Wolverhampton Business School

Business Administration (International Development)

MBA Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

The MBA (International Development) is a unique and ideal choice for anyone seeking to develop a career in managing business, leading programmes or projects in an international development context, or a combination of these two.

The MBA (International Development) is a unique and ideal choice for anyone seeking to develop a career in managing business, leading programmes or projects in an international development context, or a combination of these two.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award MBA
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The MBA (International Development) is a unique and ideal choice for anyone seeking to develop a career in managing business, leading programmes or projects in an international development context, or a combination of these two.

You will also expand your critical knowledge and strategic understanding of the current changes in both the business  and geopolitical environment, and apply your learning to successfully lead resilient businesses with awareness of own impact locally and globally, and practical plan for effecting positive change through corporate social responsibility.

The programme is appropriately tailored to respond to the skills and knowledge needs of a range of learners, from practitioners in international development and business leaders from the corporate world, to those with limited work experience, or seeking to change professions. The diversity of the learning environment, with the majority of students coming from outside the UK, provides an ideal platform for engaging in stimulating discussions and innovative thinking on solutions to help business and    international development agencies deliver global targets.

The delivery is flexible you have the option to study either full time or part-time learning over one and two years, respectively. By the end of the programme, you will have gained a critical understanding of the principles and concepts in business administration, and mastered key techniques and skills in designing and managing projects and programmes in any sector. The programme also emphasises development of generic business skills, including research, networking and effective communication.   

What happens on the course?

Those on the International Development route (co-delivered by the Business School and the Centre for International Development and Training) will take the Contemporary Issues in International Development and the Project/Programme Management for International Development options, designed to expose students to the contemporary issues facing the developing world, and equip them with the practical skills to design, implement, monitor and evaluate international development projects and programmes, whether these be led by government, civil society,  private sector or development aid (donor) institutions.

September start (Full time)  ?

Semester 1

7AC006 Managing Financial Performance

7HR024 Leadership and Human Resource in Organisation

7MK002 Marketing Management

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

Semester 2

7IB007 Contemporary Issues in International Development

7IB008 Project and Programme Management for International Development

7BE002 Strategic Management

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Successful completion of the MBA (ID) 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(ID)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 (International Development), a first of its kind to be offered in the UK, is a unique course that situates international business within the complex and dynamic global geopolitical and environmental context. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop awareness of global and local issues, and understand how these are connected to business, government and international development. For example, in our Contemporary Issues in International Development module, students will critically examine the implications of the changing landscape of UK aid strategy on the UK’s ability to deliver meaningful development results- and be stimulated to develop innovative solutions that engage the business sector in addressing challenges ranging from poverty and malnutrition, to education, maternal health and climate change.

  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. Obtain the practical skills required by managers actively engaged in initiating and managing projects and programmes.
  4. Design and execute research, investigative or development projects to deal with new problems and issues
  5. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management in an international setting that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £5200 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13300 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 (ID) are:

 

  • The applicant will have normally occupied a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation;
  • A first or second class undergraduate honours 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;
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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