Executive Master of Business Administration* MBA

UCA Epsom - 2021

Length of study:

One year full-time, two years part-time


UCA Epsom

Entry requirements:

Honours degree and/or relevant work experience

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Course entry options:

September 2021

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Course overview

UCA’s Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to provide a blend of practical and theoretical tools to help students become successful leaders within the world of business in the creative industries.

Based at our Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom, you will learn a framework for management thinking, and be able to successfully negotiate and manage the practicalities and pitfalls of modern management with a creative industries focus. 

Thanks to core management skills acquired through our innovative Seminar Series - a unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow students at the Business School - you will be equipped with knowledge in accounting, marketing and HR. You will also have the opportunity to take on more specialist learning through a range of elective units, giving you a bespoke course experience.

By graduation, you’ll have your core skills, the ability to apply analytical techniques to decision-making processes and present them clearly and persuasively, the ability to apply your skills to businesses of all scale and scope and develop the personal skillset and confidence to flourish as a leader and manager.

*Course subject to validation.

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Course details

  • Course units

    You will cover a number of units across the course, ten of which are core units and the rest, elective, as you focus in on your specialist subject. Unit details to follow.

    The core units are as follows:

    • Marketing Management
    • Managerial Economics
    • Accounting and Corporate Reporting
    • Strategy
    • Global macroeconomics
    • Corporate Financing
    • Sustainability and Leadership Ethics
    • Innovation and Risk Strategy
    • Personal Leadership Portfolio
    • MBA Project

    The elective units are:

    • Designing Experience in the Creative Industries
    • Customer Behaviour
    • Brand Management
    • Design Management
    • Globalisation in the Creative Industries
    • Managing Operations and Infrastructure
    • Corporate Negotiation
    • Technology Strategy for the Creative Industries
    • Leading Creative People
    • Private Equity
    • Consulting Skills
    • Sustainability in Supply Chains
  • Fees and additional course costs

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

    • UK students full-time - £13,400
    • International and EU students full-time - £18,020 (standard fee)
    • International and EU students full-time - £17,300 (full early payment fee)

    Additional course costs
    The additional course costs for 2021 will be available here shortly.

    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.

  • Fee discounts and scholarships

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

Business School

The first of its kind in the UK, our new Business School for the Creative Industries builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.


Business courses at UCA Epsom share a base-room with networked computer facilities. You will also have access to our extensive range of campus facilities, including our print studios with extensive screen-printing facilities, photography studios, 3D workshops, and our 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.

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UK applications

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International & EU applications

If you are applying for more than one course in the UK please apply via UCAS, to apply direct to UCA please use the links below:

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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: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk 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 admissions@uca.ac.uk

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

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • An honours degree (2.1 or 1st) or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline


  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

The following professional qualifications are also acceptable:

Full membership of:
- Any Institute of Chartered Accountants in the UK or Ireland
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting
- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Associateship or Fellowship of:
-Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Additional Requirements:

- 10 years’ relevant postgraduate work experience
- 5 years’ management experience
- Candidates are normally required to sit a careers interview and an academic interview

International entry requirements

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

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

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

Your portfolio

No formal portfolio is needed for this course - we will assess your written application. Potential offers will be made based on your application form, predicted qualifications, personal statement and reference. You may be invited for an Applicant Day to further discuss your application.

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