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The Cass Full-time MBA course is a challenging 12-month journey combining intensive learning and practical application that will sharpen your performance and give you the clarity to design the next decisive phase of your career. Read more

The Cass Full-time MBA course is a challenging 12-month journey combining intensive learning and practical application that will sharpen your performance and give you the clarity to design the next decisive phase of your career.

An engrossing mix of lectures, workshops, live projects and overseas ventures make for an exhilarating and hugely rewarding year. At the end of your MBA journey you will emerge more capable, confident and most importantly, sought after. The programme attracts exceptional students from across the world to take their education to the next level.

Located in the City of London with unparalleled links with international businesses, the Cass Business School Full-time MBA programme is one of the most highly respected and prestigious MBAs in the UK and Europe.

Full-time MBA Course outline

The MBA programme allows you to tailor your skills and learning around a Core General Management Programme. This will develop your core knowledge and skills in business and management giving you the base skill set to succeed for the remainder of the course.

The MBA has a large number of modules that will cover all areas of business and management.The links below act as a guide on how you will be spending your 12 months on the Cass Full-time MBA programme.

September - April

April - September 

Throughout the year

Tailor your MBA: Electives

It's your Full-time MBA programme and we give you every opportunity to tailor its content through a wide choice of electives, a personal and professional development programme and one-to-one career coaching so that your MBA course takes you where you want to go not just after your MBA, but over the lifetime of your career.

Elective modules cover the following areas:

  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing.

There are also several international modules available, including a UAE International Study Tour, China International Study Tour and Strategic Marketing in Action: Exploring Location Brands.

Learn more about the elective modules.

You will run two projects alongside the core and elective modules - one Strategy Project in the first half of the MBA programme, followed by a Business Mastery Project in the latter half. These challenging yet rewarding projects are integral to your MBA study.

Our London Full-time MBA course is fully accredited by:

Full-time MBA Careers

Dedicated to your success

At the Career and Professional Development Centre our aim is to offer training and guidance in employability skills enabling you to make the most of your MBA and increase your chances in the jobs market. We will guide you on how to prepare and implement your strategy to achieve your own career objectives, whether you are progressing in your current career or changing direction.

The support we offer can be tailored to your individual needs and career objectives through our comprehensive range of lectures, workshops, personal advice and online resources. Our self-assessment sessions will help evaluate your strengths, motivations and values, and enable you to relate these to your career strategy.

Career Impact

The Cass Business School MBA is ranked in the top 3 for career progression in the UK and our Class of 2015 reported significant career impact three months after completion:

  • 53% average increase in salary
  • 61% changed job function
  • 59% changed sector
  • 87% reported an increase in salary
  • 62% working within the UK

Not only will you gain invaluable business knowledge, key abilities and skills, but also have access to leading careers support and advice.

One-to-one support

From the start of term you will work with a member of the Careers Team who will be available to support you throughout your time at Cass. In particular, they will help you focus on your job search strategy as well as providing you with expert CV, interview and networking advice. Industry specialists and career coaches are also available to help build a clear picture of your career options.

Cass Careers Online

Cass Careers Online (CCO) is your personal career management tool. With everything from booking events to job vacancies, you'll find invaluable assistance to aid every step of your career search.

CCO enables you to:

  • View and book upcoming careers events and workshops
  • Apply for jobs, projects and work placements and keep track of your applications
  • View company profiles and information
  • Choose to allow employers to view your CV by having it featured in our MBA CV Book

All Executive part-time, modular or EMBAs, in London and Dubai benefit from a suite of online resources on Cass Careers Online. These include careers advice videos, practice psychometric tests and job and networking sites specifically for MBAs

Professional Development Workshops

Our wide range of workshops gives you the chance to develop invaluable skills in a highly-focused, professional environment. Forming the backbone of any serious careers strategy, learn the secrets of maximising CV impact, how to impress at interviews, effective job search techniques and networking skills.

MBA Professional Development Week

Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience, and this week is dedicated to active experimentation and reflective observation.

The main event is held off campus and takes students away from a typical working or study environment. Over the course of this three day programme you will participate in a range of practical activities and challenging ‘learning metaphors’ which are used as a starting point to discuss skill traits, individual development themes and to receive feedback from trained facilitators and cohort peers.

This event provides the opportunity to explore leadership styles, the ability to create followership, examine examples of effective communication in challenging team contexts and to develop deeper insight regarding mental toughness and resilience.



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Gain the skills and expertise you need to take on senior management and leadership roles in the global business environment. Read more
Gain the skills and expertise you need to take on senior management and leadership roles in the global business environment.

Designed for professionals from all industries and sectors, this internationally recognised qualification will develop your managerial skills and give you the expertise you need to take on senior roles.

It offers a curriculum which is tailored to the dynamic contemporary global business environment, focused on developing skills in leadership, and the application of conceptual management theories to current practice.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA-M-B-A-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

You’ll acquire creative problem solving, critical reasoning and strategic thinking skills, and apply these to your learning about global economic principles, strategic business issues, organisational management and the realities of the competitive marketplace.

You’ll utilise and augment your written and verbal communication techniques, giving you the confidence to present your ideas and strategies to the business world.

Your learning experience will be complemented by participation at a residential weekend and enhanced by masterclasses with guest speakers from various business sectors.

You'll be enrolled as an Affiliate member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

On graduation you’ll join our MBA Alumni community, giving you access to future masterclasses and networking.

This is a full-time starting in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Alternatively, if you're unable to study on a full-time basis then you may be interested in our Flexible Executive MBA or our Global Online distance learning MBA (see below).

Modules

• Building High Performance Organisations
• Marketing within the Global Economy
• Management and Organisational Change
• Leading Strategic Decision-Making
• Managing Innovation
• Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
• Research Skills for Managers
• MBA Project

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

MBA (Banking)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA---M-B-A-Banking-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Entrepreneurship)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA---M-B-A-Entrepreneurship-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Events)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA-M-B-A-Events-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Finance)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA---M-B-A-Finance-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Health Management)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA-M-B-A-Health-Management-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Human Resource Management)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA---M-B-A-Human-Resource-Management-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Leadership & Innovation)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA-M-B-A-Leadership-and-Innovation-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Leadership Practice)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA-M-B-A-Leadership-Practice-Postgraduate-FullTime

MBA (Marketing & Sales)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA-M-B-A-Marketing-and-Sales-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Tourism & Hospitality)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA-M-B-A-Tourism-and-Hospitality-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MBA (Media)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/mba-mba-media-postgraduate-distance-learning-part-time

MBA (Project Management)

http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/mba-mba-project-management-postgraduate-distance-learning-part-time

Executive MBA

http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MBA-M-B-A-Executive-Postgraduate-PartTime

Careers

The Edinburgh Napier MBA will provide you with the opportunity to realise your full career potential.

You’ll be in demand as employers worldwide seek graduates with a recognised portfolio who are able to deliver solutions in complex organisational settings.

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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The Brunel MBA is a research-led and applied programme for experienced professionals designed to maximise students' investment in a global executive career. Read more

About the course

The Brunel MBA is a research-led and applied programme for experienced professionals designed to maximise students' investment in a global executive career.

Whether you want to advance your existing career, move to a new field, or start your own business, the Brunel MBA can give you the tools you need. Every aspect of the programme is practical, fulfilling, integrated and, thanks to our world class teaching and research facilities, always relevant to today’s ever-changing business environment.

