Professional MBA

The MBA programmes at Aberystwyth Business School have been designed to accelerate your career progression through a period of flexible and focused study and personal development.

At Aberystwyth Business School we have a designed a bespoke range of professional MBA programmes for professionals like you who want to move forward as innovative and creative leaders.

Aberystwyth Business School’s Professional MBAs are designed for the professional business leader building their career in either the private, public or third sector. The programmes are also suitable for the aspiring manager aiming to differentiate themselves and seeking a senior management role within businesses. To deliver focussed professional development we ensure all candidates have relevant business experience and to ensure you graduate with enhanced skills and competences you will also have the opportunity to gain further business experience through work placement/internship whilst completing the course.

One of our core strengths is the way in which we create a learning partnership with you. Our experienced teaching team will connect you to the ever-changing economic, social and political issues of the 21st century.

The learning and teaching structure for our Professional MBA courses is designed to ensure that you are able to respond, understand and apply theoretical approaches and frameworks to real-world situations.

By learning from leading faculty and international business practitioners you will add depth of theory to your real-world context.

Why study Professional MBA at Aberystwyth University?

World-class

Aberystwyth Business School’s Professional MBA programmes provide a grounding in all areas of business and management. The awarding MBA programmes are tailored for current and aspiring managers to develop their leadership and management skills and to apply these to real life business situations. As an MBA alumnus, you will join a global network of esteemed and successful professional leaders across many sectors.

Location

To meet the needs of working professionals, the programme format is designed to ensure the most effective use of classroom time, minimising your need to be away from work. The Professional MBA programmes will be taught on our main teaching site in Aberystwyth, Penglais Campus.

The latest thinking

Our Professional Masters courses are highly effective in ensuring that you take each new classroom concept, theory and framework and assess their value and relevance to various organisational environments and business settings. You will not only become increasingly effective in developing your business and leadership skills, but will gain the ability to communicate confidently with other vertical and horizontal business functions across various industries and cultures.

Course Information 

What courses are available?

Learning and teaching on the Professional MBA courses is different to typical programmes. It is recognised that professionals require developmental approaches that allow them to align, apply and embed theory, models and frameworks in real-world situations, building the ability to effectively and reliably deliver in professional roles. To ensure that delivery is most effective the teaching framework includes:

  • Action learning sets with facilitated discussions on developing effective solutions to given business scenarios.
  • Facilitated discussion groups focussed upon the evaluation of strategic solutions and analysis of their application into various business environments
  • Seminar sessions delivered by expert business leaders identifying real-life business problems, challenges and opportunities with follow up discussions around how best practice was developed and embedded into their businesses.
  • Small group teamworking exercises where candidates work together to propose effective business solutions to given scenarios where due consideration needs to be given to economic, financial and resource issues.

The courses:

Module breakdown

MBA Global Supply Chain Management

  • Financial Analysis and DecisionMaking
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • People and Organisations
  • International Strategy and Operations
  • Marketing Management Strategy
  • Green Logistics and Supply Chains
  • Managerial Report

MBA Project Management

  • Financial Analysis & Decision Making
  • Project Management Tools & Techniques
  • People and Organisations
  • Corporate Governance & Sustainability
  • Marketing Management Strategy
  • Leading and Managing Projects
  • Managerial Report

MBA International Marketing

  • Financial Analysis & Decision Making
  • Global Marketing
  • People and Organisations
  • Corporate Governance & Sustainability
  • Marketing Management Strategy
  • International Strategy and Operations
  • Managerial Report

MBA Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • Ethics, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility in Organisations
  • People and Organisations
  • Corporate Governance & Sustainability
  • Marketing Management Strategy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Managerial Report

MBA Engineering Management

  • Financial Analysis & Decision Making
  • Project Management Tools & Techniques
  • People and Organisations
  • Corporate Governance & Sustainability
  • International Strategy and Operations
  • Quality & Engineering Management
  • Managerial Report

To complete the requirements of the course, your learning will be assessed through the completion of:

Reports on collaborative action learning problems

  • Case studies
  • Oral Assessments
  • Analysis reports
  • Management Projects.

What are the entry requirements?

A good Honours Degree (or its equivalent) plus satisfactory references from your employer or University.

Applicants without the required academic qualifications will be required to have amassed significant executive level experience of not less than five years. Suitability of experience will be assessed through interview and application form.

English Language Requirements

If you have a Bachelors degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must obtain IELTS 6.0 or take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency.

How to apply

Why study at Aberystwyth University? 

Choose Aberystwyth University and you’ll be studying in a location like no other. On the west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll be part of a friendly, outward-looking community where the far horizon inspires ambition and aspiration. A place where students have been coming since 1872, drawn by our reputation for teaching excellence and an exceptional student experience.

At a glance here are a few more reasons for choosing Aberystwyth University: