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Part Time Business Administration OCR NVQ Level 4

City College Norwich

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A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the main postgraduate qualification offered by business schools across the globe. It has a unique status amongst masters programmes and is specifically dealt with in the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Business and nagement benchmarking statement. The QAA recognises that business and management education is an essential ingredient to the health and productivity of national and global economies. Managers and business people benefit from professional education and development, becoming effective and enterprising and therefore more able to assist their organisations to be competitive in a knowledge-based global economy. In the QAA statement, the MBA is defined as 'a career development generalist programme for those who have significant post-graduation and relevant work experience on which the learning process should build'. The recommended experience required will be at least two years, but this is not typical as most entrants will have substantially more than this. MBA programmes emphasise leadership through strategic management. MBA programmes have a strategic focus while the skills component should develop an enterprise culture. The learning and teaching methods are therefore likely to be intensive and challenging with an expectation of considerable autonomous learning. In addition to being familiar with recent research, MBA graduates will also be familiar with leading-edge practice based on rigorous evidence. MBA programmes include a significant group work element during which participants should be able to develop further their own knowledge and experience through drawing on the experiences of others. Philosophy of the Winchester MBA The MBA at Winchester is designed for individuals wishing to progress to a strategic management level or for those wishing to broaden their skills within their current role. The programme is structured to provide a firm foundation in core management disciplines and to develop the strategic expertise essential for the effective senior manager. It provides a blend of academic theory with business and management practice to ensure that the knowledge acquired can be readily transferred to the workplace. The programme's structure conforms to the QAA benchmarks for MBA programmes and follows the 'Dublin descriptors' for masters level studies, which establish common standards for European higher education following the 1999 Bologna agreement. The QAA benchmark expects MBA graduates to gain knowledge and develop understanding in the following areas: ? Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services ? Customers - customer expectations, service and orientation ? Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance; the use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications ? People - the management and development of people within organizations ? Operations - the management of resources and operations; information systems; the development, management and exploitation of information systems and their impact upon organisations ? Communication and information technology (CIT) - comprehension and use of relevant CIT for application in business and management ? Business policy and strategy - the development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment, to meet stakeholder interests ? Pervasive issues - these would include sustainability, globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity, business innovation, creativity, enterprise development, knowledge management and risk management What is distinctive about the Winchester MBA programme? MBA programmes are generalist degrees and conforming to the relevant QAA benchmark statement results in quite similar content being taught in schemes across the UK. What is distinctive about the Winchester MBA is that the academic team have chosen to merge topics to provide a strategic orientation to everything that is taught. The team have

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the main postgraduate qualification offered by business schools across the globe. It has a unique status amongst masters programmes and is specifically dealt with in the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Business and nagement benchmarking statement. The QAA recognises that business and management education is an essential ingredient to the health and...

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