Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course length: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Overview

Centred on a critical and ethical approach to the theory and practice of business management principles this course builds on our successful undergraduate programmes in business management.

You’ll explore key areas which are fundamental to a successful business career: Managing People and Processes, Financial management, Leading and Managing, Managing Tools and Technology, Management Strategy, and Contemporary issues in Global Business.

You’ll acquire the fundamental skills needed to achieve success in the business world and to be attractive to a wide range of major employers across the global economy. The course will validate your developing expertise and understanding of a broad range of modern business issues and the skills and knowledge required to deal with them. 

After successfully completing this course you would be equipped to take up effective business specialist and management roles within a wide range of organisations.

Our teaching staff have a wide range of research interests and expertise.  You will also receive support from a supervisior throughout the final project phase of the course.

Assessment

Assessment is through a range of methods including online discussions, video presentations, and short question and answer sessions, along with more traditional essays, reports, and time constrained assessments. The course culminates in a research project based on your original research. It will be conducted in an area of interest to you using the research skills acquired throughout the course. 

Contact

For more information please contact:

Gautam Rajkhowa, Senior Lecturer in Business Management
e-mail: g.rajkhowa@newman.ac.uk
tel: 0121 476 1181 ext 2658

MBA Open Evening - Thursday 30th November 

The MBA Faculty staff are holding a special MBA Open Evening on Thursday 30th November (18:30-20:30). Click here for more information on this event. 


Newman University would like to draw your attention to our Academic Regulations. These regulations are your Terms of Reference and should be considered when making a decision to study with our institution.

Entry requirements

BA/BSc (Hons) at 2.2 or above or equivalent in an appropriate business and management related subject.

We also welcome applications from suitably qualified students who wish to pursue postgraduate research study.

Fees

2017/18: Home/EU full-time - £7,000, part-time £3,500 per year.  Newman alumni are eligible for a 10% discount when enrolling onto a full masters degree programme.

Fees may rise subject to inflation for 2018/19

For information regarding a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master's study click here

Full-time course modules


As a full time student, you will study a total of 180 credits. The credits are made up of mandatory modules and you may have a list of optional modules to choose from. Not every programme offers optional modules and when an optional module is available it will be clearly marked. All modules are listed below and you may not be required to complete all of these modules. Most modules are 20 credits or 30 credits and dissertations are 60 credits. Please note that not all optional modules run every year. For further information please email admissions@newman.ac.uk.

Year 1 modules


MANAGING PEOPLE AND PROCESSES


MODULE TITLE : MANAGING PEOPLE AND PROCESSES

MODULE CODE : BEM701


MODULE SUMMARY :

The module provides an introductory framework to the course curriculum by taking a focus on both the people and operations functions of often complex organisations and in doing so looking at the management and leadership needed to achieve success in a constantly changing environment. 

The main issues in the functional specialisms of people and operations management and their characteristics are identified, assessed and analysed. Using organisational case studies and guest speakers, the interplay between the leadership and management of the people and operations of the organisation are examined in detail, potential conflicts and collaborations anticipated and key concepts and practices evaluated.  Approaches to performance measurement are critically analysed within an environment of ethical and economic constraints. 

The characteristics of “high performing teams” are considered and approaches identified to developing these in a wide range of organisational settings.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to enable students to: 

  • Use initiative and take responsibility in the analysis, design and implementation of business processes in a case study scenario
  • Identify, evaluate and improve the business operation
  • Solve case study business process problems in creative and innovative ways
  • Make decisions on how to resolve people related issues in challenging situations      
  • Continue to learn independently and to develop professionally
  • Communicate issues of people and processes effectively, with colleagues and a wider audience, in a variety of media.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

On successfully completing this module, students should be able to: 

  • Critically analyse the features and characteristics of business operations in both production and service sector and the approaches that may be adopted in their design, delivery and improvement.
  • Research, apply and critically evaluate people management techniques for the delivery and control of the operations function.
  • Select, appraise and implement appropriate strategies and methods for the quality control and improvement of operations making effective use of the people resources available to them.
  • Identify, apply and evaluate frameworks and techniques to develop strategies, to design, plan and control service and manufacturing operations.
  • Critically evaluate and apply a range of business process techniques and research methods applicable to a professional setting.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Portfolio of Evidence (5000 words)

MARKETING MANAGEMENT


MARKETING MANAGEMENT: details currently unavailable

MANAGING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE


MANAGING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: details currently unavailable

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT


STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: details currently unavailable

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS


CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS: details currently unavailable

LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE


LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE: details currently unavailable

RESEARCH METHODS


RESEARCH METHODS: details currently unavailable

RESEARCH PROJECT


RESEARCH PROJECT: details currently unavailable

Part-time course modules


As a part time student, the amount of credits you complete each year may vary. The credits are made up of mandatory modules and you may have a list of optional modules to choose from. Not every programme offers optional modules and when an optional module is available it will be clearly marked. All modules are listed below and you may not be required to complete all of these modules. Most modules are 20 credits or 30 credits and dissertations are 60 credits. Please note that not all optional modules run every year. For further information please email admissions@newman.ac.uk.

Year 1 modules


MANAGING PEOPLE AND PROCESSES

MODULE TITLE : MANAGING PEOPLE AND PROCESSES

MODULE CODE : BEM701


MODULE SUMMARY :

The module provides an introductory framework to the course curriculum by taking a focus on both the people and operations functions of often complex organisations and in doing so looking at the management and leadership needed to achieve success in a constantly changing environment. 

The main issues in the functional specialisms of people and operations management and their characteristics are identified, assessed and analysed. Using organisational case studies and guest speakers, the interplay between the leadership and management of the people and operations of the organisation are examined in detail, potential conflicts and collaborations anticipated and key concepts and practices evaluated.  Approaches to performance measurement are critically analysed within an environment of ethical and economic constraints. 

The characteristics of “high performing teams” are considered and approaches identified to developing these in a wide range of organisational settings.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to enable students to: 

  • Use initiative and take responsibility in the analysis, design and implementation of business processes in a case study scenario
  • Identify, evaluate and improve the business operation
  • Solve case study business process problems in creative and innovative ways
  • Make decisions on how to resolve people related issues in challenging situations      
  • Continue to learn independently and to develop professionally
  • Communicate issues of people and processes effectively, with colleagues and a wider audience, in a variety of media.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

On successfully completing this module, students should be able to: 

  • Critically analyse the features and characteristics of business operations in both production and service sector and the approaches that may be adopted in their design, delivery and improvement.
  • Research, apply and critically evaluate people management techniques for the delivery and control of the operations function.
  • Select, appraise and implement appropriate strategies and methods for the quality control and improvement of operations making effective use of the people resources available to them.
  • Identify, apply and evaluate frameworks and techniques to develop strategies, to design, plan and control service and manufacturing operations.
  • Critically evaluate and apply a range of business process techniques and research methods applicable to a professional setting.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Portfolio of Evidence (5000 words)

MARKETING MANAGEMENT

MARKETING MANAGEMENT: details currently unavailable

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS: details currently unavailable

Year 2 modules


MANAGING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

MANAGING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: details currently unavailable

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: details currently unavailable

LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE

LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE: details currently unavailable

RESEARCH METHODS

RESEARCH METHODS: details currently unavailable

RESEARCH PROJECT

RESEARCH PROJECT: details currently unavailable

Course code


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