AMBA-ACCREDITED

Oxford Brookes University Business School


Age: 146

History: Dating back to 1865, the foundations of the university were laid by John Henry Brookes, who established many of its academic schools during his time as principal, from 1934 to 1956 .

Address: On the 80-acre Wheatley campus, 25 minutes from Oxford on the Brookes bus.

Ambience: There are mixed halls of residence on the campus, with 162 single study-bedrooms and catering during semesters.

Vital statistics: Brookes offers full-time, executive (weekend) and global (distance-learning) MBA programmes, as well as an array of full-time Masters programmes, including courses in the areas of business management, finance and accounting, people management, hospitality, leisure and tourism, and marketing. Part-time and distance learning Masters, postgraduate diplomas and certificates are also offered.

Added value: The school has a "services to business" division to direct its relationship with the corporate world, which carries out research and consultancy for corporate clients. The school hosts a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for business and two subject centres; one for business, management, accountancy and finance and another for hospitality, leisure and sport and tourism – putting it at the heart of business education development in the UK.

Easy to get into? You'll need a degree and at least three years' managerial experience, although those with more than seven years' experience may be considered without a degree.

Glittering alumni: Stephen Ridgeway, managing director, Virgin Atlantic; David De Rothschild, director, Rothschild; Michael McGrath, explorer.

International connections: The school has links with Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Polish Open University, the International Business School in Budapest, the Institute for International Management and Technology in India and Nilai College in Malaysia.

Student profile: The average age is 32 on the full-time MBA and 37 for the executive option. The male-to-female ratio is 60:40 on the taught MBA. The Masters programmes have an average age of 24 and a male-to-female ratio of 45:55.

Cost: The full-time MBA is £19,130; executive is £17,430; and global is £11,500 (£7,900 if you're a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Full-time Masters programmes range from £7,600 to £13,850 and part-time programmes are £3,000 to £14,970.

Who's the boss? Professor Chris Cooper is dean.

Prospectus: Postgraduate: +44 (0)1865 485858; pgenquiries-bus@brookes.ac.uk. Global MBA: +44 (0)1865 485800; mbaoxford@brookes.ac.uk. Full-time and executive MBAs: +44 (0)1865 485858; pgenquiries-bus@brookes.ac.uk; Undergraduate: +44 (0)1865 485858; business@brookes.ac.uk

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