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Find out more about London Business School’s MBA Programme

MBA in Health Care by Ealing,Hammersmith & West London College

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This is a full-time degree program running at Ealing,Hammersmith & West London College and awarded by University of Wales through validation.

This program has been designed for the professionals who are looking forward to acquire the necessary skills to expand their growth prospects within the Health & Social Care industry. The program addresses the main business management disciplines within Health & Social Care context.

Course Content:
Marketing
Managing People
Operations Management
Managing in the Health and Social Care Environment
Finance for non-financial Health and Social Care Managers
Business Strategy
Dissertation

Start Date: January 2014

Course Duration: 12 months full time

Course Location: Hammersmith

Entry Requirements:
• A relevant honours degree obtained at a university recognised by UK NARIC.

• Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of a minimum 3 years supervisory work experience.

• You need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent) with no less than 5.5 in each band score or other tests such as:
1. Cambridge English Advanced: Taught postgraduate: minimum score of 58.
2. Cambridge English Proficiency: This test is set at CEFR Level C2; therefore, a pass would be acceptable at all levels of entry.
3. Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): MBA: minimum overall score of 59 (min 62 in all communicative skills*) .
4. TOEFL IBT: Taught postgraduate: minimum score of 87 (Listening: 20, Reading: 22, Speaking: 23, Writing: 22).
5. TOEIC: Taught postgraduate: minimum in Listening: 460, Reading: 432, Speaking: 173, Writing: 170

Course Fee: 5800 GBP

MBA offered by Birmingham City University

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This course focuses on improving you as a manager, rather than simply teaching you about management.

It emphasizes on the development of practical management skills & also offers you the opportunity to study and share cross-cultural insights with people from other countries.

The study of course modules is complemented by Enhancing Business and Management Skills, which offers a series of workshops and other activities to develop the attributes, personal skills and research skills valued by organizations. Students explore how they can be more effective in the workplace and evidence their strengths as business professionals. All students complete an e-portfolio, articulate project management skills and address the challenges of future employment.

Variety of educational methods would be used on the course such as lectures, group discussions, case study workshops, individual investigative projects and a variety of audio and visual methods.

Course Duration : 12 Months

Course Fee : 12,650 GBP

Intake Available : January 2014

Entry Requirements  – Prior Qualification:

One of the following:

  • An honours degree of a British University or equivalent institution (minimum 2:2). For 18-month version, a third-class honours or ordinary degree.
  • An equivalent graduate level qualification from an overseas university or equivalent institution (minimum 2:2). For 18-month version, a third-class honours or ordinary degree.
  • A graduate level professional qualification in an appropriate field of study
  • A pre-masters programme approved by Birmingham City University
  • A pre-masters programme with a minimum of 55% average

Prior experience

To be eligible for entry on to this MBA programme the student must demonstrate suitable work experience to enable them to engage with the programme and make an informed contribution to class discussions. The normal expectation is that this is equivalent to at least one year full time work experience.
This work experience will involve:
• Full time employment, or work experience obtained via internships, projects, part-time work etc.
• Experience of working with either larger and/or small-medium enterprises, and from any sector of an economy.

• Exposure to a range of different stakeholders of a business e.g. customers, co-workers, employees, competitors, suppliers, distributors.

It is important that applicants can demonstrate experience of the nature outlined above because they will be required to bring these experiences into the programme as it forms an integral part of the learning, teaching and assessment philosophy of the course.

Where an applicant has less than the equivalent of one year full time work experience then their application will be considered on an individual basis to ensure that they are able to contribute to, and benefit from, the learning, teaching and assessment methods adopted on this programme.

English Language

If you are an international student, you will need to furnish satisfactory evidence of a level of attainment in English Language commensurate with study at Master’s level in the University. In most cases, this will be a minimum TOEFL score of 575 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 average. In addition, a GMAT score of at least 500 is preferable, but is not an admissions requirement.

If you are a mature student but do not fulfil the standard entry requirements outlined above, your application will also be considered.

Direct entry to the Diploma in Management Studies stage of the programme may be available if you hold a relevant PG Certificate in Management from a UK University or overseas equivalent. These will be considered on a case by case basis.

