If you want to understand whether you will meet our entry requirements or have any questions about the programme, then you can submit a request for a 1-2-1 consultation.
How to apply
We offer a web-based application form to make our process as easy and convenient for you to use as possible. You can return to work on your application over several sessions and your information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until you click on the "Submit" button. Only after you submit your completed application will it be available for review by our admissions team.
In addition to completing the application form you will also be required to submit supporting documentation. Details of these and other requirements are included in your application registration email so please read this carefully. There is also a non-refundable application fee of £80.
We advise our international candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure sufficient time to process visa applications, the final deadline for international applicants will be 14 May 2023.
The typical response time to receive the overall decision on your application is four weeks, but during busier periods may take four to six weeks.
|Phase||Application deadline||Shortlisting decision communicated||Interview period|
|Round 1||9 Oct 2022||21 Oct 2022||31 Oct - 25 Nov 2022|
|Round 2||15 Jan 2023||27 Jan 2023||6 Feb - 3 Mar 2023|
|Round 3||2 Apr 2023||7 Apr 2023||11 Apr - 28 Apr 2023|
|Round 4||14 May 2023||19 May 2023||30 May - 16 Jun 2023|
|Round 5||30 Jul 2023||4 Aug 2023||7 Aug - 1 Sep 2023|
What to consider when completing your application
While our MBA programmes are diverse in the candidates they attract, we are looking for individuals who embody our Change Maker values and have a passionate drive to make a positive difference. The Change Maker mindset is a way of approaching the world that sets our people apart. Change Makers see the bigger picture, challenge the norm, and have the drive as well as the vision to succeed.
By considering the following core competencies and evidencing them in your application you will be able to demonstrate how your experience, both personal and professional, has made a positive impact:
- Strategic Thinking: Thinks broadly and strategically, demonstrating sound commercial acumen
- Creativity: Open to new ideas, experiences and learning opportunities. You will show clear analytical thinking, getting to the heart of complex problems and identifying innovative and creative solutions
- Drive for Results: Strong focus on delivering a high quality service or product. Seeks opportunities for self-development and career advancement. Manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks
- Personal Impact: Communicates and networks effectively and successfully persuades and influences others. Relates to others in a confident and relaxed manner
- Leading Others: Initiates action, gives direction and takes responsibility. Supports others and shows respect and positive regard and puts people first.
Our application process
Our year-round application process means that as soon as you complete your application it will be processed and considered, so there is no reason to delay.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship you need to write a separate essay (up to 500 words) with your application outlining why you believe you should be awarded a scholarship. 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.
You will need to provide transcripts of your degree. These should be translated into English and we need to see the original or a certified/attested hard copy. If you are unable to send the original/certified copies at the same time as submitting your application, then scanned and emailed copies can be accepted temporarily. When sending originals or certified/attested copies we recommend using a tracking service.
We require two professional references including one from your line manager but if you have left education within the last five years, you can provide one academic and one professional reference. Referees should be able to comment on your academic or business acumen and one reference should ideally be from a current line manager. We do not accept references from family members or friends.
Your application will be reviewed by the selection committee, at which point you may be invited for interview. Interviews are conducted either face-to-face or via Microsoft Teams. The duration of your interview will be approximately 60 minutes. Your interview will be conducted by a member of the Recruitment team, Careers Plus team or one of our academics.
If you are made an offer, you will receive a formal letter with the full details of your programme, plus any relevant scholarship award confirmation if your application for funding has been successful.
If you have received an offer - congratulations! You must respond by the deadline stipulated in the Offer Letter to accept your place on the programme.