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MBA Business Administration

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Business Admin)

Learning outcomes

By the end of this programme, participants should be able to:

LO1: identify and implement knowledge-based solutions to complex management and organisational problems (PA1)
LO2: critically evaluate current theoretical management frameworks and models (PA2)
LO3: understand different research philosophies and choose appropriate research methods to critically evaluate complex business and management problems (PA2)
LO4: show a high level of self-awareness and reflection, and demonstrate the ability to identify and address personal and professional development needs (PA3)
LO5: think creatively and innovatively to develop and plan a new business venture (PA4)
LO6: demonstrate high-level oral and written skills when communicating with others (PA5)
LO7: work effectively in a team environment (PA5)
LO8: demonstrate global and cultural awareness in providing solutions to international business problems (PA6)
LO9: demonstrate critical awareness of the need for clear, effective and ethical leadership and decision making (PA7)

Transferable (key) skills

Graduates of this programme will be able to evidence learning of the following transferable skills and attributes, as defined in the programme aims and learning outcomes:

- Leadership, including the ability to use initiative and take responsibility
- Cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
- Creative and innovative problem solving skills
- Ability to make decisions in challenging situations
- Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders through a variety of media
- Ability to apply research to professional situations, both theoretical and practical
- Self-reflection and criticality, including the ability to work in cross-cultural settings
- Ethical awareness


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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