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The Exeter MBA
School of Business and Economics
The University of Exeter

The Exeter MBA


The aims of the Exeter MBA are:

  • To equip students with an understanding of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate, providing a stimulating introduction to the broad range of academic subjects that inform management studies.
  • To provide a framework to enable students to relate their business experience to contemporary management ideas and practice.

The full time programme lasts for 12 months with the part-time programme normally completed in two and a half years. Many students elect to follow the general MBA programme combining options in management, finance and marketing to match their specific areas of interest and prepare them for their chosen career paths. At Exeter, students also have the opportunity to follow one of two specialist MBA programmes in either finance or marketing.

Full time students complete ten modules over two semester periods along with an individual dissertation or business project. Part time students complete the same modules as full time students over a six semester, or two and a half year period.

Students on the general programme complete seven core modules plus three optional modules of the students choice. The optional modules cover a range of finance, marketing and management topics allowing students to tailor their MBA to cover areas they consider most relevant and interesting. The final dissertation can be completed on any area of management.

The success of the Exeter MBA relies on the interaction between staff and students and also between student and student. MBA modules are taught in a variety of ways with an emphasis on the development of personal and learning skills as well as subject knowledge.

We continually review the content of the programme, ensuring that it matches the demands placed on managers in today's fast moving global marketplace. Modules in place for 2001 include: Entrepreneurship, Marketing Communication and Strategic Brand Management, Leadership, Financial Services Marketing and E-commerce and, Managing Change and the New Economy.

As you would expect at one of the UK's leading Universities, Exeter offers top quality study facilities to MBA students including dedicated study rooms. Alongside the well stocked University library and excellent University computer facilities, MBA students have on-line access to Datastream and Bloomberg at the Business School. A range of other off-line services are also available including Compustat and Micropal. The School also has a computer suite available for the exclusive use of MBA students.

Both the University and the School have a network of links with local, regional, national and international businesses that provide additional benefits to students studying for the Exeter MBA.

Exeter MBA students are given the opportunity to test their learning on live business consultancy, research and case study projects.

The School is also home to a unique Centre for Leadership studies. It is the only centre in Europe to focus solely on developing leaders for the future. The Centre is used regularly by top companies such as Marks and Spencer, Mars, Barclays, Natwest, Ernst and Young and KPMG for management training.


The School of Business and Economics


Located on probably the most attractive campus in Britain, and in a city rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, the School of Business and Economics offers a study experience and quality of life unrivalled in the UK. Outside the city boundaries are the beaches, moorland and countryside that rank Devon and Cornwall among Europe's top tourist destinations.

Add these benefits to:

  • Accreditation by the Association of MBAs
  • The success of our graduates in finding employment,
  • The unique Centre for Leadership Studies, the only centre in Europe to focus solely on developing leaders for the future
  • High quality accommodation for living and study

and it's not difficult to see why an increasing number of international professionals enhance their career prospects by studying for an Exeter MBA.

With coveted five ratings for Economics and Accounting already achieved from the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and an Excellent rating for the quality of teaching within the School awarded in January2001, we have continued to recruit internationally renowned and respected staff into the faculty to further strengthen our reputation for quality teaching and research.

The School of Business and Economics is situated in purpose built accommodation on the University's main site. The Streatham Campus is built around a large country estate overlooking the City and is known as one of the most beautiful campus settings in the country. Its attractive buildings, mainly dating from the 1960s, are set amongst lakes, parkland, woodland and gardens, offering a safe and enjoyable environment for study and recreation.


The University of Exeter


A reputation for high quality research and teaching combines with a superb campus setting to make Exeter one of the most popular universities in the UK. With nearly 11,000 students, of which 2,800 are postgraduates, the University is large enough to provide excellent facilities and a lively atmosphere but not so big that you are just a face in the crowd.

The University's main site, the Streatham Campus, is built around a large country estate overlooking the City and is known as one of the most beautiful campus settings in the country. Its attractive buildings, mainly dating from the 1960s, are set amongst lakes, parkland, woodland and gardens, offering a safe and enjoyable environment for study and recreation.

All the teaching buildings together with the Postgraduate Centre, the Sports Hall, the Library, the shopping centre, restaurants, coffee bars and bars are within easy walking distance of each other. The Postgraduate Centre is a modern purpose-built building where postgraduates and their families can make friends and meet other students on a social basis. There is a comfortable lounge and dining area, where meals, snacks and drinks are served, together with a TV lounge and common room. Facilities for study include a 24-hour access computer room, a quiet room and a seminar room.


Address Information:

Address Streatham Court, Rennes Drive, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX4 4PU
Tel. No. +44 (0)1392 263200
Fax No. +44 (0) 1392 263246
E-mail address sobe@exeter.ac.uk
Courses The Exeter MBA
Type of courses Full Time and Part Time
Length of courses Full Time - 12 months
Part Time - 36 months
Date of commencement October
Class Size 40 - 50
Student accommodation Available
Cost/fees 11,500 GBP
Financial assistance More details from MBA Administrator
Admission requirements Applicants for the Exeter MBA should normally have the following:
· A good first degree (Second class honours or GPA 3.0 and above) OR An equivalent-level professional qualification
· A minimum of three years relevant work experience
· Maths to GCSE level or equivalent
· Be over 24 years of age

International students must have a command of the English language to the following levels:
· IELTS (International English Language Teaching System) Overall score 6.5 or better (at least 6.0 in the writing section and no less than 5.0 in any other section).
· TOEFL (test of English as a Foreign Language) Overall score 570 or better (at least 5.0 in the Test of Written English and no less than 54 in any other section)

Students who fulfil all other criteria apart from their ability for English may undertake preliminary studies at the University's English Language Centre.
Countries of origin (number) 16
Ratio of men/women 62% Male, 38% Female
Age range 25 - 45
Average Age 33 years of age
Average Work Experience 11 Years
Course director Dr Christian de Cock
Contact for application Maureen Costelloe
MBA Administrator
School of Business and Economics
Telephone +44 (0)1392 264494


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