Top 10 Budget-Friendly MBA Programs in the UK for Aspiring Business Leaders

The United Kingdom is well-known worldwide for its high standard of business education. The UK hosts ten of the top 100 MBA programs according to the Financial Times ranking.

An MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School costs £64,000. The cost at London Business School, which the FT ranks as the finest in the UK, is £109,700.

At the same time, the UK is home to some of the world’s most affordable MBA programs. An MBA at the University of Worcester costs £7,440 for UK students and £14,400 for internationals.

Meanwhile, at the University of Suffolk, an MBA costs £11,790 for UK students and £16,380 for international students. Plymouth University’s part-time, fast-track MBA costs just £4,995.

However, applicants must find a balance between cost and quality. Prospective employers may view lesser-known MBA programs without accreditation less favorably.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten most affordable MBA programs (full-time) that cost less than £40,000 while maintaining high quality and certification standards.

The University of Liverpool School of Management has gold standard ‘triple-crown’ certification from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.The one-year MBA program costs £25,000 for UK students and £31,000 for internationals. Aston Business School’s full-time MBA costs £23,950 for UK students and £29,950 for international students.

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The University of Bath’s MBA, which focuses on actual business experience, costs £37,500 and includes specific scholarships for students with backgrounds in aerospace and military, financial services, and enterprising or entrepreneurial students, among others.

Nottingham Trent University charges £22,800 for a full-time MBA, while Birmingham Business School’s full-time, one-year MBA program costs £32,580.

Exeter Business School’s full-time MBA is £39,000, whereas Warwick Business School’s is £49,950 and Cranfield School of Management’s is £44,195.

More cheap MBA programs in London are those provided by City’s Bayes Business School (£48,000) and Imperial College Business School (£61,500).

The UK MBA programs listed below are triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. Durham Business School is ranked 78th in the world by the FT MBA ranking, whereas the Birmingham MBA is ranked 97th worldwide.

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