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A Masters in Business Administration is one of the most highly respected business degrees available. Graduates often report that an MBA has helped them secure their dream job. Read more

A Masters in Business Administration is one of the most highly respected business degrees available. Graduates often report that an MBA has helped them secure their dream job. You'll learn essential skills and knowledge from the best in business, who will help you develop into a leader of the future.

Our MBA aims to improve your effectiveness as a manager or leader and so transform prospects for managerial careers or help encourage individual entrepreneurship. The course has been designed with input from employers from large to small firms, from both public and private sectors.

The course provides you with a comprehensive overview of international management and business issues within a framework that allows you to develop particular areas of expertise through a choice of optional modules and a personal dissertation.

Course detail

Whether you're looking to progress your existing career, change career direction or give yourself the best possible start to a business career, an MBA can transform your prospects. This course is available part-time or full-time, so can you can fit it around existing commitments.

You will benefit from:

• experienced lecturers

• live industry case studies

• using academic research to solve real-world problems

• an enduring and supportive network

• dual accreditation – CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

• a focus on enhancing your investigative and research skills to solve business/management problems.

We also aim to help you develop professionally by combining intellectual, analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills with professional drive and ambition. This will prepare you to become an entrepreneur or succeed in businesses across the world.

Modules

Core:

• Accounting for Decision Makers

• Global Marketing and Digital Business

• Strategy and Entrepreneurship

• Managing People

• Business Intelligence

• Business Ethics in Action

• MBA Project (including taught part on research methods).

Optional modules:

• Contemporary Marketing Challenges

• Logistics and Supply Chain Management

• Project Management

• Corporate Financial Management

• Employment Law

• International Advertising and Corporate Communication

• New Venture Development.

MBA Saturday Part-time Intensive

Our Saturday part-time intensive MBA has three start dates- September, January, and May. The duration is 21 months and all modules are the same as the full and part-time versions except there are only two optional modules to choose from:

• New Venture Development

• Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Career and study progression

Upon course completion our MBA students feel more confident and many have moved into growth areas such as banking, consulting, Government and not-for-profit sectors in the international arena while others are running their own successful businesses.

Our MBA postgraduates now work with companies such as:

• Citibank

• Accenture

• GlaxoSmithKline

• NHS Trusts

• BBC

• Yahoo

• Starbucks

• Continental Tyres

• The Times India

• Jarvis Hotels

• The Guardian.

Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Doctorate study enables you to develop research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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Why study at Roehampton. Our course is taught at our beautiful collegiate campus just 20 minutes from the centre of London, one of the leading global centres for business. Read more

Why study at Roehampton

  • Our course is taught at our beautiful collegiate campus just 20 minutes from the centre of London, one of the leading global centres for business.
  • Students on this programme will have access to the Chartered Management Institute's dedicated resource portal, ManagementDirect for the duration of their studies. This online resource provides a plethora of tools and content designed to support and enrich their learning journey.
  • It is one of the most competitively-priced MBAs in London.
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Complete University Guide 2018)

Course summary

The Roehampton MBA is designed to prepare students for the challenges of senior management within an international environment. You will gain a foundation in the key operational and functional areas of business and management, and develop knowledge on strategic management and decision-making. You will be supported in your own personal development, through activities aimed at enhancing managerial skills and taking your career to the next level.

Key areas of study

  • A foundation in the key operational and functional areas of business and management (for example, finance and accounts, marketing, human resource management and organisational analysis) together with an appreciation of the contemporary context of business.
  • A personal development programme that includes activities aimed at enhancing managerial skills and the opportunity to take an optional course to develop specific managerial knowledge in depth; for example, in the fields of marketing, human resource management, information systems or finance.
  • A strategic and integrative appreciation of management challenges, including an exploration of senior managerial decision making, and the implications of change and innovation.
  • The application of knowledge to a personally selected management project, reported as a dissertation and supported by a business research methods module.

Modules

Here are some of the modules we currently offer:

Core modules (Autumn term)

  • Strategy, Change and Leadership
  • International Management and Human Resource Management 
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Managerial & Personal Development

Core module (Spring term)

  • Management Research Methods
  • Financial and Performance Management

Optional modules (40 credits)

  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Managing Ethics and Professional Issues
  • International Capital Markets and Banking
  • Managing Projects
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing
  • Brands and Brand Management
  • Contemporary Issues in International HRM

The following module is compulsory for MBA students only:

  • Dissertation

Career and personal development

MBA students have the opportunity to participate in a range of talks and activities designed to help them develop their personal and career management skills. Some past examples are described below.

Guest speaker sessions

John Lees, an internationally recognised career coach and careers writer, shared a number of insights into the changing job market and the skills individuals need to manage their career. Students were provided with a number of practical tools to help them identify their skills, focus on their career drivers, as well as think about their ideal job and the strategies needed to secure employment in a world where many jobs are never advertised.

Vicky Reeves, entrepreneur and Managing Director of the London-based web solutions company ChameleonNet, gave an inspiring and candid talk on the highs and lows of developing a successful business. She talked about how she has grown the company from a micro business to one that now employs around 30 people. She spoke about the skills that she has developed along the journey, how to go about getting the right advice and support, as well as providing some humorous stories to demonstrate the creative skills needed when running your own business.

Group projects

Students have worked on a number of group projects. One of these involved producing a design proposal for a dedicated postgraduate common room within the School. The objectives being to build a more cohesive postgraduate community; create a ‘third place’ to exchange ideas, share knowledge and maximise the resources of the University and thus improve the Roehampton learning experience among the postgraduate community. Students were given a budget to work within and had to present their proposals to a number of key decision makers across the University.

Beyond your MBA

The Roehampton MBA is fully recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Successful completion of the programme leads to eligibility for membership of the CMI and the potential to gain chartered manager status.

Career support

You can seek guidance from professional staff from Roehampton’s Career Service to develop your career path on completion of the MBA. You can browse through the comprehensive careers library, which holds an extensive range of occupational information, literature from professional bodies, and self-help materials on CVs, applications and interviews. You can also arrange individual, confidential interviews to discuss career plans, applications, interviews and job offers. In addition to the drop-in services offered, you will be invited to attend regular workshops, fairs and presentations by employers and careers experts.

Class dynamics

  • Students come from around the world.
  • Students are not normally accepted unless they have at least two years' post-graduation employment experience.
  • You can expect an average class size of 20 students.
  • Mostly we see an even balance of females and males.
  • Most students are sponsored by companies.

Research areas

  • Organisational behaviour
  • Business ethics
  • Career development
  • Outsourcing of IT provision
  • Brands and brand management
  • Technology marketing
  • International capital and financial markets
  • International banking
  • Social enterprise
  • Accounting

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Designed for those with 2 or more years' work experience who wish to gain a postgraduate degree which integrates the business areas of strategic leadership, corporate strategy, strategic marketing, corporate finance, supply chain management, human resource management, globalization and knowledge economy and sustainability. Read more
Designed for those with 2 or more years' work experience who wish to gain a postgraduate degree which integrates the business areas of strategic leadership, corporate strategy, strategic marketing, corporate finance, supply chain management, human resource management, globalization and knowledge economy and sustainability.

