Full Time MBA

3.0
1 opinion
  • 7 of the modules were excellently presented and a lot of contemporary conceptual knowledge was received. Value for money for the 7 modules was well enhanced and effectively applied.
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In Leicester

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Description

  • Typology

    MBA

  • Location

    Leicester

  • Duration

    1 Year

Description


Suitable for: The full-time MBA attracts well-informed students from mature and experienced backgrounds. In recent years we have welcomed students from up to 21 countries for each academic session.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Leicester (Leicestershire)
Ken Edwards Building, University Of Leicester,, LE1 7RH

Starts

On request

To take into account

- Possession of a good UK honours degree or its overseas equivalent OR an acceptable professional qualification - Or possession of either the University of Leicester’s Diploma in Management or the University of Leicester’s Professional Diploma in Management - At least three years’ relevant work experience (relevant work experience means you will have been working in a supervisory, managerial or professional role)

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3.0
  • 7 of the modules were excellently presented and a lot of contemporary conceptual knowledge was received. Value for money for the 7 modules was well enhanced and effectively applied.
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Centre rating

Aleg Whitfield

3.0
01/02/2009
What I would highlight: 7 of the modules were excellently presented and a lot of contemporary conceptual knowledge was received. Value for money for the 7 modules was well enhanced and effectively applied.
What could be improved: The accounting and finance modules were ineffective and VFM was unrealized. The modules were overwhelmed by too many technicalities and concepts were poorly developed and presented. The two modules lacked proper and effective strategy
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Course programme

Course review:

Managers need to be multi-taskers. They need to understand how to motivate staff and how to get the best performance from people; how to market their products or services and meet the demands of their consumers; how to implement processes and systems; and how to manage budgets and understand the impact that financial performance has on strategic decision making. Crucially, they need to understand how all of these activities fit within the context of a rapidly changing, global marketplace.

When you join the MBA at the University of Leicester, you will be making a significant investment in your future. Your decision to join the programme will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. If you demand first rate academic standards, you are willing to have some of your basic managerial assumptions challenged, and are ready for the hard work involved, you will find studying the MBA programme to be a rewarding and enriching experience.

Aims and Objectives
-The MBA programme has been designed to cover the spectrum of management subjects, calling on a wide range of expertise. It allows you to concentrate on general management or to tailor the course to suit your individual career needs.

- The Leicester MBA provides you with the skills necessary to become a competent and capable manager in today’s global business environment. The course will enhance your ability to evaluate and analyse evidence and implement appropriate solutions in any business environment.

- You will develop the skills to think creatively and strategically about a wide range of business issues, alongside an awareness of cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a cross-cultural, multi-national, team-based environment.

Professional Recognition

The Leicester MBA is one of a small number of UK courses to have obtained accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The University of Leicester School of Management has been appointed a Government Procurement Services’ supplier, one of only three ‘approved suppliers’ of distance learning MBAs to the public sector in the UK.

This programme has been approved by The Chartered Institute of Marketing to provide direct entry onto the CIM’s Professional Certificate in Marketing.

Course Structure

The programme is assessed by a mixture of continuous assessment and examination. You will complete a piece of assessed work for each of the modules.

Stage One – September to December
Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills: Provides requisite quantitative awareness, analysis of the production of 'knowledge' within management, encourages you to begin developing personal skills necessary for academic and business environments.

Organisational Behaviour: Examines organisational culture, motivation, groups and organisation, organisational development, human resource issues, structure and work organisation.

Accounting for Managers: Accounting information for decision making, planning and control; cost and activity management; the budgeting process; performance appraisal; investment appraisal.

Marketing Design and Operations: Examines integration of marketing and product design, strategy and product marketing, identifying new markets from product innovation, marketing and product delivery.

Strategy, Business Information and Analysis: Examines the nature of strategy, the role of rationality, learning and the organisation, managing risks, competitive advantage, creating strategic objectives.

Stages Two and Three – January to May
Corporate Finance: The firm; equity; debt; derivatives, the cost of capital, off-balance-sheet finance, gearing and dividend decisions, company valuation and asset pricing; portfolio management and capital markets, takeovers, mergers and corporate re-structuring.

Business Ethics in a Global Context: What are ethics? Why are ethics important? Traditional examinations of ethics, a 'new' ethics, legitimacy and corporate life, corporate social responsibility.

Two electives from the following: Alternative Economies; A Critical Inquiry into Consultancy; Managing Diversity; Critical Approaches to HRM; Knowledge Management; Managing Information: Technology & Systems; Performance Measurement: Quantitative Approaches; Business-to-Business Marketing & Supply Chain; Quantitative Marketing Intelligence; Developments in Business Finance; Financial Option Pricing; Management Accounting; International Finance and Globalisation; Public Finance; Corporate Governance; Social and Environmental Accounting

Stage four – May to September
Research Methodology and Dissertation: You will first produce a short proposal outlining the intended area of research. During the course of the project process you will identify an appropriate management issue, apply theoretical knowledge to a particular organisational situation in order to produce realistic and critically informed analysis. This stage of the MBA provides an opportunity for you to integrate and inter-relate concepts, techniques and competencies acquired in the course of the programme.

MBA Specialisms

We offer you the choice of studying for a general MBA or opting to follow one of our specialist routes:

- MBA (Employee Relations)
- MBA (Finance)
- MBA (IT Management)
- MBA (Marketing)
- MBA (Quality Management

To follow a specialist route, you must study two elective modules and write a dissertation relevant to your chosen specialism.

Full Time MBA

Price on request