Business Administration (Extended) MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Project Management Human Resource Management - Other Marketing - Other Business & Management - Other Strategic Management
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      1 Year Full Time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    This course enables entry onto the Masters in Business Administration if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses, whilst also providing English support if you need help in this area.

    The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge. This award will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment. You will also expand your knowledge and understanding of the current changes in the business environment through the study of strategic management, stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility.

    The programme is designed so that full time students are able to complete the course in one academic year and part time in two years. By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge and understanding of Business and Management concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis through a range of learning experiences. You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing basic research, problem-solving and organising and managing projects.

    From the evidence provided, the MBA at the University of Wolverhampton, maps to a CMI L7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

    CMI Units 7003V2, 7005V2, 7006V2, 7008V2, 7009V2, 7011V2, 7012V2 and 7013V2 equating to a total 62 credits.

    Armed Forces personnel, Veterans and Reservists

    Students will be eligible for a Post Graduate Certificate Master of Business Administration after completing their first year of study. Students who complete the whole course will be eligible for the full award.

    What happens on the course?

    September start (full time)

    Semester 1

    • 7BE011 Masters Learning
    • 7AC006 Managing Financial Performance
    • 7HR024 Leadership and Human Resources in Organisations
    • 7MK002 Marketing Management
    • 7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)

    Semester 2

    • 7BU003 Operations and Project Management
    • 7MG004 Sustainability and Business
    • 7BE002 Strategic Management

    What skills will you gain?

    1. Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, HR, finance, accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity.
    2. Analyse strategic perspectives regionally, nationally and internationally at organisation and sector levels
    3. Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its environment and the importance and nature of organisational change and transformation.
    4. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
    5. Evaluate the role and contribution of integrative strategic and leadership approaches.
    6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.
    7. Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues.

    Why Wolverhampton?

    The MBA (Extended) course enables students to access the MBA with non- standard entry criteria. The MBA is a programme that is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of management education. It has high quality blended learning support and has access to excellent learning facilities. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme. By completing the course you will also be entitled to apply for additional award CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

    Potential Career Paths

    Successful completion of the MBA provides a much sought after academic qualification which will enhance your career prospects in a number of managerial roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The MBA may provide the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources as well as further academic study such as a PhD.

    Visit the Business Administration (Extended) MBA page on the University of Wolverhampton web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for the MBA (Extended) are:

    occupied a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation.
    Any undergraduate degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;
    A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
    Please check our minimum language entry requirements before submitting your application;
    We offer a range programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

    See programme website for full details.

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