The Brunel MBA is a one year full-time or 2 year part-time programme with three specialisation options:

General Management
Aviation Management
Healthcare Management

A part-time MBA is now also available. The Brunel MBA part-time programme is designed to maximise your career impact in the global market over a 2 year study period, without having to take a break from work. Indicative study patterns for the part-time MBA are 12 hours per week over a maximum of three days (with some classes on Saturdays), making the programme an ideal option for full-time working professionals in and around London.

Practical Learning

Brunel MBA students benefit from rigorous corporate exposure designed to build global professional advantage throughtout the programme.

A rich calendar of internal and external events and training allows students to get the most of their MBA by activities such as annual international business tours, visits to companies in the UK, networking with companies on campus, Employee Best Practice Competencies training workshops, Business Games and Simulations, high-profile corporate guest speakers, showcase events to present student work to global companies, on-campus recruitment fairs, and many more.

Aims

The Brunel MBA recruits managers and other professionals of high calibre who can both benefit from and contribute to an intellectually challenging management programme.

Choosing the General Management specialisation can help students to become a better manager all-round – from corporate business finance to international strategy, from harnessing IT technology to marketing. Students gain a more informed output into senior management decision making or consultancy within the industry. This General Management specialisation focuses on giving students the skills of practical application of knowledge to solving contemporary business issues, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, maximizing your assets and turning them into a more profitable future.

The Aviation Management specialised MBA is deeply rooted in the Aviation industry and informed by extensive cutting-edge aviation research. It is designed for professionals working for airlines, airports authorities and supply and support services within the aviation sector such as engineers, logistics, catering, cargo, energy, safety, security, IT and travel and tourism. It is supported by our proximity to the world’s busiest passenger hub at Heathrow, Brunel’s growing reputations in aerospace and environmental research, and our close links with the aviation industry.

The Healthcare Management specialised MBA is focused on application of knowledge in the Healthcare industry and enables students to develop managerial skills to handle real-life business situations in the sector. The MBA (Healthcare Management) award is designed for professionals in strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and hospital administration, and for those working in the growing number of private health contractors, outside suppliers and consultancies.

Course Content

The richness of the Brunel MBA curriculum is based on the key business concepts that can help managers and CEOs alike to develop the expertise required to lead and manage in the international business context.

The highly commended Leadership Master Class Series and the Career Development Programme combined with over 500 hours of student-tutor direct (teaching) contact hours successfully maintain the balance between theory and practise and reflect the school’s ambitions for its graduates.

The Brunel MBA academic component comprises core modules, followed by elective modules in General Management, Healthcare or Aviation and is crowned by a Business Project.

The MBA consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Compulsory Modules:

Operations Management
Corporate and Competitive Strategy
Business Economics
Leading People and Managing Organisations
Corporate and Business Finance
Strategic Marketing Management
International Business
Business Project and Professional Portfolio

Optional Modules:

Managing for the Future
Airline Management, Economics and Ethics
Healthcare Policy
Information Systems in Organisations
Managing Service Operations and Change in Healthcare
Airport Operations Management

Special Features

Brunel Business School won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013

AMBA Accreditation
The Brunel MBA is one of a distinguished group of MBA programmes worldwide to have achieved accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the leading MBA accreditation body.

Two intakes per year
The intensive full time and part-time programme starts annually in early January and late September.

Leadership Masterclasses
The Brunel MBA incorporates an innovative series of Leadership Masterclasses (LMS) which aim to help you perform better as a manager.

Sessions in the series will help you improve the ways in which you present your ideas, teach you how to manage change, negotiate conflict, as well as give you deeper insight into cross cultural issues and corporate responsibility.

Masterclasses will help you to become a better negotiator, manage projects more efficiently, resolve conflict at work more effectively and present your ideas with greater credibility. Research indicates that these are employable skills that recruiting organisations look for in a senior manager.

Company Links and Visits
MBA students undertake regular visits to companies in the UK and many companies visit the students on campus as part of the MBA Guest Speaker Series: “Let’s Talk Business”. The following companies have an on-going relationship with Brunel MBA and our students have had the chance to network with representatives from:

Barclays
British Airways
Capital & Counties Properties PLC
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
IBM
Iraq Energy Institute
Jaguar
Johnson and Johnson
Lloyd Northover
Microsoft UK
Oxford Instruments
Radley Yeldar
Xerox

International Business Tour
MBA students have the opportunity to embark annually on a Business Tour to one of the main economic hubs in the world, where they learn about operations of multinational corporations. A recent visit included a weeklong trip to one of the leading BRIC economies: India. Students had a unique opportunity to meet with senior directors of companies such as Cadburys, McDonalds and Merrill Lynch – as well as a number of local social enterprises and SMEs.

Graduate Entrepreneur programme

Brunel University is pleased to announce that we have once again been awarded ten places on this year's Graduate Entrepreneur programme, plus an additional ten places just for Brunel MBA Graduates.
Under the scheme selected graduates can stay on in the UK and work towards setting up their own business, under a special branch of the Tier 1 Route. Brunel provides Immigration sponsorship and mentoring for those graduates selected.

Teaching

You will be taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced, research active academic staff at the forefront of their field or professionals with a wealth of commercial experience. Many of our lecturers are:

Internationally or nationally recognised for their innovative work and research;
Work as consultants for major companies worldwide;
Have practical and personal experience in business/have run their own companies.

Lectures
These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas. They provide a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study.

Group work and presentations
Throughout the course, you will also be expected to undertake group work and individual projects and presentations. There will also be research talks on key management issues and presentations by outside speakers from the industry.

Web-learning and Support
eLearning and knowledge management are now standard ways in which companies communicate with their employees. Students will be expected to engage with online material using the university’s web‑based learning facility, Blackboard Learn.

Assessment

Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment, or an examination.
Coursework and examinations place considerable stress on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively.
The dissertation (12,000 words) is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.

Career Coaching

As part of the MBA students receive advice on all aspects of career planning, including reassessment of their true strengths and weaknesses. This aspect of the MBA programme is invaluable to students who, having worked in managerial roles for a number of years may now wish to evaluate their experience to date and progress their careers into the future.

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The Oxford Brookes Global MBA develops your personal and professional expertise. Throughout the programme you'll apply what you learn, with a focus on how you perform in your current role and developing your future career. Read more

The Oxford Brookes Global MBA develops your personal and professional expertise. Throughout the programme you'll apply what you learn, with a focus on how you perform in your current role and developing your future career.

It is a highly flexible MBA and you can choose to study online (with two compulsory face-to-face workshops) or almost entirely on-campus in Oxford, or through a blend of both.

The induction programme helps you understand the rigours of MBA study and to acquire the key study skills needed to succeed. From the start we'll teach you how to critically analyse real-world cases and the fundamentals of virtual collaboration and teamwork.

We'll encourage you to assess your career up to this point with an honest self-audit. With our support we will help you think about what you expect to get out of the MBA, and what you are able to put in.

Course structure

The programme has a range of compulsory modules. While you study disciplines separately, you learn how they relate them in practice through interconnected cases and applying your knowledge through 'Leadership Engagement' challenges. During the Critical Approaches to Business module you develop the critical thinking and research skills which are essential for postgraduate studies.

After the compulsory modules, you choose two elective modules and, for the final stage of your programme, you choose an MBA project. This can be a dissertation, an individual consultancy project, a group consultancy project or a business start-up plan. Through the final project you connect the knowledge and expertise you have gained throughout the MBA by exploring an interest in depth.

