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

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Student

Recruitment Genius: Graduate Software Developer

£18000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Graduate Software Developer i...

AER Teachers: Graduate Primary TA - West London - Autumn

£65 - £75 per day + competitive rates: AER Teachers: The school is seeking gra...

AER Teachers: Graduate Secondary TA - West London

£65 - £75 per day + competitive rates: AER Teachers: The school is seeking gra...

Ashdown Group: Graduate Developer - Surrey - £25,000

£20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Graduate Developer - Croy...

SPONSORED FEATURES

Day In a Page

Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent
Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference