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Master of Business Administration


Course Description

The Strathclyde MBA can be studied on a full-time one year basis; part-time or flexible learning via our Glasgow HQ or via one of our well-established offshore centres in Switzerland, Greece, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi or Bahrain.

Irrespective of how or where you study, there is only one Strathclyde MBA, and all successful graduates receive the same award.

The Strathclyde MBA is a 180-credit programme comprising four modules, namely;

The Reflective Practitioner
Making the Business Work
Strategic Management for Sustainable Success
Personal Development.

The Reflective Practitioner has three themes - The Learning Manager, Governance and Managing -
all of which are designed to respond to the increasing emphasis in the business world
on corporate social responsibility and professional practice.

Making the Business Work examines key disciplines of management. In order to be a successful and adaptive manager, you need to be aware of the disciplines necessary in organisational
processes and working life. This stage takes you through a range of management
fundamentals and processes which are operated by specialist units in large
organisations, via six distinct sections:

Finance and Financial Management
Marketing Management
Analytical Support for Decision Making
Financial and Management Accounting
Operations Management
Managing People in Organisations

Strategic Management for Sustainable Success develops your ability to work as a manager in a modern organisation by introducing you to a wide range of tools, techniques and theories relevant both to daily management and strategic change. Classes in this stage will help students deal
with organisational ambiguity and uncertainty, planning for the future of the business, and
strategy making through the following sections:

Exploring the International Business Environment
Strategy Analysis and Evaluation
Making Strategy

Personal Development involves three sections:

Strategic Consulting in Practice - this class aims to provide you with theopportunity to apply and test your learning. You will have hands-on experience of working on a live organisational issue
provided by a real-life client organisation,giving an insight into the uncertainties of managing yourself, the task of strategy making and expectations of the client.

Elective classes - you are then invited to choose two elective classes from a wide range of subjects. With a pool of over 120 academic experts across a wide range of specialist departments in SBS, this usually means there are more than 25 elective subjects, all taught by experts. While some of these elective subjects are available on a part-time or flexible learning basis, many course members take advantage of the extensive range of electives offered as one-week units at SBS each year during May and June. Subject to availability, these full-time weeks in Glasgow facilitate a 'fast-track' through the programme from a part-time study perspective. More importantly, attendance gives you an excellent opportunity to learn alongside a group of like-minded, international colleagues.

To reflect the latest management thinking, the subjects are revised annually. For a full list of the electives on offer, contact our admissions office.

The MBA project - finally, this part of Personal Development gives you the opportunity to examine in depth a managerial, organisational or environmental issue of your choice over an extended period
of time, allowing you to put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired during your
studies. The project is an integral part of the MBA programme and must be completed
satisfactorily before you are eligible to graduate. It provides an ideal opportunity to
build on what you have already learned. The primary aim is to reinforce your learning
in an area of your choice, and you will be encouraged to undertake projects within
organisations. Whenever possible, we will assist you in identifying appropriate
organisations or contacts.

Visit the Master of Business Administration page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Degree or professional qualification, with at least three years' post-graduate business experience. Minimum age is 24 years. GMAT is likely to be asked for full-time study.

Course Fees

£25000 for full-time study, but please refer to the website for full details of other study options.


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