The Bradford Accelerated MBA

University of Bradford School of Management

Program Description

The Bradford Accelerated MBA

University of Bradford School of Management

The University of Bradford School of Management is one of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools with the "Triple Crown" of accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). The School is consistently ranked by the Financial Times as one of Europe's Top 60 Business Schools. The Bradford MBA is also ranked by the Financial Times (December 2014) as one of Europe's Top 40 MBA programmes.

Our unique Accelerated Full-time MBA, the first of its kind in the UK, is designed for the most highly motivated and committed students, offering you the chance to complete the Bradford MBA in just 10 months.

This fast-track programme is ideal for ambitious managers, professionals or entrepreneurs who are looking to return to the workplace or a new career with the minimum delay and cost. You’ll complete the taught section of the MBA in seven months and you then have the flexibility to complete the Management Project in the final three months either in Bradford or back in the workplace.

You get all the benefits of the 12-month MBA, delivered through an intensive study schedule, small group teaching and one-to-one coaching. Students particularly enjoy the collegiate feel of this programme, and we provide free accommodation for the first month, allowing you to concentrate on your studies as soon as you arrive.

Our full-time MBA proudly ranks amongst Europe's Top 40 MBA programmes (Financial Times, December 2014) and our students also benefit from studying at one Europe's Top 60 Business School's (Financial Times, December 2014).

Course details

All our MBA programmes are made up of three stages:

  • Core modules – designed to help you get back in to learning and provide fundamental knowledge of management principles and theory
  • Elective modules – provide an in-depth understanding of specialist topics that are essential and relevant to the contemporary commercial world focused on sustainability
  • Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue

The Accelerated MBA programme begins with a week-long induction, designed to accelerate you back into learning and help you get to know your fellow students. Accelerated MBA students take elective modules focused on sustainability and sustainable development.

Many of the modules are provided in a block-week format solely for the Accelerated MBA students, whilst others are held during the day or in the evening with our Full-time MBA and Executive MBA students. In this way, you will experience the full benefit of networking with a fantastic mix of managers and professionals with diverse backgrounds and cultures from across the world.

We use a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, case analysis, group work, individual and group problem solving research. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations.

Core modules*

  • Induction and Personal Development Portfolio
  • Business accounting
  • Business economics
  • Business research
  • Corporate finance
  • Marketing
  • Managing people
  • Operations management
  • Strategic management
  • Sustainability & corporate social responsibility

Elective modules*

Choose 4 from a range including:

  • Business simulation
  • Capital markets and investment management
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Corporate marketing
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • E-business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial risk management in European banking
  • Global supply chain management
  • International business in emerging economies
  • International business strategy
  • International financial management
  • Innovation and intellectual property
  • Management of change
  • Management consulting
  • Management information systems
  • Managerial leadership
  • Marketing communications
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project management
  • Services Marketing
  • Sustainable operations

*Module information is subject to change.

Management project

The management project is an integral part of the Bradford MBA and is often the most challenging and rewarding part of the programme. At the end of the taught programme you put into practice what you have learnt by investigating and reporting on an important management issue or opportunity. If you are sponsored by your employer, the project can relate to your workplace. Otherwise, you may choose to use the project to deepen your knowledge of a different sector or organisation, or as a stepping stone to your next job. The project findings and recommendations are then written up in a 15,000-word dissertation.

Throughout the project you will be guided by an experienced academic and you will have access to the School of Management Effective Learning department. The Effective Learning service often proves to be very useful providing students with a clear understanding and guidelines on what is required in order to successfully complete their project.

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Last updated September 11, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2018
10 months
Full time
25,500 GBP
United Kingdom - Bradford, England
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