GENERAL MBA - Oxford College of Business Sri Lanka

GENERAL MBA

The University of Bedfordshire (UOB) MBA aims to enhance your professional prospects by developing your capability to apply the latest thinking relating to organisational development and change in the competitive global context. The University of Bedfordshire MBA offers sophisticated business knowledge at a senior level of management and significantly advances leadership skills. Undertaking this qualification demonstrates determination to succeed in a chosen career area and will bolster your confidence. This offers a challenging learning opportunity to encourage the integration of theory and practice supported by experienced academics with substantial management experience

The MBA (General) examines a variety of aspects of strategy, such as strategic intent, analysis, strategic options and implementation. At each stage the links with other management disciplines, such as leadership, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and finance are considered. Finally an integrative framework for strategic decision-making is presented, which facilitates a holistic approach to complex business and management issues.

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Duration

12 Months

Modules

6 CORE UNITS

Mode of Assessment

Assignment Based

Class Time

SATURDAY 2.00 PM TO 7.30 PM

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    Received a raise within the first
    12 months after graduation

  • 74.5%

    Career Progression after Graduation

  • 72.4%

    Professional Skills Enhanced

COMBINING CORE MBA DISCIPLINES WITH INNOVATIVE SUBJECT AREAS

The General MBA combines core MBA disciplines with innovative subject areas supported by the latest research in strategic management and leadership to develop business competence and strengthen confidence and credibility, providing you with the practical and theoretical capabilities to master the complexities of a competitive and changing business environment.

The course adopts a practice-led curriculum and aims to develop an advanced knowledge of organisations and their effective management in the dynamic competitive global context, and the ability to creatively apply this knowledge and understanding to complex issues to systematically and innovatively enhance strategic business and management practice.

Successful business planning needs objectives to be set and strategies to be created, implemented and measured. The MBA (General) covers the core areas of strategic management and uses the general management setting to integrate ideas across the core disciplines covered in other MBA core courses. Developing and Executing Strategy begins by examining the evolution of management and academic thinking around strategy and strategic management over the past 50 years, reviews the diversity of contemporary strategy theory and practice and examines the role of strategy in the management of different types of organisations.

The University of Bedfordshire MBA (General) is designed to provide you with everything you need for success in the business world: agile analytical thinking, global awareness and strong communication skills. With industry leading faculty, the program is both informed and immersed in the dynamic commercial landscape.

COURSE STRUCTURE 

Stage

Unit name

Credits

Postgraduate Certificate

Leading and Managing Organisational Resources

30

Strategy and the global competitive Environment

30

Postgraduate Diploma

International & Corporative HRM

30

Business Economics

30

Dissertation Stage

Management Practices

15

Theory into Practice Project

45

Total Credits

180

COMPLETE ONE SUBJECT AT A TIME

Students study 6 modules over a period of 12 months, which enables them to undertake more in-depth study of particular topics.

Traditional MBA models involve several individual subjects being offered generally over a 12-week period. For a busy executive, this makes their learning susceptible to external factors such as unexpected work and personal issues that could occur during this time.

The University of Bedfordshire MBA is offered as one subject at a time. This means that students need to focus on just one subject at a time, in addition to their usual personal and professional obligations. The full MBA is achieved upon completion of six modules (a total of 180 credits).

DISSERTATION STAGE

The last four months of the program is your dissertation stage.

Management Practice (Month 9) – Business Simulation

The Business Simulation also known as Boardroom Exercise, is one of the most challenging but rewarding aspects of our MBA. The module is a real-life simulation of a boardroom and will give you the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories learned during the core modules to a real board-level management team in an international organisation. This will allow you to enhance your analytical, critical thinking, and strategic management skills and will also give you the opportunity to network with a number of different business professionals to develop key business relationships.

Theory into Practice Project (Month 10-12)

This 45 Credit unit, allows students to carry out independent research and develop their skills in analysis and scholarly expression, using an appropriate theoretical framework. They are supported in writing their dissertation through the study of research methods, and attending individual meetings with an allocated supervisor, who monitors their progress and provides advice.

