Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 

Course Code

FBLT144

Location

Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

 

Study mode

Part-time
Online/Blended

Duration

2 years part-time

Start date

September 2022
January 2023
May 2023


Course overview

Study level: Postgraduate

Are you looking for a career change or to develop your career, whether in Poland, Europe or further abroad? Considering a move into management? This MBA, a mix of Blended online and on-campus learning, will enhance your ability to respond to the needs of the modern world. A manager’s practice needs to be ethically based and culturally sensitive.

Start your journey in this globally connected industry with an MBA from Coventry University, shortlisted for UK University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2021.

The course uses blended learning and is taught in English, which will allow you to receive all the benefits of a UK university while learning in Wrocław, Poland. An MBA qualification from a top UK university will help you work towards better career prospects and salary.

The course consists of three distinct but interconnected stages:

  • Certificate - The modern enterprise and business environment – how does it work?

The Certificate phase will develop a resource-based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value creation activities.

  • Diploma - Preparing for tomorrow – what needs to change?

In the Diploma stage the focus shifts to considering the manager’s role in the development of an enterprise in response to the internal and external context, to create sustainable value.

  • Masters – Management in action – bringing about change

The Masters phase of the programme will focus more specifically on particular sectors and /or roles (including general management and leadership) depending on your chosen pathway. The emphasis will be on exploring, critically evaluating and applying a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting/ context.

As you progress, the course will help you to define and grow your personal career goals, as well as reflect on how to reach them.

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following professional bodies:

Small Business Charter (SBC)

Small Business Charter (SBC)

Coventry Business School is a recipient of the Small Business Charter (SBC) Award, and currently holds the award until 2025. The award is a mark of excellence for business schools, recognising their expertise in supporting small businesses, student entrepreneurship, and effective engagement in the local economy.


Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which has a membership of over 120 business schools and higher education providers, and supports its members in maintaining high standards of teaching and research. There is currently no intention for this membership to lapse however if this membership were not to be renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Coventry Business School is signatory to The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative


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What you'll study

The MBA is aimed specifically at current or aspiring managers who wish to develop their career prospects, whether in Poland, Europe or internationally. The course is a path to more senior management and leadership roles, helping you to define and grow your own personal career goals while offering plenty of chances to grow an international mentorship network.

The course is designed to fit around your career using blended learning, with a mix of online study and on-campus teaching at our Wrocław base in Poland.

In the course, theory is given a practical application through your own business experiences. The course aims to improve your critical thinking, responses in the face of ambiguity, and complex problem-solving. You can develop a core knowledge base of business models and concepts, as well as your leadership, financial and project management skills.

As part of a global-facing degree with teaching from the UK, you will investigate how management practice relates to wider societal, ethical and intercultural issues outside of Poland and across the global economy, as well as the challenges this can present. The aim is to develop your responsible management practice and help you climb your career ladder, developing transferable skills for Polish or other international businesses.

Please note that the modules listed are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. The University reserves the right without notice to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of courses as part of our commitment to curriculum enhancement.

Certificate Stage – The Modern Enterprise and Business Environment. How does it work? The Certificate phase will develop a resource-based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value-creation activities.
Diploma Stage Part 1 – Preparing for Tomorrow. What needs to change? In the Diploma stage, the focus shifts to considering the manager’s role in the development of an enterprise in response to the internal and external context, to create sustainable value.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

Masters Stage – Management in Action. Bringing about change. The Masters phase of the programme will focus more specifically on particular sectors and/or roles (including general management and leadership) depending on your chosen pathway. The emphasis will be on exploring, critically evaluating and applying a range of sector/role specific models and concepts within a practice setting/context.
Diploma Stage Part 2 – Preparing for Tomorrow. What needs to change? In the Diploma stage, the focus shifts to considering the manager’s role in the development of an enterprise in response to the internal and external context, to create sustainable value.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory


How you'll learn

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.

For each module, we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic semester of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 15 hours per week of study time, with the flexibility for students to study from one to two modules per academic semester.

The underlying focus is on developing your ability to think critically and strategically and to enable you to develop solutions to complex problems within an ever changing and ambiguous business environment. You can benefit from the innovative and interactive content and activities provided on our online platform FutureLearn. This opens up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world.

One of the key aims of the programme is to provide you with experiences of real-life organisations so you will also be exposed to real-life case studies, simulations and engaging guest speakers from industry who will share their expertise and experiences of developing strategy, managing change and growth in their organisations, bringing both contemporary and theoretical concepts to life.

Developing you and your future career

During your studies you will have access to professional management coaches to help you to develop and enhance your skills and capabilities and identify your career goals. After graduating we have a team who will continue to support you to further tailor your career.


Assessment

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework assignments, business plans and activities, all completed online.

As part of the degree, you will initiate and lead a change project within a practice setting. To do this successfully you will be required to apply knowledge drawn from across the course and to demonstrate the strategic thought and leadership capabilities which are core to the course.

  • On successful completion of the Certificate stage (60 credits) students will be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • On successful completion of the Diploma stage (120 credits) students will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • On successful completion of the Masters stage (180 credits) students will be eligible for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Masters level awards will be made with a ‘Distinction’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Pass’ grade.


Job ready

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the social and environmental impact of an enterprise and the need to develop ethical and responsible management practices.
  • Act in a culturally sensitive manner towards all of an enterprise's stakeholders through having an understanding of the interconnected global nature of business.
  • Demonstrate reflective practice for the development and achievement of personal career goals.
  • Critically assess the basis of an enterprise’s value creating activities and the impact of the external environment on value creation.
  • Critically assess the manager’s role in ensuring that an enterprise creates sustainable value in the context of dynamic internal and external environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically and explore potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.
  • Explore, critically evaluate and apply a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting.
  • Formulate potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems whilst acknowledging the risks and evaluating potential outcomes.
  • Initiate and lead a sector/ role specific change management project.

Entry requirements

Polish and EU requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience. We will also consider applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree but who can demonstrate significant work experience or hold professional qualifications.

English language requirements

A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers.

If you hold IELTS Level 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview.

International requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience. We will also consider applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree but who can demonstrate significant work experience or hold professional qualifications.

English language requirements

A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers.

If you hold IELTS Level 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview.


Fees and funding

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Student Full time Part time
EU Not available 28,600 zł (EU)
International Not available 52,000 zł (non-EU)

Facilities

Coventry University Wrocław will offer you a wide range of facilities to support your studies and help you succeed.

This campus offers the opportunity to study in fully equipped classrooms for interactive and collaborative teaching, IT suites purpose-built to support the needs of our students and also break out spaces.


Careers and opportunities

The wide-ranging content of this MBA offers considerable flexibility, whether you decide to specialise in one of the management disciplines or take an overview of them all.

You might decide to go into consultancy, whether joining a leading global firm or a more ‘niche’ business, specialising in a particular sector, management function or country.

During the course of your study, you will develop strong analytical skills, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are all in demand from employers in private, public, and third-sector organisations around the world.


How to apply