School of Management, Swansea University
Swansea University Business School is committed to excellence in management education, and we have an enthusiastic and dedicated academic faculty with a wealth of industry experience. The Swansea MBA is a truly international programme with students drawn from across the world, each of whom brings unique perspectives on business culture and management priorities. Combined with an academic faculty who are thoroughly committed to an international perspective, as demonstrated by our long-standing engagement with other Business Schools across Europe and beyond, we are confident that we can offer you a first-class MBA education.
The Swansea MBA aims to enable you to achieve four key aims: deepen your understanding of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate; develop your ability to apply your knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice; drive forward your career in business and management through building up your skills to a professional or equivalent level; draw out your personal development needs to enhance your lifelong learning and enable you to work with self-direction and originality.
Taught modules: Semester 1 of The Swansea MBA programme (October to January) is designed to incorporate practical business experience into broad knowledge perspectives relating to the four main areas of business: finance, markets, people and processes. Semester 2 of the programme (February to May) is designed with two aims in mind: the integration of knowledge through its application to specific business situations, and the development of detailed knowledge of particular areas of interest. Throughout this period of the programme, analysis and interpersonal skills are developed. Independent Study: after completion of the taught element the final four months of the MBA programme provide the time for more customised exploration of areas of interest through the completion of a Management Report.
A traditional University established in 1920, Swansea is a great choice for your MBA studies: Only three hours from London, we are located in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain, yet also part of a vibrant, fast-moving city at the sharp end of the changing global economy. We have 14,000 students from over 120 countries, and our campus offers a safe and friendly study environment and excellent support for International students.
The Business School has a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere and is housed in modern, purpose built facilities with its own teaching rooms and extensive IT facilities. MBA students have access to dedicated IT facilities and from 2012 will also receive an iPad upon enrolment.
The University has excellent graduate employment rates and the Business School’s close links with high level organisations means that company visits and guest lectures are a regular feature of the programme.