This course has a part time option - for more information, please view this web-page: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/mba-pt-dtpmbu6/

MBA Pathways

There are several pathways to select for this course, including:
-Design and Innovation
-Entrepreneurship
-Culture Strategy
-Legal Management

Please view the website to find out more about each individual pathway: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/mba-ft-dtfmbu6/

Induction and Academic Skills Development

Alongside a welcome to Newcastle and the North East of England, with a range of cultural visits, we will begin your programme of study with us with a one week induction where you will learn about the university, the programme, meet the team, meet your fellow learners and learn more about the modules and assessments and gain a detailed introduction to the learning resources and support available. The Induction Programme will cover:
-Introduction about Northumbria University, Newcastle Business School and Corporate Executive Department (CED)
-MBA Programme Overview
-Teaching and Leaning at CED Meeting with MBA teaching team
-Academic Skills

Core Features

-A research and practiceinformed curriculum designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to lead organisations, develop strategy and build key sustainable strategic marketing, human resource, operations and financial plans.
-Enhance knowledge and understanding of current organisational trends and key business issues.
-Develop critical thinking, experiential learning and business practice.
-Engage in an individualised leadership and career development programme to enhance your career potential.
-Access coaching and mentoring opportunities.
-Apply your learning to real life situations through business clinic projects.

Module Overview

BM0466 - Research Development Workshops (MBA programmes) (Core, 0 Credits)
HR0877 - Management Investigation (Core, 60 Credits)
HR4039 - Shaping Globally Responsible Leaders (Core, 30 Credits)
HR4040 - Leadership Development Programme (Core, 0 Credits)
LA0327 - Legal Issues in Managing Organisations and Avoiding Liability (Optional, 30 Credits)
SM4009 - Understanding strategic challenges in the knowledge economy (Core, 30 Credits)
SM4010 - Creating and Managing Competitive Organizations (Core, 30 Credits)
SM4011 - Entrepreneurship (Optional, 30 Credits)
SM4012 - The Power of Emerging Market: Chinese Business in the Global Environment (Optional, 30 Credits)
SM4013 - Shaping Public Governance (Optional, 30 Credits)
SM4014 - Contemporary Issues in Business and Management Practice (Optional, 30 Credits)
SM4015 - Programme Induction and Academic Skills (Core, 0 Credits)
SM4017 - MBA Forum (Core, 0 Credits)
SM4019 - Design and Innovation Strategy (Optional, 30 Credits)
SM4020 - International Study Mission (Core, 0 Credits)
TM4056 - Managing Business in Creative and Culture Industries (Optional, 30 Credits)

Who Should Apply

The Newcastle Business School MBA will challenge you, develop your ability to change and enhance your existing working practices. It offers the opportunity to interact in a highly engaging manner so you can take your leadership capability to new heights.

Our MBA is an innovative postgraduate work-related degree programme delivered over one year, providing an excellent learning platform for aspiring or existing leaders.

The programme is specifically designed for those with two or more years’, work experience usually in a supervisory or management role and wishing to gain a postgraduate degree that integrates the key aspects of business such as leadership, management, sustainability, marketing, management accounting, supply chain management, human resource management, the knowledge economy, globalisation, strategic analysis and strategic planning.

The full-time MBA also provides an opportunity for you to specialise further and choose a pathway in the areas of Design and Innovation Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Culture Strategy and Legal Management.

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With a focus on practical application as well as theoretical knowledge, you’ll develop in a way that will take your career to new heights. Read more

With a focus on practical application as well as theoretical knowledge, you’ll develop in a way that will take your career to new heights.

Under the guidance of experts with extensive business experience, you will:

-Develop your management and leadership skills

-Improve your understanding of the importance of creativity and innovation

-Learn effective strategies for presenting and selling your ideas

Our MBA will help you to bring new skills and ideas to your business to compete more effectively within your business sector.

You’ll look at transformational skills – focusing on attitudes, behaviours and communication, and including creativity and innovation, negotiation, presentation, collaboration and teamwork, pro-active behaviour, critical thinking and problem-solving – alongside the more traditional management and leadership areas.

How will I study?

The full-time MBA is taught over one year and consists of eight taught modules (seven core modules plus one option) with an MBA Final Project or report.

Each module uses a blend of learning methods consisting of:

-Two two-day blocks of teaching time (Friday to Saturday)

-Focused discussion

-Web-supported independent study

In between modules, you study independently and have the opportunity to work on real organisation projects.

Part of your assessment is based on the application of knowledge and skills to practical examples from your own working experience. Other assessment includes:

-Formal examinations/class tests

-Individual written work (such as essays, assignment reports or case analyses) and

-Group work including written reports and/or presentations

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Sussex MBA Scholarships of up to £5000 are available - please visit here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/masters-scholarships/view/857-Sussex-MBA-Scholarships

For more information on all other Masters Scholarships visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/masters-scholarships

Careers

Our MBA is for you if you’re interested in mid-career development or want a general management qualification.

You’ll be able to:

-Understand different approaches to business administration

-Apply a critical evaluation of these approaches to current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of your field

-Apply these methods to make sound professional judgements, and to be able to communicate these clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences

-Demonstrate originality, self-direction and autonomy in planning and implementing business administration in organisations



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With a focus on practical application as well as theoretical knowledge, you’ll develop in a way that will take your career to new heights. Read more

With a focus on practical application as well as theoretical knowledge, you’ll develop in a way that will take your career to new heights.

Under the guidance of experts with extensive business experience, you will:

-Develop your management and leadership skills

-Improve your understanding of the importance of creativity and innovation

-Learn effective strategies for presenting and selling your ideas

Our MBA will help you to bring new skills and ideas to your business to compete more effectively within your business sector.

You’ll look at transformational skills – focusing on attitudes, behaviours and communication, and including creativity and innovation, negotiation, presentation, collaboration and teamwork, pro-active behaviour, critical thinking and problem-solving – alongside the more traditional management and leadership areas.

How will I study?

The part-time MBA is taught over two years and consists of eight taught modules (seven core modules plus one option) with an MBA Final Project or report.

Owing to its modular structure the start date is flexible. The part-time course allows you to balance study with work, family and other commitments.

Each module uses a blend of learning methods consisting of:

-Two two-day blocks of teaching time (Friday to Saturday)

-Focused discussion

-Web-supported independent study

In between modules, you study independently and have the opportunity to work on real organisation projects.

