MBA Business Administration

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
      April, June
    • Course Duration
      1 year full time, part time options available
    • MBA Program Type
      MBA

    Course Description

    The Full Time MBA is a flagship generalist management qualification designed to meet the needs of early career individuals and is structured to support your aspirations for fast track career progression through the development of leadership and strategic management skills and a contemporary understanding of business.

    This postgraduate degree aims to enhance your professional prospects by developing your capability to apply the latest thinking relating to organisational development and change in the competitive global context.

    Successful completion of the MBA highlights your potential to have a real impact on the transformation of the organisation you join.

    The course combines core MBA disciplines with innovative subject areas supported by the latest research in strategic management and leadership to develop business competence and strengthen confidence and credibility, providing you with the practical and theoretical capabilities to master the complexities of a competitive and changing business environment.

    Our courses are designed to be engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.

    Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

    Why choose this course?

    The course adopts a practice-led curriculum and aims to develop an advanced knowledge of organisations and their effective management in the dynamic competitive global context, and the ability to creatively apply this knowledge and understanding to complex issues to systematically and innovatively enhance strategic business and management practice.

    This offers a challenging learning opportunity to encourage the integration of theory and practice supported by experienced academics with substantial management experience. 

    Through practice events you will work with academics and professors of practice on live consultancy projects with leading employers in organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors to support your personal and professional development as a creative and innovative leader with the knowledge and skills needed in the global, knowledge-based economy.

    You will develop the attributes and skills expected of post-graduates, as recognised by professional and industry bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute and the Confederation of British Industry, including team-working, negotiation skills, leadership, confidence and the ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex and unclear problems to develop innovative solutions.

    This postgraduate degree aims to enhance your professional prospects by developing your capability to apply the latest thinking relating to organisational development and change in the competitive global context. Successful completion of the MBA highlights your potential to have a real impact on the transformation of the organisation you join.

    Units

    • Advancing Professional Practice (BSS070-6) Compulsory
    • Leading And Managing Organisational Resources (BSS064-6) Compulsory
    • Management Practice (BSS063-6) Compulsory
    • Strategy And The Global Competitive Environment (BSS058-6) Compulsory
    • Theory Into Practice Project (BSS056-6) Compulsory

    How will I be assessed?

    The underpinning philosophy of all assessments is to develop both your knowledge and skills to enter employment as a confident manager with a strong base from which to meet your own aspirations. This requires consideration of your own personal capabilities as well as looking outward at the business world. The aim is for you to become an independent and self-directed lifelong learner. Apart from the formal assessments there will be an emphasis on self, peer and group assessment. Tutors will provide feedback on formative assessments to support your development of good academic practice. All assessments are rooted in authentic and practical workplace scenarios to enable the integration of theory and practice in dynamic `real world work contexts. Exams are kept to a minimum. To facilitate learning for all students a range of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including: - Business Reports to demonstrate contextual insight and professional practice; - Project Plans to demonstrate project planning skills; - Seminar Papers to develop critical analysis skills; - In-class tests of your knowledge of core concepts in context; - Project Report integrates learning throughout the course independently applied in practice; Business simulation where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making. The focus is on the impact of management education to management practice and later assessments require greater complexity and integration through independent study to support your successful transition into work. This is exemplified by two units at the dissertation stage: Management Practice and the Theory into Practice Project. These help you to consider your personal and professional development and the complexity of applying management education in practice once in employment.


    Visit the MBA Business Administration page on the University of Bedfordshire web site for more details!

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    Rohit Ransaria: MBA graduate & Finance Manager, Vedhas Limited

    The MBA taught me how to play a part in a growing organisation. The units I studied helped me understand accounting concepts and prepare business plans, which I was later able to apply in the workplace. At the end of my course the University helped me secure an internship – which was crucial in securing a job, and the perfect chance for me to acquire practical experience and relate real-world situations to coursework.

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    Sunny Sahdev: Vedhas Limited

    We are lucky to have found people who we can work with and rely on. If the University can keep providing people like Rohit, we would not think twice but to employ them full-time.

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    Biao Wang: MBA graduate

    I have developed a good level of interpersonal skills, creativity and motivation. The course developed my effective planning, organisational and team management skills. As a result, I feel much more confident in the business world.


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    Entry Requirements

    Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

    To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

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    Course Fees

    The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2021/22 is £12,750. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

    The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2021/22 is £14,300. This is the cost of the whole two year course.


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