MBA - Master of Business Administration
The MBA is an internationally recognised and respected qualification for managers. Applicants are from both the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad. The teaching programme is aimed at those who are looking to develop their careers and at ‘high flyers’ that need an understanding of all the major functions of business providing generalist knowledge for prospective leaders. In addition to enhancing successful students’ career prospects, the course aims to encourage independent and creative thinkers. This is done by following the UK Quality Assurance Agency guidelines in giving students a ‘strong practical and professional orientation’ differentiating it from other masters programmes.
All students complete seven taught modules (five compulsory core modules and two optional modules) together with a final dissertation/project.
The core modules are designed to expose participants to state of the art thinking in the key management disciplines and provide opportunity throughout to apply theory to real life management situations. Its core modules are:
• Strategic Management
• Accounting for Decision-Makers
• People and Organisations
Participants will be able to choose from a range of electives. Subject to adequate levels of demand these will include:
• Finance of International Business
• International Human Resource Development
• International Retail Management
• International Management
• International Marketing
• Managing Finance
• Project Management.
The dissertation or project is a final double module. Whether an academic piece of research or an investigation into the launching of a business project; it is designed to be an intellectually challenging piece of individual management research. It will equip successful students with the knowledge, capabilities and competences required of today’s managers, in a world in which the ability to research new information is increasingly important.
Students are allocated a supervisor, who will provide constructive comment on their work as it develops. Students have access to online as well as standard library facilities. The entire process, from development of a draft research proposal and schedule, through selecting methods and drafting chapters, is supported by the Cardiff School of Management supervisors but managed and implemented by the student.
This course is aimed at those who desire to undertake an executive role in an organisation, in the UK or overseas.
Applicants should meet one of the following:
- Possess, or expect to obtain, a degree from a recognised university
- Have relevant management experience
- Hold a professional or other qualification which is deemed as acceptable for admission by the University of Wales
The MBA programme is conducted in English and thus candidates are expected to have an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score if they have not undertaken their previous studies in the language.
School: Cardiff School of Management
12-16 months, depending on start date.
Assessment is via a combination of examinations, assignments and the final dissertation.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Selection for this course is by academic attainment, work experience and satisfactory performance at interview.