Part of your assessment is based on the application of knowledge and skills to practical examples from your own working experience. Other assessment includes:

-Formal examinations/class tests

-Individual written work (such as essays, assignment reports or case analyses)

-Group work including written reports and/or presentations

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Sussex MBA Scholarships of up to £5000 are available - please visit here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/masters-scholarships/view/857-Sussex-MBA-Scholarships

For more information on all other Masters Scholarships visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/masters-scholarships

Careers

Our MBA is for you if you’re interested in mid-career development or want a general management qualification.

You’ll be able to:

-Understand different approaches to business administration

-Apply a critical evaluation of these approaches to current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of your field

-Apply these methods to make sound professional judgements, and to be able to communicate these clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences

-Demonstrate originality, self-direction and autonomy in planning and implementing business administration in organisations



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This programme uses the traditional content and curriculum of MBA studies and is tailor-made for future leaders in private and public life. Read more

This programme uses the traditional content and curriculum of MBA studies and is tailor-made for future leaders in private and public life. The MBA programme focuses on specific areas such as entrepreneurship, corporate finance, business to business marketing, organisational management, EU institutions, ethical issues in the international business environment, and more. In the programme design, key words are comparability, practicability and extensiveness, which all can be summed up in one concept – quality. Students will become experts in how to successfully do international business and they have the opportunity to study business environment in the Baltic countries, Scandinavia, Russia, and the EU.

Key features

  • According to Eduniversal Masters ranking, TTÜ School of Business and Governance`s MBA programme is among 10 best in Eastern Europe
  • Largest and most international faculty of business and economics in Estonia
  • Many opportunities for start-up businesses, business model competitions and international summer schools
  • Programmes provide a good blend of theoretical knowledge coupled with practical results-oriented training

The students can choose the topics for their graduation thesis among the subjects in basic, core and special studies and get knowledge about thesis writing in special Master Thesis workshop specialized in management, marketing, finance and accounting.

Future career options

Some 80% of Estonian top CEOs, public leaders and managers are graduates of TTÜ School of Business and Governance (according to the statistics carried out by Estonian business paper Äripäev). Many of today's graduates' knowledge and skills are recognised in diverse sectors; from the banks to ministries and from IT and telecommunication companies to finance and manufacturing industries. Great career success stories of our MBA graduates are mentioned daily in the mass media. The career perspectives and opportunities are not limited to the field of Business Administration, but are also present in IT, Marketing, Finance, Governance and many other areas.

Course outline

As in many leading schools, TTÜ School of Business and Governance’s MBA curriculum blends current academic theories with practical business knowledge. The MBA program focuses on specific areas such as entrepreneurship, organizational management, EU institutions, ethical issues in the international business environment, and more.

By choosing to study for an MBA at the School of Business and Governance, you choose to learn how to be a leader. You will have opportunities to become an expert in how to successfully do business in the Baltic countries, Scandinavia, Russia, and the EU.

Many of today's leaders in Estonia and this region are graduates from TTÜ School of Business and Governance. Their knowledge, skills, and experience are recognized in diverse sectors; from the central bank to ministries and from IT and telecommunication companies to finance and manufacturing industries.

TTÜ School of Business and Governance is an international and progressive school, delivering and applying original business thinking and teaching, informed by the contemporary commercial environment. 80% of Estonian top managers are graduates of TTÜ School of Business and Governance (according to the statistics of Estonian business paper Äripäev).

In programme design the key words are comparability, practicability and extensiveness, which all can be summed up in one concept – quality. Comparability of programmes provides an opportunity to successfully participate in student exchange programmes, and in the future, to continue studies at doctoral level in any renowned university in the world.

Faculty

TTÜ School of Business and Governance

FORTUNATUS PER SCIENTIAM! – Success through knowledge!

TTÜ School of Business and Governance has been providing business education for 75 years. That makes the School of Business and Governance the oldest and the biggest school with its approximately 2000 students in its field in Estonia. TTÜ School of Business and Governance is the market leader in providing university level education in economics and business administration in Estonia

The majority of the leaders in the business and economic sector of Estonia are graduates of TTÜ School of Business and Governance. Great career success stories of our MBA graduates are mentioned daily in the mass media. The career perspectives and opportunities are not limited to the field of Business Administration, but are also present in IT, Marketing, Finance, Governance and many others.

As in many leading schools Economics and Business Administration, TTÜ School of Business and Governance's academic trends blend with practical and professional knowledge. Priorities of our MBA programme focus on finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, institutions of the EU, theory of organization and management, business ethics, domestic and international business and more. By choosing the MBA programme at TTÜ School of Business and Governance, you will learn how to become a leader. The curriculum of this programme uses the traditional content of MBA studies. You will also have an opportunity to become an expert in the fields of the Baltic Region, the European Union, Scandinavia and Russia.

A major portion of today’s leaders in Estonia’s business and economy sector are graduates of TTÜ School of Business and Governance. Their knowledge and skills are recognized in diverse sectors – from the central bank to the ministries, from the information technology and telecommunication companies to the commercial banks and industry.

Curriculum

Structure of curriculum

After graduation

  • Graduates are working as middle and leading specialists in Estonian enterprises as well as abroad, in the European Union and elsewhere. Many of today's leaders in Estonia and this region are graduates from TTÜ School of Business and Governance. Their knowledge, skills, and experiences are recognized in diverse sectors; from the central bank to ministries and from IT and telecommunication companies to finance and manufacturing industries.
  • All graduates interested in scientific research can candidate for PhD programme places at TTÜ School of Business and Governance.


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This one year full-time programme is an invigorating and transformative journey. Our internationally recognised and top-ranking programme opens doors to exceptional career opportunities and to our global community of business leaders. Read more
This one year full-time programme is an invigorating and transformative journey. Our internationally recognised and top-ranking programme opens doors to exceptional career opportunities and to our global community of business leaders.

Programme Information

The single most differentiating feature of the programme is the focus on live action learning. You will undertake 3 full-time projects focusing on real strategic issues in a range of companies. The programme is also designed to develop your leadership skills and self-knowledge. You will be assigned a highly qualified personal coach to guide your through a range of psychometric tests focusing on the key areas required for professional and personal growth.

The teaching includes 16 taught modules and a choice of electives delivered via a mix of lecturers, guest speakers, live action learning, projects and workshops International residency weeks include Belgium, China (optional) and South Africa (optional).

Class Profile

Average Age: 32
Average Work Experience: 9 years
Number of Nationalities: 17
Ratio of Women to Men: 45:55

Career Opportunities

29% average salary increase post-MBA within 3 months of graduation
87% of students secured job offers within 3 months (of the total seeking new positions)
50% of graduates secured positions outside of Ireland

Our dedicated career development team will help you identify your ideal career path and provide tailored advice on how best to achieve your career goals. Though workshops and one-to-one coaching, you will be introduced to our portfolio of company recruiters. As a member of the Trinity MBA alumni you will have lifelong access to this service. As Ireland’s leading MBA programme, employers from all industries aggressively recruit our graduates.

