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MBA

  • MBA

Why study at Roehampton

  • You will gain a holistic approach to strategic project management.
  • Study includes a critical appraisal of the latest academic research in project management.
  • Teaching is research-led by tutors with a wealth of industry experience.

The Roehampton MBA is designed to prepare students for the challenges of senior management within an international environment. You will gain a foundation in the key operational and functional areas of business and management, and develop knowledge on strategic management and decision-making. You will gain support for your own personal development, through activities aimed at enhancing managerial skills and taking your career to the next level.

Key areas of study

  • A foundation in the key operational and functional areas of business and management (for example, finance and accounts, marketing, human resource management and organisational analysis) together with an appreciation of the contemporary context of business.
  • A personal development programme that includes activities aimed at enhancing managerial skills and the opportunity to take an optional course to develop specific managerial knowledge in depth; for example, in the fields of marketing, human resource management, information systems or finance.
  • A strategic and integrative appreciation of management challenges, including an exploration of senior managerial decision making, and the implications of change and innovation.
  • The application of knowledge to a personally selected management project, reported as a dissertation and supported by a business research methods module.

Career and personal development

MBA students have the opportunity to participate in a range of talks and activities designed to help them develop their personal and career management skills. Some past examples are described below.

Guest speaker sessions

John Lees, an internationally recognised career coach and careers writer, shared a number of insights into the changing job market and the skills individuals need to manage their career. Students were provided with a number of practical tools to help them surface their skills, focus on their career drivers, as well as think about their ideal job and the strategies needed to secure employment in a world where many jobs are never advertised.

Vicky Reeves, entrepreneur and Managing Director of the London-based web solutions company ChameleonNet, gave an inspiring and candid talk on the highs and lows of developing a successful business. She talked about how she has grown the company from a micro business to one that now employs around 30 people. She spoke about the skills that she has developed along the journey, how to go about getting the right advice and support, as well as providing some humorous stories to demonstrate the creative skills needed when running your own business.

Group projects

Students have worked on a number of group projects. One of these involved producing a design proposal for a dedicated postgraduate common room within the School. The objectives being to build a more cohesive postgraduate community; create a ‘third place’ to exchange ideas, share knowledge and maximise the resources of the University and thus improve the Roehampton learning experience among the postgraduate community. Students were given a budget to work within and had to present their proposals to a number of key decision makers across the University.

Beyond your MBA

The Roehampton MBA is fully recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Successful completion of the programme leads to eligibility for membership of the CMI and the potential to gain chartered manager status.

Career support

You can seek guidance from professional staff from Roehampton’s Career Service to develop your career path on completion of the MBA. You can browse through the comprehensive careers library, which holds an extensive range of occupational information, literature from professional bodies, and self-help materials on CVs, applications and interviews. You can also arrange individual, confidential interviews to discuss career plans, applications, interviews and job offers. In addition to the drop-in services offered, you will be invited to attend regular workshops, fairs and presentations by employers and careers experts.

Class dynamics

  • Students come from around the world.
  • Students are not normally accepted unless they have at least two years' post-graduation employment experience.
  • You can expect an average class size of 20 students.
  • Mostly we see an even balance of females and males.
  • Most students are sponsored by companies.

Research areas

  • Organisational behaviour
  • Business ethics
  • Career development
  • Outsourcing of IT provision
  • Brands and brand management
  • Technology marketing
  • International capital and financial markets
  • International banking
  • Social enterprise
  • Accounting

Example modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Project Management
  • Consultancy Practice
  • Project Risk Appraisal

Career options

Future careers in international project leadership, management roles, consultancy, agency or private practice work, project or programme management or further academic study such as a PhD in Project and Risk Management.

Level

Postgraduate

MBA/PGDip

Number of credits

MBA: 180; PGDip: 120

Specific entry requirements »

Postgraduate entry requirements »

Department

Business School »

Duration

1 year (full-time)

Programme start

September

Tuition fees

MBA »

Programme outline

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Related courses

MSc/PGDip International Management »

MSc/PGDip International Management with Finance »

MSc/PGDip Marketing »

Further information

Contact our Enquiries team
enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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