Master of Business Administration
Swansea, United Kingdom
GBP 20,000 / per year
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Do you want to make an impact on society?
Join us on our new MBA: a different programme for a different approach to management
A concern for human values as well as shareholder value is at the heart of the Swansea University MBA.
The course is designed to equip learners with global skills for organising and collaborating, as well as competing, in the private, public and third sectors. We place emphasis on imagining future possibilities - such as hybrid organisational forms, new business practices and responsible consumption trends - to meet the challenges of securing human values in increasingly uncertain times of global transformations.
Our programme philosophy is to address the gap between practice and theory that can exist in management. The MBA challenges students to be critical thinkers, reflecting on theory and management practice in order to identify where change can be made to the global business landscape.
The MBA aims to open up awareness about the possibilities and limitations of different opportunities for inclusion and change in areas such as creative innovation, organisational hybridity, entrepreneurship and experimentation for graduates to shape the future.
Why Business Administration at Swansea?
- Be the driving force that creates a sustainable future.
- Opportunity to build on your own experience and challenge how businesses operate.
- Access to an internationally excellent team of academic experts.
- Work with pioneering researchers.
- Collaborate with industry experts.
- Manage a project addressing the real problem of a client organisation.
- An ‘evidence-based’ approach to problem-solving.
- Develop critical thinking skills.
- Collaborative learning with fellow professionals.
- Tackle key societal challenges.
Your Business Administration Experience
We draw on expertise from across the School of Management to encourage a ‘what works’ mind-set for challenges that cannot be solved by single individuals or organisations acting in isolation.
You will work with expert academics as well as leaders in business and society to identify and appraise various creative possibilities for entrepreneurship, innovation and inclusion, rather than just being satisfied with a ‘critique’ of problems.
Our MBA is premised on the co-production of relevant knowledge using existing academic research from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives alongside your own experience and that of external business and societal leaders.
The pedagogical approach of the programme connects knowledge generated by different disciplinary fields - represented by the different departments in the School of Management - to guide and inform practical action and develop leaders to bring about a positive impact in meeting human needs, transforming social relations, and collectively empowering business to shape a better future.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.
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