Our dedicated career development team will help you to identify your ideal career path and provide tailored advice on how to achieve your career goals. Through workshops, one-to-one coaching, career psychometric tests and visits from top global employers, students are introduced to our portfolio of company recruiters. The New York Times ranked Trinity in the top 150 global universities in terms of universities’ employers rated most highly.

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This two year part-time programme is an invigorating and transformative journey. Our internationally recognised and top-ranking programme opens doors to exceptional career opportunities and to our global community of business leaders. Read more
This two year part-time programme is an invigorating and transformative journey. Our internationally recognised and top-ranking programme opens doors to exceptional career opportunities and to our global community of business leaders.

Programme Information

The two year part-time programme delivers the exact same learning and insights as the full-time programme, spread out over two years. It is designed to enable students to study as well as fulfill work and other commitments.

Classes are delivered on Monday and Tuesday evenings and a limited number of Saturday and block sessions. The teaching includes 16 taught modules and a choice of electives delivered via a mix of lecturers, guest speakers, live action learning, projects and workshops International residency weeks include Belgium, China (optional) and South Africa (optional).

The single most differentiating feature of the programme is the focus on live action learning. You will undertake 3 full-time projects focusing on real strategic issues in a range of companies. The programme is also designed to develop your leadership skills and self-knowledge. You will be assigned a highly qualified personal coach to guide your through a range of psychometric tests focusing on the key areas required for professional and personal growth.

Class Profile

Average age: 37
Average work experience: 14 years
Ratio of Women to Men: 50:50

Career Opportunities

29% average salary increase post-MBA within 3 months of graduation
87% of students secured job offers within 3 months (of the total seeking new positions)
50% of graduates secured positions outside of Ireland

Our dedicated career development team will help you identify your ideal career path and provide tailored advice on how best to achieve your career goals. Though workshops and one-to-one coaching, you will be introduced to our portfolio of company recruiters. As a member of the Trinity MBA alumni you will have lifelong access to this service. As Ireland’s leading MBA programme, employers from all industries aggressively recruit our graduates. The New York Times ranked Trinity in the top 150 global universities in terms of universities’ employers rated most highly.

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Our Master's programme in Business Administration - unlike other similar programmes - emphasises the social processes that constitute organisations. Read more

Our Master's programme in Business Administration - unlike other similar programmes - emphasises the social processes that constitute organisations. How do social processes determine the ways in which organisations and management operate and perform? In addition, in Nijmegen we have chosen an integrated approach. This focus on the big picture, including social relationships is what creates a better understanding of the importance of good management and can eventually improve the performance of organisations of all kinds.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/business/

Before the programme starts, you will choose a specialisation:

- Business Analysis and Modelling

- Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management

- International Business

- Marketing

- Organisational Design and Development

- Strategic Human Resource Management

- Strategic Management

Theory and action-based learning

This programme is closely associated with the research carried out within the Institute of Management Research, where the focus is on research into relationship management, institutional dynamics, decision making and innovative management. You will become familiar with both the theoretical and practical aspects of your special subject. The programme combines a thorough training in methodology with action-based learning: you apply the theory you have learned to concrete cases and learn to develop appropriate solutions. And in our Visa Skills Lab, students use computers to make scenario analyses and simulate decision-making processes within organisations.

Truly international

We provide internationally oriented education and research training. Our students have the opportunity to take part in a Master’s level project on European Human Resource Management, a cooperative venture among six leading European business schools and universities. Here, students work in a multi-cultural team and follow a consultancy in-company project in one of the six countries involved.

Career prospects

- Career Perspective for Strategic Management

The Master's specialisation in Strategegic Management is an advanced study that prepares future leaders for the business world. It offers thorough knowledge of strategic processes from a disciplinary perspective, linked with insights from other business areas. Therefore, the Master's specialisation in Strategic Management trains students in conducting academic research and decision-making and helps them to develop ideas of underlying business solutions based on a thorough academic understanding of business practice. Graduates of our master program face a stimulating future career. Our graduates are greatly valued by their employers for their analytical skills and sound academic understanding of business practices. A master degree in business administration with a specialisation in Strategic Management offers students a wide range of career perspectives, such as consultant, business analyst, researcher and manager.

- Career Perspective for Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management

The Master's specialisation Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management prepares you for the function of a diversity professional in public and/or private organisations. Our graduates are likely to be tasked with the development and implementation of specialized gender and diversity policies and/or diversity and inclusion programs, or can be employed in more general talent management and/or organisational change jobs. Students are trained to become critical academic professionals, and are well positioned to enter national or international management trainee programs. Other jobs, such as policy advisor, program manager, consultant or recruiter are also possible. Students with an interest in academic research have the option to pursue a PhD.

- Career Perspective for Organisational Design and Development

As the Master's specialisation Organisational Design and Development engages you with the construction of labour organisations, the degree offers you a career perspective as a consultant, a staff member or a researcher on redesign and change processes within organisations. Later on in your career, you may move on to senior management positions.

- Career Perspective for Marketing

A Master's degree in business administration with a specialisation in marketing offers you a wide range of career perspectives, such as brand manager, product manager, management consultant, marketing researcher and account manager. Later on in your career, you may move on to senior positions, such as marketing director, or even to a CEO position.

- Career Perspective for Strategic Human Resource Management

The Master's specialisation in Human Resource Management focuses on new insights into personnel and organisation issues. This involves, among other things, using the human resources concept and resource-based staff and organisation management. In addition, topical themes are addressed such as competence management, training management and culture management. The Master's specialisation in Human Resource Management is therefore interesting for students who want to contribute to the development and implementation of personnel management in organisations in the role of adviser, scientific researcher or staff member.

- Career Perspective for International Business

The IB programme prepares students for a position as an International Manager or an International Professional in international business. The manager or professional is able to use a scientific methodological framework to analyse developments in the international external and internal environment of MNEs by looking at management processes from a cross-cultural point of view.

- Career Perspective for Business Analysis and Modelling

Most of the students in the BAM specialisation and in the two-year European Masters in System Dynamics (of which BAM is the Nijmegen component) will find jobs at advisory bureaus or the strategic planning departments of large companies.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/business/



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See the department website - http://saunders.rit.edu/graduate/mba_program.php. The master of business administration degree provides students with the capabilities for strategic and critical thinking needed for effective leadership in a global economy where creative management of both people and technology is vital. Read more
See the department website - http://saunders.rit.edu/graduate/mba_program.php

The master of business administration degree provides students with the capabilities for strategic and critical thinking needed for effective leadership in a global economy where creative management of both people and technology is vital. The curriculum begins with a solid grounding in the functional areas of business and combines that foundation with the flexibility that allows students to specialize in one or two areas of expertise. In the classroom, students learn the latest theories and concepts, and how they can be immediately applied to solve problems in the workplace.

Plan of study

The MBA program requires 48 credit hours and consists of 16 courses, 11 of which are devoted to core functional areas and five available in concentration areas and as electives.

