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Full time & Part time See Course MBA 2 years full time, 4 years part time

About the course

Swansea Business School (SBS) has delivered its MBA programme to students from around the world for over twenty years. The MBA is an internationally respected general management qualification, which enhances the skills and competences of experienced managers, but also provides a launch into a management career for more recent graduates.

Course Overview

The programme covers the general business/management curriculum, with an opportunity to specialise. All students are encouraged to apply concepts learned as well as become familiar with theoretical paradigms.

The content will improve students’ potential to manage and lead organisations effectively through development of abilities, extension of knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories.

This programme is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities through the development of their managerial abilities.

The programme covers the general business/management curriculum, with an opportunity to specialise. All students are encouraged to apply concepts learned as well as become familiar with theoretical paradigms.

The content will improve students’ potential to manage and lead organisations effectively through development of abilities, extension of knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories.

This programme is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities through the development of their managerial abilities.

There remains an opportunity for the programme to be awarded by the University of Wales.

Modules

PART 1
-Financial Management
-Human Resource Management
-Marketing Management
-Strategic Management

In addition to the compulsory modules above, students will typically choose 2 modules from the following options:
-Change Management
-Consultancy Management
-Critical Leadership Studies
-E-Business Strategy
-Management Ethics
-Managerial Economics

Subject to viability, Contemporary Logistics Management could also be an optional module.

PART 2
Students are required to undertake an in-depth business research exercise. It is a vehicle for the integration of skills and knowledge learned during Part 1. It is a substantial piece of work carried out over a period of time, and students can follow their personal preference of subject specialisation.

All students attend a research methods workshop. Following the submission of a research proposal, they are allocated a supervising tutor with whom they will communicate regularly and who will support them throughout the process.

Key Features

-Develop the key leadership and management skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
-Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
-Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
-Gain a leading Management qualification in a flexible, supportive learning environment.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the dissertation. Students on the full time programme or who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on companies from the extensive SBS employer network to provide alternatives to work based assignments.

Career Opportunities

Past students have enhanced their career advancement in the private, public and voluntary/not for profit sectors in the UK and overseas.

Full time students also participate in a programme of organisational visits, workshops and CPD events (in liaison with the Chartered Management Institute) to provide application and networking opportunities, and are supported in finding appropriate work experience opportunities and in planning and progressing their careers after graduation.

The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways.
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Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess one or more of the following: 1. A recognised Honours degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent; 2. A professional qualification; 3. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed to be appropriate.


 Course Content


Where is University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

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Student Profile(s)

Saveeta De Alwis
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Before coming to Swansea I was working for all most two and a half years at Virtusa Pvt Ltd in Sri Lanka - an IT Outsourcing and Consultancy firm. I wanted to grow in my career and so I decided to continue with my higher education. I did my undergraduate at UOW (University of Wales) hence why I selected UWTSD again.

I think the MBA at UWTSD has definitely been a very good choice in terms of higher studies. The experience of learning and interacting with such a diverse class and such a knowledgeable lecture panel has definitely been a plus point!

For me, one of the most valuable aspects of the programme has been the opportunity to work with fellow students from different nations, as they all bring varying ideas to the table. Group discussions bring out new ideas and perspectives from individuals and this helps us to learn more from each other. A good example was our project for Laing O'Rourke where we all came together to brainstorm a new framework for a session of problem solving. This gave us the opportunity not only to work alongside a global firm, but to also understand the real needs of the business world.

The MBA programme has increased my confidence and knowledge of real-world business operations. It will definitely help me reach greater heights in terms of my future career.

Leif Thobroe
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Before I joined the MBA course, I was a Management Trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. I then decided to return to University full-time to do my MBA, following some advice and guidance from lecturers at the UWTSD.

I feel that this programme is the perfect course to advance my knowledge and give me better job prospects in the future. The MBA has helped develop me leadership skills, marketing skills and communication skills. Through excellent teaching, marketing experience, group work and gaining invaluable knowledge.

The MBA has given me a number of great networking opportunities, through various industry visits and guest speakers. I have gained many different experiences which I believe will help me to advance in the management industry that I was in before I started the course.

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