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|Award||Tuition Fees||Attendance Mode||Length of Course|
The full fee is £17,000. However, this figure is reduced by £3,500 to £13,500 as your previous continuing professional development activities are accredited by the RIBA.
The residential blocks and meals are included in the course price as are the books required for the course.
Further payment options can be found at www.brad.ac.uk/hub/payzone/payingyourfees/
(A small increase can be expected for the subsequent year)
|Block study and Distance learning||2-6 years
October or January
|Study mode||The programme's primary mode of delivery is by distance learning providing you with opportunities to study for a higher degree whilst continuing to work. A number of sector specific 'themed' modules are delivered during residential sessions at Bradford¿s School of Management and at the premises of RIBA NW.|
The programme is organised into three phases:
In the first phase, the functional disciplines of management are covered. They provide the knowledge, skills and techniques that are fundamental to the whole area of management and provide the foundation for second phase of the programme when you are able to develop a more detailed understanding of particular management topics alongside the sector specific 'themed' modules.
In phase two, you will study themed modules alongside the management modules which will be delivered in distance learning mode. The themed modules are typically delivered in block format over a four day period; the location of each residential will vary depending on operational circumstances but would normally be delivered at the School of Management or at the training premises of RIBA NW. These modules will further develop an industry theme to the MBA without disrupting the core provision that provides management training at an advanced level. You are also required to undertake modules in Strategic Management and Business Research, which are ¿integrative¿ to the programme.
The final phase of the programme of study involves the completion of a management project, in which you address real and challenging organisational issues. Projects are managed under the auspices of the School of Management and RIBA NW and may be based on previous experience or anticipated future business engagement, or be a project proposed by a local enterprise/organisation. The MBA project is worth 40 credits and as the capstone of the programme will be expected to based on or around a theme that is germane to the sector.
The modules studied in phase 1 are shown below:
On completion of these 60 credits, you will be eligible for the Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management.
The modules studied in phase 2 are shown below:
On completion of these 60 credits, you will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management.
The MBA Management Project is an individually selected, 15,000-word management project worth 40 credits, involving an original and in-depth investigation of a business management issue. Participants are encouraged to undertake an organisation-based project, tackling a real business problem to which the organisation would like a solution. The remaining two modules to be taken during phase 3 are:
In addition to the assessed components of the programme, there are a number of skills-based non-assessed courses available to students on programmes delivered in Bradford. These students also have the opportunity to attend sessions on study and presentation skills in order to assist with the preparation of their personal development portfolio. A range of beginner, intermediate and advanced level language courses (currently French, German, Spanish and Japanese, or Business English in the case of non-UK students.) are also available to Bradford students.
The curriculum may change, subject to the University's course approval, monitoring and review procedures.
The Bradford MBA is highly ranked and recognised as one of the top global MBAs, accredited by AMBA and Equis, and with well advanced plans to achieve AACSB accreditation, the School of Management will become one of the few "triple accredited" business schools in the UK. The MBA is an integrative programme designed for those seeking high-level careers in management, whether specialists, seeking to widen their understanding and perspective or senior managers wishing to take that extra step up the ladder to the top. We believe that what you learn from the course and your tutors is very important, but what you learn from each other on the programme is equally important. We select our candidates carefully to ensure the best possible learning and sharing experience for everyone.
The Bradford MBA provides the knowledge and skills in a wide range of business disciplines, and aims to ensure that graduates can make a significant contribution to management through career-long self-development.
There are a number of pathways and choices for the MBA programme, enabling managers to organise their studies and pace their learning according to their circumstances. In addition to the 12 month Full-time course, the School offers a 10 month Accelerated Full-time programme as well as Executive Part-time and Distance Learning versions of the MBA which may be studied at a more leisurely pace of 2-6 years. There is also scope to switch between these pathways should your circumstances change.
The MBA porgramme is also offered in the Netherlands and Poland in partnership with TiasNIMBAS and Kosminski University respectively, or may be studied in Dubai on an executive modular basis. We also have a new joint MBA programme with the Univeristy of Perugia from September 2011. Opportunities to take modules at these and other institutions are also available and student exchanges between Bradford and its partner institutions are encouraged.