- Concentrations

An MBA concentration is a sequence of three courses in one discipline, giving you in-depth knowledge in that subject matter. In addition to the program's core courses, at least one area of concentration must be selected to complete the MBA program.

Our most popular MBA concentrations are featured below. Customized concentrations can also be created that leverage graduate courses offered at Saunders, as well as the other RIT colleges, providing a wide array of disciplinary focus areas. While several examples are provided, many possibilities exist. Students may also elect to complete a second concentration, if they choose. A graduate advisor can assist in developing a customized plan of study.

- Accounting

Designed for students planning to enter corporate accounting, this concentration is also an excellent complement to a concentration in finance or management information systems.

- Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship concentration is designed to enable students to recognize and commercialize attractive business opportunities—either by new independent ventures or by established firms seeking growth or rejuvenation. It involves integrating all functions of business (marketing, innovation, finance, accounting, etc.) within one coordinated value-creating initiative.

The concentration requires an applied entrepreneurial learning experience that may be satisfied through either the Field Experience in Business Consulting (MGMT-753) course or an approved commercialization project. These projects may involve students developing their own businesses or working with RIT incubator companies, local start-up firms, or RIT multidisciplinary commercialization projects.

- Environmentally sustainable management

With a goal of familiarizing students with environmentally sustainable business practices, this concentration is attractive to those with an overall interest in understanding how firms can manage social and political demands for more environmentally sustainable products and operations. It may be of particular interest to those students in industries with a significant environmental impact such as the automotive, chemical, energy, transportation, or agricultural industries, where environmental issues are central to operational and strategic decision making.

- Finance

This concentration is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in finance and allow students to choose courses appropriate for a career in investments or corporate finance. Students interested in investments will acquire advanced skills in securities evaluation and portfolio management. Those interested in corporate finance will acquire advanced skills in budgeting, planning, global financing and operations, and corporate risk management.

- International business

This concentration prepares graduates for today's global business environment. Regardless of size, nearly all enterprises operate globally: sourcing, producing, researching, and marketing worldwide. Suppliers and competitors are not only across the street, they are around the globe. Balancing the needs of local, regional, and national communities--and the benefits attained from global competition and cooperation--requires an understanding of the international dimensions of business. Managers and professionals must be able to think, market, negotiate, and make decisions designed for the diversity, complexity, and dynamism that are the hallmarks of global business.

- Management and leadership

Managers need to combine effective leadership with analytical reasoning. The management and leadership concentration provides students with the leadership skills needed to be successful managers in business, nonprofit, and public organizations. Students develop the essential analytical and decision-making skills for today's rapidly changing world. They learn why change is difficult, when to initiate change, and how to introduce and manage change in the workplace. These courses also prepare students for the demands of managing people and projects.

- Management information systems

This concentration enhances students' understanding of modern information systems. It was designed for students who may not have a background in computers or information systems.

- Marketing

The overall process of entering markets, creating value for customers, and developing profit for the firm are the fundamental challenges for today's marketing manager. Effective marketing must consider the target audience, along with the changing business environment and competitive pressures of technological and global challenges. Additionally, digital media, the Internet, and big data continue to drive the development of our global marketplace. Digital marketing is evolving quickly creating an enormous need to understand the implications of these shifts for strategic initiatives in marketing and advertising.

- Operations management and supply chain management

This concentration focuses on providing the knowledge to assist in developing, and implementing, efficient supplier systems in order to maximize customer value. Supply chain management is focused on the coordination of the associated processes required both within a business, as well as across businesses/suppliers, to deliver products and services - from raw materials to customer delivery. In addition to courses covering project management, quality control, process improvement and supply chain management, additional electives allow students to broaden their knowledge base across other relevant operations and supply chain management functions.

- Product commercialization

This concentration targets students who are interested in developing expertise in managing the marketing-related activities required to move new products and services through preliminary business and development stages to a successful launch. The commercialization of new corporate offerings is increasingly important as product life cycles get shorter.

- Quality and applied statistics

This concentration is for students interested in studying the technical aspect of managing quality (i.e., statistical quality control). Students gain an understanding of the basics of statistical process control, quality improvement, acceptance sampling, and off-line quality control techniques such as the design of experiments.

- Technology management

In a constantly changing environment, the ability of an organization to innovate and renew itself is critical if it is to survive and prosper. Technology managers, who are typically responsible for the innovation and application of new technology, are central to the long-term strategy and success of their companies. To manage these processes well, managers need to understand both business and technological perspectives. Co-op or internship experience in high-technology settings may be helpful to students pursuing a specialty in technology management.

- Customized concentration options

In addition to the above concentrations, MBA students may create a customized three-course concentration utilizing graduate courses from Saunders and other RIT colleges. Some examples are listed below, while additional options may be pursued on a case by case basis. To create a customized concentration the approval of a Saunders College graduate advisor is needed, and course prerequisites may apply.

- Communication and media technologies

Communication, and the technologies for message creation and dissemination, is at the center of dramatic economic, social, and cultural changes occurring as a result of technological development and global connectedness. This concentration, offered by the College of Liberal Arts, prepares students for careers as communication experts in commerce, industry, education, entertainment, government, and the not-for-profit sector.

- Health systems administration

Specifically designed for students employed in the health care environment, this concentration, offered by the College of Applied Science and Technology, introduces up-to-date, industry-relevant content that is continually developed in response to the changing health care environment. All courses in this concentration are offered online.

- Human resource development

The field of human resource development has grown in both size and importance over the last decade, leading to a higher demand for educated and skilled human resource professionals. This concentration, offered by the College of Applied Science and Technology, provides education in training, and career and organizational development.

- Industrial and systems engineering management

Organizations need individuals who possess a blend of technical and business skills, as well as the integrated systems perspective needed to commercialize complex products and services. This concentration, offered by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, may be significantly interdisciplinary.

- Information technology

Corporations are aware of the cost savings and performance improvement possible when information technology is applied in a systematic manner, improving organizational information flow, employee learning, and business performance. Information technology includes a mixture of computers and multipurpose devices, information media, and communication technology. Students may choose from the following areas of specialization: Web programming/multimedia, software project management, programming, or telecommunications. This concentration is offered by the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

- Print media

Leadership and management in the print media industry require an understanding of the cutting-edge technology and emerging markets to articulate a corporate vision that encompasses new opportunities and directions. This concentration, offered by the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, is designed to provide a solid technical background in cross-media digital workflow processes and a keen understanding of the issues and trends in the print media industry.

- Public policy

Formulating public policy and understanding its impact are critical, whether you work in government, not-for-profit, or the private sector. This concentration, offered by the College of Liberal Arts, gives students the skills to effectively formulate public policy and evaluate its impact, particularly as related to science and technology issues. The courses focus on policy formation, implementation, and analysis.

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HEC Paris’ Master in Management (MiM) is the international students’ gateway to the prestigious Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, and a fantastic world of opportunities. Read more

HEC Paris’ Master in Management (MiM) is the international students’ gateway to the prestigious Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, and a fantastic world of opportunities.

