MBA Masters in Business Administration
Our Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is aimed at
experienced managers who are working in a position with strategic
impact. You may be working in the public or private sector, or be
an owner/manager in your own organisation. You may have an
undergraduate degree, or equivalent, or a Master’s degree in
another discipline. Alternatively, you may have experience in
business and wish to complement your experience with a formal
If you have a postgraduate certificate or equivalent
professional qualification, you may be able to enter directly into
the second year of the qualification.
International students may apply to study on
our international MBA. Information is available from the International Office.
How will this course help me and my organisation?
You will have the opportunity to bring real workplace issues to
the table, to analyse and find solutions to the challenges you
encounter in your own working environment. The course is ‘action
based’ which means that in your assignments and dissertation you
will apply your learning directly to your work, giving you the
opportunity to make real improvements to the business. You will
also benefit from developing the ability to objectively challenge
the status quo, to critically analyse situations, to reflect on
your actions and learning, and to gain confidence in your
management and leadership skills.
Course Content and Structure
You will study the following subjects during your time with
- Knowledge and Information
- Operations Management
- Human Resources
- Organisation Behaviour
- International Business
- Organisational Development and Design
- Innovation and Enterprise
- Analytical Techniques
- Research methods
During the second year you will also complete a dissertation for
which you will research a real strategic issue within your
organisation, implement changes as a result of your research and
evaluate the impact of your actions. This is an opportunity to
develop your personal skills as well as to add real value to your
There is an option to complete your dissertation during a third
year of study. All dissertation years will involve workshops and
There are no examinations; a variety of innovative assessment
methods are planned to complement traditional assignments and your
dissertation. You will deliver presentations both individually and
as groups, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your
communication and team skills.
You will need an undergraduate degree or another qualification
of a satisfactory standard for postgraduate admission (eg Level 6
or equivalent, preferably in a business related course).
We will also consider non-graduates with a minimum of three
years relevant experience at the appropriately senior level of
responsibility. Direct entry that can be mapped to the learning
outcomes (further information is available from the Programme
All applicants will be interviewed by the School of Business and
Management and approved by the University of Wales prior to being
accepted on to the programme.
International students may apply to study on our international
MBA. Information is available from the International Office.
All applicants will be interviewed by the Business School and
approved by the University of Wales prior to being accepted on to
If you are unsure which course is the right one for you, please contact us further information and guidance.