Master of Business Administration MBA: 1-Year, Full-time – Bloomsbury Institute

Master of Business Administration MBA: 1-Year, Full-time

Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
You can apply now for entry in October 2022 or February 2023
Awarding Body
Glyndŵr University*
UCAS Institution Code
L73
Attendance
3 days a week (average 6 hours each week).
Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
Entry Requirements
A first or second-class honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent.
You are also required to have a significant post-graduation and/or at least 2 years’ relevant work experience.
We also accept international qualifications.
If you do not have 2 years' postgraduate experience, you may be eligible for our MSc Management course.
Fees
Home: £12,000
International: £15,000

25% tuition fee discount if you completed your undergraduate degree with Bloomsbury Institute (the fees will be £9,000)

Course Overview

Launched in June 2022, this MBA will provide you with an innovative, rigorous and intellectually stimulating study of the theory and practice of Business Management. With a unique vocational focus, you will be equipped with the key skills to develop into a cutting-edge leader, capable of positively impacting business organisations.

The course covers academic as well as practical and contemporary aspects of Business Administration, enabling you to enhance your career prospects in modern, post-pandemic business organisations.

You’ll also be able to build on your own work and entrepreneurship experience, implementing the skills and knowledge you gain in the classroom in your workplaces and own businesses in ‘real time’.

This MBA aims to produce graduates that can work effectively in the key functional areas of any type of organisation, be it for profit organisations, governments, institutions or charities.

When you enrol on the MBA from October 2022, you will be provided with a laptop that has access to all the software you will use during the course. You will also be able to access our Virtual Learning Environment, online library and eBooks.

We aim to provide you with a 21st Century technology-advanced educational experience where there are no hidden costs. Your tuition fees are fully inclusive – finance will not be a barrier to your ultimate success.

If you do not have 2 years’ postgraduate experience, you may be eligible for our MSc Management course.

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You will need a first or second-class honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent, and you are required to have a significant post-graduation and/or at least 2 years’ relevant work experience.

We also accept a broad range of international qualifications.

International applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each skill sub-set). Alternatively, you can take our English Password Skills Solo Test that we provide free-of-charge to all international applicants.

You can check to see if you are exempt from taking an IELTS here.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our International page.

For more information on our Admissions Policies – click here.

If you completed your undergraduate degree with Bloomsbury Institute, you will receive a 25% tuition fee discount (i.e. the fees will be £9,000).

Home Students

£12,000

Home student fees apply to students who do not require a Student Visa to study in the UK (e.g. UK and Irish citizens; EU citizens with settled or pre-settled status).

International Students

£15,000

For more information on Fees and Financial Support click here or contact our Student Recruitment team on sr@bil.ac.uk.

Level 7

You will complete the following two 30-credit modules in Term 1 of Year 1:

Strategy and Leadership in Practice

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss and critically evaluate the role of leadership in setting strategic direction and formulating and implementing strategic plans in organisations.
  • Critically analyse the role, context and principles for strategic leadership and reflect on skills, behaviours and personal and professional development for strategic leadership practice.
  • Apply a range of concepts and tools to conduct a full strategic analysis of an organisation.

Critical Issues in International Business Management

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and critically analyse contemporary critical business management issues from a global perspective.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate the impact of critical issues on business sustainability and develop appropriate responses to the challenges which the issues present.
  • Apply critical and diagnostic thinking to develop creative solutions to contemporary issues in the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

You will complete the following two 30-credit modules in Term 2 of Year 1:

Leading Strategic Management Projects

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Develop and critically evaluate a business case, propose research design to inform the project’s direction and recommend project management methods and tools to structure the delivery of the project.
  • Report on and critically evaluate the implementation of the project and its outcomes.
  • Critically analyse and reflect on the traits, skills and behaviours of effective leaders of strategic management projects.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the role that innovation and entrepreneurship plays in fulfilling broader organisational outcomes.
  • Analyse the complex factors which affect entrepreneurial practice in different contexts, and recommend and justify solutions to removing barriers to entrepreneurial practice.
  • Develop and justify a course of action to achieve an entrepreneurial aim.
  • Critically analyse and reflect on the traits, skills and behaviours of effective entrepreneurial leaders.

You will complete the following 60-credit module in Term 3 of Year 1:

Final Project

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify a complex issue within the field of business studies or practice, and formulate a sound research question, aim and objectives for a dissertation or a project of strategic benefit to an organisation.
  • Synthesise and critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship within the chosen subject area.
  • Select, justify and apply an appropriate research design and associated methods.
  • Process, clearly present and critically analyse and interpret data obtained through the application of outlined methodology.
  • Critically examine the contribution and limitations of the undertaken study and propose recommendations in theoretical and applied terms.

