Learning and assessment
All assessments are designed to be enquiry based, to allow you to follow your own professional and academic interests within a broad overarching assessment structure.
Each module has been designed so that your understanding and knowledge is developed through using a variety of materials from textbooks and academic journal papers through to video clips, podcasts, on line discussions and live on line tutorials.
For each module you will be provided with electronic access to a study book and the core text book through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The study books contains essential study notes, case studies and short exercises to develop your understanding. The study books are written by academics from the Bradford School of Management many of whom are world leading authorities in their subject area. Each study book contains:
9 study units, each unit is designed to develop your understanding of a particular subject area
2 optional assignments which you submit to your tutor for feedback. These assignments enable you to track your progress ensuring that you understand key subject areas
A series of short case studies and exercises reinforcing key principles and ideas and demonstrating how academic theory can be put into practice.
Clear guidance on accessing additional learning materials that will help reinforce your understanding and knowledge
While distance learning allows you to study at a time, place and pace to suit your needs we ensure that you will never feel like you are studying alone. When studying a module you will be part of a small tutor group. As a tutor group member you are expected to contribute to the weekly on line discussion boards and a series of live on line tutorials. You can also discuss issues with other distance learning students and academics through the Bradford School of Management on line social networking site - The Atrium.
Virtual Learning Environment
The University of Bradford School of Management uses a virtual learning environment. Each module you study will have a dedicated site containing:
A copy of the module study book
Guidance on the assessment used for the module
PowerPoint slides and audio recordings (where available) taken from Bradford based full time or part time MBA lectures
Film from 3 key on-site lectures (where available)
Key readings selected by Bradford academics from leading academic journals, trade publications and broadsheet newspapers
Selected audio and video clips helping to underline your knowledge and understanding of particular subject areas
Additional non-compulsory readings enabling you to further engage with a subject and advance your understanding
A comprehensive bank of multiple choice questions allowing you to monitor your understanding and get instant feedback on your progression
University of Bradford Library
As a distance learning student you will have access to the University's online library resources. This means wherever you are in the world you can access thousands of academic journals, market reports and textbooks all from your computer.
Distance learning students also have their own dedicated librarian who can provide students with photocopies of various materials including journal papers, book chapters and company reports.
Effective Learning Service
It may be some time since you last studied for a formal qualification and so some of your key learning skills such as essay writing, critical analysis and revision may require some attention. The School of Management Effective Learning department can provide you with all the help you need to overcome such obstacles. 'Quick Read' leaflets are available with titles such as 'How to Improve Your Marks' and '5 Stage Report Writing Structure'. A variety of additional information is available and you can even have a one-to-one consultation with our effective learning advisor.
The Circular Economy components of the course are based on the latest research and thought leadership from around the world, supported by our academic partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.