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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MBA/MBA with Internship (2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

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 with Internship
Programme code BSPT20, BSPT22,BSPT24
Length of programme The Loughborough MBA programme is offered on a full-time and a part-time basis. The programme 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/

 

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 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:39:23 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:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • the contexts and processes in which enterprsie and innovation are able to thrive and prosper - including managerial style, organisational culture and stakeholder expectations.

 

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

Core/Option FT pathway

Core/Option PT pathway

BSP301

Marketing

10

1

C

         C

BSP302

Accounting and Performance Manangement

10

1

C

C

BSP313

Problem Solving for Leaders

10

1

C

         C

BSP304

Business Economics

10

1

C

C

BSP321

Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership

10

1

C

C

BSP317

Leading Strategic Change

20

1

C

O

BSP319

Business Administration Project

 30 

1- 3

C

C

BSP322

Work Based Learning Project and Research Methods

30

1-3

 C

N/A

BSP306

Global Outsourcing and Offshoring of Services

10

2

O

O

BSP300

Business Analytics

10

2

C

C

BSP308

Corporate Finance

10

2

C

O

BSP303

Management of Human Resources

 10 

 2 

 C 

C

BSP109

International Management

10

2

O

O

BSP112

Information Systems Management & Strategy

10

2

O

O

BSP305

Operations Management

10

2

O

O

BSP220

Media Management

10

2

O

O

BSP314

Managing Innovation

20

2- 3 

 C 

C

BSP310

Project Management

10

3

O

O

BSP115

ESSAM

20

3

O

O

BSI335

MBA Internship

0

Y2

O

N/A

 

MBA Optional  Modules                                                     

In addition to the listed compulsory modules, students on the MBA Programme (full-time pathway) will undertake optional modules with a total module weight of 30 credits.  Students on the part-time pathway will undertake optional modules with a total module weight of 60 credits.  Option choices may be subject to change and/or timetabling constraints.

MBA with Internship

In addition to the listed compulsory modules, students on the MBA with Internship will undertake the MBA Internship 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 BSP319 or BSP322.

- To be eligilble for the award of MBA with Internship candidates must additionally have successfully completed BSI335, the MBA Internship 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 module BSP319 or BSP322, 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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