The MBA is a general management programme aimed at developing management and leadership skills for graduates of any discipline.
The overall aim of the MBA course is to educate and develop individuals as managers and business specialists, adding value through an integrated, applied and critical understanding of management and organisations. This takes place in parallel with a development of transferable and intellectual skills that are essential for successful general and strategic management in both private and public sector organisations. The objectives of the MBA programme are to:
Develop multidisciplinary and international perspectives, concepts and issues in the major management disciplines;
Provide toolkits and techniques for analysing business and management issues;
Stimulate the ability to analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge and understanding to solve management problems critically, rationally and rigorously;
Appreciate and apply contemporary management and information systems to aid strategic decision making in business and management;
Develop an appreciation of, appetite and responsibility for lifelong learning and personal development;
Prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business in the changing external context in which they operate;
Develop strategic thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial skills;
Develop interpersonal and group-working skills.
The Ulster University MBA has been revised to account for current (local, regional and international) market trends and has been designed to offer students additional flexibility and opportunity to apply taught management skills
Applied management skills:
Our MBA will help to develop you to become a successful manager and equip you with the knowledge and transferable skills that are required to succeed.
You will develop your skills in the areas of:
Accounting and Finance
Managing People in the Organisation
Management Studies and Research Methods
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Leadership and Change
Economics and the Business Environment
At the Advanced Practice stage, you'll chose between two options:
Option one is an Internship & Professional Development Project, which is a 15-week internship at an external company.
Option two is an Applied Consulting Project, which involves working on a live business project in industry.
Teaching and learning assessment
The MBA is taught in a lecture format which is highly interactive, this allows students to discuss management theory and practice leading to an in-depth understanding of the subject area. This form of teaching also allows students to explore ideas and learn from each other as well as from the lecturing staff.
The course is mainly assessed via coursework (individual and group).