Throughout your MBA studies we focus on your career development. During the Personal and Professional Development module you develop a Personal and Professional Development Journal which results in an assessed action plan for your career.

Wherever you're based in the world, we'll make your study experience highly personal and supportive, and you'll develop strong collaborative relationships with our MBA community of fellow students, alumni and academic tutors.

Find out more about the core modules

Find out more about the elective modules

How you study

The Oxford Brookes Global MBA is a blended programme and you choose how you study. MBA modules can be studied online* or intensively on-campus for one-week periods or a combination of both. You can start in March or September.

Accreditation

All our students become AMBA members. This membership provides a suite of careers, networking and knowledge services, linking together students and alumni from other AMBA-accredited business schools. Graduating from our programme does not mean ceasing to become a member; the individual AMBA membership continues in perpetuity for Oxford Brookes Global MBA alumni.

The Oxford Brookes Global MBA is accredited by EPAS. It has been awarded the maximum five-year accreditation.

We work in partnership with the ACCA, an organisation at the cutting-edge of industry-related education progression

Careers and personal development

Our focus on your career and professional development, with an emphasis on management in practice, enables you to take the next steps in your career, confident in your own knowledge and abilities.

We offer individual personal and career development guidance along with a range of activities which give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and manage global teams.

The Personal and Professional Development module focuses on your career and professional and supports you throughout your MBA programme. An individual Personal Development Journal helps you to make the most of your learning so you directly benefit from the MBA while studying as well as after graduation.

With support from your Academic Advisor, both virtually and face-to-face during the two workshops, you keep track of your development and actions for future growth.

The Personal and Professional Development module ends with an assessed Career Action Plan, which helps guide you through your future career.

We focus on the practical skills for your career

  • We emphasise developing both the entrepreneurial skills necessary to be innovative and the practical ability to find solutions in real and complex business situations.
  • Reflective assignments and coaching and leadership challenges provide you with the practical experience to develop your critical thinking skills and leadership capability.
  • Every taught module has an explicit practitioner input so you can see for yourself how things can work in practice.
  • The final MBA project gives you the chance to focus on a real area of interest or expertise - which could be anything from a business start-up to a consultancy project.
  • You have the opportunity to soak up knowledge from industry experts first-hand and network with executives at MBA Community events, industry visits and the MBA Summer School.

FIND OUT MORE » Our links with industry



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Our. Executive MBA. offers you the opportunity to combine flexible study with a demanding career, providing advanced management education that matches the needs of developing executives. Read more

Our Executive MBA offers you the opportunity to combine flexible study with a demanding career, providing advanced management education that matches the needs of developing executives.

Ranked 21st in the world, 2nd in the UK and 1st for salary increase after graduation in the most recent Economist Executive MBA, our Executive MBA can be studied part-time over 2-4 years.

Designed so executives and managers can continue their careers while studying, our Executive MBA develops your competence to generate value, improves organisational effectiveness, and enhances your ability to work with others to achieve successful change.

It will give you a general management perspective on the functions of a business and how they can be integrated with a rapidly changing environment, together with an up to date knowledge and understanding of the operations of a business enterprise and the practical skills you need to manage them. Course members typically have at least five years of management experience, while the average is more than 10 years.

Our Executive MBA students come from around the world, including Africa, Australia, Europe and the Far East, and the UK. You will study alongside participants from private, public, and non-profit organisations, offering a breadth of experience, fresh perspectives on business issues, and exceptional networking opportunities.

Nottingham's ideal location and excellent transportation links allow managers located anywhere in the UK or overseas to participate.

As we appreciate that you need to plan your MBA carefully to fit in with your work and other commitments, we offer maximum flexibility, allowing you to accommodate your studies into your lifestyle. You can choose from several starting points throughout the year, to vary the number of modules you take each year according to your commitments, and can spread the cost by paying for each module as you progress.

Find out if an MBA is right for you

We also offer an Executive MBA Healthcare which has been appointed by the NHS Leadership Academy as part of the NHS MBA programme.

Key facts

  • Ranked 21st in the world, 2nd in the UK and 1st for salary increase after graduation in the latest Economist Executive MBA
  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments

Course details

You will take a series of core modules, designed to enhance your management knowledge and skills. Optional modules allow you to concentrate on more specific subjects according to your interests and career requirements.

This programme involves working with course members from a variety of industrial and commercial backgrounds. It aims to improve your decision making abilities and produces managers of the highest quality.

Modules are typically offered during the day and in the evening each year, with some intensive options available over one week. The final stage of the Executive MBA involves an individual or group management project with an individual report.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and/or a two-hour exam at the end of the relevant semester.

Modules

Stage one: Broadening management experience

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Managing People
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

Stage two: Deepening management experience

  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Sustainable Decisions and Organisations

Four from:

  • Advanced Strategic Management: A Multi-Perspective Approach
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Intelligence in the Digital Economy
  • Games and Strategies for Business
  • Innovation Management
  • International Study Tour
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Personal Development
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Market Relations: Building, Managing and Leveraging Market Relationships
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

Stage three: Preparing for your future career

  • Management Project

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Our MBA provides an excellent platform for career enhancement, career change or entrepreneurial activities. Graduate destinations include management consulting, finance and accounting, human resources, marketing/sales, information technology, and operations and logistics.

Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for include Accenture, Apple, Bosch, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Bank, HSBC, Red Cross and Santander Group.

Postgraduate careers team

MBA students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your future career plans. The MBA Personal and Professional Development Programme combines career development and competency development activities, complemented by individual careers consultations and networking events.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer the MBA provides an excellent platform for career enhancement, career change or entrepreneurial activities.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000. This reflects the higher salaries earned by our MBAs who have several years professional experience prior to undertaking their studies. For this cohort, the immediate post-MBA salary increase was 69%.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.



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Preparing you for the challenges of organising and managing complex healthcare services, our Executive MBA Healthcare has been appointed by the NHS Leadership Academy. Read more

Preparing you for the challenges of organising and managing complex healthcare services, our Executive MBA Healthcare has been appointed by the NHS Leadership Academy.

Ranked 21st in the world, 2nd in the UK and 1st for salary increase after graduation in the most recent Economist Executive MBA, it can be studied part-time over 2-4 years.

Designed for those who want to continue their focus on the healthcare sector while also receiving a broad MBA education, it develops your competence to generate value, improves organisational effectiveness, and enhances your ability to work with others to achieve successful change.

Along with modules from the Executive MBA programme, those focusing on healthcare will undertake two specially designed modules. Modules are led by academics whose research focuses specifically on healthcare management and invited experts from the healthcare sector.

This specialism is supported by the Business School’s Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning, a leading centre for research into management and organisations in healthcare. It will give you a general management perspective on the functions of a business and how they can be integrated with a rapidly changing environment, together with an up to date knowledge and understanding of the operations of a business enterprise and the practical skills you need to manage them. Course members typically have at least five years of management experience, while the average is more than 10 years.

Our Executive MBA students come from around the world, including Africa, Australia, Europe and the Far East, and the UK. You will study alongside participants from private, public, and non-profit organisations, offering a breadth of experience, fresh perspectives on business issues, and exceptional networking opportunities.

Nottingham's ideal location and excellent transportation links allow managers located anywhere in the UK or overseas to participate.

As we appreciate that you need to plan your Executive MBA carefully to fit in with your work and other commitments, we offer maximum flexibility, allowing you to accommodate your studies into your lifestyle. You can choose from several starting points throughout the year, to vary the number of modules you take each year according to your commitments, and can spread the cost by paying for each module as you progress.

