One Year MBA at Warwick

  • Name of The B-School: Warwick business School
  • Name of the University: Warwick University
  • Name of the Course: Full Time MBA

Course Overview

  • Course duration: 1 Year
  • Course type: Full time
  • Start date: September 2020
  • Location: Scarman Road, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

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Warwick holds the triple accreditation of:

  • AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business),
  •  AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System


Ranked 1st in UK and 18th in the world by The Economist in 2018 Global ranking of full time MBA rankings.

What is Full Time MBA at Warwick?

As per the B-School, the Full-time MBA is the catalyst you need to transform your career. Whether you want to change job function, sector, location or simply increase your earning potential, Warwick will give you the confidence and skills to achieve your potential.

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Why Warwick?

According to Warwick, the 12 month program is intense, fast-paced and captivating. With international travel, unlimited coaching, in-depth work with leading companies and a peer group from a range of different industry sectors and cultures, you will grow both personally and academically. Alongside lectures, seminars, group exercises, case studies and projects, you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most innovative learning experiences available.

As part of the University of Warwick, the B-School has a long standing reputation for innovation. Their desire to do things differently lies in the foundations, research and methods of teaching. This is evidenced by their research in areas such as Big Data and Behavioral Science, in the way leadership is embedded in, rather than added on to the Warwick Full-time MBA and in our teaching which uses scenarios and elements of acting to discover new approaches to the biggest business issues.

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Entrepreneurial in spirit and practice, the B-School breaks new ground with the research. They constantly challenge themselves to take teaching and learning beyond the classroom by bringing in leading experts as Professors of Practice and visiting lecturers. The real world knowledge married with  inter-disciplinary, global research enables the B-School to build valuable links with international organisations like Amazon, Gallup and Capco.

Class profile 2018-2019

  • Average Age 30 Years
  • Average Work Experience 7 Years
  • Male Female Ratio 61:39
  • Countries Represented 39
  • International Student 85%


As per the B-School, You must be intellectually outstanding and display strong interpersonal and communication skills, motivation, creativity, maturity, drive, and leadership qualities. You must also have proven academic ability, the ability to work effectively in a team, the desire to learn, and the potential to succeed.

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You must have at least three years’ postgraduate professional business experience.

Academic record

You must have an upper second class honours at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. We also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve.

GMAT, GRE and the Warwick Test

Generally you will need a well-balanced GMAT score or a valid GRE score. Our current GMAT average is 660. The Warwick Test may be available as an alternative for certain candidates dependent upon circumstances.

Dates & deadlines

As per the B-School, their year-round application process means that as soon as you complete your application it will be processed and considered, so there is no reason to delay. There is a non-refundable application fee of £80. they advise their international candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure sufficient time to process visa applications, the final deadline for international applicants will be 31 May 2020.

Phase  Application deadlineShortlisting decision communicatedInterview periodApplication and Scholarship decision date
Round 127-Oct6-Nov11 Nov - 6 Dec13-Dec
Round 226-Jan5-Feb10 Feb - 20 Mar27-Mar
Round 331-May10-Jun15 Jun -  10 Jul15-Jul
Round 431-Jul7-Aug10 Aug - 28 Aug31-Aug

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Admission Process

As per the B-School, if you want to understand whether you will meet the entry requirements then you can submit your CV to [email protected] for a pre-check. We will provide feedback within 48 hours. Applications are handled via online application system. You will need to fill out the application form and provide evidence of the prerequisite requirements that are relevant to you:


You will need to provide transcripts of your degree. These should be translated into English and they need to see the original or a certified/attested hard copy. If you are unable to send the original/certified copies at the same time of submitting your application then scanned and emailed copies can be accepted temporarily. When sending originals or certified/attested copies we recommend using a tracking service. 

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English language

All of the programs are delivered in English so, if English is not your first language, you have not graduated from an English speaking university or worked in an English speaking environment for at least two years you must demonstrate a minimum overall standard in the following recognized tests of English.  The certificate will be required as evidence.

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 – all four language components have to be scored 7.0+, with maximum of two components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 70 – with 51+ in every section
  • CPE: Overall score 190 – 2 x 170, 2 x 190
  • CAE: Overall score 190 – 2 x 170, 2 x 190
  • TOEFL: 100 – minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23 


Two professional references are required including one from your line manager but if you have left education within the last five years, you can provide one academic and one professional reference. Referees should be able to comment on your academic or business acumen and one reference should ideally be from a current line manager. They do not accept references from family members or friends.

Your file will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and once they have made a decision the B-School will contact you. If you have been successful you will receive an offer letter and be required to complete the offer response form confirming your decision within 4 weeks

You will then receive instructions on how to register and enroll and when to expect your course materials. Registration and enrollment usually takes place 6 weeks before the start of the program. 

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As per the official B-School website, the fee for 2020 entry is £40,450. To secure your place on the course you must lodge a £2,500 deposit with the B-School within four weeks of receiving your offer. The deposit is part of the total fee, not an additional cost. Read more about how to pay at the University’s finance pages of the B-School website.

What’s included / excluded?

