The MBA is an internationally recognized and respected qualification for managers. Applicants are from both the public and private sectors. The teaching program is aimed at those who are looking to develop their careers and at ‘high flyers’ that need an understanding of all the major functions of business providing general knowledge for prospective leaders. In addition to enhancing successful students’ career prospects, the course aims to encourage independent and creative thinking. Following the UK Quality Assurance Agency guidelines in giving students a strong practical and professional orientation, differentiating it from other master programs.
All students complete seven taught modules (five compulsory core modules and two optional modules) together with a final dissertation/project.
1. Core Modules
Module 1.1 The core modules are designed to expose participants to state of the art thinking in the key management disciplines and provide opportunity throughout to apply theory to real-life management situations.
Accounting for Decision-Makers
People and Organizations
2. Elective Modules
Each MBA Pathway has special elective modules; participants are allowed to choose the suitable pathway that fits their career development, these elective modules are related to the following topics:
Project Management Theory and Practice
Managing Mega Complex Projects
Finance for Decision Makers
Human Resources Management
3. MBA Dissertation/Business Project
The dissertation or business project is a double module. Whether an academic piece of research or an investigation into the launching of a business project; it is designed to be an intellectually challenging piece of individual management research. It will equip successful students with the knowledge, capabilities, and skills required of today’s managers, in a world in which the ability to research new information is increasingly important.
Students are allocated a supervisor, who will provide constructive comment on their work as it develops. Students have access to online as well as standard library facilities. The entire process, from developing a draft research proposal and schedule, through selecting methods and drafting chapters, is supported by the Cardiff School of Management supervisors but managed and implemented by the student.