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Full Time BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (replaces National Diploma)

Hull College

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You will study six Core Modules followed by a choice of two Specialist Modules . At the next stage you will study Strategic Management plus a further two specialist modules. This completes the taught element of the MBA programme. The final stage is the Project stage which provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills, gained from the taught elements, in an applied business context. The following is a brief list of some of these modules: Business Economics Marketing Decisions Corporate Financial Management Supply Chain Management Project Management Leadership Communication and Change Strategic Management Benefits of the Course The Aberdeen Business School Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is recognised as one of the best in terms of quality and content. Our programme is supported by staff with academic expertise and credibility gained from current business, professional and consultancy activities. The learning experience takes place in our modern facilities within the Norman Foster building on the Robert Gordon University Garthdee campus in Aberdeen. The placement of students in a local business organisation is a feature of the project stage and a project placement experience is available for students on the full-time course. The leadership experience is a facilitated by interaction with both the content and people on the course and sustained through our alumni community. Once you have completed your MBA you can join the MBA Alumni Association . Excellent MBA teaching facilities International exchange Summer Schools Interactive six week business simulation exercise Ten week consultancy project in an organisation Free laptop with wireless capability for all full time MBA degree students, to keep on completion of studies with us Excellent virtual learning environemt for all students Access to the Scottish Fresh Talent Initiative, leading to two years additional visa stay Career guidance and good career prospects Membership of the ABS MBA Alumni Association and networking opportunities Curriculum & Method of Study The syllabus follows a progressive model enabling students to gain a broad base of leadership skills and an understanding of the functional components of management before moving into areas of specialist study and strategic management. This is an executive part-time MBA and is delivered in weekend workshops. Typically students will attend 3 or 4 workshops per semester. Stage 1 - Core Management Modules These modules focus on operational and strategic aspects of business decision making within the key functional areas of organisations. Studying them provides background and insight into the major aspects of the internal and external business environments. In addition they provide knowledge and understanding in the application of information analysis and presentation. Stage 2 - Specialist Modules These modules provide the opportunity to study an aspect of business management in depth. The modules are supported by research, where appropriate, from work being undertaken in the Aberdeen Business School and presentations from external contributors in the field who provide an applied focus in the subject area. Students choose three themed modules from a portfolio of options that allow them to match their studies with career needs or aspirations. Stage 3 - Strategic Management This double module completes the taught element of the MBA programme. It provides practical skills in analysis of complex corporate situations and generation of effective and innovative strategies for organisational success. The learning approach relies heavily on group work and is centred on integrative case studies and a substantial business simulation exercise. The supporting lecture material is complemented with guest presentations from national and local senior managers involved in challenging strategic issues of turnaround, managing decline etc. Speakers include Clive Morton - Human Resource Director a

You will study six Core Modules followed by a choice of two Specialist Modules . At the next stage you will study Strategic Management plus a further two specialist modules. This completes the taught element of the MBA programme. The final stage is the Project stage which provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills, gained from the taught elements, in an applied business...

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