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Postgraduate Courses

 

MBA GENERAL
 
(University of Wales)
 
 
Why take this course?
 
1. It provides an excellent broad-based grounding in all aspects of business. It will enable students to learn knowledge and skills needed to:
 
  • Work in any management function 
  • Work in a General Management position 
  • Manage own/family business. 
 
2. An MBA with an International and Practical Emphasis
 
  • Businesses of today operate in a global and dynamic environment and the University of Wales MBA at Kensington College of Business aims to recruit potential managers from all over the world to provide a unique opportunity to share multicultural experiences. 
  • Participants are actually involved in the analysis and management of organisational complexity through: Lectures, Case Studies, Student Presentations, Fieldwork and Workshops and are encouraged to reflect upon and consolidate their own experiences, values and competence as managers. 
  • The management project at the end of the course then requires students to tackle a ‘live’ managerial issue. 
 
3. To obtain a senior level management qualification
 
  • A Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) is considered by many to be the highest management qualification for those who want to attain the most senior positions in business. 
  • It combines the high academic standards of a Post‑graduate Degree with an emphasis on the practical applications of Business Studies and so has direct relevance to top management 
 
4. Wide range of optional modules within different management disciplines are available.
 
    Students are given a wide range of choices for the 2 optional modules that they have to complete as part of the MBA Programme. It is possible to study for 2 optional modules within the following disciplines:
 
·        International Management
·        Marketing
·        Human Resource Management
·        Finance
·        Banks and Financial Institutions Management
·        IT Management
·        Management of Innovation, Technology and Change
·        Retail Management
·        Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management
·        Health Care Management
 
 
5. Knowledge & Skills
 
Upon successful completion of the MBA General Course you will have developed the knowledge and skills to:
 
·        Integrate all aspects of management in strategic decision making
 
·        Develop and manage innovative marketing plans which will give your organisation competitive advantage
 
·        Interpret financial information and be able to manage the finance function of your organization
 
·        Manage people within your organisation from a strategic perspective
 
·        Design and manage organisational processes to maximize operational output
 
·        Be able to utilise business information to support your strategic decision making
 
 
 
COURSE CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT
 
The assessments are exams and coursework based. Students have to pass 6 Core modules, 2 Pathway modules and the Dissertation (combined with the Research Methods module) to be awarded the MBA Degree.
 

No
Module Name
Assessment
Credit Weighting
1
   Managing Finance
  1 Exam
 15 Credits
2
   Managing Markets
  1 Coursework
 15 Credits
3
   Managing Information
  1 Coursework
 15 Credits
4
   Managing People
  1  Exam
 15 Credits
5
   Managing Operations
  1  Exam
 15 Credits
6
   Managing Strategy
  1 Coursework
 15 Credits
7
 Research Methods
  1 Coursework
 Linked to the 
 Dissertation
 Module
8
 Dissertation
 1 Dissertation Project of   
 15,000 – 20,000 Words
 60 Credits
PLUS ANY 2 OPTIONS (15 CREDITS X 2 = 30 CREDITS) FROM THE FIELDS OF:
International Management (2 Options)
Marketing (2 Options)
Human Resource Management (2 Options)
Finance (2 Options)
Banks and Financial Institutions Management (2 Options)
IT Management (2 Options)
Management of Innovation, Technology and Change (2 Options)
Retail Management (2 Options)
Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management (2 Options)
Health Care Management (2 Options)

 
 
 
Course Duration and structure
 
The course duration is 12 months of full-time study, which is divided into 4 terms with flexible start dates in January, April, July and October every year.
 

Course Start Date
 Course Finish Date
Course Duration
   July 2013
   July 2014
   12 months
   October 2012
   October 2013
   12 months
   January 2013
   January 2014
   12 months
   April 2013
   April 2014
   12 months

 
The year (12 months) is divided into 4 terms and students study 3 modules per term for the first 3 terms with the Dissertation in the final term.
 

Term
  Duration
   Study
1
  3 months
   3 modules
2
  3 months
   3 modules
3
  3 months
   3 modules
4
  3 months
   Dissertation
Total
  12 months
   9 Modules plus Dissertation

 
 
 
Entry Requirements
 
Entry onto the MBA Course is the standard University of Wales matriculation requirements, either an initial degree in any discipline recognised by the University of Wales or with 2 years relevant experience in a management capacity.
 
Candidates must have a minimum English certification comparable to an IELTS level of 6.5.