Find out if an MBA is right for you

We also offer an Executive MBA.

Key facts

Course details

You will take a series of core modules, designed to enhance your management knowledge and skills, and two specialist healthcare modules. Optional modules allow you to concentrate on more specific subjects according to your interests and career requirements.

This programme involves working with course members from a variety of industrial and commercial backgrounds. It aims to improve your decision making abilities and produces managers of the highest quality.

Modules are typically offered during the day and in the evening each year, with some intensive options available over one week. The final stage of the Executive MBA Healthcare involves an individual or group healthcare management project with an individual report.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and/or a two-hour exam at the end of the relevant semester.

Modules

Stage one: Broadening management experience

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Managing People
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

Stage two: Deepening management experience

  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Sustainable Decisions and Organisations

Specialist

  • Commissioning and Service Redesign
  • Ethics, Governance and Risk

Two from:

  • Advanced Strategic Management: A Multi-Perspective Approach
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Intelligence in the Digital Economy
  • Games and Strategies for Business
  • Innovation Management
  • International Study Tour
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Personal Development
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Market Relations: Building, Managing and Leveraging Market Relationships
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

Stage three: Preparing for your future career

  • Healthcare Management Project

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Professional accreditation

This course has been appointed by the NHS Leadership Academy as part of the NHS MBA programme.

Career destinations

Our MBA provides an excellent platform for career enhancement, career change or entrepreneurial activities. Graduate destinations include management consulting, finance and accounting, human resources, marketing/sales, information technology, and operations and logistics.

Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work forinclude Accenture, Apple, Bosch, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Bank, HSBC, Red Cross and Santander Group.

Postgraduate careers team

MBA students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your future career plans. The MBA Personal and Professional Development Programme combines career development and competency development activities, complemented by individual careers consultations and networking events.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer the MBA provides an excellent platform for career enhancement, career change or entrepreneurial activities.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000. This reflects the higher salaries earned by our MBAs who have several years professional experience prior to undertaking their studies. For this cohort, the immediate post-MBA salary increase was 69%.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.



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At Manchester Met, our MBA programme will teach you all the skills you need to move to the next level of your business career. Our engaging course can be tailored to suit your goals, with a choice of modules available in the latter part of the course. Read more

At Manchester Met, our MBA programme will teach you all the skills you need to move to the next level of your business career. Our engaging course can be tailored to suit your goals, with a choice of modules available in the latter part of the course.

Our course is AMBA-accredited, and competitively priced, so anyone with the desire to succeed can come to us and achieve their aims. Many professionals who join our MBA programme enjoy promotions and career progression as a result of their studies.

As Manchester continues to grow as one of the UK’s most prominent business destinations, there has never been a better time to push yourself to the next level with Manchester Met.

Designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge business theory and practice, the MBA programme is ideal for those seeking to develop an executive career in industry, enterprise, consultancy, banking and the public sector. It is also ideal for those interested in developing their own business.

You can now choose to study a general MBA programme, or opt to take a more specialised route: 

  • The Manchester Met MBA
  • MBA in Digital Management
  • MBA in Financial Services

Features and Benefits

Masterclass Series

As an MBA student, you will be able to attend many guest lectures throughout your study. We run an annual Masterclass series, where expert leaders from industry deliver insightful sessions to both current and prospective postgraduate students. 

Additional Benefits

  • The programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) - a significant benchmark of quality, awarded to just 42 of 120 Business Schools in the UK. 
  • Our MBA programmes are also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which means you gain an additional Level 7 CMI Diploma in Management as well as your MBA qualification. 
  • Our MBA students have automatic student/affiliate membership of the CMI and are guaranteed full membership of the Institute upon graduation without any further assessment.
  • MBA students are also entitled to preferential membership fees for the Institute of Directors (IOD) 
  • An integral part of the MBA includes an international study tour. Previous tours have included Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Ljubljana and Prague. You will observe management practice in different organisational and cultural settings, with factory visits and presentations from entrepreneurs, consultants and government officials as well as lectures from the associate university. All hotel, flights and subsistence costs are covered by your course fees.
  • You will be taught in the multi award-winning Business School’ on All Saints Campus. 
  • The Corporate Scholarship (15% reduction of student tuition fees) is a new scholarship that rewards students whose organisation encourages the development of two or more employees through the EMBA programme at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • There are also Scholarships available.
  • Early in the programme a management development residential takes place in the Peak District. This enables you to achieve a number of learning objectives, participate in team building opportunities, find out more about your studies and meet your fellow MBA students in an informal environment. All hotel and subsistence costs are covered by your course fees.
  • We invite guest speakers to discuss pertinent strategic and operational issues from a range of organisations including SMEs and entrepreneurial start ups.
  • commercial/industrial visit programme complements the theories taught and typically includes Jaguar LandRover, Roberts Bakery, Siemens, Manchester United, The BBC and BDO Stoy Hayward.
  • You will have the full support of a dedicated careers adviser to assist with CV construction, career development and applying for jobs after completing your MBA.
  • Our alumni association offers opportunities for continuous learning and networking as well as entitlement to a range of alumni benefits. There is a strong commitment to the development of a lively MBA alumni network, supported by the regional Association of MBAs alumni network which brings together accredited schools from the North West.
  • All programme materials are available online via a virtual learning environment (using Moodle).


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At Manchester Met, our MBA programme will teach you all the skills you need to move to the next level of your business career. Our engaging course can be tailored to suit your goals, with a choice of modules available in the latter part of the course. Read more

At Manchester Met, our MBA programme will teach you all the skills you need to move to the next level of your business career. Our engaging course can be tailored to suit your goals, with a choice of modules available in the latter part of the course.

Our course is AMBA-accredited, and competitively priced, so anyone with the desire to succeed can come to us and achieve their aims. Many professionals who join our MBA programme enjoy promotions and career progression as a result of their studies.

As Manchester continues to grow as one of the UK’s most prominent business destinations, there has never been a better time to push yourself to the next level with Manchester Met.

Designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge business theory and practice, the MBA programme is ideal for those seeking to develop an executive career in industry, enterprise, consultancy, banking and the public sector. It is also ideal for those interested in developing their own business.

You can now choose to study a general MBA programme, or opt to take a more specialised route: 

  • The Manchester Met MBA
  • MBA in Digital Management
  • MBA in Financial Services

Features and Benefits

Masterclass Series

As an MBA student, you will be able to attend many guest lectures throughout your study. We run an annual Masterclass series, where expert leaders from industry deliver insightful sessions to both current and prospective postgraduate students. 

