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Why study with us

Tackle leadership challenges and consider the economic, social, and environmental impact of global business. Whatever your managerial background, our MBA programmes offer a challenging experience that will stretch and support you, developing your business knowledge, increasing your self-awareness, and sharpening your ability as an effective and inspiring leader.

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Internationally accredited

Recognised for excellence, we’re accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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Leadership Development Programme

Develop your self-awareness and leadership capability in a series of practical workshops, with specific focus on being resilient, resourceful, responsible, and relational.

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Careers Advantage Service

A dedicated career consultant for one-to-one careers advice, as well as MBA-focussed workshops to help you build a global CV.

Courses

Business Administration (MBA)

Full time

Tackle leadership challenges and consider the economic, social and environmental impact of global business.

Business Administration with Artificial Intelligence (MBA)

Full time

This programme is designed for people like you; people with relevant work or technical experience, who have the ambition to accelerate their progression to senior leadership roles through a period of focused study and personal development.

Business Administration with Media (MBA)

Full time

Take your journalism and media experience to the next level unravelling the distinct management challenges of the media industry.

Having completed over 30 years in the British Army, the MBA has allowed me to ‘civilianise’ my thinking and consider the ethical aspects of business. Studying allowed me to walk straight into my ideal role as a consultant leading a team, where I intend to drive purpose-led transformation.
Steve Whitlock MBA

Our talks and videos

Get a flavour of what you’ll study on the Cardiff MBA

Professor Calvin Jones introduces the module Global Challenges and Strategic Decision Making.

Our Public Value purpose

We’re a business school with a mission to deliver social improvement alongside economic development. We call this Public Value.

Real-world experience with the Accelerator Project

MBA students undertake real-world projects in partnership with our corporate clients. You’ll work to create a research-based solution to a complex organisational challenge or priority, applying practical learnings from the programme. Past students have worked with airline, healthcare, start-up, government, and banking clients to research market opportunities for new products, improve operational efficiency, support business transformation, and develop strategic plans.

Engaging with the business community

Our established Breakfast Briefing series brings together a community of business practitioners, policy makers and media to discuss the latest research from across a range of business and management themes. Diverse and inspiring speakers represent the world of academia and business practice.

Derek Walker, Chief Executive of the Wales Co-operative Centre joined David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman Animations, to discuss Aardman’s transfer to employee ownership in 2018.

Aardman Animations Employee Ownership

Derek Walker, Chief Executive of the Wales Co-operative Centre joined David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman Animations, to discuss Aardman’s transfer to employee ownership in 2018.

Hear how the Well-being of Future Generations Act provides an opportunity to transform the way procurement is delivered in Wales.

Procuring well-being for current and future generations

Hear how the Well-being of Future Generations Act provides an opportunity to transform the way procurement is delivered in Wales.

Steve Chown, Entrepreneurial Innovation Manager at NatWest and Sina Yamani, Managing Director of Lynq have explained how banks are using technology to meet the evolving needs of their customers.

The future's Fintech

Steve Chown, Entrepreneurial Innovation Manager at NatWest and Sina Yamani, Managing Director of Lynq have explained how banks are using technology to meet the evolving needs of their customers.

Thought leadership, research excellence and practical insight

Delve into our blog – a space to engage, to comment, to explain, to connect and to share. It’ll give you a sense of our research focuses and expertise as well as our thinking across a wide range of topics connected to business, leadership and management.

From Brexit to workplace behaviours, and employment relations to governance, our academics and guest bloggers share their knowledge and opinions on current challenges and emerging opportunities. Take a look at some recent examples.

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Are you having a laugh?

Dr Rebecca Scott reflects on the importance of humour in the workplace and its effect on human behaviours like leadership, trust, communication and relationship building in business.

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Be true to yourself and your dreams

There will be plenty of students that aspire to run their own businesses after studying at university. Cardiff Business School undergraduate Matt Ellis caught up with author and businesswoman Bernie Davies who has written a book on how to do just that.

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Why does the Gender Pay Gap vary across Wales?

Doctoral student Suzanna Nesom discusses findings from her literature review on the Gender Pay Gap in Wales.

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Your campus experience

It’s still important to do all we can to keep everyone safe from coronavirus (COVID-19). We’re keeping some measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time with us.

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Funding your studies

Learn more about the scholarships, UK government support packages and student loans available to you.

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We have a variety of halls and houses to suit your preferences, interests and budgets.

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Student support

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