Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Penryn Campus
2 years part-time
Direct line
01326 253585

Falmouth University’s creative MBA programme gives you the edge in today's challenging business environment. It's a pioneering course designed to maximise your ability to manage change and promote innovation in a business context. It can be studied part-time around your work commitments.

The skills, hands-on experience and relationships you'll nurture through the MBA will allow you to excel, adding value to companies dealing with the recession and developing your global employability.

Our MBA programme is built around four key themes vital to economic growth, which also represent the fundamental skills demanded by great business leaders: Creative Strategic Thinking & Innovation; Globalisation; Change Management; and Adding Value.

Through these themes we'll explore creativity within an international business context, key leadership theories and strategies, complex global problems faced by today's businesses, and micro and macroeconomics. Alongside the theory, hands-on experiential learning will help put your acquired knowledge in context so you can see just how it hones effective business leadership skills.

You'll also identify and develop your leadership skills, with a particular emphasis on inter-cultural communications and policies.

From the start of the course, we'll introduce you to global employability through our personal career management resource, allowing you to network with global companies and other MBA candidates, develop your employability skills online, and successfully manage and build your career as a sought-after creative leader.

Available as a part-time online course, the MBA is designed to work around you. Most of our students continue to work while taking the course, finding the rigorous course content informs their business practice and vice versa.

How is the course taught

Falmouth’s MBA programme is a part-time, online course run over two years. Our MBA team, associate staff and lecturers are pooled from some of the world's leading business schools and universities.

Course outline

The MBA is a part-time course studying over 24 months while you work. It's delivered through core modules, which are designed to bring creative practices to the business environment.


As you progress through the MBA you will be provided with regular opportunities to analyse and assess your skills. The MBA team is on hand to help you build upon and improve your skills as part of this continuing development analysis process.

The price of the course includes text books.

The MBA course will introduce you to:

  • Networking opportunities with global companies
  • Opportunities to assess and analyse your existing skills and develop your employability
  • The creative culture which underpins Falmouth University


As an MBA student at Falmouth, you will have access to a personal one-to-one career management resource online. Falmouth’s MBA programme has seen students from various industries excel in their studies and be either named as winner or shortlisted for prestigious business awards in 2012-13.

Interview and selection process

Once you have submitted your application, a member of the MBA team will contact you and invite you to interview. Interviews will be held in person in the AIR building at our Penryn Campus or online, depending on circumstances.


Professional and career development loans of up to £10,000 can assist with fees and expenses.


A number of full and partial scholarships are avaliable:

  • Graduates of Falmouth University (including University College Falmouth and Dartington College of Arts) and Exeter University will be eligible for a discount of £500 off the MBA fee
  • ELCAS funding is available for armed forces personnel. Visit the Enhanced Learning Credits website for more details