivating a unique experience where your learning is amplified by the professional and cultural perspectives your peers and academics have to offer.
  • Respecting your responsibilities. Our flexible schedule allows you to continue working, without disrupting your career or projected earnings while studying your MBA.
  • Leveraging technology to maximise connections. Our high-quality, live-streaming classes feature HD video, breakouts and collaboration tools.
  • Fostering inclusive conversations. Culturally and professionally diverse peers from around the globe bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds to your experience – and with small class sizes, everyone’s voice is heard.
  • Staying tech-savvy. Our data-driven programme structure utilises technology and information to inform modern-day business strategies.
  • Bringing people together. Whether online or in person at one of our immersions, there are many ways to connect with our alumni community of more than 300,000 graduates.

Explore our innovative digital campus.

Our programme is changing distance learning for the better.

See what learning looks like at UCL.

FACULTY

Outside expertise, inside the virtual classroom


From conducting notable research to leading global institutions, UCL academics are pioneering innovation in their respective fields – and they are deeply familiar with the realities and challenges of today’s business landscape. You’ll have one-on-one access to these world-renowned academics, the same who teach on campus at UCL.


“I can always draw on the knowledge, insight and experience of the faculty members. This is not just someone who has an academic life, they’ve applied the knowledge they have.”Adeyemi Omotoso,
UCL MBA student who took his MBA while serving as a fintech policy specialist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Learn more about our award-winning faculty.

On-campus immersions

Join us at the centre of it all. The UCL main campus is located in historic Bloomsbury and the School of Management is located in Canary Wharf – a bustling, global hub for business. When you attend optional on-campus immersions, you’ll have access to both campuses, which together create a quintessential London experience.

Learn more about on-campus immersions and orientations.

Start planning your MBA

Customise your path to leadership.

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ADMISSIONS

Join our MBA movement


The UCL MBA programme offers multiple application rounds that correspond with different start dates throughout the year. The Admissions Committee reviews applications and issues admissions decisions on a rolling basis.

Our students bring an average of 14 years of work experience to the classroom.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second-class bachelor’s degree (2:1) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Five years of work experience is required for the programme – our students bring an average of 14. UCL will consider applicants who don't meet these requirements on a case-by-case basis. 

Explore admissions deadlines, start dates and entry requirements.

Support from beginning to end

Our admissions advisors are available to help you every step of the way: from assessing your readiness for the program to answering your questions – we’ll give you advice tailored to your situation.

When you request information, make sure to select your communication preferences. If you opt into phone and/or email communication, your dedicated admissions advisor will be able to provide more programme information via the channel(s) you specified. 

Disruptive learning that doesn’t interrupt your career

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1 This data is self-reported by UCL and is current as of 1 April 2020.

2 This data is self-reported by UCL and is current as of 20 April 2020.

3 Top Global Universities. (2020). QS World University Rankings. Retrieved 27 March 2020.

4 Research Excellence Framework. (2014). Retrieved 27 March 2020.