This MBA has been designed for those ready to make the leap into management roles from an existing job and those who are aspiring to become managers.
The programme will give you a broader understanding of business by considering issues such as human and financial resources, customers and the business environment. Importantly, we take a strategic perspective on business and management and help you to develop the skills to contribute to major decisions made by organisations about their future.
Applicants are welcomed from any discipline and from a wide range of job roles. Many entrants to an MBA have a science or technology qualification so it is not necessary that you have studied business or management before.
What will I study?
The MBA is designed to allow you to develop an understanding of key aspects of business and management. You will therefore study aspects related to accounting and finance, human resource management, marketing and strategy. By the end of these modules you will have an understanding of these critical aspects of business. Teaching is set in an international context with examples and illustrations drawn from the global economy.
Throughout we will take a strategic focus, concentrating on the major decisions that organisations have to make to determine their overall direction. You will also be exposed to a range of contemporary issues of interest to all managers, including such things as globalisation, ethics and social responsibility.
How will I study?
As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, portfolios and presentations. Learning from your colleagues is an important part of the course and many exercises will require you to work in teams.
How will I be assessed?
Throughout the programme, there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability, and critical thinking. Coursework often involves both individual and group-based working. Case studies and problem solving exercises are used. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.
Who will be teaching me?
All our staff are passionate about student learning and development. The degree is delivered by specialists in Accountancy, Marketing, Human Resource Management, E-Commerce and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, among others. The team includes active researchers who publish in academic journals, and academically and professionally qualified staff. All team members are people with an energy and enthusiasm for their subject areas.
What are my career prospects?
An MBA helps to equip you for a range of career opportunities in both general management and specialist functions. Typical MBA careers include accountancy, administration, banking, education, finance, human resource management, marketing, public and private sector management, retailing and enterprise.