This Master of Business Administration (MBA) course aims to accelerate your promotion to well-paid positions of leadership. It prepares you for new opportunities in any organisation, in any country, in a range of senior roles. This course can also be taken in August and October.
This full-time MBA builds on your previous business experience and enhances your real-world management capabilities.
You will develop your strategic knowledge, functional competence and problem-solving ability. You will also learn how to re-apply the best of international management practices.
You will study core modules that include ‘Managing and Leading People’, ‘Global Corporate Strategy’ and ‘International Business Environment’. There is flexibility to choose an optional module and dissertation topic that reflect your personal interests and aspirations. This course is the broadest of our MBA courses.
Our course focuses on problem-solving ability and linking theory to real-world challenges. As part of this, we encourage visits to local companies as well as guest lecturers who share their practical business experiences.
Sunderland Business School has partnered together with the CMI to offer you dual accreditation with your MBA, which will enhance your professional profile and add to your achievements. On successful completion of your MBA, you will be eligible for the Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Diploma in Management & Leadership. During your study period, you will also become and Affiliate Member of CMI, which gives you access to CMI's knowledge resource 'Management Direct'. At the end of your studies, graduates with 3 or more years management experience will be entitled to apply for full membership of the CMI or Chartered status.
The course mixes taught elements with self-directed research. You can negotiate the topic of the dissertation to reflect your personal interests and career aspirations.
MODULES ON THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
-Managing and Leading People (15 Credits)
-Operations Management (15 Credits)
-Marketing Management (15 Credits)
-International Business Environment (15 Credits)
-Global Corporate Strategy (15 Credits)
-Financial Management and Control (15 Credits)
-Information Management (15 Credits)
-MBA Dissertation (60 Credits)
Plus choose one optional module from a list that may include the following:
-Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (15 Credits)
-Management Accounting and Control (15 Credits)
-International HRM (15 Credits)
-International Marketing (15 Credits)
Note: some optional modules may not be available.
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study. Assessment is mainly through the dissertation and assignments, as well as exams in some subjects.
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS
The MBA degree is one of the most prestigious and sought-after postgraduate degrees in the field of management and leadership.
The applied nature of our MBA course will build on your previous managerial experience while moving you forward on a journey of practical professional development. The course is an investment in yourself that can lead to:
-Flexibility in an evolving job market
The most common reason for undertaking an MBA is to improve job opportunities. Previous University of Sunderland MBA graduates now work in roles such as:
-Financial Controller in the Gulf region
-Financial Analyst for ultra-high net worth investors
-Operations Director in an oil company
-Management Consultant with an international consultancy group
-General Manager in Eastern Europe
-Division Chief in China
-Business Development Manager for an automotive supplier
-Vice President of a Canadian corporation