Additional Benefits

  • The programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) - a significant benchmark of quality, awarded to just 42 of 120 Business Schools in the UK. 
  • Our MBA programmes are also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which means you gain an additional Level 7 CMI Diploma in Management as well as your MBA qualification. 
  • Our MBA students have automatic student/affiliate membership of the CMI and are guaranteed full membership of the Institute upon graduation without any further assessment.
  • MBA students are also entitled to preferential membership fees for the Institute of Directors (IOD) 
  • An integral part of the MBA includes an international study tour. Previous tours have included Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Ljubljana and Prague. You will observe management practice in different organisational and cultural settings, with factory visits and presentations from entrepreneurs, consultants and government officials as well as lectures from the associate university. All hotel, flights and subsistence costs are covered by your course fees.
  • You will be taught in the multi award-winning Business School’ on All Saints Campus. 
  • The Corporate Scholarship (15% reduction of student tuition fees) is a new scholarship that rewards students whose organisation encourages the development of two or more employees through the EMBA programme at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • There are also Scholarships available.
  • Early in the programme a management development residential takes place in the Peak District. This enables you to achieve a number of learning objectives, participate in team building opportunities, find out more about your studies and meet your fellow MBA students in an informal environment. All hotel and subsistence costs are covered by your course fees.
  • We invite guest speakers to discuss pertinent strategic and operational issues from a range of organisations including SMEs and entrepreneurial start ups.
  • commercial/industrial visit programme complements the theories taught and typically includes Jaguar LandRover, Roberts Bakery, Siemens, Manchester United, The BBC and BDO Stoy Hayward.
  • You will have the full support of a dedicated careers adviser to assist with CV construction, career development and applying for jobs after completing your MBA.
  • Our alumni association offers opportunities for continuous learning and networking as well as entitlement to a range of alumni benefits. There is a strong commitment to the development of a lively MBA alumni network, supported by the regional Association of MBAs alumni network which brings together accredited schools from the North West.
  • All programme materials are available online via a virtual learning environment (using Moodle).


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About. An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful business career. The Ulster University Executive MBA can be studied part or full-time and is designed to equip experienced or aspiring industry leaders and business owners with the knowledge and confidence to be successful in their fields. Read more

About

An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful business career. The Ulster University Executive MBA can be studied part or full-time and is designed to equip experienced or aspiring industry leaders and business owners with the knowledge and confidence to be successful in their fields.

Delivered by the Ulster University Business School, Northern Ireland's leading business school for research and ranked 7th out of 101 business schools in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014), the Ulster MBA blends both commercial experience and theoretical learning.

As an Ulster University MBA student, you will study alongside a diverse range of professionals, gaining exposure to different organisations and sectors whilst developing your network. This diversity makes for a richer learning environment where knowledge and ideas can be shared. We also offer students excellent support throughout the course, both in their academic study and in their development as managers and business leaders.

You will be taught by academically qualified subject experts who possess a wealth of industry experience within leading organisations. We also work in close collaboration with local and international employers to ensure that the course is relevant and that what you study meets business needs.

The quality of our MBA is recognised by a number of professional bodies and chartered institutes who have provided exemptions from their own qualifications. For example, the requirements to become a Chartered Manager with the CMI are embedded into our programme should you wish to also gain this recognition at graduation.

What Separates the Ulster University MBA? This balance of commercial and academic experience is key to what separates the Ulster University MBA from other programmes on offer in NI.

A Practical and Applied MBA – Our programme is practical, everything we cover has to be readily applicable to real organisations. Complementing our taught modules is a professional development residential (the price of which is included in the course fees).

Chartered Manager – We have embedded the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management into our programme. Students can opt to gain this qualification automatically at graduation meaning they can become a Chartered Manager through the exemption route (an additional fee to CMI will apply). We are the only MBA in NI to offer this professional accreditation.

Our Alumni – We have the largest alumni of any MBA in NI. Examples include Kevin Kingston (Danske Bank Chief Executive), Gerry Mallon (Ulster Bank Chief Executive and Chairman of the IFA) and Colin Walsh (Chief Executive and founder of Crescent Capital and past Chair of CBI NI).

Link with the Harvard Business School – In 2013, the Ulster University Business School became the first University School in the UK to join a global network of affiliated universities with Harvard. A number of our lecturers undertook intensive training in Boston and bring specialist knowledge in Harvard case study methods and access to online resources.

Mini-MBA – We understand that undertaking an MBA is a significant commitment, consequently, we offer students the opportunity to trial the MBA through our ‘Mini-MBA’ graduating with a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration. This is a commitment of 2 semesters (or 9 months), successful students can also progress on to complete the full-time MBA should they wish.

Attendance

The part-time MBA is taught over 2 academic years, starting in September each year. If you wish to "fast track" you can study the course over 1 academic year September to September.

The course begins with a residential induction programme, where students spend 2 days familiarising themselves with the course, with their classmates, and with the academic team.

Students will attend lectures on a weekly basis, (Tuesday in year 1 and Wednesday in year 2) in semesters 1 and 2 (September to December and January to May).

In semester 3 students complete modules on a 3-day "block" basis. This means studying a subject intensely for 3 days which allows students to immerse themselves in the subject area.

Examinations are held after each semester in January, May, and September.

Work placement / study abroad

Through the Ulster University Business School's connections with other Universities worldwide, students may be able to take advantage of studying a module overseas.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Career options

An MBA will help you develop your career whether it is progressing within your current organisation, changing career into a different profession/sector or working internationally. As a qualification, the MBA is valued and sought after by employers.

Graduates from the MBA course have found that they have been able to deliver value to their organisations through the work that they carry out on the course and thus progress their careers with their respective employers.

Other students use the MBA as a springboard to seek new opportunities both domestically and internationally.

Many students wish to either set up their own business or become business consultants. The course is specifically tailored (especially in terms of assessment and practical teaching) to allow students to develop the necessary skills and expertise to allow this fulfilment.

How does Ulster University help its MBA participants with job hunting?

We have a career development centre which we work in partnership with to ensure students are prepared for the main elements of job hunting (psychometric testing, team interviews, assessment centres, cv building, presentations, etc).



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18, 15 or 12 months that will transform you, your career and your life. With six months of live client projects - more than any other MBA - the Manchester MBA is an experience of a lifetime. Read more

18, 15 or 12 months that will transform you, your career and your life

With six months of live client projects - more than any other MBA - the Manchester MBA is an experience of a lifetime. Our programme offers personalised careers support, an international study environment, six global centres, the flexibility to customise your MBA and more. It will change the way you do business, forever.

The Manchester Method - a practical, situation-based learning approach unlike any other, the Manchester Method is learning by doing.

 Everything you learn at Alliance Manchester Business School can be applied directly to your working life. We don't just give you the theory; we show you how to use it to get immediate results.

This unique, hands-on approach to learning can give you more client-facing hours than any other MBA programme - so you can test theories in real-world situations and stay connected to business.

Discover what a Full-time Manchester MBA student will experience on the Alliance Manchester Business School website.  

Course unit details

The Manchester Full-time MBA

A flexible MBA you can complete in 18, 15 or 12 months

This is our most flexible MBA yet. All candidates start on the 18-month pathway and have the option to complete the MBA faster by switching to the 12 or 15-month pathway. You will be able to swap back to the 18-month pathway if you change your mind.

We encourage you to visit the Alliance Manchester Business school website and see our programme overview for more detailed information and course structure.

Scholarships and bursaries

A range of part-tuition fee scholarships and bursaries are available for British, EEA, and international candidates, as well as for candidates with specific industry backgrounds.

Please check the  Alliance MBS website  for the most recent information.

What our students say

Our students come from across the globe to study the Manchester Full-time MBA. The diversity of cultures, languages and backgrounds adds to their rich experience.

Read our student testimonials.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: 

Career opportunities

Choosing the Manchester MBA could be the best investment you ever make. As well as advancing your own personal development, it is a proven route to accelerating or changing the direction of your career. The Manchester MBA will give you the opportunity to take on any challenge, whether that lies at your current company, at one of the world's top consultancy firms or at your own exciting business venture. Our MBA will give you instant credibility due to its worldwide recognition and our practical approach ensures you develop transferable, practical skills and experience to draw on in the future.

