The core modules are designed to expose participants to state of the art thinking in the key management disciplines and provide opportunity throughout to apply theory to real life management situations.
- Accounting for Decision-Makers (20 credits)
- Marketing (20 credits)
- Operations Management (20 credits)
- People and Organisations (20 credits)
- Strategic Management (20 credits)
Participants will be able to choose 40 credits from a range of optional modules. These will include*:
- Management of Finance (20 credits)
- Finance of International Business (20 credits)
- Managing People in a Global Context (20 credits)
- Developing People for Leadership and Management (20 credits)
- Principles of Islamic Finance (20 credits)
- Islamic Investment Banking (20 credits)
- Consumer Behaviour: Knowing Your Consumer (20 credits)
- Strategic Global Marketing (20 credits)
- Project Management Theory and Practice (20 credits)
- Management of Mega and Complex Projects (20 credits)
- Logistics in a Global Context (20 credits)
- Supply Chain and Logistics Management (20 credits)
- Leadership in Health Sector Management (20 credits)**
- Health Sector Operations Management (20 credits)**
*Please note: the offer of optional modules is subject to availability and student numbers.
** Only available at Gulf College, Oman.
Successful completion of a combination of these subjects (with core modules and final project) will entitle students to the award of MBA. However, students may opt to undertake a specialism, studying two subjects in the same area, Management of Finance, and Finance of International Business for an MBA (Finance) award. ; the programme offers several pathways for students wishing to have their specialisms noted, and these include:
Final Module (40 credits):
The final project is a double module, completed by students after they have completed all taught modules. Whether an academic piece of research or an investigation into the launching of a business; it is designed to be an intellectually challenging piece of individual management research. It will equip successful students with the knowledge, capabilities and competences required of today's managers, in a world in which the ability to research new information is increasingly important. Students are able to choose between:
- Capstone Project (40 credits)
- New Business Project and Professional Practice (40 credits)
- Dissertation (40 credits)**
- Consultancy Project (40 credits)**
**subject to student numbers and approval from Programme Director
Learning & Teaching
The core and optional modules will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and seminars. All modules are supported by Moodle, the virtual learning environment which will provide students with a wide range of learning material and study guidance.
For the final 40 credit module, students are allocated a supervisor who will provide constructive comment on their work as it develops. Students have access to online as well as standard library facilities. The entire process, from development of a draft research proposal and schedule, through selecting methods and drafting chapters, is supported by the Cardiff School of Management supervisors but managed and implemented by the student.
Assessment is via a combination of examinations, assignments, presentations, groupwork and the final project.
Employability & Careers
There have been developments within the School and Institution to encourage employability. The module in Core Skills in the first semester, for example, has introduced the student to the maintenance of personal records.
Careers events and a Moodle on-line module allow students opportunities to further their knowledge.
The Alumni office and the MBA Team have also been developing networks, for example through social media such as Linked In. The success of these networks has been evidenced by the amount of former students currently in contact with the university about their employment, allowing current and former students to form links, and network.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should meet one of the following:
- Possess, or expect to obtain, a minimum of a second class lower division (UK 2:2 classification) degree from a recognised university;
- Have a minimum of five years relevant management experience;
- Hold a professional or other qualification which is deemed acceptable for admission .
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the
International pages on the website.
There are quality assurance measures taken at programme, school and institutional level to ensure standards are consistently met.
Selection for this course is through an application form and, where necessary, an interview.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility.
Further information about the
mandatory supporting documents can be found
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