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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MBA/ MBA International Sports Management/ MBA with Internship (2012-2014 entry)

Academic Year: 2015/16

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Business and Economics
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Final award MBA/PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Business Administration/ Business Administration (International Sports Management)/ Business Administration with Internship
Programme code BSPT20, BSPT22, BSPT23, BSPT24
Length of programme The Loughborough MBA programme is offered on a full-time and a part-time basis. The Loughborough MBA (International Sports Management) is only offered on a part-time basis. The full-time programme commences in October of each academic year and the part-time programme in both October and February. The International Sports Management MBA commences in October of each academic year.
The period of study for the award of MBA is twelve calendar months when studied as a full-time programme and twenty-four to thirty-six calendar months when studied as a part-time programme. The period of study for the MBA with Internship is 24 calendar months inclusive of the Internship.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MBA Full-time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/businesseconomics/masterofbusinessadministrationmba/

MBA Part-time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/businesseconomics/

masterofbusinessadministrationpart-time/

MBA International Sports: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/business-economics/internationalsportsmanagementmba/

 

With the permission of the MBA Director, 40 credits may be obtained towards the award of MBA on the basis of successful completion of all modules of the following qualifications.  When credit is awarded to candidates under this provision, it will normally replace that awarded for modules that most closely correspond with the prior study, as defined by the MBA Director.

  • Loughborough University

-       Professional Diploma in Management

-       Postgraduate Diploma in Management

-       Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Leadership

-       Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Sales and Marketing

-       MSc in Management (Professional)

-       MSc in Management and Leadership

-       MSc in Management or International Management or Marketing and Management or Finance and Management or Business Analysis and Management 

  • Engineering Management Partnership (EMP) Certificate in Engineering Management.
Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:58:11 BST

1. Programme Aims

The programme aims to:

  • Attract sufficient richly experienced managers from a wide range of educational, business and commercial backgrounds to create a positive learning environment for all participants.
  • Provide such managers with a challenging educational experience in terms of general intellectual and personal development, within the context of the academic study of business and management.
  • Enable participants to develop a thorough conceptual understanding of the core management disciplines and activities internationally, and to permit detailed study of chosen specialisations.
  • Enhance the management skills of participants through their ongoing employment within the business, commercial and public sectors, and through an emphasis in all subjects onmanagerial relevance.
  • Develop highly trained and adaptable managers who are able to meet the management and professional needs of organisations that are facing the challenges of the future.
  • Develop teaching and learning in response to advances in scholarship and the needs of the business community.
  • Encourage in our students hard work, enthusiasm and self-motivation, a positive attitude to change, a desire for excellence, a visionary and positive approach to future developments and openness to new ideas
  • Enhance students’ lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The benchmark statement for Master’s awards in business and management
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • Association of Business School (ABS) guidelines
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation guidelines
  • School of Business and Economics ('The School') Mission Statement of General Aims for Postgraduate Programmes
  • The University Academic Quality Procedures

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and holistic understanding of:

  • A1 - the internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations - including their diverse nature, purposes, structures, governance, operations and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence on the external context they operate in;
  • A2 - the external context in which organisations operate - including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations;
  • A3 - how organisations are managed - including the various processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management of organisations with regard to relevant theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making within organisations and in relation to the external context.
  • A4 - the contexts and processes in which enterprsie and innovation are able to thrive and prosper - including managerial style, organisational culture and stakeholder expectations.

For the MBA (International Sports Management):

  • A5 - the International Sports Management environment, including regulation, governance and legal frameworks. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:

  • use critical thinking, analysis and synthesis to evaluate and apply concepts and insights from business disciplines, including comprehension of complex scenarios;
  • analyse and appraise theoretical and practical issues and problems in business and management by using the theories and models appropriate to those disciplines;
  • collect relevant information across a range of areas pertaining to a current business or management situation, analyse that information using relevant techniques based and synthesise it into an appropriate form in order to evaluate decision alternatives.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

  • make effective use of information and communication technologies in a business contextincluding word processing, storage and manipulation of data, generation of presentations, use of the internet and e-mail using appropriate software;
  • conduct research effectively and efficiently using a range of sources of business-related materials including books, journals, trade and financial press, official statistics and the internet;
  • use effective team-working skills, including leadership, team-building and project management in group work situations.

For the full-time MBA: 

  • effectively engage with organisations adopting new approaches to managing enterprise and produce a group consultancy repoort on an orgnaisational strategic initiative. 

