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This course is not running in 2018/2019

You understand that the world is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.

You have at least three years of professional or managerial experience where you have held a position of responsibility and can share your experience with others.

You are aiming high and are prepared for a challenge – that’s why you’re reading this.

The Aspiring Director’s MBA

Born of Westminster Business School’s 30 years’ experience of delivering MBA programmes, the new Westminster MBA is designed to support your aspirations.

It prepares you to work with, for and on boards, as a professional and versatile director.

It prepares you to lead, to innovate, and collaborate.

You will experience

-Being a strategist, steward and a change agent

-Advocating for people, ideas and technologies

-Being an entrepreneur and a mentor

By the time you graduate, you will understand your board-level strengths and know how and where you wish to apply them.

Course content

The Westminster MBA builds on your existing professional experience, skills and capabilities using self-directed and experiential learning. The programme incorporates action learning, and runs within our Directors’ Community: a physical board room and a virtual space where you interact with faculty, peers, real organisations and MBA alumni.

You will design your own learning journey using the learning and teaching formats offered by the MBA team in a way that best suits your learning style, your strengths, and your career needs.

You will experience four different roles on four shadow boards, working with different kinds of host organisation.

When you graduate you will be able to provide tangible evidence of your ability to perform as a professional board member.

[[The Westminster MBA process]

The programme is divided into three components

-Preparing for the Board: starter knowledge, skills and competencies

-Route to the Board: a transformational pillar of support throughout the MBA which includes comprehensive action learning and reflexive research

-Experiencing the Board: work with four different host organisations – international, corporate, entrepreneurial and not-for-profit – in four different roles.

The three elements of the Westminster MBA are designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge and competencies to:

-Understand the scope of business and organisational problems

-Reflect on and develop your own journey as leader and potential board member

-Experience real organisational contexts and demonstrate you have what it takes to perform well.

Learning methods will include:

-Seminars, practical sessions/workshops, masterclasses and lectures

-Online resource-based learning journeys

-Working with academic subject expert tutors and your supervisor

-Regular contact with your university-based tutors/supervisor

-Action learning sets and client meetings

-Use of diagnostic tools

-Short courses, conferences, other training and learning events relevant to your needs and negotiated as part of our programme

-Self-managed inquiry research and journaling

Visit the Master of Business Administration (MBA) page on the University of Westminster website for more details!






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