MBA - Business Administration


About This MBA Program

Course Description

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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 Digital Innovation Management MBA focuses on equipping future leaders and aspiring managers with the toolkit aimed at dealing with technological innovation, vast amounts of digital information, Big Data and using them to make strategic decisions. This matches and reflects upon the increasing digitalisation and the reliance on Big Data as well as the disruptive shifts taking place in the work environment and economy. The course is designed for professionals who work in the IT sector and have an engineering or technical background, as well as entrepreneurs. The Digital Innovation Management MBA has seven core modules (students do not take Operations Management) and two electives: Information Systems in Organisations and Managing Digital Technology and Innovation.

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 the NHS, public health services and 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. We’ll also help you with your CV, LinkedIn profile, and a professional portfolio as well as providing support in building a career plan, job-hunting, writing applications that get noticed, and brushing up on interview techniques.

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 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 Management or Digital Innovation Management 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.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in January. Or this course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Careers and your future

As part of the MBA, students receive advice on all aspects of career planning, including a reassessment of their true strengths and weaknesses. This aspect of the MBA programme is invaluable to students who, having worked in managerial roles for a number of years, may now wish to evaluate their experience to date so that they can progress further, now and in the future.

As well as regular visits to companies for MBA students, many representatives from these companies also visit campus as part of the MBA guest speaker series, Let’s Talk Business. Companies like Barclays, IBM, Microsoft UK and Goldman Sachs have an ongoing relationship with the Brunel MBA, giving students the chance to network and work with them during campus visits.


Visit the MBA - Business Administration page on the Brunel University London web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Chioma

1736.jpg After my bachelor’s degree, I worked briefly in personnel before embarking on a lucrative career as a Relationship Manager in banking. After a while, the lack of importance attached to staff began to resonate with me and I decided to return to HR, but I didn’t want to do so without getting a relevant postgraduate degree behind me. As an international student I’ve had to deal with the challenges arising from the differences in culture and teaching styles. Fortunately, the lecturers in Brunel understand these challenges and have been very supportive. Opportunities to learn are not just confined to my degree course. The free language courses on offer at Brunel have enabled me to start learning Mandarin.

(Student Profile)

Simon Nicholson

1740.jpg I’ve aspired to join an MBA course for many years as a formal, structured and well-rounded programme towards a senior manage/director role.

Following appointment as an Operations Director for a small family firm, I recognised that there was a vacuum in my formal business qualifications. I was seeking an opportunity to develop my significant business experience in a positive learning environment where I can share with others of a like mind and varied business experience across different sectors and industries.

After attending an open event at Brunel University, I enquired about the Brunel MBA and I was impressed with the course content and structure, and with the staff presentation and openness. It appeared to me to be a well-structured, open, honest MBA tailored towards students with significant business experience. The opportunities to learn with others, and apply shared knowledge back to the workplace left a lasting impression. The course timetable and geographical location were also reasons that attracted me to the Brunel MBA.

I have now managed to secure a new role and position as Director of Operations at Oxford Instruments, now a FTSE 250 company, which has been enhanced by my MBA experience and study.

I really enjoyed the course and the experiences and knowledge gained so far. Working with other students on the programme has benefited me greatly, and I have built new friendships and network links as a result.


(Scholarship)

Brunel University International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.For 2013/14 we are please to be able to offer 30 awards, which will comprise of a 15% discount off the cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

In order to apply for the Brunel International scholarships, applicants must:1.Have applied for a full time course for the 2013/14 academic year at Brunel University and been given an applicant number.
2.Be classed as an international fee paying applicant (students from the EU are not eligible)
3.Not be a current Brunel student, unless they are applying for a course of a higher level (for example you are a final year undergraduate and are applying for a Postgraduate Course)

Application Procedure

Applications can be made from January 2013 and should be made electronically via the Brunel International website.

Further Information

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Academic Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in August for courses starting in September and in December for courses starting in January to all students meeting the eligibility criteria. The University will offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. This equates to an average as follows:Home students discount for MSc programmes – £1200
International students discount for MSc programmes – £2025
MBA discount (Home and International) – £2775

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2775

Eligibility

Anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

The Scholarships are automatic as long as the student meets the entry criteria.

Further Information

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/scholarships



Entry Requirements

he Brunel MBA recruits managers and other professionals of high calibre, who can both benefit from and contribute to, an intellectually challenging management development programme.

Please note that the Admissions process for the MBA programme involves assessment in two stages:

Stage 1 - As part of the application process please provide documentary evidence to show:

A 2:1 (or above) UK Honours degree, or international equivalent.
A minimum of three years' full time work experience at managerial or professional level in managing people, budget or other resources following a degree.

Please see course website for further details.