Full-time MBA

The 2021/2022 Academic Year

Provisional dates for 2021/2022 academic year.

Autumn Term

Monday 27 September - Friday 1 October 2021 - Intensive boot camp week

Monday 4 October - Friday 3 December 2021 - Required modules teaching

Monday 6 December - Friday 10 December 2021 - Examinations week 

Spring Term

Monday 10 January - Friday 18 March 2022 - Required modules teaching

Monday 21 March - Friday 25 March 2022 - Examinations week

Week commencing 4 April 2022 - International study trip (provisional date)

Summer Term

Wednesday 6 April - Saturday 30 July 2022 - Elective modules teaching  

Elective modules are currently either taught in an intensive four day block format (in Warwick) or over four non-consecutive days (The Shard).

Extend your studies, abroad

You may apply to participate in the selective process to study overseas through our Partnership in International Management (PIM) membership and additional partner schools for a period of between two to four months after completing the Full-time MBA. Modules taken at the exchange schools will not count towards your final grade however, you will usually receive a transcript from the host school detailing your results. Some of our Full-time MBA participants from the 2018–19 cohort completed exchanges at the following schools: Ross School of Business, Michigan, USA; Melbourne Business School, Australia; Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, USA; Chinese University of Hong Kong; ESADE Business School, Spain; NUS Business School, Singapore; SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy.


After processing through a final examination board in November you can choose to graduate at either the January or July graduation ceremonies.

Required modules

Our Full-time MBA study programme features eight required modules designed to provide you with a solid foundation in management, business and leadership. At WBS we see the international element as an essential experience for you and your personal development and so as part of one of your required modules, you will undertake a compulsory trip to an overseas partner institution. 

In addition, you will also study a compulsory non-credit foreign language module during your first term.

Accounting & Financial Management

Study the terminology, concepts, and problems of representing and measuring economic activity. Cover the basic forms in which financial statistics are conventionally presented as well as techniques for their analysis and interpretation.

Innovation and Creativity in Organisations

Develop strategies for personal and team creativity, and discover how to embed that creativity into your organisation to foster innovation.


The LeadershipPlus module offers the opportunity to learn through experience, feedback and reflection about what you personally stand for as a leader, how you can manage yourself effectively, and how you can lead, manage and influence other people successfully.

Managing in a New World

Explore the international business environment and learn how to work in a global context. Gain an understanding of the causes and nature of the challenges.


Gain a broad introduction to the marketing concept and the role of marketing in the modern organisation. Examine the role of marketing in today's increasingly competitive, dynamic, and turbulent management environment. Explore the core themes addressed by marketing-oriented organisations, whether they are commercially focused or not-for-profit.

Operations Management

Examine the concepts underlying the production/operations function. Learn to appreciate the different nature of the tasks and issues involved in managing the production function in a manufacturing company and the operations function in a service organisation.

Organisational Behaviour

Examine some of the key concepts and problems associated with the management of behaviour in organisations. Explore alternative concepts and frameworks for understanding behaviour in organisations and for diagnosing and dealing with organisational problems.

Strategic Thinking

We've combined our expertise in strategy analysis with insights from behavioural science and our creativity initiative to give you a new, distinctive and compelling approach to management decision-making. Learn to adopt a critical and innovative perspective on the general management dilemmas faced by executives in modern organisations.

Strategic Thinking: strategic evaluation and analysis in term 1, is followed by Strategic Thinking: practice of management.

Elective modules

Choose four elective modules from a wide choice to customise your MBA and achieve your aims. You may also have the opportunity to study one of our overseas electives to gain international experience. 

Please note that module availability may vary year to year dependent on faculty availability, student demand and scheduling constraints. Our electives broadly fit into the following categories:

Finance & Accounting
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Investments & Risk Management
  • Psychology of Investment & Financial Decisions


  • Strategic Marketing


Global Business
  • International Business


  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance


  • Strategy & Practice
  • Strategic Leadership Development



Management & Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Behavioural Sciences for the Manager
  • Digital Innovation Analytics for Leadership
  • Management of Change


Specialise in Entrepreneurship

Alongside the MBA’s core backbone of building all-round business acumen, you choose to focus your MBA within entrepreneurship by studying two of your elective modules and basing your dissertation within this area. You will gain a letter of acknowledgement from the Dean of Warwick Business School to confirm your success in one of these specialised study areas.

The entrepreneurship specialism will enable you to make calculated decisions between seizing opportunities and managing risk. Whether you want to set up your own business or develop your entrepreneurial mindset within a large corporate or an owner managed business, we will equip you with the innovative skills to find creative solutions to day-to-day problems.

We also offer many additional opportunities to support both our students’ and alumni entrepreneurial journeys, such as:

  • Monthly entrepreneurship clinics
  • Access to incubator and pre-accelerator programmes
  • A network of more than 2,600 entrepreneurs, student entrepreneurs and investors
  • Informative networking events
  • Mentoring programme
Consultancy project

You will conduct an individual consultancy project with a real organisation for 10 to 12 weeks over the summer period. The project will give you hands-on experience of consulting on a specific business challenge, enabling you to put everything you have learned into practice while offering the chance to network and showcase your individual talent for potential future employment with the organisation.

Organisations we have partnered with for consultancy projects include:

  • APC UK Ltd
  • ARM
  • Aston Martin
  • Barclays
  • BNP Paribas
  • Delphi Technologies
  • Drax Power Ltd
  • Enzen Global Ltd
  • E.On
  • Fintech Circle
  • GE Healthcare
  • GoBeyond
  • IBM
  • Meggitt
  • MIRA Ltd
  • Oracle
  • Recycling Technologies
  • Sopra Steria
  • System1
  • Unilever
  • Wesleyan
  • ZF Associates

The output for your degree from your consultancy project will be a dissertation. Previous consultancy projects have included:

  • Driving improved operational performance in a high growth dynamic and high-tech environment for Williams Advance Engineering
  • Business Strategies for Digital Solutions for GE Healthcare
  • The Future of mobility: What it means to be customer focused in sub-Saharan Africa for Ford Motor company
  • The future role of own brand products for the Coop

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