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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Overview

The MBA is a globally recognised programme that encapsulates the educational and professional requirements of senior and executive level management. The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) MBA has been designed 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.

The programme is a practical management guide as well as a passport to enhanced professional effectiveness. The programme focuses to support careers by developing strategic and decision-making capabilities and giving the underpinning knowledge necessary for leadership roles.

Key information

    Course name

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Total academic credits

    170 credits

    Qualification awarded

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Awarding body

    University of the West of Scotland

    Professional recognition

    No

    Academic level

    Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7 / SCQF Level 11)

    Study mode

    Full time - Classroom

    Duration

    17 months (Paisley campus); 12 months (London campus)

    Tuition fees

    Paisley campus: £14,500 (Scholarship available - £6,000); London campus: £6,950 (Scholarship available - £500)

    Intakes

    Paisley campus: September; London campus: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug and Oct

    Work placement

    TBC

    Course location

    Paisley, Scotland & London City

Academic entry requirements

Candidates will normally be expected to satisfy at least one of the following admission requirements: • Have a degree awarded by an appropriate institution • Have a postgraduate award (passed at an appropriate level) • Have an appropriate professional qualification such as those from ACCA or CIMA • Have passed a pre-Masters, or other foundation course • Be a mature student with relevant work or professional experience Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed equivalent.

English entry requirements

IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent. UWS will also consider applicants who have previously studied at degree level, taught and assessed in English, in what UKVI define as a majority English-speaking country.

Assessment methods

Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project.

Progression route

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme, PhD programme or Professional career.

Career opportunities

Strategic General Management position in private and public sectors.

Modules

Core modules

  • 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)

 

Option modules (choose one stream)

Finance stream

  • Advanced Financial Decision-making (10 credits)
  • Global Financial Systems (10 credits)

 

Leadership stream

  • Leading Change (10 credits)
  • Influencing Organisational Culture and Change (10 credits)

 

Enterprise stream

  • New Venture Creation (10 credits)
  • Business Creativity (10 credits)

 

Health Service Management stream

  • Responding to Public Health Challenges (20 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 deepen their engagement with the thematic area pursued in their option module choices.

 

Reasons for choosing this course

  • The UWS MBA is designed to produce graduates of the highest calibre who can respond creatively and effectively to the future challenges of globally competitive business environments
  • As well as providing essential core business knowledge and understanding, the course places 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 case studies, and in-company analysis, your communication, negotiation and facilitating skills will be developed and enhanced
  • This MBA programme prepares for the realities of global business and management through a rigorous and inspiring blend of theory and practice to develop ability to think critically - tackle global, social problems through the integration of business and science
  • The programme helps to identify individual strengths and areas for development in terms of both leadership skills and wider professional effectiveness
  • 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
  • UWS MBA is designed to be not only relevant to the needs of industry and the professions, but also engaging and stimulating with the emphasis on the acquisitions of practical skills
  • This MBA has been re-designed to meet the needs of today’s businesses and anticipate future needs, giving you the relevant skills to make an immediate impact in your workplace
  • UWS has a proud record in delivering work-ready MBA graduates and effective partnerships with industry and the public sector