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This Master of Business Administration program provides you with a top-notch education and real world experience. This program eases the entry of students without work experience into the professional life and facilitates young professionals to switch career. Read more

This Master of Business Administration program provides you with a top-notch education and real world experience.

This program eases the entry of students without work experience into the professional life and facilitates young professionals to switch career.

The program is designed in such a way that classes are conducted in the evening (from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and occasionally on Saturday mornings) and paid internships are held during the day.

Features:

•American MBA, AACSB Accredited program. All courses taught in English

•Faculty from the main campus in Fairfield, CT and Luxembourg-based practitioners with strong academic qualifications

•6-9 month paid internship supported by individual coaching

•Individual mentoring program for personal and professional guidance

•International student body from over 50 countries

•Access to SHU’s extensive online library and databases

•Option to add courses on Sacred Heart University’s main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.A. (about one hour north from New York City)

•Non-EU/EEA students graduating with an MBA can obtain a work permit in Luxembourg under certain conditions

You can request more information here.

Paid internship:

SHU has a roster of many top companies which include firms like ArcelorMittal, ATOZ, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, Brown Brothers Harriman, Cargolux Airlines International S.A., Lombard International Assurance S.A., PwC, SES and UBS. SHU and the student will work together to find the best match between the candidate’s objectives and the employer’s expectations. An individual coaching program will also support this process.

You can request more information here.



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This degree programme provides the opportunity to follow the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination (for both September-intake and January-intake students). Read more

This degree programme provides the opportunity to follow the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination (for both September-intake and January-intake students). Click here for more information.

The programme is accredited by the CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) which means students could be entitled to claim exemptions for some of their professional examinations, please see CIMA website. 

Study for an MBA Banking and Finance Master’s Degree at one of Europe’s foremost Banking and Finance Schools. The MBA Banking and Finance is designed for candidates with degrees or relevant business backgrounds, who wish to develop their expertise and further their professional careers.

A primary objective of the MBA Banking and Finance is to develop knowledgeable and capable executives to move quickly to key positions in the financial services sector. The programme will provide executive training at an advanced level covering the latest developments in the management of banks and financial services firms.

We have held a long and strong international reputation in the study of banking and finance and have run Master's programmes in banking and finance since 1973. Over the same period, we have also run a successful PhD programme where research typically focuses on banking and financial sector issues. Postgraduates have enjoyed a mix of both theoretical and practical elements covering contemporary developments in the banking and financial field. The MBA aims to extend and develop advanced training relating to the practical managerial issues faced by modern financial service firms.

The main aim of our full-time MBA is to introduce a much stronger practical emphasis focussing on the strategies and financial management of financial firms. Your MBA will give you practical insight and skills in a range of strategic and management areas in financial services. We invite practitioners to share their views and experiences. Case studies and contemporary issues figure highly in the programme.

The School has a lively group of staff, who are always willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Your teaching staff at Bangor are active researchers, combining high levels of expertise with a desire to extend their subject area, and, most importantly from a postgraduate viewpoint, an enthusiasm to encourage others to develop their academic, financial and business skills.

Why study the MBA Banking and Finance?

Financial systems and financial services firms’ strategies are now involved in a fundamental, far reaching process of realignment and change. The strategic priority of banks and other financial institutions has shifted away from growth and size alone towards a greater emphasis on profitability, performance and shareholder value creation. The growing economic importance of financial sectors has also re-emphasised that bankers, fund managers, multinational companies, securities firms, regulators and financial advisers must have a clear understanding of the theory and practice relating to banking and finance.

Aims of the course

The Bangor Business School aims to build on our long-established expertise in the area of postgraduate training in banking and finance by offering a one-year modular MBA Banking and Finance, which aims to develop participants’ academic and managerial skills in these areas. An important objective is to provide relevant analytical training to familiarise participants with the latest strategic, managerial and industrial developments in the financial services industry.

The MBA Banking and Finance course provides a coherent analytical framework for the study of banking and financial developments from a management perspective. The emphasis throughout the programme is on the application of contemporary, financial, managerial and strategic developments that affect real-world decision-making in the global financial industry.

We recognise that a thorough understanding of recent developments in banking and financial firm strategies, financial management, risk management, international financial markets, marketing strategies and performance evaluation are essential requirements for all those involved in financial sector activities.

Who should consider studying the MBA Banking and Finance?

The course will be of interest to the following people:

  • Graduates who have professional experience in the financial sector;
  • Managers and accountants in public and private organisations who wish to develop their financial management skills;
  • Managers employed in the financial services industry;
  • Graduates contemplating a career in the banking and financial services industry;
  • Graduates who have relevant practical experience and wish to enhance their skills in the areas of banking and finance;
  • Finance professionals (like corporate treasurers and accountants) who deal with the financial services industry.

Course Structure

September intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.

January intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of January to June and September to January and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.

Course Content

What will you study on this course?

