University of Bolton - Ras Al Khaimah Academic Centre

Introduction

The University of Bolton has had a successful partnership with WINC RAK since 2008. The programmes are available in Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. The programmes are taught by UK and local tutors the UK link tutors from the University of Bolton will also be monitoring the programmes. The students will also have access to the University’s online facility such as ‘Moodle’.

Courses

  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Accountancy
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (HRM)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)
  • BA Law
  • MBA (Graduate)
  • MBA (Top-up)
  • MBA (Executive)
  • MSc Construction Project Management
  • BSc (Hons) Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-up)
  • BEng (Hons) Electric & Electronic Engineering (Advanced Standing)
  • MSc Information Technology
  • MBA
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Physcology
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Mgmt

University of Bolton

With a student body of around 11,000 you will get the best of all worlds at the University of Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number.

Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

Our teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government's quality control agency and we have professional accreditation for more than 30 of our teaching programmes.

There are currently 192 Academic staff members of whom 130 hold PhD degrees. This represents 67.7% of PhD holders amongst the Academic staff.

Our Ethos

The University of Bolton is a public resource for professional knowledge and learning, working with and on behalf of people and organisations to solve practical problems.

We strongly believe that learning is fundamental to the transformation of individuals and society.

We are unrelenting in our desire to stay abreast of commercial, social, cultural and economic change and incorporate its impact in our courses and in our work with partners.

We celebrate excellence in others and willingly bring their good practice back into the university and into our partnerships.

We are proud that all elements of society are fully represented among our staff, students and partner organisations.

We embrace diversity and value difference.

We show adaptability, rigour and flexibility in identifying and meeting the needs of individuals and organisations.

We respect and value the traditional role and achievements of scholars and universities, while seeking to create a model of higher education which is focused on professionalism, innovation and application.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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EMBA

MBA (Executive)

Campus Part time 3 years August 2017 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

The Executive MBA is a part-time programme for business professionals preparing to become senior managers. Its focus is on the development of knowledge and understanding of strategic management issues in order to reflect on and improve business and management practice. [+]

The Executive MBA is a part-time programme for business professionals preparing to become senior managers. Its focus is on the development of knowledge and understanding of strategic management issues in order to reflect on and improve business and management practice. The programme is designed to dovetail with the demands of a full-time job. About the course No matter what part of industry or commerce you work in, the Executive MBA course will assist you in gaining a critical understanding of the problems and challenges facing enterprises and organisations and equip you with the analytical and critical faculties to identify potential solutions. These qualities are sought by prestigious employers. This part-time three-year course runs on one evening a week from 6pm-9pm. Learning is supported via interactive in-class sessions and independent study. The learning and teaching strategy for each individual module is detailed in the module guides that you will receive at the beginning of each semester. Special features The Executive MBA offers you the chance to join a well established postgraduate community engaged in preparing themselves for a career in executive management. Studying the 6 modules in the first two years may entitle you to be considered for the CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic management and Leadership. The cost for the evaluation of your work for this voluntary option (at January 2013) is £199.00 which adds considerable value to your MBA studies. In addition, teaching and supervision is offered by a well qualified and dedicated team of experienced staff drawn from business and academia. The university enjoys excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas. What you will learn You will study a contemporary curriculum which focusses on the key functional areas of management: Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Strategic Management and so forth, many of which will be beyond the borders of your current, familiar management responsibilities. The aim is to stretch your management competencies into new areas of potential responsibility. The MBA programme offers a suite of contemporary modules which allow you to develop your knowledge of organisations and their management in today’s fast-moving global economy, in order to reflect and improve your own management practice What you will study Executive Management and Leadership This module is designed to enable you to explore your values, attitudes, style and interpersonal skills and to provide a platform for continuing personal development as managers and leaders. It invites you to critically evaluate theories pertinent to personal development, management and leadership; and to develop your interpersonal and team working skills to enhance the current and future roles as managers and leaders. Executive Sales Management and Marketing This module aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the sales management and marketing processes and the opportunity to develop and refine relevant skills in the practice of sales management and marketing. You will gain experience of evaluating and analysing the challenges managers face in the development and deployment of sales and marketing planning, and you will develop an advanced awareness of the need to consider a range of alternative approaches to dealing with planning and management issues in order to achieve competitive advantage and successful sales. To gain and enhance your critical knowledge and understanding you will consider and critically evaluate key stages of the organisations’ marketing and sales planning process. By the end of the module you will have developed a superior appreciation of the processes and outcomes in the implementation of the strategic choices facing an organisation with regard to marketing and sales management Executive Financial Management and Decision Making This module is designed to introduce managers (usually who have no previous background in finance) to the concepts of financial management, and to explore the corporate aspects, and their differing organisational contexts, that determine sources of corporate funding. The module will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management, and enable you to analyse and evaluate financial statements to provide a basis for informed decision making. You will develop an understanding of capital budgeting, strategic financial issues and control systems and how they can assist more informed decisions. Human Resource Management (Executive) This module aims to provide a general introduction to HRM in organisations. It will show an awareness of the merits and difficulties associated with new and different forms of work patterns and job designs aimed at enhancing performance, motivation and commitment. It will contribute to the wider debate by examining the organisational functions that are attributed to human resource managers. Executive Change Management This module will introduce you to managing change. You will investigate the types of change that affect modern organisations and their scope and scale. You will analyse the structural and cultural accelerators/impediments to change, the notion that organisations can learn to innovate faster than their competitors and the prominent roles of strategy and leadership. Throughout this module you will be called upon to exercise and improve your powers of critical evaluation as applied to conceptual models of innovation and change and both internal and external contingencies that impinge on organisational efforts to innovate. Executive Strategic Management The module aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the strategic management process, and will integrate material from other parts of the course within a strategic management framework. Initially lectures will be used to develop knowledge of the concepts underpinning the study of strategic management. As your knowledge increases you will participate more fully in a critical exploration of the concepts. The case studies will enable you to explore the application of strategic management concepts and models, apply them to complex business problems, and evaluate the strategic issues within the case study, while critically assessing the applicability and usefulness of the theoretical models. Executive Research Methods This module prepares you for the dissertation. It will enable you to make informed decisions about which research methods are appropriate under particular circumstances and specifically in relation to your own research. You will develop your knowledge of a range of research tools and analytical techniques. You will also receive guidance on the structuring of your dissertation. Executive MBA Dissertation The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to undertake an extended and substantial piece of research. It allows students to synthesise their academic knowledge acquired from the taught modules and to produce an evaluative and critical discussion of a strategic issue relevant to your organisation, your recommendations following the research process and a proposed implementation plan. Entry requirements Applicants should have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme. Applicants who have substantial management experience may be accepted without a degree qualification, subject to an interview with the course leader in person or by telephone. All application forms need to be accompanied by a reflective overview of the managerial responsibilities undertaken to date. A letter of reference on headed paper from the current/most recent employer should also be provided clearly showing length of employment and a breakdown of roles and responsibilities. [-]