World-class Student Body

The Grande Ecole program is designed for high potential students from all backgrounds with little or no professional experience, driven to become influential leaders in tomorrow’s world.

A Unique Two-Phase Curriculum to Boost Your Career

The Grande Ecole curriculum is divided into a generalist phase and a specialization phase. The first phase concentrates on business fundamentals while the second one focuses on acquiring expertise around the professional goals of the student. The nature of the specialization determines the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive: Management, Management & Business Law, Management and Public Affairs…

This unique curriculum structure enables students to acquire both an excellent grounding in general management and an expertise in a specific field. We firmly believe this combination is the key success factor in training future leaders and making a lasting impact on the careers of our students. In fact, our graduates combine the rare ability to grasp the ‘global picture’ in all situations and a deep understanding that only experts can truly reach.

The program consists of:

  • M1: mandatory foundation courses in general management, electives and a managerial behavior seminarin
  • M2: a specialization, an optional certificate and an in-depth research paper.

Moreover, the Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, perfectly balances the development of practical leadership and professional skills with the more theoretical requirements, such as a final research paper within the specialization. Students are trained to become decision-makers while focusing on the academic specialization that they choose in light of their professional goals. With the diversity of courses and specializations available, students can develop expertise in several areas of business administration, shape their career plans, all while preparing their entry into the business world through company internships.

A Wide Range of Specialisations

In M2, students have access to a wide range of specializations, which then determine the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive:

  • Master in Management: Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Financial Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, etc.Master in Public Affairs: Public Policy, International Relations, DiplomacyMaster in Business LawMaster in Sustainability and Social InnovationMaster in Journalism (taught in French only)Master in Media, Arts & Creation (taught in French only)Master in Cognitive Sciences (with ENS Ulm)

Read more on Grande Ecole specializations 

Double Degrees to Broaden Your Horizons

HEC Paris has developed Dual Degree Programs with prestigious universities in France and around the world. Dedicated to essential disciplines such as law, public affairs, management or data science, these Dual Degree Programs will help students develop a diversity of thought, international management skills and a truly global mindset.

Exceptional International Academic Opportunities

The Grande Ecole program offers numerous international opportunities such as :

  • International exchanges among a wide network of partners on all continents (including Babson College, Cornell University, Fudan University, London School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics…)
  • Double Degree programs in Management with leading institutions such as the MIT (USA), FGV (Brasil), GSOM (Russia), IIM Ahmedabad (India), Tsinghua University (China), Keio Business School (Japan), ESADE (Spain), University of St.Gallen (Switzerland), Bocconi (Italy), TUM (Germany)
  • Double Degree programs in Public Affairs with the following institutions: Georgetown University (USA), MGIMO University (Russia), Freie Universität of Berlin (Germany, program taught in German), SciencesPo Paris (France)
  • Double Degree programs in Business Law with Georgetown University (USA) or Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France, program taught in French)
  • The CEMS joint degree.

HEC Paris is the co-founder of two global strategic alliances of businesses and academia: CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).

HEC Paris is also an active member of the GNAM (Global Network for Advanced Management, founded by Yale University).

9 Optional Certificates to Enhance Your Expertise

On top of their Major, MiM Students will have the opportunity to complete one of the eight HEC Certificates and deepen their knowledge in a specific area of business. At the very end of the MiM curriculum, our Certificates aim to provide our students with a more in-depth perspective and a firmer grasp of the topic they choose, ideally propelling them into the business world after completion of their study.

Certificates entail the equivalent of 100 contact hours, and include projects, as well as other business assignments: 

Top Career Opportunities

Graduates from the MiM program will find themselves with a wealth of opportunities and choices regarding their career path: 98% find employment after 3 months, in a variety of sectors. A popular choice for HEC MiM graduates is consulting or financial services but graduates can follow a multitude of routes, ranging from real estate to high technology. Opportunities are also global for MiM graduates with 39% finding a job outside their home country.

Students at HEC benefit from the school's international network, close connections with companies and excellent career department. The career service helps our students formulate and achieve their professional projects through services such as the 6-step career roadmap and the numerous career events organized on campus.



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Understanding today’s global economic and business landscape requires insights from both economics and business studies. Therefore the specialisation International Business (IB) combines both fields of study, focusing specifically on their relevance for firms that operate in an international environment. Read more

Understanding today’s global economic and business landscape requires insights from both economics and business studies. Therefore the specialisation International Business (IB) combines both fields of study, focusing specifically on their relevance for firms that operate in an international environment.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/ib

In this specialisation, you can opt for a Master’s in Business Administration or a Master’s in Economics. The difference lies in the focus of the studies:

International Business/Business Administration

In this specialisation, you will be offered a strategic perspective on ways of gaining a competitive advantage in the global marketplace that aim to create both economic and social value. This suggests adopting a balanced outlook on relations with market and nonmarket stakeholders for a sustainable performance, seeking responsiveness and global efficiencies in marketing efforts, and innovating in emerging and developing markets.

International Business/Economics

In this specialisation you are taught to answer questions such as: What are the consequences of the rise of emerging economies, such as China and India, for the structures and strategies of multinationals? How does the success of a cross border merger or acquisition depend on differences in institutions and cultures between host and parent countries? And what are the effects of trade agreements on the (location) strategies of multinationals?

Why should you choose International Business in Nijmegen?

- A broad perspective on issues that are relevant for globally operating firms

- A focus on recent scientific insights and modern methods of applied research

- An excellent reputation in the Netherlands and abroad

- Small group teaching and close contact with professors and their research

- Good career prospects across the world

Change perspective

In the IB/Economics specialisation, we combine the latest economic theories with the cultural aspect of doing international business. Therefore, graduates will understand that doing business globally requires more than an understanding of economic principles. In the IB/Business Administration specialisation, we push the boundaries of our conventional thinking by reflecting theoretically and empirically on what mainstream international business perspectives mean for emerging and developing markets as well as nonmarket actors for the mutual creation of economic and social value. Graduates will be able to give their future employees a new and fresh look on the process of globalisation and how their company can manoeuvre and position themselves in multiple countries and markets.

Career prospects

One of the most important skills graduates of the Master’s specialisation in International Business will acquire is to report independently and thoroughly on various issues within the broad realm of international business. You will learn to include empirical and theoretical studies as well as the outcomes of your own independent research, not as a means to an end but in as far as it is relevant to the given advice. In other words, creating a policy paper of academic quality that is both understandable and practicable for businesses. And in order to remain a strong, self-sufficient professional you will learn how to continually maintain a critical attitude towards your own work and that of others in your field.

Our graduates have the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to work for large and medium sized international companies, consultancy firms, government and not-for-profit organisations, banks or within research or education. In particular, it will be multinational enterprises and consultancy firms that advise on international mergers and acquisitions, that will be very interested in your skills and know-how after completing the International Economics and Business Master’s specialisation.