For the MBA (International Sports Management):

  • effectively engage with organisations int he sports management sector to produce a group consultancy report on an organisational strategic initiative. 
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

  • display effective interpersonal skills including effective communication, listening, influencing and conflict resolution;
  • be open to new ideas and be aware that in many situations there is a range of possible interpretations and/or solutions;
  • apply critical thinking and creativity to resolve practical problems;
  • solve problems using relevant decision making processes and techniques;
  • scan and organise data, abstract meaning from information and share knowledge;
  • make effective use of Communication and Information Technology (CIT);
  • recognise and utilise individuals’ contributions in group processes;
  • use effective team-working skills including leadership, team building and project management;
  • recognise ethical situations, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices;
  • use effective personal organisation including time management, self-direction, self-motivation, tenacity and pro-activeness;
  • learn through reflection on practice and experience.

4. Programme structure

4.1 Content

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Full-time MBA

Part-time MBA

MBA (International Sports Management)

 

BSP300

Business Analytics

10

1

c

N/A

N/A

BSP301

Marketing

10

2

c

N/A

N/A

BSP302

Accounting and Performance Manangement

10

1

c

N/A

N/A

BSP303

Management of Human Resources

10

1

c

N/A

N/A

BSP304

Business Economics

10

1

c

N/A

N/A

BSP308

Corporate Finance

10

2

c

N/A

N/A

 BSP313

 Problem Solving for Leaders

10 

N/A 

N/A 

BSP314

Managing Innovation

20

2

c

N/A

N/A

BSP317

Leading Strategic Change

20

1

c

N/A

N/A

BSP319

Business Administration Project and Research Methods

30

3

c

N/A

N/A

 BSP321

 Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership

10 

N/A 

N/A 

BSP115

Advanced Management

20

3

c

option

N/A

BSP100

Business Analytics

10

1

N/A

c

N/A

BSP101

Marketing

10

1

N/A

c

N/A

BSP102

Accounting for Managers

10

2

N/A

c

N/A

BSP103

Management of Human Resources

10

2

N/A

c

N/A

BSP104

Business Economics

10

1

N/A

c

N/A

BSP105

Operations Management

10

2

N/A

c

N/A

 BSP113

 Problem Solving for Leaders

10 

 2

 N/A

o

BSP114

Managing Innovation

20

2

N/A

c

N/A

BSP119

Business Administration Project and Research Methods

30

3

N/A

c

N/A

 BSP121

 Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership

10 

 3

N/A 

BSP200

Business Analytics

10

Y1,S2

N/A

N/A

c

BSP201

Marketing

10

Y1,S2

N/A

N/A

c

BSP202

Accounting for Managers

10

Y1,S1

N/A

N/A

c

BSP203

Human Resource Management in Sports Organisations

10

Y1,S2

N/A

N/A

c

BSP204

Sports Management Environment

10

Y1,S1

N/A

N/A

c

BSP205

Operations Management

10

Y1,S1

N/A

N/A

c

BSP210

Project Management

10

Y2,S1

N/A

N/A

c

BSP220

Media Management

10

Y2,S2

N/A

N/A

c

BSP214

Managing Sports Technology and Innovation

20

Y2,S2

N/A

N/A

c

BSP217

Leading Strategic Change

20

Y2,S1

N/A

N/A

c

BSP215

International Sports Management

30

Y2,S3

N/A

N/A

c

BSP225

Sports Management Project

30

Y2,S3

N/A

N/A

c

BSP231

Work Based Assignment 1

10

3

N/A

o

o

BSP232 Work Based Assignment 2      20        3     N/A       o           o

 

MBA Optional  Modules                                                     

In addition to the listed compulsory modules, students on the part-time MBA Programme will undertake optional modules from the current School catalogue of available MBA options with a total module weight of 60 credits.  Students on the full-time/full-time with internship MBA programme will undertake optional modules from the current school catalogue of available MBA options with a module module weight of 30 credits.

MBA Module Selection

Students registered on the part-time or International Sports Management MBA may select modules from any programme within the MBA suite.  However students must complete the core modules of their programme, therefore where appropriate, choices must be equivalent to the core modules of their registered programme.

MBA with Internship

In addition to the listed compulsory modules, students on the MBA with Internship will undertake the MBA Professional Placement module BSI335. The professional placement will start either at the end of semester 2 or at the end of semester 3.

4.2 The School reserves the right to offer or to withdraw any module. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Assessment

5.1.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must not only satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI but also:

- To be eligible for the award of MBA candidates must have achieved credit in BSP119, BSP319 or BSP225.

- To be eligilble for the award of MBA with Professional Placement candidates must additionally have successfully completed BSI335, the MBA Professional Placement module. Candidates who have not successfully completed BSI335 the MBA Professional Placement module but who otherwise satisfy the requirements of the MBA regulations will be eligible for the award of MBA. 

5.1.2 In accordance with Regulation XXI, but with the exclusion of modules BSP119, BSP319 and BSP225 Project, candidates who have a right of re-assessment in a module may choose to be re-assessed in the University's special assessment period. 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

n/a

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