The main aim of our full-time MBA is to introduce a much stronger practical emphasis focussing on the strategies and financial management of financial firms. Your MBA will give you practical insight and skills in a range of strategic and management areas in financial services. We invite practitioners to share their views and experiences. Case studies and contemporary issues figure highly in the programme.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Banking and Finance Modules page.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

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Berlin MBA. The. Berlin MBA. is a general management programme with an international approach. The programme systematically examines all the business areas of a company – from marketing, finance, the political and legal environment to cultural aspects. Read more

Berlin MBA

The Berlin MBA is a general management programme with an international approach. The programme systematically examines all the business areas of a company – from marketing, finance, the political and legal environment to cultural aspects. The analysis primarily focuses on the dynamic challenges facing organisations and their executive leadership, especially in companies active on international markets.

The Berlin MBA programme is designed for university or college graduates with prior work experience who now aspire to higher management positions and need to enhance their set of skills in preparation for international management tasks. In choosing from a variety of elective modules, MBA students can gain the specific qualifications best suited to their own career goals.

Elective Modules, e.g.

  • Doing Business in Asia: Study Visit to Hong Kong
  • Doing Business in the USA: Study Visit to the US
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Digital Business Leadership
  • International Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Marketing
  • Consulting and Supply Chain Management

Accreditation

The Berlin MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs, AMBA, one of the leading accreditation bodies worldwide. The international accreditation ensures the high quality and relevance of the postgraduate General Management studies at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin.

The quality seal of FIBAA – Foundation for International Business Administration, a body recognised by the Federal Republic of Germany’s Accreditation Council, confirms that the MBA programme meets the international quality standards as set out in the European MBA Guidelines.

Programme schedule

The Berlin Full-Time MBA starts annually in September. It takes 15 months and is held completely in English. A mandatory European study visit and optional study trips to Asia or America are integral parts of the programme.The seminar styles of the classes encourage lively discussions, support rapid learning in subjects aligned with professional needs, and build on every students’ work experience. Modules are accompanied by assessments, e. g. presentations, written exams or project reports and term papers. After successfully completing all the courses and the Master's thesis, students are awarded 90 ECTS Credit Points in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System.

Programme design

The Berlin MBA programme is divided into three sections: traditional general management core modules, specific electiv modules and Master's thesis. Individual interests can be pursued in our wide range of electiv modules and integrated study visits. The final Master's thesis is designed as a company project and aims to focus on the specific application of the interdisciplinary linking of the content covered on the MBA programme. Find out more ...



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Berlin MBA. The. Berlin MBA. is a general management programme with an international approach. The programme systematically examines all the business areas of a company – from marketing, finance, the political and legal environment to cultural aspects. Read more

Berlin MBA

The Berlin MBA is a general management programme with an international approach. The programme systematically examines all the business areas of a company – from marketing, finance, the political and legal environment to cultural aspects. The analysis primarily focuses on the dynamic challenges facing organisations and their executive leadership, especially in companies active on international markets.

The Berlin MBA programme is designed for university or college graduates with prior work experience who now aspire to higher management positions and need to enhance their set of skills in preparation for international management tasks. In choosing from a variety of elective modules, MBA students can gain the specific qualifications best suited to their own career goals.

Elective Modules, e.g.

  • Cross Cultural Immersion: Study Visit to the UK
  • International Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Transformation Management and Change
  • Digital Business Leadership
  • International Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions

Accreditation

The Berlin MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs, AMBA, one of the leading accreditation bodies worldwide. The international accreditation ensures the high quality and relevance of the postgraduate General Management studies at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin.

The quality seal of FIBAA – Foundation for International Business Administration, a body recognised by the Federal Republic of Germany’s Accreditation Council, confirms that the MBA programme meets the international quality standards as set out in the European MBA Guidelines.

Programme schedule

The Berlin Part-Time MBA starts annually in October. It takes 24 months and is held in English. Study visits to partner universities in the UK and the USA are offered.The seminar styles of the classes encourage lively discussions, support rapid learning in subjects aligned with professional needs, and build on every students’ work experience. Modules are accompanied by assessments, e. g. presentations, written exams or project reports and term papers. After successfully completing all the courses and the Master's thesis, students are awarded 90 ECTS Credit Points in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System.

Programme design

The Berlin MBA programme is divided into three sections: traditional general management core modules, specific electiv modules and Master's thesis. Individual interests can be pursued in our wide range of electiv modules and integrated study visits. The final Master's thesis is designed as a company project and aims to focus on the specific application of the interdisciplinary linking of the content covered on the MBA programme. Find out more ...

Career Service

A combination of individual consultancy and coaching services and modules, which are an integral part of the study programme support our part-time students throughout the programme and afterwards on finding a new career orientation.



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Program Background. The concept of the German “Energiewende” – literally, energy transition – has gained international attention. Read more

Program Background

The concept of the German “Energiewende” – literally, energy transition – has gained international attention. It includes a variety of measures that aim at making Europe’s largest economy free of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In order to attain this, all areas of energy production and consumption will have to go through a transition process. Besides mobility and industry, buildings are therefore one of the key factors for a successful Energiewende.

Most of all, this implies re-directing from a mainly fossil-fueled energy supply towards renewable energies and a much more energy-efficient use of energy in buildings and urban areas. This is one of the largest and most urgent challenges of current urban development and other social disciplines.

