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.
Recognised for excellence, we’re accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
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.
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.
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.
We stand for public value
We’re a business school with a purpose and our mission is clear – to make a positive impact on the world. We value more than just economic success. We want to bring humanity, sustainability, generosity and innovation to the business sector. The business of changing the world is ours. Together we can make a difference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctoral student Suzanna Nesom discusses findings from her literature review on the Gender Pay Gap in Wales.
A world-leading, research intensive business and management school
Our investment in study, support and social facilities offers you the very best environment in which to achieve success. While you’re with us, you’ll come to think of our £13.5m Postgraduate Teaching Centre as home.
This fully customised space extends our School to three buildings blending lecture theatres, seminar rooms and a coffee shop alongside our bespoke executive education suite.