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Master of Business Administration (Awarded by the University of Bradford, UK)

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University Details

Over 40 Years’ Heritage of Excellence in Management Education

The University of Bradford received its Royal Charter in 1966 but its origins date back to the 1860s. The University is part of a select group of educational institutions who make up the oldest interuniversity network in the world, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Whilst research plays a prominent role the university objective of ‘Making Knowledge Work’ ensures that much of the  research is relevant to industry, commerce and the professions. This ethos extends to Bradford University School of Management where regular contact with leading employers ensures that students are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to deal with the complexities of business life.

Bradford Excellence
For more than 40 years, Bradford University School of Management has enjoyed an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching. The School of Management and its MBA programme are consistently ranked amongst the top 11 in the UK, top 25 in Europe and top 100 internationally.

Top 11 UK Business School (Financial Times 2011)
MBA ranked in the top 100 in the world (Financial Times 2011)
Part Time Executive MBA top 25 in Europe (Financial Times 2011)
The Bradford MBA is ranked 3rd in the UK for the Highest Salary Increases and 10th in the world for Value for Money (Financial Times 2012)

Objectives

  • Learn new skills which you can use straight away in the work place.
  • Be able to use the knowledge gained to advance your career.
  • Be able to develop an international business network, learning from the experiences of your peers.

Methods of Assessment

Student’s knowledge and understanding of each subject area studied will be assessed by the most appropriate means.

This will typically involve the completion of a written assignment or an exam or in some cases an assignment and an exam.

 
 
 

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Master of Business Administration degree by the University of Bradford. This degree is identical to that awarded to on-campus students. Graduates are then allowed to use the title MBA after their names.

As students progress through their studies they are eligible for various qualifications. If a student successfully completes 6 modules they can obtain a postgraduate certificate. Once a student has successfully completed 12 modules they are eligible for a postgraduate diploma. This means that if for some reason a student fails to complete the MBA their efforts are still be rewarded with a formal qualification.  

Interview With The Bradford MBA Student

 
 
 

Testimonials

 
Tey Wee Meng
2011 Graduate (Distinction)
Master of Business Administration
University of Bradford, UK
 
“I was attracted to the programme’s flexibility. Other factors that swayed me to pick the Bradford MBA were its class structure, excellent track record of consistently high global rankings and affordability. The structure suited my learning style as I prefer to understand basic concepts sufficiently before moving to more complex topic.”
 
 
Ng Pik Yee
2010 Graduate (Distinction, Gold Award)
Master of Business Administration
University of Bradford, UK

“Coming from an engineering background, I decided to pursue an MBA to gain knowledge that is beyond engineering. I believe that learning about business models and concepts will widen my perspective at work as well as prepare me for future career advancement. I chose the Bradford MBA as it has consistently ranked well in the UK, Europe and globally. Besides, the course is well-structured and fits with my work schedule.”

 

University of Bradford, UK

   

The University of Bradford received its Royal Charter in 1966 but its origins date back to the 1860's. Bradford is Britain's longest-established university-based business school. It has a very long experience of providing excellent business education and a very-known and respected name across the world. Annual Statistics show that its graduate employment record is one of the best in the UK. The university was ranked number 1 for graduate employment in the North of England by the Times Good University Guide 2005.

Since 1992, MDIS and the University of Bradford have enjoyed close collaboration and successfully introduced quality academic programmes to many students and adult learners in the region. As one of the University's strategic partners with such close collaborative ties, MDIS was approved by the University to be an Associate Institute of the University of Bradford.


 


Bradford School of Management

Bradford University School of Management is one of Europe's leading full-service business schools offering courses at undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and executive levels.

The School of Management is also one of UK's top business schools. Since 2001, the Bradford full-time MBA has consistently appeared among the world's top ranking MBA programmes by the renowned Financial Times survey. Latest ranking in Year 2007 shows the full-time MBA was ranked 10th in United Kingdom, 18th in Europe and 70th in the world. The Business Studies undergraduate programmes at the School of Management was ranked 7th in UK by the Guardian University Guide 2005.
 

