ECTS Accredited (EQF7)
The course teaches students comprehensive and specialised subjects in business administration; it develops skills in critical thinking and strategic planning for changing and fast-paced environments, including financial and operational analysis; and it develops competences in leadership, including autonomous decision-making, and communication with employees, stakeholders, and other members of a business.
The MBA combines asynchronous components (lecture videos, readings, and written assignments) and synchronous tutorial meetings attended by students and an instructor or faculty member during a video call.
Asynchronous components support the schedule of students from diverse work-life situations, and synchronous meetings provide accountability and motivation for students.
The course is composed of multiple short foundation modules, extended specialist modules, and a capstone project – the Digital Action Programme for Business Administration.
Each module consists of formative units and cumulative units devoted to summative examination. Each unit requires about 20 hours to complete (see individual modules for details).
As is typical for Oxbridge tutorial teaching, the student will compose one assignment (such as a report, 1,000 word essay, financial model, or presentation) per unit, which is the topic of tutorial discussion. A full-time student completes two units per week with an assignment submitted for each unit; this pattern continues for each formative unit in the module.
Summative examination units allows an appropriate amount of time for the student to review and revise his or her prior work and deepen their synthetic grasp of the materials in preparation for cumulative examination or project.
The degree has a capstone project consisting of the Digital Action Programme, in which students are grouped into cohorts and must work together on a real business problem. Over the course of the capstone, students use multidisciplinary approaches to perform critical analyses of real business issues in situations of uncertainty and incomplete information and develop an actionable solution, which is presented and assessed at the end of the capstone.
• Communicate with clarity to specialist and non-specialist audiences through written and oral reports, digests, market analyses, strategic options, and operational recommendations
• articulate (in writing and orally) major problems and proposed solutions that arise in the context business administration
• communicate with clarity complex issues pertaining to business administration
• Identify areas of professional self-development, and undertake self- directed study to gain specialised knowledge in needed areas
• Employ best scholarly practises of original research in order to enhance business practices; drawing upon diverse evidence and scholarly literature, synthesise evidence into a single piece of written or oral communication within a defined period of time
Candidates who apply for this course must have an MQF 6 level degree and at least 3 years of post-qualification experience, including management or supervisory experience; or have at least 7 years of executive business management experience with an MQF 5 qualification.
English language competency at an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required of all applicants.