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Westminster Business School | University of Westminster

University of Westminster London, United Kingdom View Map
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Overview

Our innovative MBA is designed for ambitious business professionals – and recent graduates from any discipline – who don’t want to wait until they have extensive work experience before taking the first steps towards a management career.

Setting you apart in a competitive job market, you’ll graduate with direct experience from a three-month internship and the holistic business knowledge, capabilities and cutting-edge digital expertise demanded by today’s employers.

In the fast-moving global business environment, employers demand multi-skilled, digitally competent graduates with a sophisticated understanding of business and its changing context, one which cuts across the traditional business disciplines that include human resources, management and marketing. To succeed you need a ‘big picture’ approach. You must be capable of adapting to emerging business models, creating new enterprises, leading and managing people effectively and improving processes with digital solutions.

At Westminster Business School, the University of Westminster, we recognise that future business professionals need the full range of technical and personal development skills – more responsible, resilient, adaptable and versatile than ever before. Our aim is to help you become an aspiring leader and entrepreneur, someone who can add value to any type of organisation. But we believe it’s essential for this transformation process to start early, before you have extensive working experience or have adopted the mindset of one particular employer or business sector. By starting this process early, it’s much easier to develop your skills, learn to think outside the box, and independently lead changes in the business world – wherever your career takes you. It’s also what our employer contacts tell us they’d prefer.

Responding to a shifting market, the Westminster MBA offers a practically oriented, cross-disciplinary, advanced education in modern business: it combines academic rigour, accelerated study, stimulating teaching approaches and practical business leadership experiences, including a three-month internship. We'll support you on your journey to becoming part of the next generation of successful business executives and entrepreneurs.

We’ll introduce you to the latest business methods and technologies in a way that more accurately reflects the corporate and entrepreneurial environment – through interdisciplinary, capability-building thematic modules, which span anything from innovation and design thinking to contemporary challenges, sustainability, management complexity, data analysis and finances. You’ll then apply your learning to practice-based business problems and live business projects and, in doing so, gain sought-after soft skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, personal agility, adaptability and resilience.

Recognising the growing importance of technology, and preparing you for careers in a 2020s digital world, we’ll examine some of the latest developments, including blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, AR/VR, disruptive innovations, the growth of ecosystems and the sharing economy.

We expect our MBA graduates to go on to secure management and leadership roles in corporates, start-ups, SMEs, the public sector and non-profit organisations.

At the core of our forward-thinking MBA is its focus on preparing you for today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world of work, through a highly practical and experiential programme delivered in partnership with a range of ‘client’ organisations.

Top reasons to study the Westminster MBA

  • This MBA is ideal for recent graduates and ambitious early-career professionals with the determination to pursue management careers.
  • Become business-ready through intensive practical experiences and accelerated study.
  • Three-month ‘Management in Action’ internship or project at home or overseas to boost your CV.
  • Week-long international consulting project based overseas with a client company.
  • Career development workshops and masterclasses enhance your global perspective and employability.
  • Taught by staff with expertise in strategic management, entrepreneurship, design, innovation, marketing, consumer insight, social media, operations, digital business, psychology, human resources, organisational behaviour, economics, finance, management accounting and leadership.
  • Exciting teaching and learning approaches with live case studies, simulations, role-playing workshops and hackathons.
  • Engaging assessment methods, including simulations, business challenges, investigating briefs, group pitches and video presentations.
  • Excellent facilities include an MBA Boardroom, digital classrooms and our state-of-the-art Bloomberg virtual trading room - the Financial Markets Suite (FMS).

Careers and Employability

Taught in the heart of London, close to many of the city’s national, international and global employers, our emphasis on skills, capabilities and attributes – with multiple opportunities throughout the course to apply these capabilities to real business problems – will provide direct work experience to enhance your CV and narrative when applying for new positions. These applied projects and the final internship/project will not only expand your professional networks, but directly enhance the prospects for early employability after graduation.

By focusing on business-ready skills, hard and soft, we expect a wide range of employers to be interested in our graduates. You will have the capabilities and confidence to adapt to a rapidly changing business world, one characterised by digitisation, hyper-competition, resource scarcity, volatility, complexity and continual business model disruption.

With a growing global network of 3,000 employers, our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

Established links with Business, Industry and the Professions

Westminster Business School is one of London’s leading centres for business education based in the heart of London and its political, media and financial services scene. 

Staff who currently teach on this course have extensive professional experience, covering roles such as:

  • a senior management consultant for McKinsey & Company
  • a manager in Savoy Hotel Group
  • export manager for Labaronne-CITAF
  • deputy general manager of QSR Franchise Development Group
  • an equity and structured finance analyst for Bergstrom Capital

Potential Career Destinations

This course will prepare you for roles such as:

  • Business design lead
  • Business development manager
  • Business/Financial analyst
  • CMS manager
  • CRM manager
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Digital product owner
  • Management consultant
  • Solutions architect
  • Start-up entrepreneur
  • UX manager

Graduate employers

Graduates from the Westminster Business School have found employment at organisations including:

  • Amazon
  • Citibank
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Paribas
  • Santander
  • Sberbank
  • Société Générale
  • Standard Chartered
  • World Economic Forum


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the MBA programme at Westminster Business School?

Please apply online via UCAS Postgraduate using the "Apply" link on the MBA Course Page. You will then be directed to the UCAS Postgraduate website to make your application.

UCAS Course Code: P004400

Institution Code: W50

How will I be taught?

Through a variety of teaching methods – from traditional lectures and seminars to live case study analysis, business projects, an international consultancy project and internship – we aim to bring study to life by incorporating real-world experience. A focus on group work and ideas generation will help to develop the strong interpersonal skills expected of top managers.

There is a requirement for ‘self-guided’ learning and you will be expected to develop your own opinions and approaches to problems. Group work is a core component of the programme, which allows you to deepen relationships with classmates, get a more thorough understanding of subjects by interacting with people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, and mimic the office environment in which projects are often conducted in small teams across different departments. You’ll be given multiple opportunities to put forth real-life solutions to problems, present business cases or introduce plans for service optimisation.

The teaching team has strengths across multiple subject disciplines, including academic scholarship and practitioner business experience, strategic management, entrepreneurship, design, innovation, marketing, social media, operations, digital business, psychology, human resources, organisation behaviour, economics, finance, management accounting and leadership.

What assessment methods do you use on the Westminster MBA?

We use a wide range of engaging assessment methods, including simulations, business challenges, investigating briefs, group pitches and video presentations.

The course involves a variety of assessment methods which call on students to propose solutions to real case studies in groups, alone and under short time limits in the case of the ‘hackathons’.

Presentations and essays are also included in the course content, but it's the focus on practical resolutions to real problems and the encouragement of analytical skills and creativity that make this an attractive course. For example, we encourage a reflective learning journey report following the consultancy or work project undertaken in the placement organisation.

Can you tell me a little more about my place of study: Westminster Business School?

Westminster Business School is one of London’s leading centres for business education based in the heart of London and its political, media and financial services scene.

We are a Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Centre of Excellence, recognised by professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and APMG International. 

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