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Warwick Business School - Full-Time MBA

Warwick Business School Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Warwick Full-time MBA has one intake per year beginning in September with classes being held during the day.  This program is ideal if you are looking to fully focus on studying or are going through a significant career transition. The program consists of eight required modules designed to provide you with a solid foundation in management, business, and leadership. In addition, you will also study a compulsory non-credit foreign language module.  In addition, the Warwick Full-time MBA offers a wide range of elective modules.  Students are able to customize their MBA by choosing four elective modules such as strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, leadership or international business.

Students also are required to complete a consultancy project, which is an opportunity to consolidate everything you have learned and apply it to real business.  The program is completed with a dissertation based on your consultancy project and is the culmination of everything you have learned during your studies.


The Columbia full-time MBA program requires a total of 60 credits that consist of an 18-credit core curriculum and a minimum of 42 elective credits. At the beginning of the program, students are divided into clusters, groups of 60 or so peers who take most of the first-year core courses together. Each cluster is then broken into five- to six-person learning teams who work together on class projects. Clusters and learning teams are designed to reflect the diversity of the class as a whole and to help students form closer relationships with each other.

The core curriculum consists of two full courses and eight half courses. These full courses are typically worth three credits each, whereas students earn 1.5 credits for half courses. Beginning in the second term, students choose from over 200 elective offerings to complete the rest of the curriculum. Students may assemble their own elective sequences, but can also refer to lists that the school provides of recommended courses for common career paths such as entrepreneurship, healthcare, marketing, media, real estate, value investing, and social enterprise.

Warwick Full-Time MBA Rankings

The Warwick Full-time MBA is ranked first in the UK and 24th in the world by The Economist.

Class Profile

According to the 2019-2020 class profile, the average age of a Warwick Full-time MBA students is 30 years of age.  Students also have an average of 8 years of work experience. There are 40 countries represented with 39% of the class being female. The top pre-employment MBA industry for Warwick Full-time MBA students is financial services, Technology, Consulting, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Energy.

Career Statistics

63 percent of Warwick Full-time MBA students changed industries post-graduation, while 50 percent of the class changed countries. 94 percent of the class changed employers, while 78 percent saw a salary increase.The average base salary was $95,275 with a $17,045 signing bonus. In addition, students also saw an average of $13,402 in additional benefits.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid at the Warwick Full-Time MBA

The tuition for the Warwick Full-time MBA for 2021 entry is $57,335, which includes registration, tuition, examination, graduation, some study materials, flights, visas, and accommodations. To secure your placement you must submit your deposit within four weeks of receiving your offer. The tuition cost does not include residential accommodation, meals, travel – including to overseas modules and placements, graduation robes and photographs, and PIM exchange – including travel, accommodation, subsistence, and registration fee.

The Warwick Business School has a scholarship fund available for admitted students, designed to promote excellence and diversity within each class, across professional sectors, geography, gender and experience.

The Warwick Business School takes a holistic approach when evaluating a candidate’s suitability for a scholarship and applications will be assessed on the following broad criteria:

– Evidence of individual impact

– Alignment with WBS’ core values – Curiosity, Openness, Restlessness and Excellence
– A desire to make a positive difference in the world of business and beyond
– The potential to become a future Change Maker
– The ability to fulfill future ambassadorial duties for The School. Successful applicants are expected to work closely with the marketing and recruitment teams in order to attract future candidates onto the program.

Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis, so candidates who apply early may have a stronger chance of being successful.
Warwick offers a range of scholarships from 20% up to a maximum of 50% in truly exceptional cases.

Scholarships are allocated in the following areas:

Change Maker scholarship: For those who seek to challenge the norm through their impactful drive and vision. To be considered for this scholarship you will need to demonstrate a confident, determined, forward-facing and open-minded attitude with a commitment to making an impact in business.

WBS Inspiring Social Impact scholarship:  For those currently working in the third/public sector who strive to use business as a power
for good. To be considered for this scholarship you will need to demonstrate a commitment to generating better social outcomes and create a positive impact on society.

WBS Inspiring Diversity scholarship: Warwick is looking to bring together people from different backgrounds to share new voices, new viewpoints, and new ideas to drive positive change in the world. This is why they have created this scholarship, aimed at high-performing talent from diverse and non-traditional geographies, backgrounds, and sectors.

WBS Inspiring Women scholarship:  Warwick is committed to working towards a more gender-balanced future for the most senior positions in the boardroom. This scholarship is aimed at females who can demonstrate business excellence and are an inspiring role model to others.

Alumni Loyalty scholarship:  This scholarship is available for Warwick alumni, who possess a thirst for new knowledge, new experiences, and strive to better themselves and the world around them.

Bursaries: A number of bursaries are also available to candidates experiencing economic hardship for reasons beyond their control e.g. severe economic downturn in an economy.


The Warwick Business School requires you to have at least three years’ postgraduate professional business experience. In addition, you must have upper second class honors at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. Warwick also welcomes applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve. Generally you will need a well-balanced GMAT score or a valid GRE score. The average GMAT at the Warwick Full-time MBA is 660. The Warwick Test may be available as an alternative for certain candidates, dependent upon circumstances


Phase Application deadline Shortlisting decision communicated Interview period Application and Scholarship decision date
Round 1 17 Oct 27 Oct 1 Nov – 26 Nov 3 Dec
Round 2 30 Jan 11 Feb 14 Feb – 18 Mar 25 Mar
Round 3 29 May 9 Jun 12 Jun –  14 Jul 21 Jul
Round 4 31 Jul 6 Aug 9 Aug – 27 Aug 31 Aug

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