Finding solutions to such a complex challenge means that a multitude of actors from business, society, and public administration take part in the process and influence it with their differing and often conflicting interests. Resulting from this is the need for skilled workers who both understand all stakeholders and can work with them.

Building Sustainability

Strategic concepts for communication and cooperation in large-scale projects are crucial for their success. Whereas, “simply” building a house has become a manageable task, things become much more complicated when considering the urban environment and wider interests such as energy efficiency. The Master program, Building Sustainability, focuses therefore, not only on technical and economic perspectives, but also aims at imparting relevant knowledge from other disciplines. This means that the scope of the program is both broad and specific at the same time. The combination of technology, management and sustainability-related topics is therefore a unique opportunity for young professionals to extend their skills.

The MBA program Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency of the Technische Universität Berlin will teach students skills, methods, and concepts to consider different approaches, to understand them and to align them for reaching sustainable solutions. Such competences are not only important in the context of the Energiewende but they are indispensable in every building, construction and real estate project that takes energy efficiency and other sustainability criteria into account.

The idea is that sustainable project results that consider economic, ecological, and social aspects can only be achieved in extensive cooperation of all stakeholders. Managing and moderating such a cooperation is one of the major challenges of implementing sustainability in building projects of all scales. The program aims therefore on enabling students to understand the complexity of planning and management processes and to develop according solutions. This will happen in modules with different approaches: some will teach facts and numbers, others will facilitate connections between different fields and the softer skills of mediating between them and some are designed to apply these competences to practical projects.

The TU-Campus EUREF is located on the EUREF (European Energy Forum) campus in Berlin-Schöneberg. This former industrial area has been developed into a research hub for energy efficiency, renewable energies, and smart grids. Students will gain insight into the numerous real-life examples of building sustainability without having to leave the campus.

Students and graduates

The program addresses a broad group of professionals with varying academic backgrounds, mostly in engineering and technology, management, economics, architecture and urban or environmental planning. However, applicants with other academic backgrounds coupled with working experience in a related field are also encouraged to apply, personal motivation plays an important role in the selection process. Class diversity is one of its greatest assets, as students will not only learn from lecturers with science and business backgrounds, but also from each other.

Graduates will be able to moderate and manage complex projects in the construction, real estate, and planning sector. They will be able to assess the project from technical, ecological, and economic perspectives and find solutions which take all stakeholders into account.

Curriculum

Management decisions in the sustainable building sector require a profound understanding of the sector’s technical, economic, legal, and entrepreneurial peculiarities. Climate and economic changes, controversial opinions, technological progress as well as regulation shape and limit the entrepreneurial room, but also offer chances and opportunities. The industry, therefore, requires broadly skilled individuals who are experts in the field.

The master program is taught over a period of three semesters. The first semester covers the technical, economic, entrepreneurial and legal foundations for management decisions in the sustainable building sector; the second semester deepens this view and looks at business practices, offers a review of current challenges with a lecture series and an provides application of the skills acquired in an interdisciplinary project; the third semester broadens the view while simultaneously focusing on practice according to student’s individual interests. All semesters include lectures, tutorials, seminars as well as excursions, online materials related to practice and extracurricular activities. The Master Thesis is written at the end of the third semester and concludes the program.



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Advance your career by gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management. Study on a course recognised for its practice-based teaching and integration with modern business environments. Read more

Advance your career by gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management.

  • Study on a course recognised for its practice-based teaching and integration with modern business environments
  • Develop your ability to successfully lead and manage organisations in an ever changing and increasingly competitive environment.

This course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management. It is tailored around you and your individual development needs, with personalised coaching. At the end of the course you are awarded with a masters in business administration and you graduate with the skills and confidence to become an agile and resilient business leader of the future.

'This course helped me secure two promotions, including a move to a senior global role at HSBC, where I now lead strategic negotiations with corporate service providers. MBA and professional body accreditations provided me with recognised educational status and essential knowledge, allowing me to lead large-scale projects.'

Ilya Bykov, Executive MBA, 2017 graduate

How you learn

To be a successful leader, you need to understand, implement and integrate the current fundamental concepts of business, and have insights from differing professional perspectives. You gain this knowledge on our course by studying core MBA subjects within four integrated modules. Completing an integrated module means that instead of studying finance or globalisation in isolation, you study finance together with globalisation, marketing and decision making. Our approach replicates the real world where strategic decisions will span multiple business areas, providing you with a richer and more realistic learning experience.

At the diploma stage of the course, you have the opportunity to complete psychometric tests, which can help you increase your critical self-awareness, better understand your leadership skills and identify areas for development. Additionally, you have the opportunity to work on a consultancy project that involves investigating a real issue within your own organisation, or one with which you are familiar.

Over the course, we tailor assignments and projects to the needs of your organisation or your own areas of interest, which maximises the value of your studies. Your organisation also has the opportunity to provide input into your learning and contribute to your development.

When you study an Executive MBA at Sheffield Hallam University you join a learning community of managers and leaders from across a range of professions and industry backgrounds. This provides you with excellent networking opportunities and you can benefit from seeing different perspectives and solutions to managerial challenges.

