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  • Objectives
    The MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the first MBA of its kind in Britain. This is a unique programme combining advanced teaching and learning in management with state of the art thinking in corporate social responsibility. This combination allows progressive learning at the leading edge of knowledge in the general discipline of management studies and socially responsible business. The MBA in CSR will enable you to study organisations, including private, public, and not-for-profit organisations, their management, and the changing external environment in which they operate. You will learn to critically evaluate at an advanced level the core business disciplines, while applying business ethics and corporate social responsibility issues across all management disciplines. With this knowledge, you will be ideally placed to develop a career in business and management, as well as the capacity for lifelong learning in global business, and to enhance your personal development.
  • Academic Title
    MBA Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -The Nottingham MBA is among the few UK business schools to rank in the Financial Times MBA 2007, where we rate in the top 20 for career progress and value for money, and score highly for international experience.
    -The MBA programme is also first in the UK and 12th globally in the Aspen Institute's 2005 Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking of the world's most innovative MBA programmes.
    -The programme is ranked in the world's top 100 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (Which MBA?) 2005.
    -The 2008 Times Good University Guide also ranks the School sixth among UK management schools.
    -You can choose to take all or part of your MBA at either the University's campus in Malaysia, at one of our partner business schools, or in Singapore. Edupoll has named our Singapore MBA programmes in partnership with PSB Academy, the "Best Overall UK MBA."
    -We regularly review and update our MBA programmes to ensure that their content is relevant to the changing global business environment.
    -This MBA is offered in conjunction with the School's International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) - the aim of the Centre is to 'lead CSR research and teaching' by developing expertise in the conceptualisation, analysis, implementation and verification of CSR.

    Course Content

    The MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility is the first MBA of its kind in the UK.

    You will study the following core modules in order to develop your knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines within the context of issues relating to corporate social responsibility (e.g. accountability, governance, globalisation, etc.):

    -Accounting and Finance
    -Business Ethics
    -Corporate Governance and Social Accountability
    -Corporate Social Responsibility
    -Management Information Systems
    -Business Economics
    -Managing People
    -Operations Management
    -Strategic Management

    Our top class faculty includes leading specialists in finance, entrepreneurship, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, operations management, and risk and insurance. Therefore, we offer elective modules in these areas and many more.

    French, German, Spanish and Japanese are offered as non-examined options for students who wish to advance their business language skills.

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    A fundamental part of your development as a manager is participation in group work. Our approach to management training is that the most effective way to accelerate learning and management skills is to work with talented peers from many different professional and cultural backgrounds, combined with close interaction with the academic staff.
    Finally, you will be asked to choose to write and be assessed on either a management projecton a business topic of your choice, or a group manageemnt project (with an individual critique/analysis).

    The MBA includes the opportunity of an internship – this offers an exciting challenge and the chance to develop your potential and focus your MBA on your career goals. Your internship experience can make a big difference to your post-MBA career, and your CV stands out, showing that you can put theory into practice.

    Many organisations use internships to assess the potential of new employees. Several Nottingham MBAs have been offered jobs with the business they have worked for, while others found that an internship is an ideal way of gaining exposure to a new sector.

    The Nottingham internship enables you to work on a project in the UK or overseas.

    Course Structure

    The full-time MBA in CSR consists of a set of core modules, a wide choice of elective modules, and a management project or group project; it is taught over one year, full-time.

    The core subjects ensure that all participants study essential areas of management.

    The elective modules and the management project or project allow you to build on these fundamental areas and tailor-make your own version of the Nottingham MBA.

    The semester based part-time MBA is very flexible and can be spread over two to four years. This flexibility allows you to fit the MBA around your work and other commitments.

    Core modules are usually offered twice during an academic year, once during the day and once in the evening.  To facilitate part-time working, most elective modules are offered in the evening every two to three years.  Some elective modules are offered in a one-week intensive course, plus project work.

    Part-time course members take the same core modules and have the same choice of electives as full-time MBAs.

    Each module is usually examined by assessed course work and/or a two-hour exam held after the end of the relevant semester.

    Course members can usually choose up to two elective modules from the School's other MBA programmes.

    The final stage of the MBA involves an individual management project or a group consultancy project with an individual management report.

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