Assessment & Weighting

The type of assessment for each module is as follows:

Module Assessment Weighting
Strategy and Leadership in Practice Assignment 1: Portfolio
Assignment 2: Report
50%
50%
Critical Issues in International Business Management Assignment 1: Portfolio
Assignment 2: Simulation
60%
40%
Leading Strategic Management Projects Assignment 1: Report
Assignment 2: Portfolio
50%
50%
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Assignment 1: Written Assignment
Assignment 2: Portfolio
50%
50%
Final MBA Project Assignment 1: Portfolio
Assignment 2: Report
90%
10%

 

You will be taught at our Central London (Zone 1) Campus. You will have full access to the library at Birkbeck College (University of London), including the right to borrow books.

You will complete the MBA over three Terms.

You will complete two 30-credit modules in Terms 1 and 2.  In Term 3 you will complete the 60-credit MBA Project.

The third term can be taken during Year 1, or (if you want to work or take a break during Term 3 of Year 1) you can extend your studies and complete your final module (the MBA Project) in Term 1 of Year 2.

You will attend classes 3 days a week, averaging 6 hours a week. Your classes will be scheduled Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

You will experience a variety of teaching methods. Most modules are delivered through lectures, seminars and workshops.

Lectures provide a broad outline structure for each topic to be covered. Lectures offer a good way of covering a lot of information and, more importantly, of conveying ideas to many people at once.

Seminars enable you to complete directed self-study and to answer questions and solve problems which are set by the lecturer. You will discuss your answers and solutions within the seminar group. Seminars will enable you to explore further the topics introduced in the lectures.

Workshops follow on from lectures and seminars. They are designed to enable you to work within a small group to perform set tasks (e.g. working on an exercise or case study).

Assessment

We use a range of new and traditional assessment methods to allow you to explore and express your abilities. They are not just a way of assessing whether something has been learned, but an opportunity to develop skills that will equip you in your future life and career.

We aim to provide all the support you need to make sure you have the confidence and understanding to engage with your assessments. Our tutors are experienced in providing support to students who may feel unconfident in an academic environment. You can also access free support through our Learning Enhancement team.

Start date: June 2022

You will be invited to attend the welcome week 6 to 10 June 2022.

Year 1 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 13 June 2022 26 August 2022
Term 2 26 September 2022 07 October 2022 10 October 2022 23 December 2022
Term 3 23 January 2023 3 February 2023 6 February 2023 28 April 2023 Easter 7-10 Apr

For all students issued with a student visa, you are required to attend all your classes as stated on your timetable. You cannot take any breaks during your studies unless it is during official term breaks only.

Year 1/2 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 13 June 2022 26 August 2022
Term 2 26 September 2022 7 October 2022 10 October 2022 23 December 2022
Term 3 29 May 2023 9 June 2023 12 June 2023 25 August 2023

Start date: October 2022

You will be invited to attend the welcome week 3 to 7 October 2022.

Year 1 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 10 October 2022 23 December 2022
Term 2 23 January 2023 3 February 2023 6 February 2023 28 April 2023 Easter 7 – 10 April 2023
Term 3 29 May 2023 9 June 2023 12 June 2023 25 August 2023

For all students issued with a student visa, you are required to attend all your classes as stated on your timetable. You cannot take any breaks during your studies unless it is during official term breaks only.

Year 1/2 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 10 October 2022 23 December 2022
Term 2 23 January 2023 3 February 2023 6 February 2023 28 April 2023 Easter 7 – 10 April 2023
Term 3 25 September 2023 6 October 2023 9 October 2023 22 December 2023

Start date: February 2023

You will be invited to attend the welcome week 30 January to 3 February 2023.

Year 1 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 6 February 2023 28 April 2023 Easter 7 – 10 April 2023
Term 2 29 May 2023 9 June 2023 12 June 2023 25 August 2023
Term 3 25 September 2023 6 October 2023 9 October 2023 22 December 2023

For all students issued with a student visa, you are required to attend all your classes as stated on your timetable. You cannot take any breaks during your studies unless it is during official term breaks only.

Year 1/2 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 6 February 2023 28 April 2023 Easter 7 – 10 April 2023
Term 2 29 May 2023 9 June 2023 12 June 2023 25 August 2023
Term 3 22 January 2024 2 February 2024 5 February 2024 26 April 2024 Easter 29 March – 1 April 

Start date: June 2023

You will be invited to attend the welcome week 5 to 9 June 2023.