Applied learning

Our approach replicates the real world where strategic decisions will span multiple business areas, providing you with a richer and more realistic learning experience. Your taught sessions comprise of intensive study blocks in Sheffield, combined with self-managed study time, so that you can work comfortably with your existing commitments in the UK or overseas.

You learn through:

  • problem-solving using real and simulated case studies
  • self-directed study
  • discussions
  • workshops
  • group work

The course is also accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), meaning successful graduates gain an ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management..

Future careers

The Executive MBA is designed to enhance your leadership capability, providing you with support to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and delivers the necessary development to enable you to advance your career. This personal development is supported by practical experience and real world academic learning. This ensures that you have the skills, knowledge and experience that modern organisations seek from their leaders.

Our MBAs are highly valued by employers and previous graduates have gone on to develop successful careers in senior management.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by ILM and upon successful completion of the MBA you will also receive an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management. You will also be able to showcase this ‘dual achievement’ though you very own Digital Badge, which will display detailed information of both your degree and ILM achievements.

As ILM have a partnership with the Institute of Leadership and Management you will be entitled to activate one year of ‘Student Membership’ to the Institute and access a variety of digital resources to support you with programme completion. Successful graduates can apply for full professional membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (all applications are subject to professional body approval and work experience).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus.

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

As a blended learning student, you will attend blocks in our MBA suite, and also have access to a vast range of learning resources which are available online and can be accessed from home.

Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Business Operations And Process Management - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Digital Organisation - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Managing Strategy - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Strategic Marketing Management And Decision Making - 15 credits - Coursework 

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Developing Personal And Professional Leadership Practice - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Enterprise - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Leadership And Change - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Strategic Global Hrm And Decision Making - 15 credits - Coursework 

Final year

Compulsory modules:

  • Dissertation/Consultancy Project - 45 credits - Coursework 
  • Research And Consultancy Methods - 15 credits - Coursework 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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You will gain project management skills and develop the strategic acumen required to direct global enterprises. We will support your development through a Dissertation or Consultancy Project, where you will benefit from our expertise as one of UK’s most research-intensive modern universities (REF 2014). Read more
  • You will gain project management skills and develop the strategic acumen required to direct global enterprises.
  • We will support your development through a Dissertation or Consultancy Project, where you will benefit from our expertise as one of UK’s most research-intensive modern universities (REF 2014).
  • You will join the Global Leadership Programme, a programme of professional development workshops and company visits designed to help you develop the skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced global business.
  • You will participate in an international management field trip and gain direct experience of international management practice. 

Summary

The Roehampton MBA focuses on responsible leadership for sustaining competitive advantage and managing projects in a global context, whilst providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the main functional areas of business management such as strategy, marketing, finance and organisational change. The Roehampton MBA puts emphasis on the analysis of global organisation’s best practices and strategies and it provides the opportunity to pursue a Consultancy Project with either a multinational corporation or a leading SME in London.

This programme has been designed with influence from successful London-based entrepreneurs, to address the needs of global business in the 21st century. This MBA will prepare you for the challenges of senior management within an international business environment. 

Included in the programme’s fees, you will be offered the opportunity to join an international management field trip to a European country, where you will visit companies and will have the opportunity to reflect on current management issues and strategic solutions. The international management field trip will offer you an invaluable opportunity to practice teamwork, to contextualize and apply your international business management knowledge to a number of international companies and cultural contexts.

Content

The Roehampton MBA is an intensive management programme that will enhance your career in international business and related specialist areas and ensure your ‘global career readiness’. The programme will be directly relevant to your professional background and expertise, as learning is related to, and informed by, your own work experience. The programme is delivered by academics and practitioners that are leading experts in their field, and is characterised by quality teaching that is research informed.

The MBA characterised by:

  1. A global perspective, capitalising on your prior work experience, reflected in the programme content and assessment strategy.
  2. The opportunity to apply theory to real business situations and selected international case studies, and to compile a consultancy report.
  3. Learning and teaching focused on your career-readiness and addressing contemporary challenges in 21st century global businesses.
  4. A blended approach to teaching and learning that is technology enabled through the use of Moodle.

On successful completion of your MBA you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and manage global business operations; to absorb complex information; to make difficult strategic decisions and communicate them effectively; and to lead and manage cross-cultural project teams.

Modules

The Pre-Induction Programme

Students who have not previously studied business will be offered additional support in the form of an on-line preparatory, pre-induction programme of study that they will be encouraged to complete before the start of their programme.

Global Leadership Programme

Roehampton Business School is offering to all its PG students an innovative and ambitious Global Leadership Programme alongside their PG awards. The programme runs in parallel with the taught modules and it is complementary to them

Core modules (Autumn term)

Core modules (Spring term)

Optional Modules (20 credits)

Dissertation and Project Modules

Students must choose one of the following:

* The Consultancy Project requires an internship or partnership agreement with a suitable organisation. Internships are normally unpaid. You will need to secure the external partner, but will be supported throughout this process by the university’s careers team and the Business School. The Internship will usually be over a 12-week period on-site at the chosen company.

