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  • Objectives
    The MBA is a postgraduate; post experience internationally recognised qualification that provides a high standard of knowledge and skills within the generic area of management. Our MBA aims to develop your career by building on your professional and managerial experience. For most graduates the MBA is a fast track for career development or can be the basis from which to develop a new career direction
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Criteria for the MBA should normally include a first degree or a relevant professional or academic qualification deemed to be equivalent standing. In addition applicants should have: A period of work experience incorporating operational responsibilities (usually not less than three years) For those whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of English language proficiency to the level of IELTS 6.5 (to include a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing) or TOEFL 600 to include the Test of Written English (TWE) at 5 or above.
  • Academic Title
    MA Business Administration (MBA)
  • Course description
    Course content
    Designed for mid to senior level managers, experienced team leaders or professionals, it aims to develop your confidence to perform across key functional areas of the business and enhance your capabilities to operate and think more strategically. The MBA enables you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills through experiential and project based learning and have your perceptions and interpretation of business management challenged.

    The core programme content is supported through a choice or electives providing an opportunity to specialise and focus on areas of particular interest to delegates.

    How do you study?
    The part time programme runs on one afternoon and evening per week. The full time mode involves full working weeks of study over no more than 45 weeks in the year.  The consultancy projects each involve a block release of one week. A range of teaching and learning methods are employed on the course including, workshops, case studies, independent research, in addition to the conventional lectures.

    A comprehensive induction programme at the start of the course provides an introduction to:

    -critical thinking
    -studying at postgraduate level
    -using the library effectively
    -introduction to accounting
    -working in teams and personal development

    The course is typically assessed via a combination of work-based assignments, group and individual projects, examinations and an extended research project.

    Degree options
    Individual students have differing work rates and home commitments, and the MBA is designed accordingly to maximise flexibility in its structure and delivery. You can opt to complete your studies within 12 months on a full-time basis (subject to validation) or take up to six years within an existing part-time structure.

    Your future career
    Strategic career and personal development is a theme that runs throughout the programme and aims to develop critical business management skills and offer careers guidance and support.  Successful completion of our MBA provides an opportunity for you to enhance your career both within and outside of your organisation by broadening your understanding and developing specialist expertise.

    Special benefits
    The MBA is a flexible course designed to accommodate your work commitments. Assignments are designed to be directly beneficial to you and your organisation. A consultancy project provides you with the opportunity to put theory into practice in a real-life business setting.

    Resources and facilities
    The School’s professional approach to management education is supported by a high quality suite of teaching rooms and the latest communication and information technology. We provide a high quality management learning environment designed to encourage creative thinking about real world issues confronting you and your organisations. The computing network offers 24-hour access to the University’s computing facilities. If you have a PC or laptop, a range of services off campus are also available, via a suitable internet service provider, including email, electronic library services and Internet based course materials. You'll also have access to a wealth of library materials including over 400,000 books, 2,500 current journals, as well as an extensive audiovisual collection of videos and slides. Electronic library resources form a core part of the support to students, with over 200 databases and 1,500 electronic journals accessible by the eLibrary web portal.

    MA Business Administration (MBA)

    Example modules include:

    -Marketing Principles and Practice
    -Managing Finance, People and Organisations
    -Business Economics
    -Managing Information and Knowledge Strategically
    -Project Management
    -Thinking and Leading Strategically
    -International Business Management
    -UK and International Consultancy Projects
    -Research Methods & Research Project

    Choice of electives.

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