MBA

MBA

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate degree in business communication. It is also one of the most sought after degrees in the world because of its value to people in business and administration. An MBA degree can benefit those in positions in business and management, especially those in executive and managerial positions. [+]

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate degree in business communication. It is also one of the most sought after degrees in the world because of its value to people in business and administration. An MBA degree can benefit those in positions in business and management, especially those in executive and managerial positions. The MBA programme gives you valuable knowledge about business and all its related aspects. You will learn about business strategies and concepts, and how to use these skills in practical life and in day-to-day business operations. This course teaches you the necessary leadership and networking skills that will help to set you apart from those who do not have such expertise, and can make you a leader in your chosen field. The challenging Bolton Business School MBA programme is designed to inspire and support you in the development of your business and managerial skills. It will enhance your awareness of the many different perspectives relating to the study and practice of management. The Bolton MBA will give you the knowledge, skills and detailed understanding that will enable you to develop as a bold, creative business leader - and make a positive and valuable contribution to business performance in whatever roles you undertake. About the course Whatever industry or business sector you work in, the MBA course will support you in gaining a critical understanding of the challenging business and management concepts and frameworks that will allow you to contribute to business success. You will be provided with the tools to enhance both your professional and managerial capabilities and your lifelong career prospects. Special features The MBA has an excellent reputation and attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team, drawn from business and academia, which have specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas. What you will learn The course is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in all the key aspects of personal business skills and managerial development. You will be challenged to analyse and examine the business environment and understand different business models. You will also be given the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to your personal and organisational settings by examining many of the challenges that businesses face on a day-to-day basis. What you will study The Bolton MBA involves the study of seven modules and you will also produce a research-based dissertation. The modules are: Management and Leadership; Managing Finance; Managing Business Performance and IT; Managing People; Managing Change; Strategic Management and Marketing; Research Methods; Dissertation. Each module is worth 20 credits except for the dissertation which is worth 40 credits. Assessment is by essays, case studies, reports and presentations as well as the practically based dissertation. To obtain an MBA you are required to achieve 180 credits. The postgraduate diploma in management studies is an interim award (120 credits). The postgraduate certificate in management is also an interim award (60 credits). Entry requirements You must have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent). If you do not have the above qualifications but do have substantial management experience you may be considered for entry onto this course. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). When applying you must include a reference from your current employer. The reference should clearly state how long you have been employed by them and give a breakdown of your job content and roles and responsibilities. We may wish to interview you as part of the application process. This may be on an open day or over the telephone. [-]

MBA (Graduate)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

The MBA (Graduate) is a full-time career development programme for those with little or no work experience. This course focuses on developing the leadership and management skills needed in today’s global economy. [+]

