The UWTSD School of Business now offers its full time MBA as a 2 year (min) – 5 year (max), part time, online learning programme available in February and September from wherever you are.
The MBA (online learning) provides access to our existing full time MBA programme but with the flexibility of continuing with your existing employment and lifestyle. There are no attendance requirements for the online MBA so you can choose to study from anywhere in the world continuing your professional and also your personal commitments without interruption.
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.
20 credit modules are 10 weeks each taken sequentially* (7 weeks activities, 2 weeks assessment**, 1 week reflection and forward preparation). 60 credit modules are 30 weeks
Part 2 Dissertation or Integrated Case Study or Business Development Proposal
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has significant experience of supporting learners at a distance. As an online learner on the MBA you will benefit from a programme of study that is designed to be relevant to your current work. The programme will engage you regularly with other MBA students as well as you tutors. You will be learning with other people in different locations and in different business contexts, giving you an opportunity to experience a range of different perspectives.
The programme is delivered through our online Virtual Learning Environment where you will get access to all your key learning activities, resources and your learning group using the latest communications tools and social media applications.
Our University support services are on hand to guide you through your studies.
It takes time for learners to get familiar with learning online and to get to know each other enough to fully participate. Part of the tutor’s role is introducing the different learning technologies and online learning practices to learners. Tutors stage the use of the mediating technologies so that learners are not overwhelmed and gain confidence in their use.
Prior to the commencement of the programme, there will be a one week induction period. During this time students will:
* have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the VLE/Moodle environment; * be directed to key documents such as the handbooks, support areas and links to University documentation; * undertake activities to test out their access to learning materials, LRC and Athens;receive information and contact details regarding personal tutors and student services; * receive tutor contact details and have the opportunity to talk to their personal tutors via telephone or Skype;
Students will receive contact details of module tutors. The usual contact mechanism for module tutors will be via the weekly discussion forum, but tutors will also be available for more detailed or individual queries via e-mail, telephone and/ or Skype. Tutors will also be personal tutors providing support and representation to wider University structures and functions. Tutors will work with students, in the first instance, to identify any additional learning needs and will subsequently refer students to Student Services. Students may also have access to a discussion group for peer support and to enable the student representation process when necessary. The Student support along with the library and technical support services will engage with learners on a one to one basis through email and/or telephone.
All applicants will be individually considered for admission using the following criteria:
Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an appropriate equivalent, i.e. a professional qualification, from a recognised British or overseas institution. Applicants must be employed in a suitable type and size of organisation so that they can draw on their professional business context for learning. Demonstrably appropriate period of experiential learning and/or similar experience in management, or business, or related employment fields, or related area/discipline/subject experience, or defined voluntary experience or similar. This is normally equivalent to, or comparable with, two years experiential learning. This period is not prescriptive and will be interpreted flexibly as a part of consideration for entry. Fulfilling the essential criteria for the admission to the MBA Programmes which is primarily the applicant’s ability to complete the programme satisfactorily and benefit from it. Applicants who do not fully satisfy the general criteria will be considered and may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate that they are capable of successfully undertaking and completing the programme at the required standard, and are able to contribute fully to, and benefit from, the learning experiences delivered within the programme. There is no requirement for attendance in the UK for the online distance learning programme. International students who may decide to come to the University in the UK must fully meet the requirements of the UKBA. Applicants who have been taught and assessed in languages other than English should have an English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0. Applicants must have suitable access to computer equipment so that they can access the University VLE.
Entrants with relevant and acceptable professional accreditation will be considered for exemptions.
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