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Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Course Description

The fully redesigned Bristol MBA was launched in September 2014. It prepares managers for the changing demands of the global market and the increasing challenges of contemporary business. The programme offers you practical insight into the key issues facing organisations today, and has been restructured from the ground up to incorporate and investigate key methodologies relevant to the real world. We'll encourage you to think about business in a responsible way, creating sustainable value for business and society at large, and contributing to a healthy economy.

An MBA qualification helps you towards better prospects, salaries, and ultimately, further fulfillment in business. The Bristol MBA is rooted in the real world of business and has been carefully designed to give you a practical insight into the key issues facing organisations today in all parts of the world. The course can have a profound impact on your career, helping you exceed your potential, and preparing you for the challenges ahead. Our well-established international links help transform Bristol MBA students into effective business leaders with a global outlook.

Key benefits

This course has been accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The University will pay your CMI membership giving you access to member benefits from the CMI:
• Knowledge Resource portal - ManagementDirect
• Mentoring scheme - CMI Achieve
• CMI library services
• CMI organised networking events
On the completion of your degree, you'll gain a CMI qualification.

Course detail

People choose to study for an MBA for different reasons and with different outcomes in mind. The Bristol MBA is vocationally focused, allowing you to tailor your studies to develop areas of knowledge relevant to your career plan, meet your particular goals, and shape your business future. Whatever you want to get out of the course, it's going to be demanding and challenging dedication, energy and enthusiasm are a prerequisite.

Modules

• Customer and International Market Analysis
• Strategy and Implementation
• Leadership, Complexity and Change
• Managing People in a Global Context
• Financial Decision Making
• Systems, Structures and Operations
• Executive Dissertation / Consultancy Dissertation
• Integrated Management Research and Professional Development

Format

The Bristol MBA is a proactive learning experience so while there are some classroom and one-to-one sessions, these are combined with individual research projects and applied study. Our approach is hands on and practical, focused on developing tangible personal and professional skills.

An important part of the course is the Integrated Professional Skills and Research Methods module. This is woven throughout the programme, connecting the various elements together. Integrated Professional Skills and Research Methods focuses on personal development planning, reflective learning and creating a portfolio. You are encouraged to devise a tailored programme of study that aligns with your professional and personal circumstances.

Collaboration is right at the heart of everything we do, with staff and students sharing knowledge and experience of their business worlds. Bristol MBA students learn through syndicate work, group and individual presentations, student-led seminar groups, case studies, experiential learning, role play and business simulations.

Placements

Bristol Business School has forged close links with a broad variety of business organisations at local, national and international level. These partnerships give you the opportunity to complete a 'live' project as part of your MBA course.

Assessment

Assessment for the Bristol MBA is by a mixture of work-based assignments (supervised mini projects), examinations, presentations/vivas and your dissertation.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx

Funding

- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

Visit the Master of Business Administration (MBA) page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Gautam

Doing the MBA has given me the professional skills to succeed. It is the knowledge gained during my MBA that helped me to achieve my role as regional Head for luxury brand exporter.


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

You will need:• an honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised Higher Education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution,• three years' work experience relevant to the MBA course content.If you do not have a first degree, certain professional qualifications combined with managerial experience may be sufficient.

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