Wolverhampton Business School

Business Administration - Extended

MBA Full-time 12 months

This course enables entry onto the Masters in Business Administration if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent).

This course enables entry onto the Masters in Business Administration if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent).

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  • Start Date(s) 7 September 2020, 6 January 2020
  • Award MBA
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This course enables entry onto the Masters in Business Administration if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses, whilst also providing English support if you need help in this area.

The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge. This award will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment.  You will also expand your knowledge and understanding of the current changes in the business environment through the study of strategic management, stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility.

The programme is designed so that full time students are able to complete the course in one academic year and part time in two years.  By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge and understanding of Business and Management concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis through a range of learning experiences.  You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing basic research, problem-solving and organising and managing projects.

From the evidence provided, the MBA at the University of Wolverhampton, maps to a CMI L7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

CMI Units 7003V2, 7005V2, 7006V2, 7008V2, 7009V2, 7011V2, 7012V2 and 7013V2 equating to a total 62 credits.

Armed Forces personnel, Veterans and Reservists

Students will be eligible for a Post Graduate Certificate Master of Business Administration after completing their first year of study. Students who complete the whole course will be eligible for the full award.

What happens on the course?

September start (full time)

Semester 1

7BE011 Masters Learning

7AC006 Managing Financial Performance

7HR024 Leadership and Human Resources in Organisations

7MK002 Marketing Management

7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)

Semester 2

7BU003 Operations and Project Management

7MG004 Sustainability and Business

7BE002 Strategic Management

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Successful completion of the MBA provides a much sought after academic qualification which will enhance your career prospects in a number of managerial roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The MBA may provide the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources as well as further academic study such as a PhD.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The MBA (Extended) course enables students to access the MBA with non- standard entry criteria. The MBA is a programme that is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of management education. It has high quality blended learning support and has access to excellent learning facilities. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme. By completing the course you will also be entitled to apply for additional award CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

  1. Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, HR, finance, accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity.
  2. Analyse strategic perspectives regionally, nationally and internationally at organisation and sector levels
  3. Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its environment and the importance and nature of organisational change and transformation.
  4. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
  5. Evaluate the role and contribution of integrative strategic and leadership approaches.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.
  7. Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £11556 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £14745 per year 2019-20

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

The entry requirements for the MBA (Extended) are:

  • occupied a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation.
  • Any undergraduate degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
  • Please check our minimum language entry requirements before submitting your application;
  • We offer a range programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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