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Top MBA Programs in The UK: Fall 2024

17 March, 2023
SA Team

Top MBA Programs in The UK: Fall 2024

In the United Kingdom (UK), an MBA typically lasts 12 months. However, some universities, such as London Business School, offer programs that last more than a year. MBA universities in the UK are in high demand as the country is a prominent hub for business and entrepreneurship; moreover, the best B-schools in UK have a long history of a global reputation and a culture that encourages innovation and creativity.The London School of Business (FT ranking 16), the University of Cambridge: Judge(23), the University of Oxford: Saïd (28), and the University of Warwick (55) are among the best MBA programs in the UK.

Considering UK B-schools for the Fall 2024 intake? Take a look at some top universities below.

UniversityProgramEligibility and Requirements
London School of Business§ MBA


§ Undergraduate Degree

§ IELTS 7.5

§ TOEFL (iBT) 110

§ Average GMAT 708 (590–790)

§ Around 5 years work experience

§ Two 500-word essays (1 compulsory; 1 optional)

§ One-page CV

§ Transcript

§ One reference

University of Cambridge Judge Business School§ MBA

§ Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship

§ 2:1 Honours degree on the UK grading scale or equivalent standard from an overseas institution

§ Minimum of 2 years’ work experience

§ GMAT around 687 (630–740)

§ One reference

§ 4 essays questions on application form

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford§ MBA

§ Oxford 1+1 MBA programme


§ A recognised undergraduate degree

§ At least two years of full-time work experience

§ GMAT: 650 or above (class median GMAT: 690)

§ GRE: 160 (verbal) and 160 (quantitative)

§ TOEFL 110

§ IELTS 7.5


§ Online assessment

§ One-page CV

§ Two references

Imperial College Business School§ Full-Time MBA


§ Good undergraduate degree from a recognised university – typically at least a UK Second Class Honours or the international equivalent

§ A minimum of 3 years’ continuous relevant full-time work experience after graduation

§ A minimum GMAT score of 600

§ IELTS (academic): 7.0

§ TOEFL iBT: 100

§ Duolingo English Test: 125

§ Transcripts

§ SOP (4 questions)

§ CV

§ Career planning questions

§ Two references

§ Video assessment about your career goals

Alliance Manchester Business School§ Full-Time MBA

§ Global MBA


§ Equivalent of a first class or upper second class honours result in the UK system

§ Minimum of three years’ post-graduation work experience with strong consistent career progression and achievement

§ International exposure (valued)

§ Entrepreneurial experience (valued)

§ Average GMAT 660

§ IELTS 6.5

§ TOEFL iBT 90

§ Two essays

§ CV

§ Video assessment

Warwick Business School§ Full-time MBA


§ An upper second class honours at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university

§ At least 3 years’ post-graduation professional business experience

§ GMAT average 650

§ IELT 7.0

§ TOEFL iBTBand B: Overall score 100

§ Web-based application form

§ Two professional references

Bayes Business School (formerly Cass)§ MBA

§ Global MBA

§ A good university degree (equivalent to an upper secondclass honours degree (2:1) or above) or equivalent professional qualification

§ A minimum of three years’ full-time professional experience, gained after graduation

§ GMAT score 600

§ IELTS7.0

§ TOEFL iBT 100

§ PTE 69

§ Online application form

§ CV

§ Two professional references

Durham University Business School§ Full-Time MBA


§ First or upper second class bachelors degree, or international equivalent

§ At least 3 years’ continuous post-graduation work experience

§ GMAT 600

§ IELTS 7.0 or above

§ TOEFL iBT 102 or above

§ Online application form

Cranfield School of Management§  Full time MBA


§ A good degree and/or professional qualification

§ A minimum of three years’ post-qualification work experience

§ GMAT average 680

§ Cranfield Admission Test

§ GRE 80

§ IELTS 7.0

§ TOEFL iBT 100

§ PTE 68

§ Two references

Birmingham Business School§ MBA International Business


§ A good honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification

§ 5 years of work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility

§ IELTS 7.0


§ PTE 67

§ GMAT is not required but can be considered alongside other qualifications and experience


§ Two references


Each UK university is renowned for academic brilliance, unrivalled worldwide exposure, and the development of students into important business leaders. Finally, the UK government’s reintroduction of the post-study work (PSW) visa allows students to stay back in the UK for 2 years after graduating. If you wish to set up your own business in the UK, you can apply for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa.

If you’re aspiring to study in the UK by Fall 2024, then connect with your IMS consultant today and explore the best fit for your profile.

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Author –

Dipti Pal

Head, Admission Consulting



Ilika M

Editor, Admission Consulting



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