Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 

Swansea Business School (SBS) has delivered its MBA programme to students from around the world for over twenty years.

The MBA is an internationally respected general management qualification, which enhances the skills and competences of experienced managers, but also provides a launch into a management career for more recent graduates.

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
2 years full-time, 48 months part-time

Location:
Swansea | London
School/Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Management
Contact Name:
Richard Dunstan
Contact Email:
Richard.Dunstan@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice
English  



The programme covers the general business/management curriculum, with an opportunity to specialise. All students are encouraged to apply concepts learned as well as become familiar with theoretical paradigms.

The content will improve students’ potential to manage and lead organisations effectively through development of abilities, extension of knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories.

This programme is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities through the development of their managerial abilities.

The programme covers the general business/management curriculum, with an opportunity to specialise. All students are encouraged to apply concepts learned as well as become familiar with theoretical paradigms.

The content will improve students’ potential to manage and lead organisations effectively through development of abilities, extension of knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories.

This programme is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities through the development of their managerial abilities.


There remains an opportunity for the programme to be awarded by the University of Wales.

Part 1

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management

In addition to the compulsory modules above, students will typically choose 2 modules from the following options:                                                                                                                                         

  • Change Management
  • Consultancy Management
  • Critical Leadership Studies
  • E-Business Strategy
  • Management Ethics
  • Managerial Economics

Subject to viability, Contemporary Logistics Management could also be an optional module.


Part 2

Students are required to undertake an in-depth business research exercise. It is a vehicle for the integration of skills and knowledge learned during Part 1. It is a substantial piece of work carried out over a period of time, and students can follow their personal preference of subject specialisation.

All students attend a research methods workshop. Following the submission of a research proposal, they are allocated a supervising tutor with whom they will communicate regularly and who will support them throughout the process.

  • Develop the key leadership and management skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
  • Gain a leading Management qualification in a flexible, supportive learning environment.

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the dissertation. Students on the full time programme or who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on companies from the extensive SBS employer network to provide alternatives to work based assignments.

Applicants must possess one or more of the following:

1. A recognised Honours degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent.

2. A professional qualification.

3.Applicants who do not meet the above

criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed to be appropriate.

Applicants who have been awarded a Diploma in Business Administration at Distinction level, or an equivalent postgraduate, post experience Management Diploma at credit level 7 may be admitted with exemption from modules in Part 1

International students for whom English is not a first language will be requested to provide evidence of sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme in accordance with University requirements, normally at least IELTS at 6.0.

Past students have enhanced their career advancement in the private, public and voluntary/not for profit sectors in the UK and overseas.

Full time students also participate in a programme of organisational visits, workshops and CPD events (in liaison with the Chartered Management Institute) to provide application and networking opportunities, and are supported in finding appropriate work experience opportunities and in planning and progressing their careers after graduation.

The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills  in creative and innovative ways.