This dynamic MBA course will be of interest if you are in, or aspire to, a managerial position and will build the vision needed in today’s business climate. It builds on a strong ethos of helping managers to solve real problems, and is designed for professionals who will make a strategic difference to the organisations in which they operate. Whether you work in a public or private sector organisation, you will learn how to integrate cutting-edge research and practice across all key business areas to achieve business transformation. During the MBA course, you will develop key leadership skills such as creativity, innovation, collaboration and problem solving and be introduced to innovative business theory in a practical context. There are also MBA pathways available in marketing, human resource management and public service management, so you can specialise in a particular area which will lead to a named MBA award. The University is host to a vibrant, multicultural environment that provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain an international perspective on business and different cultures and practices.
Modules Include: Leadership and Management Theories Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of leadership and management theories and their contemporary application in a range of organisational settings. Strategic Financial Management Gain an understanding of the issues and techniques of strategic financial management from both an internal and external stakeholder viewpoint. Strategic Analysis Tools and Techniques Evaluate the strategic environment of an organisation; internally and externally. Also gain the skills to direct and manage the development of business and corporate strategy in the contexts of complexity and change. Strategic Systems Thinking Go beyond the study of theory and become an active participant in a debate that is at the leading edge of strategic thinking and practice. On completion of this module you will be able to contribute to strategic thinking within an organisational setting. Strategic Marketing Understand and critically evaluate how strategic marketing interfaces with general business strategy. In addition, appraise the difference between good strategic marketing practice and practice that falls short of professional quality. Strategic Operations Management Gain an appreciation of operational processes, techniques, planning and control systems with reference to both manufacturing and service industries from a qualitative and quantitative perspective. Managing Professional Development Undertake personal and professional development for a business related professional career. You will personally manage and sustain employability through critical reflection to understand yourself and others. Research Methods Conduct a proper scientific investigation and present it in a written format. This will develop your understanding and research skills in a management and/or professional development context. Management Project Explore the concept, theories and practice of project management and consultancy skills whilst building on the research methodological skills and requirements of critical debate established throughout the program. Learn how these key skills are vital within a business context to ensure rigorous decision making. As well as the standard MBA course we also have pathways available in marketing, human resource management and public service management.
You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations and project work. The MBA involves the completion of a business research project which will develop your communication and consulting skills.
A minimum 2:2 Honours degree from a UK university, or recognised international equivalent qualification. International applicants will need a good command of English at the equivalent of an IELTS score of 6.5.
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