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  • Objectives
    To equip students with the current and emerging theories, techniques, and practices of management; to provide a stimulating and intellectually demanding environment, in which students are encouraged to engage with the academic literature, case-studies, and each other, whilst reflecting on their own managerial and business experiences; to prepare students for senior management positions in both public and private sector organisations, and to deal with the demands of complex and rapidly changing contexts.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A good second class honours degree from a British University or its equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution; or a graduate level professional qualification plus at least three years relevant work experience. In approved cases substantial managerial experience may be accepted in the place of formal qualifications along with evidence that candidates have the ability to undertake studies at the required level.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Course description
    Course modules

    Core:

    -Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills
    -Marketing Design and Operations
    -Accounting for Managers
    -Strategy, Business Information and Analysis
    -Organisational Behaviour
    -Corporate Finance
    -Business Ethics in a Global Context
    -Research Methodology
    -Dissertation

    Option modules (two from the following – subject to availability)

    -International Finance
    -Business Process Re-engineering
    -Public Services Management
    -Business Forecasting
    -Managing IT and Information Systems
    -Strategic Management of Technology
    -Business in the European Union
    -Competitive Marketing Strategy
    -Business-to-Business Marketing and Supply Chain Management
    -Knowledge Management
    -Employment Law
    -Managing Diversity
    -Cash Management
    -New Venture Strategies
    -Public Administration
    -Benchmarking
    -A Critical Enquiry into Consultancy
    -Critical Perspectives on Corporations and Consumers
    -Critical Approaches to HRM
    -Alternative Economies
    -The Future of Work
    -Marketing of Services
    -Fixing Futures: Trading and Other Narratives
    -Public Finance
    -Accounting Representations: Public and Private Sector
    -Consumption, Society and Culture
    -Shakespeare and Management
    -Teaching and assessment methods
    -A mixture of teaching methods is used, including lectures, group work, case study analysis, guided reading, web board interaction and video conferencing. Student performance is assessed through both assignments and examinations.

    MBA specialisms
    It is possible to specialise within the MBA in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Total Quality Management, Employee Relations and IT Management. To obtain the specialist MBA students must complete all of the core modules, two specialist modules and a dissertation in the chosen specialism

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