Compulsory and Required modules

Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules

Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.



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Tackle leadership challenges and consider the economic, social and environmental impact of global business. Are you an ambitious professional looking to progress to senior leadership and drive positive business change? If this sounds like you then the Cardiff MBA is a great next step. Read more

Tackle leadership challenges and consider the economic, social and environmental impact of global business.

Are you an ambitious professional looking to progress to senior leadership and drive positive business change? If this sounds like you then the Cardiff MBA is a great next step.

Whatever your managerial background, we offer a challenging experience that will stretch and support you, developing your business knowledge, increasing your self-awareness and sharpening your ability as an effective and inspiring leader along the way.

Take this opportunity to thrive alongside like-minded, experienced professionals as you consider the wider commercial, social and environmental impacts of decision-making on global business.

The business of changing the world is ours. Together we can make a difference.

We believe that effective learning is founded on two things: your involvement in diverse and challenging experiences and the way you make sense of these experiences, individually and with others.

With that in mind, the Cardiff MBA is delivered in immersive blocks designed to stimulate your curiosity, inform your process of enquiry and strengthen the application of your learning. You’ll find that each block of learning involves a rich variety of activities including company visits, industry speakers, time-limited challenges, role-play and simulations.

You’ll benefit from small group work and block teaching allowing you to master specific interdisciplinary approaches before an opportunity to develop a specialisation via our accelerator project. The programme concludes with a capstone module bringing together the segments of expertise acquired over the course of your MBA experience.

The diversity of our student cohort and our academic staff is a real asset. Opportunities to collaborate with peers, academics and practitioners to challenge your existing knowledge structures, assumptions, values and skills will help you to reconsider your current understanding and to explore issues from different perspectives.

Our MBA is designed to tackle real-world challenges, and this is reflected in our assessment of your work. Reflecting the workplace, you’ll work individually and as part of a team to complete assessment tasks spanning strategy, personnel, consultancy, innovation and crisis.

This structure enables you to customise your MBA programme on six challenge-focused modules with in-built flexibility to suit your career aspirations.

Distinctive features

  • Springboard into The Cardiff MBA programme and learning community with a custom-made orientation and teambuilding programme.
  • The Career Advantage Service: Access to a career consultant and personal coach for personalised professional development.
  • A bespoke, wrap-around Leadership Development Programme to help you assess your leadership capability, develop a personal development path and build key leadership skills.
  • Cardiff Connections will help you become part of the business community through networking events, access to business leaders and alumni talking about their motivations and career choices, and company visits.
  • An International Study Tour that provides the opportunity to study business practice in an unfamiliar context.
  • Contemporary integrated themes running through all modules, such as the future of work, responsible leadership and digital transformation.
  • Opportunities to make a difference to society and the economy through study and extra-curricular activity in line with Public Value.


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Prepare yourself for success in a world of new ideas. The. GSB MBA programme. is structured to refine your professional knowledge, stimulate your imagination and give you the skills and confidence you need to realise your ambitions. Read more

Prepare yourself for success in a world of new ideas. The GSB MBA programme is structured to refine your professional knowledge, stimulate your imagination and give you the skills and confidence you need to realise your ambitions. You’ll learn to see the world for what it is and what it could become and discover how you can transform simple inspirations into meaningful business solutions.

Overview

The MBA at the GSB is a life-changing programme. It will give you a solid grounding in international business with a strong focus on emerging markets. Emerging market business is confronted with a high degree of uncertainty, complexity, and often, excessive inequality. Such a world needs new ideas and solutions, and we’re focusing our energy on developing teaching and research that responds to this need.

The MBA programme is offered as a one-year, full-time course or in a two-year, modular format for delegates who are unable to study full-time.

Our Five Learning Goals

1. Demonstrate the necessary managerial knowledge, tools and techniques to be an efficient and effective manager.

Outcomes:

  • A clear understanding of the concepts, theories and leading issues in the field of general management and business administration
  • An understanding of the context in which business operates
  • An ability to evaluate, synthesise and integrate relevant theories of management

2. Exhibit personal leadership competencies that reflect values-based solutions and can be applied to the contexts in which you operate.

Outcomes:

  • Identify and evaluate the core constructs of leadership and its application to local and global contexts
  • Appreciate different perspectives and world views
  • Appreciate the relevance of personal concerns in leadership enhancement and identify and articulate personal values systems

3. Be able to adapt your management and leadership skills and apply these in diverse national and international contexts, with a sound understanding of sustainable development issues.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the different challenges that businesses and leaders face when they operate in diverse national and international environments
  • Be able to adapt to diverse cultures and institutional environments and operate in conditions of uncertainty
  • Understand sustainable development issues and the role of business in promoting these

4. Demonstrate entrepreneurial competencies based on innovation and creativity.

Outcomes:

  • Approach, decipher, and ultimately create value for entrepreneurial enterprises
  • Develop various tools and skills to identify areas in which a business or innovation is viable
  • Initiate relationships and engage with various stakeholders to further develop innovative ideas and proposals for businesses of all types

5. Possess the pedagogical skills of critical thinking, problem solving, collection and analysis of data and effective written communication.

