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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Description


Designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of cutting- edge business theory and practice, the MBA programme is ideal for those seeking to develop an executive career in industry, consultancy, banking or the public sector, it is also ideal for those interested in developing their own business.

Professional recognition

The programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) – a significant benchmark of quality awarded to just 42 of the 120 MBA programmes available in Britain.
Automatic membership of the Chartered Management Institute and a CMI Level 7 Diplomain Strategic Management and Leadership, in addition to an international study tour and two management development weekends are included in the fees, making it one of the most competitively priced MBA programmes in the UK.
We also enjoy close links with the Institute of Directors (IoD) and our MBA alumni and students are eligible for preferential membership fees with the IoD.

Three stages

There are three stages to the programme. During the first stage you will be introduced to the functional disciplines of management and begin to develop the language of management and an understanding of the core concepts within the discipline.
Through the second stage, subject material becomes even more integrative and the programme considers different aspects of strategic management in depth. You are challenged to view an organisation as a complete entity and to consider holistic, strategic approaches. You are also trained in consultancy and research methodologies in order to prepare you for the next stage of the MBA.
In the final stage, you will complete a project. This can be a piece of business consultancy, based upon a real organisation, an enterprise project or a dissertation. This is a substantial piece of work of approximately 12,000-15,000 words and you can use it to research and address a business issue for your organisation or placement provider.

Core units

The taught units are delivered in three-day study blocks and include keynote lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one sessions with tutors. The units include:
• Managing Human Performance
• Managing Customer Value
• Managing for Business Excellence
• Financial Analysis and Management
• Contemporary Issues in the International Environment
• Corporate and Business Strategy in an International Context
• Strategy Implementation
• Organisational Renewal and Change
• Reflections on the MBA Journey

Option units

The optional units enable you to broaden your studies further or to specialise in a particular business discipline. The cross disciplinary nature of the MBA programme enables us to draw on staff expertise from across the Business School to offer the widest possible choice. The options available each year will vary.

Options in previous years have included:

• Business Psychology in Action
• International Corporate Reporting and Governance
• Supply Chain Planning
• International Brand Strategy
• Project Management Organisation and Systems
• Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise
• Strategies for Performance
• Strategic Learning, Coaching and Talent Development
• Leading Change, Innovation and Sustainability

Programme details

The MBA programme is taught at our state of the art Business School in central Manchester by a specialist team made up of recognised experts in their field. You will be assessed through assignments, time-constrained activities, exams and presentations.

International study visit

Integral to the MBA programme is an international study tour which has previously taken place in Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Ljubljana and Prague. All flights, hotels and subsistence costs are covered by your course fees.

Management development residentials

There are two residential weekends, designed to develop your leadership skills and competencies, whilst allowing you the opportunity to reflect on your own developmental processes.

Corporate discount

This scholarship rewards students whose organisation encourages the development of two or more employees through the MBA programme, see our website for more information.

Career prospects

Our MBA graduates work in industry, consultancy, banking and the public sector as well as their own start-up businesses. The programme aims to provide excellent opportunities to enhance managerial competence and self-development, thereby improving promotional and career prospects. Many of our graduates are promoted within their companies or gain employment at a higher level whilst on the course. This course is professionally accredited by the Association of MBAs and the Chartered Management Institute.

MBA Alumni Profiles

Read and watch some of our MBA student profiles and find out why they chose to study at Manchester Met: http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/mba/mba-student-profiles.php

Download our MBA Brochure

You can download our MBA programme brochure by visiting our website at http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/mba

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

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Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

This AMBA-accredited Executive MBA (EMBA) programme is for professionals with management experience. We are delighted to accept applicants who meet one of the following criteria.1. Minimum of three years relevant work experience and a good (2:2) UK honours degree in any subject or an equivalent academic or professional qualification.2. Significant management experience and a substantial record of achievement. Applicants offering these credentials may not have previously studied at university level. Please note: supporting references are required in all cases.

Course Fees

Please refer to our website for the latest fee information.

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