Learn more about our MBA
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification is recognised the world over. The UWS Business School has been providing MBA education to a global audience since the late 1980s primarily through part-time and online/distance learning modes of study.
The UWS MBA focuses on developing strategic analytical skills as well as business intuition and enquiring and adaptive thinking. In addition to developing a broad base of management knowledge, you.ll also get the chance to specialise in one of three areas - finance, leadership, or enterprise. This allows you to align your MBA studies to your current career, or career aspirations.
Along with essential core business knowledge, the course modules place a strong emphasis on developing the applied managerial skills that are vital to be an effective business leader. Using a variety of methods such as case studies and in-company analysis etc., your communication, negotiation and facilitating skills will be developed and enhanced.
The MBA has been structured and designed to allow students, through the selection of option modules, to focus in one of three areas: Finance; Leadership; or Enterprise. This allows students to align their MBA studies to their current career, or career aspirations.
- INTEGRATION OF BUSINESS FUNCTIONS
- ANALYTICAL THINKING AND DECISION MAKING
- MANAGING ORGANISATIONAL HEALTH
- PLUS 10 CREDIT MODULE FROM OPTION LIST
- INFLUENCING ORGANISATIONAL STRATEGY
- CREATIVE AND BUSINESS WEALTH
- PLUS 2 10 CREDIT MODULES FROM OPTION LIST
- ADVANCED FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS
- GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
- LEADING CHANGE
- INFLUENCING ORGANISATIONAL
- CULTURE AND CHANGE
- NEW VENTURE CREATION
- BUSINESS CREATIVITY
Strategic Business Project This forms your MBA dissertation and will most likely be undertaken in association with an organisation and/or on a consultancy basis. You will use the knowledge and skills developed so far in the MBA and apply these to a significant business issue affecting your/an organisation.
We operate a flexible credit system at the University which allows you to build the qualification you want, when you want. For each module you successfully complete you collect 'credit'. If you accumulate enough credits at a particular level you will be awarded an appropriate qualification.
(120 credits at SCQF Level 9)
(120 credits at SCQF Level 8)
(120 credits at SCQF Level 7)
The new MBA has been designed to replace all variants of our Business Administration provision and can be undertaken on a full-time, part-time and distance learning basis. Removing the traditional barriers between different cohorts of learners means that the new MBA will create a unified model of learning for all students regardless of your preferred mode of study. So, for example, full-time students will learn and engage with part-time and online/at distance learning students based in the UK and overseas.
Studying online offers a unique experience for our students. It provides a truly immersive, collaborative learning experience that suits our increasingly busy lives. Whether you are a full time learner, a part time student, a business executive seeking to understand more fully the international business world, online learning reflects the way we will work in the future. It helps us to learn, share and resolve the issues we come across in business today, and to bring to bear all our skills and knowledge to working in today's global digital economy.
A Bachelor degree, or a postgraduate award (passed at an appropriate level), or a final qualification of an appropriate professional body. In addition, all applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of two years' work experience at managerial level in a relevant field of industry, the public sector, teaching or a government establishment. In exceptional circumstances, applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.