Postgraduate Careers Service on the Manchester MBA

Our experienced Senior Careers Consultants will get to know you personally before you even arrive on campus. They will continue to work closely with you throughout the programme on a one-to-one basis, to help you develop and execute your internship and job search strategy. This is supported by a structured programme of careers workshops and events timetabled within the programme.

For more information on Full-time MBA career support , please visit Alliance MBS website

Accrediting organisations

We are one of the few schools worldwide to gain the approval of all three accrediting bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.



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Programme description. The full-time MBA is an intensive programme designed for students with a minimum of three years' managerial experience who wish to progress to more senior and leadership roles in business. Read more

Programme description

The full-time MBA is an intensive programme designed for students with a minimum of three years' managerial experience who wish to progress to more senior and leadership roles in business.

The programme immerses students in a world of academic thought, current business practice and applied projects.

Studied over 12 months, this is a taught programme delivered by world class faculty complemented by guest business practitioners.

Successful businesses in the future will be those that can confidently and capably steer a path through a world characterised by intense competition, rapid technological development, economic turbulence and increasing resource insecurity.

Businesses need leaders who can think and act strategically in this volatile environment, managing the risk and challenges involved, but also spotting and seizing opportunities for efficiency, innovation and new business models. Businesses also need leaders who will act responsibly in delivering value to all stakeholders.

The Edinburgh MBA will prepare participants to progress with confidence into leadership roles in this new world. We will:

  • deepen participants’ understanding of how businesses and markets work, how value is created through innovation and marketing, how strategies are crafted, how businesses are financed, how performance is measured, how value is delivered efficiently and effectively, and how organisations should be governed, managed and led through change
  • instil a passion for business improvement, innovation and entrepreneurial action to help participants lead in the growth or creation of new business opportunities
  • develop participants’ ability to think strategically and beyond disciplinary silos

Successful leadership also requires accomplished interpersonal skills to bring about change in organisations. Through skills training and professional development, we will work with participants to understand their leadership strengths and weaknesses and provide support for improvement.

Programme structure

The MBA is delivered full-time starting in September each year. The programme combines intensive academic study with practical application. This is achieved both in the classroom through case studies, but also via consultancy-style projects with external organisations to broaden participants’ insights into alternative business models and approaches.

Compulsory courses include:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Organising for Effectiveness
  • Operations Improvement
  • Understanding Economies
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Qualitative Methods and Tools
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Creative Strategy
  • Research Methods for the Capstone Project
  • Professional Development Programme

A range of specialist options are also available. In parallel with academic study, we deliver a Professional Development programme to help enhance interpersonal and leadership skills. Your studies will culminate in a major Capstone Project.

On our core 12-month MBA, there is an opportunity to study International Business in Context (a one-week intensive module located in an emerging market) and to undertake your Capstone Project focused on a country outside of the UK. For those who want further international experience, there is an opportunity to study on our MBA (within international exchange) which will give you the chance to spend 2-3 months on an exchange at one of our international partner Universities (Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Mexico, Spain and USA).

12-month MBA

The programme is delivered in four parts:

  • September–December: students focus on core business disciplines
  • January–March: students develop integrative and strategic thinking, and choose a number of specialist elective subjects
  • April–June: students' specialisation continues
  • June–August: students undertake a Capstone Project as the final part of the 12-month MBA
  • Details of programme structure and elective courses

12-month MBA (International Business)

The MBA (with International Exchange) programme is delivered in four parts:

  • September–March: students study the same core disciplines, integrating courses and a number of specialisations as the main MBA programme
  • April–June: students study abroad at one of 12 partner institutions worldwide, experiencing new cultures and new ways of business
  • June–August: students undertake a Capstone Project as the final part of the 12-month MBA.
  • Details of programme structure and elective courses

Learning outcomes

Students will develop an integrated understanding of the essential aspects of business and leadership skills as well as the development of specialist knowledge through the choice of option courses and MBA Capstone project research.

Recently introduced is the option of a specialisation route consisting of taking two options and the MBA Capstone Project in a specific area of focus. Students will have their specialisations recognised with a Business School Certificate in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Strategy or Sustainability. Specialisations must be agreed in advance with the programme team.

The personal development programme ensures that, alongside the in-depth business learning, students will also develop the personal skills and characteristics required by senior managers in the modern business setting.

For those following the MBA (with international exchange), the study abroad period will add an international dimension to their studies, valuable to all who work internationally.

Career opportunities

The employment market is highly competitive, but the Edinburgh MBA is distinctive and will provide participants with a competitive edge. MBA participants will engage in a leadership and professional development programme that includes personal diagnostics, career planning and skills enhancement designed explicitly to support participants in their pursuit of promotion or new careers.



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The Bradford Distance Learning MBA allows you to study at a time, place and pace to suit you. This programme is ideal if you need to combine work and family commitments with your business management studies, giving you the flexibility to complete your MBA in two to six years. Read more
The Bradford Distance Learning MBA allows you to study at a time, place and pace to suit you.

This programme is ideal if you need to combine work and family commitments with your business management studies, giving you the flexibility to complete your MBA in two to six years.

This flexibility means that you can fit your learning around your work and home commitments, and complete the MBA at a pace to suit you, in anything from two to six years. If you are using the government’s Postgraduate Loan to fund your studies, you will need to complete the MBA in no more than two years (see the Fees and Financial Support section for more details).

You’ll join an international network of over 500 distance-learning students, which means you’ll never be studying alone. Students get all the benefits of being part of a leading business school with access to our unique online learning, careers and support services from around the world.

About our partner RDI

University of Bradford School of Management administers its distance learning MBA programmes alongside RDI. RDI is responsible for the initial stages of student application and admission onto the Bradford Distance Learning MBA programmes in specific territories.

Please note: In August 2015, RDI achieved university status resulting in a name change from Resource Development International Ltd to Arden University Ltd. However, the organisation is aware of the high esteem in which RDI is held by students worldwide and so the RDI name will continue as part of Arden University.

Professional Accreditation

The Financial Times has placed the University of Bradford School of Management's Distance Learning MBA in the world's top 10 in its Online MBA Ranking 2015.

We are in an elite group of less than 1% of business schools in the world to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB.

Why Bradford?

The Bradford Distance Learning MBA is ranked by the Financial Times as one of the world's best online MBA programmes (World No.8) and rated No.1 in the world for alumni career progression.

The programme is aimed at intelligent, highly motivated managers who wish to equip themselves with the essential business and management skills required in the increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic business environment.

As with all our MBAs, we offer students the flexibility to switch between modes of study. Distance learning students can choose to take certain modules alongside Full-time and Executive Part-time students in Bradford or at one of our partner institutions across our global campus. There is also flexibility in terms of how intensively you study. We advise that you study two modules every three months, tackling one unit per week – approximately 14-16 hours of study. However, if you are restricted on time, you can choose to just study one module at a time or even suspend your studies all together and restart at a later date.

While distance learning allows you to study at a time, place and pace to suit your needs we ensure that you will never feel like you are studying alone. Distance Learning MBA students have access to our Virtual Learning Environment and are provided with a variety of materials from textbooks and academic journal papers through to video clips and podcasts for each module. You are also expected to contribute to online discussion forums and tutorials with your tutor group and can network with staff and students our online social networking site - The Atrium.

Although studying largely independently, Distance Learning MBA students get all the benefits of being at a leading international business school and gaining a globally recognised qualification. You will also get access to all of our learning, careers and support services as well as our online library and academic expertise.

