London Metropolitan University: Master of Business Administration (Architecture) (MBA)

InstitutionLondon Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Business and Management
Study type Taught


**Why study this course?**

The MBA (Architecture) offers you the opportunity to develop your expertise as business managers and leaders in the profession. The course addresses key business functions and considers the practices and contexts for strategic leadership. Studying with both The Cass and the Guildhall School of Business and Law, you'll benefit from the unique setting of an established business school and a leading architecture school.

**More about this course**

The MBA (Architecture) provides the opportunity for you to develop an understanding of key business functions whilst also developing your role as a leader within the profession and in your practice. The course is located jointly at the Guildhall School of Business and Law and The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. This unique placement offers you the opportunity to learn alongside business leaders from other sectors while being immersed in the multidisciplinary community of The Cass with its strong emphasis on practice and innovation.

Embedded within the MBA programme are the principles of ethics, responsibility, inclusion, diversity and sustainability.

Research skills training will equip you to lead strategic research into the performance of organisations, the nature of audiences, and theories and strategies of engagement. Studying at The Cass you'll benefit from proximity to creative and participatory research methodologies undertaken across subject areas. Our architecture school is widely recognised for its engagement with communities and design as research.

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Qualification MBA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

You will be required to have a minimum RIBA Part 3 or equivalent post-graduate qualification in architecture. In addition to this you will need at least two years’ postgraduate experience in a managerial role within an architectural practice or client organisation.

Evidence of this will need to be confirmed by two letters of reference.

A full university application form will need to be submitted which includes a detailed statement to support your application to the course. You should also submit an up-to- date CV and copies of award certificates.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. English language 6.5 average.

Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).


Individual and group presentations, essays, case studies, reports, research proposals and a final project in the form of a research report.


Modules include:

Entrepreneurship for Creative Professionals (pathway module)
Accounting and Finance for Managers (core)
Leadership and Strategic Management (core)
People and organisations: principles and practices in global contexts (core)
Marketing, Marketing Communications, and Operations (core)
Management, Learning and Research (core)
Business Research Project (core)

Modules are 20 Level 7 credits Accreditation of Prior Learning for the UK taught RIBA Part 3 examination

Location Moorgate
84 Moorgate
City of London


EU 8600 GBP for Whole course
England 8600 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 8600 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 8600 GBP for Whole course
Wales 8600 GBP for Whole course

London Metropolitan University


Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects, or simply pursue your passion, London Metropolitan University is an excellent choice for postgraduate study.

First-rate teaching
Teaching standards at the University have been ranked above some of the capital’s most prestigious institutions.  London Met’s lecturers will inspire you with their passionate teaching and extensive industry experience. The University also has more academics with Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowships than the sector average. Over 40% of academics are fellows, compared to the sector average of 23% (reported in February 2016).

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