Course Overview

The Full-Time MBA in the University of Bedfordshire is a flagship generalist management qualification designed to meet the needs of early-career individuals and is structured to support your aspirations for fast track career progression through the development of leadership and strategic management skills and a contemporary understanding of business. This postgraduate degree aims to enhance your professional prospects by developing your capability to apply the latest thinking relating to organisational development and change in the competitive global context.

Program Mission

The MBA in the University of Bedfordshire adopts a practice-led curriculum and aims to develop an advanced knowledge of organisations and their effective management in the dynamic competitive global context and the ability to creatively apply this knowledge and understanding to complex issues to systematically and innovatively enhance strategic business and management practice. This offers a challenging learning opportunity to encourage the integration of theory and practice supported by experienced academics with substantial management experience.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. Standard entry students will need to have a good undergraduate honours degree from a recognised university in any field to pursue this qualification; the background degree should indicate basic quantitative skills. Applicants with different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualification. Transfer applicants will be required to go through the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL), whilst non-standard applicants will need to evidence their relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 7

Theory into Practice Project Compulsory Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship Compulsory
Strategy & Global Competitive Environment Compulsory Project Management Compulsory
Management Practice Compulsory Leading/Managing Organisational Resources Compulsory


The underpinning philosophy of all assessments is to develop both your knowledge and skills to enter employment as a confident manager with a strong base from which to meet your own aspirations. This requires consideration of your own personal capabilities as well as looking outward at the business world. All assessments are rooted in authentic and practical workplace scenarios to enable the integration of theory and practice in dynamic `real-world work contexts. To facilitate learning for all students, a range of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including:

  • Business Reports to demonstrate contextual insight and professional practice;
  • Project Plans to demonstrate project planning skills;
  • Seminar Papers to develop critical analysis skills;
  • In-class tests of your knowledge of core concepts in context;
  • Project Report integrates learning throughout the course independently applied in practice;
  • A business simulation where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making.

Fees and Funding

The University of Bedfordshire fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

On completing your MBA in the University of Bedfordshire, you will be well placed to fill a wide range of positions. Your team working skills, analytical abilities and understanding of management will be attractive to employers. Whatever you decide to do, the successful completion of your MBA will lay a strong foundation for you to become a positive change agent in any organisation and an obvious champion for the added value of a dynamic and innovative organisational culture. You will also have had the extensive and continuous opportunity for reflective and critical evaluation of your capability as a team worker and leader.

Further Study

Students who graduate from this MBA course will be qualified to apply for further study at MPhil and PhD research degree level. You can also apply for industry-certified courses.

Mode of Study

The MBA in the University of Bedfordshire is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.