Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A programme that aims to challenge and inspire you

KEY FACTS

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Faculty:
School of Business

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Study Options:
Full/Part Time

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Start Date:
Sept 2024

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Level:
Postgraduate

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Course Length:
1/2/4 Years

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Fees:

All Students Full-time: £12,500* per annum
All Students Part-time: £6,250* per annum
All Students Part-time: £3,125* per annum

*(Annual fees will remain the same price for the duration of your studies)

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ABOUT THE MBA

The University of Gibraltar’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a contemporary and career-focussed management programme that aims to challenge and inspire. Whether you are seeking to boost your career prospects or change its direction, an MBA is an elite professional qualification that will provide you with the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in a competitive business environment.
The MBA covers a broad range of business topics, including finance, accounting, marketing, new technologies, and management. It is designed for professionals who want to advance their careers in business or pursue entrepreneurship. It will provide you with a valuable network of peers and professionals, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a dynamic and ever-changing business landscape.
Programme Specification
Postgraduate Prospectus 2023

BUILD YOUR NETWORK

Undertaking an MBA takes dedication and ambition.
The University of Gibraltar’s elite programme attracts dynamic, big thinkers all of whom bring their own unique experience to the table. Our students build relationships that live long beyond the classroom.

  • "The University of Gibraltar has been ideal in tailoring their advice to each student depending on their career prospects and their life after their graduation."

    Kellyanne Ignacio

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • "Thanks to our knowledgeable lecturers and their teachings, we are now able to incorporate areas of the topics covered into our working lives with confidence, with the aim of bettering not just our and our colleagues’ working environments and practices, but also their impact on the wider society."

    Alfred Charles Pizarro

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • "Anthony moved to the iGaming sector in 2008 where he discovered a passion for product management, allowing him to progress in seniority and more recently has held the positions of Vice President of Product and Chief Product Officer with well-known iGaming companies"

    Anthony O’Mahony

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Kellyanne Ignacio

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Alfred Charles Pizarro

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Anthony O’Mahony

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A CONTEMPORARY CURRICULUM

The University of Gibraltar MBA has been developed in close consultation with industry. This
ensures you will benefit from a contemporary, relevant curriculum that prepares you for future
challenges.

Semester 1

Accounting and Reporting**

This module examines accounting from a holistic perspective by examining not only financial and management accounting topics, but also those sources of value that include the social, environmental, and governance impacts of business activities.

Marketing Management

This module offers a conceptual basis for making marketing decisions in a fast-changing business environment where organisations face competitive, social and environmental challenges in delivering customer value and achieving their business objectives. Marketing management requires a broad understanding of consumer behaviour and contemporary marketing strategies related to product development and management, pricing, distribution and communication, to enable decision making that reflects an understanding of their ethical, social and sustainability impacts.

Managing New Technologies

This module provides the theoretical framework that will allow students to gain a critical understanding of the importance of management information systems in an organisation and explore its application in their own business environment. They will also be introduced to dynamic new technologies and will examine the possibilities that new technologies would bring to their own organisations.

Managing People

This module concentrates on how people are managed as a resource, and how best to leverage the important resource they provide, while also behaving responsibly and ethically. The module also includes a focus on written skills, as this is key to most business settings where HR and other managers must compete for limited resources.

Semester 2

Leadership & Managing Change

This module focuses on responsible leadership of change which is leadership that not only anticipates, plans and implements change efficiently and effectively but does so in an environmentally sustainable way, with a high regard for ethical principles and due care for the interests of stakeholders.

Managerial Finance**

In this module, we provide a framework for firms to make optimal decisions to achieve the firm’s objective. Conventionally, we regard this as being to maximise the value of the firm, but very early in the module, we critically discuss the limitations and implications of this assumption in light of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Business Law

The module initially provides students with an overview of legal systems as well as theoretical and policy frameworks for the regulation of business and government activity, with a view to enhancing students’ legal risk management skills.

Strategic Decision Making

This module focuses on strategic management as a dynamic process that deals with the challenges posed by the highly turbulent and global environment of the 21st century. It is designed to sharpen students’ ability to think strategically, to evaluate organisational situations from a strategic perspective and to reach sound strategic decisions.

