facebook PG Leadership

Leadership

MBA

Postgraduate degree

    Key facts

    Award
    MBA Leadership; Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship
    School
    Bath Business School
    Campus or location
    Newton Park
    Course length
    Two years part time (MBA), or for the Degree Apprenticeship, two years part time, plus end point assessment (usually six months).

    Entry requirements

    You'll usually have a good undergraduate degree in any academic subject, plus at least two years of work experience after graduation, and currently be employed in a management position.

    See what we look for in potential students or contact our admissions team for more information: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk.

    Our MBA degree in Leadership aligns your professional career development with the strategic needs of your organisation and sector.

    • Develop your existing management experience and secure an internationally-recognised postgraduate management degree.
    • Gain an executive postgraduate qualification by studying part-time while in your current role.
    • Can be funded by the apprenticeship levy (Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship).

    Times Higher Education awards shortlist graphic

    Created and delivered through close consultation and collaboration with employers, the MBA Leadership at Bath Spa aims to ensure that you'll graduate with the leadership skills that organisations need in an ever-changing business environment.

    You'll learn to manage complexity, diversity, and change, and develop creative and innovative approaches to the challenges facing teams, organisations, and sectors.

    This MBA in Leadership and Management gives you the opportunity to gain Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation, in addition to securing an internationally-recognised postgraduate management degree.

    Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship

    The MBA Leadership can also be funded by the Apprenticeship Levy (Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship route). See Degree Apprenticeships for more information about completing this programme via an apprenticeship.

    What you'll learn

    Overview

    This course is designed to develop your theoretical and practical expertise in strategic management and leadership.

    We engage with current debates on the issues and challenges facing managers and leaders today, critically reflecting on the complexities of social, political, and economic change in local, regional, national and international contexts. 

    Course structure

    The MBA Leadership is delivered part-time over two years.

    In the first year, you take the majority of your classroom-based modules.

    In the second year, you concentrate on your major independent Work Based Consultancy Project.

    The Professional Development Portfolio module runs across both years of the course, supporting your academic progress and your professional career development.

    Course modules

    This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the course handbook or definitive programme document for full details on which modules are core, required or optional.

    • Leading, Managing and Developing People
    • Strategic Management
    • Leading Change and Innovation
    • Governance and Risk Management
    • Strategic Marketing Management
    • Corporate Financial Management
    • Project Management
    • Professional Development Portfolio
    • Work Based Consultancy Project

    How will I be assessed?

    You're assessed by a variety of methods that may include some or all of the following across the various modules on the course:

    • Reports
    • Case studies
    • Business plans
    • Proposals for work-based projects / consultancy project
    • Reflective learning, professional career development and work-based experience portfolio
    • Project evaluations
    • Presentations

    How will I be taught?

    We combine academic study with work-based learning and your own professional experience. You'll learn through a variety of activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, online activity and discussion, case studies, and project work.

    Staff on this course offer you access to a wide range of academic and practical expertise in leadership and senior management. You'll benefit from one-to-one tutorials, workshops, peer-support and shared learning. We work with you to ensure that what you learn on the course develops into effective practice in the workplace, and enhances your professional career development.

    Opportunities

    Work-based learning, industry learning and professional networks

    This course is designed to increase your professional networks and business connections.

    Work-based learning, the development of a professional portfolio, and the work-based consultancy project are underpinned by the taught modules, and supported by a University-based mentor and a work-based mentor.

    The Bath Business School MBA is supported by an Industry Advisory Panel with experts and professionals from a range of organisations across different business sectors locally, regionally, and nationally.

    Careers

    The MBA Leadership is designed for people who are already employed, working in a management capacity, and supported to take the course as professional career development by their organisation.

    You'll develop your leadership and management expertise in the context most relevant to your chosen career path, and develop lifelong learning skills, including an enthusiasm for business and learning as part of personal professional development.

    Fees

    UK and EU students full time

    2019/20 ENTRY

    Course fees

    Total (including Year 1 and Year 2) £18,000*

    *This fee applies to the MBA Leadership. Employers will cover the cost of the Senior Leader's Degree Apprenticeship through the degree apprenticeship levy. If you have any questions about this, please contact our Degree Apprenticeship Manager, Helen Booker: h.booker@bathspa.ac.uk

    Interested in applying?

    What we look for in potential students

    You'll usually have a good undergraduate degree in any academic subject, plus at least two years of work experience after graduation, and currently be employed in a management position.

    You may be considered without an undergraduate degree if you can demonstrate considerable relevant experience. You'll be asked to attend an interview, or to submit a portfolio supporting your application.

    How do I apply?

    With your application, you'll need to upload your undergraduate degree certificate, an up-to-date CV, and two references - one from your current employer, and an additional professional reference (this can be from someone else in your current organisation, or can be an external reference from a different organisation).

    Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply webpages.

    For more information on the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship, visit our Degree Apprenticeships page or contact Helen Booker: h.booker@bathspa.ac.uk.

    Admissions
    Phone: +44 (0)1225 876180
    Email: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk

    Bath Business School Graduate Course Director: Dr Kristin Doern
    Phone: +44 (0)1225 876248
    Email: k.doern@bathspa.ac.uk

    Website feedback to web@bathspa.ac.uk