Master of Business Administration
Degree awarding authority: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Programme entry requirements/ exemptions, etc
Applicants are required to satisfy all the following entry requirements:
• EITHER to hold a degree from a UK university, normally at a minimum of lower second class honours;
• OR to hold an academic or professional qualification which is equivalent in breadth and depth to a UK honours degree in accordance with the Academic Regulations (see Section 4 of the Academic Regulations for details). This may include a degree from a non-UK university;
• (for applicants whose first language is not English) to demonstrate certified proficiency in the English language of at least IELTS 6.5 (or its equivalent), unless they can provide satisfactory evidence that they have been taught and examined through the medium of English.
Applicants will benefit from having post-graduation (or post-qualifying for an applicant holding a professional qualification) work experience on which their MBA learning can build. Applicants who do not hold an academic or professional qualification but who can demonstrate, relevant work experience in a post of management or professional responsibility over an extended period of time may be admitted if, in the opinion of the Admissions Tutor, they are capable of benefiting from and contributing to the MBA programme. Applicants in this category seeking admission to an Associate College in the UK or overseas shall be referred to the LAIBS Admissions Tutor for consideration before an offer of a place is made. Requests for admission with AP(E)L are considered via standard ARU procedures. Such requests from applicants seeking admission to a partner institution in the UK or overseas must be referred to the LAIBS Admissions Tutor for consideration before an offer of a place is made.
Manner of instruction delivery
The programme is delivered via lectures, seminars, workshops, business games and simulations and directed independent study. This will be supported through
• The creation of a learning environment which fosters debate and constructive argument;
• Modules which encourage students to critically assess theory and leading edge practice with a view to creating new concepts and practices for the future;
• Practical projects which foster originality of thought and enterprise;
• Exercises which develop critical analysis of financial statements.
Students will be presented with increasingly complex business scenarios (case studies) and will be encouraged to gain a deeper and wider perspective of the business problem, while at the same time maintaining the strategic view which is the key concern of the MBA student.
Teaching amenities, facilities, etc
Lecturer rooms, Library, computer lab, student study space