MBA – University of Sunderland

MBA – University of Sunderland
This internationally recognised MBA programme aims at graduates with significant business/management experience. It will significantly enhance your capability to function as a senior manager within a wide range of commercial and service organisations.

You will develop your strategic management knowledge, competence and problem-solving ability. You will also become familiar with international management practice, and the development of effective business cultures and performance enhancement.

The MBA is designed to draw upon the experience of the candidate and in recognition of the applied nature of the award the programme will emphasis an integrated and practical (professional) orientation over a theoretical approach.
Admission Requirements
Applicants must be of age 19 years and above have one of the following academic qualifications:
  • • At least a UK second lower honours degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum of 6 months appropriate work experience. OR
  • • A third class honours degree or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of 2 years appropriate work experience. OR
  • • Applications from those in senior roles without a formal academic background will be considered by academic judgment. Applications should be made with a portfolio of evidence demonstrating capability and managerial experience.
Note: The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, project management  etc. and all applications are subjected to University approval.

  English Language Requirements
  • • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE ‘O’ Level OR
  • • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)
OR
  • • Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score for each individual element of 51 and 52 overall OR
  • • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above OR
  • • Equivalent
Financial Management and Control (15 credits)
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • A critical understanding of the key strategic financial statements of an organisation
  • • Understanding and evaluation of the uses of both quantitative and qualitative accounting information within an organisation
  • • Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks to a range of practical situations in order to propose solutions to strategic business problems


Managing and Leading People (15 credits)
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • A critical understanding of the attitudes and beliefs, players and influences that exist and the extent to which these help or hinder people and their organisations as they strive to achieve success
  • • A critical understanding and sound knowledge of the systems, processes and routines that underpin people leadership and management and the basics of people resourcing, learning/development and performance management
  • • A critical understanding and sound knowledge of the characteristics of successful organisations and of high performance people management


Operations Management (15 credits)
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • A critical understanding and explanation of the systematic nature of the Operations Management function
  • • Critical knowledge of the contribution made by operations management to corporate strategy
  • • Critical understanding of the interdependence of the operations function and the other key activities of the organisation


International Business Environment (15 credits)
This module examines aspects of the key concept of strategic management within an international business context. Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • Their understanding of the concepts, terminology & theoretical models associated with international business policies and strategies
  • • An understanding of the political, socio-cultural, economic and technological factors that have been found to influence variations in international organisational business structures and management styles
  • • An awareness of the relationship between national and organisational cultures
  • • Their knowledge of the conceptual theory of ‘internationalisation’, innovation and competitive advantage to different industries and locations


Marketing Management (15 credits)
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • That they understand the merits of particular marketing concepts when applied to selected business situations
  • • That they can understand the potential impact of factors in the external environment on the marketing activities of organisations
  • • That they have an understanding of the major decisions that organisations confront in satisfying market-place needs
  • • That they understand market planning in organisations


Global Corporate Strategy (15 credits)
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • Their critical understanding and application of relevant theories associated with global corporate policies and strategies
  • • Understanding of the holistic nature of strategy and apply analytical techniques to solve complex problems in real    life organizations
  • • Knowledge of the strategic decision making process through critical analysis of how strategic decision making  enables an organization to relate to its global business environment


Managing Innovation and Technology Transfer (15 credits)
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • Critically analyse the management of innovation and technology transfer as a core business process
  • • Critically evaluate the choices and challenges in building and managing an innovative organisation
  • • Reflect upon and critically evaluate the key attributes in capturing learning from Innovation and technology transfer
  • • Demonstrate an ability to critically appraise theories of managing innovation and technology transfer in the 21st        century.
  • • Evaluate the assessment of viable concepts, models and techniques in order to identify ease of transmission for the adoption and/or application of managing innovation and technology transfer.


Project Management (15 credits)
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • That they can appreciate the requirements for management control and the application of project control processes
  • • A critical understanding of the relationship between time, cost and quality in achieving project objectives


MBA Dissertation (60 credits)
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
  • • That they can understand specific substantive problems or issues within an organisation or business sector placing them into a strategic context within the research investigation
  • • A critical understanding of valid research questions via a review of the academic literature; a critical review of the activities and operations of the organisation/sector and the environment in which it operates
  • • A clear understanding of different research methodologies and their limitations, and be able to critically explain when one might be more appropriate than another in the context of the chosen research topic
  • • That the project findings have been logically derived and that the conclusions/solutions and recommendations are fully supported by the evidence presented
  • • That the recommendations for strategic change in the organisation/business sector investigated are capable of implementation
  • • How the personal and organisational learning that has taken place has affected the development of your skills and competences during the completion of your programme of study

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (tutorial)

Local Students

Commencement Dates

2018 Class Intakes 

 
Course Commencement Dates
Part-time Programme Jan 2018
   May 2018
  Sep 2018
Full-time Programme Jan 2018
  May 2018
  Sep 2018

 Fees

Application Fee                       S$53.50

Part-time Programme
Tuition Fees                        S$23,540.00
Non-tuition Fees                 S$     406.88
Total                                   S$23,946.88
 
Full-time Programme
Tuition Fees                       S$24,610.00
Non-tuition Fees                S$     639.62
Total                                  S$25,249.62
 

Note:

  • • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

International Students

Commencement Dates 

2018 Class Intakes 

Course Commencement Dates
Full-time Programme Jan 2018
  May 2018
  Sep 2018
 

Fees

Application Fee            S$321

Tuition Fees                 S$26,215

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees are not included.

Other Info

Duration of Course | Full-time: 12 Months, Part-time: 18 months 
Award | MASTERS 

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
+65 6796 7660