This course will run from September 2017.

MBA (Executive MBA in Manila)

Duration: 2 - 6 years
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: Master in Business Administration
Suitable for international students
Start date: April, July or September
Faculty of Management & Law
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This Executive MBA programme is the only MBA in Manila with EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditation. The programme is delivered at the Makati Stock Exchange Building, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Studied part-time, the programme is aimed at managers who want to develop their  already-successful career through the knowledge and experience gained from studying at a highly ranked global business school. The programme can be completed in two years, though the majority of students take approximately two-and-a-half years to complete their studies.

Why Bradford?

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools in the world (less than 1%) to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".


Financial Times rankings for the School of Management:

  • University of Bradford School of Management is ranked No.1 in Yorkshire, 11th in the UK and 42nd in Europe in the European Business School rankings 2015
  • Our Full-time MBA is ranked 31st in Europe in the European MBA rankings
  • Our Full-time MBA is also ranked 9th in Europe for % Salary Increase
  • Our Executive MBA is ranked in the Global Top 100, No.1 in Yorkshire and No.5 in the United Arab Emirates in Executive MBA rankings
  • Our Distance Learning MBA ranked 11th in the world, 3rd in the UK in Online MBA rankings
  • Our Distance Learning MBA is also ranked 1st in the world for salary increase (percentage) and 2nd in the world for value for money
  • We are ranked 7th in the UK and 61st in the world for Masters in Management

Entry requirements

All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.

Work experience

Candidates must have at least three years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

Academic and professional achievements

You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally eight years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.

Numeracy and literacy competencies

We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competencies, and you will be required to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent: The Bradford Test.

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
  • Internet-based TOEFL:
    • For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17
    • For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

Related links:

Language Support and Courses — for international students wishing to improve their English.

Home Office UK Border Agency — for information on visas and immigration for international students.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.


Core modules

At the start of your studies you will be required to attend an induction programme at the AIS facility in Makati city. The induction programme will typically run over 2 evenings or on a single Saturday afternoon. It is vital that you complete the induction programme as during the sessions you will be provided with key information on issues such as MBA rules and regulations, student support services and the online learning resources.

Business Accounting
Understand the fundamental concepts and techniques in business accounting, as well as the accountant's role in the organisation.

Business Economics
Get to grips with the workings of an organisation's market environment, the economics of company growth strategies, and the skills needed to apply economic concepts to business problems.

Business Research
Develop critical awareness of the quality of business research. Improve your ability to design, carry out and present research, and apply statistical techniques to business problems.

Corporate Finance
Discover how to make and implement financial decisions and how to criticise corporate financial policy; understand how capital markets operate.

Gain critical awareness of the concepts and principles of marketing and their applications; develop refined analytical, problem-solving and creative skills.

Managing People
Learn the issues that affect human behaviour in organisations, investigate the relationship between organisational behaviour, theory, development and human resource management, and find out how to work more effectively in the organisation.

Operations Management
Develop a sound understanding of operations management in all types of organisations and achieve experience of some of the concepts and techniques that support decision making in this field.

Strategic Management
Analyse the significance of business environments, competitive resources and advantage, and methods available for choosing appropriate corporate and business strategies and control.

Business Ethics and Sustainability
Develop a critical awareness of the management and organisational challenges associated with the implementation of business ethics and sustainability at the level of the individual organisation.

Managerial and Professional Development
Develop a critical awareness of individual professional development needs enabling students to assess and evaluate their own (and others) learning and development.

Elective modules

Once you have gained the required managerial skills and knowledge during Cycle 1 of your studies you will then be required to complete four elective modules.

Project Management
Foster a critical awareness of the concepts and principles of project management providing an insight into key models, frameworks and techniques to support decision making and control.

International Financial Management
Provide a critical understanding of the investment and finance decisions made by multinational companies. Consider institutional structure and the behaviour of international currency markets and the economic factors that affect the foreign exchange rates.

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship to the economy, the role of the entrepreneur and the unique problems that new businesses face. Develop skills that will enable you to develop ideas into concepts, test these through feasibility analysis and develop business plans for new ventures.

Managing International Business in Emerging Economies
Investigate the workings of subsidiary operations in emerging economies (e.g. Central and Eastern Europe, China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Central and South East Asia) and gain an understanding of the fundamental issues confronted by foreign firms competing in newly opened and dynamic markets.

