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.
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.
You'll choose 1 of 3 pathways on this course:
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:
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:
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:
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.
We teach through a mixture of:
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.
Depending on the modules you take, we’ll assess your progress through a combination of:
We'll support you as a mature student with personalised sessions on study skills such as:
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.
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:
You can also attend industry presentations and seminars hosted by the Business School.
Visit the Business Administration MBA page on the University of Southampton web site for more details!
Scholarships of up to £9,000 available - please see website for more details.
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