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Master of Business Administration MBA

Master Business Administration MBA

Course overview

If you are seeking a top-level career within the creative industries, UCA's Master of Business Administration course will accelerate your progression within the industry sector of your choice.

As a student at our Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom, you will gain an understanding of how global corporations operate as you examine and evaluate real-life case studies and form a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge.

You will learn the key skills expected of those in senior positions in organisations, and will be encouraged to explore entrepreneurism and develop your capacity as a future leader.

Independent learning is at the core of this course - you will be expected to identify, develop and manage your own business project based on your chosen specialist area of the creative sector. Through a proactive relationship with your tutor, you will lead your project work and be supported by staff and through engagement with industry connections.

Every course within our Business School portfolio is taught with a global perspective, giving graduates the skill set required to pursue a creative business career anywhere in the world. Our teaching programmes are all project-based, combining knowledge from both business and the creative industries to ensure that you graduate as a well-rounded, highly employable professional with a highly-regarded qualification.

Please note this course has previously been titled International MBA.


Length of study 1 year full-time
Campus Epsom
Entry requirements Honours degree and two years relevant work experience
Course entry options Sept 2021, Feb 2022, Sept 2022
Course details

Course details

Across the year, you will undertake a series of core units, with elective units in the final term as you specialise your areas of interest.

Your core units are as follows:

  • Pre-course: Understanding Business
  • Pre-course: Understanding Finances
  • Pre-course: Understanding Creative Work
  • Pre-course: Understanding Design Thinking
  • Creative Industries: Global Industry & Futures
  • Creative Industries: Leadership
  • Postgraduate Bootcamp 1: Creativity
  • Business Economics
  • Creative People & Organisations
  • Global Creative Industries
  • Marketing, Design & Communications
  • Bootcamp 2: Forecasting & Predictive Analytics
  • Operations & Risk in the Creative Industries
  • Strategy & Decision Making
  • Finance & Investment for the Creative Industries
  • Human-centred Innovation & Design
  • Bootcamp 3: Competitive Intelligence & Research
  • Masters Project

Elective Units are as follows:

  • Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management (A)
  • Augmented & Synthetic Experiences (A)
  • Trends & Forecasting (A)
  • Business Analytics (A)
  • Creative Business Start-Up (B)
  • Strategy: Management & Implementation (B)
  • Investment in the Fashion Industry (B)
  • Investment in the Music Industry (B)


Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students full-time - £13,400

  • EU students full-time - £13,400 (see fee discount information)

  • International students full-time - £18,020 (standard fee)
  • International students full-time - £17,300 (full early payment fee)

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry.

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

To support our students and alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Course specifications


Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.


The business courses at UCA Epsom have a baseroom with networked computer facilities and you also have access to our extensive range of campus facilities, including: print studios with extensive screen printing facilities, photography studios, 3D workshops, media store for borrowing film and photography equipment. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.


Business School, UCA Epsom


Business School, UCA Epsom


Business School, UCA Epsom


Business School, UCA Epsom

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A good Honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline


  • Two years' relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

This course doesn’t require a portfolio. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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UK applications

International & EU applications

Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa.
If you have another category of visa please contact us: to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

For more information visit our how to apply pages

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