MBA - Master of Business Administration

General

Program Description

In a challenging and complex economic climate, there is an ever-increasing demand for reflective, entrepreneurial and responsible business leaders with the necessary skills, understanding and acumen to tackle the difficult challenges facing organisations of all sizes. Our MBA is designed to develop and enhance your strategic leadership skills to manage this demand.

Course details

You explore topics that will enhance your knowledge of key concepts as well as having the opportunity to directly apply skills to add value to your workplace or, for those studying full time with us, add value by working on real-time projects with our partners, contributing to the organisation and enhancing your own development. By studying our MBA, you not only gain an internationally renowned qualification but you will develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills to make an immediate impact in the workplace. If you aspire to make a significant contribution to your organisation and society more generally by leading at a strategic level, this is the course for you. On completion of the MBA programme you will:

  • think and act entrepreneurially to lead through uncertain and rapidly changing conditions in the global business environment.
  • be a responsible leader able to work with a diverse range of teams, in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • be international in your outlook and understand the challenges and opportunities the global business environment presents businesses.
  • have a deep understanding of the functions of business and appreciate the importance of functional collaboration to achieve organisational goals.
  • be a self-reflective practitioner with an acute awareness of your self-identity and values.
  • understand the importance of the role of business in society.

Note that the part-time mode of study is linked to the MBA Master of Business Administration (Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship) learning experience. You can study the MBA part-time through a non-apprenticeship route where you will be taught alongside students following the apprenticeship pathway.

Course structure

Core modules

  • Current Issues in Business and Society
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Global strategy: Challenges and Choices
  • Leading Yourself and Others
  • MBA Dissertation
  • The Sustainable Organisation

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

A range of learning methods is used to develop your knowledge and understanding, including workshops, field trips, live case studies and projects, simulations, action learning sets and a variety of blended methods, using the latest learning technologies.

The programme places an emphasis on the global context of business. You learn authentically with and through your peers to develop solutions to strategic challenges in organisations. You undertake an international learning experience during which you complete a project requiring you to apply your knowledge to a live strategic business challenge as part of the Global Strategy: Challenges and Choices module.

Our MBA goes beyond business knowledge. Its primary focus is on the application of knowledge through acting on strategic challenges. You will develop your leadership abilities through the Leading Yourself and Others module during which you learn about yourself, your values and beliefs and how you are perceived by others. Through coaching and action learning sets, you enhance your skills as a strategic leader to positively influence those around you.

A research-informed approach to teaching permeates the programme, exposing you to the latest thought leadership in aspects of entrepreneurship, leadership and management and other disciplines through the multi-disciplinary Current Issues in Business and Society module. This research informed approach goes beyond academic research and includes professional and applied research, informed and delivered by a vast network of business professionals who engage with the programme through guest lectures and projects.

How you are assessed

The programme adopts a range of formative and summative assessment methods to suit the demands and requirements of the applied nature of the programme. These include business reports, case study analysis, presentations, self-diagnostic assessments, reflective reports and a research proposal and associated dissertation.

Career opportunities

Typically graduates move into general or senior management and strategic leadership roles, internal consultant/project leadership roles or into external consultancy roles. You build on your existing work experience and skills, and the programme enhances your ability to lead and manage change.

Entry requirements

You must be an honours graduate of any discipline, with a minimum of a 2.2 obtained from a recognised University, or hold an equivalent professional qualification acceptable to Teesside University Business School. You must also have a minimum of two years, graduate level, full-time work experience in a relevant role (e.g. management/administrative/professional/supervisory capacity).

You may still be considered for entry if you do not meet these criteria if you have significant management experience and/or a record of achievement in business and leadership.

Given the work-based approach to assessment that underpins this programme, there is an expectation that applicants are currently/have been employed (preferably in management roles) and will be able to refer to their roles and their organisations in the completion of their assessments.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Advanced standing

Applicants who have completed a recent level 7 business related professional qualification may be offered advanced standing onto the programme. Given the diverse range of professional qualifications and the diverse range of credit value for these qualifications, applications will be considered on an individual basis following the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning process.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section.

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country.

Note that the part-time mode of study is linked to the MBA Master of Business Administration (Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship) learning experience. You can study the MBA part-time through a non-apprenticeship route where you will be taught alongside students following the apprenticeship pathway.

Last updated Apr 2019

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