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.
In today’s highly dynamic global environment, a complexity of factors, including technology, enterprise and innovation, have a significant impact on business systems and functions. With this in mind, full -time MBA students on the standard mode of delivery (i.e. classroom study and blended learning out of classroom activities) will join with peers from other postgraduate courses offered by University of Wolverhampton Business School.
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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.
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7AC006 Managing Financial Performance
7HR024 Leadership and Human Resources in Organisations
7MK002 Marketing Management
7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)
7BU003 Operations and Project Management
7MG004 Sustainability and Business
7BE002 Strategic Management
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. 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.
“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:
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.
The entry requirements for the MBA are:
The applicant will have normally 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 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.
Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
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.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. 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 was introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
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 (//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 (//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.
* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.
Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.