MBA MAster of Business Administration

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  • Course description
    The Strathclyde Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised management qualification aimed at talented, ambitious and well-qualified people with solid business experience.

    In particular it:

        * thoroughly prepares you for higher level, policy-forming positions
        * allows you to make a successful career move from one field or industry to another
        * allows a smooth progression from a technical specialism to general management
        * polishes the skills and enhances the abilities of people working for themselves or about to set up in business

    What are the prime benefits?


        * A broad understanding of business and management issues
        * Strategic orientation and the ability to successfully implement the strategies formulated
        * Development of management skills, techniques and competences
        * Self-awareness as a manager and leader
        * Increased confidence in all areas of business

    Career Development:

        * Enhanced promotion prospects
        * New career opportunities
        * Greater career security
        * Access to the extensive Strathclyde MBA alumni network

    What are the benefits for employers and sponsors?

    Improved corporate performance:

        * Greater understanding of corporate goals
        * More knowledgeable and successful management
        * Advanced communication through mutual understanding
        * Greater awareness of external influences and recognition of the need for a quality customer focus and market orientation
        * Increased potential for the effective utilisation of valuable corporate, human and other resources

    Human Resource Development:

        * Greater ability to attract and retain high potential managers
        * Flexible approach to management education
        * Structured development of individual managers
        * Integral part of succession planning and development of tomorrow's leaders

    Programme Syllabus

    The Strathclyde MBA is based on collaborative learning - students share work experience, knowledge understanding and skills.

    The overall process of the Strathclyde MBA is summarised as follows:

        * You begin with the skills and learning processes vital to the adaptive manager
        * Then you explore the contribution of specialist areas to management and organisations
        * Followed by developing an understanding of techniques and theories of management and strategy, and integrating the diverse areas of theory and practice
        * Subsequently, you choose your path towards further development
        * Finally, you launch your post-MBA career as an on-going learner – fully able to understand, implement and manage different forms of thinking and practice.

    Module 1: The Learning Manager

    Developing the skills and concepts of management and learning.

    The first module of the Strathclyde MBA, The Learning Manager is based on the belief that a successful manager never stops learning. It is designed to provide you with an holistic, integrated understanding of personal and managerial effectiveness.

    It fully explores the concepts and skills of management and learning, and is not only applied and developed throughout your MBA studies, but throughout your career.

    This developmental approach promotes and translates learning into practice, and is a vehicle for you to analyse aspects of yourself as a manager - how you learn and interact with others and your business thinking.
    Module 1: The Learning Manager : 3 Credits

    Developing the skills and concepts of management and learning.

    Module 2: Management Fundamentals and Processes : 78 Credits

    Exploring the languages, concepts, skills and application of specialist areas from the perspective of the general manager.
    Module 3: Management, Strategy and the International Environment : 45 Credits

    Developing as a manager in modern, complex organisations - practice and theory for managing continuity and strategic change.
    Module 4: Personal/Subject Development : 6 Credits each

    Choose where to develop further - three electives.
    Module 5: MBA Project : 36 Credits

    An in-depth exploration of an issue of importance to you and a vehicle for managing your learning

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