The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge. This award will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment. You will also expand your knowledge and understanding of the current changes in the business environment through the study of strategic management, stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility.
By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge and understanding of Business and Management concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis through a range of learning experiences. You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing basic research, problem-solving and organising and managing projects.
In today’s highly dynamic global environment, a complexity of factors, including technology, enterprise and innovation, have a significant impact on business systems and functions. With this in mind, full -time MBA students on the standard mode of delivery (i.e. classroom study and blended learning out of classroom activities) will join with peers from other postgraduate courses offered by the University of Wolverhampton Business School.
Assessment MethodExaminations and Assignments
Delivery MethodFace to Face Lectures
The entry requirements for the MBA are:
The applicant will have normally occupied a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation;
An Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) 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;
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.
Wolverhampton English Proficiency Exam – 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)– 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component
If you have not obtained the correct IELTS / WEPE score for your degree course, you may wish to join one of our online Pre-sessional English & Academic Skills language courses first.
The new online pre-sessional courses will help you to improve and develop your English language and academic skills and will prepare you for your degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton
Test of English as a Foreign Language) TOEFL– 79 overall with no less than 19 in all four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
IGCSE English as a First Language (Cambridge) – Grade C with minimum B2 in all components Supplementary Certifying Statement showing CEFR breakdown must be provided by candidates
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (post 2011) (Standard level) -Pass, grade 5 for English at Standard Level in Language B (English) and Language A (Literature)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (post 2011) (Higher Level) -Pass, grade 4 for English at Higher Level In Language B (English)
Financial Decision Making
Strategic Marketing Management
Strategic People Management
Sustainable Strategic Management
The Masters Professional Project
The Masters Research Project
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
- Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, HR, finance, accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity.
- Analyse strategic perspectives regionally, nationally and internationally at organisation and sector levels.
- Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its environment and the importance and nature of organisational change and transformation.
- Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
- Evaluate the role and contribution of integrative strategic and leadership approaches. gement at functional, strategic and sector levels.
- Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.