Next start date

Autumn 2018*


February, June and October

Study options

1 year
full-time, weekdays



An MBA is the most recognised global qualification and is sought after by employers around the world. It gives you a solid grounding in core aspects of business, management and leadership. This programme is ideal for managers looking to progress their career, change careers, or start their own business. GSM London has been delivering MBA programmes for over twenty years and our MBA course is constantly evolving to reflect changes in the business world.

Why study our MBA Degrees?

The MBA is a multidisciplinary course highly regarded by employers and designed to produce well-rounded business leaders with sound management, strategic and analytical skills. MBA graduates have an understanding of all the core organisational functions, whether it’s marketing strategy, human resources or financial management, so they’re well suited to a wide variety of roles across a range of sectors.

Securing a management position, breaking into the finance industry, becoming involved in corporate strategy, setting up as a marketing consultant, embarking on your own business start-up: these are just a few of the directions in which an MBA qualification could lead.

Real-world application
Developed with input from industry professionals and experts, experienced academics and alumni, our MBA is business relevant and focuses on application to the real-world. For example, our faculty staff undertake research which informs their teaching into areas spanning climate change, affinity marketing, big data and emerging business technologies. So you can be sure your programme will be 100% relevant to today’s business environment.

Awarded by University of Plymouth
Your MBA is awarded by University of Plymouth, a top UK university aged under 50 according to the Times Higher Education's Young University Rankings 2017. An established educational institution with business enterprise at its heart, it is a fitting validating partner for your MBA.

Study in London
Our London location in Greenwich places you in the heart of one of the largest and most diverse commercial capitals of the world. Studying in London will open up extensive opportunities to connect with senior stakeholders and business leaders across many global markets and industries.

How is the course structured?

The MBA programme can be broken down into the following stages:

Stage 1

  • Markets and Marketing
  • Management and Business Research
  • 21st Century Globalisation

Stage 2

  • Human Factor
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Emerging Business and Technologies

Stage 3

  • Dissertation or Consultancy Project
  • Plus one elective (subject to demand):
    • Enterprise Creation
    • Environmental, Social and Governance Issues
    • Business Analysis and Project Management

See full MBA programme specs

Note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

To start on Level 7, applicants require a recognised Bachelor Honours Degree with minimum 2:2 classification, (an equivalent qualification from a recognised UK or overseas institution may be accepted)

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide proof of fluency prior to the start of the course, you will need an IELTS minimum score of 6.5, 5.5 in all four components. Please refer to this guide (opens in a new tab) for all accepted English language qualifications.

Work experience is considered as part of the application process, but is not essential. Candidates with non-standard qualifications will be invited to attend for interview.

Non-standard entry:
Applicants who lack the normal programme entry requirements are positively encouraged to apply. In such cases, the Admissions Team must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the programme successfully.

Applicants will be interviewed to identify their aptitude for study at postgraduate level through relevant life or career experience, and other factors relating to professional qualifications. Applicants will be required to provide supporting evidence of such achievements.

Accreditation of prior learning:
Partial exemptions from a postgraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be subject to approval by University of Plymouth.

Further information can be found in the Recognition of Prior Learnings Regulations within the Consolidated Policies and Regulations Document.

We will not normally consider APCL’s older than 5 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning that is directly related to the APCL/APEL.


UK/EU student fees


International student fee


Discounts offered for alumni. Please contact us for details.

We have applied for designation for this programme from the Department for Education and are waiting for a decision. Until the decision is received we are unable to confirm the availability of student support. Visit the HEFCE website for more information.

How to apply

To speak to a dedicated course advisor about the MBA, please email or phone +44 (0)20 8516 7800

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