Our approach to this field

The Master’s specialisation International Economics & Business looks at all aspects of both international financing as well as international entrepreneurship, of both the flow of capital as well as the flow of trade.

- International financing

Students will study the latest developments in financial markets, monetary policy, exchange and interest rates along with their consequences for the risk management and finances of firms. Should a firm seek its financial backing for an international expansion in the parent or host country? To answer this question you will not just need knowledge of exchange rates and such but also need to understand the economic system of the host country. The type of service/product a firm has to offer often determines the course of action. Can financial backing for a certain sector be gotten at banks or is it more likely to be gotten in the form of private equities?

- International entrepreneurship

As for international entrepreneurship, students will take an in-depth look at different options for expanding abroad: opening branches or factories, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Students will deliberate the pros and cons of certain options. Is a joint venture desirable, or, as is the case in China, is it mandatory? What could hinder a merger? What activities could we outsource abroad without quality loss?

- Differences in institutions and culture

Students will come to understand that the success rate of cross border business is not just about economic principles but is also influenced by differences in institutions and culture of host and parent countries. Therefore, besides the firm's profitability, this Master’s specialisation also focuses on the differences in formal rules (institutions) and informal customs and forms of communication (culture). These aspects are relevant for almost all international organisational activities.

Important to note is that this Master’s specialisation is about the multinational firm and the economic, social and political environment it has to operate in. It is not about internal organisational processes, such as personnel management or account management. We focus on issues concerning global marketing and understanding the general international arena that these companies engage in. This knowledge enables students to determine if expansion to certain regions and economic systems is feasible or even desirable. Can we protect our intellectual property in country X? Is a joint venture our best option or is it our only option?

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/ib



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his applied MBA takes a holistic approach to strategic leadership, responding to business change, globalisation and organisational complexities. Read more
his applied MBA takes a holistic approach to strategic leadership, responding to business change, globalisation and organisational complexities. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage and lead change – and to create sustainable competitive advantage.

7 reasons to take your MBA here

1. Flexible delivery modes: Designed to suit busy senior professionals - Block Mode - complete in 12 months, with classes Friday (day and evening) plus Saturday.
2. Taught by experienced academics and practitioners: with national and international reputations, who contribute to public policy debate and publish original research.
3.Two residential weekends: intensive learning, life coaching, networking and skills development weekends - where you can learn from (and with) your fellow MBA participants.
4. Live case-study learning: consolidate and apply your learning to real business situations and propose clear, evidence-based solutions to contemporary business problems.
5. Personal growth: develop transferable skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, innovation, creativity, resilience, dealing with ambiguity, persuasive advocacy, problem solving and critical thinking.
6. CMI professional accreditation: opportunity to obtain the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 8 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
7. Consultancy practice and start-up advice: you'll be able to gain hands-on consultancy experience through the Business Solutions Centre, offering advice to SMEs, as well as accessing business start-up advice for your own entrepreneurial ventures.

An MBA develops...

• your analytical understanding of international business through the critical analysis of new concepts, managerial practices and alternatives
• your strategic thinking applied to a business context
• your skills for leading change, making decisions, adapting to changing circumstances, enterprise and sustainability
•your cultural intelligence in an increasingly multicultural globalised business environment
• the business analysis techniques you'll need, including the ability to select the appropriate analytical tools.

On completion...

• you'll understand business stakeholders, resources and financing; maximising efficiency to add value to an organisation and society
• you'll be able to critically analyse and take informed decisions within the constraints of complex global business environments
• you'll integrate functional knowledge and apply your strategic management skills to successfully manage, negotiate, lead and manage teams through the constantly changing environment to achieve organisational goals
• you'll operate ethically and effectively, acting with integrity in cross-cultural settings and understanding the nature of globalisation
• understand how you can enhance their career and have a commitment to lifelong learning
• as an MBA graduate you can be confident that you'll succeed in a wide range of management, leadership roles and entrepreneurial roles, independent of industry or sector.

Modules

Inside the modern organisation
Creating transformational organisational strategy
Leading change, performance and effectiveness
Applied management consultancy
MBA business project

Optional modules:

Managing virtual work
Intercultural management
Everyday sustainability for business
Managing across cultures
Business ethics
Integrated marketing communications
International brand management
International banking
Institutional fund management
Corporate governance – principles and practice
Global operations and logistics
Business data for decision making
Enterprise and entrepreneurial management
International trade policy and analysis
Leading continuous quality improvement in healthcare
Mentoring and coaching for leadership in healthcare
Leading in patient and public engagement
Public management and policy
Management in Not for Profit organisations

Teaching and learning

The core areas of study are based on the following key themes:

• Inside the Modern Organisation
• Creating Transformative Competitive Advantage
•Leading Change, Performance and Effectiveness
• Applied Consultancy

Each of these four themes is informed by six strands of subject specialist knowledge: Economics, Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Operations and Project Management, Marketing and Leadership and Strategic Management. The delivery of the modules is sequential so that you're able to apply the latest managerial theories to a real life situation in a holistic approach from the outset.

Although the acquisition of knowledge and understanding will be delivered through a variety of strategies, the use of real life case studies is central to our teaching and learning strategy.

Strategy for teaching and learning

Real life case study:
At the start of the course each participant chooses a case study (or case studies if one does not cover all scenarios) based on their disciplinary background and/ or the chosen MBA flavour. The teaching methods are integrated throughout the four core modules and demonstrated in examples and applied to the case study. For example, under the first module-Inside the Modern Organisation – the case study is used so that the participant can address the key issues across the various disciplinary streams.

Master classes:
A series of master classes delivered by external experts in the various specialist fields will be delivered throughout the academic year enabling our students to engage with contemporary management issues.

Residential weekends:
Two residential events will support students learning

Lectures, seminars and workshops:
Each of the four core modules will be delivered by a team of academics from each of the subject discipline stream. Interactive seminars and workshops will support the lectures and have a strong focus on small group activities to encourage the active participation of students throughout the academic year, developing peer learning, the sharing of knowledge and support amongst the diverse student body.

Self-managed learning:
Self-managed learning activities to supplement and consolidate classroom based activity include: reading texts and relevant journals, application of knowledge to additional problem based exercises, engaging in coursework, group discussion, review of key topics and examination preparation where appropriate. Many of these activities are supported by the virtual learning environment (VLE).

Professional links

LSBU has recently been appointed, as one of a small group of universities, to Buying Solutions Pan Government Framework Agreement of study and qualifications in Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA). We are the only London-based university to be approved to deliver both the MPA and MBA awards to government staff on a part-time and executive basis.

Employability

Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build a career in a variety of roles in consulting, marketing, finance and human resource management. In this respect the personal development emphasis on the course reflects the skills demanded for flexible roles in managing across a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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You will study at two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Durham in the UK and the Upper Middle Rhine region in Germany. Read more

You will study at two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Durham in the UK and the Upper Middle Rhine region in Germany. As the Durham-EBS Executive EMBA is delivered entirely in English in a classroom setting, you can continue to work full-time whilst studying as most teaching is delivered once each month in three-day blocks (Thursday through to Saturday).