Outcomes:

  • Understand research skills and be able to manipulate quantitative information, graphs and equations
  • Understand, evaluate and critique written texts of descriptive, prescriptive and argumentative character
  • Conduct independent research and produce written texts in line with international standards
  • Communicate verbally or in writing with professional audiences
  • Challenge orthodoxies and redefine existing knowledge, while demonstrating an awareness of the nature of knowledge in the field

How to Apply

Now that you have decided to take the next step, let us guide you on your application journey for the MBA programme.

The following section contains everything you need to know about applying for an MBA at the UCT Graduate School of Business. We recommend that you take the time required to familiarise yourself with the application requirements. It is vital that you understand what is required in terms of the documents you need to fill out, what supporting documents are required and how they need to be submitted.

IMPORTANT: Please complete all 5 steps and most importantly, the UCT Online Application (the last step).

Application Closing Date: 31 October 2018



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This programme will equip you with all the necessary language, tools and techniques of business and management. Our MBA is unique as we focus on developing your practical wisdom and your capacity for judgment in the turbulent world of international business. Read more

This programme will equip you with all the necessary language, tools and techniques of business and management. Our MBA is unique as we focus on developing your practical wisdom and your capacity for judgment in the turbulent world of international business. We are focused on helping you build the ‘attitudes of mind’ and the skills that you will need to be highly effective at the most senior levels of management. We action this through our unique Mindful Manager and Core Capabilities modules together with four Action Learning challenges that weave together deep philosophical learnings and practical skills development.

Our MBA is globally recognised and highly ranked by The Financial Times.

You may also be interested in our part-time Executive MBA option.

Course Structure:

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

Optional

Additional Information:

Additional course costs and information

There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following your studies, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.

Computer Equipment and Internet access

To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.

The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.



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Our internationally respected degree has been redesigned to reflect the evolving nature of business and the global challenges facing business leaders. Read more

Our internationally respected degree has been redesigned to reflect the evolving nature of business and the global challenges facing business leaders. While a student you will develop your: 

  • Strategic analytical skills 
  • Business intuition 
  • Enquiring
  • Adaptive thinking

Essential core business knowledge and understanding is provided, alongside a strong emphasis on developing the applied managerial skills vital for effective business leaders.

Upon graduation you will be able to effectively respond to unpredictable challenges in globally competitive business environments.

100% of graduates in work/further study six months after graduating - HESA performance indicator 2015/16

“People recognise the MBA as a credible course that gives you a very good understanding of business. I mentioned to a contact that I had completed the MBA and he immediately asked me to send him my CV. Through that connection I was able to secure my current job” - Jason Fernandes, MBA Graduate and Investment Analyst at JB Equity

Modules for Lanarkshire Campus and Online

Core Modules that you will study are:

  • Integration of Business Functions (10 credits) 
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision Making (20 credits) 
  • Managing Organisational Health (20 credits) 
  • Influencing Organisational Strategy (20 credits) 
  • Creativity and Business Wealth (20 credits)
  • Strategic Business Project (60 credits)

The selection of option modules offers one of five specialist areas: 

  • Finance 
  • Leadership 
  • Enterprise 
  • Health service management 
  • Risk management

OPTION MODULES: 

Finance stream: 

  • Advanced Financial Decision Making (10 credits) 
  • Global Financial Systems (10 credits)

Leadership stream: 

  • Leading Change (10 credits) 
  • Influencing Organisational Culture and Change (10 credits)

Enterprise stream: 

  • New Venture Creation (10 credits) 
  • Business Creativity (10 credits)

Health Service Management stream:

  • Responding to Public Health Challenges (20 credits)

Risk Management stream: 

  • Risk and Resilience Management (20 credits)

The Strategic Business Project enables you to develop and apply your module knowledge and research skills to a business topic of your choice.

Modules for London Campus

  • Integration of Business Functions
  • Business Creativity
  • Creativity and Business Wealth
  • Managing Organisational Health
  • Influencing Organisational Strategy
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
  • New Venture Creation
  • Leading Change
  • Strategic Business Project

Teaching & Assessment

Irrespective of your mode of study, you will receive the same content albeit in different formats, i.e. if you are studying full-time then you will have face-to-face lectures, whereas if you are studying online then you will have the same content but a via a series of vignettes and explanatory content. The format in which it is delivered may vary depending on the specific mode of study.

While on our course your communication, negotiation and facilitating skills will be honed through the use of:

  • Business simulation exercises 
  • Role play
  • Case studies 
  • In-company analysis

There will be individual, group and peer assessment and will take the form of:

  • Online tests 
  • Reports 
  • Essays 
  • Presentations 
  • Projects


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Our MBA course offers you a carefully structured, immersive experience that will empower you to push beyond your boundaries. It is designed to focus on . Read more

Our MBA course offers you a carefully structured, immersive experience that will empower you to push beyond your boundaries. It is designed to focus on developing the capabilities you need to be competitive and successful in any industry or entrepreneurial venture.