The fee includes

  • Registration
  • Tuition
  • Examination
  • Graduation
  • Some study materials
  • flights, visas, accommodation
  • some subsistence for the compulsory overseas trip

The fee excludes 

  • Residential accommodation
  • Meals
  • Travel – including to overseas modules and placements
  • Graduation robes and photographs
  • PIM exchange – including travel, accommodation, subsistence and registration fee

How to pay

According t o Warwick, you can pay your tuition fee in a lump sum at the start of the academic year or can opt to pay in installments with the following payment schedule:

  • 50% of tuition fees due on the first day of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 4 of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 7 of your academic year

Financing your MBA

As per the B-School, various funding sources are available. The sources set out below are those which have been brought to the attention of the University as being specifically designed for/aimed at MBA students. They are not exhaustive – other funding sources and products may be available. The University does not specifically recommend or endorse these sources / products and the content set out below has been provided by the relevant funding provider and is not independently verified by the University. Students should consider sources and types of funding carefully and ensure that it meets their precise needs – not all funding is appropriate for all students.

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Prodigy Finance Loan

Prodigy Finance offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools, including Warwick Business School.

While banks base their loan decisions on historical salaries, Prodigy looks to the future and assess applicants’ future earning potential (based on the past achievements of similar graduates) to determine loan affordability. Their international model allows them to offer competitive rates to over 150 nationalities of students.

Eligibility for financial Aid

Accepted candidates into the Full Time MBA programs are eligible to apply for a loan with Prodigy

  • UK, EU and International students
  • At least 40 days face to face on campus is required to qualify so this funding source is not accessible to Distance Learning MBA candidates

Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy’s registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD

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Course structure:

As per the B-School, Provisional dates for 2019/2020 academic year: 

Autumn Term

  • Monday 23 September – Friday 27 September 2019 – Intensive boot camp week
  • Monday 30 September – Friday 6 December 2019 – Required modules teaching
  • Monday 9 December – Friday 13 December 2019 – Examinations week

Spring Term

  • Monday 6 January – Friday 13 March 2020 – Required module teaching
  • Monday 16 March – Saturday 21 March 2020 – Examination week
  • Monday 23 March – Sunday 29 March 2020 – International trip

Summer Term

Wednesday 15 April – Saturday 25 July 2020 – Elective modules teaching

Elective modules are currently either taught in an intensive four day block format (in Warwick) or over four non-consecutive days (The Shard).

Required Modules

The Full-time MBA study program features eight required modules which will build your understanding of the key foundations of management, business and leadership.

  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
  • LeadershipPlus
  • Managing in a New World
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Thinking


Choose four elective modules from a wide choice to customize your MBA and achieve your aims. You may also have the opportunity to study one of our overseas electives to gain international experience. Electives will be taught in 4 day blocks (Wednesday to Saturday) and are shared with Executive and Distance learning MBA participants, offering more networking opportunities. You may also choose to study some of your electives at our location in The Shard. Modules there are taught over four non-consecutive days.

Please note that module availability may vary year to year dependent on faculty availability, student demand and scheduling constraints. Our electives broadly fit into the following categories:

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Global Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Management & Leadership

Specialize in Entrepreneurship

Alongside the MBA’s core backbone of building all-round business acumen, you choose to focus your MBA within entrepreneurship by studying two of your elective modules and consultancy project within this area. You will gain a letter of acknowledgement from the Dean of Warwick Business School to confirm your success in one of these specialised study areas.

The entrepreneurship specialism will enable you to make calculated decisions between seizing opportunities and managing risk. Whether you want to set up your own business or develop your entrepreneurial mindset within a large corporate or an owner managed business, wthwey equip you with the innovative skills to find creative solutions to day-to-day problems.

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Consultancy project

You will conduct an individual consultancy project with a real organisation for 10 to 12 weeks over the summer period. The project will give you hands-on experience of consulting on a specific business challenge, enabling you to put everything you have learned into practice while offering the chance to network and showcase your individual talent for potential future employment with the organisation.

Organisations we have partnered with for consultancy projects include:

  • Aston Martin
  • Barclays
  • BT
  • Capco
  • EY
  • Ford
  • GE Healthcare
  • Lend Enable
  • Microsoft
  • PA Consulting
  • SAP
  • Tata Motors

The output for your degree from your consultancy project will be a 15,000 word dissertation. Previous consultancy projects have included:

Statistical and analytical work, feasibility studies, application development and business engagement (Virgin Media)

Risk within the energy sector (RWE npower)

Predictive analytics and workflow modelling (Ministry of Justice)

Placement Details 2018

Post-MBA average salary converted from ppp US$

  • 91,022 Average salary
  • £22,755 Average bonus
  • £17,210 Average other benefits
  • Changed Sectors 71%
  • Changed countries 33 %
  • Change Employer 88%
  • Average Salary Increase 83%

Top Recruiters

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • American Airline
  • Baringa
  • Wanji
  • Capco
  • Cicero
  • Elkem
  • GKN Driveline
  • HSBC
  • Microsoft
  • Northern Trust
  • Novartis
  • OE3
  • Sainor
  • Unilever

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