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Foundation Degree in Business & Management (Level 4)

Hopwood Hall College

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The University of Southampton MBA will give you the tools, knowledge and confidence to challenge conventional thinking and succeed in today's fast-moving business world by standing out, not blending in. We are one of the UK's top research-led universities, committed to high quality teaching and the advancement of knowledge. Taught in our new Executive Education Centre, our MBA meets the global standard of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), through a broad curriculum aimed at developing your business skills in all areas. Key management theories and concepts are taught by inspirational academic staff who also carry out cutting-edge research in their specialist fields. Whether on our full-time or part-time programme, the Southampton MBA will challenge you to look at business issues from different perspectives in order to find the best solutions. You will learn from real business problems and share experiences with the diverse cohort that makes up this programme. Throughout your time at Southampton, you will be encouraged to consolidate and reflect on your learning. Studying for the Southampton MBA will also give you the chance to meet and network with other future business leaders from around the world. You will make friends and contacts for life. Originally established in 1988, our AMBA accredited MBA is continually updated to reflect the changing nature of the business world. Maintaining AMBA's high global standard, our objective is to ensure the programme remains relevant and challenging for students and businesses. Our MBA was significantly revised and restructured in 2008 after a year-long consultation exercise involving students, alumni, employers and teaching staff. The Southampton MBA is a flexible programme, which enables you to study either full or part-time. Our MBA will develop your business skills. Its integrative structure will give you the opportunity to consolidate and apply your learning from across the programme to address business issues from new perspectives. The MBA programme will provide you with: a rigorous and challenging scheme of study in order to enhance your effectiveness as a manager a broad appreciation and understanding of the principles, concepts, terminology, purpose and practice of management in contemporary organisations an awareness of the opportunities afforded, and the constraints imposed, by the environment in which organisations and their managers operate practical research skills based upon relevant research methods and analytical techniques the facility to analyse complex organisational and managerial issues and to propose well-argued recommendations for dealing with such situations the ability to identify and combine different functional areas and theories to maximum effect when addressing real business issues the opportunity to continually reflect on and put into context your newly acquired knowledge from across the programme opportunities to develop key skills including teamwork, leadership, planning, communication, self-management, problem solving, decision making, negotiation and numeracy an opportunity to build long-lasting business networks a learning environment which is stimulating, challenging and informed by cutting-edge theory The Southampton MBA is a programme of four parts. Part 1 comprises nine core modules. Part 2 involves the choice of two optional modules. Part 3 is an integrative section that involves four inter-related elements and a substantial amount of group work, giving you the opportunity to pull together and apply theories from parts 1 and 2. Upon successful completion of the first three parts you progress to Part 4, which takes the form of a dissertation. The full-time MBA is designed for graduates who have at least three years, but probably more, of relevant work experience since graduation and who now wish to pursue a challenging programme of study to develop their managerial potential. MBA classes are dedicated to the active role of participants in th

The University of Southampton MBA will give you the tools, knowledge and confidence to challenge conventional thinking and succeed in today's fast-moving business world by standing out, not blending in. We are one of the UK's top research-led universities, committed to high quality teaching and the advancement of knowledge. Taught in our new Executive Education Centre, our MBA meets the global...

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