Course Modules :

Stage 1:

  • Managing Marketing
  • Managing Financial Performance
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Managing Business Processes
  • Personal Development

Stage 2:

  • Thinking and Managing Strategically
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • International Management
  • Research Skills

Stage 3:

  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • Corporate Governance and Risk
  • Dissertation

MBA from University of Bedfordshire

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The University of Bedfordshire Business School is a member of the UK Association of Business Schools and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

This course comes with an excellent combination of core MBA disciplines such as marketing, operations management along with new subject areas such as entrepreneurship, and creativity and innovation, to understand the real picture of business life,foundation of career success in strategic management and leadership.

The class happens for three to four days per week to allow individual and group study time, and is supported by workshops and lectures by distinguished business persons, careers advice and professional development.

Approximately 20% of the MBA assessment is carried out in student groups. There are some written examinations and tests but the main assessment depends on individual written assignments reports, case study analysis and business plans prepared & submitted by the student.

Campus : Luton Campus

Course Start Date : 28th October 2013

Course Fee : £11,250

Entry Requirements :An Honors degree in any discipline from a recognized higher education institution &  IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is compulsory.

MBA International Business from University of Greenwich – Key facts

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Location: London

Course start date: 16 September 2013

MBA International Business is also for Fresher’s with no work experience.

Course Duration: 2 years which includes 1-year internship. Student can work full time anywhere in the world during internship period and get the experience.

Entry Requirements: 1st Class (60%) any stream + IELTS 6.5 Band

Fees: £12350 for the whole course; 5% discount on full fees payment

Visa duration: 2 years 4 months

Professional recognition: This programme provides associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Management.

This programme provides associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Management.

New 15 month MBA (validated by the University of Wales) at Doncaster College

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Doncaster College has introduced a new full time 15 months MBA from the prestigious University of Wales.

Doncaster College is a public funded college (government college) located in Yorkshire. The MBA course is held at the High Melton campus within the University Center which has excellent facilities including a 9 hole gold course, learning resource centre and restaurant.

Students are allowed to do part time work along with this MBA as well as bring their dependents.

The 15 month MBA, will run from September 2011 until the following December.

It will be structured for students to study year one alongside year two. As such, students will need to be aware that there will be a lot of work involved (12 assignments of 2500 words and a dissertation of 20,000 words).

Dissertation from January 2012 with a hand in date of September 2012

4 hours tutorial 1:1 to suit tutor and infill with English support if appropriate

Entry requirements:
– International students require an IELTS score of 6.5
– A good relevant UK-equivalent business degree
– Work experience in a strategic role. If students don’t have this, we can consider them if they have a relevant business degree and the potential to implement their learning in the workplace.
– All potential candidates to this course will be interviewed, by personal contact, telephone or video call.

Course fees: £7000

Start date: September 26th 2011
Finish date: December 2012

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Top 10 Universities of UK for Business and Management Studies 2012

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Here we will be starting a series of articles based on UK Universities rankings for a particular subject starting with top 10 Universities of UK for Business & Management Studies.

Recently Guardian came out with their annual list of top ranked UK universities  [University League Table 2012] based on their previous year’s performances. The Guardian also declares another list featuring various core subjects and courses taught under them at several universities and colleges of UK.

You will get to know the top university or college of UK for your desired course or study programme. This will help you a lot while filling out your application and choosing a suitable college or university in UK for further education. One can swiftly compare their favorite UK University with the others present on the list.

We would start with top 50 UK universities of UK for Business & Management Studies! However, we will review only the top 10 UK universities and colleges here.

Top 10 Universities in UK for Business & Management Studies [Covers business studies, management studies, finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management and business and administrative studies]

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Name of institution Guardian score /100
Note: Other providers that deliver courses in this subject area, but for whom there is insufficient data to calculate a ranking position, include Harper Adams UC, Cambridge, SOAS and UHI Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa); National Student Survey; Intelligent Metrix Ltd
1 Oxford 100.0
2 Warwick 97.2
3 City 94.9
4 St Andrews 89.3
5 UCL 88.3
6 Bristol 87.7
7 Strathclyde 87.2
8 Bath 85.3
9 Loughborough 82.6
10 Lancaster 82.5

 

Oxford University may have slid down to number 2 in the University League Table 2012 but when it comes to degree in Business & Management Studies, it stand on top with a Guardian score of 100! As a matter of fact, chances if you making your career 6 months after course completion are the highest with an impressive number of 86!

Right on Oxford University’s heels is Warwick University with overall score of 97.2, satisfaction score of 91% from course and 85% from teaching.  Chances of making a great career after 6 months of completion of your course at Warwick is however 77 which is quite behind Oxford.