Year 1 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 12 June 2023 25 August 2023
Term 2 25 September 2023 6 October 2023 9 October 2023 22 December 2023
Term 3 22 January 2024 2 February 2024 5 February 2024 26 April 2024 Easter 29 Mar – 1 April

For all students issued with a student visa, you are required to attend all your classes as stated on your timetable. You cannot take any breaks during your studies unless it is during official term breaks only.

Year 1/2 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1  12 June 2023 25 August 2023
Term 2 25 September 2023 6 October 2023 9 October 2023 22 December 2023
Term 3 27 May 2024 7 June 2024 10 June 2024 23 August 2024

 

When you graduate, you will have the knowledge and experience to work in a range of industries and roles. Our alumni have become human resource managers, operations managers, brand managers and business development managers. Many also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, setting up their own businesses such as GoLocate – an asset tracking technology.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

We are currently accredited by CMI.

Upon completion of their courses, our MBA students will be awarded:

  • CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.

Full details will be available on Canvas once you enrol.

Upon graduation you have the option of gaining Chartered Manager status. Chartered Manager is all about professional recognition and it is the highest status that can be achieved in the management and leadership profession.

You can achieve Chartered Manager Status as follows:

  • Once you have graduated and have at least 3 years’ experience in a management role. The experience can be completed before you started your degree, during your degree or after you graduate (or a combination of the three). You will need to capture details of your recent achievements/positive results. You will then work with a CMI assessor to complete the assessment review. You can choose between Written Submission assessment or Professional Discussion assessment.

Doctoral study opportunities

Once you have completed the MBA, you could continue your studies at doctoral level by applying for a PhD or a Professional Doctorate in Business (DBA).

Some universities provide funding to subsidise PhD students. Vacancies are advertised here.

You can search for DBAs here.

As a small higher education Institute, you’re never just a number. We pride ourselves on supporting each and every student, ensuring that your journey with us is rewarding and life-affirming.

Our Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) employs a team of full-time staff, so there’s always someone available to listen to you and offer tailored guidance and advice:

Disability & Wellbeing

We recognise emotional and mental wellbeing as a priority. It’s so important for us all to find effective ways of coping.

Our wellbeing programme offers you the opportunity to take time out and reflect on how your life could be enhanced by finding that sense of calm and finding grounded which lies at the heart of a balanced, fulfilling life.

Managing stress, budgeting and building resilience workshops are all run through our wellbeing programme. For this reason, you should consider our wellbeing programme as a fundamental part of making the most of your time here at Bloomsbury Institute.

Disabilities, long-term medical conditions, or specific learning difficulties are never barriers to success here at Bloomsbury Institute.

We‘re committed to providing a level playing field and empowering everyone to study as independently as possible during their time with us.

Specially trained staff are on hand to advise and support you. And we’ll work with you and liaise with academic departments to agree any adjustments that might be needed (including exam arrangements) to make sure your needs are met.

Learning Enhancement

Learning Enhancement is here to provide every student with English language support, as well as developing your academic skill set.

Whether you’re struggling with your studies or simply want to go from good to great, our workshops and sessions on academic language and academic skills tap into the power of small group learning to really help you develop the tools you need to succeed as a student. You can also book a one-to-one appointment with a LE Leader to talk through any issues or questions.

Let’s Grow

Our Let’s Grow programme provides you with personal, academic and career development opportunities.

Embedded within your course and taking place through extra-curricular activities, the programme prepares you for life after graduation, including:

  • Enabling you to communicate your skills and experiences effectively to a range of audiences from employers to investors.
  • Actively encouraging you to take on opportunities, provided by the Institute, to develop and apply a wide range of employability skills.
  • Provide you with a global outlook, international opportunities and up-to-date analysis of the UK and international job market.
  • Promoting, encouraging and rewarding work-related learning.
  • Rewarding you by taking ownership of your career development.

Our Centre for Community Engagement and Learning connects the Institute (and staff and students) with local communities and global partners through experiential learning, research and civic engagement.

Some of the Centre’s activities link into the Let’s Grow programme, and provides students with the opportunity to participate in our Law Clinic and Radio.

Personal Tutoring

Our Personal Tutoring (PT) scheme provides additional guidance and support to students. Students have the opportunity to regularly meet with their peers and staff members in a less formal atmosphere than the classroom.  PT includes a combination of group and one-to-one sessions in which students discuss their course, their experiences at Bloomsbury Institute, raise issues, ask questions and receive pastoral support.

Bloomsbury Institute Student Guild (BISG) aims to inspire and empower all Bloomsbury Institute students, providing you with a valued experience that extends beyond the classroom. They are the official representative of students here at the Institute, providing a range of services and opportunities during and after your studies.

From ensuring the student voice is heard, to running societies and clubs, students are at the heart of all that they do.

For more information, head to their website: www.bil-guild.org

Glyndŵr University is the awarding body for this course.