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The Exeter MBA

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Business and Management
Typical offer

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First degree and work experience.

Contextual offers


  • Designed exclusively for ambitious professionals with a minimum of three years of work experience, our internationally accredited MBA programme is your opportunity to accelerate or redefine your career. 
  • Your success is our priority, our dedicated Exeter MBA careers consultant will support you to achieve your professional goals through a range of personalised coaching and networking opportunities.  
  • Engage in experiential learning through study trips, company visits, corporate challenges, and consultancy projects with partner organisations, complemented by workshops led by business practitioners and academics who are experts in their fields. 
  • Develop a strong foundation in fundamental business principles through a comprehensive set of core modules, whilst tailoring your MBA to your individual interests and career aspirations through a wide range of specialist elective modules. 
  • We will equip you with the tools and skills to drive positive change both within yourself and in the world around you, guided by our core principles of responsible leadership, environmental sustainability, and technological transformation.
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Programme Director: Professor Donald Lancaster

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

UK Business School of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2022

Tier one status

CEO Magazine's Global MBA rankings 2023

No.1 in the UK and 9th globally

Corporate Knights' Better World MBA Rankings 2023

Triple accredited Business School



Accredited by: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

After researching numerous universities across the UK, Exeter topped my list because of its strong advocacy for sustainability and circularity—areas I am deeply passionate about advancing in my career.

The admissions process was incredibly smooth and supportive. The University team was exceptionally helpful, providing all the necessary guidance and support, which enabled me to make a confident decision.

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The Exeter MBA

Entry requirements

  • We evaluate candidates based on their first degree, work experience and career aspirations.
  • To qualify for The Exeter MBA you must have a minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial position.
  • If you don’t have a first degree but can demonstrate significant (8+ years) work experience and career progression you may still be eligible for the programme.
  • A GMAT score will strengthen your application, although it is not required.

Application checklist

You should check the following are included when sending your application:

  • Transcript and degree certificate for first/second degree.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Two professional reference letters.
  • A personal statement supporting your application. This statement should detail your achievements in your career so far, the experiences you will bring to the programme, and how you believe The Exeter MBA will enhance your career and future aspirations.
  • Evidence of English proficiency if applicable.
  • We do not require GMAT, but if you have a GMAT Score you should upload with your application in support of your academic qualifications.

After submitting your application, qualified applicants will be contacted by the MBA Admissions team to arrange an interview.

Please contact the MBA Admissions team for more information.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile D. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

The Exeter MBA is built around the latest thinking and techniques from a wide range of management disciplines. A solid grounding in core business disciplines is acquired through our core modules while elective specialist modules enable you to specialise in your area of interest and tailor the programme to your career needs. The programme culminates with our Exeter MBA in-company, consultancy project.

Study trips, company visits, group challenges and simulations complement lectures and seminars led by professionals and academics specialists in their field.  A range of extra-curricular activities, such as our guest speakers programme and MBA workshops delivered by our corporate partners run throughout the duration of the programme to complement your learning and provide opportunities to further build your skills, knowledge and understanding. Read more at the Exeter MBA website

I am thoroughly engaged with the course, which is brilliantly complemented by a well-structured curriculum. What stands out the most has been the blend of networking events, which have offered a platform to connect with peers and industry leaders, enriching my educational journey.


The Exeter MBA


2024/25 entry

UK/EU fees per year:

£42,900 full time

International fees per year:

£42,900 full-time

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At the University of Exeter Business School we want to ensure we attract the very brightest minds and talent from all over the world, regardless of financial background. MBA scholarships are available for September 2024 entry.

The Exeter MBA Better World Scholarship

Our Better World Scholarships are awarded by the MBA Programme Director to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic merit or financial need and a commitment to the ethos of the programme. We have up to £500,000 worth of scholarships available. To be considered for a scholarship, all you need to do is apply for The Exeter MBA. If you are a suitable candidate, we will invite you to apply for a scholarship. Please note these scholarships are awarded entirely at the discretion of the Business School.

For full details please see our Funding Database website.

The Exeter MBA Inclusive and Sustainable Employment Scholarship

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underpin the University of Exeter's Sustainability Policy and targets for 2030.  Aligning with this policy, and specifically SDG8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), we are pleased to offer a new scholarship valued at £21,450 (50% fees).

For full details please see our Funding Database website.

The Exeter MBA Women's Global Impact Scholarship

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underpin the University of Exeter's Sustainability Policy and targets for 2030.  Aligning with this policy, and specifically SDG5 (Gender Equality), we are pleased to offer a new scholarship valued at £21,450 (50% tuition fees).

For full details please see our Funding Database website.

The Colfuturo Ayudar Scholarship

The Colfuturo Ayudar Scholarship is a joint award combining a Colfuturo loan/scholarship with an Exeter award funded by a generous donation to the University. It is intended to support the development of Colombian students who will use the expertise gained from The Exeter MBA to make a positive social, business and environmental impact. The award covers the full cost of international tuition fees plus a substantial subsistence allowance.

For full details please see our Funding Database website.

Kolade Scholarship

Two scholarships of £12,500 are available to students who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes or The Exeter MBA programme for September 2024 entry. These will be awarded to an academically gifted candidate resident in the UK and continental Europe, who would not be able to study without this financial assistance. This scholarship is funded by donations from a Business School alumnus. 

For full details please see our Funding Database website

Please note, you can apply for more than one scholarship, but if you are awarded more than one, the greater award will be given. A bursary can be awarded in addition to a scholarship.

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Teaching and research

Our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Our research-led teaching is combined with practical experiences such as field trips and project work, so that you can apply your learning to real world scenarios. Upon graduation, you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue the career you want, wherever in the world you choose to work.

Our programmes cover a range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, human resource management, and tourism. With strong links to organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), we ensure that your Masters degree is widely recognised in today’s global marketplace.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres:

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The composition of the course is so realistic, it’s a programme that won’t just make me a leader, it will make me a responsible leader. It doesn't just teach about business in a historical context, it also focuses on how businesses need to prepare and be ready for the future.

It will enable me to make a strong contribution to businesses, applying everything I have learnt at Exeter. I’m grateful to my lecturers as they are not simply giving me answers, they are preparing me to ask the right questions so that I am able to find answers and solve problems myself.


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The Exeter MBA will help you to achieve the career you desire

Our Careers Programme has been designed to give you a full understanding of yourself as a successful and innovative professional in today’s global business landscape.

The programme will kick-start your personal transformation process by exposing you to the wide-ranging career development resources at your disposal, whilst developing self-reflection on your personal competencies and experiences.

Workshops are delivered by career-change professionals, including sector specialists focussed on growing your expertise in internationalisation and employability, helping you decide where you want to take your MBA.

Become the leader you want to be

Through our active support we will: 

  • Match you up with an experienced professional to gain 1:1 careers advice through our Careers Mentor scheme
  • Provide personalised 1:1 Careers Coaching with our experienced, fully-qualified Career Consultant
  • Provide access to a range of careers fairs and events
  • Connect you with successful alumni working in a sector of your choice to further develop your contacts and professional impact

Your MBA Consultancy Project will be a key piece of the jigsaw enabling you to move from your pre-MBA role, organisation or sector onto your new career path. Your Careers Consultant will help ensure that your Consultancy Project supports your career aspirations.

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The MBA programme has been a rollercoaster of enriching experiences. I particularly enjoy the diverse cohort and the hands-on projects, such as the Circular Economy Corporate Challenge and Global Sustainability Challenge that simulate real business challenges. These projects not only enhance our practical understanding but also foster teamwork skills that are crucial in the business world, and have allowed me to work within an industry setting.


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