The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenges accredited schools to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout our business programs. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.
The School of Management is also one of the few business schools in the UK to be awarded the prestigious EQUIS European quality accreditation for excellence in management education from the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD).
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredits all of Bradford MBA programmes (including full-time, executive part-time and distance-learning MBAs) and is recognised as one of the main guardians of MBA quality.

The Financial Times rating and the accreditation of Bradford programmes by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA assures you of Bradford's high international reputation for management education. Participants who embark on our programme can be confident of the high value that future employers will put on a qualification from the Bradford University School of Management.

Bradford School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences is the largest school in the University and aims to offer an exciting range of opportunities in teaching and research for students, staff and external collaborators. The School has developed links at local, national and international level in support of our academic vision. The School offers a wide range of taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level which lead to professional and vocational qualifications. We are committed to “Making Knowledge Work” by offering innovative programmes which are relevant to the needs of modern society. The quality of taught provision has been recognised in the UK by the Quality Assurance Agency and by many Professional and Statutory Bodies. Research excellence
has also been acknowledged externally through the Research Assessment Exercise. Our research spans understanding of basic biological mechanisms through to the application of novel therapies and delivery systems which has had direct benefit to patient care. 

Medical Sciences

The Division of Medical Sciences, which incorporates Biomedical Science, Healthcare Sciences and Clinical Science, has contributed to pioneer high-quality new developments in education, and it is recognised both nationally and internationally for the excellence of its courses and graduates. Biomedical Science involves the study of normal life processes in humans. It provides an understanding of the causes, viral or microbial agents, for example, and consequences of human disease. The methods used in the investigation and diagnosis of human disease are also explored, as well as current and experimental therapeutic strategies.

Bradford School of Engineering and Informatics

School of Engineering and Informatics has an annual turnover in excess of £12m. They have  approximately 1,100 undergraduate students in total with typically 20-70 students on each year of each course. They invest regularly in new equipment, facilities and technology, and have over 220 high-specification computers available for student use with an extensive library of specialist industry-standard software, as well as a wide range of modern equipment in support of all the individual disciplines in which the School is active.

The majority of the academic staff are active researchers, and this ensures the teaching is informed by the most up-to-date knowledge.

The School has substantial world-class research activity, including the Yorkshire Forward Centre of Industrial Collaboration (CIC) in Polymer Engineering, the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Polymer Science and Technology, a second prestigious Yorkshire Forward-funded CIC in Wireless Technologies, Hybrid Powertrain Engineering Research Centre (Hyper-C), and Research and Knowledge Transfer Centres in Micro and Nano-Technology, Sustainable Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Advanced Materials Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Engineering.

The School has been one of the Ford Motor Company’s Partner Institutions for MSc programmes since 1994, with the Ford Chair of Quality Engineering in post since 1995. Recently the University had an Academic Audit by Government Assessors, as a part of which the School’s teaching activities were subject to in-depth scrutiny. The result of this procedure was that the School was awarded the highest commendation for its teaching and support
of students.

Facts and figures

• Consistently ranked No. 1 for Graduate Employment in Yorkshire and joint 1st place in the North of England (Times Good University Guide 2008)

"Our MEng/BEng courses are all accredited by the relevant professional institutions and are informed by research activity and by industry. We regularly appear in the top 20 subjects. Engineering professional qualifications, like those of medicine, accountancy and law, are monitored by independent professional institutions. Our degree programmes at Bradford are accredited by these bodies, making it easier for our students to become Chartered after gaining suitable industrial training, experience and responsibility."

