Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time

University of Bolton

Program Description

Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time

University of Bolton

Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time

The well-established and challenging MBA programme at the University of Bolton 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 business sector you are in, the MBA course will support you in gaining a critical understanding of the stimulating 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.

The School of Business and Creative Technologies part-time MBA programme meets the needs of executives from all business sectors looking for flexible learning options. If you want the challenge of combining studying for an MBA, with your working and family life you will receive support and encouragement from the school's friendly team at every stage.

Special features

  • The Bolton part-time MBA has enjoyed an excellent reputation, going from strength to strength, since it was established in 1992. It continues to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and from all sectors of business and industry.
  • Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas, and close links to business and industry.
  • Some of the course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home and also ensuring that in-class learning is highly interactive.
  • Our teaching staff is drawn from business and academia, with experience in a commercial environment. And our courses are designed in consultation with business, with the current and future needs of professionals and businesses in mind.

What you will learn

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the key aspects of personal business skills and managerial development. You will be challenged to analyse and examine the business environment; understand business models; and you will 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.

In the School of Business and Creative Technologies the emphasis is on enterprise, entrepreneurship and understanding. You will learn key entreprenuerial skills including: critical analysis skills; high level presentation skills; business collaboration and consensus and team working skills.

You will take responsibility for your own learning and will also learn and collaborate in a small group environment.

What you will study

You will study six modules in part 1 of the programme (years 1 and 2) and one module and a research-based dissertation in part 2.

The modules studied are:

  • Management and Leadership (year 1);
  • Managing Finance (year 1);
  • Managing Business Performance and IT (year 1);
  • Managing People (year 2);
  • Managing Change (year 2);
  • Strategic Management and Marketing (year 2);
  • Research Methods (year 3);
  • Dissertation (year 3).

Each module is worth 20 credits at level HE7 (masters level) except for the dissertation which is worth 40 credits.

You will be assessed by the use of essays, case studies, reports and presentations as well as carrying out a practically-based dissertation.

To obtain an MBA you are required to achieve 180 credits. The postgraduate diploma in Management Studies (DMS) is an interim award (worth 120 credits) and is awarded to all successful part-time students who complete two years of the programme. The postgraduate certificate in Management is an interim award (worth 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 on to 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2018
3 years
Part time
2,850 GBP
United Kingdom - Bolton, England
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