Top MBA Specialisations in UK
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Top MBA Specialisations in UK:  
MBA is one of the most pursued programmes of study in the UK, which boasts of some of the world's highly-ranked business schools, including a couple of the oldest universities, known for their excellence in management studies.

According to the QS World University Ranking 2015, there are three UK universities in the top 10 of the league table, with London Business School at the number one position followed by University of Oxford and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at the 8th and 9th slots, respectively.

 

Over the time, an MBA degree has evolved manifold with the introduction of specialised domains of study to meet the demands of different industry requirements in terms of management. Given the increasing demand from employers for MBA graduates with specialised subjects, UK universities offer a wide array of MBA specialisations.

If you are planning to study Masters in Business Administration in the UK, you should know about the management specialisations in demand and pursue your career accordingly.

Here we bring you a list of the top MBA specialisations in UK to help you decide which specialisation to opt for:

 

Finance and Accounting:

One of the top MBA specialisations in UK, finance and accounting includes studying modules of all the core constituents of management such as investments, capital markets, corporate finance and accounting. Pursuing an MBA in finance leads you to a wide array of job opportunities in fields like banking, markets, real estate, hospitality, etc. An increasing number of MBA students in UK universities are opting for specialisations in finance and accounting as they know UK is a good platform to gain field exposure while studying because it is one of the major business hotspots in the world, hosting corporate offices of majority of the big industry players.

 

Some of the popular job profiles for an MBA in finance are:

  • Financial analyst

  • Investment banker

  • Finance manager

Top UK universities to pursue MBA in finance are:

University

GMAT Score

Tuition Fees

London Business School

700

£67,750

Saïd Business School - University of Oxford

692

£47,295

Judge Business School - University of Cambridge

680

£44,960

Cranfield School of Management

680

£36,000

Imperial College Business School

653

£39,000

Warwick Business School -The University of Warwick

650

£34,000

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

630

£41,000

Nottingham University Business School

-

£24,000

Marketing:

Marketing management is one of the key MBA specialisations in UK. The main reason behind the high demand of marketing specialisation in the management is its role in enhancing the market value of the organisation and subsequently increasing the profitability of the business. Following are some of the popular job profiles for an MBA in Marketing:

  • Marketing Manager

  • Sales Manager

  • Product Manager

  • Brand Manager

  • Research Analyst

Top UK universities to pursue MBA in Marketing are:

University

GMAT Score

Tuition Fees

London Business School

700

£67,750

Saïd Business School - University of Oxford

692

£47,295

Judge Business School - University of Cambridge

680

£44,960

Cranfield School of Management

680

£36,000

Imperial College Business School

653

£39,000

Warwick Business School -The University of Warwick

650

£34,000

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

630

£41,000

Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

With the increasing interest among students to venture into their own business, entrepreneurship and innovation has become a big trend setter in management education across the globe and also in UK business schools. One of the top MBA specialisations in UK, specialisation in entrepreneurship will give you the expertise in enterprise development along with all the core management skills. MBA graduates with specialisation in entrepreneurship and innovation get frequent job offers from already established companies for their learned skills in shaping up a business brand through innovation and creativity.

Some of the popular job profiles for an MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation are:

  • Business Consultants

  • Management Analysts

Top UK universities to pursue MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation are:

University

GMAT Score

Tuition Fees

London Business School

700

£67,750

Saïd Business School - University of Oxford

692

£47,295

Cranfield School of Management

680

£36,000

Imperial College Business School

653

£39,000

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

630

£41,000

Nottingham University Business School

-

£24,000

International Business:

International Business is relatively a new entrant in MBA specialisations but has been grouped with the long-standing top MBA specialisations in UK because of its popularity. That is because an MBA International Business graduate is skilled in not only assessing the global environment for a business but also in handling cross-cultural business issues of companies that operate in multiple countries. With the increasing demand of MBA in international management in multinational companies, most of the top-ranked UK universities have started offering this specialisation to their B-schools students.

Some of the popular job profiles for an MBA in International Business are:

  • International management consultant

  • Import or export agents

  • Investment advisors

  • International trade and customs manager.

Top UK universities to pursue MBA in International Business are:

University

GMAT Score

Tuition Fees

Saïd Business School - University of Oxford

692

£47,295

Judge Business School - University of Cambridge

680

£44,960

Warwick Business School -The University of Warwick

650

£34,000

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

630

£41,000

Leed University Business School

-

£22,500

Birmingham Business School - University of Birmingham

-

£22,590

Project Management:

Project Management is one of the all-time top MBA specialisations in UK, paving the base of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on leadership and problem solving skills. Many of the top UK universities offer MBA in project management that prepares students to act decisively and strategically to implement a business plan in real time and contribute effectively in maintaining the business profitability.

Some of the popular job profiles for an MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation are:

  • Project Manager

  • Project Management Consultant

Top UK universities to pursue MBA in International Business are:

University

GMAT Score

Tuition Fees

Saïd Business School - University of Oxford

692

£47,295

Judge Business School - University of Cambridge

680

£44,960

Warwick Business School -The University of Warwick

650

£34,000

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

630

£41,000

Westminster Business School - University of Westminster

 

£23,500

Information System:

Focused on the technology side of business management, including database administration and computer software, information systems is one of the top MBA specialisations in UK fitting for the contemporary digitized corporate world, and thus is in high demand among employers. An MBA degree in information systems will help you develop your management skills with regards to modern computer-based organizational system. Here are the top UK universities where one can pursue MBA in information systems:

University

GMAT Score

Tuition Fees

Judge Business School - University of Cambridge

680

£44,960

Warwick Business School -The University of Warwick

650

£34,000

Leed University Business School

-

£22,500

Westminster Business School - University of Westminster

 

£23,500

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

630

£41,000

Some of the popular job profiles for an MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation are:

  • Systems software manager

  • Chief Information manager

  • Data Processing Manager

  • IT Architect

Healthcare:

A new entrant in the field of business administration, healthcare is an emerging management specialisation and usually available in executive MBA programme. Listed among the top MBA specialisations in UK, the programme targets at those employed in the healthcare organisations and need all the core managerial skills for their health related administrative endeavors, from admissions of patients to the their release. Keeping in mind the growing need of professionally skilled managers in hospital administration, some top UK universities offer MBA healthcare specialisation as Executive programmes, and those are:

University

GMAT Score

Tuition Fees

Saïd Business School - University of Oxford

692

£47,295

Imperial College Business School

653

£39,000

Nottingham University Business School

-

£24,000

Brunel Business School – Brunel University

550

£20,200

Coventry University

-

£9,602

Some of the popular job profiles for an MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation are:

  • Healthcare executive

  • Healthcare managers

  • Healthcare Consultant

  • Hospital Administrator

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