Professor Alastair Wood
Dean, School of Engineering and Informatics
University of Bradford

 

 

Full Time Accelerated Programme

Students on the full time programme complete a prescribed set of 14 modules completing 3 or 4 modules every three months. The modules are:

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Business Research
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial and Professional Development
  • Managing People
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • E-Business (cycle 2 module)
  • International Business in Emerging Economies (cycle 2 module)
  • Management of Change (cycle 2 module)
  • Marketing Communications (cycle 2 module)

After completing the 14 modules, students are required to write a 9000 word Management Project.

Please note: the modules provided may occasionally vary in order to reflect current academic and managerial interests

Part Time Programme

Students on the part time programme are expected to take two modules every three months and take 2 years to complete the MBA. 

Students on the part time programme initially study 10 compulsory modules covering key business and managerial disciplines. These modules are:

Compulsory Cycle 1 Modules

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Business Research
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial and Professional Development
  • Managing People
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

Once the students have completed the 10 core modules they are required to complete four Cycle 2 modules.

If students decide to study a Cycle 2 module(s) at Bradford or at a partner institution, a number of alternative modules are available (e.g. corporate marketing, mergers and acquisitions).

Here are a total of six Cycle 2 modules to choose from:

Elective Cycle 2 Modules

  • E-Business
  • Management of Change
  • International Business Strategy
  • Marketing Communications
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business in Emerging Economies

After completing the 14 modules students are required to write a 12,500 - 15,000 word Management Project.

 

The Bradford MBA Structure

 
Students on the accelerated  full time programme study three or four subjects (modules) every three months. Students studying on the part time programme are expected to take two modules every three months.
 
Every module contains nine study units. Students typically progress by studying one unit from each module per week. 
 
If you don't think that you have enough time to study over the 3 month period you can always choose to study just one module, lightening your workload considerably. If work or family life is particularly busy then you can even suspend your studies and restart at a later date.
 
This flexibility means that students studying in the part time programme can complete the Bradford MBA in 2 to 6 years. However, we strongly advise that those studying on our part time programmes complete two modules every three months.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Bradford Approach To Learning

 
Each module has been designed so that your understanding and knowledge is developed through using a variety of materials including face-to-face tutorial sessions, textbooks, study books, academic journal papers, video clips and podcasts.
 

 

International Study Opportunities

You may decide that you want to accelerate your studies, learn about a particular subject area, study alongside other Bradford Students or simply broaden your horizons and spend some time studying overseas.

You can do this by studying a module over three to five days at the School of Management or at any one of our partner institutions in Dubai, The Philippines, Italy and Spain. Examples of block modules taught at these locations include Corporate Marketing, International Business Studies and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Please note that attendance at some locations may be subject to availability.

 
 
 
 

Cycle 1 Module Descriptions

 

Business Accounting :

Managers are required to have an understanding of accounting and the accountant’s role within an organization. The module will provide an introduction into this area covering issues such as:

  • Interpreting and evaluating accounts
  • Profit and loss
  • Cash flow and the balance sheet
  • Investment appraisal and return on investment
  • Marginal and absorption costing
  • Ratios, comparisons and trends
  • Budgeting and control

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role and structure of the finance and control functions within an organisation
  • Use relevant financial information for control and decision making and be able to employ basic techniques to prepare, report and analyse financial data
  • Analyse and evaluate financial information and present the results in an appropriate format
 

Business Economics :

The module provides an insight into the market environment organizations operate in and how market forces can impact on an organization and the growth strategies adopted. The module covers:

  • Scarcity and choice
  • Resource allocation and markets
  • Demand and supply/cost analysis
  • Intervention in markets
  • Market structure and competition
  • Structure, conduct and performance of companies and markets
  • Market concentration and public competition policy
  • Determinants of national output/income and fluctuations in growth rates
  • Key economic variables; ouput, employment, inflation
  • Government fiscal, monetary and supply side policies
  • Exchange rates and the balance of payments
  • Globalisation, international trade and international investment

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in the use of economic concepts
  • Understand how markets work and how market forces affect organisations
  • Understand the growth strategies organisations can adopt
  • Understand how national and international economic policy can influence organisations
 