By honing your skills in leadership, critical thinking and communication, you will work to improve your performance. Your Newcastle MBA journey has been carefully designed to provide you with the opportunity to:

  • enhance your self-awareness
  • integrate and apply your learning
  • develop your consulting skills
  • contribute to, and lead, multicultural teams

You will emerge more confident, capable and better equipped to drive change within your organisation and excel in your career.

Programme highlights

International accreditation

Study a 12-month, full-time, AMBA-accredited MBA programme at a triple-accredited Business School. Our 31 years of professional accreditation demonstrates that our programme consistently meets rigorous international standards.

Immersive business experiences

Apply your learning through immersive business experiences with our Business in Action module, intensive Business Awareness Experience and Boardroom Challenge.

Business in Action runs throughout the year and offers you an innovative approach to management education. You will take part in a range of real-time challenges, using your skills and learning by applying them to operational and strategic issues within a constrained timeframe. You will gain valuable knowledge from business leaders, worldwide alumni and academic mentors.

Leadership development

Develop your leadership and managerial ability with our module dedicated to your personal and professional transformation. 

The Personal and Professional Transformation module develops your understanding of your own career values and drivers. It is delivered through a structured series of:

  • skills enhancement workshops
  • personality testing
  • leadership development activities
  • career development planning sessions

You will work with the module team and our MBA Careers Consultants to develop and understand how to implement your personal and professional development plan.

Corporate projects

Your corporate projects give you the opportunity to explore in practice the challenges and opportunities experienced by organisations. Projects are sourced across a variety of organisations and industries to give you exposure at a regional, national, or international scale.

Management consultancy project

Build on the consultancy and business skills you have learnt through the programme. You will work with your fellow students as a consulting team to respond to an organisation's project brief. You will then present a series of recommendations in response to the organisation’s objectives and deliverables.

Individual project

Your MBA culminates in a final project drawing together the entirety of your MBA learning. This includes an executive summary and a set of credible recommendations derived from your research and written for a management audience.

You can choose from a range of project options:

  • Research project. Similar to a traditional dissertation, you will report on an in-depth project researching and analysing a business issue of interest and relevance to you.
  • Corporate consultancy project. You will analyse and evaluate a current business issue with an external organisation. Apply for a project with one of our corporate partners, or source your own project from an organisation of your choice.
  • Entrepreneurial business plan. If you are planning to start your own business, you can choose to write a comprehensive business plan as your final project.

Global opportunities

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, employers are looking for leaders with the knowledge, ability and ambition to shape the future of global organisations. With our MBA, you will develop these competencies with an optional international study tour, a Management Consultancy Project in an international location, or study an elective at a partner institution.



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In the two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) we aim to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can analyse complex problems and make well-balanced decisions. Read more

In the two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) we aim to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can analyse complex problems and make well-balanced decisions.

The learning pillars of the programme are research-based knowledge grounded in rich empirical examples, a focus on critical and in-depth analysis, and communication of results. The programme combines the depth of a research master with the rich practical examples and casework-intensity of a more practical master. The programme courses therefore each lay a solid research foundation in the form of articles and books by both classic and contemporary great thinkers. On top of that, each course provides insights into the workings of a number of international organisations (ranging from Starbucks and Apple to The Red Cross) and empirical phenomena (from CSR and outsourcing trends to business development in East Africa). Students then use their research-based foundation to draw connections, define problems and analyse through for example casework and projects. Each course also practices the students’ communication skills in one or more areas, through the writing of argumentative essays, oral presentations, feedback-sessions, debates and café seminars.

The programme seeks to simulate the future work environment of the students, and hence learning processes are centered in teamwork, leadership and organisation, and set in an environment where the study tempo and expectations are high and the diversity of people great. Over the past years we have received students from more than 60 different countries, ranging from Argentina to Zambia. A typical SMIO class consists of some 20 different nationalities, which brings interesting perspectives to discussions as well as insights into the different markets of the world. The cultural mix enables us to use the class itself as a teaching tool, where the development of cross-cultural competences becomes a positive side effect of for example team projects.

From day one, we actively work with team processes where taken-for-granted ideas are challenged and the students’ abilities are stretched, step-by-step. Our SMIO students are typically highly committed and hard-working, used to assuming responsibility, and working under pressure in a multicultural environment where a variety of perspectives have to be turned into workable solutions. Challenging assignments and tight deadlines hone the students’ bonds and SMIO students therefore generally get to know each other well, forming an international network for the future.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will have acquired analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and a solid strategic foundation. They will also be seasoned team workers with an international outlook, who are used to embracing complexity.

Building strong ties

The programme has been designed to ease socialisation, and makes students quickly form ties across cultural boundaries. Initially, courses work actively with socialisation through teambuilding as well as leadership and organisation exercises. Furthermore, the SMIO Big Brothers and Sisters, a group of six to eight handpicked senior students, support our new students from the moment they are admitted and act as mentors and role models as well as organise activities ranging from BBQs to company visits.

We know who you are

We deliberately aim to keep the programme small (about 40 students per intake). This means that as a SMIO student you are a familiar face to your teachers and most of them will know you by name. Student-teacher interaction is quite informal, and teachers are generally approachable and interested.



