Full-time MBA


The fee for 2020 entry is £40,450. 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

You can pay your tuition fee in a lump sum at the start of the 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.


  • 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


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.


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 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


A number of scholarships are available to students admitted onto the Warwick Full-Time MBA. This is to promote gender, geographic and sector diversity, alongside recognition for academic and professional excellence. WBS scholarships are highly competitive and awarded on the basis of three broad criteria:

  • demonstration of significant past and recent academic ability including high GMAT, GRE or Warwick Test performance
  • strong evidence of career progression and future career potential
  • the ability to fulfil future ambassadorial duties for the school.

Successful applicants would be expected to work closely with the marketing and recruitment teams in order to attract future candidates onto the programme. The scholarships available are up to 50% of fees, but in truly exceptional cases can be more. Scholarships are allocated in the following areas:

  • WBS alumni scholarships – Warwick alumni accepted onto the Full-time MBA programme will automatically receive a 25% scholarship.
  • WBS Inspiring Women  – for outstanding female candidates who are enthusiastic, engaging and inspiring role models.
  • International Diversity – aimed at high performing talent from across the continents of the world who are looking to develop an international career  
  • Career transition scholarship – directed at outstanding individuals who view the FTMBA as a vehicle to help them transition into a substantially new professional area.
  • Future leaders scholarship – directed at individuals who we identify as highly likely to assume a significant leadership role in the short to medium term.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation scholarship – directed at individuals working in creative or self-directed roles whose future career trajectory is likely to involve innovative, entrepreneurial business models.
  • Armed Forces scholarship – directed at veterans of the Armed Forces.
  • Public/Third sector scholarship - directed at outstanding individuals from the third or voluntary sector

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


Those interested in applying for a scholarship should write a separate essay (up to 300 words) outlining why they believe that they are a worthy candidate. Applicants need not necessarily specify which scholarship they wish to apply for as the scholarship committee will consider which specific scholarship would be most suitable.   

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

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