|Course Length:||1 Year Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time|
|Start Dates:||September 2016, September 2017|
|Location:||Edge Hill University|
- Develop your existing skills to management level;
- Gain a strategic perspective on business;
- Study key aspects of business including accounting and finance, human resource management, marketing and strategy.
This MBA has been designed for those ready to make the leap into management roles from an existing job and those who are aspiring to become managers.
The programme will give you a broader understanding of business by considering issues such as human and financial resources, customers and the business environment. Importantly, we take a strategic perspective on business and management and help you to develop the skills to contribute to major decisions made by organisations about their future.
Applicants are welcomed from any discipline and from a wide range of job roles. Many entrants to an MBA have a science or technology qualification so it is not necessary that you have studied business or management before.
Course in Depth
What will I study?
The MBA is designed to allow you to develop an understanding of key aspects of business and management. You will therefore study aspects related to accounting and finance, human resource management, marketing and strategy. By the end of these modules you will have an understanding of these critical aspects of business. Teaching is set in an international context with examples and illustrations drawn from the global economy.
Throughout we will take a strategic focus, concentrating on the major decisions that organisations have to make to determine their overall direction. You will also be exposed to a range of contemporary issues of interest to all managers, including such things as globalisation, ethics and social responsibility.
How will I study?
As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, portfolios and presentations. Learning from your colleagues is an important part of the course and many exercises will require you to work in teams.
How will I be assessed?
Throughout the programme, there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability, and critical thinking. Coursework often involves both individual and group-based working. Case studies and problem solving exercises are used. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.
Who will be teaching me?
All our staff are passionate about student learning and development. The degree is delivered by specialists in Accountancy, Marketing, Human Resource Management, E-Commerce and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, among others. The team includes active researchers who publish in academic journals, and academically and professionally qualified staff. All team members are people with an energy and enthusiasm for their subject areas.
A Great Study Environment
The stunning £8m Business and Law building provides state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities for students in the Business School and Department of Law and Criminology.
The three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.
Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.
BUS4031 Strategic Marketing Planning (20 credits)
Strategic Marketing Planning is designed to provide you with an understanding of marketing planning including the synerginistic planning process and its links with the delivery of effective and sustainable competitive advantage. Effective marketing strategy and planning is essential for all organisations. The module considers the complexities of the marketing environment and the impact this has on the creation of marketing plans and their successful implementation and execution. This will enable you to contribute along with other directors and senior managers to an organisation’s competitive strategy.
BUS4038 Strategy: Foundations and New Perspectives (20 credits)
Strategy: Foundations and New Perspectives provides a critical, reflective and evaluative examination of historic and contemporary debates relating to business strategy and strategic planning. The module focuses on the decision-making process with regard to strategy formulation and implementation and contextualises and evaluates the process through examination of business approaches and practices. You will develop the ability to formulate and implement strategy in order to maximise organisational effectiveness and business performance. In addition, you will be encouraged to evaluate the impact and influence of sometimes complex strategic decisions and actions on a range of organisational stakeholders.
BUS4039 Human Resourcing as Competitive Strategy (20 credits)
Human Resourcing as Competitive Strategy recognises that the effective management of people is of fundamental importance to any organisation, as is a coherent, well-thought-through company strategy. An increasing number of organisations are recognising the need for strategically integrated people management policies that inform all major decisions. This change requires greater strategic awareness from Human Resources (HR) managers. Indeed, the UK HR professional body, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has encouraged all HR professionals to be cognisant of their role in the effective achievement of organisational strategy. This module will enhance your knowledge of, and competence in, strategic human resource management to help you meet increasing demands for a strategically sensitive approach to people management.
BUS4040 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)
Financial Decision Making briefly reviews the main financial information produced by organisations, before moving on and focusing on how this information can be used by managers. The module provides a platform for managers, developing from basic financial systems to evaluating financial information and its uses in making decisions. The module will allow you to reflect on some of the current critical debates about the role and positioning of financial information in organisations; being able to place financial information and decision-making in the wider context of organisations and their roles in society.
BUS4041 The Innovation Process: Creation to Implementation (20 credits)
The Innovation Process: Creation to Implementation ponders the process for turning a really good idea into a product or service and reflects on how to judge if a creation is ‘innovative’. Innovation involves the development and release of a new product/service or the repackaging of an existing one to provide competitive advantage or even create new markets. The module explores the difference between an idea, an invention and an innovation. It will provide you with a case-led understanding of the process in action from creation to implementation. Moreover, it provides you with a number of tools and techniques to critically evaluate success.
BUS4519 Dissertation (60 credits)
Dissertation requires you to undertake a piece of independent research based upon, or linked to, a specific topic or issue related to a relevant organisational or management development matter. You will provide a theoretical rationale for the dissertation, collect and organise research data, present it within a coherent, rigorous and analytical framework, and reach a well-argued and integrated conclusion.
BUS4522 Organisational Research (20 credits)
Organisational Research develops your skills and awareness in research methodologies and techniques that are specifically appropriate for undertaking, analysing and writing-up academic research in the form of a dissertation or practitioner/consultancy research. You will be encouraged to explore a wide range of methodologies and develop the necessary conceptual, methodological, practical and ethical skills necessary for management studies research.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.
Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
To join this MBA you should have a degree equivalent to UK lower second class honours. For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Ideally you should also have two years relevant work experience gained after graduation although well qualified and motivated candidates without this will be considered.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).
Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.
What are my career prospects?
An MBA helps to equip you for a range of career opportunities in both general management and specialist functions. Typical MBA careers include accountancy, administration, banking, education, finance, human resource management, marketing, public and private sector management, retailing and enterprise.
Tuition fees for full-time study on this MBA are £10,200 for UK and EU students and £12,750 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2016/17.
Tuition fees for part-time study on this MBA are £57 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2016/17, i.e. £1,140 per 20 credit module.
180 credits are required to complete an MBA. Please note, the University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.
For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining postgraduate courses at Edge Hill University in academic year 2016/17, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2016/17 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgradfinance2016.
The financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2016/17 includes Postgraduate Loans worth up to £10,000 for full-time study and up to £5,000 per year, payable over the first two years of the course, for part-time study.
Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.
How to Apply
Apply online at www.ukpass.ac.uk.
Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyukpass for more information on the application process.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgradopendays.
Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective postgraduate students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgradevents.
Request a Prospectus
If you would like to explore our full range of taught Masters degrees, Masters by Research degrees and MBA awards before you apply, you can order a postgraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgradprospectus.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:
- Course Enquiries
- Tel: 01695 657000
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to talk to the programme leader about the course in more detail, please contact:
- Julian Clarke
- Tel: 01695 657242
- Email: Julian.Clarke@edgehill.ac.uk
Course ChangesThis page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented since 1st September 2015.
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