The programme’s strong international focus is also reflected in the core and elective modules, with the International Business in Context elective module delivered at a top business destination. The business and alumni connections you gain will also support you in furthering your career. 

This dual award draws on both UK-specific and European experience giving you an insight into leadership in today’s international business world.

Throughout the programme you will explore the operations of global markets, understand how to lead transnational business relations and further build your international network of contacts. You will also be working alongside a diverse group of experienced business professionals and academics from the UK, Germany and around the world.

The Durham-EBS Executive MBA programme commences each September with a seven-day residential stay in Durham, England. During the 18 month programme you will complete:

  1. Nine core modules; seven modules are delivered in Germany and two modules are delivered in Durham
  2. Three elective modules delivered in Germany, Durham or another international location
  3. A Strategic Business Project

Note: Module instruction in Germany is held once a month from Thursday to Saturday. The cost of accommodation and some meals for each one-week residential stay in Durham is included in the programme fee.

Core Modules

The nine core modules of the programme will establish your foundational knowledge, understanding and research skills:

  • Accounting
  • Economics for Global Business
  • Finance
  • Managing People
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Technology
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainability and Ethics
  • The Boardroom Exercise

Elective Modules

You will then choose the three elective modules most aligned to your personal career aspirations and goals from the following list to complete:

  • Advanced Finance for Business
  • Business Analytics
  • International Business in Context
  • Leading Change
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Technology and Innovation

Note: Elective module choices may change year on year, depending on current faculty and relevance to business.

Strategic Business Project

Following the completion of your elective modules, you will undertake a research-based Strategic Business Project. You may choose to pursue the project in two ways, either by working with your own company or a host organisation, or through an issue-led investigation which is not focused on a particular organisation but instead examines a specific management issue.

You will receive training in academic writing, as well as qualitative and quantitative business research methods throughout the programme as part of this module.

This is a great opportunity for you to apply your MBA skills and knowledge to address a practical question and help your own or another organisation tackle a current issue or challenge. Whilst undertaking the project you will further develop your research and management skills, building your network and, and in many instances, extending your international experience.

Past projects have been undertaken across a wide variety of organisations, such as multinational corporations in the manufacturing, service and finance sectors, family-owned businesses, the public sector and non-profit organisations.

Two Residential Weeks

Your first residential is a seven-day induction in the UK at the start of your Durham-EBS Executive MBA journey, which will launch you into the programme. It’s a great way to introduce you to the EMBA and enhance your key capabilities including team building, group work, reading and academic writing skills (supporting those who may have been away from academic education for some time).

Not only will you spend time at Durham University Business School and have the chance to explore the city of Durham, you will go on to discover another area in the UK. In previous years this has been the Lake District, a charming region in the Northwest of England.

Your induction will start on a Sunday in Durham, where you will meet your fellow students and members of the EMBA Programme Management Team. You will receive personal introductions, be provided with information to navigate your way through the programme, and learn out about support and administrative services. 

On Monday you will familiarise yourself with Durham University and then on Tuesday you will receive academic writing training and attend your first module.

Following the completion of your module you will travel to another UK destination where you will engage in a variety of indoor and outdoor team-building experiences and develop various additional personal and team skills. This is a particularly memorable aspect of the EMBA and the relationships built here will last throughout the programme and beyond.

Your second residential week will take place the following year, probably in September. During this week you will complete another core module in Durham, UK, and experience further indoor and outdoor skills enhancement and team-building activities.

Careers, coaching and student support

You can choose to be mentored by a certified coach at EBS as you consider your life and career choices, and select the coach based on common interest. 

Career services support is available from EBS, and you can access the online careers platform provided by Durham University Business School which will provide you with supplementary skills to supporting you in advancing your career.

The Programme Director will keep in regular contact with you as well as tutors and programme teams at both sites.



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This course enables entry onto the MBA (International Development) if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). Read more

This course enables entry onto the MBA (International Development) if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses, whilst also providing English support if you need help in this area

The MBA (International Development) is a unique and ideal choice for anyone seeking to develop a career in managing business, leading programmes or projects in an international development context, or a combination of these two.

You will also expand your critical knowledge and strategic understanding of the current changes in both the business and geopolitical environment, and apply your learning to successfully lead resilient businesses with awareness of own impact locally and globally, and practical plan for effecting positive change through corporate social responsibility.

The programme is appropriately tailored to respond to the skills and knowledge needs of a range of learners, from practitioners in international development and business leaders from the corporate world, to those with limited work experience, or seeking to change professions. The diversity of the learning environment, with the majority of students coming from outside the UK, provides an ideal platform for engaging in stimulating discussions and innovative thinking on solutions to help business and international development agencies deliver global targets.

The delivery of your award is flexible options to study either full time or part-time learning over one and two years, respectively. By the end of the programme, you will have gained a critical understanding of the principles and concepts in business administration, and mastered key techniques and skills in designing and managing projects and programmes in any sector. The programme also emphasises development of generic business skills, including research, networking and effective communication.

Why Wolverhampton?

The MBA (International Development), a first of its kind to be offered in the UK, is a unique course that situates international business within the complex and dynamic global geopolitical and environmental context. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop awareness of global and local issues, and understand how these are connected to business, government and international development. For example, in our Contemporary Issues in International Development module, students will critically examine the implications of the changing landscape of UK aid strategy on the UK’s ability to deliver meaningful development results- and be stimulated to develop innovative solutions that engage the business sector in addressing challenges ranging from poverty and malnutrition, to education, maternal health and climate change.

Students in this course will gain theoretical and practical knowledge in Strategic Management, Human Resources and Leadership, Marketing Management, Finance and Independent Business Analysis in an international development setting. Our unique approach to this MBA is to help students develop confidence in applying skills and knowledge gained throughout this course to influence business decision making, accountability and social responsibility, as well as manage for business resilience and inclusive growth and development.

This course targets graduates working (or aspiring to work) in international development, and those with an interest in understanding how business can contribute to attaining the UN global Sustainable Development Goals. The course will also appeal to senior business leaders, seeking to gain an understanding of social, political and environmental issues that shape international development business, or those in charge of corporate social responsibility.

Career path

Successful completion of the MBA (ID) provides a much sought after academic qualification which will enhance your career prospects in a number of managerial roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The MBA(ID)may provide the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources) as well as further academic study such as a PhD.

What skills will you gain?

  • Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, HR, finance, accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity
  • Analyse strategic perspectives regionally, nationally and internationally at organisation and sector levels
  • Obtain the practical skills required by managers actively engaged in initiating and managing projects and programmes.
  • Design and execute research, investigative or development projects to deal with new problems and issues
  • Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management in an international setting that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
  • Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level
  • Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues


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