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Business Administration with Professional Placement

International students only
2 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our Master of Business Administration with Professional Placement is a highly respected business management qualification. It’s an intensive two-year programme focusing on leadership and strategic management and this distinguishes it from other master’s programmes.

Our programme is specifically designed for those wishing to either establish or sustain a successful managerial or professional career in business.

Prior management experience is not an essential requirement for this course, as a professional placement is incorporated into the second year.

If you aren’t able to undertake a placement as part of Year 2, you’ll be required to take a set of alternative modules equating to the necessary credits. This alternative Year 2 would mean the degree title awarded would change to MBA with Work-Based Learning, instead of the MBA with Professional Placement award.

This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.

Why study with us

  • Enjoy a professional placement of 6-10 months in the second year of study – you’ll apply for paid positions on a competitive basis to secure a position.
  • You’ll be taught by highly experienced and qualified tutors.
  • Our course is well established and enjoys an excellent reputation amongst employer organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

What you'll do

  • Gain new business start-up expertise and develop your entrepreneurial flair.
  • Undertake your own project work on a topic within the field of business management that has interest and relevance to your future career.
  • Apply the latest thinking on business management to analyse the key problems being experienced by the world's major businesses.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Future careers

Graduates of the MBA can progress to senior positions in their organisation.

Graduates may opt for a change of career or go on to teaching in further and higher education. You can also progress to the Doctor of Business Administration or other doctoral level programmes. 

Fees and Funding

Full-time£14,200 + £2000 if year 2 placement or £5000 if year 2 taught
Full-time£14,200 + £2000 if year 2 placement or £5000 if year 2 taught
Full-time£14,200 + £2000 if year 2 placement or £5000 if year 2 taught

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page