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The Ducere-Wales Online MBA: One Year Plus Major Industry Project

The Ducere-Wales Online MBA: One Year Plus Major Industry Project

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This innovative MBA is not only practical and industry-focused, it provides the flexibility to complete a full-time masters degree anytime, anywhere, whilst continuing to work.

Delivered online over 12 months, plus an industry project of up to 12 months, students will progress through collaborative modules and assessments.

Course Overview

In today’s competitive environment, it’s not enough to have academic learning: Employers expect more.

Learning from the collective experience of other students and the world’s elite, who have all made significant achievements in their careers, accelerates the learning process and exposes you to an unprecedented breadth of leadership and business experience.

Learners will re-think business approaches by engaging together online, sharing and interrogating existing practice, and driving change through an online collaborative learning community.

Collaborative Virtual Learning Environment

The student online virtual learning environment is clearly distinguished from traditional online delivery methods, through its achievement of immersion and engagement, the use of collaboration tools, and a strong relevance to real business contexts.

Your learning experience is delivered through a leading enterprise collaboration platform. Reflecting a corporate intranet portal, you’ll communicate and collaborate, as well as access resources and support. You’ll engage with learning and assessment tasks in a manner closely aligned to real-world corporate experience.


With no exams, assessments include a range of written and visual assignments. Our focus is on the interrogation of theory through the context of work. The online MBA focuses its teaching and learning on the benefits that can be gained from interaction between learners, their tutors and high-quality research and industry led resources.

All assessments will be submitted online and will build and reflect on the collaborative activity within the modules. The tutor will provide formative and summative feedback and will be available for further clarification of feedback, if requested by the student.

Progression and award will comply with the standard University regulations for Masters programs. Arrangement for re-sit work will be provided through the University VLE. All assessments are individual coursework built on collaborative engagement in the weekly learning activities and/or related to individual professional contexts.

Career Opportunities

If you're seeking managerial employment and/or career advancement, an MBA is considered to be a highly valued qualification by employers.

The Online MBA with Ducere and UWTSD is entirely dedicated to the employability skills that industry wants and needs, highlighted in a report by the World Economic Forum; the top three skills required by the workforce will be complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity.


Strategic Management. (20 Credits) - Core
Marketing Management (20 Credits) - Core
Change & Stability Management (20 Credits) - Core
Global Business Challenges (20 Credits) - Core
Human Resource Management (20 Credits) - Core
Finance for Business Managers (20 Credits) - Core
Integrated Case Study (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You be individually considered for admission using the following criteria: Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an appropriate equivalent, i.e. a professional qualification, from a recognised British or overseas institution. It is preferred that applicants are employed in an organisation or have significant working experience, so they can draw on their professional context for learning. Demonstrably appropriate motivation and ambition for studying an MBA. Fulfilling the essential criteria for the admission to the MBA Programmes, which is primarily the applicant’s ability to complete the programme satisfactorily and benefit from it. Applicants who do not fully satisfy the general criteria will be considered and may be admitted, if they are able to demonstrate they are capable of successfully undertaking and completing the programme at the required standard, and are able to contribute fully to, and benefit from, the learning experiences delivered within the programme. There is no requirement for attendance in the UK for the MBA online/distance learning programme.