Full-time MBA

Fees 

The fee for 2021 entry is £43,950. To secure your place on the course you must lodge a £2,500 deposit with us within four weeks of receiving your offer. The deposit is part of the total fee, not an additional cost. Read more about how to pay at the University's finance pages.

What's included / excluded?

The fee includes:

  • registration
  • tuition
  • examination
  • graduation
  • some study materials
  • flights, visas, accommodation, and some subsistence for the compulsory overseas trip

It excludes:

  • residential accommodation
  • meals
  • travel - including to overseas modules and placements, graduation robes and photographs
  • PIM exchange - including travel, accommodation, subsistence and registration fee
How to pay

Tuition fees are payable in advance or at the start of each academic year. Payments can be made by bank transfer, banker’s draft, cheque, telephone, direct debit or credit/debit card. If you have been awarded a scholarship, this will be deducted from your first year fee, unless specified otherwise in your offer letter.

Self-funding students can either pay the annual tuition fee at the start of each academic year or can opt to pay in instalments with the following payment schedule:

  • 50% of tuition fees due on the first day of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 4 of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 7 of your academic year
Financing your MBA

Choosing to complete an MBA either full or part-time requires significant investment both in terms of cost and time. To support this investment, various funding sources are available. The sources set out below are those which have been brought to the attention of the University as being specifically designed for/aimed at MBA students. They are not exhaustive - other funding sources and products may be available. The University does not specifically recommend or endorse these sources/products and the content set out below has been provided by the relevant funding provider and is not independently verified by the University. Students should consider sources and types of funding carefully and ensure that it meets their precise needs - not all funding is appropriate for all students.

Prodigy Finance Loan

Prodigy Finance offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools, including Warwick Business School.

While banks base their loan decisions on historical salaries, Prodigy looks to the future and assess applicants’ future earning potential (based on the past achievements of similar graduates) to determine loan affordability. Their international model allows them to offer competitive rates to over 150 nationalities of students.

Eligibility

  • Accepted candidates into the Full Time MBA programmes are eligible to apply for a loan with Prodigy
  • UK, EU and International students
  • At least 40 days face to face on campus is required to qualify so this funding source is not accessible to Distance Learning MBA candidates

Rates

Interest rates vary depending on individual applicants. Once you have accepted your place at WBS, you can apply directly through Prodigy’s online platform. The loan amount is capped at 80% of the cost of attendance (tuition fee minus the initial deposit paid and minus any scholarships). The loan can be used for tuition fees only and does not include living expenses. See more detail about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy’s website.

Why choose Prodigy?

  • 150 nationalities covered
  • Competitive interest rates
  • No collateral or guarantees required
  • Easy online process
  • No repayments while you study

Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy's registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD

Please note that other sources of funding may be available.

Future Finance

Future Finance offers smart, flexible loans to help you reach your potential, when government student loans and scholarships are not enough.

Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website

Please note that other sources of funding may be available.

Future Finance Loan Corporation Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; Firm Reference Number 719436. It is a registered limited company incorporated in Ireland, with company registration number 527170. Its registered address is 6th Floor, 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2. Future Finance is a registered trademark of Future Finance Loan Corporation Limited.

Postgraduate Loan for a Master's Degree

You can apply for a Postgraduate Master's Loan as a contribution towards your course and living costs. Postgraduate Loans have to be paid back. If you have a disability, including a mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, you might be able to get Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). DSAs don’t have to be paid back. Postgraduate students can apply for DSAs even if they aren’t eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.

Eligibility

Whether you're eligible for a Postgraduate Loan depends on:

  • if you've studied on a postgraduate course before
  • your course - see list of qualifying courses
  • your age
  • your nationality or residency status

You can find the full eligibility criteria on the gov.uk website.

If you’re studying full time the course can last for one or two years. If you’re studying part time you can study for two years (for the equivalent one year full-time course) or up to four years (for the equivalent two year full-time course).

EU students, who don’t normally live in England, will also be able to get a Postgraduate Loan for a Master’s course at an English university or college.

Applications

Applications for postgraduate loans opened in June 2018. Here are our top tips:

  • Visit gov.uk/studentfinance to make your application
  • You do not need to have a guaranteed place on the course to apply for a postgraduate loan. If your plans change before you are due to start, you can easily cancel or amend your application
  • You should make your application as early as you can to ensure your assessment is made by the time you start the course
  • You’ll only have to apply once, even if your course is longer than one year.

For further information please visit http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/funding/fundingyourstudies/pgloans

Scholarships

We have scholarship funding available to candidates admitted onto the Warwick Full-time MBA. Our scholarship offering has been designed to promote excellence and diversity within each class, across professional sector, geography, gender and experience.

We take a holistic approach when evaluating a candidate’s suitability for a scholarship and applications will be assessed on the following broad criteria:

  • Evidence of individual impact
  • Alignment with WBS’ core values – Curiosity, Openness, Restlessness and Excellence
  • A desire to make a positive difference in the world of business and beyond
  • The potential to become a future Change Maker
  • The ability to fulfil future ambassadorial duties for the School. Successful applicants are expected to work closely with the marketing and recruitment teams in order to attract future candidates onto the programme.

Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis, so candidates who apply early may have a stronger chance of being successful. We offer a range of scholarships from 20% up to a maximum of 50% in truly exceptional cases.  

Scholarships are allocated in the following areas:

Change Maker scholarship - For those who seek to challenge the norm through their impactful drive and vision. To be considered for this scholarship you will need to demonstrate a confident, determined, forward-facing and open-minded attitude with a commitment to making an impact in business.

WBS Inspiring Social Impact scholarship - For those currently working in the third/public sector who strive to use business as a power for good. To be considered for this scholarship you will need to demonstrate a commitment to generating better social outcomes and create a positive impact on society.

WBS Inspiring Diversity scholarship - At WBS we’re looking to bring together people from different backgrounds to share new voices, new viewpoints and new ideas to drive positive change in the world. This is why we have created this scholarship, aimed at high-performing talent from diverse and non-traditional geographies, backgrounds and sectors.

WBS Inspiring Women scholarship - We are committed to working towards a more gender-balanced future for the most senior positions in the boardroom. This scholarship is aimed at females who can demonstrate business excellence and are an inspiring role model to others.

Alumni Loyalty scholarship - This scholarship is available for Warwick alumni, who possess a thirst for new knowledge, new experiences, and strive to better themselves and the world around them.

A number of bursaries are also available to candidates experiencing economic hardship for reasons beyond their control e.g. severe economic downturn in an economy.  

Application

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship you need to write a separate essay (up to 300 words) with your application outlining why you believe you should be awarded a scholarship, taking the criteria listed above into consideration. You don’t need to specify which scholarship you wish to apply for as the scholarship committee will consider which specific scholarship would be most suitable following your interview

The scholarship committee decide on scholarship awards on an ongoing basis during the recruitment cycle but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. For deadline dates, please visit our apply tab.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

For details of other available scholarships, please see the University's scholarship pages.

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