Why should you join the University of Bedfordshire’s Master of Business Administration (MBA)?

  • Gain a high-quality, prestigious UK MBA, fully delivered in the Maldives
  • Fully accredited in the UK and the Maldives by MQA
  • Complete the fast-track programme in just 12 months, thanks to its innovative delivery model
  • Value for money with flexible payment options
  • Practical learning to help apply knowledge in the workplace immediately
  • Flexible class timings – classes scheduled on a combination of Saturday and Sunday evenings to support those already in employment

Course Description

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification is internationally recognised as an elite business management qualification, often seen as a passport to a successful senior management career. The General MBA from the University of Bedfordshire provides students with knowledge of how people and processes operate within an organisation and the wider environment affecting those organisations. As the world moves towards a more corporate and service-oriented economy, earning an MBA has become an effective way of not only ensuring your employment, but also ensuring your success and marketability in an ever-evolving job market.

An MBA enhances graduates skills by developing their ability to work as an effective team member in strategic-level decision making processes and to lead others. As alternatives to the University of Bedfordshire’s General MBA, students may also choose to enrol in the MBA (Finance) and MBA (Hospital and health Services) programmes offered by the University of Bedfordshire.

Further details of the University of Bedfordshire MBA courses offered at MAPS College are provided in the MBA Course Factsheet.

Awarding Body
This qualification is awarded by the University of Bedfordshire.

MNQF Level
Level 9 Masters Degree (view MQA approval).

Entry Requirements

Applicants who wish to join the MBA must hold an undergraduate degree. Equivalent qualifications will also be considered.

Course Structure

  • Leading and Managing Organisational Resources
  • Strategy and the Global Competitive Environment
  • International and Comparative HRM
  • Business Economics
  • Management Practice
  • Theory into Practice Project

Duration: 1 year

Credits: 120 credits

Intakes: January, July

Mode of Study: Face to Face (Male’ Campus only)

Course Assessments

Assessments are rooted in real life and practical workplace scenarios to enable learning to be transferred to the workplace. Later assessments allow for greater integration and synthesis. Exams are kept to a minimum as the focus is on practical skills such as report writing, presentation and projects.

A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills, including:

  • Individual written reports that allow you to apply theory to case studies for in-depth analysis
  • Business Reports that allow you to demonstrate contextual insight and report professionally on practice
  • Project Plans that requires you to use your knowledge and skills of project management
  • Seminar Papers that allow progressive development of critical analysis skills
  • Project Reports that integrate learning throughout the course applied in practice
  • Business simulation where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.


Students who complete the University of Bedfordshire MBA course may use it as a standalone professional qualification or progress on to a Doctorate degree programme.

How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete application, which can be submitted to College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.

Alongside the MAPS College application form, students are also required to submit a University of Bedfordshire International Application Form.