On number three is the City University with an overall score of 94.9 and career making chances after 6 months as 64. Universities on number 4, 5 and 6 i.e. St. Andrews [one of the oldest universities of UK], UCL and Bristol boast of a score with slight difference – 89.3, 88.3 and 87.2 respectively.

Bringing up the rear are University of Strathclyde at number 7, University of Bath at number 8, Loughborough University on number 9 and on number 10 resides Lancaster University. They all come with an overall score of 87.2, 85.3, 82.6 and 82.5. Career after 6 months for these universities however is not in accordance with their rankings. For Strathclyde its 65 while for Bath University it’s slightly higher at 79 followed by score of 73 for Loughborough and 84 [the highest amongst the last four for Lancaster University!

11 Reading 81.7
12 Glasgow 79.1
12 London School of Economics 79.1
14 Exeter 78.5
15 Buckingham 77.2
16 Heriot-Watt 75.9
17 Nottingham 75.3
18 Birmingham 73.4
19 Robert Gordon 73.2
20 King’s College London 72.9
20 Leeds 72.9
22 Stirling 71.5
23 Kent 71.4
24 Sunderland 71.0
25 Edinburgh 70.9
26 Durham 70.0
27 Aston 69.5
28 Manchester 66.6
29 Leicester 66.3
29 Queen’s, Belfast 66.3
31 Cumbria 66.1
32 Lincoln 65.1
32 Cardiff 65.1
34 Oxford Brookes 64.9
34 Newcastle 64.9
36 Southampton 64.3
37 Edinburgh Napier 63.3
38 UEA 62.6
39 Liverpool 61.3
40 Northumbria 61.2
41 York 60.5
42 Trinity Saint David 60.4
43 Bradford 60.1
44 Royal Agricultural College 59.9
45 Aberdeen 59.0
46 Surrey 58.9
47 Plymouth 58.6
48 Coventry 58.2
48 Keele 58.2
50 Glamorgan 58.1
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Roehampton University- One of Its Kind Parkland University in London!

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Roehampton is a friendly and inclusive university, located in stunning parkland on the edge of central London. Roehampton is the only parkland campus university in London. Here one studies in a beautiful, peaceful and stimulating environment just half an hour away from the heart of London, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with exceptional cultural and social facilities.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended Roehampton for its academic standards and quality assurance systems. QAA has also praised the accessibility of our academic staff and the positive ways in which they respond to student needs.

Some key points about the Roehampton University in London

1. Roehampton is a LONDON university – on the border of zones 2 and 3.

2. The only parkland, single campus university in the city – all buildings are on one site.

3. On-site accommodation guaranteed for all international students if they apply before the end of June. En-suite rooms available from £105 per week.

4. Guaranteed scholarships for all in the first year of study. Minimum of £1500 (£1800 for MBA) – high achievement is £2000 (£2500 for MBA)

5. Claim better league table ranking than their competitors – higher this year than TVU / UEL /
Westminster / Kingston / Middlesex / London South Bank / Greenwich

6. Guaranteed small class sizes

Students:     8000

Of which international: 1000

Key programmes:

MBA, International Management, HRM, Marketing, Finance, Education, Therapies, Clinical Nutrition and Neuroscience, Health Sciences, Human Rights, Sports, Media

Academic Departments and Colleges

Business School
Department of Dance
Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance
Department of Education
Department of English and Creative Writing
Department of Humanities
Department of Life Sciences
Department of Media, Culture and Language
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Sciences
Graduate School

Scholarships & Bursaries:

All students at Roehampton will be awarded at least £1500 as an automatic scholarship from tuition fees. If a student is deemed to have a high academic score by the convenor, the automatic scholarship will be £2000. See here for what the university deems to be a high academic score for UG and PG.

For the MBA, this is an automatic scholarship of £1800 or £2500 for students who are deemed to have a high academic score.

The university has numerous scholarships valued at £4000 and for students who have had a Catholic education; there is also a full-fee scholarship for a number of students.

Scholarship  Name                                                                Scholarship value

Vice-Chancellor’s                                                                  £1500 (£1800 MBA)-
Scholarship

Roehampton 2025  scholarship                                        £2000 (£2500 MBA)

Sacred Heart                                                                          £4000
Scholarship

Entry Requirements – India

International Foundation Certificate
IELTS 4.5 (fast-track (5.5) plus completed Standard XII

Pre-masters
IELTS 5.5 (fast-track 6.0 plus completed a first degree in India plus awareness of the subject
through work experience or other interests.

