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MBA Programme Enhancing leaders and entrepreneurs

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CONTENTS Our MBA Programme ........................................................................................... 3 Course Overview ............................................................................................... 3 Special Features Of Our MBA Programme .................................................................. 3 Course Content ................................................................................................. 4 Options ........................................................................................................ 4 Assessment ................................................................................................... 4 Enhancing Your Skills ....................................................................................... 4 Projects and Experience.................................................................................... 4 Course Length ................................................................................................ 4 Entry Level ................................................................................................... 4 Career Opportunities ....................................................................................... 4 Course Structure ............................................................................................... 5 Modes of Study ............................................................................................... 5 Full Time Mode (1 Year) .................................................................................... 6 Part Time (2 Years) ......................................................................................... 6 Graduate Success Stories ..................................................................................... 7 MBA Entrepreneur develops blue print for success. .................................................... 7 Join The Success Story, Join Our MBA Programme ........................................................ 7 What Graduates Thought Of Our MBA Programme ........................................................ 7

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Our MBA Programme The Southampton Solent Business School MBA Programme equips aspiring managers and business leaders with the knowledge and skills required to achieve their career goals and succeed in a fast changing, competitive world. The core focus is on global, contemporary business issues and is enriched by live client briefs, with specialised options in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Finance. Our MBA Programme is designed to help you reach your aspirations, whether you want to progress in a senior management role or whether you want to be a successful entrepreneur.

Course Overview Subject areas will focus on contemporary business issues and develop your ability to apply knowledge in a global business context. Specialist options and a project will allow you to explore areas that will enhance your future employability or business ventures. You will be supported to complete a dissertation, management or consultancy style project to focus on the area that best suits your future aspirations. Southampton Solent University recognises that practising management in a global market is demanding in terms of the capabilities and variety of skills required. Building on the four pillars of management marketing, operations, human resource management and finance - this master‟s qualification will ensure that you acquire the diverse knowledge required to operate in a global business environment. Effective learning is facilitated by a partnership between you and the tutors. We use a variety of strategies, including 3|Page

discussion, workshops, work-based projects, case studies and live client briefs to build on your existing knowledge and experience. The course is delivered by teaching staff with extensive industry experience, some of whom still work in industry. We maintain these links with industry to bring you reallife examples in the classroom so that you benefit from up-to-date material and can learn about the latest professional practices. You will also benefit from the university‟s links with employers and may be able to take advantage of placement opportunities.

Special Features Of Our MBA Programme 

Entrepreneurial subjects for those looking to run their own business.

Specialisms in Entrepreneurship and Finance.

Multiple start dates throughout the year.

Flexible delivery schedule.

Links with local employers create placement opportunities.

Real-life case studies used to solve particular problems of existing companies to provide a realistic insight into contemporary business.


Course Content

Course Length

Our MBA Programme contains the broad range of subjects that you need.

The course length is flexible to suit you and your other commitments. Our full time mode is 12 months, with other delivery modes available that take from 2 to 4 years. Study at a rate that suits you.

Areas of study include:          

Leadership and Management Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Innovation Marketing Finance Economics Law Operations Management Business Strategy Dissertation and Research Skills

Options Our MBA offers the flexibility to specialise in an area that is relevant to you. We offer options in Entrepreneurship and Finance.

Assessment

Entry Level A minimum 2:2 first degree from a recognised university in the UK, or an approved degree awarding body, university or college abroad, or equivalent recognised degree; or, a recognised stage of a professional qualification of equivalent standard. In addition, applicants are required to have relevant work experience, which includes devolved decision-making and management skills of a minimum of two years full time equivalent.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including presentations, written assignments, role play, business simulation and live briefs. Live briefs give you first hand experience of working with clients.

International students are required to show evidence of their English language skills as part of their entry requirements. International students must have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, or equivalent. See „English entry requirements‟.

Enhancing Your Skills

Career Opportunities

You will develop skills in business and strategic planning, making presentations, critically analysing subject matter, managing your time and planning your professional development.

Our MBA Programme is designed for both entrepreneurs and people looking to progress their careers at senior management level.

Projects and Experience Our Careers and Employability Service provide you with support to reach your career goals and gain work experience while studying here. We use our extensive links with employers to create placement opportunities, which provide an excellent opportunity to gain work experience in the UK. 4|Page

Those looking to start their own enterprise will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to do this and will get to meet other likeminded entrepreneurs, building their professional network. We can also help you develop careers at a senior management level in various sectors, such as banking, marketing, finance, HR or education, plus any other industry where management skills are required.


Course Structure L7

MBA

CORE

Enhanced Leadership (15 CATS) Contemporary Organisational Behaviour (15 CATS) Financial Decision Making in Business (15 CATS) The Principles of Marketing (15 CATS) Leadership for Innovation and Change (15 CATS) Managerial Economics (15 CATS) Contemporary Operations Management (15 CATS) Strategic Management (15 CATS) Project and Research Methods (30 CATS)

OPTIONS (CHOICE OF TWO)

Finance Specialism Financial Strategies (15 CATS) Global Financial Markets (15 CATS)

Entrepreneurship Specialism Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (15 CATS) Entrepreneurial Marketing Management (15 CATS)

Modes of Study Our MBA Programme was developed with your needs in mind and is designed to be flexible, allowing you to study at a rate that suits you and your current circumstances. The Full Time model allows you to complete the MBA in 1 Year while the Part Time model allows you to spread the course over a longer period, typically two years, and is usually more appropriate for students currently in work. Flexible modes of study that spread the course over a longer period are available and should be agreed with the Programme Director. 5|Page


Full Time Mode (1 Year) Block

Week

Unit Enhanced Leadership

1

1–7 Contemporary Organisational Behaviour

2

8 – 14 Financial Strategies OR Enterprise and Entrepreneurship The Principles of Marketing

3

15 – 21 Leadership for Innovation and Change Managerial Economics

4

22 – 28 Global Financial Markets OR Entrepreneurial Marketing Management

Project and Research Skills

Financial Decision Making in Business

Contemporary Operations Management 5

29 – 35 Strategic Management

Part Time (2 Years) Week

Year 1 Units

Year 2 Units

1

1–7

Enhanced Leadership

Contemporary Organisational Behaviour

2

8 – 14

Financial Decision Making in Business

Financial Strategies OR Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

3

15 – 21

The Principles of Marketing

Leadership for Innovation and Change

4

22 – 28

Managerial Economics

Global Financial Markets OR Entrepreneurial Marketing Management

5

29 – 35

Contemporary Operations Management

Strategic Management

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Project and Research Skills

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Graduate Success Stories MBA Entrepreneur develops blue print for success. It is often said that 'necessity is the mother of invention' and the current economic climate has led to an increasing number of people discovering their entrepreneurial side. Vanessa Shahani is one such student, who is currently undertaking the MBA course at Southampton Solent Business School. Vanessa has been interested in life coaching for a number of years, and while on the course she decided to set up her business 'Mulberry Life Coaching'. Vanessa developed her business plan as part of the e-business unit and has already established a website and started to develop her social media marketing strategies. The MBA MBA course course helped helped me me set set out out my my The business plan plan so so I’ve I’ve now now got got aa ‘blue ‘blue print’ print’ business to follow. follow. My My lecturers lecturers helped helped me me focus focus on on to using Skype as the main method to deliver using Skype as the main method to deliver coaching. I’m I’m still still in in the the early early stages stages of of coaching. setting up up my my business business so so my my next next steps steps are are setting to manage manage the the content content of of my my website website and and to start to use Linked In and Twitter to both start to use Linked In and Twitter to both advertise and and get get in in touch touch with with other other advertise coaches to to grow grow my my networks. networks. coaches

Starting a business is the start of a journey and a brand new learning curve and it is inspiring to see more and more people rising to this challenge.

What Graduates Thought Of Our MBA Programme Syed Mohiuddin studied an MBA course at Southampton Business School in 2010. He had great expectations about his university studies in England when he arrived from India. “I wasn‟t disappointed!” exclaims Syed, “this university has given me a lot and I really feel that I‟m a part of it now, I no longer feel like an international student anymore, I‟ve fitted in!” “The MBA course is very demanding and requires a lot of individual learning; it develops critical thinking abilities that an individual must have and the results will depend on how much I am prepared to invest in my studies. I found it hard to cope with the pressure initially, but I soon felt that I was part of the University and doing well. “The university has an amazing infrastructure, when compared with my previous educational background, this is the best experience I‟ve ever had about education, I was not disappointed, the resources are very good and I would highly recommend the MBA programme at Southampton Solent University.” "I enjoy studying so it was a simple choice to do study Business Administration. With this course I can develop my higher learning and improve the skills I need to manage my company."

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MISSION The pursuit of inclusive and flexible forms of Higher Education that meet the needs of employers and prepare students to succeed in a fast-changing competitive world.

VISION A vibrant, inclusive and successful University that is well known for the excellence of its work with students and employers and the effective integration of theory and practice. A stimulating student experience characterised by intellectual rigour, personal fulfilment and excellent career prospects. Imaginative external partnerships which develop the University and make a significant contribution to social justice and economic competitiveness.

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Solent MBA Course Information  

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