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Course Description

Swansea Business School (SBS) has delivered its MBA programme to students from around the world for over twenty years. The MBA is an internationally respected general management qualification, which enhances the skills and competences of experienced managers, but also provides a launch into a management career for more recent graduates.

The programme covers the general business/management curriculum, with an opportunity to specialise. All students are encouraged to apply concepts learned as well as become familiar with theoretical paradigms.

The content will improve students’ potential to manage and lead organisations effectively through development of abilities, extension of knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories.

This programme is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities through the development of their managerial abilities.


Part 1

Students study 4 compulsory modules:

Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Marketing Management
Strategic Management
Students select 2 elective modules. Typical options are:

Managerial Economics
Management Ethics
Critical Leadership Studies
Change Management
Social Entrepreneurship
Business Decision Making
Digital Marketing
International Marketing
Implementing Coaching and Mentoring
International Tourism Contexts
Contemporary Issues in Tourism
Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property
Consultancy Management
Leadership and Management in Education
Managing Resources in Public Organisations
Emerging Issues in Sport and Leisure
Global Business of Sport and Leisure
Contemporary Logistics Management
E-business Strategy
Part 2

Students are required to undertake an in-depth business research exercise. It is a vehicle for the integration of skills and knowledge learned during Part 1. It is a substantial piece of work carried out over a period of time, and students can follow their personal preference of subject specialisation.

All students attend a research methods workshop. Following the submission of a research proposal, they are allocated a supervising tutor with whom they will communicate regularly and who will support them throughout the process.

Entry Criteria

Applicants must possess one or more of the following:

1. A recognised Honours degree or equivalent.

2. A professional qualification.

3.Applicants who do not meet the above

criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed to be appropriate.

Applicants who have been awarded a Diploma in Business Administration at Distinction level, or an equivalent postgraduate, post experience Management Diploma at credit level 7 may be admitted with exemption from modules in Part 1

International students for whom English is not a first language will be requested to provide evidence of sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme in accordance with University requirements, normally at least IELTS at 6.0.

Visit the MBA page on the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Saveeta De Alwis

4579.jpg Before coming to Swansea I was working for all most two and a half years at Virtusa Pvt Ltd in Sri Lanka - an IT Outsourcing and Consultancy firm. I wanted to grow in my career and so I decided to continue with my higher education. I did my undergraduate at UOW (University of Wales) hence why I selected UWTSD again.

I think the MBA at UWTSD has definitely been a very good choice in terms of higher studies. The experience of learning and interacting with such a diverse class and such a knowledgeable lecture panel has definitely been a plus point!

For me, one of the most valuable aspects of the programme has been the opportunity to work with fellow students from different nations, as they all bring varying ideas to the table. Group discussions bring out new ideas and perspectives from individuals and this helps us to learn more from each other. A good example was our project for Laing O'Rourke where we all came together to brainstorm a new framework for a session of problem solving. This gave us the opportunity not only to work alongside a global firm, but to also understand the real needs of the business world.

The MBA programme has increased my confidence and knowledge of real-world business operations. It will definitely help me reach greater heights in terms of my future career.

(Student Profile)

Leif Thobroe

4580.jpg Before I joined the MBA course, I was a Management Trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. I then decided to return to University full-time to do my MBA, following some advice and guidance from lecturers at the UWTSD.

I feel that this programme is the perfect course to advance my knowledge and give me better job prospects in the future. The MBA has helped develop me leadership skills, marketing skills and communication skills. Through excellent teaching, marketing experience, group work and gaining invaluable knowledge.

The MBA has given me a number of great networking opportunities, through various industry visits and guest speakers. I have gained many different experiences which I believe will help me to advance in the management industry that I was in before I started the course.


Entry Requirements

2.2 hons in a business or management discipline

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