55% average in Standard XII

70% in Maths/Science in Standard X (good boards only) or ‘pass’ in Standard XII if GCSE
Maths/Science A-C requirement

55% average in Standard XII English Language
IELTS 6.0 overall or TOEFL 550 / 79 iBT

Masters in Health Sciences – Nutrition, Neurosciences etc.

Relevant first degree
60% in final year of degree
60% or above in relevant subjects

For all other Postgraduate Programmes

Relevant first degree
55% in final year of degree (ordinary degree) or second class / division in final year of degree
(honours degree)

(Note: (for Delhi University) 52% for MSc International Management programmes)

IELTS 6.5 overall or TOEFL 575 / 89 iBT
60% in Standard XII English Language (acceptable for Management programmes only)

Research degrees – 7.0 in all sections or TOEFL 600 / 250 in CBT / 100 iBT

Relevant first or Masters’ degree
60% in final year of degree (ordinary degree) or second class/division in final year of degree
(honours degree)

(Note: (for Delhi University) 57% in the final year of degree)

2 years post graduation work experience – at least one year at managerial level either in
operational management, project management or as a team leader.

60% in Standard XII English Language

1st in London for ‘good personal relationships with teaching staff’

1st in London for ‘good environment on and around campus’

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Top UK Universities Acts as Savior for International Students for Second Masters in UK

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Indian students wishing to pursue MBA after doing their masters in UK can finally let a sigh of relief. In a recent turn of events, the top UK universities who are member of UUK [ universities UK] an apex body of Britain’s top most universities came out in full support for international students wishing to pursue their second masters in UK.

According to the new proposed rules by the British government, it was being made a little rigid for the post graduate students in UK to get their MBA degree also from UK. But according to a statement issued by the UUK chief executive Nicola Dandridge, things will become easier for the students now. The British government has withdrawn its earlier designed new rules thus making it accessible for the Indian students to apply for their second masters in the top universities of UK.

As a matter of fact, the statement made by Dandridge ‘continue to be able to move from a master’s course to an MBA’ clearly indicates the amount of support an Indian student would get from these highly famous universities of UK.

According to the British proposed new rules, a student pursuing his master’s degree from UK can move to the second master’s degree only if the university showcases that the second master’s degree is an academic advancement.

For example, a student earning his masters degree in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science [LSE] can join MBA programme at London School of Business and Finance College [LSBF] only if LSBF endorses the fact that this MBA degree is an academic progression.

There has been tension and a certain degree of unrest amongst Indian students since UK government came out with its rigid set of new rules for student visa. However, with the current turn of events and support shown by UUK will lay all their worries to rest and give them another shot at earning their MBA degree from UK only.

UUK or Universities UK currently consists of 133 member universities including the entire world’s highly ranked names like The Cambridge University, Oxford, London Business School, LSE, Imperial College and many more. Incidentally all the above top rung universities of UK are a favorite amongst Indian students.

Apply now for your student visa for UK and get a chance to earn not only one but two masters in UK in your desired college!

Benefits of Doing MBA in UK Universities

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Planning to join MBA in UK universities? This might be the wisest decision taken by you. Surely, one would have thought about joining a college back home which would be much cheaper than the high fees of an UK university. In fact, MBA from a UK college would also cost much less as compared to the university.

However, the sound reputation of the universities of UK in the world and their high end study and training facilities make up for the high costs they charge. In fact, if you want to enjoy the full experience of studying in UK and its culture then joining a UK university is advisable. It gives you a chance to interact with people of different castes and religion under one single roof!

How will you benefit by doing your MBA from UK University?

•Grant you international exposure in your desired field. It will help boost your chances of securing a job in your desired profile.

•Gives you real time work experience which comes in handy in the times of recruitment. Selectors look for trainees who already have some sound experience from a renowned firm.

•Offers you a wonderful opportunity to interact with people from various cultures. One can learn a lot about the different cultures of the world.

•MBA in UK is only of one year in duration as compared to the regular 2 year long MBA courses offered in rest of the world. That means you can save whole years worth of tuition fees and living expenses when you do your MBA from a UK university.

•Most of the UK universities are a renowned name in the world. A degree by them increases the value of your rescue in the job market.

•UK universities boast of a credible infrastructure which proves all the updated education facilities like huge classrooms, playing fields, seminar rooms, socializing options, housing options, student support programs etc.

MBA in UK Universities is an enriching experience in itself. It will prove as a milestone in your future career. Joining it would be quite good!

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