The mba is a well-recognised world brand. The uws mba has
been redesigned to reflect the ever-changing nature of business and the global
challenges which business leaders are facing. It focuses on developing
strategic analytical skills, as well as business intuition and enquiring and
adaptive thinking, to develop you as a leader. Through the selection of option
modules, you can focus in one of three areas: finance; leadership; or
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A Bachelor degree, or a postgraduate award (passed at an appropriate level), or a final qualification of an appropriate professional body. In addition, all applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of two years’ work experience at managerial level in a relevant field of industry, the public sector, teaching or a government establishment.
In exceptional circumstances, applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
The new UWS MBA is designed to produce graduates of the highest calibre who can respond creatively and effectively to often unpredictable future challenges of globally competitive business environments.
As well as providing essential core business knowledge and understanding, the course modules place a strong emphasis on developing the applied managerial skills that are vital to be an effective business leader. Using a variety of methods such as role play exercises, case studies, and incompany analysis etc, your communication, negotiation and facilitating skills will be developed and enhanced.
There are three different options for delivery designed specifically to accommodate a busy working life: a one year full-time programme delivered over three trimesters; a two year part-time open learning option delivered over six trimesters; and a five year (maximum) distance learning/online programme delivered over a maximum of fifteen trimesters. Removing the traditional barriers between different cohorts of learners means that the new MBA will create a unified model of learning for all students regardless of the mode of study.
Learning and exchange takes place through a dynamic, virtual learning hub: the UWS Online MBA World, which will offer opportunities for students to engage and collaborate within their modules on an international basis.
- Integration of Business Functions (10 credits)
- Analytical Thinking and Decision Making (20 credits)
- Managing Organisational Health (20 credits)
- Influencing Organisational Strategy (20 credits)
- Creativity and Business Wealth (20 credits)
- Strategic Business Project (60 credits)
- Advanced Financial Decision Making (10 credits)
- Global Financial Systems (10 credits)
- Leading Change (10 credits)
- Influencing Organisational Culture and Change (10 credits)
- New Venture Creation (10 credits)
- Business Creativity (10 credits)
The Strategic Business Project provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply their module knowledge and research skills to a business topic of their choice. The dissertation will also deepen their engagement with the thematic area pursued in their option module choices.
The UWS MBA will develop you as a leader. It will provide you with a rigorous grounding in the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for you to operate effectively as a strategic general manager in a variety of environments. Graduates with an MBA may also undertake a course of research such as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a particular branch of business/ management or a taught Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).