The MBA (Graduate) is a full-time career development programme for those with little or no work experience. This course focuses on developing the leadership and management skills needed in today’s global economy. You will gain a critical knowledge of organisations and their management, and develop a creative and systematic approach to understanding business issues. You will also develop knowledge of how to improve business, leadership and management practice in your organisation, along with transferable skills that will help you work with self-direction and originality. About the course Many MBA programmes require you to have extensive relevant work experience before you can apply. If you have no or limited work experience but want to study this highly desirable and prestigious qualification then the University of Bolton’s MBA (Graduate) programme is for you. It provides the opportunity to gain an MBA qualification through a programme of study that has work based learning at its core. You will gain a thorough grounding in key business and management areas and will develop knowledge and skills in strategic thinking for a global economy. In addition, you will develop valuable employability skills to prepare you fully for your future career. Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team, with management experience in a wide range of subject areas. The use of case studies, business games and the completion of a consultancy project will bring both a practical and professional feel to the programme. The strong links that the Bolton Business School has forged with industry will also enhance your student experience. Special features Students are taught in small classes and receive excellent academic and pastoral support. Course materials are available online to support your in-class learning. The programme has been designed in consultation with employers, ensuring key workplace skills are developed and reflected upon. The programme is also taught at partner institutions across the world and offers opportunities for collaborative learning and the sharing of ideas and knowledge. After successfully completing your MBA (Graduate) programme you may apply for membership of the Chartered Management Institute. What you will learn You will study a contemporary curriculum which focusses on the key functional areas such as leadership and management, human resource management (HRM), financial and strategic management and more. The aim is to develop your leadership and management competencies and prepare you for new areas of responsibility. We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, workshops, tutorials (group and individual) and guest speakers. The use of case studies, business games and the completion of a consultancy project will give you the opportunity to examine how business theories and concepts apply to real world leadership and management practice. While studying the MBA you will develop the intellectual capabilities of research, critique, synthesis and innovation, culminating in your completion of the consultancy project. The academic and professional skills you gain will support your career development and help you succeed in further study. What you will study You will study the following modules: Leadership and Management; Sales Management and Marketing; Financial Management and Decision Making; Human Resource Management; Change Management; Strategic Management; Professional and Research Skills; Consultancy Project. Entry requirements You will have a UK honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

MBA (Top-up)

Campus Full time 6 months August 2017 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

The MBA Top-up is a fast track programme for those who already have a post graduate qualification in management. A key element of this programme is the MBA dissertation. [+]

The MBA Top-up is a fast track programme for those who already have a post graduate qualification in management. A key element of this programme is the MBA dissertation. Applicants will study full-time over two trimesters, which is less than a full calendar year. They will need at least two years’ work experience and a level 7 qualification with at least 100 credits at HE7. A variety of teaching and learning methods provide access to learning to meet a range of learner needs and are aimed at; widening participation amongst learners, avoiding exclusion and developing learner skills in both academic and workplace arenas. The methods employed include: lectures; workshops; tutorials (group and individual) and guest speakers. However individual tutors are free to introduce techniques that they view as especially suitable in aiding learning in their specialist area. The learning and teaching strategy for each individual module is detailed in the module guides that you will receive at the beginning of each semester. About the course The overall aim of the programme is to prepare students for a career at senior management level. Students will enhance knowledge and skills in strategic thinking appropriate for a global economy. Specifically the programme seeks to develop and enhance: Critical knowledge of organisations, their management and the changing external contexts in which they operate. Knowledge/understanding to complex business issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice. Intellectual capabilities of research, critique, synthesis and innovation, culminating in a masters’ level dissertation. Academic and professional skills to allow for opportunities for career development and further study. Lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large. The MBA is an internationally recognised management qualification sought by those who wish to either inject pace into their goals of career progression or those who wish to reinforce their position in the management chain. Special features The MBA offers you the chance to join a well established postgraduate community engaged in preparing themselves for a career in executive management. In addition, teaching and supervision is offered by a well qualified and dedicated team of experienced staff drawn from business and academia. The university enjoys excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas. What you will learn Depending upon the syllabus of your previous programme of study, you will have the opportunity to study one of the taught modules outlined below in addition to the Research Methods and Academic Skills module and the Dissertation. What you will study Research Methods and Academic Skills This module prepares you for the dissertation. It will enable you to make informed decisions about which research methods are appropriate under particular circumstances and specifically in relation to your own research. You will develop your knowledge of a range of research tools and analytical techniques. You will also receive guidance on the structuring of your dissertation. A component part of this module will be the development of your academic skills to further support your studies. MBA Dissertation The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to undertake an extended and substantial piece of research. It allows students to synthesise their academic knowledge acquired from the taught modules and to produce an evaluative and critical discussion of a strategic issue relevant to your organisation, your recommendations following the research process and a proposed implementation plan. One option module from: Leadership and Management Sales Management and Marketing Financial Management and Decision Making Human Resource Management Change Management Strategic Management Entry requirements Applicants will have at least two years relevant work experience and a HE Level 7 qualification with at least 100 credits (minimum). These include: Post-graduate Diploma Edexcel DMS ABE Level 7 Extended Diploma If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Applications must be accompanied by a reference from your current employer. The reference must be on official letter headed paper and should clearly state how long you have been employed by them and a breakdown of the content, roles and responsibilities of the job. [-]

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Sheikh Saqr Bin Khalid Road، Bareraat,opp HCT
Ras Al Khaimah, AE
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