University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Public Service Management

The Public Service Management MBA will enhance your professional and personal skills, challenge you and your organisation, and aid your career progression into senior managerial positions. By developing your knowledge, confidence and competence, the Public Service Management MBA will help you address complex organisational problems in a fast-changing political and global environment. The course emphasises the need for a combination of soft and hard management skills. It promotes creative problem-solving, communication, multidisciplinary thinking, team work, leadership and management skills. The focus is on developing your knowledge in an applied and integrated way. The MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards - both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership. During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the CMI. Our partnerships with professional associations ensures the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners. Overall, the course aims to deliver a high quality, personalised management learning experience. It has been designed for experienced professionals looking to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and build strategic and change management capability. It will prepare you for the new leadership challenges of the current business climate. Past students include managers from the health, police, prison and fire services, the civil service, the voluntary sector, non-governmental organisations and local authorities.

Entry requirements

At least 3 years management or professional experience, plus a degree or equivalent professional qualification. Applicants with at least 5 years management or professional experience do not need a degree or equivalent qualification. A good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not the students native language English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test is required. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) can strengthen an application.

Course modules

Core modules: Accounting and performance management; collaborative working, communication and marketing; dynamic public service environment; information systems, operations and process management; leadership and ethics; managing people and organisations; services planning and commissioning; a project developing strategic and change capabilities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MBA Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moulsecoomb Campus Brighton BN2 4GA South East

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Business School
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