Business Ethics and Sustainability :


The module will draw on current research and business practice in order to provide students with an insight into some of the major issues facing organisations today. The module covers:
  • The foundations of the debate surrounding business ethics and sustainability
  • What do we mean by business ethics, sustainability, sustainable development, corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility?
  • Traditional and contemporary ethical theory
  • The duties and responsibilities of businesses
  • Corporations, states and the civil society and the firm as a political actor
  • The international, national and regional regulatory environment and codes of practice
  • State or self-regulation and the risks of non-compliance
  • Stakeholders: shareholders, employees, consumers, suppliers, competitors, the civil society and government
  • Future perspectives on ethics and sustainability

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of current business problems in relation to business ethics and sustainability, informed by current research and business practice
  • Understand techniques associated with business ethics and sustainability
  • Tackle and solve business ethics and sustainability problems
 

Business Research :

In order to assess new business opportunities or potential future strategies, managers need to be able to conduct business research in a systematic and objective manner. In addition to this when faced with the results from business research, managers also need to have the required skills to analyse the evidence presented to them. With this in mind the module covers:

  • Qualitative and quantitative approaches to business research
  • Creating a suitable research sample
  • Analysing research results
  • Drawing and then testing the findings emerging from business research
  • Interpreting and presenting research results
  • The ethics of business research

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Critique the quality of business research design
  • Design, conduct and present sound business research
  • Manage business research data applying the appropriate concepts and techniques
 

Corporate Finance :

The module draws on some of the issues previously discussed in the Business Accounting module consolidating and further developing your knowledge of financial decision making. You will consider how capital markets operate, how companies are valued on and how the wider business environment can impact on financial managers operations. The module covers:

  • An overview of financial management considering investment and financing decisions, share holder value analysis and strategic investment
  • Valuing organisations
  • Financial strategies - short term and long term finance and working capital management
  • Do dividends matter? - dividend policy
  • Using debt finance - long term and short term debt instruments
  • Measurement of gearing - impact on shareholder value and the required return
  • Shareholder return requirements

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate subject specific skills in financial management
  • Value organisations and advise on different methods of financing organisations
  • Understand the capital markets function and the role of the financial manager
 

Managerial and Professional Development :

This module encourages students to adopt an independent and reflective approach to learning and development enabling students to develop an awareness of their own and others' development needs. The module covers:

  • The role of learning and development in organisations
  • The critical role of managerial skills
  • Learning: approaches and models
  • Principles of personal development
  • Professional and management development
  • Career Development
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Reflective practice

At the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts of reflective learning, managerial and professional development
  • Manage your own (and others) development effectively, supporting reflective practice and learning
  • Assess your own and others learning and development needs and identify resources and opportunities to address them.
 

Managing People :

Managers need to be able to understand how to manage one of their most valuable and important resources - their employees. In order to investigate this subject the module draws on several disciplines including organisational behaviour, organisational psychology and human resource management. The result is a module which provides a comprehensive insight into those factors which influence human behaviour within the work environment. The module covers:

  • Personality, perception, motivation and job satisfaction
  • Group and team work
  • Management and leadership
  • Transactional and transformational leadership
  • Organisational culture, structure and design
  • Conflict, power and politics within the organisation
  • Communications within the organisation

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of behaviour in organisations, the causes, consequences and management of behaviour within an organisation
  • Have a sound understanding of the links between organisational behaviour, organisational theory and human resource management
  • Apply your knowledge to analysing problems/issues in the workplace, findings solutions to these problems and communicating these solutions.
 