Semester 3

Capstone Project*

The aim of this module is to consolidate students’ learning acquired throughout their MBA into a single Capstone Project. Students will carry out an independent study on a topic of their choice. They will have the opportunity to apply the comprehensive theoretical knowledge, understanding and skills that they obtained throughout the MBA to an area of interest within either their own workplace setting, an organisation of their own choosing or a company quoted on the New York or London Stock Exchange.

* Students can choose a project that has a general focus or a more specialist focus such as Fintech, New Technologies, Events, Tourism & Hospitality or Gaming.
**Qualified accountants will be eligible to apply for exemption from these modules.

A degree with real-world applicable skills

Employability and professional development are at the core of everything we do at the University of Gibraltar. Read below to see what a student, their employer, and a recent graduate have to say about the skills they developed thanks to the MBA:

“I chose the MBA to gain a wider understanding of business practices in general, with the intention they would assist me in running my business.
To date I have found the modules extremely relevant to me. I have been able to apply the assignments to tasks I have or plan to undertake within my business. To date I would recommend the MBA to anyone in senior management or at director level as you will learn how to apply industry theory and practice to your own business which will develop you as an employee and improve your business. My fellow students will become great contacts for me going forwards.”

Eamon BerminghamMBA Student | Managing Director, Sovereign Wealth

“From an employer’s perspective, it is great to have access to this course locally. The quality of the MBA is evident, having already seen the application of what has been covered in the classroom taking hold in the workplace.

What’s more, the savings when compared to flight and hotel costs for a similar course in the UK are significant. For all these reasons and more I’m happy to support staff looking to further their business education at the University of Gibraltar.”

Gerry KellyEmployer | Group CEO, Sovereign Group

“Thanks to our knowledgeable lecturers and their teachings, we are now able to incorporate areas of the topics covered into our working lives with confidence, with the aim of bettering not just our and our colleagues’ working environments and practices, but also their impact on the wider society.
There is no doubt in my mind, that the encouragement and advice received from our lecturers, as well as the collaboration, motivation and support of my fellow classmates, has made the journey worthwhile.”

Alfred Charles PizarroMBA Valedictorian | Finance & Administration Director, Gibraltar Electricity Authority

Study at your pace

Pursuing a degree at your own pace can help you achieve your educational goals while still maintaining a healthy work-study-life balance.

Full-Time

Those who choose to study on a full-time basis will complete the MBA in 1 year.
Studying full-time requires 16 hours of class time a week, and 32 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.

Part-Time

Those who choose to study on a part-time basis will complete the MBA in 2 years.
Studying part-time requires 8 hours of class time a week, and 16 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.

Flexible

Those who choose to study on a flexible basis will complete the MBA in 4 years.
Studying flexi-time requires 4 hours of class time a week, and 8 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.
The University of Gibraltar MBA focuses on the application of theory to practical work situations. Students will gain the knowledge and skills they will need to assist them to navigate the complex business decisions that are ever present in the ongoing business environment.”

Áine Panter, Head of School (Business)

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QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education. All our degrees are globally recognised.

 

“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”
Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.

Entry Requirements

Typically, all applicants will:

  • Possess a good undergraduate degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent.
  • Be able to communicate ideas effectively in writing, in discussions and presentations. Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet are expected.
  • Have work experience; we value diversity of experience in our student body, therefore we welcome applications from recent graduates who have undertaken meaningful placements as well as those with all levels of work experience. We are more interested in the impact that you have had in your workplace than the length of time spent.

If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply, as all applications are considered.

English Language Requirements:

  • An overall IELTS test result of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson’s Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency).
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Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references. For guidelines on personal statements and references please click here.

Fees

Programme Fee (per annum) Years
Home Full-Time £12,500 1
Home Part-Time £6,250 2
Home Flexible £3,125 4
International and EU £14,500 1 (For 2024, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

Note: the above fees are for the Academic year 2024/25 and are subject to indexation.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University of Gibraltar hosts or directly offers a limited number of scholarship programmes to support your studies. These scholarships are highly competitive; they are available to support undergraduate, Master’s degree and PhD programmes and are made available to students based on certain criteria.

Am I eligible?

In addition, if you have been resident in Gibraltar for more than five years then, once you receive your offer letter from the University of Gibraltar, you can apply to the Department of Education for funding.

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