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The Bradford Accelerated MBA

Course Description

Our Accelerated MBA – the first of its kind in the UK – is a 10 month intensive programme which allows busy working professionals to return to work to complete a management project after only eight months out of the office. It attracts high calibre professionals with drive, energy and commitment from around the world

Accelerated MBA students benefit from working in small learning sets and mixing with students from other programmes and disciplines. This provides excellent opportunities for networking.

Accommodation is reserved on our Bradford campus for students on the Accelerated MBA so that they can take full advantage of the learning support, careers services and networking opportunities available during their time with us.

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 focused on sustainability
Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue
The Accelerated MBA programme begins with a week-long induction, designed to accelerate you back into learning and help you get to know your fellow students. Accelerated MBA students take elective modules focused on sustainability and sustainable development.

Many of the modules are provided in a block-week format solely for the Accelerated MBA students, whilst others are held during the day or in the evening with our Full-time MBA and Executive MBA students. In this way, you will experience the full benefit of networking with a fantastic mix of managers and professionals with diverse backgrounds and cultures from across the world.

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: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/management/programmes/mba/mba-scholarships/

Visit the The Bradford Accelerated MBA 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

A first degree(UK - minimum 2:2 (honours); European degree GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or 6.5 out of 10, or overall average of 70 from 100 %), or relevant professional qualifications and three years’ appropriate work experience. However, we recognise that there are exceptional professionals who may not have these qualifications, in which case we encourage applications on the merits of career profile and achievements. All applicants are also required to complete the Bradford Test unless they already have a GMAT of 600.Proficiency in English.

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