Full-Time Masters in Business Administration (MBA) MBA
Scholarships and Bursaries We value your contribution to SMB Aber. Our scholarships demonstrate our commitment to attracting talent and diversity, in recognition of your unique experience, skills and culture.

We offer four scholarships in relation to our MBA programme:

  • Scholarship worth £10,000 for a student from a natural disaster area (not available for 2007 entry)

  • Scholarship worth £5,000 for a student with leadership qualities who can demonstrate significant contribution to in-country development

  • Scholarship worth £3,000 for a student with successful experience in public sector management

  • Scholarship worth £3,000 for a student with successful experience in private sector business and management


There is no special application procedure for the scholarships - once we have awarded the places on our MBA programme, we reassess all the successful application forms against the range of scholarship criteria. We will write to let you know if you are to be awarded one of our prestigious scholarships.

Course content:

Our MBA programme is externally accredited by the Association of MBAs, a superb mark of quality. The programme is recognised and valued internationally for commitment to excellence in professional practice, and its rigour in preparing you for a demanding leadership role.

Our MBA is a one-year full-time programme demanding focus, aspiration and commitment. Set in a unique, rural environment on the west coast of Wales (UK), the programme enables you to reassess your career direction and reflect constructively on previous professional experience.

Our MBA programme is designed to provide you with maximum flexibility and application, in either the public or the private sector. The programme offers ten core modules and two elective modules providing you with a theoretical framework of professional management practice. The theoretical aspects of the modules are taught but much of the learning is attributed to practical problem-solving, small-group seminars, team-work and case-study analysis.

Team work is an essential element of your MBA success. At SMB Aber, we offer you direct experience of the rural environment with challenging, out-door activities. Your experience in rural Wales will enable you to develop the attitude and skills required to work successfully in a team. Your experience in rural Wales will enable you to apply the attitude and skills acquired throughout the MBA programme.

You will also have the opportunity to develop two managerial reports. One managerial report will focus on your own skills development. The other managerial report will focus on the development of a management solution, in negotiation with academics and professionals from business and industry.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills, adapt theoretical concepts and apply them to practical situations. You will have the opportunity to select environments that reflect your professional interests. You will have the opportunity to design and identify relevance across the public or private sector. The MBA programme is yours.

As Core Modules in your MBA programme, you will be involved in studying all aspects of Management: Human Resource Management, Quantitative Methods, Marketing Principles, Economics for Managers, Financial Reporting, Information Systems and the Digital Firm, Financial Management, Principles of Project Management, Operations Management and Strategic Management.

Differentiation among elective modules enables you to specialise in relation to your professional interests and career aspirations.

Elective Modules include: Financial Markets and Investment, Internet Marketing, International Markets and Marketing, Small Business Management, Case Study Research in Accounting and Finance, Supply Chain Management, Knowledge Management, International Business, Organisational Behaviour and Marketing Communications.

We select professionals on an individual basis. We select professionals according to a balance of skills, culture and experience. We select professionals who can make an active contribution to SMB Aber. We select professionals who will enjoy the unique cultural identity of our MBA programme.

Assessment

At SMB Aber you will achieve your qualification by continuous assessment, presentation of coursework, assignments, reports and dissertation, and by examination.

We are committed to preparing you for all aspects of assessment and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and abilities within a variety of contexts.

Entry Requirements

To join our MBA programme you will need a good honours degree in any discipline, three years professional management experience and effective English language skills.

To join our MBA programme you will need a good honours degree in any discipline, three years professional management experience and effective English language skills.

Alternatively, if you are a mature student you will find that we offer flexible, non-graduate entry criteria.

Venue Description

School of Management and Business

SMB Aber has attracted a superb reputation for quality in research, education and cultural experience. We're proud of our reputation and quality credentials, and even more proud of our students who have achieved in every aspect of life.

The personal and professional success of our students is testimony to the quality we offer.

MBA Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
12 month Duration

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