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Course starts: 07 October 2019Apply now
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. You will study a broad range of topics, from financial management to operations, global strategy to leading people.
The course prepares you for senior roles that have major responsibility. Our aim is to accelerate your progress towards well-paid positions of leadership.
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.
Financial Management and Control (15 credits)
Strategic Management in an International Context (15 credits)
Professional Management and Leadership Development (30 credits)
Value Creation in Organisations - Operations and Marketing Management (30 credits)
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (30 credits)
MBA Dissertation (60 credits)
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is
You must have a minimum six months work experience and you should be able to demonstrate your ability to operate at a managerial level.
For candidates with over 5 years experience at a managerial level but without an undergraduate degree the programme leader will review applicants based upon their suitability for the course.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
Please contact the study centre for information about course start dates and fees.
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.
Sunderland MBA graduates now work in a number of senior management positions, including Financial Controller in the Gulf region, Operations Director in an oil company, General Manager in Eastern Europe, Division Chief in China, Business Development Manager for an automotive supplier, Vice President of a Canadian corporation.
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