Birmingham Business School

General Description

In 1902 Birmingham was the first university to teach business studies. Today the School is research-led and enjoys an international reputation being highly ranked in surveys by leading international business journals, such as The Economist. Birmingham Business School has 'the triple crown' of EQUIS, AACBS and AMBA accreditations. The school is at the forefront of business education and development with expertise spanning accounting and finance, economics, leadership development, management and marketing. Each area incorporates highly productive research centres and specialisms. Our world-class research and teaching provides the insights, ambitions and skills to shape better, simpler and more responsible business strategies. Our vision is to promote curiosity and thought leadership for responsible business.

The Birmingham MBA is at the forefront of developing the next generation of leaders. We have designed the programme to shape awareness, expectations and practices that will be attuned to the next generational approach to leading.

Our MBA students hail from over 75 countries around the world and from all business sectors. Many have additional professional qualifications as well as a minimum of 5 years professional experience. Each year we have qualified Chartered Accountants, Marketing, Human Resource Management and IT professionals, qualified Engineers and even Medical Doctors studying on the programme, offering employers even more expertise to select from. We offer full time MBA programmes of 24 months, 21 months and 12 months with specialisms in International Business or Global Banking & Finance. In addition, we offer Executive MBA (UK and Singapore) and Online MBA options.


  MBA International Business / MBA Global Banking & Finance Executvie MBA
Duration12 months36 months
Graduation monthDecemberDecember / July
Available for employmentSeptember 2020
Number of students3460
Average age32
Average years of work experience7
% International students92
% Women40

Contact Details

University of Birmingham
Birmingham Business School
Birmingham B15 2TT

Information updated in January 2020