University of Wales One Year Full-time/Top Up
Qualification On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Awarding Body This scheme is validated and awarded by the University of Wales. For further details regarding the University and its validation services, please visit www.wales.ac.uk/validation
Course Description The University of Wales MBA programme is designed to equip you with essential modern management skills and knowledge and prepare you with an enterprising spirit grounded on solid business practices. The programme also aims to provide you with analytical and decision making capabilities in order to face different kinds of new challenges resulting from the rapid changes seen in today’s growing business environment. You will study tools and techniques that will help you develop and manage products and services that will be competitive internationally.
Mode Full-time at ibam Study Centre
Course Content (Modules) Comprises an induction and eight modules:
1. Personal Skills Development In this module you will develop the common skills needed to succeed on the programme. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop, apply and assess your skills using appropriate methods. You will develop a personal portfolio of evidence which demonstrates development in the common skills. You will establish a foundation for personal development and be able to apply your learning to a future workplace.
2. Managing Change in
Organisations This module will provide you with an understanding of the nature of organisational change; the role of a manager in dealing with
that change; and skills which will allow them to contribute positively to the change process. After completing this module you will be able to: • Critically evaluate and define the nature of the change process.
• Apply a range of appropriate conceptual tools applicable to the management of change situations.
• Critically review how organisations have responded to change.
• Synthesise and analyse the links between knowledge management, knowledge tracking and knowledge migration in organisational/change management.
• Design strategies to deal with resistance to change.
3. Financial Management This module will provide you with the tools to enable you to interpret and evaluate financial information and utilise financial information for decision-making purposes. After completing this module you will be able to: • Draft financial statements. • Critically analyse information contained in published financial statements.
• Select and apply financial decision-making techniques to appraise projects.
• Evaluate complex investment decisions. • Utilise spreadsheets to present and analyse financial information.
• Appreciate differences between financial decision-making in the public and not for profit sectors as compared to the private sector.
• Apply appropriate techniques to protect against currency loss.
4. Marketing Management You will investigate the role and function of marketing within the context of changing markets and increasing international competition. After completing this module you will be able to: • Critically evaluate the information needs of the marketing function in terms of its contribution to the strategic processes and tactical decision-making.
• Integrate marketing decision-making with organisational strategy.
• Establish a broad base of marketing www.theibam.co.uk
knowledge and the strategic implications.
• Develop and implement marketing plans for a product or service.
• Reflect an international perspective and the global context of decision-making in marketing planning.
• Evaluate the appropriateness of e-business strategies.
5. Operations Management This module will investigate the context and processes of management operations and show how operations management is central to the achievement of organisational aims. After completing this module you will be able to: • Evaluate problems in operations and identify approaches to overcoming them.
• Critically evaluate operating plans and identify areas for improvement.
• Justify, implement and evaluate changes to operations in line with modern approaches.
• Develop outline plans for investment in new capacity, including location and layout.
• Evaluate operation processes so that customer requirements including quality, delivery and reliability are achieved.
• Differentiate and devise suitable control systems.
• Apply principles of project management.
6. Managing the Human Resource This module will help you to develop critical awareness of the contribution the human resource can make to workplace effectiveness. It will develop your ability to apply theoretical human resource models and concepts to a wide variety of work situations. This module is also designed to stimulate your thought on how organisation design can impact on the effectiveness of people. After completing this module you will be able to: • Critically appraise the contribution people can make to an organisation.
• Analyse how factors concerning the management of human resource vary within an organisation and across situations.
• Compare and contrast the concepts of management and leadership.
• Demonstrate how to lead and develop effective teams.
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