The programme is comprised of the following modules, these being:
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of strategic concepts and in particular the importance of sustainable and competitive advantage in driving future strategy. The impact of the business environment and internal resources of organisations on strategic planning and choice will be critically examined in the context of achieving pragmatic strategic change.
This module introduces a range of analytical techniques to enable you to analyse and evaluate financial strategy and its alignment with corporate objectives, to critically appraise projects using a range of techniques and to evaluate risk and techniques for effective management. You will work in teams to develop business plans as part of their assessment.
Leading and Managing Change
This module will look at the practice and theory of leading and managing change and enable you to conduct research into a specific change within your area of interest.
Learning from Good Leadership and Management Practice
This module will look at practice such as Project Management, Supervision, Evidence-Based Practice, Well-Being and others and you are expected to look at good practice and investigate its applicability to education.
Marketing and Service Management
The aim of this module is to provide you with a critical understanding of the theory and application of marketing and service management relevant to three distinct economic sectors, namely public, private and the not-for-profit.
Inclusive Leadership and Management of Learning and Teaching
The module will support you in developing inclusive policy and practice in your own unique and complex professional situations, through action research involving action planning, data gathering and analysis and systematic problem-solving to support change. It will do this with a particular emphasis on business processes.
Research and Critical Enquiry Methods
This module will help you develop skills of research, critical enquiry and evaluation of a range of data including prior research and policy. Understanding and applying different approaches to conducting research and analysing data will be a key foundation for the course.
The aim of the dissertation is to enable you to analyse organisational structures, systems, processes and behaviour and subsequently make appropriate and costed recommendations for implementation of change, in order to improve business, management and/or service performance within a school, college, university of other educational organisation.
Depending on your route (part-time or fulltime) the modules will be delivered across three terms or two years.
What will you gain from it?
Throughout the programme we place particular emphasis on:
- Practical application in the business world
- Interactive learning
- Team and project-based activities
- Personal development
Embarking on an MBA sends a clear message to current and prospective employers that you are strongly motivated to succeed and committed to your future career.
As well as taking forward your professional development and enhancing your professional practice, business and leadership skills, you will develop a rich understanding of existing and innovative practice in your chosen field. Additionally, you will become knowledgeable and skilled in relation to bringing about change and organisational improvement.