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Executive MBA Business Administration (Executive)

Course Description

Part-time weekend delivery

Course Summary

The challenges and problems facing managers in today's complex business environment do not always lend themselves to quick-fix solutions. Consequently, our MBA course develops your ability to unravel problems and conceptualise alternative solutions so essential to the successful strategic development of organisations.

The Executive MBA is designed to develop effective practice at a strategic level. This requires integration of concepts and theory and reflection upon your own practice.

The course is suitable for:

- Individuals who want to develop their existing management skills and develop new areas of business interest;
- Those seeking fast track career progression opportunities within their organisation;
- Managers and directors from public and private sector organisations undergoing change or looking for opportunities to grow and
- Owner mangers wishing to consolidate existing opportunities and business practice.

Why choose this course?

The Executive MBA offers you an Executive perspective; you will become knowledgeable about the important concepts of key business disciplines, integrating this knowledge with your experience. You will have opportunities to design projects, manage messy problems and be creative in solving real problems you face at work, which enriches your education and has a positive impact on your job performance. You will develop leadership skills to support your career growth and gain confidence to prepare you to take on executive responsibilities. The course also offers a platform for building your professional networks.

Entry requirements

The Exec MBA is delivered within the Business School of the University and at partner institutions overseas. It is aimed at any person, with a suitable management background, who would like to develop his/her capabilities further in order to climb up in their professional career.

In order to benefit from the degree you will need to have an educational, experiential or professional base that involves working with others in a management capacity. In order to cope with the demands of the course you should have:

An Honours degree in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution;
Appropriate Management experience of at least 2 years (or equivalent);
For international students English competence of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required;
Special entry options are available for those with no degree but with extensive management experience.

Successful completion of this degree will enable you to have the necessary knowledge and research that will underpin your abilities to release enterprise and imagination into your team and company. You will be a strong role model so you will need to be a person who is willing to critically reflect and engage with personal and organisational change. As the degree is rooted in workplace practice and experience, it is also essential that you have the support of your line manager and your colleagues, or others with the necessary power and influence. Your success as a student will be dependent on you taking your learning into your organisation and experimenting, challenging and actively reflecting.

Some of these criteria will be a challenge to you. You are probably aware that the degree will be hard work but it will also be fun and will enable you to develop your management and creative ability practically. You may discuss with the Course Director before acceptance for the degree and he/she will explain more fully to you the implications and intended outcomes of the course and explore with you your ability to engage in the learning requirements of the qualification.

Career Management Skills

We anticipate that when you complete your degree you will possess the ability to become a positive change agent in any organisation and an obvious champion for the added value of a dynamic and innovative organisational culture. You will also have had extensive and continuous opportunity for reflective and critical evaluation of your capability as a team worker and leader. The course may also equip you to start your own business or expand the business you are in.

The course includes a professional and personal development strand that will be assessed. This will enable you to enhance your employability skills, reflect on the skills and knowledge you may need to accelerate your career and bring value to your current and future employment. This relates to a key theme in the Education Strategy that offers you the opportunity to participate in a curriculum that is focused on employability and that enables all students to maximise their opportunities.

During the course you will have extensive networking opportunities within the wider course team as well as the University. You can talk through career and further development opportunities with your tutor as well as your peers and wider circle. Whatever you decide to do you will have a toolkit of knowledge and capabilities developed from the course that will support and enable you.

Career/Further study opportunities

Decisions relating to further study can be made during or after the course and you would be encouraged to keep in touch particularly by attendance at the opportunities provided by `the Innovation & Enterprise Service. We will be running a series of Alumni events and you will be invited to these which will offer the opportunity for further study and contact with the University.

The tutors will always be there as a source of advice and help should you want to progress your development further. The course is aimed at self-directed and motivated individuals and it is unlikely you will `sit still. Alumni will be particularly welcome to input into subsequent deliveries of the MBA.

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

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Entry Requirements

An Honours degree in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution; Appropriate Management experience of at least 2 years (or equivalent); For international students English competence of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required; Special entry options are available for those with no degree but with extensive management experience.

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