University of Leicester MBA Finance


Program Description

University of Leicester Online MBA Finance

Students will learn the skills required for strategic leadership, risk management advice and support and service delivery. Furthermore, students will also develop experience in financial modelling, business planning and producing and presenting detailed reports. The course balances a theoretical approach with the practical application of practice-based learning as you extend your interest in financial decision making and business strategy.

When you join the Leicester MBA, you will be able to combine online and face-to-face learning to suit your needs. The online learning environment lets you study anytime, anywhere, whilst the annual Leicester Masterclass and regular residential workshops held at the Global Centres help you hone the skills that are best-practised face-to-face, giving you unparalleled opportunities to gain cross-cultural experiences. The Global Centres are located in the UK, the Middle East, Southern Europe, and East & West Africa, so you can stay close to home or travel the world to broaden your horizons.

Awarding Body

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is ranked in the top 1% of universities by 'THE' World University Rankings. It was ranked 2nd for Business & Management Studies by the Guardian in 2010 and is consistently ranked in the top 20 in other major national tables including the Times Higher Tables of Tables and Sunday Times.

Times Higher Awards Winner 2007 – 2013.


The MBA programme is offered via part-time distance learning, supported by the University of Leicester online portal Blackboard.

Entry requirements

• An Undergraduate Degree from an approved institution and equivalent to a UK Honours Degree OR an acceptable professional qualification, such as CIMA or ACCA.

• At least 3-5 years relevant working experience.

• Possession of either the University of Leicester’s Diploma in Management or the University of Leicester’s Professional Diploma in Management.

• English language proficiency – an IELTS Test of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing OR a TOEFL Test of 250 (Computer)/575 (Paper)/90 (IBT) OR

• Should you not possess an Undergraduate Degree and wish to apply, you require demonstrating at least 10 years relevant managerial work experience.

Additional specialisations include:

• Human Resource Management (HRM)

• Marketing

Stafford is a Resource Centre for UK Universities in the Middle East and the Levant and was the very first provider of Distance Learning education to be established in Dubai in 1993. Stafford has partnered with the University of Leicester to provide MBA programmes in the Middle-East and also offer courses in various disciplines including Diplomas, Certificates, Masters and Doctorates.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Stafford was formed in 1993, in the UAE, with the sole intention of providing distance education assistance to the business professionals in the Middle East to achieve good quality internationally rec ... Read More

Stafford was formed in 1993, in the UAE, with the sole intention of providing distance education assistance to the business professionals in the Middle East to achieve good quality internationally recognised qualifications that would mark them as serious managers and advance their careers. Starting with 7 students in 1993 over a decade later we are involved with an average of 1000 students a year availing distance education. All are serious minded busy managers proving to the world that they mean to succeed. Stafford is entirely focussed on assisting full-time professionals in business with quality distance learning to accelerate their careers through independent study. Stafford works throughout the Middle East and Levant region offering distance learning Executive MBA’s, Doctorates, BA’s, diplomas and more. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the academic and business success of our students, our excellent relationships with our UK universities, our integrity and the high quality of our academic and administrative support staff. Read less
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