In order to ensure your studies are relevant and contemporary the elective modules offered may vary from those listed. If you decide to study an elective module(s) at Bradford or at a partner institute a number of alternative modules will be available (e.g. Corporate Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions)

Management Project

The management project is an integral part of the Bradford MBA and is often the most challenging and rewarding part of the programme. At the end of the taught programme you put into practice what you have learnt by investigating and reporting on an important management issue or opportunity. If you are sponsored by your employer, the project can relate to your workplace. Otherwise, you may choose to use the project to deepen your knowledge of a different sector or organisation, or as a stepping stone to your next job. The project findings and recommendations are then written up in a 15,000-word dissertation.

Throughout the project you will be guided by an experienced academic and you will have access to the School of Management Effective Learning department. The Effective Learning service often proves to be very useful providing students with a clear understanding and guidelines on what is required in order to successfully complete their project.

Examples of recent projects are:

  • Market Options and Parameters for a Sustainable Resource-Management System (food waste)
  • Trends in structural change in the printing supply chain caused by e-commerce and new printing technology
  • A Review of Strategic Growth Alternatives
  • The Development of a risk-management strategy and reporting framework
  • Making the best use of customer relationship management
  • The impact of procurement evolution on today's sales professional

Learning activities and assessment

All our MBA programmes are made up of three stages

  • Core modules – designed to help you get back in to learning and provide fundamental knowledge of management principles and theory
  • Elective modules – provide an in-depth understanding of specialist topics that are essential and relevant to the contemporary commercial world. Students choose those that are of most interest or greatest career benefit
  • Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue

We use a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, case analysis, group work, individual and group problem solving research. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career Development Services including graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the web site

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Additionally, the School of Management has its own dedicated careers team, with support including:

  • One-to-one support
  • Careers workshops
  • Opportunities to meet employers and recruiters
  • Online resources
  • Job opportunities 

Career prospects

An MBA is an opportunity to either change career direction or consolidate experience then return and progress in a previous industry or job. The Financial Times Global MBA rankings show that, on average, 20% of alumni achieve board-level positions within three years of graduation.

On completion of the programme participants go into a wide variety of functions and sectors, including IT/Telecoms, Finance & Banking and Industry being amongst the most popular.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • £11,500

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

The School of Management offers a number of scholarships to MBA students from anywhere in the world to help fund tuition fees.

Please note that where candidates are eligible for more than one scholarship they will be offered the one of highest value.

Alumni discount

Self-funded University of Bradford alumni applying to study any Bradford MBA programme will qualify for a discount on the self-funded element of their fees.

  • 25% discount for undergraduate alumni with 1st Class honours, or Master's alumni with distinction
  • 20% discount for undergraduate alumni with 2(i) Class honours, or Master's alumni with merit
  • 15% discount for undergraduate alumni with 2(ii) Class honours, or Master's alumni with a pass

Company-sponsored study bursaries

A business relationship bursary of up to 35% is available for companies who have supported or worked with the School who are sponsoring or part-sponsoring an MBA student.

The amount will depend on the strength of the relationship, which might include companies who have previously funded a student on a Bradford programme, employed a placement student, facilitated a student project, employed a member of faculty to produce a KTP or research project or commissioned an Executive Education programme.

The list is not exhaustive and other business engagement activities could be considered eligible.

You may be eligible to apply for the government's new Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to put towards your fees and living costs. Find out more on our Fees and Financial Support website.

How do I find out more?

Contact the Faculty

MBA Programme Team, University of Bradford School of Management, Emm Lane, Bradford BD9 4JL, UK

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

Applications are considered as they are presented and so it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

Apply online

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

Apply by post

If you are unable to apply online you can download the application form:

Download and print an Application Form plus the Confidential Reference Form (two printed copies). Send the completed Application Form (with a covering letter and any supporting documentation) to:

Recruitment Office
University of Bradford School of Management,
Emm Lane
United Kingdom

Send the Confidential Reference forms to your two referees asking them to forward them to our address (printed on the form).


If you live in the UK or can come here, and have the basic entry requirements, we will ask you to visit the School of Management to meet staff and current MBAs, see the School and have an individual interview and take any tests required. If you are abroad we'll take a decision about entry from your application form, references and any test results. Selection is based on a combination of qualifications, experience, motivation and potential.

We charge no application fee, but ask all overseas students to pay a £2,000 non-returnable deposit to accept a place if an offer is made. This applies even if we make you an unconditional offer. You must confirm your wish to take up the place by paying the deposit within eight weeks of the date you receive our offer letter in the post. The deposit is a pre-payment, not an extra charge, and will be deducted from your tuition fee. It is non-refundable unless you are not successful in meeting the terms of the conditional offer or produce evidence that you were unsuccessful in your application to obtain a visa.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.