Why study for an MBA with Leadership at UWS London?

Learn from experts
Our inspiring team and esteemed guest lecturers bring a wealth of knowledge and global experience garnered from their extensive careers in both UK-based enterprises and across international markets.

Immerse yourself in the world’s capital
Live and study in London; one of the leading cultural, financial and cosmopolitan capitals of the world.

Build your network
Our alumni network spans across more than 100 nationalities, offering a dynamic platform for connections that can drive your career forward. 

Exceptional career prospects
London is a global economic hub, which means there are abundant opportunities for professionals with various skill sets and backgrounds. UWS London careers department will help you to navigate the graduate job market during your studies and up to 2 years after you graduate.

The MBA Pathways program has a number of core modules, which will enable students to lead from within through innovation and creative thinking, shaping them into a leader for the ever changing context of Business. The modules are interdisciplinary in nature enabling students to critically demonstrate and understand the integration of key business functions enhancing their ability to design and deliver effective organisation wide strategies across sectors.

Students are required to complete the following three core modules:

  • Fundamentals of Senior Management (40 Credits)
  • The Strategic Manager (20 Credits)
  • Professional Management and Research Skills (20 Credits)

Students undertaking the Leadership Pathway will complete the following modules:

  • Ethical Leadership Responsible Organisations (20 Credits)
  • Theories of Leadership (20 Credits)

At the dissertation stage there is an option of either the Strategic Business project or the Developing Professional Practice module which will enable students to work with an employer on a project related to Leadership

  • Strategic Business Project (60 credits)


  • Developing Professional Practice (60 credits)

The Business project is theory based and can include the gathering of primary data. It challenges students to integrate their past learning from the previous stages of the MBA in a rigorous research project, which will be of value in better understanding a key business issue. In so doing, students will develop their knowledge and confidence in designing, developing , compiling and delivering strategic business projects.

The Developing Professional Practice module is designed to put theory into practice within a real world setting across and within Sectors: local, national and global. The module will enable students to develop skills and knowledge, both specialist and transferrable, enhancing their employability. It will enable students to build networks by connecting and working with professionals in industry.

A recognised innovative feature of our MBA programme is the fact it is supported by its own virtual learning environment – Aula which provides access to MBA core materials and allows students to study and interact online with their peers.

You will be taught through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical workshops

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 48 hours
  • Independent study: 152 hours


  • Coursework assessment 100%

Assessment methods will include:

  • Oral presentation
  • Written reports
  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Posters
  • Portfolios

Delivery methods for a 20 credit module

  • Lectures: 1.5 hours
  • Tutorials: 2 hours

What is an MBA with Leadership all about?

The world of business is constantly evolving year on year. Each development brings new challenges, for which businesses need to adapt efficiently to remain competitive. This requires leaders that can inspire innovation, and get the best from their employees.

This MBA is designed specifically for graduates who have already taken their first steps in their business career, who are ready to move into leadership roles with more responsibility. During this programme, you’ll gain the knowledge and expertise that you need to progress into management positions, and will be ready to lead businesses of all sizes, whether your next role is with a start-up, SME or a multinational corporation.

As part of this course, you’ll learn about different leadership styles, identifying sources of development and growth, and how to influence people in the best possible way, while inspiring team members in the pursuit of a collective goal. Upon graduation, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognised and respected qualification that proves you have the resilience, talent, and capability to take on positions of leadership and to build business success.

There are many definitions of leadership that you’ll learn about on this course, and many types of leadership styles. In many cases, social influence and having the trust of your team, rather than authority or power are the key to successful leadership. Accordingly to Forbes, leadership is as ‘a process of social influence, which maximises the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal’.

  • Becoming a good leader isn’t just about achieving a fantastic salary. Great leaders need to be able to:
  • Communicate honestly, and openly with all members of the organisation
  • Connect with team members, receiving and assessing new ideas respectfully
  • Encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally
  • Maintain a positive attitude in the face of adversity
  • Empower and inspire employees, trusting them to do their jobs rather than giving orders
  • Give positive and accurate feedback about performance
  • Accept feedback gracefully and understand your own strengths and weaknesses, while continuing to evolve

If you have the potential to be a great leader and to take businesses to the next level, studying for the MBA in Leadership with UWS London can help you to take the next step.

Where will this course take me?

This MBA course will help your career quickly progress, whether you choose to become a successful entrepreneur, or you want to lead within high-grossing multinational corporations. The ideas, skills and experience that you’ll gain from this course will help you to gain access to some of the most sought-after jobs in the industry.

Graduates of this programme have the potential to be offered some of the best employment opportunities, whether that is with SMEs or roles within international conglomerates such as Siemens, BAE Systems, the Virgin Group, Facebook, and Apple. MBA graduates are highly motivated and progress quickly in their roles, gaining promotion and taking on more responsibility that leads to greater salaries and reward packages. 

The type of role that MBA graduates may be suited to depends on their prior experience and aptitude. Graduates with less experience might apply for first line manager positions like Office Manager or Assistant Manager, through to middle management positions such as department head or director. Those with more significant work experience may look for executive, or C-suite positions such as Chief Operations Officer (COO) or Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is for you if…

  • You want to become a successful business leader 
  • You are already in a management role, and are aiming for a C-suite position in the near future
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and have a successful start-up in mind
  • You already have an undergraduate degree or another professional qualification 
  • You have relevant work experience that you can reference during the course

Course leader profile

Dr Melissa Kerr 5
Dr Melissa Kerr
Programme Leader: Master of Business Administration (with pathways)

Dr Melissa Kerr is the Programme Leader of the Masters of Business Administration (with pathways) within the School of Business and Creative Industries. She has worked as a lecturer in Higher Education on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK and Australia. Her areas of research and teaching include Change Management, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Management and Labour History. Her research examined the impact of public employment services on labour market outcomes. Melissa completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2012.

Further information

You should hold an honours degree or equivalent (minimum 2:2 classification) or a bachelor’s degree with significant and relevant work experience. You will normally be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A degree awarded by an appropriate institution
  • A postgraduate award (passed at an appropriate level)
  • An appropriate professional qualification such as those from ACCA or CIMA
  • Passed a Pre Master’s programme at relevant level
  • Relevant work or professional experience

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. For more information on specific academic entry requirements per country, please contact one of our admissions officers.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWSInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Test Minimum Requirement IELTS (International English Language Testing System)IELTS Indicator Overall score of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 for each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)Grade C
Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Int’lOverall score 170 with no element below 163
Cambridge AS and A LevelsGrade C or above
Trinity College London ISEIIReading: Pass; Listening: Pass
ibTOEFL78; no sub-test less than 17: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17
Pearson Test of English (Academic)PTE Overall score of 59 with no element less than 59
Password English Language testGrades equivalent to CEFR B2 for entry at L9 entry and above. Password scores of 6.0 or higher
LanguageCert International ESOLB2 Communicator pass/Communicator High Pass (postgraduate applicants at 6.0)
Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6.
Skills for English (SELT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6

UWS London provides a comprehensive range of student services dedicated to supporting you at every stage of your academic journey, ensuring your success and well-being throughout your studies.

Tuition fees

MBA with Leadership

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