What you will gain from the programme:
The Bradford MBA provides you with valuable skills in every area of management, and the confidence to challenge specialists and contribute meaningfully at all levels in business. The MBA offers you a unique combination of cutting-edge research and business-orientated skill development helping you better manage the challenges of today and tomorrow, and encourage participative, independent and reflective learning and the development of personal and professional skills. One of the particular benefits is the opportunity to network and share experiences with peers on the programme who will all bring their uniques experience from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.
The Bradford MBA offers a number of special features and benefits including:
Teaching on all pathways of the MBA, with the exception of Distance Learning, will involve a combination of formal lectures, group discussions, tutorials, seminars, directed reading and personal research. The MBA programme aims to integrate applied and theoretical knowledge with assessment processes that test knowledge, application and analysis of the disciplines.
Case study analysis and discussion is used widely to contextualise the learning and the application of techniques. Students are assigned to small study groups for this purpose. These encourage participative learning, provide experience of working with people from different cultures and help develop organisational and project management skills.
Each module represents approximately 100 hours' study time of which typically 30 hours is contact time with the course tutor(s). One or more texts provide the basis for most modules but students will be encouraged to develop their understanding by making use of the School's library and online facilities.
Additionally, a detailed manual is provided with each module to minimise note-taking in lectures and provide details of the preparatory work required. Additional support materials, cases, video clips, audio recording, lecture notes/slides, etc. are also provided via the School's Virtual Learning Environment.
Personal Development Planning is integral to the programme. This process starts during the Induction period where students undertake a skills audit to help identify development needs and provide a framework on which to plan, manage and demonstrate learning. A programme of workshops, seminars and tutorials are provided throughout the programme to offer formative feedback and assistance in the development of the PDP. The portfolio, which is credit bearing, is assessed at the end of the course.
To effectively assess whether a student has achieved a module's learning outcomes, a combination of assessment approaches are typically applied. Multiple methods of assessment are also commonly applied in individual modules. As a consequence, students can expect to be assessed by any combination of assessment method including closed and open book examination, individual and group assignment, group presentation and personal portfolio.
Applications for the School's taught postgraduate programmes are made directly to the School and are processed through each programme team.
Applicants for entry to the MBA will normally have:
All non-UK applicants are required to provide proof of proficiency in English Language (a score of at least 6.5 in the IELTS test of English and 240/580 computer based/written in TOEFL) within the last 2 years.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career Development Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the web site www.careers.brad.ac.uk.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
Additionally, the School of Management has its own dedicated careers team based on the school campus. The Career Development programme for postgraduate students consists of a programme of Job skills workshops which are offered throughout the year plus a summer programme that can be accessed by students when required. External guest presenters also provide specialist workshops (networking, mock assessment centres etc). www.bradford.ac.uk/management/careers/mba
The School also provides opportunity for 1 to 1 guidance from its experienced Career Coaches, all of whom have industrial/commercial experience. All career information, online resources and postgraduate Job Opportunities can be accessed on the School web Career. A variety of extra online resources including access to vault, TopMBA, Workmaze Guides and Executive Grapevine are also available.
"The Bradford MBA gave me the unique opportunity to interact with different people from a range of organisations and professions. I was able to share experiences with my peers, discuss business issues that will enhance my learning and capacity to become an effective team player." Karunakaran Arunmozhi, Full-time MBA 2010.
"The Personal Development Planning module helped me identify my strengths and areas for improvement and has given me a better idea about what I want for the future. Besides all this, the MBA has been a lot of fun because of all the new friends I have made." Kathrin Stiel, Full-time MBA 2007.
"Bradford gave me a quality MBA which elevated my self-belief." Steve Tynegate, Executive Part-time MBA 2009.
"The course has been challenging and engaging. It has also enabled me to learn smarter ways of working and been a fantastic networking opportunity." Helen Jackson, Executive Part-time MBA 2007.
The Bradford MBA differentiates me from other engineers and I think - from the feedback I have received from recruitment consultants - that it is valued and opens doors." Mark Boland, Distance learning MBA 2003.
MBA Programme Team, Bradford University School of Management, Emm Lane, Bradford BD9 4JL, UK
Please note that these PDFs are correct as at time of print (October 2011). For the most up to date course information please use the web page.
You may apply online at www.bradford.ac.uk/applymba
Please note that all students outside the UK/EU are required to provide a deposit of £2,000 before the programme begins. A deposit is not a requirement for UK/EU students, however individual programmes may request a deposit at the discretion of the programme director.