Full-time MBA

Please note that this programme will be taught face-to-face unless the UK Government guidelines change. Should you be unable to attend your face-to-face sessions, alternative arrangements can be discussed with the WBS team. For further information see the university website.

Ranked 1st in the UK and 17th in the world by The Economist*, the Warwick Full-time MBA, creates entrepreneurial, creative and effective leaders

Our Full-time MBA is the catalyst you need to transform your career. Whether you want to change job function, sector, location or simply increase your earning potential, we will give you the confidence and skills to achieve your potential.

Why WBS?

12 immersive months

Our 12 month programme is intense, fast-paced and captivating. With international travel, unlimited coaching, in-depth work with leading companies and a peer group from a range of different industry sectors and cultures, you will grow both personally and academically. Alongside lectures, seminars, group exercises, case studies and projects, you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most innovative learning experiences available.

Constantly innovating

As part of the University of Warwick, we have a long standing reputation for innovation. Our desire to do things differently lies in our foundations, research and our methods of teaching. This is evidenced by our research in areas such as Big Data and Behavioural Science, in the way leadership and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is embedded in, rather than added on, to the Warwick Full-time MBA and in our teaching which uses scenarios and elements of acting to discover new approaches to the biggest business issues.

Challenging business insights with real world application

Entrepreneurial in spirit and practice, we break new ground with our research. We constantly challenge ourselves to take teaching and learning beyond the classroom by bringing in leading experts as Professors of Practice and visiting lecturers. Our real world knowledge married with our inter-disciplinary, global research enables us to build valuable links with international organisations like Amazon, Gallup and Capco.

*Economist/WhichMBA? 2021 global ranking of full-time MBA courses

Integrated leadership development

We are one of the few institutions to offer an assessed module in leadership. LeadershipPlus enables you to reflect on what you personally stand for while preparing you to lead, manage and influence other people successfully. As part of this experience, you will have the opportunity to apply and develop your leadership skills within a live business context. As part of a group you will undertake a client project over a period of nine weeks with a corporate, SME or not-for-profit organisation, investigating a current business issue and presenting practical recommendations to the problem posed.You will also have access to unlimited one-to-one coaching with the careers team throughout the year.

Making an impact beyond just business

The role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is becoming increasingly important to businesses and their customers everywhere. This is leading to an increased demand for corporate leaders with the ability to integrate ESG factors into their overarching business practice, and shifting the traditional methods of value creation towards the concept of the triple bottom line. This is why we have integrated ESG across all eight core modules of our Full-time MBA. This approach allows you to address this complex, multidimensional subject from different angles depending on the discipline in which it is contextualised. You will also have the opportunity to specialise further in the area of ESG through dedicated elective modules.

Develop your entrepreneurial mindset

Some of our Full-time MBA participants have joined us with the aim of setting up or developing an existing business venture. Many have gone on to do remarkable things, from bringing safe bio-fuel to homes in South Africa to developing a non-invasive test that will help people find out quickly and easily if they have diabetes. We offer students the opportunity to specialise their MBA within entrepreneurship where two elective modules and final dissertation will focus on this specialist area.

Engage with the business world

You will have at least two opportunities to work on client-based projects during your year with us, enabling you to gain practical consultancy, stakeholder management and influencing skills through direct experience. These can be used as a route into new sectors and industries. We will also introduce you to companies, such as Microsoft, Williams F1 and JP Morgan, through recruiter events, student projects and teaching support.

Unleash your ability to create and innovate

Creativity and innovative thinking, along with traditional analytical skills, are a must in the business world, whether your vision is to establish your own start-up or join a major corporate in a leadership role. You will have opportunities to identify and pitch ideas to companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), participating in an acting workshop and visiting the RSC theatre in nearby Stratford Upon Avon.

Career driven and financially rewarding

Our dedicated CareersPlus team will work with you to ensure an excellent return on investment. Personal development and career planning is fully integrated throughout the Full-time MBA. You will begin with an induction and workshop on building high performance teams, followed by a series of sector insights and career management workshops, in which we will help support your career action planning, and focus on maximising your MBA experience. Unlimited one-to-one coaching, workshops and employer events will enhance your leadership style and career potential. 

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