Marketing :

The module provides an insight into just what marketing and outlines fundamental marketing theories managers need to be aware of. In addition to this the module considers the relationship between market analysis, organizational opportunities and threats, marketing strategies and tactics. The module covers issues such as:

  • What is the marketing concept?
  • Analysing the market environment and marketing planning
  • Consumer and organisational buying behaviour
  • Segmenting the market, targeting customers and positioning the product
  • Marketing tactics - the marketing mix
  • Product portfolio analysis and the product life cycle
  • Branding and communicating with the market
  • Marketing channels - distributors and retailers
  • Pricing strategies
  • Marketing in an international environment

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Understanding the key marketing principles and concept
  • Apply marketing theory to a real situation
 

Operations Management :

The module looks at what is known as the 'conversion process' focusing on how materials and products are processed within the organisation. The module covers:

  • The framework for operations management and the functional interfaces
  • The issues of values, variety and design
  • Design operational systems
  • The workings of an organisation
  • Capacity management and operational planning
  • Quality management
  • Purchasing and layout
  • Contemporary issues in operations management

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Understand the key issues of operations management and be able to consider these concepts across all organisational situations
  • Draw on your operational knowledge refining yoru operational analysis, problem solving and decision making skills.
 

Strategic Management :

This module aims to develop an understanding of the changing practice of strategic management within an often highly volatile business environment. The module covers:

  • Varying perspectives on strategy, strategic management and strategic decision making
  • An understanding of the dynamic business environment
  • Strategy formation, organisational planning and positioning
  • Creating and sustaining a competitive advantage and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Value chain analysis
  • Company culture and its impact on management strategy

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Understand the varying strategic perspectives
  • Use key strategic theoretical concepts, models and frameworks
  • Assess the importance of structure, design and culture on the working environment and the organisations strategic management activities.
 

Cycle 2 Module Descriptions

 

E-Business (Full & Part time students):

This module will investigate the highly contemporary areas of e-commerce and e-business considering the implications these developments may have for new and existing businesses. Further to this you will development the skills required to introduce and manage the 'e-business' strategy of an organisation. This module covers:

  • Understanding E-commerce and E-business
  • E-commerce technology
  • Apply E-commerce (e.g. search engines, social networks, blogs)
  • Barriers to E-commerce (e.g. security, data encryption)
  • Analysing business models
  • Public policy and legal issues impacting on E-commerce and E-business
  • New management, strategic thinking and future technologies

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the core E-business concepts
  • Critically analyse E-business
  • Practically apply the knowledge learnt in order to develop and make recommendations on the E-strategy adopted by an organisation
 

International Business Strategy (Part time students):

This module develops a comprehensive understanding of the major issues that businesses are confronted with when operating in international markets. The module covers:

  • The implications for strategic management of major changes in trade and investment patterns
  • The globalisation process
  • The importance of differences in institutional and cultural systems in international business
  • Foreign direct investment and the internationalisation process
  • Foreign market entry modes
  • The importance of the business environment, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship on international business strategies
  • HQ and subsidiary relations and managing collaborative relations
  • Corporate social responsibility and the strategic management of multi-national corporations

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Understand the complex nature of the international business environment and how this impacts on the strategic management of multi-national enterprises
  • Understand how firms pursue the internationalisation process
  • Understand how organisations develop market entry strategies and how these strategies may vary.
  • Understand the importance of innovation, learning and technology transfer for developing competitiveness in international markets
  • Appreciate the importance of institutional cultural diversity for strategic management

 

Marketing Communications (Full & Part time students):

In a world where organisational stakeholders are bombarded each day with numerous messages there is a need to ensure that your organisation communicates with the right stakeholders in the most efficient and effective way. This module will help you achieve this introducing the concepts and theories that will enable you to develop integrated marketing communications. The module covers:

  • Analysing integrated marketing communications
  • Advertising theory and management
  • Personal selling and negotiation
  • Below the line promotions
  • Public relations
  • Branding and design

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key theories and concepts associated with integrated marketing communications in contemporary commercial and consumer markets 
  • Develop an integrated marketing communciations strategy recognising the strengths and limitations of the various methods.
 

