Do you want to enhance and develop your career in business and management? If so we have an MBA programme designed to help you achieve this.
Our programme provides you with the opportunity to 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 leadership, organisational change and transformation, innovation and stakeholder management.
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 which may include live case studies, visiting speakers and blended learning.
You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing basic research, presentations, problem-solving and organising and managing group-based projects.
Postgraduate student, Judith Fustero's success story video:
Typical modules covered include:
Managing Human Resources
You will explore and analyse the human resource management (HRM) role in organisations – particularly the link with how people are managed at work, and consider HRM and organisational performance, as well as contemporary management issues such as leadership, people development, diversity and downsizing.
You will consider a broad range of operations management problems that managers face in modern businesses, as well as the tools, techniques and contemporary knowledge for dealing with these issues in an international context.
This module will help you understand the importance of the organisational environment and the impact this has for analysis, planning and control in a marketing management context. You will develop the skills required in order to be an enterprising and creative marketer.
Accounting and Financial Management
You will gain the knowledge and skills to analyse and question financial information and decision-making. Through a thorough analysis of financial statements and organisational investment decisions, you will be exposed to the essential elements of organisational finances.
Leading Transformation and Change
This module challenges managers and aspiring managers to consider the practical issues associated with effective change leadership from a range of different conceptual perspectives, in order that they are better equipped to deal with these issues within the workplace.
The focus here will be on how to analyse, plan and implement successful strategies for organisations operating in a national or international context.
Business Analysis Project
You will also undertake an independent business analysis project which runs throughout the course.
The MBA is a programme that is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of management education. During your studies you will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities outside of normal teaching these may include guest lectures, visits to companies or residentials. These activities are designed to enhance your knowledge, understanding as well as enjoyment of your course. Students will have high-quality blended learning support and access to excellent learning facilities.
You will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme.
“The MBA provided me with the foundation I needed to run a business. Six years later, rarely a week goes by without me referencing it in some way.”
Simon, Managing Director
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 programme provides 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.
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
On successful completion of the MBA you will meet the requirements of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
Part time students only
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. The loans will provide a non means-tested loan of up to £10,000 for Masters degrees in all subject areas and modes of study. More information can be found at www.findamasters.com/funding/guides/new-uk-postgraduate-loans-scheme.aspx
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.
Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.