In a challenging and complex economic climate, there is an ever-increasing demand for business leaders with the requisite skills, understanding and acumen to tackle the difficult demands facing organisations of all sizes. Our MBA is designed to develop and enhance your strategic leadership skills. You explore topics such as strategic analysis and positioning, dealing with the strategic challenges and demands encountered in a range of industry sectors, implementing strategic change, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Note: this course will run from September 2017 for the full-time route.
Our MBA is designed for aspiring leaders or those who want to accelerate their leadership career. Even without any previous direct management experience, our MBA will prepare you for the challenges and dilemmas faced by contemporary organisations by developing your personal and professional leadership skills.
By studying an MBA, you not only gain an internationally renowned qualification but you also develop the necessary skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact in the workplace. If you aspire to make a significant contribution by leading at a strategic level, this is the course for you.
This module develops your awareness and understanding of the practical considerations that underpin business management research. You explore the purpose, logic, process and output of research, the ethical principles underpinning business research, the practicalities that influence research design, including researcher skills, timescales and costs, and how to use academic and practitioner literature to support research design.
This module develops your awareness and understanding of the factors that impact research design for business and management students. You explore the ethical principles underpinning business research, research methodologies, data type, collection and analysis, research methods and how to present a research proposal and dissertation.
Using a range of self-diagnostic tools to evaluate your personal strengths and areas for development, you develop a strong sense of awareness of your own skills and values and are introduced to a range of alternative debates on individual, group, leader and organisational behaviour. The skills developed will help your ability to perform effectively over time, with an awareness of differing cultural contexts and operating environments.
You will integrate your learning and development and synthesise knowledge and understanding of theory and practice through its application to organisational issues, which are demonstrably concerned with development within the organisation. You are supported throughout the process by a supervising tutor who will monitor progress and ensure that you are appraised of your on-going performance. Usually the dissertation should be completed within one year.
You develop a systematic understanding of the nature of organisations and how they function and a critical awareness of the current challenges facing contemporary organisations. You are encouraged to critically reflect on the leadership skills and values required to better support organisations through the difficult challenges they may encounter.
The purpose of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of theories and models related to change management. The module will enable you to critically evaluate the impact of change on the individual, the team and the organisation to better support you in effective strategic change planning and communication.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the strategic decision making and development concepts linked to public, private and third sector organisations. The module will support you to better investigate the architecture of an organisation and analyse the impact of strategic decisions on organisational behaviour and performance.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of strategic analysis and planning tools that can be used to evaluate both the external competitive environment and internal business processes and resources. The module will support you to critically evaluate the range of internal and external factors that impact strategic positioning and performance.
Modules offered may vary.
A variety of delivery methods are used including seminar activities, group work and presentations.
Assessment methods vary according to the module studied and include business reports, reflective portfolios, individual development plans and presentations.
Typically graduates move into general or senior management and strategic leadership roles, internal consultant/project leadership roles or into external consultancy roles. You build on your existing work experience and skills, and the course enhances your ability to lead and manage change.
Applicants will normally have one of the following qualifications:
For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section
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