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Our programme is designed to deliver the UCL classroom to you, with the same stimulating conversations and outstanding academics that you’ll find in our on-campus modules – the only difference is the flexible mode of delivery.
- Real-time discussions: You will be required to participate in weekly live classroom sessions hosted on the Zoom HD video conferencing platform. You will engage in dynamic discussions with other students and academics, share what you learned from required asynchronous work and learn from one another’s diverse business experiences and perspectives.
- Collaborative classroom features: In addition to lively discussions, students may use chat, breakout rooms and presentation-sharing options to communicate with others while mastering important concepts.
- Recorded content: Most live sessions are recorded, which means you can review concepts and discussion points at length after class has ended.
Yes, you will be expected to attend compulsory weekly live sessions for each of your modules. Live sessions are the best way to contextualise module information into actionable knowledge. By interacting with your peers and academics in a dynamic classroom, you are learning how the concepts taught in the programme apply across a broad range of industries and cultures. Attending classes also helps you broaden your personal and professional network-building relationships with your cohort.
These live classes are delivered via the Zoom video conferencing platform. The sessions are 90 minutes in length and are offered Monday through Thursday evenings (UK time).
You can view a complete breakdown of modules on our programme structure page.
The programme consists of asynchronous and synchronous learning materials.
Synchronous materials include required weekly live sessions for each of your modules. This is a great way to interact face-to-face with academics and peers in real-time, building a solid foundation for networking with your peers.
These live classes are delivered via Zoom, a video conferencing platform. The sessions are 90 minutes in length and are offered Monday through Thursday evenings (UK time).
Asynchronous materials include content and classwork that is available via our digital learning platform for you to study when it’s convenient for you. This content includes prerecorded/guided video lectures, interactive videos, presentations, module notes, discussion forums and written assignments.
No, the programme is offered entirely online and you are not required to come to London. That said, all enrolled students are actively encouraged to join our optional on-campus orientation and immersions.
Note: Due to the flexible nature of the programme, University College London is not able to sponsor UCL MBA students for entry to the UK on a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.
We designed our MBA programme for working professionals so you can continue working and earning your salary while advancing your knowledge. Learning takes place at a time and place most convenient for working professionals based in the UK. Our 90-minute live seminars are offered Monday through Thursday evenings between 6pm and 11pm UK time.
Modules are designed specifically for an online audience, allowing you to further develop the relationships and knowledge established during live sessions. Modules and assignments are easily accessible via mobile, tablet or desktop devices.
Between live sessions, you may create online meetings for group work, form social groups with peers who share your personal and professional interests or schedule one-on-one meetings with academics.
You can also use the platform to complete work at times that complement your schedule, using a range of activities including videos, online quizzes and readings, and discussion forums.
More than 60% of our students to date have managed to achieve promotions in their roles whilst studying this programme. So, with the right determination and careful planning, you can make your education and career a success at the same time.
You’ll have access to bespoke, on-demand support through three main channels, that will provide you:
As part of the programme you will have the option to select four electives from a list of advanced core modules.
Advanced core modules include:
Bundled, optional focal tracks include:
Yes, you will be able to do a group capstone project, which would consist of a maximum of four participants.
The capstone projects focus on a specific industry and are designed to enable you to utilise the skills, methods and techniques learned from your coursework to analyse and forecast growth potential for the focal industry. You will engage with faculty and peer learning groups in live class sessions. Faculty will also provide individualised group feedback at set points throughout your project development.
UCL has a global alumni community of more than 300,000 former students. The UCL School of Management (SoM) is keen to maintain strong ties with its alumni community and hosts a number of opportunities to attend events at SoM and interact with other alumni, staff and students.
UCL School of Management alumni can now join our exclusive online community at www.uclmgmtnetwork.com, which allows you to receive news and share your own news, catch up on what your fellow alumni are doing and connect with other alumni and current students as either mentors or mentees.
UCL MBA students and academics have also collaborated to develop the UCL Sustainability lab, which provides pro-bono consultancy to organisations of all sizes on tackling sustainable challenges.