Management of Change (Full & Part time students):

The dynamic nature of the current business environment means managers have to deal with change on an almost daily basis. In spite of this few managers have a sound understanding of how to manage change. During this module you will be able to reflect on your own experiences considering why change may be needed within organisations and how managers can successfully introduce and then manage change. The module covers:

  • The nature of change
  • Cultures for change
  • Drivers of change
  • Reactions to change
  • People and change
  • Leadership of change
  • Models of change

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Understand the change process, your own and others responses/reactions to change and how these reactions might be modified.
  • Identify environmental influences on change
  • Assess the implementation of change within organisations

 

Entrepreneurship (Part time students only):

This module is designed to introduce you to the concept of entrepreneurship and to equip you with the knowledge and skills to engage with the entrepreneurial process. You will emerge from the module with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship to the economy, the role of the entrepreneur and the unique problems that new businesses face.

You will also learn the skills that will enable you to develop ideas into concepts, test these through feasibility analysis and develop business plans for new ventures. The module covers:

  • Defining and understanding enterprise, entrepreneurship & innovation.
  • Managerial versus entrepreneurial mindsets. Skills attitudes and behaviours associated with entrepreneurs and developing entrepreneurial skills.
 

International Business in Emerging Economies (Full & Part time students only):

This module has been designed for those who intend to work in or are interested in international business development whether as managers, consultants or entrepreneurs - all within the context of emerging markets. You will investigate the workings of subsidiary operations in emerging economies (e.g. Central and Eastern Europe, China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Central and South East Asia) and gain an understanding of the fundamental issues confronted by foreign firms competing in newly opened and dynamic markets. In order to develop this knowledge the module draws on a mixture of theory and practice which you will find intellectually challenging and which will provide a sound basis for further career development. The module contains:

  • An introduction to emerging markets
  • Economic and political reform
  • Foreign direct investment and outsourcing
  • Entry strategy
  • Brownfield and privatisation acquisitions / restructuring in the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Managing equity in international joint ventures in Asian markets
  • Subsidiary development and entrepreneurship
  • Social networking
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate staffing and localisation
  • Emerging market multinationals / internationalism

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the complex nature of the emerging market political, socio-cultural and economic environment and the ability to understand how this impacts on the strategies and tactics of foreign multinationals operating in emerging markets
  • Identify and understand the reasons for alternative ways of entering and developing emerging markets
  • Understand foreign subsidiary development and corporate entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
 

Management Project

At the end of the taught studies students are required to put into practice what they have learnt during the various modules and complete a 12,500 – 15,000 word management project. The Bradford University School of Management appreciate that the reason why students want to do an MBA varies considerably. As a result of this students have a great deal of flexibility in their management projects. For example, a student may wish to reflect on your academic learnings and apply them to a problem currently facing the organization they work for. Alternatively, students may wish to investigate an issue effecting not just one organization but an entire industry, or you may wish to conduct what we call desk based research – really getting to grips with all the academic arguments and issues surrounding a subject area in order to develop a new management framework.

 

Study Materials & Support

Each module has been designed so that your understanding and knowledge is developed through using a variety of materials including face-to-face tutorial sessions, textbooks, study books, academic journal papers, video clips and podcasts.


Printed Materials
For each module you will receive a textbook and a high quality study book containing essential study notes, case studies and short exercises to develop your understanding. The study books are written by academics from Bradford University School of Management many of whom are world leading authorities in their subject area. Each study book contains:

  • Nine study units, with each unit designed to develop your understanding of a particular subject area
  • A series of short case studies and exercises reinforcing key principles and ideas and demonstrating how academic theory can be put into practice
  • Clear guidance on accessing additional learning materials that will help reinforce your understanding and knowledge
 
Tutorial Workshops
 
For each module we ensure that you gain a sound understanding of the key concepts and theories through providing between 20 (part time programme) and 30 (full time programme) hours of tutorial support. All MDIS based tutors are subject to rigorous Bradford University School of Management vetting procedure. Further to this, each year a number of modules are taught by faculty from Bradford University School of Management.
 
