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Start Dates: Feb,Apr,Jun,Aug,Oct,Nov
Attendance: Full-time | Block delivery
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 22 Months
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

This challenging, practice-led MBA is a flagship management qualification designed to meet the needs of aspiring early-career individuals looking to develop their leadership and strategic management skills as well as building an in-depth understanding of modern, global business.

Integrating theory and practice, the course aims to give you an advanced knowledge of organisations and how they can be managed effectively in a dynamic, competitive global context. Over the length of the course, you acquire the ability to understand and apply this knowledge creatively and systematically to complex issues, enhancing and innovating strategic business and management practice.

Your placement is for a maximum of 32 weeks, for between 15-20 hours per week, which gives you an unrivalled opportunity to put your knowledge into practice. You work with leading employers in organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, allowing you to develop personally and professionally, gain experience and make valuable contacts for the future.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn to apply the latest thinking about organisational development and change in the global context
  • Study with experienced academics with substantial management experience
  • With the help of your Dissertation Supervisor, undertake a postgraduate-level research project in a subject-related field, using a business context provided by your placement organisation
  • Develop the attributes and skills expected of postgraduates, as recognised by professional and industry bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute and the Confederation of British Industry: team-working; negotiation; leadership; confidence; and the ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex and unclear problems
  • Benefit from a Master’s degree that challenges and develops you as a business professional, opening up a range of career paths and increasing your employability in a competitive market
The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Corporate Innovation And Entrepreneurship (BSS057-6) Compulsory
  • Leading And Managing Organisational Resources (BSS064-6) Compulsory
  • Management Practice (Placement) (BSS066-6) Compulsory
  • Mba Business Placement Dissertation (BSS068-6) Compulsory
  • Placement Professional Practice (BSS071-6) Compulsory
  • Project Management (BSS060-6) Compulsory
  • Strategy And The Global Competitive Environment (BSS058-6) Compulsory

The assessment strategy for this course is designed in a way that will contribute to student development and will help you achieve your goals and enhance your employability. An essential element of this process is that feedback will be provided in due time so it is integrated in the learning process. When group work is required, the marks given will be individual following the University of Bedfordshires regulatory scheme. The different kinds of assessment are listed below and in some cases they will be used in combination, making sure however that there are no hidden tasks. In addition to the assessment strategies followed in each unit, your knowledge and skills will be also formatively assessed through problem solving sessions or case study discussions, in order to ensure that development of your comprehension of the underlying concepts is appropriate to the level of studies and continuously supports your overall achievement. A full list of how each unit will be assessed is presented in the previous section. Please refer to the relevant section of this form regarding academic integrity. The underpinning philosophy of all assessments is to develop both your knowledge and skills to enter employment as a confident manager with a strong base from which to meet your own aspirations. This requires consideration of your own personal capabilities as well as looking outward at the business world. The aim is for you to become an independent and self-directed lifelong learner. Apart from the formal assessments there will be an emphasis on self, peer and group assessment. Tutors will provide feedback on formative assessments to support your development of good academic practice. All assessments are rooted in authentic and practical workplace scenarios to enable the integration of theory and practice in dynamic `real world work contexts. Exams are kept to a minimum. To facilitate learning for all students a range of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including: - Business Reports to demonstrate contextual insight and professional practice; - Project Plans to demonstrate project planning skills; - Seminar Papers to develop critical analysis skills; - In-class tests of your knowledge of core concepts in context; - Project Report integrates learning throughout the course independently applied in practice; - Live Case Studies where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making - Research Dissertation. Each block of study has 2 assessment points, the first assessment submission deadline is in week 3 of the block and the second in week 6. Assessments focus primarily on critical discussion of theory and its application in current practice and are designed to provide reassurance of guaranteed student authorship and a true measure of your ability and understanding. The PPP unit requires reflection on performance to date with a focus on action planning for enhanced performance in both forthcoming assessments and personal development. The Business Placement Dissertation Unit is completed once the academic taught studies have been successfully submitted, assessed and moderated in accordance with the University Regulations. Placement Experience: To qualify for the award designation `with Placement your Course Co-ordinator will be required to verify that the activities, hours and learning requirements as specified by the Business Placement Dissertation unit have been fully completed. The focus is on the impact of management education to management practice and later assessments require greater complexity and integration through independent study to support your successful transition into work. This is exemplified by two units at the dissertation stage: Management Practice (for Placement) and the MBA Business Dissertation on placement. These help you to consider your personal and professional development and the complexity of applying management education in practice once in employment.

Reasons to study in the Business School


A BSIS school - Business School Impact System


Holder of the Bronze Award among 21 Business Schools in the country for start-up and business growth advice


CIPD approved


Professional body exemptions, ACCA, AIA


Our graduates have created 870 start-up businesses since the 2014/15. Read more.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 


You will be in a good position to demonstrate your potential to employers. Recruiters value the skills to work in a team, the ability to continue to learn, analytical abilities and a broad understanding of management.

Whatever you decide to do, the successful completion of your MBA should have laid a strong foundation for you to become a positive change agent in any organisation and an obvious champion for the added value of a dynamic and innovative organisational culture. You will also have had extensive and continuous opportunity for reflective and critical evaluation of your capability as a team worker and leader.

As part of a large and multi-cultural learning community, you should gain a valuable network of friends and contacts for the future. Our MBA Alumni organisation will help you keep in touch with your MBA contacts.

Fees and Funding

The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,550. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,700. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,550. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,700. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The 2022/23 academic year standard international fee for an MBA course up to 15 months is £15,400.

The 2021/22 academic year standard international fee for 22/24 month MBA courses is £17,900 (total).

For more information on our MBA fees, please see international fees

If you have any questions around international fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Fees and Funding


The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,550. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,700. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,550. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,700. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The 2022/23 academic year standard international fee for an MBA course up to 15 months is £15,400.

The 2021/22 academic year standard international fee for 22/24 month MBA courses is £17,900 (total).

For more information on our MBA fees, please see international fees

If you have any questions around international fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student