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Ask Brunel. Are you an experienced manager who wants to take your career to the next level with professional development? Then the Brunel MBA is for you. Read more

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Are you an experienced manager who wants to take your career to the next level with professional development? Then the Brunel MBA is for you.

Whether you want to advance your existing career, move to a new field, or start your own business, the Brunel MBA can give you the tools you need. Every aspect of the course is practical, fulfilling, integrated and, thanks to our world class teaching and research facilities, always relevant to today’s ever-changing business environment.

The Brunel MBA is a one year full-time or two year part-time course with three pathway options: The Brunel MBA, The Brunel MBA (Aviation Management), and The Brunel MBA (Healthcare Management).

The General Management MBA specialisation can help you become a more accomplished manager all-round. From finance to international strategy, harnessing technologies and marketing, this course will help you with senior management decision-making and solving business issues. We support you in identifying your strengths and weaknesses and working with them to help you progress.

The Aviation Management MBA is designed for professionals working for airlines, airport authorities, and supply and support services within the aviation sector such as engineering, logistics, catering, cargo, energy, safety, security, IT, and travel and tourism. It’s supported by our proximity to the world’s busiest passenger hub at Heathrow, Brunel’s growing reputation in aerospace and environmental research, and our close links with the aviation industry.

The Healthcare Management MBA focuses on application of knowledge in the healthcare industry and enables students to develop managerial skills to handle real-life business situations in the sector. The MBA (Healthcare Management) course is designed for professionals in strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and hospital administration, and for those working within private healthcare, outside suppliers and consultancies.

The Brunel MBA part-time course is designed to maximise your career impact in the global market over a two-year study period, without having to take a break from work. Study time for the part-time MBA is 12 hours per week over a maximum of three days, with some classes on Saturdays, making the programme an ideal option for full-time working professionals in and around London.

The Career Development Programme is an integral part of your professional development while you are studying your MBA. Landing a top job after completing your MBA is, of course, a key objective, and the Career Development Programme is designed to provide the tools to help you achieve your ambitions. The programme will help you define your career goals and create a personalised career action plan.

You’ll have access to one-to-one careers coaching to help you understand what makes you stand, out whether it’s your particular management experience and skills or specialist knowledge.

As part of your MBA course, Brunel provides an innovative series of Leadership Masterclasses. Sessions will help you with effective ways to present your ideas, the best methods for managing change, negotiating better and resolving conflict, as well as giving you deeper insight into cross cultural issues and corporate responsibility.

The Brunel Business School has links to many leading organisations such as Barclays, British Airways, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, IBM, Iraq Energy Institute, Jaguar, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, and Xerox. MBA students undertake regular visits to company head offices and representatives from these companies often visit campus as part of the MBA Guest Speaker Series, Let’s Talk Business.

The Graduate Entrepreneur programme allows selected graduates to stay on in the UK and work towards setting up their own business, under a special branch of the Tier 1 Route.

The Brunel MBA is one of a distinguished group of MBA programmes worldwide to have achieved accreditation by both the Association of Masters of Business Administration (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Course content

The Brunel MBA course programme is based upon key business concepts that can help managers and CEOs alike develop the expertise required to lead and manage in international business.

The highly commended Leadership Masterclass Series and the Career Development Programme, combined with over 500 hours of student-tutor direct contact hours, successfully maintain the balance between theory and practice, and reflect the school’s ambitions for its graduates.

The Brunel MBA academic component comprises core modules, followed by elective modules in General management, Healthcare or Aviation and is crowned by a Business Project.

A typical selection of compulsory and optional modules can be found below. Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.

Compulsory modules

  • Operations Management
  • Corporate and Competitive Strategy
  • Business Economics
  • Leading People and Managing Organisations
  • Corporate and Business Finance
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • International Business
  • Business Project and Professional Portfolio

Optional modules

  • Managing for the Future
  • Airline Management, Economics and Ethics
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Managing Service Operations and Change in Healthcare
  • Airport Operations Management

Teaching and learning

The Brunel MBA is taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced, and research active academic staff at the forefront of their field. Many of our lecturers are internationally or nationally recognised for their innovative work and research, work as consultants for major companies worldwide, and have practical experience in business, sometimes having run their own companies.

Lectures provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas, and provide a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study independently.

Throughout the course, you’ll be expected to undertake group work as well as individual projects and presentations. There will also be research talks on key management issues and presentations by outside speakers from the industry.

Assessment and feedback

Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment, or an examination. Coursework and examinations place emphasis on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively. The business project is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.

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