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The Bradford MBA

Course Description

The Bradford Full-time 12 month MBA in the UK is our most popular MBA programme and attracts students from all over the world.

It is based at our Bradford campus with the option of taking modules in other locations across our global campus. Full-time MBA students based in Bradford benefit from immersing themselves in their studies and mixing with the School’s international community of students, staff and alumni. They also have easy access to all our facilities, support services and resources on campus – as well as regular opportunities to meet and network with local businesses and organisations.

All our MBA programmes are made up of three stages

Core modules – designed to help you get back in to learning and provide fundamental knowledge of management principles and theory
Elective modules – provide an in-depth understanding of specialist topics that are essential and relevant to the contemporary commercial world. Students choose those that are of most interest or greatest career benefit
Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue
We use a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, case analysis, group work, individual and group problem solving research. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations.

There are a number of scholarships available. For more information please visit:

Visit the The Bradford MBA page on the University of Bradford website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Marcus Orton

1241.jpg Marcus was keen to achieve a well-respected, highly rated MBA, and our FT listings and overall reputation was important. In practical terms it was the fast-track structure of the Accelerated MBA that made all the difference. Marcus now intends to return to medical devices business management, and is also exploring opportunities in the management of healthcare provision.

"The January start date and limited course duration was a timely short break from my professional work. The programme helped to strengthen my appreciation and capabilities in business management and administration as I progressed from R&D, through Project Management into company management and business leadership.

"The programme topics complemented my skills, experience and development needs. Access to the themes and issues within Sustainable Operations in particular will have a long-term impact on my approach
to personal and business management.

"The significant work-load certainly tested and improved my ability to manage my time and priorities, achieve on time and "in full" delivery against immovable submission and exam dates. The Effective Learning support from day one has been invaluable, it is a real asset to the School and a powerful aspect of the educational experience.

"I enjoyed fantastic conversations with and support from colleagues and academic staff as we grappled with relating theory to business practice. Sharing these few months with so many colleagues from further afield, helped me gain a deeper appreciation and respect for their cultural heritage, insight and values."

(Student Profile)

Yogesh Gowalkar

1242.jpg Yogesh is a professional cricketer who has played first class cricket in India for 9-10 years and represented the state of Madhya Pradesh. Yogesh has also represented India at the India-'A' tour to Zimbabwe and Kenya and played for Middlesex County Club (Lord's) as an overseas professional. In addition, Yogesh is a Computer Science graduate and has worked in the Banking sector for 7 years with the State Bank of India.

"I just felt that now was the time for me to take a step up in my career. Hence, I decided to undertake an MBA. I wanted to make best use of my past experiences of working in the banking sector and playing cricket within a management framework and therefore opted for the full-time MBA programme at Bradford University School of Management.

"I chose to come to Bradford University School of Management due to its high rankings, impeccable reputation, accreditation and the program structure. It was reassuring to complete an MBA at one of the UK's oldest established university-based business schools.

"I particularly appreciate the way the program is designed, which allows plenty of time for class attendance, team work and self study unlike some other business schools where the program is very hectic and rushed.

"For me undertaking the MBA has meant not just learning from a text book, but also learning and sharing experiences with my class-mates. As everyone is from different countries, cultures and professional backgrounds there is plenty of scope to look at problems from different perspectives for better overall management solutions.

"I have taken a combination of finance and operation modules in my electives and going to Tilburg (Netherland) for Financial Risk Management was definitely a highlight of the programme.

"In future, I would either like to work in the field of finance or get in to sports management. I feel that the management tools, techniques and the knowledge which I will gain at Bradford will certainly help me to make the most of my past experiences and achieve my goals."

(Student Profile)

Vinay Nair

1243.jpg Vinay is a registered Civil Engineer and after having completed his Masters in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University, he worked as a Civil Engineer in the US for some years.

During his years of employment, he experienced a change in his career from a largely technical to a management person. This shift made him realize that in order to continue growing in the areas he wanted to he needed to acquire concrete business knowledge. And what better way to gain this knowledge than to undertake an MBA programme?

“The Bradford MBA almost appeared tailor made for me because of the following:

a. A highly respected top ranked UK MBA from the UK’s oldest ranked university based business school.
b. Value for money
c. Opportunities to study in other EU countries – I will be visiting TIAS Nimbas in April to attend an elective course in Entrepreneurship.
d. MBA in one year meant less time away from family and work
e. Very strong associations with the Middle East business community via Bradford’s presence in Dubai and the GCC.

“I particularly valued the opportunity to interact with greatly experienced peers from different industries and countries, the excellent amenities for students and the exceptional selection of electives. The friendly and supportive faculty and staff, especially the career service is an excellent source of both encouragement and resource which is guiding me in my quest to achieve my ideal position.

“Post MBA, I would like to work with a real estate developer in a management capacity. This would enable be to marry my technical knowledge of Civil Engineering along with the comprehensive business knowledge learned during my time at the Bradford University School of Management.

“I totally believe the Bradford MBA will help me achieve my ideal position. The programme is exhaustive and fast paced yet it is very well planned and all I can say is that you cannot go wrong with an MBA from Bradford University School of Management. Need I say more?”


MBA Scholarships - 17 Awards

For the academic year 2011/12 the following MBA scholarships are available:There are 17 scholarships of up to £5,000 each to be awarded on merit for September or January entry of Full-time, Accelerated Full-time and Executive part-time MBA for all students.
Scope of the SchemeThe bursaries are restricted to new entrants to the School of Management's MBA programmes, beginning September 2011 and January 2012. These programmes are:Full-time MBA
Executive Part-time MBA
Full-time Accelerated MBAA bursary will not be awarded for MBA study on:
• a Distance-Learning version of the School of Management's course; or
• a programme delivered at or by a School of Management collaborative partner; or
• a course at the School of Management being repeated by the applicant.

Value of Scholarship(s)



The bursaries are restricted to candidates designated by the University as UK/EU fee payers.Candidates must:a) have submitted a formal application for admission to an eligible MBA course at the SoM; and
b) have been allocated a UB number; and
c) possess qualifications that satisfy the normal entry requirements for the
MBA; and
d) be in receipt of an official offer of admission to an eligible MBA course at the School of Management, commencing September 2011 or January 2012.

Application Procedure

Each bursary shall be awarded competitively on academic and professional merit as
determined by the SoM, in light of:
a) the completed application file; and
b) the application letter.
No other criteria will be taken into consideration when making an award.To be considered for a bursary, the candidate must submit in addition to the normal
a) a letter explaining how far and with what consequences, corporate social responsibility/ethical
considerations have featured in his/her experience of management practice;
which letter is
i) original ie a piece of work not already written/submitted for academic assessment in any
other context;
ii) the applicant’s own work;
iii) written in the English language
iv) no more than 1500 words and no less than 1200 words in length, typed in MS-Word,
Times New Roman font, 11pt; submitted by e-mail as an attached file
b) a covering letter, quoting the candidate’s UB number and affirming that the essay is entirely
the applicant’s own, original work by e-mail to [email protected]
Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Awards will be announced by 31 July 2011.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and experience as well as academic achievement. A suitable profile of applicants with formal academic qualifications would be at least 3 years postgraduate work experience. Evidence of numeracy and literacy competences eg. satisfactory GMAT. An approved test in English if it is not the applicant’s first language.For further details please visit: View Website

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