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Ashridge Global One-Year MBA Program Structure

The Ashridge Executive Education Global One-Year MBA program is a full-time program divided into five modules and an immersion at the beginning of the program with career coaching through the course of 11 months. Specializations in the program are offered in Marketing, Finance, Family Business, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, and Project Management.

The program is offered in seven different locations via the Hult partnership, with options in, Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, New York City, and the Ashridge Estate. In total, the program consists of 54 course credits (U.S. equivalent), or 216 European Credits.


The Ashridge Global One-Year MBA is a full-time program separated into five different modules and one three-week immersion sequence, lasting from September to the following August. The first three modules consist of Business Knowledge courses, Leadership Skills courses, and a seven-month group Business Challenge project. The latter two modules consist of specialized elective courses and the option to study internationally at one or two of Hult’s many abroad locations. Throughout the modules, students will be prepped in career coaching as well.

Class Profile

A recent graduating class from the Ashridge/Hult Global MBA consisted of 56 students representing 20 different nationalities. The average age of students in the course was 37, with nearly 40 percent of participants identifying as female.


Within three months of graduating from the Global One-Year MBA program, 90 percent of students had jobs, with 63 percent of international students on U.S. campuses earning a job in the country. Students earned an average salary of $91,500 after the program with a 99 percent salary increase from their pre-MBA career. Three years after students graduate from the program that salary increases to an average of $110,000 annually. However, students that graduate among the top 10 in the program earned an average of $309,300 annually. Average starting salaries vary slightly depending upon which campus students graduate from.

Career coaching is taught to students throughout the entirety of the Global One-Year MBA.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Total fees for the Ashridge Global One-Year MBA program vary depending upon the location where the student elects to study. On the London campus, for 2018-19, the course costs £52,900. Included in the costs are tuition fees, food accommodations (during class), access to the school’s online study portal, the International Business Experience module that includes flights and accommodations, dinners, access to the alumni network, career coaching, and more. There is an additional $150 USD application fee no matter which location students elect to study at.

Students may fund their education with various scholarship opportunities and many loan services available. Working professionals may also have the chance to pay for their education with support from their employer.

Admissions Procedures

Students applying for the Global One-Year MBA at Ashridge must have scored a minimum of 600 on the GMAT before applying, although students may waive GMAT scores in favor of the Ashridge Admissions Test. Applicants are required to have earned a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution and have at least three years of professional work experience. Those who do not have a Bachelor’s may substitute the degree requirement with five years of professional experience.

International applicants are advised to apply if they have scored at least a 7 on the IELTS, or a 60 on the Pearson Test of English Academic–if necessary. Students from a non-EU country must provide a Tier 4 general visa to be accepted at Ashridge. There is a $150 USD application fee for applying at Ashridge or any other location available via Hult.

Application Deadline

There are a total of seven application deadlines for the Global MBA program, with the early admission deadline falling at the end of September. Students should apply early as the admissions committee will assign students to their prefered campus location on a first-come, first-served basis.

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