Executive Master of Business Administration, MBA

University of Greenwich - Business School

Program Description

Executive Master of Business Administration, MBA

University of Greenwich - Business School

Overview

The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised Master's degree in business administration and management.

This Master's aims to develop the business leaders of the future. It approaches responsible leadership thematically from the starting points of creativity, practicality and social resourcefulness, and focuses strongly on the personal development of participants, including their career management.

The MBA focuses on the integrative disciplines of business strategy and the management of change, leading to a real-world consultancy project and an individual business research project.

Specialist MBA awards

The Greenwich MBA can be tailored to four specialist sectors: financial services (including banking and insurance); public services (including health, local government and emergency services); social enterprise; and maritime.

On successful completion of this programme, you will graduate with one of the following:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Financial Services)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Public Services)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Social Enterprise)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Maritime Management).

Flexible learning

Our part-time by supported open learning programme is primarily aimed at individuals who are working full-time and need to balance study with work and home commitments.

It employs supported open learning, a flexible learning model which uses a mixture of different methods of study. It is open to home students (UK and EU), who are required to study approximately 12 hours a week over slightly under three years.

The full-time mode of study is open to UK, EU and international students and is completed at the Greenwich Campus over a 12 month period.

Home students wishing to undertake study leading to PGDip Management (previously called a DMS) should apply for the Executive MBA (by supported open learning) and request an exit award after 120 credits.

Rankings

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

This degree aims to:

  • Develop your critical awareness of current issues in business and systematic understanding of organisations, their place in the business world and how they are managed
  • Provide you with critical awareness of current issues in business and management that is informed by leading-edge research and practice in the field
  • Improve your ability to acquire and analyse data and information to evaluate their relevance and validity, and to synthesise a range of information in the context of new situations
  • Develop your ability to apply relevant knowledge to a range of complex situations, taking account of how this relates to other areas of the business or organisation.

What you'll study

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Business Context and International Business Environment (MBA) (10 credits)
  • Strategy and Transformation (MBA) (20 credits)
  • Managing the Value Chain (MBA) (20 credits)
  • Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Integrative Strategic Workshops and Simulations (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Business Research Project (MBA) (30 credits)
  • Two Years Accredited Work Experience
  • Business English for Academic Purposes - Level 4
  • Financial Management (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Human Resource and Information Management (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Business Analysis (MBA) (10 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Financial Services Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Public Services Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Maritime Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (Hospitality) (15 credits)

Part-time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Business Context and International Business Environment (MBA) (10 credits)
  • Strategy and Transformation (MBA) (20 credits)
  • Managing the Value Chain (MBA) (20 credits)
  • Financial Management (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Business Analysis (MBA) (10 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Integrative Strategic Workshops and Simulations (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Business Research Project (MBA) (30 credits)
  • Two Years Accredited Work Experience
  • Human Resource and Information Management (MBA) (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Financial Services Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Public Services Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Maritime Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (Hospitality) (15 credits)

Distance learning

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Business Context and International Business Environment (MBA) (10 credits)
  • Managing the Value Chain (MBA) (20 credits)
  • Human Resource and Information Management (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Strategy and Transformation (MBA) (20 credits)
  • Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Financial Management (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Business Analysis (MBA) (10 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Integrative Strategic Workshops and Simulations (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Business Research Project (MBA) (30 credits)
  • Two Years Accredited Work Experience

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Financial Services Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Public Services Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (MBA: Maritime Sector) (15 credits)
  • Creative Problem Solving and Consultancy Project (Hospitality) (15 credits)

Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

You should also have a minimum of two years' relevant work experience.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree who have a minimum of five years' relevant business experience may apply subject to interview.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5.0 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

Assessment

The programme employs 'blended' learning:

  • Case studies to relate to the real world of business
  • Group work for discussion, research and presentations
  • Business simulations
  • Role play exercises and reflective practice for professional development
  • Formal classroom lectures and tutorials
  • Portfolio, outlining your learning achievements
  • Self-study and research facilitated online.

The focus of assessment on our MBA is to test your understanding and ability to apply your knowledge.

Professional recognition

Graduates can apply for advanced access to the Master's Gateway of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, which provides an accelerated route to the institute.

Careers

Graduates have the opportunity to progress rapidly through management in different companies or to apply their skills and knowledge to manage their own businesses.

Employability

We have developed strong relations with companies in the financial centres in London, including in the City, Canary Wharf and Fenchurch Street. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to develop your career.

You can also reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO). Our team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance from mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.

This MBA includes executive coaching, which helps you to understand your value in the marketplace and develop plans that will make the very best of your career potential.

The BSEO team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards; which shows their dedication to actively support career development.

Extracurricular activities

The Economics and Business Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers.

You will participate in an MBA student conference as part of your studies where you will prepare a presentation on a given topic. The 2016 MBA conference explored business problems in various industries and students delivered thought-provoking presentations on 'The Force of Change Awakens - Evolution or Revolution'.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 31, 2017
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