Master of Business Administration Full-time
In Henwick Grove
This course is designed to equip students who have already established a career in business with both the enhanced leadership and management skills required to successfully operate in a middle or more senior management role, and the more detailed expertise demanded from those working within specific discipline areas.
Suitable for: Middle and senior managers in private, public or voluntary sector organisations. Managers about to move into, or aspiring to, a more senior role in. their organisation.
To take into account
The MBA is appropriate for you if you have had previous experience of management in either a commercial or public sector environment. Applicants will normally have gained a second class Honours degree or equivalent in any subject and at least two years management experience at the appropriate level.
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The MBA prepares you to be a skilled and knowledgeable leader who can influence people, offer strategic direction and make good use of financial, human and technical resources. We will help you develop creative thought and insight and challenge you to stretch your natural abilities. Our mixture of theory and practice gives you academic expertise combined with real-world experience.
You will be studying alongside practitioners from a diverse range of business and professional backgrounds, and will benefit from shared experiences of management styles from varying organisations and business cultures. Our student-centred approach emphasises supportive, not competitive, learning. Our approachable staff foster a strong sense of community.
Alongside your academic development, you will be able to develop your key transferable skills, including:
* Project management and problem-solving
* Planning, analysis, organisation and implementation
* Teamwork, leadership, personal efficiency and communication
* Development of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship
Throughout the course you will be encouraged to apply the concepts and theories discussed during your course to real settings. You will have the chance to develop your practical skills throughout the course - including effective communication, team leadership, research, analytical and presentation skills.
In addition, you will be given opportunities to use IT in the preparation and presentation of your work, enabling you to become fully conversant with relevant business technology.
The course includes five modules - Organisational Management, Marketing Management and Financial Management, Strategic Management and Globalisation, and Leadership and Change Management - designed to cover key concepts in the critical areas of business decision-making.
You also choose one option from:
* SME Growth & Entrepreneurship
* Contemporary Issues in the Public Sector
The Masters award will require you to complete a supervised 10,000-word Dissertation. Your Dissertation will commence following successful completion of the module in Research Methods, and will involve one-to-one supervised research into a topic of your choice, perhaps based on your own organisation.
The MBA (Masters in Business Administration) can be studied over two or three years (part-time) or one year (full-time).