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MBA (Master of Business Administration)

The Glasgow MBA will empower you with crucial skills and knowledge and provide you with the networking opportunities you need to accelerate your career, either as a manager within the private, third or public sector, or in developing your own entrepreneurial ambition. We give you one-to-one support to help develop you into a successful leader.

**Academic contact: business-mba-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MBA: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

We have been teaching the MBA since 1976. Our programme is AMBA accredited, which means our MBA is internationally recognised to the highest standard.

We purposefully recruit a small yet diverse cohort of students. As a result you will receive dedicated 1-2-1 teaching and support whilst also being able to take the time to learn from your fellow students' experience and skillset.

Classes are interactive, striking the right balance between tuition and discussion.

Throughout the year we host a series of social, networking and guest speaker events to enhance your learning experience and help you get the most out of your MBA.

We offer an MBA Professional Development and Employability Award. This is a unique initiative which includes an opportunity for you to be mentored by one of our MBA alumni.

**Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited**
**www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/**

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

The Glasgow MBA begins with laying the foundations of leadership through three core-learning experiences. You are then given the opportunity to specialise in finance, marketing or strategy. You may also explore additional business subjects such as business analytics, entrepreneurship, supply chain management and business sustainability. An important part of our MBA is the team-consulting project that happens towards the end of the year and is an opportunity for you to bring theory into practice and tackle real life business scenarios. The final stage of your MBA is your dissertation. You will work on this from May to September on a topic agreed between you and your supervisor.

**Core courses**
**Decision making under uncertainty**
You will learn about the intellectual perspectives and methods that underpin the practice of making decisions essential for business management.

**Business strategic management**
This section of the programme covers five key business disciplines from a strategic perspective which is covered in five individual courses. These are strategy (Strategic management), HR and operations (Managing resources), marketing (Marketing management), Finance (Financial information and analysis), and business environment (Global economy).

**Strategic foresight**
This course is designed to broaden your perspective by encouraging you to listen and think about tangible strategic challenges, in both local and international contexts, which are presented to you by experienced business leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants and/or public servants.

**Optional courses**
Following the core courses you will pick five optional courses, enabling you to specialise in finance, strategy or marketing.

**Professional Development and Employability Award**

We know that MBA students' top priority upon graduating is employability. We run an innovative co-curricular, timetabled Professional Development and Employability Award to enhance your career.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
As a Glasgow MBA graduate you join the ranks of successful and influential professionals making a mark on organisations around the world.

Entry requirements

MBA: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject and a minimum of 3 years managerial work experience. You must also provide a personal statement and a detailed CV describing your work experience with specific emphasis on the managerial roles and responsibilities. In terms of managerial work experience, we are looking for a person responsible for planning the aims, objectives and priorities of their work area, communicating this to their team and colleagues, someone managing people - at least a team of three people reporting to them.
If you meet the entry criteria you may be invited to an interview as part of the admissions process, either in person or via video conferencing. The interview will allow the admissions committee to get to know you and give you a chance to understand how the MBA works and to ask any questions. The interview may include virtual or face-to-face interaction with other candidates. The interview will focus on the following behaviour and competencies: motivation, commercial and business awareness, team working, project management, creativity, resilience and flexibility, business ethics and communication.
Although the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a standard requirement of our admissions process, strong verbal reasoning and numerical abilities are critical for the MBA and we may ask you to undertake such a test.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
overall score 6.5
two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
Reading: 20
Listening: 19
Speaking: 19
Writing: 23
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

The Glasgow MBA begins with laying the foundations of leadership through three core-learning experiences. You are then given the opportunity to specialise in finance, marketing or strategy. You may also explore additional business subjects such as business analytics, entrepreneurship, supply chain management and business sustainability. An important part of our MBA is the team-consulting project that happens towards the end of the year and is an opportunity for you to bring theory into practice and tackle real life business scenarios. The final stage of your MBA is your dissertation. You will work on this from May to September on a topic agreed between you and your supervisor.

Core courses:
1. Decision making under uncertainty
2. Business strategic management
3. Strategic foresight

Optional courses may include:
Business scenarios for consulting
Business-to-business relationship management
Company and market failure
Corporate image, branding and communication
Credibility & networks - selling yourself and your organisation
Entrepreneurial finance
International financial analysis
International strategy for multinational enterprise
Project leadership and control
The role of technology in innovative organisations
Strategic human resource management
Supply and logistics management.

Professional Development and Employability Award:
We know that MBA students' top priority upon graduating is employability. We run an innovative co-curricular, timetabled Professional Development and Employability Award to enhance your career. As part of this we have
Alumni mentors to support you during the second half of the programme and in the initial months after you graduate
group exercises
inspiring guest speakers
self-directed learning activities
workshops.
Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Full-time September 2019 16,000 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MBA Full-time September 2019 16,000 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MBA Full-time September 2019 24,000 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MBA Full-time September 2019 16,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MBA Full-time September 2019 16,000 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
MBA Full-time September 2019 16,000 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months

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