Learning and assessment
Teaching for the core 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.
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.
Assessment is mainly by a 4,000 word assignment for the core, and a 2,000 word assignment for the electives. The Management Project is 15,000 words. Additionally there are formative assignments and multiple-choice questionnaires that help develop your confidence and familiarity with the subject matter, without contributing a mark towards your final mark.
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 floor teaching areas and debating chamber configurations.
All the material is available online. This includes a study book, lecture slides, audio and video.
In addition to the face-to-face teaching, four online tutorials are available after the weekend module. These will normally be led by the lecturer who conducted the module.
Additionally we have an Effective Learning Service that will assist you in areas such as critical thinking and referencing.
The material is research-led with contemporary material for current managerial and business issues. The redesigned MBA maps to the four research centres of the School of Management, ensuring the programme benefits from the latest insight and evidence base.