Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Swansea Business School (SBS) has delivered its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme to students from around the world for over 20 years.

This internationally respected, general management qualification enhances the skills and competences of experienced managers and provides a launch into a management career for more recent graduates.

Tourism Management and International Hospitality Management pathways are also available within the MBA. 

UWTSD's flexible, modern approach to delivering this well-established and successful qualification gives our MBA students the choice of studying on-campus, online and/or through blended modes (a mix of on-campus and online modules). 

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
Full-time: 1 year (maximum 3 years)
Part-time: 2 years (maximum 6 years)

Scholarships and Bursaries

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Management
Contact Name:
Jayne Williams
Contact Email:
jayne.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice:
English  



The MBA programme covers the general business/management curriculum, with an opportunity to specialise. Pathways in Tourism Management and International Hospitality Management are also available. 

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 the development of abilities and the extension of knowledge, and understanding, of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories. The course delivery integrates practical project work and academic rigour.

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.

Students can pick and mix from on-campus, full-time and online modules.


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

MBA (Level 7) 

FULL-TIME study pattern:

NB. Enrolment points for this programme are September and January

Typical delivery modes for MBA full-time students are as follows:

  • STANDARD full-time study to be scheduled over 12 months, divided into 3 semesters of approx. 4 months' duration
  • EXTENDED full-time study to be scheduled over 2 academic years, Part 1 to be delivered over 1 academic year split into 2 semesters. Part 2 to be completed at the end of the 2nd academic year

PART I

  • Compulsory modules:
  • Finance for Business Managers (20)
  • Strategic Management (20) 
  • Marketing Management (20)
  • Human Resource Management (20)
  • Elective modules examples:
  • (Choose two)
  • Global Business Challenges (20) 
  • Intercultural Leadership in an Age of Globalisation (20) 
  • Leading & Managing Projects (20) 
  • Change & Stability Management (20) 
  • Digital Entrepreneurship (20) 

PART II

  • Dissertation (60)  OPTIONAL
  • International Independent Study (60) OPTIONAL

Part 1 = 120 credits

  • 4 compulsory modules + 2 electives
  • Part 1 is taught as follows:
  • September starters – September to June
  • January starters – January to January

Part 2

  • The dissertation element is completed as follows:
  • September STANDARD starters – hand in the following September
  • September EXTENDED starters – hand in December or May of 2nd academic year
  • January starters – hand in the following September or December 

 

PART-TIME study pattern:

The university tries to design flexible timetables that enable students to attend during the evening, day and occasional weekends wherever possible. Typically evening study is scheduled over Monday/Tuesday but subject to change.

NB. Enrolment points for this programme are September and January

  • STANDARD part-time study (2 calendar years) – on campus/mixed mode scheduled over 2 calendar years divided into 5 semesters of approx. 4 months' duration (no tuition during summer of year 1).
  • EXTENDED part-time study on campus/mixed mode scheduled over 36 months and divided into 6 semesters of approximately 4 months' duration

MBA – PART-TIME

PART I

  • Compulsory modules:
  • Finance for Business Managers (20)
  • Strategic Management (20) 
  • Marketing Management (20)
  • Human Resource Management (20)

Elective modules examples: (Choose two)

  • Global Business Challenges (20) 
  • Intercultural Leadership in an Age of Globalisation (20) 
  • Leading & Managing Projects (20) 
  • Change & Stability Management (20) 
  • Digital Entrepreneurship (20) 

PART II

  • Dissertation (60)

Part 2

  • The dissertation element is completed as follows:
  • September STANDARD starters – hand-in December or May of year 2.
  • September EXTENDED starters – hand-in December or May of third academic year.
  • 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.

Applications from individuals of all disciplines are encouraged as long as they hold a degree and/or professional qualifications. We also encourage applications from individuals with professional, leadership and managerial experience who may be admitted onto a master's programme at the discretion of the programme director.

Applicants must be over 21 years old and possess one or more of the following:

  1. Recognised honours degree (minimum of a 2:2) or equivalent.
  2. Professional qualification.
  3. The university’s diplomas/certificates in business management.
  4. Applicants who are over 25 years old and do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed appropriate.

Certain exemptions from taught modules may be considered and will be decided on an individual basis in accordance with UWTSD’s Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning process.

For further information contact one of the following team members:

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. They are also 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.

FEES 2018/19

Full Time

The fees for 2018/19 are £6,200 for Part 1 and Part 2 combined for home / EU students and £12,500 for overseas students.

Funding available for full-time study upon request.

Part Time 2018-19

Part 1 Year 1: £2,067
Part 1 Year 2: £2,067
Dissertation Year 3: £2,067

 

Payment by instalment 

Tuition fee payments can be made in 3 equal instalments at the beginning of each term per academic year.

For detailed information please contact our finance department. Tel. no. (01792) 481000

As an institution we seek to continually enhance the student experience and as a result additional costs may be incurred by the student on activities that will add value to their education. Where possible these costs will be kept to a minimum, with additional activities being optional.

Field trips will be available for students, which are optional. Costs for UK and International trips will be provided at the beginning of the academic year. 

Students will be expected to pay four weeks prior to field trips taking place and three months before departure for travel and visa costs for overseas placements.