Are you an experienced manager or director who wants to progress your career to the next stage with a globally recognised qualification?
This course is designed to allow experienced management professionals (as evidenced by professional body membership) to “top-up” their existing qualifications and experience to an MBA by completing two taught modules and a dissertation project.
The course is focused around the development of advanced analytical and communication skills that allow its graduates to critically engage with theory at the leading edge and apply it to their practice.
The online teaching mode is designed to fit around your existing work commitments. As this is a fast-track course, it can be completed in 12-18 months.
Please note that the fast track route does not attract government student finance as you will need to be sitting the whole course, not a lesser amount of credits due to previous study/experience.
This course is subject to validation.
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
The Leadership and Management Theories modules cover the following topics:
The aims of the Research Methods module are to:
The Dissertation is a significant piece of student-directed learning, based on a detailed investigation into a business-related phenomenon. The dissertation requires students to demonstrate the following:
Each of the taught modules are delivered over a 12-week period. The modules are taught using pre-recorded material which is supported by and a series of online synchronous sessions. The total recommended study time for a 20-credit module is 200 hours.
The dissertation is an individual research project which is supported by a dissertation supervisor who is assigned to each student to guide and mentor them through the research process.
You will be supported throughout the timeframe of your course and beyond with:
Open door policy
Email / Teams / Zoom meeting availability
This course is assessed entirely by coursework.
CMI level 7 or equivalent.
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
|Books||£5.99 - £75.99||
There are two recommended books to purchase: Williams, K. (2014) Getting Critical, 2nd Ed., Palgrave MacMillan (Currently circa £5.99). Here is a link from one of the well-known online retailers: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Getting-Critical-Pocket-Study-Skills/dp/1137402512/ref=sr_1_1?crid=LPCBZIDVQSSA&dchild=1&keywords=getting+critical+kate+williams&qid=1585490830&s=books&sprefix=getting+critica%2Cstripbooks%2C170&sr=1-1 Northouse. P. Leadership: Theory and Practice, 8th Edition, Sage. It is discounted if you buy it directly from the publishers, so that you pay £36.76 (normally £70): The discount code is UK18NORT Here is the link: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/leadership/book262121
The types of careers that graduates are typically expected to go on to achieve include: