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List of Most Affordable MBA Schools in UK for International Students

    The UK has a longstanding reputation as one of the best places to pursue higher studies, but it is also one of the most expensive destinations as well. The country might be expensive to live int but there are a number of colleges which are actually quite affordable. These British universities are looking to attract international students, which is why they have lowered the costs for foreign students.

    Studying in the UK is not much of a problem for  students who come from countries with English as the official national language or whose high school education was delivered in English. The top tier MBA universities in UK may charge high tuition fees, but there are a lot of colleges where the costs are not that high and the world rankings are also pretty decent. Below is a list of affordable MBA programmes to help you out.

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    1. The Open University

    The MBA program at the Open University is delivered on a part-time basis which consists of 180 credits. The MBA course is designed as an integrated programme, which means it balances learning time between 75% of compulsory elements (including the final organization-based project) with the other 25% coming from optional modules. Students will learn to analyze, synthesize and evaluate  various situations within the broad framework of organizations, their external context, and internal management.

    Tuition & fees – £ 2,632 

    Course Duration – 3 Years

    2. University College Birmingham

    The UCB MBA is designed to meet the needs of students who seek to attain managerial and business skills to become more effective and successful as strategic business leaders across multiple industries. University College Birmingham (UCB) regularly wins accolades from many awarding bodies and is renowned as a provider of first-class teaching and learning programmes in our curriculum areas.

    Course Duration – 6 Months

    Tuition & fees – £ 7,500 

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    3. Institute of Education University of London

    Institute of Education is a world-class centre for education and related social sciences which was ranked as the undisputed number 1 for Education studies worldwide in 2014 by QS World University Rankings. Institute made the shortlisted for University of the Year by the Times Higher Education 2014. This program will help students to meet the needs of modern-day senior educational leaders and sharpen the academic skills to support their reflective practice.

    Tuition & fees – £ 7,570 

    Course Duration – 2 Years 

    4. University Campus Suffolk

    UCS is a strategic collaboration between the  University of East Anglia and University of Essex which sponsor its formation and validate its degrees. The UCS MBA is one of the longest running MBA programmes in the UK. Graduates receive two awards upon graduation: their MBA degree and Level 7 CMI diploma.

    Course Duration – 1 year

    Tuition & fees – £ 9,900 

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    5. University of Ulster

    With over 24,000 students enrolled, Ulster is one of Northern Ireland’s largest and most influential Universities. The MSc Management programme is designed to offer students an advanced qualification combined with practical managerial experience. The program deepens graduates’ existing knowledge and skills by equipping them with the knowledge and skills essential to effectively manage and lead within a range of industries.

    Course Duration – 1 year

    Tuition & fees – £ 9,965 

    6. University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

    The MBA course develops the potential to manage and effectively lead organizations  through the development of abilities, a deepening of knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories. The course is designed for students of diverse backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities through the development of their managerial capabilities.

    Course Duration – 1-1.5year

    Tuition & fees – £ 10,000 

    7. Leeds Beckett University

    This MBA program helps professionals to develop their managerial style and transform them into a strategic and purposefully thinkers, helping them to adequately prepare for the uncertain global business environment. The MBA program offers the following specialisms: Finance and Accounting, Healthcare Management, PR, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management and Marketing.

    Course Duration – 1 year

    Tuition & fees – £ 10,000

    8. Buckinghamshire New University

    Buckinghamshire New University ranked in the top ten of the UK’s safest university areas. The University was shortlisted for the 2012 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) in the Outstanding Estates Team category. The University offers an exciting and challenging MBA programme for aspiring leaders with a global mindset wishing to successfully operate in diverse situations and work settings in internationally

    Course Duration – 15 months

    Tuition & fees – £ 10,300 

    9. Glyndwr University

    Glyndwr University’s Institute for the Arts, Science and Technology offer 1 year full time postgraduate degree MBA program – Business Administration which is aimed at individuals, professionals and managers who aspire to senior management and leadership positions. A student can choose from Accounting, Marketing  and Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management and IT Management specializations.

    Course Duration – 12-15 months

    Tuition & fees – £ 10,950

    10. University of West London

    95% of graduates of University of West London got employment within six months after leaving school and it is ranked as the Number 1 modern University in London according to the latest Guardian University Guide. The MBA course aims to build individual strengths in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, self-knowledge and working with others. In the course of the program, students will get to learn through diverse methods, including blended learning with online support.

    Course Duration – 1 year

    Tuition & fees – £ 15,050

    11. Glasgow Caledonian University

    MSc Management at Glasgow Caledonian University provides insights into leading industry practices as well as underpinning theory and research from across multiple industries and sectors. Students study a wide range of topics which provides them with a breadth of knowledge and understanding of key management functions including global strategy, risk management, people and projects management, business continuity etc whilst improving their leadership capabilities.

    Course Duration – 1 year

    Tuition & fees – £ 11,000 

    12. University of Birmingham

    The Times Higher Education World University Rankings recently rated Birmingham 153 out of 400 universities globally. Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings also put Birmingham at 101th out of 500 universities. Impressively, Birmingham made a 15 place rise to 62nd in this year’s QS World University Rankings. In the 2013 National Student Survey Birmingham recorded an incredible 88% overall student satisfaction rating.

    Course Duration – 2.5 years

    Tuition & fees – £ 18,996

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