Do You Have Time to Complete an MBA?

Posted by MMU on 26-Sep-2017 17:00:34

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There are many different reasons to study for an MBA. You may be looking to take the next step in your career, enhance your earning potential, or take on a new challenge. Unfortunately, for some people, it’s not an option to take long periods off work to concentrate on studying.

However, did you know that you don’t have to stop working full-time to complete your MBA to a high standard? In fact, there are only 19 weekdays that you’re required on campus throughout the whole of the first year. This reduces down even more in your second year, depending on what electives you choose and your dissertation.

Below, we’ve taken a look at the dates you’ll need to attend campus, the modules you'll be taking, and how many hours of outside study you will need to complete to be a successful MBA graduate.

Dates for Academic Year 1


3rd October 2017 Induction & Psychometric Test Results


6th October 2017 Residential Weekend
Saturday 7th October 2017 Residential Weekend 
Sunday 8th October 2017 Residential Weekend 


18th October 2017 Reflective Personal Leadership
Thursday 19th October 2017 Reflective Personal Leadership
Friday 20th October 2017 Reflective Personal Leadership


29th November 2017 Leading, Managing & Developing People
Thursday 30th November 2017 Leading, Managing & Developing People
Friday 1st December 2017 Leading, Managing & Developing People


24th January 2018 Operations Management 
Thursday 25th January 2018 Operations Management 
Friday 26th January 2018 Operations Management 


28th February 2018 Strategic Marketing
Thursday 1st March 2018  Strategic Marketing
Friday 2nd March 2018 Strategic Marketing


25th April 2018 Accounting & Financial Management
Thursday 26th April 2018 Accounting & Financial Management
Friday 27th April 2018 Accounting & Financial Management


19th May 2018 Study Trip 
Saturday  26th May 2018 Study Trip 


19th May 2018 Research Methods 1 
Thursday 26th May 2018 Research Methods 1 

 As you can see, there are set dates on which you’ll need to attend the university, and these can easily be worked around a full-time job. Some of the events are also during the weekend, so they’re easy to schedule around a Monday to Friday job.

In the three-day blocks on campus, you’ll receive the latest teaching from university staff and guest speakers in our master classes. You will also attend two residential weekends over the two-year period, and a week-long international study trip.

Outside study

Completing an MBA is not just about attending all the classes, however. In our 24-month programme, you can expect to do about 20 hours of work per week outside of your classes. This includes study of the subjects you learn in the masterclasses, any assignments you have, and your dissertation.


Completing an MBA while working full-time is a big commitment, but the benefits are enormous. The average salary of an MBA graduate in the UK stands at over £82,000, and when you include bonuses, that amount jumps to £90,000.

As well as this, 42 CEOs of the top Fortune 100 companies hold MBAs, and new MBA graduates can expect to earn an average of £36,000 more than they did before studying for an MBA.

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