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MBA with Advanced Practice
MBA with Advanced Practice

MBA with Advanced Practice

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold at least:

  • A 2:2 (second class) honours degree or International equivalent
  • In addition, applicants would normally have 2 years’ relevant work experience

In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet the entry requirements above but have substantial and significant experiential learning, you may be able to apply as a non-standard applicant.

If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, you may be eligible to study our Graduate Certificate programme.

English requirements

Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.

  • You will need to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade 4 – previously grade C – or equivalent).

The general entry requirements are any of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
  • HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub skills
  • Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)
  • WAEC – C6

If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional programmes.

Course Information

The MBA with Advanced Practice is a general management course aimed at aspiring and established middle managers from a range of business sectors. The Advanced Practice element offers students the opportunity to gain valuable workplace environment experience.

The course has been designed to account for current (local, regional and international) market trends and has recently been updated to provide additional flexibility, choice and the opportunity and to help apply taught management skills.

The overall objective of this course is to educate and develop individuals as managers and business specialists, adding value through an integrated, applied and critical understanding of management and organisations, as well as the development of professional, transferable and intellectual skills that are essential for successful general and strategic management in private, public and third sector organisations.

Students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and insight in the following areas:

  • Develop multidisciplinary and international perspectives, concepts and issues in the major management disciplines
  • Gain an understanding of relevant toolkits and techniques for analysing business and management issues
  • Cultivate the ability to analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge and understanding to solve management problems critically, rationally and rigorously
  • Gain an appreciation and application of contemporary management and information systems to aid strategic decision making in business and management
  • Develop an appreciation of appetite and responsibility for lifelong learning and personal development
  • Develop skills for leadership and transformational roles in business in the changing external context within which they are likely to operate
  • Develop strategic thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial skills
  • Improve interpersonal and group-working skills

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All modules are core.

Level 7 MSc Workshop – 0 credits

This module aims to review and enhance participants’ existing academic writing skills in contexts relevant to the modules it complements. It will also introduce skills and frameworks specific to postgraduate study, with weekly opportunities for participants to transfer these elements to their own assignments and to obtain feedback on their progression. As it provides the skills required to succeed in all written assignments, this module is compulsory

Marketing – 15 credits

This Marketing module focuses on the challenges management faces in developing and implementing both a marketing philosophy and successful marketing programmes.

The critical importance of marketing arises from its role as the boundary function between the organisation and the marketplace. Changes in the market require changes from the company; changes made by the company create changes in the market. Marketing is concerned with managing this ever-changing relationship.

Accounting and Finance – 15 credits

The overall aim of the module is to introduce you to the key areas of financial and management accounting.

To achieve this, you will be exposed to some numerical calculations during the module. However, there will be significant emphasis passed on understanding the issues around the numbers and the context within which they are set. In particular, the assessment for the module will strike a balance between calculation, interpretation and discussion.

In summary, whilst it is not intended to equip you with a detailed knowledge to enable you to pursue a career in accounting, the module aims to take you to a point where you are capable of engaging in intelligent discussion with financial experts and to be able to grasp the big picture rather than get lost in the detail.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship – 15 credits

Innovation and entrepreneurship are important drivers for value creation in modern economies. A central idea for both disciplines is the identification, evaluation and exploitation of opportunities. This module presents a contemporary exploration of the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship whilst also providing you with an opportunity to examine emerging sources of innovation in either a sector or organisational context.

Economics and the Business Environment – 15 credits

This module examines the internal and external environments within which firms must operate and helps managers to audit their business environment so as to establish a strategic approach to their business activity. It introduces managers to the principles of economics as they apply to the business environment and aims to enhance managers understanding of, and ability to adapt to, changes in the environments in which operate.

Managing People in the Organisation – 15 credits

This module aims to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of individual and group behaviour within organisations, and the core areas of Human Resource Management, and to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in a range of organisational settings.

Operations Management – 15 credits

In the dynamic environment in which businesses operate the importance of business improvement cannot be ignored. Customer focus through streamlining of value chains is imperative. It presents challenges in terms of how we classify, relate to and manage the internal and external chain of customers. The ability to remove costs, optimise value creation, understand the competencies, and effectively reconfigure the organisation in the context of a continuous improvement philosophy is crucial.

Leadership and Change – 15 credits

This module will give you knowledge and the skills to be an effective leader. You will consider the key theories of leadership and consider their application through the skills provided by Neurolinguistic Programmes.

Management Research Methods – 15 credits

This module will provide you with the primary knowledge necessary to prepare a management style dissertation. The focus of this module is to study the variety of research methods strategies, consultancy and project management techniques available.

On completion, you should be able to make more informed research and problem solving choices and be prepared to address a range of issues that arise in the course of investigating your chosen management project.

For students undertaking an internship

Internship & Professional Development Project – 60 credits

This module is designed to further enhance the employability of the students who have completed the MBA whilst giving them experience of a workplace environment. In considering this they produce both reflective reports which help aid skills development, and also an internship project in which they apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the course to a “live” management issue.

For students not doing an internship

Applied Consulting Project – 60 credits

This applied module enhances the practical and employability skills of students by requiring them to undertake consultancy projects for real life case study clients. The module requires students to draw on relevant theories from previously studied MSc Marketing modules, and to apply these in marketing contexts, to deliver valuable project outcomes for client companies.

And the following modules

Digital Transformation – 15 credits

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of digital transformation in a range of organisational contexts. On successful completion of the module, a student will be able to: assess how digital technologies can disrupt industries by transforming industry value chains, patterns of demand and competitive pressures; understand how digital technologies and frameworks can be applied in a digital transformation strategy; understand the organisational and people capabilities required to support and implement a digital transformation strategy; and critically evaluate current practice and theory on digital transformation.

Strategy – 15 credits

This module is designed to introduce you to the key concepts in business strategy.

On successful completion of this module you will:

  • have an in-depth knowledge of strategy
  • be able to conduct a strategic analysis of an organisation, its environment, and its future strategic options
  • understand the fundamentals of formulating an international strategy
  • appreciate some of the key issues associated with strategy implementation
  • critically evaluate current theory and practice on strategy
Business Project – 30 credits

This module provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a complex business issue, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.

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Career Opportunity

The course places a strong focus on enhancing the employment prospects of its graduates. Previous Ulster University alumni have secured positions within large multinational organisations such as Diageo, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and KPMG as well as small to medium-sized enterprises. Others have used the programme as a valuable springboard to gain a thorough understanding of business and management principles before starting up their own business.

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