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The Bradford Executive MBA in the UK

Course Description

These are challenging times for businesses – but even more challenging for the senior managers and executive teams running them.

With fewer growth opportunities, how do you maximise the assets in your business to be competitive? How effective are you in your role?

Managers have to be more creative than ever before. You can’t rely on doing the same as you always have. To be effective in your current role or in more senior positions, you need progressive thinking and sharper strategic and financial skills.

Just as businesses and managers have had to change, so we have re-engineered our Executive MBA to reflect our changing times. The Bradford Executive MBA will enable you to perform more effectively at senior levels, giving you the sharp strategic, financial and people skills to do just that.

The Executive MBA is an exciting, contemporary and practical programme, the focus being on cutting edge learning theory and real life application. From Day 1 you’ll be able to take back to your workplace everything you’ve learned so far, demonstrating your ongoing skills change. Teaching is complemented by one to one coaching and personal development planning, helping you to focus on the right career direction.

You will learn

Big picture thinking, leadership, innovation and creativity
To find new markets and create strategies to deliver success in them
How to use financials to map strategy and measure success
To create structured pathways to analyse complex business issues
To decide which strategic investments will deliver the strongest results
The skills and tensions of senior management teams and how to ensure their effectiveness.

As a senior manager, you have limited time, a heavy workload and, possibly, family commitments. So, our programme is designed to cause minimum disruption to your schedule. We teach over block weekends of three or four days (Thursday or Friday – Sunday) allowing intense periods of study followed by reflection and assignments. Teaching takes place approximately every six weeks allowing you to plan your two year diary with confidence. The taught element of the programme lasts for 24 months, with a further four to complete your management project.

For information on Scholarships please visit: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/management/programmes/mba/mba-scholarships/

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

Student Profiles

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.For further details please visit: View Website

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