Designed for professionals who wish to progress in their career, our part-time Knowledge and Innovation Management MBA will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking employers are looking for from their senior management.
This course will teach you to practically apply the latest knowledge management techniques to bring about innovation across your entire business.
Case studies and professional work-based projects will enable you to practically apply your new skills to the benefit of employers. Guest speakers, industry visits and attending core modules will provide you with a wider perspective and exposure to different cultures as experiences are shared.
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you will graduate with a degree as well as the CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnerships with professional associations ensure the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.
This course is flexible so you can choose to study via a combination of evening classes and weekly blocks, depending on your specific needs. Part-time study allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learned during the course to your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.
It is possible to complete the course in two years, but most students spread the workload over three years. Should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. The course has multiple start dates throughout the year.
You can start your part-time MBA in January or September, sharing core modules with managers from all our MBA specialisms. Once you have completed your first core modules you can choose to specialise in Leadership, Knowledge and Innovation Management or Public Service Management.
You can also choose from a host of optional modules that will allow you to specialise in the areas of management you are most interested in. Most MBA modules can be studied in the evening or in weekly blocks.
Accounting and Performance Management Information Systems, Operations and Process Management Managing in an Uncertain Environment Managing People and Organisations
Developing Strategic Knowledge, Innovation and Change Management Capabilities (9 days) Knowledge Management (5-day block) Strategy, Planning and Commissioning (5-day block) Managing Innovation (4-day block) Marketing and Communication (5-day block)
International study visit
Your optional international study visit to a European organisation would take place in the autumn or spring terms.
It gives you the opportunity to develop your international perspective.
You will experience live case studies and meet senior managers while engaging institutions such as Belfast City Council (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (Epernay, France) and European Commission (Brussels, Belgium).
Core modules will give you thorough knowledge in each key business discipline. You will then have the opportunity to tailor your MBA through a choice of specialisms and option modules.
Our part-time MBA typically takes one day per week over two to three years, or on a block basis. When studying in the block format modules can be taken in any order to suit your interests, apart from the final module.
If you want a more flexible approach, you can also sign up for one module at a time and build your qualification as you go, exiting with a Postgraduate Certificate in Management, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, or an MBA.
Part-time students can choose the order in which they study their modules – to benefit their organisation’s specific needs.
Experienced, professionally qualified lecturers and small class sizes will ensure your learning needs are supported.
Online learning tools and libraries also ensure academic journals, e-books, business articles and other resources are available to you 24/7, both for use at the university and at home.
You will have access to our Careers Service, including CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business.
Careers and employability
An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It takes into account all the major aspects of business.
In a recent study by the Association of MBAs, those surveyed were earning on average, 33 per cent more immediately after their MBA, 92 percent more 3–5 years later, and 151 per cent more 6–10 years after graduation. Both in the short and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.
Employers of recent MBA graduates include Total Oil Marine (UK), Fuji Bank (Japan), Price Waterhouse (Beijing), Ericsson (Sweden), Proton Cars (Malaysia), Hewlett Packard (Germany), Microsoft (Mexico) and PepsiCo (India). Sponsors of part-time students include Lloyds TSB, American Express, Police and Fire Services, Health Trusts, the Body Shop, TRANSCO and BOC Edwards.
• Careers Service
As a student you will have access to our Careers Service, including careers counselling sessions, CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business.
• Careers Counsellor
Christina Keiller is the Business School's Careers Counsellor. Students can speak confidentially with Christina to discuss their plans, have their CV reviewed and prepare for interviews. She works closely with course tutors to ensure that employability is included within academic study.
• Entrepreneurship network
Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship support network. They offer free support for any student or graduate with their business ideas, freelance plan or social enterprise project. Beepurple run events throughout the academic year, designed to equip you with skills that will improve your employability and help you grow a successful business. By taking part in beepurple activities, you will meet like-minded people, hear how other recent graduates have set up their own businesses and gain key enterprise skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.
• Mentoring scheme
Momentum is our award-winning mentoring scheme. It pairs students with professionals who wish to share their experience. Students and their mentors meet regularly to exchange ideas. The scheme helps students to develop new skills and enhance their career prospects.