The Sunderland MBA offers a varied programme of lectures and applied learning through seminars, workshops and corporate engagement. A business simulation game is integrated into core teaching to cultivate and enhance leadership skills. Throughout the course there is a dedicated pathway of management and leadership competence development activities – all this makes the Sunderland MBA an exciting and rewarding programme.
12 month taught MBA programme.
24 month MBA which also includes 12 month work placement, facilitated by the University.
24 month taught programme comprised of a MBA and Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management or Digital Marketing and Analytics.
MBA specialist routes
For those with a specific employment focus, we offer a range of MBA’s with specialist routes:
*additional fee applies
Upcoming start dates14 June 202118 October 2021
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study.
Your progress will be assessed with the dissertation and assignments.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.
Please note, the availability of optional modules may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or student demand.
If you join us in March, you will be offered the general MBA course with designated options.
You’ll be based at The Reg Vardy Centre, on the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The Reg Vardy Centre is a modern building with views of the river, and just a short walk from both the coast and Sunderland town centre.
An MBA is a challenging qualification which requires significant dedication. Employers recognise its worth, and the value that an MBA-qualified business leader can bring to their organisation.
While you are studying for this course, you will be an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This gives you access to the CMI's support resources and networking opportunities. If you have 3 or more years' management experience when you graduate, you will be entitled to apply for full membership of the CMI or Chartered status.
Business graduates from Sunderland have secured roles in organisations such as Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adidas.
Following the completion of your MBA programme, you can continue your studies by completing an optional Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Marketing and Analytics or Human Resource Management.
This route enables you to develop specialist knowledge in the areas of digital marketing and analysis or in skills in people management and learning and development.
The total duration of the MBA with PgCert is 24 months
We invite business leaders into the University to share their experiences with students. Past speakers include Divine Chocolate’s Head of Sales and Marketing and Sunderland Football Club’s CEO.
Learning from business professionals can be very useful if you’re not sure what career to pursue when you graduate. If you already have a plan for your career, these events are an excellent way to start building a network of business contacts.
The Sunderland MBA is affiliated with CMI, the Chartered Management Institute.
The programme team is very much committed to supporting you on your learning journey. We provide a robust personal tutoring system setting academic goals and working with you to keep this on track. Study skills development is a feature of the programme support, for example, honing critical skills and critical writing. We pride ourselves on Sunderland being a friendly and sociable place to study – many long-lasting friendships and networks are formed within our Sunderland MBA cohorts.
Visit the Master of Business Administration - MBA/PgCert page on the University of Sunderland web site for more details!
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