Studying a Pre-MBA leading to an MBA can transform the way you think and the way you work, change the way others see you and open up new leadership and management opportunities.


This full-time course enables you to develop the critical and reflective strategic leadership skills you need to succeed in an uncertain world, challenging your assumptions, cultivating flexible thinking, effective decision making and responsible management.


As a Hertfordshire MBA student, you’ll be supported by first-class facilities, including our virtual learning environment, StudyNet, which provides access to other students, lecture notes and over 100,000 e-books and e-journals.


You’ll also benefit from teaching and supervision by our expert research-active staff, several of whom are world leaders in their field and act as consultants with leading organisations such as Roche, Camelot and BDO Hayward.


You will also take a life-changing professional journey which will expand your mind, skills, career potential and professional network. Challenge your assumptions and gain a critical, reflexive approach to strategic leadership and management. Focus on industry best practice and live consultancy, underpinned by cutting-edge research.


Business and Management Studies ranked in the top 25% of UK universities for research impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2021).

Stage 1:
Stage 2:
MBA specialism option after first UH semester:
Master of Business Administration MBA (Human Resource Management)
MBA (Entrepreneurship)
MBA (Digital Marketing)
MBA (Finance)
MBA (Healthcare)
MBA (Public Services)
MBA (Sustainable Industries)
MBA (Data Analytics)
MBA (Project Management)
MBA (Management Consultancy)
MBA (Information Systems)



Stage 1: One semester or Two Semesters


Stage 1

September, January and May


Stage 2

September and January

(depending on your chosen intake)


Stage 1: Pre-Masters


For one semester
Semester one
  • Research Methods and Skills
  • Economics Environment for Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Academic Writing
For two semesters
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Academic Writing
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Managing People
Semester two
  • Research Methods and Skills
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Service Operations Management


Career Scope

Previous graduates have gone to work in advertising, management and marketing roles with companies such as British Airways, Citibank, Coca Cola, Deutsche Bank, IBM, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Times Newpapers, Sony Europe. Many of our graduates go on to higher levels of study engaging in research in their chosen fields.