Rankings

Financial Times rankings for the School of Management:
-Our Distance Learning MBA ranked 11th in the world, 3rd in the UK in Online MBA rankings
-Our Distance Learning MBA is also ranked 1st in the world for salary increase (percentage) and 2nd in the world for value for money

Modules

Core modules - You will study 10 core modules covering key business and managerial disciplines.
-Online Induction Programme (Completion of the online induction programme is vital as during the induction you will be provided with key information on issues such as MBA rules and regulations, student support services and the online learning resources)
-Business Accounting
-Business Economics
-Operations Management
-Marketing Management
-Managing People
-Managerial and Professional Development
-Business Ethics and Sustainability
-Business Research
-Strategic Management
-Corporate Finance

Elective modules - Once you have gained the required managerial skills and knowledge from the core modules, you will then be required to complete four elective modules. There are normally 9-10 elective modules to choose from for those studying purely by distance learning.
-Business Simulation
-Circular Economy, Core Principles and Concepts
-Corporate Marketing
-E-business
-Entrepreneurship
-European Business Management
-Financial Risk Management in European Banking
-Global Supply Chain Management
-International Business in Emerging Economies
-International Business Studies
-International Financial Management
-International Marketing
-Management of Change
-Management Consulting
-Managerial Leadership
-Marketing Communications
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Project Management
-Services Marketing
-Strategic Information Systems
-Sustainable Operations

Students who choose to take an elective module(s) in Bradford or at one of our partner institutions will have a wider range of choices, including modules such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Management Consulting and Global Supply Chain Management. Up to three modules may be taken in this way at no extra cost.

The management project is an integral part of the Bradford MBA and is often the most challenging and rewarding part of the programme. At the end of the taught programme you put into practice what you have learnt by investigating and reporting on an important management issue or opportunity. If you are sponsored by your employer, the project can relate to your workplace.

Otherwise, you may choose to use the project to deepen your knowledge of a different sector or organisation, or as a stepping stone to your next job. The project findings and recommendations are then written up in a 9,000-word dissertation.

Throughout the project you will be guided by an experienced academic and you will have access to the School of Management Effective Learning department. The Effective Learning service often proves to be very useful providing students with a clear understanding and guidelines on what is required in order to successfully complete their project.

Learning activities and assessment

Students are expected to take two subjects (modules) every three months.

Each module contains nine study units. Students typically progress by studying one unit from each module per week. This equates to approximately 14-16 hours of study per week. If you don't think that you have enough time to study two modules over the three month period you can always chose to study just one module, lightening your workload considerably.

If work or family life is particularly busy then you can even suspend your studies and restart at a later date. This flexibility means that students can complete a distance learning MBA in 2 to 6 years. We do however strongly advise that students study two modules every three months.

Study Abroad

You may decide you want to accelerate your studies, learn about a particular subject area, study alongside other University of Bradford School of Management students or simply broaden your horizons and spend some time studying overseas. You can do this by undertaking up to three block modules (i.e. 3-5 days of intensive study) at no extra cost (other than travel, accommodation and subsistence) at the School of Management or at any one of our partner institutions in Dubai and Singapore.

Career support and prospects

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

An MBA is an opportunity to either change career direction or consolidate experience then return and progress in a previous industry or job. The Financial Times Global MBA rankings show that, on average, 20% of alumni achieve board-level positions within three years of graduation.

On completion of the programme participants go into a wide variety of functions and sectors, including IT/Telecoms, Finance & Banking and Industry being amongst the most popular.

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Why this course?. Strathclyde Business School has been delivering the Strathclyde MBA on an executive (part-time) basis via our international centres since 1988. Read more

Why this course?

Strathclyde Business School has been delivering the Strathclyde MBA on an executive (part-time) basis via our international centres since 1988. We’ve successfully offered and developed the MBA in the UAE since 1995.

A pioneering and experienced MBA provider, we update and review our MBA to reflect the current business environment. Strathclyde’s MBA is strategy-focused and blends theoretical and practical business learning. Our MBA is flexible, and responsive to the needs of working individuals. Our wide choice of electives can help you personalise the programme to suit your business interests. These elective classes can be studied in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, as well as in Glasgow or at our other international centres, to give you an international learning and networking experience.

The MBA project gives you an opportunity to examine in depth a managerial, organisational or environmental issue of your choice over an extended period of time.

Our Executive MBA allows you to study whilst continuing with your career and allows you to implement your learning into work.

What is the programme format?

The programme is designed for busy executives who need to combine career and family commitments with the demands of MBA studies. The flexibility of the part-time approach enables most participants to graduate within two years. However, study may be spread over a longer period if necessary, to a maximum of six years.

Typically, your MBA studies will be made up of:

  • monthly intensive seminars delivered by Strathclyde academics at both our Abu Dhabi and Dubai centres
  • regular tutorials with our locally based counsellors
  • off-campus learning and support via our virtual learning environment

You’ll work in an international environment alongside like-minded classmates and be part of our long established network of students and alumni from our international postgraduate centres.

A highlight of the Strathclyde calendar is the annual MBA Summer School which takes place in Glasgow, over May and June. The summer school is open to all study routes of the MBA who have reached the elective stage of the programme. It's a great way to accelerate your studies, and network with a large group of international colleagues.

Accreditation

Strathclyde Business School is triple accredited by the three international accrediting bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. To gain accreditation by one of these bodies is an achievement in itself. To gain accreditation by all three bodies is a truly outstanding accomplishment and one of which we're proud.

The MBA has been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.

Careers

We recognise that career development is one of the main reasons why people invest in an MBA. The MBA job market offers plenty of global opportunity but can be complex and challenging.

That's why we offer a dedicated careers service for MBA students. This consists of career planning and skills development as well as unlimited access to personal advice and coaching. Our careers service is delivered in-house and by a team of top consultants.

We work with you to complement your proactive job search efforts. We help you use your own particular career background and strengths to help with your next career move too.

You’ll gain the understanding and tools to develop your personal, strategic career plan, as well as the self-marketing and communication skills to make effective applications and impress at interview.

You’ll have the knowledge of the global job market and a range of contacts to make it work for you.

Career & Professional Development Programme

Our core professional development programme is delivered in four modules throughout the year. Each lasts for a week and are held in October, November, January and February. The programme includes:

CPD 1

  • Introduction to strategic career planning and how to get the job you want
  • Creating a personal profile (to be published on our profile site)
  • Presentation skills workshop
  • Networking skills, including social media
  • The Glasgow Challenge

CPD 2

  • Personal skills audit
  • Setting career development goals
  • Self-branding/self-presentation (CVs, cover letters and applications)
  • Supporting resources

CPD 3

  • Company visits and industry presentations, including alumni
  • The Scottish MBA Careers Event

CPD 4

  • Practical interview and assessment centre sessions

Throughout the year, there will be additional workshops, master classes and company presentations.

Dedicated careers resources

You’ll have access to a library of MBA-specific information and resources through our Careers Portal. This offers:

  • company and market information, both UK and global
  • vacancies all over the world
  • links to top MBA sites


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Advance your career with the world’s first and only AMBA-accredited 100% . Online MBA. Designed for enterprising business professionals with at least three years of management experience, this course enables students to enhance their strategic and managerial business skills to take the next step in their careers. Read more

Advance your career with the world’s first and only AMBA-accredited 100% Online MBA.

Designed for enterprising business professionals with at least three years of management experience, this course enables students to enhance their strategic and managerial business skills to take the next step in their careers.

