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The University of Wolverhampton

MBAMaster of Business Administration ()

Why choose this course?

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:

What happens on the course?

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.

Operations Management
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.

Marketing Management
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.

Strategic Management
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.

Indicative timetable, correct as of August 2016

Full Time - September start

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7AC002

Accounting and Financial Management

C

20

7MK002

Marketing Management

C

20

7HR011

Managing Human Resources

20

20

7HR006

Leading Transformation and change

SI

20

7IB002

Operations Management

O

20

7BE002

Strategic Management

C

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

C

60

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

Full Time - January (semester 2) start

Semester 2

Semester 1

O

20

7MK002

Marketing Management

O

20

7AC002

Accounting and Financial Management

O

20

7HR006

Leading Transformation and change

O

20

7HR011

Managing Human Resources

O

20

7BE002

Strategic Management

O

20

7IB002

Operations Management

C

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

C

60

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

Part Time - September start

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7MK002

Marketing Management

C

20

7HR011

Managing Human Resources

C

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

C

20

7AC002

Accounting and Financial Management

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7IB002

Operations Management

C

20

7BE002

Strategic Management

C

20

7HR006

Leading Transformation and Change

C

60

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

Part Time January (semester 2) start

Year 1

Semester 2

Semester 1

C

20

7HR011

Managing Human Resources

C

20

7MK002

Marketing Management

C

20

7AC002

Accounting and Financial Management

C

20

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

Year 2

Semester 2

Semester 1

C

20

7BE002

Strategic Management

C

20

7IB002

Operations Management

C

60

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

C

20

7HR006

Leading Transformation and Change

Year 3

Semester 2

Dissertation hand in

Why Wolverhampton?

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.

What our students think

“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

MBA graduate

Career path

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.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  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. gement at functional, strategic and sector levels.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.

Who accredits this course?

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.

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Entry requirements

All applicants

  • Occupied a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation
  • A first or second class undergraduate honours 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 your undergraduate studies, or your employer;
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above overall (5.5 in each element) or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above.
  • You may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Part time students only

  • Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.
  • You will normally have appropriate and relevant work experience.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £10,265 £10,265
Part time £5,133

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. 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. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. 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

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Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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