The Virtual Learning Environment
 
Bradford University School of Management uses a virtual learning environment called Blackboard. Each module you study will have a dedicated Blackboard site containing:
 
  • A copy of the module study book
  • Guidance on the assessment used for the module
  • Powerpoint slides and audio recordings (where available) taken from Bradford based MBA lectures
  • Film from three key on-site lectures (where available)
  • Key reading selected by Bradford academics from leading academic journals, trade publications and broadsheet newspapers
  • Selected audio and video clips helping to reinforce your knowledge and understanding of particular subject areas
  • Additional non-compulsory readings enabling you to advance your understanding
  • A comprehensive bank of multiple choice questions allowing you to monitor your knowledge and get instant feedback on your understanding and progress

Library Resources

As a Bradford MBA student you will be able to access a broad range of textbooks and additional learning resources from the MDIS library. Furthermore you will have complete access to Bradford University’s online library resources. Hence wherever you are in the world you can access thousands of academic journals, market reports and textbooks all from your computer.

Effective Learning Service

It may be some time since you last studied for a formal qualification and so some of your key learning skills such as essay writing, critical analysis and revision may require some attention. The Bradford University School of Management Effective Learning Service can provide you with all the help you need to overcome such obstacles. Quick Read leaflets are available with titles such as ‘How to Improve Your Marks’ and ‘5 Stage Report Writing Structure’. A variety of additional information is available and you can even have a one-to-one consultation with our Effective Learning advisor.

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

Structure and Duration


Full-Time Programme (for International students only)

  • Completed in 15 months
  • 14 modules and a final management project
  • Lessons are conducted 5 days a week
  • Approximately up to 2 modules are delivered by Bradford School of Management Professors. Further to this, all modules are supported by locally based academics each of who have been through Bradford School of Management's comprehensive approval process
  • Bradford Professors regularly visit MDIS to conduct project seminar sessions and student briefings
 

Commencement Date


Class Intakes for 2015

 
Course Commencement Date Completion Date
15 months Full-Time Programme April 2015 July 2016
  October 2015 January 2017
 

Fees:

: : Application Fee            S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees            S$34,240.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

 
 

Entry Requirements

The Bradford MBA recruits intelligent, highly motivated managers. All applications are dealt with by the School of Management and our partner institution MDIS. Representatives from MDIS will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

The standard entry criteria for the MBA is:

  • A formal academic qualification (i.e. a first degree from an approved university: UK degree minimum 2:2 (honours); European degree gross percentile average (GPA) of 2.5 out of 4.0 or 6.5 out of 10, or overall average of 70 from 100 percent – or an acceptable professional qualification).
  • Candidates must have at least 3 years’ postgraduate managerial experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.
  • Evidence of numeracy and literacy competences.
  • An approved test in English if it is not the applicant’s first language*.
  • GMAT of 600. If you do not have this you will be asked to take the Bradford Test – a short online exercise to assess your numerical and verbal reasoning.

GMAT score of 600 or above within the last 2 years. If you do not have a GMAT score we will arrange for you to take the Bradford Test, which is an online assessment of numerical and verbal reasoning.

*If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 on IELTS test (with no sub-text less than 5.5), or a score of 94 in the internet-based TOEFL (with minimum scores of Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17), or 60 in the PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic).

Age Requirement

Applicants must be of age 21 and above

 

 
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  • Dida Chahal, Team Leader for programmes in the School of Management and School of Social & International Studies - c.chahal@bradford.ac.uk, +44 1274 2333067
  • Phil Hiley, Team Leader for programmes in the School of Health and School of Life Sciences – p.hiley@bradford.ac.uk, +44 1274 2333156
  • Sarah Geggie. Team Leader for programmes in the School of Engineering and Informatics – s.geggie@bradford.ac.uk , + 44 1274 2333157

Bradford Admissions Policy

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

  • MDIS Application Form
  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150, 000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement. You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

