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University of Derby

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  • DemographyAverage age of students across all MBA programs at the institution.
    30 Yrs.


At the University of Derby, our MBA Global (including specialist pathways) is ideal for graduates with their sights set on international business careers or for business professionals wishing to develop their strategic leadership skills and progress their careers. It opens the doors to rewarding and lucrative roles in leadership, management and strategy, financial and performance management, operations, markets, resources, risk and logistics.

Not only will you graduate with a Master in Business Administration, but our accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the UK’s professional body for managers and leaders, will mean you will also gain the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management, and can apply for Chartered Manager status when you have successfully completed your programme. 

Our City 

Derby is a well-connected city. It’s home to multinational manufacturing giants like Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier and it’s within easy reach of the UK’s biggest cities: London, Birmingham and Manchester. With a strong economy, high average salaries and relatively low property costs, Derby has lots to offer if you’re considering moving here for postgraduate study and beyond.

We’re networked into the business community. You’ll be mixing with real business leaders and engaging in projects which connect the classroom with the working world. In a city boasting world-class industries and bursting with energy, ideas and innovation, we have strong links with employers across the spectrum – from charities to councils, SMEs to major multinational firms. Our connections span major names like the Bank of England, Rolls-Royce, Lloyds, PwC, JCB, DHL and many legal companies.

MBA programmes 


As well as enhancing your business knowledge, we focus on honing the personal skills that will make you more employable. Through our support modules you will have access to career coaching, our mentor programme and career development workshops. In the final stage of your masters we also guarantee you a placement opportunity if you are not already employed, and choose the Corporate Placement Project*. This practical experience will add substance to your CV, crucial in a competitive job market. * you will need to be interviewed for that placement and accepted.

Our MBABlock Delivery programme is a new and convenient way to continue workingwhilst you are studying. This programme is specifically for workingprofessionals who are seeking advancement and want to maintain their careerduring study. The programme is delivered in three blocks of short intensive 2week periods at our main Derby Campus in the UK, combined with off-sitelearning in your own country.

For more information about our MBA programmes, you can download the brochure. 

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