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Master of Business Administration MBA

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Full time | Lanarkshire Campus | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course Summary


The MBA programme is supported by its own virtual learning environment – the MBA Online World which provides access to MBA core text and allows students to study online with their peers.

Our MBA course is world leading in its pedagogical approach in vicarious learning were students identify contemporary business practices and relate these back to theories and concepts.

Key to this is peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of professional and business experience and reasoning and reflection. In doing so, we believe that this provides an integrated approach to understanding the role of the business functions and the challenges faced by the discontinuous business landscape. The use of practical examples and cases studies enables the UWS MBA graduates to develop the skills and competences needed to be successful managers.

There are no exams in the UWS MBA, only coursework; the MBA team believe that we want to produce graduates who can do not can remember.

Finally, our Strategic Business Project module (60 credits) gives our students the flexibility to do a traditional dissertation, or in-company research or a business plan.

Upon graduating from the MBA, you will be able to effectively respond to unpredictable challenges in globally competitive business environments.

Career Prospects


Graduates of the UWS MBA go on to leadership roles. The MBA provides a rigorous grounding in the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively as a strategic general manager.

Further Study

MBA graduates may also undertake research e.g., as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a particular branch of business/management, or a taught Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


Managers operate within increasingly complex and changing organisational and contextual circumstances, whether in the market, public or ‘third’ sectors and irrespective of the size of their organisations or the types of goods or services these enterprises produce for their customers or clients. This introductory module provides learners with an understanding of the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations, including the managerial and business context, within which businesses operate. These areas will be explored in more depth in other modules. The primary purpose of this module is to introduce learners to these concepts.

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Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to satisfy at least one of the following admission requirements: have a degree awarded by an appropriate institution, have a postgraduate award (passed at an appropriate level), have an appropriate professional qualification such as those from ACCA or CIMA, have passed a pre-Master's, or other foundation course, be a mature student with relevant work or professional experience. You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed equivalent.