Top

Business Administration

Overview
Step out of your comfort zone and into the MBA at Queen's, which will give you skills for leadership in a demanding global business environment. For professionals with relevant work experience, this is the beginning of a challenging and exciting journey.

You will learn about the latest management theories and best practice from leading international academics, and apply these through hands-on business and consulting projects. You will benefit from individual skills development tailored to transforming your career journey. Personal development, business ethics and sustainability, and international business practice form core aspects.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline. Applicants with qualifications below 2.1 Honours degree standard may be considered on a case-by-case basis if they can demonstrate appropriate relevant professional experience.

All applicants will normally have a minimum of 5 years' full-time, post-graduation employment experience, preferably in a management capacity. In certain circumstances 3 years' experience may be considered, on a case-by-case basis.

The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.

Applicants must provide a full and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae together with a detailed personal statement as part of the application process.

Eligible applicants will be interviewed.

Duration

1 year full time / 2 years part time.

Teaching Times
In a typical week for a full time student you will have between 12 – 20 contact hours of teaching. Part time students will have between 8-12 hours.

Learning and Teaching
The teaching and learning methods depend on the nature of the subject being taught, the overall aims of the module and achieving a balance between theory and practice. These methods may include lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, computer/software practical demonstrations and applications, non-book media (videos and podcasts), individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, industry visits and practitioner workshops.

This combination allows students to have a high degree of involvement and participation in the learning process. Specific details are provided in the Programme Specification, including details on assessments.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Introduction
The MBA features a specific year-long career development programme encompassing career coaching, mentoring, and alumni engagement alongside practical skills such as CV analysis and development, interview skills and networking strategies, to ensure graduate employment potential is maximised.

Employment after the Course
Our MBA graduates are employed in a variety of management positions including:

CEO- New business start-up (Ireland)
Director Global Consultancy (UK)
Business Analysis and Management Consultant (USA, India, Thailand)
International Marketing Manager (China)
Financial Trader (Ireland)
Head of R&D in Conservation (UK)

Professional Opportunities
MBA students who wish to continue their studies through doctoral research are welcome to apply for PhD positions

http://qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensManagementSchool/Study/PostgraduateResearch/

Further enquiries

Dr Kate Kenny
Programme Director
Queen's Management School
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4071/4038
Email: internationalmba@qub.ac.uk

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Course Introduction
During the year, modules build upon each other with each focused on developing a distinct mindset:
Cross-semester
Leadership Programme (Core): Developing as a Manager and a Leader

Semester 1
Making Sense of a Complex World (Core): Subjects: Economic Environment / Rethinking Capitalism

Making Decisions 1 (Core): Operations Management/ Entrepreneurship

Semester 2
Making Decisions 2 (Core):
Subjects: Subjects: Marketing /Accounting and Financial Management for Decision Makers

Organizing and Implementing (Compulsory):
Subjects: Strategic Management / Leadership, Change and Organization

Integrating Knowledge 1 (Core):
Choose one elective (Social Innovation and Business Planning OR Business Analytics

Comment

Master of Business Administration highlights
MBA graduates are eligible for exemptions towards the CIMA Professional Qualification and CGMA status and avail of a certificate in Leadership Practice from the William J Clinton Leadership Institute. MBA Scholarships are available.

Global Opportunities
•Global Opportunities and Residential Trip: A week-long study visit to the USA, and an off-campus residential trip to the scenic Causeway Coast, focused on team-building and goal setting, contribute to this intensive journey of personal and professional development.
•Students travel to San Francisco to meet leading entrepreneurs from global business start-ups, and established firms in a variety of sectors during a five-day International Study Tour in May 2019. The trip incorporates both the Social Innovation and Business Planning and Business Analytics electives, with visits and activities selected as appropriate. Students will be assessed on their study trip learning as part of their chosen elective.

Industry Links
•Real-world consultancy project option. Students can choose a dissertation project tailored to their interests. Students spend four months working with the client organization to deliver effective solutions. Full training and academic supervision are provided.
•Deloitte Consulting Challenge: As part of a team students work with partners from Deloitte to solve practical business challenges incorporating ideas from class, preparing an Executive Board presentation at the end.

Career Development
•Integrated career development: One-on-one coaching from a leading industry mentor, Personal CV analysis and career advice and interview skills training.
•Leadership Skills: A year-long programme features training in personal development, participation in high-performing teams, presentation skills, communications and networking strategies. Individual training and coaching helps students identify and work on Personal Development challenges. Industry leaders present an 'Ethical Leadership Challenge' as part of this programme.
•William J. Clinton Leadership Institute: Our team at Riddel Hall, Belfast brings world-class facilities, leading academics and industry experts together to deliver a high end portfolio of executive education and leadership programmes.
•We give students opportunities to develop their career and enhance their network through regular networking events with classmates, academics and industry leaders.
•Our Distinguished Leadership Programme offers leadership insights from visiting guest speakers – all leaders in their field from the public, private and non-profit sectors. Students are also invited to attend Chief Executive Club and Institute of Directors meetings and automatic membership of the MBA Association of Ireland grants access to a range of additional networking opportunities, events and inter-university competitions.
•Our active Alumni network also hosts regular events offering students the opportunity to network with inspiring past graduates

World Class Facilities
•Our MBA takes place in the beautiful setting of Riddel Hall which features excellent facilities.
https://virtualvisitr.com/panoramas/QUB/Riddel-Hall/tour.html

Student Experience
•A world-class environment: Belfast and her surrounds boast many cultural and sightseeing gems, offering an easy base for exploring Ireland and the UK.
•A recognized degree from a top UK university: Dubbed Ireland's Oxbridge, Queen's is the UK's 9th oldest university and forms part of the elite Russell Group – the UK's Ivy League. We're ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide
•Integrated teaching: The MBA offers an innovative teaching style in line with international best practice. Rather than stand-alone modules, the programme progresses through a series of developmental 'mindsets', in which academic topics are integrated through experiential learning.
•Students choose a path through the programme that allows them to gain strong generalist knowledge of core areas including Strategy, Leadership, Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Operations Management, plus a targeted and practical specialism in their chosen area of expertise: Business Analytics, or Business Planning and Social Innovation.

Assessment method

A combination of written examinations, continuous assessment and a dissertation thesis based on a three-month research project. Continuous assessment methods include: individual and group essays, reflective essays on problem-solving within professional experience, case study reports, presentations and assessed consulting challenges incorporating 'board level' presentations.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
Closing dates do apply for some of our courses, and details of these are available on our Course Finder. We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply. See application weblink below.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2018

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!