Learning and assessment
All our MBA programmes are made up of three stages
- Core modules – designed to help you get back in to learning and provide fundamental knowledge of management principles and theory
- Elective modules – provide an in-depth understanding of specialist topics that are essential and relevant to the contemporary commercial world. Students choose those that are of most interest or greatest career benefit
- Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue
We use a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, case analysis, group work, individual and group problem solving research. Assessment is mainly by a 2,000 word assignment. The Management Project is 9,000 words.
Teaching for core modules is available as block teaching over a weekend. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 6pm. The weekends are spaced a minimum of five weeks apart, going up to 9 weeks in some instances. This is to accommodate Easter, Christmas and Bank Holidays.
A limited number of electives are available over a weekend. Most are available as blocks during May – June over Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Some electives are only available online, for example Circular Economy, Core Principles & Concepts. An example timetable can be provided on request during the application process.
The majority of modules are available online. This means that if you are unable to make a weekend, you can study the module online instead, thus providing you with greater flexibility.
The Management Project is an integral part of the Bradford MBA and is often the most challenging and rewarding part of the programme. At the end of the taught programme you put into practice what you have learnt by investigating and reporting on an important management issue or opportunity. If you are sponsored by your employer, the project can relate to your workplace. Otherwise, you may choose to use the project to deepen your knowledge of a different sector or organisation, or as a stepping stone to your next job. The project findings and recommendations are then written up in a 9,000-word dissertation.
Throughout the project you will be guided by an experienced academic and you will have access to the School of Management Effective Learning department. The Effective Learning service often proves to be very useful providing students with a clear understanding and guidelines on what is required in order to successfully complete their project.
Our state-of-the-art facilities are in a self-contained campus on Emm Lane, set in 20 acres of quiet park land.
We offer library facilities, a trading room and teaching facilities specifically designed for MBA students. This includes “flat space” teaching areas and debating chamber configurations.
All course material is available online. This includes a study book, lecture slides and audio.
In addition to the face-to-face teaching four online tutorials are available after the weekend module. These will be led by the lecturer who conducted the module.
The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the School of Management, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g. assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.
The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.
The programme is research-led, and applies the latest thinking and concepts to managerial and business issues (for example Business Ethics and Sustainability, and the Circular Economy).