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The Salford Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Personal MBA

Accredited by AMBAIf you’re looking to move up in your organisation, want to challenge yourself to reach your full potential and learn how businesses work at the highest level, the Salford MBA could be for you.  

The Salford MBA (Master of Business Administration) is our flagship programme, accredited by AMBA, the Association of MBAs, and aimed at ambitious business executives looking to step up their career. The programme is also accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management. 


This elite programme offers you the chance to be part of a small and specialist student cohort who work together with academics to share their learning and grow their knowledge.  Our academics have real-world experience to impart and their close links with industry give you access to excellent consultancy experience during the final project module. You’ll delve deeper into all the major aspects of business management – strategic leadership, financial management, entrepreneurship and more. In this supportive and collaborative environment, you can build the business management skills that you need to thrive at a senior level.

The programme offers four pathways so you can follow your area of specialist interest: Strategic Leadership, Digital Business, Sports Business and Executive Education Leadership. Full-time and  part-time options allow you the flexibility to fit your study around your other commitments. Find out more about the full-time and part-time programmes.

Interested to find out more? Join us for one of our online Webinars

  • Thursday 11 January 2018
  • Thursday 8 February 2018
  • Monday 19 March 2018
  • Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Thursday 3 May 2018
  • Thursday 31 May 2018
  • Monday 25 June 2018

Find out more about the MBA and meet our MBA Director, Dr Jonathon Lord and our MBA Administrator, Julie Kelly, on one of our regular online webinars. You will find out about the modules covered within the programme, what our alumni have gone on to do and why the Salford MBA could be the perfect next  step in your career.

You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have with our live Q&A session running throughout the webinar.  

We run the webinars at 12.30pm GMT and 6pm GMT to allow you to choose the most convenient time for you.

Register to join one of our webinars

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"The Salford MBA has completely changed my way of thinking and attitude towards work. It has provided me with a new insight into how to view and run a business from top to bottom and to appreciate all aspects of it."- Basil Mohammed, MBA, 2015

Is it worth my time and money to study for an MBA?

The benefits of pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree have long been appreciated by industry leaders across the globe. Advantages of this esteemed qualification stretch well beyond the personal sphere of the graduate and into any future business they might choose to enter. This tangible impact acts as a powerful differentiator in a crowded marketplace.  

As a result, MBA graduates generally enjoy higher employment rates following graduation than those from other degree subjects. A survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council found that 96% of responding employers agree that hiring business school graduates adds value to their companies, while eight out of 10 employers claim they are looking to hire qualified MBA graduates throughout 2017.

Graduates of this sought-after discipline can also expect more advanced career progression than candidates who do not currently hold an MBA, as employers recognise and reward the breadth of strategic learning than an MBA gives to their employees. The same survey found that those who stick with the same employer after graduation generally receive significant post-degree working benefits, including salary increases (47%), increased responsibilities (46%), and promotions (39%).

With an MBA, not only are you more likely to land your ideal career, but you will also attract a higher level of salary. The average salary for an MBA graduate is considerably higher than that of an employee who holds a regular Master or postgraduate qualification.

How to apply

Full course details, entry requirements and fees can all be viewed via our course finder application, where you can also find full details about how to apply for the Salford MBA.

If you have any questions or would like to explore the MBA in more detail, please contact:-

MBA Director: Dr Jonathan Lord, j.d.lord@salford.ac.uk
MBA Administrator: Julie Kelly, j.m.kelly@salford.ac.uk

Programme Director

Dr Jonathan Lord