This internationally recognised programme will accelerate your career development into highly paid management positions. Aimed at graduates with significant business/management experience, it will significantly enhance your capability to function as a senior manager within a wide range of commercial and service organisations.
You will develop your strategic management knowledge, competence and problem-solving ability. You will also become familiar with international management practice, and the development of effective business cultures and performance enhancement.
Candidates are likely to be mature entrants whose first degree is not in a business and management discipline therefore the curriculum must reflect a general coverage of subject areas. The course is intended to appeal to potential managers throughout the world who want to obtain a postgraduate business programme.
The MBA is designed to draw upon the experience of the candidate and in recognition of the applied nature of the award the programme will emphasise an integrated and practical (professional) orientation over a theoretical approach.
Full-time students take part in a comprehensive programme of organisational visits and speakers programme to enhance their understanding of management practice.
* Financial Management and Control
* Managing and Leading People
* Operations Management
* International Business Environment
* Marketing Management
* Global Corporate Strategy
* Modelling for Decision Making
* Applied Research Methods for Business and Management
Plus one Option from:
* International Marketing
* Managing Diversity
* Project Management
* Service Operations Management
* Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
* Organisational Development and Change
Availability of options will vary from year to year
* You will also complete the following:
* Applied research methods for business and managementDissertation which can be directly related to strategy issues faced in your current organisation
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught through seminars, simulations, project work, and work based activities.
Assessment is through presentations, reports, work-based action research, and peer and self-assessment.
Previous students hold positions such as chief executive of a regional authority, business development manager for an automotive supplier, regional manager for a major building society and directors of major public service practices: nursing, housing and personnel. A number of ex-students have gone on to work in consultancy practice - for example, PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany, and international roles in the electronics industry in the Netherlands.
As a student of the School of Business, Law and Psychology, you will have access to some of the best learning support facilities in the higher education sector.
Our libraries provide computers, printing, photocopying, and inter-library loans. Sunderland also has an extensive electronic library collection, which means you can access much of the information you need online.
You will also benefit from access to 500 computer workstations of the David Goldman Informatics Centre which offers the latest software packages - open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
* Business Studies
* Human Resource Management
* Human Resource Management