Part-time MBA Enrolments Increase in the UK and MBA Enrolments Grow Worldwide
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Part-time MBA Enrolments Increase in the UK and MBA Enrolments Grow Worldwide PR Newswire LONDON, July 3, 2012 LONDON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications and enrolments in MBA programmes have increased worldwide and in the UK more students are enrolling in part-time MBAs, according to new research from the Association of MBAs released at a press briefing in London today. The Association of MBAs' (AMBA) Intake and Graduation Research showed an increase in MBA applications and enrolments to AMBA-accredited business schools worldwide, with 20% more students applying and 10% more students enrolling on AMBA-accredited MBA programmes across the world. Speaking at AMBA's press event on Tuesday 3 July, Sharon Bamford, Chief Executive, said, "Professionals continue to see the value in the MBA as a career enhancement. In the UK's developed MBA market there is a continued trend towards flexible learning, as the part-time MBA attracts a growing number of applicants and distance-learning is the most popular type of MBA." "Worldwide, AMBA's research shows there is a significant increase in students choosing to study MBAs in growth markets such as China and Latin America," she added. The annual research found that enrolments in part-time MBA programmes at UK business schools accredited by AMBA had increased by 16% in 2011, with each business school seeing an average increase of 13% compared to the previous year.

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Part-time MBA Enrolments Increase in the UK
and MBA Enrolments Grow Worldwide
PR Newswire
LONDON, July 3, 2012
LONDON
,
July 3, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Applications and enrolments in MBA programmes have increased worldwide
and in the UK more students are enrolling in part-time MBAs, according to new
research from the Association of MBAs released at a press briefing in
London
today.
The Association of MBAs' (AMBA)
Intake and Graduation Research
showed
an increase in MBA applications and enrolments to AMBA-accredited business
schools worldwide, with 20% more students applying and 10% more students
enrolling on AMBA-accredited MBA programmes across the world.
Speaking at AMBA's press event on Tuesday 3 July, Sharon Bamford, Chief
Executive, said, "Professionals continue to see the value in the MBA as a career
enhancement. In the UK's developed MBA market there is a continued trend
towards flexible learning, as the part-time MBA attracts a growing number of
applicants and distance-learning is the most popular type of MBA."
"Worldwide, AMBA's research shows there is a significant increase in students
choosing to study MBAs in growth markets such as
China
and
Latin America
,"
she added.
The annual research found that enrolments in part-time MBA programmes at
UK business schools accredited by AMBA had increased by 16% in 2011, with
each business school seeing an average increase of 13% compared to the
previous year.
The research also showed the number of applications onto part-time courses
taught by UK schools overseas more than doubled and enrolments increased by
72% compared with the previous year.
According to the research, 44% of part-time enrolments were on UK business
school programmes taught outside the UK in 2011, compared to 28% the
previous year.
AMBA's
UK Intake and Graduation Report
also showed more students
enrolled in distance-learning programmes than any other mode of delivery, in
the last three years. In 2011, 2,065 students enrolled on distance-learning
MBAs whereas 2,017 enrolled on full-time MBA - this is 29% more than full-time
and 26% more than part-time.
In the UK, the full-time MBA remains the most popular mode of study for MBA
applicants with the
Intake and Graduation Report
showing 65% apply to a
full-time course at business schools accredited by AMBA.
AMBA's research shows 62% of UK business schools accredited by AMBA have
seen full-time MBA enrolments decrease by an average of 15%. However, the
percentage of people who apply and then enroll remains the same, confirming
the world-class postgraduate business education institutions are not
compromising on quality in their MBA programmes.
"Approximately 90% of the students on a full-time MBA in the UK are
international, so it is understandable that factors such as the UK economy,
immigration and the growth in high quality MBA education in their own
countries are starting to have an impact on enrolments to full-time MBAs in the
UK," said Sharon Bamford.
There are 191 business schools worldwide with MBA programmes accredited by
AMBA. There were a total of 120,000 enrolments in accredited MBA
programmes across the world, with 25% of these in
Europe
, 23% in
Latin
America
, 20% in the UK, while enrolments in
China
were 15% of the total figure,
in
Russia
5% and in Australasia 3.5%.
In 2011, more than 26,000 students applied to study for an MBA at an
accredited UK business school and 8,000 students were enrolled onto a course.
These enrolments generate a total of £175 million for UK business schools.
According to AMBA's annual list of scholarships, the UK accredited business
schools offer a total of £4 million in MBA scholarships.
The Association of MBAs' annual
Intake and Graduation Research Series
analyses the applications, offers, enrolments and graduations from accredited
MBA programmes worldwide. The 2012 report is based on numbers from the
2011 business school year.
The total figures for MBA programmes in the UK in 2011 were 41 business
schools, 26,090 applications, 13,484 offers made, 8,081 enrolments and 7,472
graduations.
About the Association of MBAs
The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate
business education. Established in 1967, it sets the global standard for
accrediting MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. The Association currently
accredits more than 650 MBA programmes in 191 schools in 75 countries
worldwide. The Association of MBAs is also a professional membership
association connecting MBA students and graduates, accredited business
schools and MBA employers in more than 110 countries. For more information,
please visit http://www.mbaworld.com.