MBA Business Administration

General

Program Description

An MBA qualification continues to be the flagship qualification for post-graduate business students seeking to increase subject knowledge, build a portfolio of management skills and enhance future career prospects in a competitive and increasingly global arena.

The MBA suite consists of three routes (see above) all of which encompass three core topics, which provide the foundation for a successful business, namely strategy, finance and leadership.

In addition, there are optional routes which provide opportunities to select from and include transnational business practice to reflect global growth and development and environmental concerns which have increasing prominence in corporate reporting and business procedures.

Other options include the relatively new subject of Asset Management which covers asset life cycle management and is a key function in the planning and maintenance of a flourishing business. Risk is a vital concern when evaluating and making business decisions and is a further option. Finally, the creative change and innovation option utilises a broad range of approaches which are used for business continuity, growth and relevance to the market place.

Key Course Features

  • It’s your time to focus on career development skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.
  • MBA modules are aligned to the Institute of Directors Competency Framework which encompasses a range of skills, knowledge and mind-sets.
  • The Asset Management module is aligned with the Institute of Asset Management qualification framework.
  • Access to a network of aspiring business managers drawn from various sectors and organizations.
  • Opportunity to attend Wrexham Glyndŵr University on-campus business-related events.
  • The research element of the programme enables students to identify, investigate, analyse and propose sound solutions in relation to a business problem.
  • Teaching is interactive and, where possible, based on contemporary business issues throughout the programme.

What Will You Study?

The programme is delivered through a series of six taught subject-specific modules over two trimesters, the topics are outlined in the overview of the programme section and the sub-section entitled Programme Specification. Whilst there is a theoretical element within each module, the focus is on contemporary business issues and problems to provide case studies and the opportunity for critical debate to enhance knowledge and practical application.

Students also study research methods and submit a research proposal at the end of trimester two. Students are encouraged to select a research topic of a contemporary nature, related to business and management, which has potential value and relevance to future career aspirations. During the third semester, students complete a dissertation which involves a research element and attendance at a series of individually arranged supervision meetings.

The full-time programme delivery is timetabled over two days per week which provides flexibility for students who are working and can be completed over a 12-month period, provided satisfactory progress is made through the modular delivery.

Our part-time route extends the programme to two-years and requires attendance for one day per week during teaching weeks. Full-time and part-time students will be taught together to enhance the richness of the learning environment in several areas, including the opportunities for networking, communication and group work.

Students will typically be expected to attend a three-hour block per week devoted to each module. This will consist of a lecture and a tutorial to enable skills development and application. The majority of modules have two assessments which students will require to complete in order to progress through the programme.

Core and Optional Modules

  • Implementing Strategies (Core)
  • Integrated Communications (Core)
  • Contemporary Leadership Themes (Core)
  • Financial Insights, Business Intelligence (Core)
  • Creative Change and Innovation (Core)
  • Emphasising the Environment (Optional)
  • Evaluating Risk and Decisions (Optional)
  • Research Methods and Dissertation (Core)

Entry Requirements and Applying

Minimum entry is a 2:1 class undergraduate degree.

Applicants, who do not meet the University of a 2:1 undergraduate degree will be assessed on an individual basis by interview. Relevant work experience will be taken into account when assessing applicants without an undergraduate degree.

For all successful applicants, emphasis will be placed on the need to work intensively and consistently throughout the course with a commitment to high attendance and the meeting of all deadlines.

English language requirements

In addition to the academic entry requirements, all applicants whose first language is not English/Welsh require a UKVI Approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) achieving an overall score of 6.5, with no component below 6.0.

Applying for the Course

If you are applying as a home or European Union student, you should make your application electronically through the direct application form.

A paper version is available upon request from the Admissions and Enquiries Team.

If are applying as an International Student, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

You will also be able to track your application status and receive your offer letter and CAS letter.

If you have any questions or would like further information about this course, entry requirements or application process, please contact us.

Assessment and Teaching

The taught modules will be assessed predominantly through individual or group assignments. However, several modules have an examination as part of the assessment procedure. You must pass all of your modules to attain 120 credits and progress to the dissertation stage.

To be awarded the MBA, successful completion of the dissertation is required, and 180 credits attained. You will be required to submit your dissertation in the autumn following an assessment in May. Upon progression, to the dissertation stage, you will be allocated a supervisor to advise on the construction and progression of your dissertation.

Career Prospects

The career direction of MBA students is both diverse and specialised, however, roles requiring effective planning and undertaking of projects is strongly evidenced, together with enhanced responsibilities and the management of a team or group where leadership skills and decision making are clearly required. Other roles may be more focused on a specialism such as human resources, marketing, and finance and accounting.

Past students have become Operations Managers, Lean Managers, Project Managers in a range of fields, Human Resource Managers and Marketing Managers. This list is not exhaustive.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Last updated Mar 2020

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