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Flexible and practical, the Executive MBA is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, enabling managers across a range of industries and sectors to want to boost their career prospects. Read more

Flexible and practical, the Executive MBA is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, enabling managers across a range of industries and sectors to want to boost their career prospects.

Each taught module is delivered in an intensive four-day block spread over one long weekend. Modules are offered at six points during the academic year. You can complete the course in a minimum of two-and-a-half-years and a maximum of four-and-a-half years. The programme will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere.

Why study this course?

  • The programme will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere.
  • A flexible payment scheme allows you to break down tuition fee payments on a modular basis, meaning you can “pay as you study”.
  • Modular delivery over long weekends (Friday to Monday) limits the impact of study on your work commitments.
  • Birmingham Business School holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
  • The University of Birmingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in 2016 by both The Times and The Sunday Times and currently ranks at 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Complete University Guide (2018)
  • Birmingham Business School’s MBA portfolio ranked in the top 15 MBAs in the UK (2017) by the Economist.
  • Birmingham Business School is the UK’s oldest business school, bringing more than 100 years of innovative teaching and research.
  • The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities.
  • The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.

In addition to the Executive MBA course, we now offer a Level 7 Senior Leader Masters level Degree Apprenticeship, which represents a new and exciting opportunity to gain a prestigious MBA supported by employers and funded by the Degree Apprenticeship Levy.

Your Executive MBA programme

You will take twelve taught modules, take part in a Dissertation Skills Workshop and submit a research or company-based project. The Executive MBA programme will equip graduates to move into more senior management positions either in their own organization or elsewhere. As a research-led School, the latest thinking and techniques are rapidly incorporated into our teaching to keep you at the cutting edge of the world of business.

Cross-Cultural Management skills are developed in a variety of workshops and Issues in Global Competitiveness are the focus of a specialist series of seminars. Researching and writing a project develops skills in information gathering, analysis and report writing. A supporting programme of consultant delivered career-development workshops allow you to reflect on the impact of what you have learnt on your future career development.

A high-class learning environment

As a Birmingham MBA student, you will have exclusive access to the second floor of our award-winning £10 million postgraduate teaching space, the Alan Walters Building. This will provide you with access to facilities of the highest quality, including a Harvard-style lecture theatre, dedicated computer cluster and seminar rooms as well as breakout rooms and communal areas for studying and group work, which will look out over the University's ambitious Green Heart development, due to be completed in 2019.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the Alan Walters Building.

Learn from business leaders

On the Executive MBA programme we deliver a series of industrial seminars, given by outside speakers from industry and commerce which provides contemporary ‘real world’ perspectives on the business environment. Often these speakers are Birmingham MBA alumni who can lend their perspective on how the course helped them to develop their career.

As part of the Executive MBA, classes and seminars supplement lectures, where fuller analysis and discussion takes place and important business skills, such as analysis, argument and synthesis, can be developed. Case studies are used as a means of relating theory to practical situations and students will often work in small groups with other students on assignments designed to develop problem solving and interpersonal skills.

The Birmingham MBA Deloitte Consultancy Challenge

The Birmingham MBA Deloitte Consultancy Challenge is a week-long intensive consultancy training programme delivered exclusively to Birmingham Business School by Deloitte for our MBA students. Hear from the Deloitte partners and our students, who talk about the experience.

From the very start of your Executive MBA, you receive bespoke advice from our employment consultants. Through one-to-one coaching, our industry experienced they work with you to clarify your aspirations and support you in your future career, jointly developing a winning employment strategy to take you to the next level and to open doors to a range of potential employer.

Careers in Business

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills. At the start of your programme you will receive an email from our team, giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. Please get in touch to find out how our Careers in Business team can support you.



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When the world of business is defined by uncertainty what’s the best strategic move and where are the opportunities? How can we position ourselves to make the most of change and challenge?. Read more

When the world of business is defined by uncertainty what’s the best strategic move and where are the opportunities? How can we position ourselves to make the most of change and challenge?

An Executive MBA gives you the tools to respond to these key questions.

Our two-year programme is tailored to the demands of working professionals, focusing on capability, capacity and knowledge for career progression. Online learning using your workplace as the context is blended with face to face workshops, which take place in convenient three-day blocks typically on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

You will be taught by specialists from our world-class faculty and you’ll benefit from Lancaster University Management School’s recognised strengths in strategy, corporate social responsibility and international business.

We use theories as a framework for discussion and collaborative learning is crucial to what we do. Students from diverse backgrounds, roles and sectors share their unique experiences and perspectives as we work in partnership to explore and resolve complex management and business issues.

You will also have the chance to hear from guest speakers and to make company visits. An optional elective module in International Business is taught in Athens and includes interactions with the central bank of Greece, charities, government members and businesses.

The programme runs in Lancaster and Ghana and connects you to a valuable global network of past MBA students and wider LUMS alumni. This gives you unlimited access to other minds, perspectives and professional expertise to continue your learning and development into the future.

Course Structure:

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

Core

Optional

Additional Information:

Additional course costs and information

There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following your studies, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.

Computer Equipment and Internet access

To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.

The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.



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