The Arden MBA - Oxford College of Business Sri Lanka

Supercharge your career with the Arden MBA

The Arden MBA has been meticulously crafted to serve as a gateway to management and leadership roles, catering to both seasoned professionals and those venturing into the business world for the first time. This comprehensive qualification equips you with the requisite skills and competence necessary to excel in your career journey.

The Arden MBA stands as an excellent choice for individuals aspiring to progress in their management careers, regardless of their existing professional background. Whether you're embarking on your inaugural business role or seeking advancement in senior leadership positions, our program is tailored to meet your needs.

As a member of the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Arden University upholds the highest standards in business education. The University’s innovative approach integrates management theory with real-world application, allowing you to leverage your organization as the focal point of your MBA journey.

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12 months


6 Units + Research Project

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Assignment Based

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The Arden MBA incorporates real-life case studies drawn from diverse industries, providing you with practical insights into the challenges of today’s business landscape. Our commitment to relevance and industry alignment ensures you remain at the forefront of current developments in the ever-evolving business world.

Dive into contemporary business operations and explore emerging trends and innovations essential for strategic business transformations. Our focus on up-to-date, practice-based learning ensures you acquire the specialized skills demanded by today’s dynamic business environment.

Immerse yourself in state-of-the-art virtual business simulations designed to hone your decision-making skills and prepare you for the challenges of future management roles. With professional development at its core, our MBA program instills the confidence needed to thrive in the corporate arena.



Upon completion of the Arden MBA, you’ll possess the real-world skills required to navigate the complexities of today’s agile working environment. Armed with the ability to drive positive business change, you’ll emerge as a highly sought-after candidate by leading employers across diverse industries. Graduates of the Arden MBA are awarded the esteemed CMI Level 7 Diploma and CMI Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) status, bolstering your credentials and setting you apart in the competitive landscape of management careers.


The Arden MBA will engage and inspire you through course modules that have been devised by our experienced business and management practitioners to give your studies a ‘real world’ focus. Our use of live client case studies and practice-based learning will build your confidence in making strategic managerial decisions and provide you with in-demand skills for your future career.

Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to work closely with your peers, exchanging your professional experiences to learn and grow as a group. This will help you establish an international network of fellow professionals with whom you can continue to build inspiring relationships long after your degree comes to a close you complete your studies with us.

You’ll also be taught by an expert and skilled academic team with a diverse mix of business practitioner, consultancy, and research experience, and with some having published in leading-edge academic journals.


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Professional Practice in Business & Management


Competitive Strategy


Financial Management


Introduction to Supply Chain Management


Leading People


Social Media Marketing


Business Project


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With the Arden MBA, you’ll study two subjects at a time over a 12-month period, enabling you to delve deeper into specific topics while balancing personal and professional obligations. This focused approach ensures a comprehensive understanding of key concepts, culminating in the attainment of the full MBA qualification upon completion of seven modules (180 credits).

Bid farewell to traditional exams! At Arden University, we’ve revolutionized assessment methods to showcase your capabilities and apply your newfound knowledge in authentic, real-world situations. From engaging in live projects and client briefs to virtual internships, crafting case studies and reports, delivering compelling presentations, and devising innovative proposals, our assessments mirror the complexities of professional environments.

Furthermore, you’ll have the chance to undertake assignments and spearhead original research projects addressing pertinent management issues pertinent to your role and organization, offering a hands-on approach to learning and growth.


The skills you gain on this course will be transferable to the public and private sector, so the opportunities are endless. By providing you with the same competencies as a traditional MBA, this MBA degree  will give you the portfolio you need to demonstrate senior-level leadership, enhancing your CV for current and future employers.

Embark on a transformative journey with the Arden MBA, emerging not only with a comprehensive MBA qualification but also with invaluable hands-on managerial and technical expertise essential for effective business leadership. Through practical application in real-world scenarios, you’ll enhance your understanding of contemporary business principles, setting the stage for success across various professional domains.

This program offers you the unique opportunity to:

  • Acquire and apply essential management and leadership skills vital for thriving in today’s dynamic business landscape.
  • Navigate the analytical complexities posed by Big Data, gaining insights crucial for informed decision-making.
  • Assess the role of technology in shaping innovative strategic initiatives and securing competitive advantages.
  • Analyze the efficacy of contemporary technological solutions in driving business management and transformations.

Cultivate and refine your managerial and leadership competencies, preparing you for diverse roles and challenges in the professional realm.


Standard entry criteria
To be eligible for our MBA, you should normally have:
• A bachelor’s degree at 2.2 or above, or international equivalent. If your degree was completed over 5 years ago, you will be required to submit a CV with your application.
• Applicants who hold professional qualifications and have 2 years relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply. .

Non-standard entry criteria
The University of Arden welcomes applications from applicants who can demonstrate appropriate work experience. In such cases, at least 5 years of work experience is required for consideration, ideally within a business-related discipline (not limited to accounting and finance). Membership in a professional body is also desirable, but not essential..

Dr. Alison Watson, Head of School at Arden University, unveils the prestigious Arden MBA.


This course awards a CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Man & Leadership Practice and offers CMI Foundation Chartered Manager Status. As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.

Arden University is a member of the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide.

This membership reflects the fact that Arden University has successfully matched the high standards required by the AACSB, and enables the sharing of ideas and the exchange best practises between global business schools. Membership also gives our faculty members access to in-depth data and research to support the development of our courses and teaching methods, ensuring that we are able to provide you with the best possible university experience.

Capsim is an award-winning, market-leading provider of business simulations. Founded in 1985, Capsim has more than 35 years’ experience in creating business simulations and comprehensive assessments for educational programmes.

While studying this degree with us, you’ll have free student access to Capsim, where you’ll be able to build the real-world business skills you need to grow and succeed. Through intuitive, easy-to-use simulations, Capsim tools will provide you with hands-on experience making strategic business decisions in an immersive, engaging environment. Using Capsim, you’ll have a risk-free environment to apply concepts, test new ideas, and gain quality feedback as you compete to grow your business in a dynamic environment.

The BGA is a membership and quality assurance body. As a member, Arden University have signed up to the BGA Charter, committing their institution to responsible management practices and lifelong learning, positively impacting their students, communities, and the economy. This shows our students that we are demonstrating responsible management ourselves, as well as it being a central theme that runs through our own courses.

As Arden University is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), students will receive complementary BGA student and graduate membership. Through this membership, current students will have access to the BGA Career Development Centre, packed with interactive tools, e-learning content, partner discounts and the latest job opportunities. This is a lifetime access, which means students will continue to have access to these services even after they graduate.

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