Structure and Duration

 

Part-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • Can be completed in 2 - 6 years
  • 14 modules and a final management project
  • For each module lessons are conducted twice a week
  • Each year approximately up to 2 modules are delivered by Bradford School of Management Professors. Further to this, all modules are supported by locally based academics each of who have been through Bradford School of Management's comprehensive approval process
  • Bradford Professors regularly visit MDIS to conduct project seminar sessions and student briefings

 

Full-Time Programme 

  • Can be completed in 15 months
  • 14 modules and a final mangement project
  • Lessons are conducted 5 days a week
  • Approximately up to 4 modules are delivered by Bradford School of Management Professors. Further to this, all modules are supported by locally based academics each of who have been through Bradford School of Management's comprehensive approval process
  • Bradford Professors regularly visit MDIS to conduct project seminar sessions and student briefings
     
 

 Commencement Date


Class Intakes for 2015

 
Course Commencement Date Completion Date
24 months Part-Time Programme April 2015 March 2017
  October 2015 September 2017
15 months Full-Time Programme April 2015 July 2016
  October 2015 January 2017
 

Fees:

 
: : Application Fee                   S$53.50
 
Part-Time Programme
: : Tuition Fees                 S$28,034.00
: : Non-Tuition Fees        S$      427.10
Total                                  S$28,461.10
 
Full-Time Programme
: : Tuition Fees                S$29,906.50
: : Non-Tuition Fees        S$    719.40
Total                                 S$30,625.90
 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.
 

Entry Requirements

The Bradford MBA recruits intelligent, highly motivated managers. All applications are dealt with by the School of Management and our partner institution MDIS. Representatives from MDIS will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

The standard entry criteria for the MBA is:

  • A formal academic qualification (i.e. a first degree from an approved university: UK degree minimum 2:2 (honours); European degree gross percentile average (GPA) of 2.5 out of 4.0 or 6.5 out of 10, or overall average of 70 from 100 percent – or an acceptable professional qualification).
  • Candidates must have at least 3 years’ postgraduate managerial experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.
  • Evidence of numeracy and literacy competences.
  • An approved test in English if it is not the applicant’s first language*.
  • GMAT of 600. If you do not have this you will be asked to take the Bradford Test – a short online exercise to assess your numerical and verbal reasoning.
GMAT score of 600 or above within the last 2 years. If you do not have a GMAT score we will arrange for you to take the Bradford Test, which is an online assessment of numerical and verbal reasoning.

*If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve the following minimum scores
from one of the following recognised tests:
 
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
  • Internet-based TOEFL:

          For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20,
          Writing – 17;
          For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening –          21,   Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or

  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51
 
Age Requirement

Applicants must be of age 21 and above

 
 
 
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  • Dida Chahal, Team Leader for programmes in the School of Management and School of Social & International Studies - c.chahal@bradford.ac.uk, +44 1274 2333067
  • Phil Hiley, Team Leader for programmes in the School of Health and School of Life Sciences – p.hiley@bradford.ac.uk, +44 1274 2333156
  • Sarah Geggie. Team Leader for programmes in the School of Engineering and Informatics – s.geggie@bradford.ac.uk , + 44 1274 2333157
 
 
 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services

  1. STUDY LOANS
     

    Organisation Contact Number Website
    TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
    DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
    Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

  2. CREDIT CARD INTEREST FREE 0%  INSTALMENT PLANS

    For All Programmes (Available in 6, 12 or 24 months)

    Organisation Contact Number Website
    Standard Chartered
    Bank
    Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
    DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
    Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
    UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
    OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
    Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
    POSB Tel:  1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
    Bank of China Tel:  1800 669 5566 http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

 
 
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Duration of Course | Full-time: 15 Months, Part-time: 24 months
Award | MASTERS
COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intakes for 2015

Full and Part Time Programme
April and October
CONTACT DETAILS  
 
TEL [65] 6247 9111/6372 1000
 

 

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