General Management (MBA)
This MBA is aimed at students who aspire to a professional career or role in management and business in the UK or overseas. It also caters particularly for international students and those who view their career potential in an increasingly global professional environment. While not specific to any one occupational category, the demand projections for future job growth and development for graduates of this programme require it to be viewed in an international context.
The programme covers a wide range of general business and management modules. All students are encouraged to apply the concepts they have learned into practical cases in order to effectively utilize the theoretical methodology.
The modules have been designed to develop a students’ potential to manage and lead organisations effectively through the development of their own abilities.
The MBA General Management programme will equip students with general business management knowledge to provide a solid background in a variety of methodologies.
- Financial Management
- Human Resource Management
- Marketing Management
- Strategic Management
Optional modules (One module from the list below):
- Corporate Finance, OR
- International Business
- International marketing
- Dissertation, OR
- Integrated Case Study, OR
- Business Development Proposal
An MBA in General Management covers many business aspects that will enable a student to enter into a number of career paths and industry. Graduates can expect to get a sufficient grasp of financial models, human resource management as well as marketing and corporate strategies.
Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the final research project/dissertation. Students who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on case studies.
Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 UK first degree or an equivalent international qualification recognised by UK NARIC or work experience of five years at a senior managerial level in lieu of first degree.
English language proficiency at or exceeding an average IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in any other approved test), with no score less than 5.5 in any components of the test.
Normally work experience of two years or more at a managerial or supervisory level is expected.
There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with study such as transport, and may wish to purchase coffees, snacks or other sundry items on campus.
Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops over the course of their study, though this is not a programme requirement. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.
Employability will depend greatly on international location, industry and career structure. Potential careers and advancement opportunities include management roles in Business, Human Resource Management and international workforce development, international business contexts including business entrepreneurship and regional development, Education, Health services development, Public Service and elsewhere.