By pairing informed, contemporary content with an interactive online learning platform, this course provides postgraduate students with both flexibility and critical business skills.

“This is not a campus-based course that we’ve just put online; we’ve built this from the ground up, taking on board the current online environment and latest technology that we have available.” Ian Myatt, Director of Educational Enterprise, the University of Birmingham.

Studying for an MBA online provides postgraduate students with the flexibility to learn alongside work, empowering them to apply the latest business knowledge and theory to their roles immediately:

  • Further your ability to overcome complex problems in global business
  • Develop critical managerial skills and master practical applications
  • Enhance the people management skills necessary for more effective leadership
  • Challenge critical thinking on business issues within global society
  • Understand business management and its application in professional life
  • Gain international perspectives of organisations and management theory

Find out more about our Online MBA.

If you are fairly new to the principles of business, or are looking to enhance the early stages of your career you may be interested in our Online MSc International Business.

Course details

Studying Birmingham Business School’s Online MBA takes approximately 2.5 years to complete. It is a 180-credit course (which includes a 60-credit dissertation). For full pricing information, please fill out our form or call +44 (0)800 032 7101.

The Online MBA is specifically designed for those who are already working in business and want to strengthen their understanding in a world-class environment. The online format meets the needs of busy professionals who are balancing work and personal commitments alongside their studies.

If you are fairly new to the principles of business, or are looking to enhance the early stages of your career you may be interested in our Online MSc International Business.

Find out more about our Online MBA.

Learning and teaching

Online MBA students have access to a cutting-edge digital platform throughout their online studies. We have moved beyond the traditional classroom structure, taking full advantage of digital media with modules that draw on interactivity, active student participation and social connectivity to provide a more dynamic learning experience.

Rather than simply reading lecture transcripts and sending in assignments, the University of Birmingham’s online students engage with the curriculum directly using:

  • Video lectures: accessing content at any time and from any device
  • Interactive assignments: actively participating in learning exercises
  • Real-life case studies: gain skills you can apply to your organisation immediately
  • Social interaction: connect with peers, professors and tutors online
  • Digital resources: rely on support for any of your admissions, enrolment, technology or career needs

“Our Online MBA students are not lonely long-distance learners. They are actively working with faculty and collaborating with classmates.” 

Dr Michael Shulver, Director of Online Content for the Online MBA and Online MSc International Business.

In every module, there are four live lecture sessions, (known as connect sessions). These lectures are interactive sessions that run on Saturdays for 2 hours and 15 minutes (with a break halfway through). In each session, students have the opportunity to present their work and discuss case study exercises.

Online MBA students benefit from the same expert teaching as campus students:

  • You’ll be taught by our internationally respected course leaders.
  • Communicating and networking with fellow students in forums and via instant chat will be a regular feature to enhance your learning experience.
  • Undertaking assignments (reports, essays, presentations, quizzes, group work), with deadlines structured at reasonable intervals will help guide you through your student journey.

Find out more about our Online MBA.

If you are fairly new to the principles of business, or are looking to enhance the early stages of your career you may be interested in our Online MSc International Business.



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Preparing you for senior leadership. The Modular Executive MBA programme is one of the top ranked part-time MBAs in the UK and Europe, This MBA offers academic excellence and outstanding connections with international businesses and a dedication from us to you in developing your career. Read more

Preparing you for senior leadership

The Modular Executive MBA programme is one of the top ranked part-time MBAs in the UK and Europe, This MBA offers academic excellence and outstanding connections with international businesses and a dedication from us to you in developing your career.

Whether you are looking to accelerate your career to the next level or to change your career completely, this flexible part-time MBA will transform your professional development.

Studying over the 3rd weekend each month across two years you will learn core management theories and have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience with your elective choices. The programme provides fundamental knowledge of business and management while allowing for flexibility around your career. Take a closer look at the Modular Executive MBA programme structure.

A shared journey

Your journey will be one shared by a diverse, experienced cohort. Amongst this group of talented business professionals you will tasked to collaborate, problem solve and present practical solutions to real organisational issues. The relationships you build over the course of the programme are significant. Your peers will then go on to form an important part of your professional network. Find out more about our current students and alumni by reading their profiles.

London: A global city

London is a global hub for business and has a thriving talented workforce from all corners of the world. There is no better place to be to network and build business connections of your own. The city is host to a large number of successful organisations and provides the perfect platform build relationships and create opportunities. The Modular Executive programme takes place on our campus in the heart of London and is situated in the financial district and right next to London’s Tech City.

Modular Executive MBA Programme Structure

A leading MBA to develop your career

The Modular Executive MBA provides a flexible learning experience that will give you the skills, the knowledge and the edge to make you a better business leader and decision maker. Taking place over the 3rd weekend each month (Friday - Monday) you will undergo a personal transition in the way you approach and think about business.

During your first year you will be taught core management theories and will later be able to tailor your learning experience through a selection of electives in areas such as marketing, innovation, strategy and finance. You will also discover that your professional development is an important part of the programme with coaching and workshop sessions organised by our careers team.

You will find the experiences you encounter and the skills you develop throughout the programme are immediately at your disposal during your day to day work as you immerse yourself in the knowledge and theory taught by our expert academics.

Programme information

The MEMBA programme offers many of the same electives as our world-leading Full-time MBA, and allows flexibility to work around your existing career.

Year 1: Core General Management Programme

The Modular Executive MBA is broken into two halves taught over the first and second years. The first year encompasses the Core General Management Programme which provides you with the fundamental knowledge of business and management.

  • Information and People Management
  • Financial Analysis and Management 
  • Global Business
  • Strategic Management 
  • International Consultancy Week

Year 2:

During the second year, MEMBA students will select Elective modules and undertake a Business Mastery Project. Electives include:

  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • Marketing and Relationship Management
  • International Electives.

Students are required to take a minimum of seven electives; the wide variety of topics covered allows you to specialise in a variety of topics and tailor your Modular Executive MBA experience in London for your future career aspirations.

Throughout the year there will be timetabled Professional Development sessions running throughout the year, and also MBA Networking Events.

Executive and Modular Executive MBA Careers

Dedicated to your success

At the Career and Professional Development Centre our aim is to offer training and guidance in employability skills enabling you to make the most of your EMBA.

We will help you to assess, prepare and implement your strategy to achieve your individual career objectives. Once you have identified your underlying interests and values using our specialist tools, you can tailor your programme with our fully-interactive, practical workshops to power your career forward.

One-to-one support

From the start of term you will work with the Careers Team who will be available to support you throughout your time at Cass. In particular, they will help you focus on your job search strategy as well as providing you with expert CV, interview and networking advice.

Industry specialists and career coaches are also available to help build a clear picture of your career options.

Cass Careers Online

Cass Careers Online is your first port of call to book your place on our events, advice seminars, professional development workshops, company presentations and for one-to-one support. Stay up-to-date with job and business project vacancies and access a range of online resources such as our CV guidance, career advice videos and a company directory.

CCO enables you to:

* View and book upcoming careers events and professional development workshops

* Apply for jobs, projects and work placements and keep track of your applications

* View company profiles and information

Professional Development Workshops

These workshops are an important part of your EMBA programme and supplement your core and elective modules with a range of soft skills. Alongside the compulsory workshops, you are advised to select from a range of additional workshops and seminars to fit your individual learning plan and strategy.

Destination Data

Our Graduate Destination Survey  of last year's EMBA cohort shows that 79% of graduates were employed 3 months after leaving Cass.



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