The Business Simulation also known as Boardroom Exercise, is one of the most challenging but rewarding aspects of our MBA. The module is a real-life simulation of a boardroom and will give you the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories learned during the core modules to a real board-level management team in an international organisation. This will allow you to enhance your analytical, critical thinking, and strategic management skills and will also give you the opportunity to network with a number of different business professionals to develop key business relationships.

CREDITS

The MBA awarded by University of Bedfordshire offered at Oxford College of Business is the only internal MBA exclusively awarded directly from University of Bedfordshire. Once you register on the program you will be a student of University of Bedfordshire where you will receive your student ID, tutor access, access to the University’s learning portal (BREO) and library access.

The total number of credits awarded on the MBA is 180 credits, where all 180 credits are awarded directly from University of Bedfordshire.

THE BEDS MBA EXPERIENCE

Longevity and Reputation

The programme combines core MBA disciplines with innovative subject areas to provide ‘the Big Picture’ of business life which underpins career success in strategic management and leadership.

Coverage

The core programme is wide-ranging and includes modules such as leading and managing organisational resources, strategy and the global competitive environment and management practice.

Critique

Many MBA degrees offered elsewhere are principally formulaic. With the UOB MBA at Oxford College of Business, we actively encourage students to fundamentally question generally-accepted management and leadership wisdom by drawing upon the full range of social scientific knowledge. Not only does this develop a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the complex nature of organisations and their functioning, but it develops the transferable skills of evaluation and analysis required of senior management.

Practical-based learning

Students will be involved in live management issues through various projects and assessments, developing leadership and management skills, and undertaking both group-based and individual work. Students are also invited to guest lectures by practicing managers, each of whom has extensive experience in their field.

If you are looking for an MBA in Marketing, Finance or HRM that offers a values-led curriculum focused on leadership, innovation, and best practice – UOB MBA becomes the automatic choice.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE

University of Bedfordshire is proud to be an internationally recognised and award winning institution with a heritage of quality education going back more than 100 years. University of Bedfordshire appear in the Times Higher Education World University rankings, ranked as one of the top 250 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings, and celebrated a Silver Award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In 2020/21 University of Bedfordshire is extremely proud to come eighth in the UK in the People and Planet University Green League and also to celebrate an Eco Campus Platinum award.

THE PARTNERSHIP

Oxford College of Business (OCB) Sri Lanka is an approved franchised partnership of the University of Bedfordshire. The University of Bedfordshire holds responsibility for setting and maintaining academic standards and regulations, also for managing the quality of student learning opportunities. This includes the design, maintenance, enhancement of courses and units, assessments setting and marking, annual monitoring and periodic review and the production and hosting of all learning materials, setting of entry requirements, including English language.

Students at Oxford College of Business sit the same assessments go through the same marking and moderation processes as the students in UK campus. The expectations of the UK QAA Quality Code is used to guide these operations with our partnerships as the University makes certain that students will receive an appropriately high quality educational experience and that the standard of awards to be conferred in the University’s name will be upheld.

LEARNING AND DISABILITY

Oxford College of Business welcomes applications from students with disabilities. We support students with disabilities and encourage any considering studying at Oxford College of Business to contact our disability representative or email: support@ocbsrilanka.edu.lk

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified and/or experienced individuals.

Usually, an applicant who would have a recognised first degree in business or a related scientific discipline with a minimum of 3 years of managerial work experience would be the ideal candidate..

Applicants with over 5 years of work experience at senior level of management can also be considered. i.e General Manager or higher..

                   

To apply, submit the fully completed application form, a copy of your CV Including your academic and work experience history along with your certified copies of your educational certificates.

DR. STEVE MC PEAKE INTRODUCES THE UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE MBA AT OXFORD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

BE THE MOST DESIRABLE GRADUATE ON THE MARKET

The University of Bedfordshire MBA (General) has been designed to make you the graduate that every employer wants to hire and every entrepreneur wants to be. You’ll graduate with the skillset and the mindset that big-data analytics has identified as being the most in-demand across all industries and functions, globally.

Because you can only truly master skills by practicing them, you’ll be pushed to continually apply what you’ve learned in class through practical projects, simulations, and business challenges. At every stage, you’ll learn by doing as you study topics through a global lens, explore ways to shape the future, and grow in confidence by collaborating with cross-cultural teams.

   

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