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Published: 17 December 2021

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You’ve finished your business or finance degree and you’re ready to take the next step in your university experience.  

Maybe you want to become an entrepreneur or join a major tourism company. The University of Sunderland in London Masters of Business Administration (MBA) could be for you.  

We have eight to choose from, as well as a Dissertation Only and Top-Up track, so it’s important to take some time to work out exactly what you want to achieve with your degree.  

Check out these top tips for choosing the right course for you and get closer to achieving your goals. 

Which MBA should I do?   

The MBA is the perfect degree for anyone wanting to go into upper-level management roles, whether that’s in a huge multinational or your own startup.  

But which one you choose will impact the jobs you can apply for and the skills you’ll learn.  

Do you, for example, want to head a communications department? The MBA Marketing course could be right for you.  

What if you’re interested in how goods and services are brought to your customers? Take a look at the MBA Supply Chain Management in that case.  

Think about your end goal, then go through our courses and match your dreams to our degrees.  

Get your experience documents ready  

Although many people join an MBA straight after an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, there are other routes.  

That means the experience you have from your working life could be considered when you apply.  

To be in with the best chance of being successful, it’s a good idea to write down your career history and how it relates to the MBA you are applying for.  

Put together evidence of the work you’ve done, including achievements and contacts. If nothing else, it will help you when it comes to deciding which specific course you want to study.  


Going along with the above is APL or Accreditation of Prior Learning. It’s essentially the process of using the things you’ve learned in the past to go towards your MBA.  

If you have done a short course, worked in a specific area for long enough or can in some way prove that you know a lot about a topic covered in the course you could skip it.  

It will stop you from having to go over something you understand already meaning you’re getting the most out of your time here.  

If you think you could get APL, contact our Admission team who can go over your application in more detail.  

We’re glad you’re thinking about doing an MBA with us. It’s one of the best choices you can make on your career path and well worth it as an experience.   

Take some time to learn as much as you can about our MBAs and decide which one would be best for you.