MBA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      14 October 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 11,500 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Sunderland’s Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance is chiefly of interest to 2 types of students. The first is recent graduates with a business degree at the Bachelor’s level who have at least 6 months of work experience, at least some of which has been at the managerial level. The other is students who may not have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field – or no first degree at all – but who have 5+ years of working experience. In either case, you’ll learn vital management techniques and an in-depth understanding of the financial side of senior management roles.

    This is a highly respected business department, whose research has been ranked as ‘world leading’ by the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework. It is a member of the Association of Business Schools and has been ranked in 3rd place overall in the UK Engagement Survey for 2018. They ranked 4th place for Assessment and 2nd in all of the UK for Retention and Progression.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over a single year at full time.

    Modules Include:

    • Financial Management and Control

    This 15 credit module will see you learning the finer points of managing even a large organisation or department from a financial perspective. This will include setting financial strategy as well as financial policy.

    • Strategic Management in an International Context

    This module will explore the unique management perspective needed to manage people on an international or global level. It is worth 15 credits.

    • Professional Management and Leadership Development (Business Game)

    Here, you’ll explore what it means to develop your leadership and management skills, as well as how to build up the skills of tomorrow’s leaders. 30 credits.

    • Value Creation in Organisations – Operations and Marketing Management

    This module shows you how to focus your efforts on creating value for an organisation’s shareholders, in ways specific to a marketing or operations context.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Sunderland relies on a wide range of different learning and teaching methods to deliver its degree programs. You’ll engage in a great deal of self-directed study and reading, practical exercises (learning by doing), and reflective learning. You’ll do a lot of work in small groups where you’ll have the opportunity to explore issues and manage a simulated business problem. You’ll also learn how to analyse, challenge and debate issues in a business context.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree will prepare you for a career in your choice of many different industries. You’ll know how businesses create success, how to manage most common business situations and how to lead people effectively. Many of Sunderland’s MBA graduates have risen to very high levels in industry, including that of Vice President of a major Canadian corporation, Division Chief for China, General Manager in Eastern Europe, or Financial Controller in the Gulf Region.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 1 year MBA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 3 GCSE passes including Maths and English or the international equivalent, as well as amassing working experience at a managerial level.  The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example

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