The United Kingdom is famed for its high level of business education globally. 13 of the Financial Times’ top 100 Global MBA programs are based in the UK. Only the US has more.
An MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School—ranked fifth globally by the FT—costs £51,000. At London Business School—ranked sixth—£75,100.
At the same time, the UK is home to some of the world’s cheapest MBA programs. The University of Wales Trinity St David costs UK-based students £6,000, and internationals £12,500. Plymouth University prices its part-time MBA at just £5,500.
However, applicants need to strike a balance between cost and quality. Lesser-known MBA programs without accreditation may be looked upon with suspicion by prospective employers.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 most affordable full-time MBA programs which cost under £30,000, but don’t skimp on quality or accreditation.
The University of Liverpool School of Management offers an AASCB-accredited, one-year MBA program costing just £15,000. Aston Business School’s full-time MBA—which costs £25,550—is ranked among the best in the world for Return on Investment (ROI) by the Economist.
The University of Exeter’s One Planet MBA—centered on themes like sustainability and responsible management—costs £24,500 and offers special terms for ex-armed forces and independent professionals such as freelance consultants.
ESCP Europe’s AMBA-accredited MBA in International Management sees students study in two different countries of their choice on one of the school’s six European campuses – in London, as well as in Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Warsaw and Turin – and in Asia; in Delhi in India.
Nottingham Trent University and Birmingham Business School both offer flexible online alternatives to their full-time MBA programs. Birmingham’s Online MBA—the first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA—costs £18,525, while its full-time MBA program is priced at £25,000.
Just outside our top 10 are: Bath School of Management’s full-time MBA at £33,000; Warwick Business School at £35,650; and Cranfield School of Management—ranked 53rd in the world by the FT—at £36,000.
More affordable MBA programs in London include those offered by Cass Business School, at £41,000 and Imperial College Business School, at £47,000.
Brexit may be looming. But most UK business schools charge the same MBA tuition fees for domestic, EU, and international applicants.
Prodigy Finance is an MBA-founded company that can provide international MBA applicants considering business school in the UK, but concerned over the cost of tuition fees, the loans they need to study abroad.
Here’s our top 10 most affordable MBA programs in the UK: