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On the Global Banking and Finance MBA we will guide you through management and technical skills, developing you into a professional with a broad knowledge base, capable of performing at the top of the international banking and finance industry. Read more

On the Global Banking and Finance MBA we will guide you through management and technical skills, developing you into a professional with a broad knowledge base, capable of performing at the top of the international banking and finance industry.

Why study this course?

Skills to further your career in banking and finance – develop a comprehensive understanding of technical and management skills to become a well-rounded manager in international banking and finance.

Access the latest research – as a researchled business school, we give our students access to the latest trends, data and knowledge within the global banking and finance industry.

A life-time of career coaching – from the moment you join us you will have a mentor and career coach available to guide you through your career in international banking and finance.

Accredited business school – We hold the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

Study online

If you are interested in studying off-campus, our Online MBA is the first and only distance learning MBA in the world to be accredited by AMBA.

Learn more about the Online MBA

Course overview

Delivered by University faculty and industry practitioners, the programme caters to the current and future needs of the global financial services industry. Addressing key areas such as international banking, banking and finance regulation and supervision, risk and asset and liability management, strategic management of financial institutions, financial markets, and private equity and venture capital finance, it will equip you for a senior position in a global bank or financial institution.

Many of our graduates are working at senior positions in banks and financial institutions, and in the investment industry worldwide. The programme is delivered by University faculty and industry practitioners to cater to the current and future needs of global financial services industry. MBA (GBF) attracts highly qualified and experienced students from a variety of cultures and nationalities and is highly rated by students wanting to specialise in banking and finance.

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

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

Learn from business leaders

On the International Business 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.

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.

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.

From the very start of your 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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On the MBA course you will work closely with businesses in the UK and overseas, experiencing a wide range of business dynamics at all levels. Read more

On the MBA course you will work closely with businesses in the UK and overseas, experiencing a wide range of business dynamics at all levels. Our approach is to constantly apply theory to practice, enabling you to immediately apply your learning in the real world and make a lasting impact on your industry.

Why study this course?

Skills to further your career in banking and finance – develop a comprehensive understanding of technical and management skills to become a well-rounded manager in international banking and finance.

Access the latest research – as a researchled business school, we give our students access to the latest trends, data and knowledge within the global banking and finance industry.

A life-time of career coaching – from the moment you join us you will have a mentor and career coach available to guide you through your career in international banking and finance.

Accredited business school – We hold the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

Study online

If you are interested in undertaking our Online MBA, you can learn more here. Our Online MBA is the first and only distance learning MBA in the world to be accredited by AMBA.

Course overview

During your time on this MBA in International Business, you will take twelve modules and submit a research or company-based project. The modules available to view below are for the full-time MBA in International Business. As a research-led School, the latest thinking and techniques can be rapidly incorporated and teaching kept at the cutting edge.

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.

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 MBA in International Business, and put it into practice for your future career development.

Those taking the Global Banking and Finance programme take the core MBA modules plus other specialist modules for their particular programme.

Learn from business leaders

This MBA in International Business delivers 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.

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.

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.

From the very start of your 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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Centred on the challenges of responsible business and ranked 13th in the world/ 13th best online MBA (QS 2021), the world’s first 100% Online Masters in Business Administration (MBA) to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) will enhance your ability to perform at the highest level in global business management. Read more

Centred on the challenges of responsible business and ranked 13th in the world/ 13th best online MBA (QS 2021), the world’s first 100% Online Masters in Business Administration (MBA) to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) will enhance your ability to perform at the highest level in global business management.

Overview

Designed for determined, forward-thinking professionals with at least three years of management experience, the University of Birmingham’s AMBA-accredited 100% Online MBA combines both quality with flexibility.

Delivered 100% online, the programme allows students to have the opportunity to learn the latest critical business skills, operations principles and management techniques alongside their work - and put learning to the test in real-time for greater workplace success.

From the outset, you will have access to employment advice and one-to-one coaching to confirm your goals, helping you advance your career even further. Enhance your practical knowledge and perform at the highest level in global business management.

If you're working in a healthcare role and are committed to leading the innovative clinical management systems of the future, why not consider our Clinical Leadership MBA, Online - a specialised, online MBA pathway that will empower you to manage and lead clinicians, understand and influence policy, and achieve strategic level changes within health services.

Learn more about the Online MBA.

If you are fairly new to the principles of global business, or if you are looking to enhance your career into a management-level position, you may be interested in the AMBA-accredited Online MSc International Management.

Programme Outline

Realise your business ambitions

The programme is taught by experts who offer a diverse international experience, providing a comprehensive insight into today’s global business challenges. Whether you are looking to progress in your current role or head up your own business, completing the Online MBA will give you the skills and confidence you need to make a greater impact in the world of business.

Module overview:

The Online MBA is a 180 credit full masters programme. You will complete your taught studies in two years (120 credits), followed by 6 months for your dissertation (60 credits).

In year one, you will complete six core modules, followed by a choice of six elective modules in your second year. This will give you the opportunity to build specialist knowledge which has been tailored to your career. 

Year one core modules - credits

  • Marketing - 10
  • Operations Management - 10
  • International Business - 10
  • Accounting and Finance - 10
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management - 10
  • Strategy - 10

Year two modules - credits

  • Service Operations Management - 10
  • Marketing Strategy - 10
  • Economics and Economic Policy for Business - 10
  • Management of Change - 10
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 10
  • Corporate Finance - 10
  • Critical Integration in Management – 10
  • Advanced Strategy - 10
  • Business in Society - 10

Year three dissertation - credits

  • Dissertation - 60

If you are fairly new to the principles of global business, or if you are looking to enhance your career into a management-level position, you may be interested in the AMBA-accredited Online MSc International Management.

Key Facts

The University of Birmingham’s Online MBA has been specifically designed for managers who are already working in business and seek to strengthen their understanding in a world-class environment.

  • Online MBA ranked 13th in the world/ 13th best online MBA (QS World University 2021)
  • World's first 100% Online MBA to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Top-20’ UK university (Complete University Guide; The Guardian Good University Guide; The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide; Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rankings 2020)
  • 3rd best UK university for producing CEOs (Emolument.com 2016)
  • 2nd most frequently targeted university for graduate recruits (High Fliers Research 2020)
  • 5th in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Rated ‘Gold’ for teaching excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)
  • Russell Group member university
  • Universitas 21 member – leading global network of research-intensive universities

There are three intakes a year. Students can join the programme in Spring, Summer and Autumn.



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We are proud to have been running this programme in Singapore since 1993. Following a syllabus closely linked to our MBA in the UK and taught by the same leading academics, we have customised this course to draw on more Asian cases and institutional material than in the UK programme. Read more

We are proud to have been running this programme in Singapore since 1993. Following a syllabus closely linked to our MBA in the UK and taught by the same leading academics, we have customised this course to draw on more Asian cases and institutional material than in the UK programme.

Why Study this Course?

  • Birmingham Business School, which delivers the Online MBA, 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.

Six modules are compulsory and you choose six electives. The modules are taught over a seven day period, five evenings and one weekend, to enable study to be combined with work commitments. Each module is designed to ensure that you will become familiar with both the operational and the strategic aspects of management disciplines through the use of innovative and creative teaching methods. These include action learning/research, formal and live case studies and computer assisted learning to complement conventional lectures and classes. 

You will have access to the School intranet which provides a continuing source of support and access to module teachers. Infrastructure support is provided by our local partners who are in constant communication with the Business School here in Birmingham.

Teaching methods

Modules are designed to ensure that you are exposed to both the operational and the strategic aspects of management disciplines through the use of innovative and creative teaching methods

Employer relevance

A feature of the programme is the possible interaction between the coursework and your workplace. We can do tailor assignments to be relevant to you and your employer.

Employability

Our in-house Careers in Business team and experienced consultants provide specialist careers support services for the exclusive use of Birmingham Business School postgraduate students. Their role is to support your professional development in a variety of ways including:

  • Personal advice and guidance
  • Access to online career development resources
  • Mock telephone or Skype interviews
  • Guidance on managing social media such as LinkedIn

We aim to enable and inspire students to maximise their potential, grow intellectually, and gain the skills, understanding and attributes that are highly sought after by employers, giving students excellent future prospects in a competitive employment market.

We support all of our students as they strive to meet and exceed their career goals. Students can access our careers service any time after they enrol to study at Birmingham Business School and on completion of the MBA.



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Course overview. Prepare for a successful career in business and management with an MBA from Leeds Trinity University. You’ll learn from research-active academics with extensive industry experience in a range of international business contexts. Read more

Course overview

Prepare for a successful career in business and management with an MBA from Leeds Trinity University.

You’ll learn from research-active academics with extensive industry experience in a range of international business contexts. They’ll work with you to develop your understanding and knowledge of the key components of business – from strategy, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, to international business.

About the course

Our approach to learning and teaching is grounded in the most recent research and scholarship related to core management specialisms, as well as current best practice in business. Our lecturing staff will help you develop strong analytical skills, the ability to address complex business problems and implement appropriate solutions.

We keep our class sizes small so we can give you the personal support you need to flourish – whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced business professional. You’ll also work closely with employers on two management consultancy projects, which will give you the chance to make employer connections and build your business portfolio.

This is a UK-based degree with a global perspective, drawing on a range of case studies, research and theory from across the world. You’ll explore a range of international perspectives, ensuring you graduate with the relevant skills to succeed in today’s global economy. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed:

  • advanced knowledge of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate
  • your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice
  • a wide array of professional skills that will enhance your employability, such as communication/presentation, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, analysis, and decision-making
  • lifelong learning skills that will enable you to work with self-direction and originality to contribute to business and society at large.

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.


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Our AMBA-accredited MBA degree will give you the understanding, knowledge and confidence to challenge conventional thinking and stand out in today's fast-moving business world. . Read more

Our AMBA-accredited MBA degree will give you the understanding, knowledge and confidence to challenge conventional thinking and stand out in today's fast-moving business world. 

  • Choice of three pathways: General, Entrepreneurship and Maritime.
  • Small class size and highly interactive, group-based learning.
  • Exclusive access to MBA Learning Suite, newly opened in 2019.
  • Leadership Development Programme with career coaching.
  • European and International study trips with 'live' consulting project.
  • Opportunities for work experience placements. 
  • Free membership of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Course lead

Your course leader is Professor Peter Rodgers, Professor of Strategy and International Management and MBA Director within Southampton Business School. His research focuses on informality within state-business relations, non-market strategies and entrepreneurship. Read Professor Rodgers’ staff profile to find out more about his work.

Related pathways

You'll choose 1 of 3 pathways on this course:

  • Generalist: Choose this pathway if you want to gain a broad overview of modern business and management, with skills you'll be able to apply to many different business situations.
  • Entrepreneurship: Choose this pathway if you want to develop your own business or focus on new product development. You'll gain key management skills and explore entrepreneurship in established organisations.
  • Maritime: Choose this pathway if you work, or want to work, in the maritime sector. This is ideal if you're a maritime industry consultant, if you're moving into the maritime sector from another industry, or if you're a sea-based professional moving to a shore-based role.

Course structure

This is a full-time master’s course. You’ll study for 12 months, from September to the following September.

The course takes place in 3 stages:

  • Mastering fundamentals (semester 1): You’ll develop expertise in key business and management skills through core modules.
  • Mastering complexity (semester 2): You’ll build on your learning and develop more complex skills through core modules. You’ll also choose your optional modules.
  • Mastering business (over the summer): You’ll work independently to research and write a business project about a sector and organisation of your choice. You’ll have the chance to work with a real business client for this research project. You’ll have one-to-one meetings with your supervisor to discuss progress.

Semester 1 overview

This is the ‘mastering fundamentals’ stage.

You’ll learn about people management, accounting, marketing, operations, corporate finance and the global business environment.

At the end of semester 1, as part of the Global Business Environment module, you’ll go on a study trip to the Netherlands and Belgium. This will help you learn about the realities of operating global businesses in Europe and how trade is conducted with the rest of the world.

Businesses we have visited include:

  • DAF Trucks
  • Medtronics
  • Q-Park
  • the Wijn Kasteel Genoels Elderen

Watch our YouTube video about the study trip

Semester 2 overview

This is the ‘mastering complexity’ stage.

You’ll learn about strategy and decision-making, business analytics and risk, leadership, sustainability, innovation and change.

At the end of semester 2, as part of the Leading Sustainability, Innovation and Change module, you’ll take part in a ‘live’ international consultancy project with a client company.

Our clients are innovative companies who want to grow their businesses internationally. They come from various sectors, including: 

  • media
  • oil and gas
  • financial services
  • pharmaceuticals

We’ll assign you to an MBA project team and you’ll work on a strategic issue for a local client company in Brazil.

Want more detail? See all the modules in the course.

Learning and assessment

Learning

We teach through a mixture of:

  • lectures with group discussions
  • practical exercises
  • case studies
  • simulations
  • ‘live’ business projects

We emphasise the importance of collaboration between students, as this is critical for developing your management and leadership skills. We’ll teach you in small groups, using a round-table classroom layout, to encourage discussion and develop your teamwork skills.

Through case studies, simulation exercises and games, you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge to real-world settings.

Assessment

Depending on the modules you take, we’ll assess your progress through a combination of:

  • exams
  • coursework assignments
  • reflective reports
  • group projects and presentations
  • a 12,000-word business project

Academic Support

We'll support you as a mature student with personalised sessions on study skills such as:

  • academic writing and referencing
  • group work
  • presentations

You'll meet with your personal academic tutor throughout the year for help and advice. You can also speak to members of the MBA staff team for guidance.

Careers

Whether you want to improve your promotion prospects, bring new skills to your current role or show you're ready to take on more responsibility, an MBA will help you achieve your ambitions.

Working closely within a diverse, international group will enrich your experience and give you a valuable insight into different business cultures.

To help you plan your next career steps, the Southampton MBA includes a non-credit bearing Leadership Development Programme (LDP), which runs throughout the year.

The LDP includes a series of workshops on key leadership and management skills, and 'soft' skills such as business communication and negotiation.  

The LDP also offers careers coaching and employability workshops delivered by the University’s Careers and Employability Service. In addition, you’ll have access to worldwide MBA-level employment opportunities and recruiter fairs.

During your time on the MBA course you’ll become a member of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you access to a range of business management career and e-learning resources.

We invite industry guest speakers from companies such as:

  • Cap Gemini
  • Airbus
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Prudential

You can also attend industry presentations and seminars hosted by the Business School.



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Overview

Earning your master of business administration degree gives you the freedom to customize the program to meet your career goals. Choose from a range of concentrations including business analytics, management information systems, supply chain management, as well as joint concentrations with other RIT colleges, such as engineering management and health systems administration.

The MBA program requires 48 semester credit hours and consists of 16 courses, 11 of which are devoted to core functional areas, and five are dedicated to concentration areas and electives. An MBA concentration is a sequence of three courses in one discipline, giving you in-depth knowledge in a chosen topic.

Concentrations

Students may choose from a variety of concentrations that best fit their career goals. Popular concentrations includes finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. You may choose from a number of joint concentrations offered in partnership with RIT's other colleges. Students may also create a custom concentration using any graduate courses offered at RIT (subject to prerequisites and program director review and approval). A concentration is defined as three MBA electives in an area of specialization. (MBA concentrations do not appear on a student’s transcript.) Students must take one concentration.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Cooperative education in the MBA program is optional. Academic credit is not granted, but formal recording of the co-op experience is made on the student's transcript. Students in good academic standing are eligible for co-op after completing the foundation course, and a substantial portion of their concentration courses. They also must attend a series of co-op and career services workshops. RIT does not guarantee co-op placements.



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Our MBA will build on your management skills and experience, and will help to expand your global career prospects and earning potential. Read more

Our MBA will build on your management skills and experience, and will help to expand your global career prospects and earning potential. It will enhance your CV and help to bring you to the notice of prestigious employers who are looking for the skillset you will have.

You'll study core modules covering essential areas of management including leadership, marketing, operations management and entrepreneurship. You will also choose from optional modules that enable you to specialise in areas that align with your own individual career goals. These cover topics including venture capital, ethics, corporate finance and change management.

You will take part in an interpersonal skills programme, and your learning will be enhanced through group work with talented peers from different professional and cultural backgrounds. You'll also be able to put your skills into practice when you engage with business on projects with leading multinational companies or small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Course content

This programme involves working with course members from a variety of industrial and commercial backgrounds. It aims to improve your decision making abilities and produces managers of the highest quality.

You can study over one year full-time or fit the MBA around your personal and professional commitments by studying part-time over two to four years. However you study, you will take the same core modules and be able to choose from the full range of options. Modules are typically offered during the day and in the evening each year, with some intensive options available over one week.

The final stage of the MBA involves an individual or group management project with an individual report.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

How you will be assessed

  • Examinations
  • Essay
  • Project work

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.

Careers

Graduate destinations

Our in-house Postgraduate Careers Team provides expert advice and guidance so that you can make an informed decision about the right career path for you.

Prior to commencing your MBA you can take part in pre-course careers discussions and take advantage of remote and online support through an online assessment tool which helps you to evaluate your business interests and motivations. Once on programme, the MBA Personal and Professional Development Programme combines career exploration and skills development. This is complemented by one to one career coaching.

Our support continues throughout your time at Nottingham and after you graduate. Business School postgraduates also have access to events and resources provided by the Careers and Employability Service.

Our MBA provides an excellent platform for career enhancement, career change or entrepreneurial activities.

Graduate destinations include:

  • management consulting
  • finance and accounting
  • human resources
  • marketing/sales
  • information technology
  • operations and logistics

Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for include Accenture, Apple, Bosch, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, EY, Fidelity Bank, HSBC, JP Morgan, Red Cross and Santander Group.

Some MBA graduates return to their previous employer in a more senior role. Our Ingenuity Lab has supported a number of our MBA graduates in starting their own company.

Career progression

88.8% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation.* Average salary uplifts for our full-time MBA graduates have ranged from 40-64% (2015- 2018 period).

The Nottingham MBA programme has enabled many of our MBA graduates to experience career enhancements, career changes and some have gone on to start up their own business or onto PhD studies. View further information on our MBA graduates' career progression.

* HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020, using methodology set by The Guardian.

Accreditation

EQUIS accredited

The Business School is EQUIS accredited.

AMBA accredited

The Business School is AMBA accredited.



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Develop and master core competencies in support of your management and leadership ambitions. The Staffordshire University MBA is designed to accelerate your professional and personal development and to contribute to the journey of being the best you can be. Read more

Develop and master core competencies in support of your management and leadership ambitions. The Staffordshire University MBA is designed to accelerate your professional and personal development and to contribute to the journey of being the best you can be.

From risk management to leadership and performance, this course will help develop the core competencies required to succeed.

To reach your potential, we know you need to understand more than theory alone. That’s why we’ll challenge you to think on your feet, consider the challenge of different organisational contexts, and act as consultants to a real-life start-up business.

You’ll be taught by a team of senior academics and professional practitioners with years of experience. They’ll share insights into the industry to help you develop a problem and practice-based approach.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have grasped skills you need to succeed as a leader, senior manager or entrepreneur.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MBA Business Administration

Part-time study

You can study full-time over one year, or part-time over three years, but either way, be prepared for a challenge - the pace will be fast. Our MBA focuses on a problem and practice-based learning, where real and live business issues are discussed and evaluated. The part-time course has two start points, one in September and one in January.

Course content

For this course, you’ll complete six core modules that build your leadership profile, boost your knowledge of risk management and performance techniques, and develop your understanding of marketing strategies.

You’ll also complete three optional modules that are relevant to your career goals. For example, you might work with a local enterprise to create a business plan to build your leadership skills and test your entrepreneurship qualities. Or you might practice your management skills in a financial management situation.  

We’ll also put your ability to cope under pressure to the test in a final project. You’ll pick a subject that demonstrates your skills and prepare a 15,000 word dissertation on the topic. This piece of work can be further developed into a doctorate if you want to take it further and we offer the DBA route as well as the PhD.

Careers

After completing the Staffordshire MBA, you’ll be equipped to take on a variety of management and leadership positions in a range of fields including:

  • Accounting and financial management 
  • Consultancy
  • Human resource management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing management

Graduates from this course now work at Harley-Davidson, Airbus, Corus Hotels, British Telecoms Global Service, IBM, Expedia, Adelphi Research and the ACH Group.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment, called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your final project.

Assessment

From written assignments to presentations, we’ll assess your learning using a range of techniques.

For example, you’ll demonstrate your skills in oral viva exams. This type of assessment is designed to test your ability to think on your feet and quickly make decisions.

You’ll also carry out a final project where you’ll apply your management and leadership competencies to a real business challenge, draw meaningful conclusions and suggest constructive recommendations.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days. The format will vary for each module.



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The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge. Read more

The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge.

Why choose this course?

The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge. This award will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment. You will also expand your knowledge and understanding of the current changes in the business environment through the study of strategic management, stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility.

The programme is designed so that full time students are able to complete the course in one academic year and part time in two years. By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge and understanding of Business and Management concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis through a range of learning experiences. You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing basic research, problem-solving and organising and managing projects.

In today’s highly dynamic global environment, a complexity of factors, including technology, enterprise and innovation, have a significant impact on business systems and functions. With this in mind, full -time MBA students on the standard mode of delivery (i.e. classroom study and blended learning out of classroom activities) will join with peers from other postgraduate courses offered by University of Wolverhampton Business School.

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Students will be eligible for a Post Graduate Certificate Master of Business Administration after completing their first year of study. Students who complete the whole course will be eligible for the full award.

Potential Career Paths

  • Senior Executive/CEO
  • Board Member
  • Business Consultancy
  • Start up own Business


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Programme description. The full-time MBA is an intensive programme designed for students with a minimum of three years' managerial experience who wish to progress to more senior and leadership roles in business. Read more

Programme description

The full-time MBA is an intensive programme designed for students with a minimum of three years' managerial experience who wish to progress to more senior and leadership roles in business.

The programme immerses students in a world of academic thought, current business practice and applied projects.

Studied over 12 months, this is a taught programme delivered by world class faculty complemented by guest business practitioners.

Successful businesses in the future will be those that can confidently and capably steer a path through a world characterised by intense competition, rapid technological development, economic turbulence and increasing resource insecurity.

Businesses need leaders who can think and act strategically in this volatile environment, managing the risk and challenges involved, but also spotting and seizing opportunities for efficiency, innovation and new business models. Businesses also need leaders who will act responsibly in delivering value to all stakeholders.

Our programme enhances your career potential by giving you a clear focus on the role of the highly sought strategic leader and helps you to progress with confidence. In order to achieve this our MBA is built on three pillars:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Personal attention and connections

Programme structure

The MBA is delivered full-time starting in September each year. The programme combines intensive academic study with practical application. This is achieved both in the classroom through case studies, but also via consultancy-style projects with external organisations to broaden participants’ insights into alternative business models and approaches.

Compulsory courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Operations Improvement
  • Organising for Effectiveness
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Quantitative Methods and Tools
  • Research Methods for the Capstone Project
  • Strategic Leadership (incorporating Global Challenges for Business)
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Understanding Economies

A range of specialist options are also available. In parallel with academic study, we deliver a Professional Development programme to help enhance interpersonal and leadership skills. Your studies will culminate in a major Capstone Project.

On our core 12-month MBA, there is an opportunity to study International Business in Context (a one-week intensive module located in an emerging market) and to undertake your Capstone Project focused on a country outside of the UK. For those who want further international experience, there is an opportunity to study on our MBA (with international exchange) which will give you the chance to spend 2-3 months on an exchange at one of our international partner Universities (Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Mexico, Spain and USA).

12-month MBA

The programme is delivered in four parts:

  • September–December: students focus on core business disciplines
  • January–March: students develop integrative and strategic thinking, and choose a number of specialist elective subjects
  • April–June: students' specialisation continues
  • June–August: students undertake a Capstone Project as the final part of the 12-month MBA

Details of programme structure and elective courses

12-month MBA (International Business)

The MBA (with International Exchange) programme is delivered in four parts:

  • September–March: students study the same core disciplines, integrating courses and a number of specialisations as the main MBA programme
  • April–June: students study abroad at one of 12 partner institutions worldwide, experiencing new cultures and new ways of business
  • June–August: students undertake a Capstone Project as the final part of the 12-month MBA.

Details of programme structure and elective courses

Learning outcomes

Students will develop an integrated understanding of the essential aspects of business and leadership skills as well as the development of specialist knowledge through the choice of option courses and MBA Capstone project research.

Recently introduced is the option of a specialisation route consisting of taking two options and the MBA Capstone Project in a specific area of focus. Students will have their specialisations recognised with a Business School Certificate in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Strategy or Sustainability. Specialisations must be agreed in advance with the programme team.

The personal development programme ensures that, alongside the in-depth business learning, students will also develop the personal skills and characteristics required by senior managers in the modern business setting.

For those following the MBA (with international exchange), the study abroad period will add an international dimension to their studies, valuable to all who work internationally.

Career opportunities

The employment market is highly competitive, but the Edinburgh MBA is distinctive and will provide participants with a competitive edge. MBA participants will engage in a leadership and professional development programme that includes personal diagnostics, career planning and skills enhancement designed explicitly to support participants in their pursuit of promotion or new careers.



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Overview. The executive MBA is a challenging program designed to accelerate the careers of experienced, high-performing professionals with six or more years of business experience. Read more

Overview

The executive MBA is a challenging program designed to accelerate the careers of experienced, high-performing professionals with six or more years of business experience. It is ideal for creative, innovative individuals with established careers who are looking for proven and effective methods and strategies to propel them further up the career ladder or transition into a new field. Students master executive skills such as strategic and cross–functional thinking, utilizing data to drive decision making, client consulting, and leadership. They learn from knowledgeable and professional instructors and from the motivated and diverse peer group enrolled in the program. The curriculum encourages analytical thinking and problem solving, and places a strong emphasis on collaboration and group interaction.

The executive MBA curriculum focuses on core business concepts, providing fundamental skills, knowledge, and perspectives in accounting, statistics, leadership, finance, negotiations, and economics. The program develops skills in cross-functional analysis with an emphasis on strategy, marketing, technology, and international business. Interdisciplinary examples, case analyses, and an applied orientation are key components of the program. Students attend classes for 15 months on alternate weekends (all day Friday and Saturday). In addition, all students attend a three-day orientation at the start of the program and a seven-to-10-day international study trip in their last semester. There is one online course each semester.

The program reinforces practical experience through domestic and international client consulting projects; personal coaching in career development planning, communications, and team building; a competitive business simulation model; and the international study trip.



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Program Highlights. The online executive MBA is a challenging and demanding program designed to accelerate the careers of mature, high-performance professionals with significant business experience, setting itself apart from traditional MBA programs which are geared primarily toward a less experienced audience. Read more

Program Highlights

The online executive MBA is a challenging and demanding program designed to accelerate the careers of mature, high-performance professionals with significant business experience, setting itself apart from traditional MBA programs which are geared primarily toward a less experienced audience. The online program covers the same rigorous curriculum as the on-campus EMBA.

This degree program is ideal for creative, innovative individuals who have established careers and are looking for proven and effective strategies to propel them further up the career ladder. You will master executive skills such as strategic and cross–functional thinking and leadership. You will learn from knowledgeable and professional instructors and also from your successful, motivated, diverse peer group. You will leave this program with a solid community of influential peers and a global alumni network to encourage and support your career. 

The Online EMBA program is an AACSB accredited 17-month 4-semester program with two start dates each year. Students who start in late August will finish in December of the following year; students who start in January will finish in May of the following year.

All students must attend a 3-day on-campus orientation session prior to the start of classes and also must attend the international seminar, which is a 8-to-10 day business and cultural educational trip near the end of the program. All arrangements are made by RIT, and airfare and lodging are provided by the program



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The Chartered Banker MBA is the only qualification in the world where you can simultaneously obtain an MBA together with the prestigious Chartered Banker status. Read more

The Chartered Banker MBA is the only qualification in the world where you can simultaneously obtain an MBA together with the prestigious Chartered Banker status. The programme was designed for the busy financial services professional and is exclusively offered on a part time basis.

For further information on the dual qualification programme click here

Start Dates and Programme Length

This course starts in April or October. The course is taken over 12-60 months depending on route. Visit the webpage for information.

Application

Please see the Chartered Banker webpages for details of how to apply for this programme.

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The skills required for. communication and public relations. have been drastically redefined by changes in social and digital media. Read more

The skills required for communication and public relations have been drastically redefined by changes in social and digital media. Professionals in the field are required to coordinate increasingly complex public relations campaigns now that the consumer and brand are so interconnected. This program will provide students with the know-how to stay ahead of current trends and to apply the latest technologies and communication strategies.

How You Earn Your Certificate

The MBA in Communication & Public Relations program (90 ECTS) lasts one year, divided into three terms. Each term students complete five courses, including industrial visits and guest speaker sessions. In order to graduate, students must complete a management research methods module and a dissertation subject in addition to the other courses.

Learning Outcomes

This program provides students with an academic and professional education that prepares them for positions in public relations, advertising, marketing, communications, management, research and negotiation. Students will also:

1. Explore the marketing plan as a component of the business plan.

2. Present oral and written reports based on experience.

3. Discover how mutually beneficial relationships are made in business.

4. Support decision making with cost-volume-profit relationships and incremental analysis.

Degree Awarded

  • A university MBA degree awarded by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), (título propio), a state-recognized university in Spain.
  • An MBA degree from EU Business School Switzerland which is internationally accredited by ACBSP, IACBE, IQA and certified by eduQua.


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