Business Administration - MBA


Course Description

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

Visit the Business Administration - MBA page on the University of the West of Scotland web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Jason Fernandes

People recognise the MBA as a credible programme 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 network and secured my current job.

Jason Fernandes,
MBA graduate, and Investment Analyst at JB Equity


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Entry Requirements

You will normally be expected to satisfy at least one of the following admission requirements: Have a degree awarded by an appropriate institution; Have a postgraduate award (passed at an appropriate level); Have an appropriate professional qualification such as those from ACCA or CIMA; Have passed a pre-Master's, or other foundation course; Be a mature student with relevant work or professional experience. You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed equivalent. NB: International students may be interested to note UWS work in partnership with Olympia College to deliver the MBA course in Malaysia

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