Full-time: Two years
September and January
The MBA with Professional Placement at UCLan allows you to study for one of the most respected business management qualifications via an intensive 2-year postgraduate course in the School of Business and Enterprise.
This programme is specifically designed for those wishing to either establish or sustain a successful managerial or professional career in business. The course curriculum, whilst offering a broad grounding in management, does keenly focus on leadership and strategic management aspects that often distinguish MBAs from other Masters programmes. Students on this course also benefit from an intensive 3-day residential where students are given the opportunity to develop their leadership, team-working and reflective skills in a practical context.
Prior management experience is not an essential requirement for this course, as a professional placement of 6-10 months is incorporated into the second year of study. Students apply for paid positions on a competitive basis and secure positions through their own efforts. Some assistance in preparation for applying for placements will be provided, however placements are paid employment and the employer has the final say. The work undertaken by the student must be of an adequate standard in an area of work strongly related to the content of the MBA Programme and the appropriateness of any placement will be assessed and approved by a member of the academic team on an individual basis.
A recognised university undergraduate honours degree, with at least a Lower Second Class Classification.
For international students, in addition to meeting the above minimum entry requirements the University require a score of at least 6.5 in the British Council IELTS test.
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You will be taught by highly experienced and qualified tutors. The MBA provides a rigorous process of personal and managerial development, in which you are encouraged and expected to make your own unique contribution.
This intensive 2 year course offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will enhance your development and future career prospects:
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
Non Standard Fees: £11,500 without placement, £13,000 with placement (please note that some international students may be eligible for a £1,000 country bursary)
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Details of the UK Government postgraduate loan scheme for students commencing a Masters Postgraduate programme for the 2017/18 academic year.
This postgraduate programme recognises the diversity of student learning needs and experiences. Teaching and learning strategies have been designed to meet these differing needs. The multiplicity of learning outcomes within the programme also requires a multiplicity of approaches. Students can expect a range of assessments on the course which are undertaken both individually as well as in groups, such as; business reports, case study analyses, reflective writing pieces, exams, course work, presentations and debates. Study tours, company visits and guest speakers from industry may also be included on the course, where applicable.
The Course Team is well developed in terms of teaching and learning practice established over many years and builds upon the previous business and industry experience of individuals, whilst maintaining good links with commerce and the professional bodies. Many staff are also actively engaged in research and hold doctorate degrees.