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An MBA is an internationally respected business qualification. In one year you will develop a strategic understanding of all aspects of managing a successful business.
This Master of Business Administration (MBA) has a specific focus on Human Resource Management. You will complete a specialist module of either ‘International Human Resource Management’ or ‘Organisation Development and Change’, and your dissertation will be on a topic related to Human Resource Management.
The course prepares you for senior roles that have major responsibility. Our aim is to accelerate your progress towards well-paid positions of leadership.
Our hybrid teaching model combines face-to-face and online teaching to ensure that you can undertake your course with us and keep safe. For your Masters course, your experience will include an induction where you will be meet various staff early on, including our Head of School, Chair of the Postgraduate Programme Studies Board, and your Programme Leader. During induction you will also be allocated a Personal Tutor and have a scheduled 1:1 meeting with them, soon after.
Over the duration of the academic year we will ensure that you receive a full range of appropriate learning experiences to develop your knowledge and skills, including weekly face-to-face module session time alongside students within your tutorial group, and online interactive sessions with guest lectures, practitioner talks and skills-based activities shared across the whole Postgraduate Business Management suite.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study.
Your progress will be assessed with the dissertation and assignments.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.
Please note, this specialist MBA route is available for October starts only.
See further information on the generic MBA route.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
You will gain specialist knowledge of innovation including:
Your knowledge will be supported by designated module options.
Choose the format of your final project:
Our typical offer is:
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If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
This course is designed to support career acceleration for suitably academically qualified applicants. All levels of practical work/work experience will be considered including applications from candidates with pre-graduation or limited/no work experience post degree who can display that they will benefit from a programme of this type.
Relevant degree or equivalent professional qualifications.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee is:
If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. The discount is also available to anyone with a connection to the North East who graduated in academic year 2019/20 with an undergraduate degree from any university, or who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from a university in the North East in academic year 2019/20 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to pressures of Covid-19. Read more about the discount.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
An MBA is a challenging qualification which requires significant dedication. Employers recognise its worth, and the value that an MBA-qualified business leader can bring to their organisation.
While you are studying for this course, you will be an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This gives you access to the CMI's support resources and networking opportunities. If you have three or more years management experience when you graduate, you will be entitled to apply for full membership of the CMI or Chartered status.
Business graduates from Sunderland have secured roles in organisations such as Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.
We invite business leaders into the University to share their experiences with students. Past speakers include Divine Chocolate’s Head of Sales and Marketing and Sunderland Football Club’s CEO.
Learning from business professionals can be very useful if you’re not sure what career to pursue when you graduate. If you already have a plan for your career, these events are an excellent way to start building a network of business contacts.
The Sunderland MBA is affiliated with CMI, the Chartered Management Institute.
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