Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

FBLT144

Study options:

2 years part-time

 

Location:

100% online study
Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

Starting:

May 2022

 

Fees:

27,500 zł

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Course code:

FBLT144

Study options:

2 years part-time

 

Location:

100% online study
Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

Starting:

May 2022

 

Fees:

50,000 zł

Find out more

Overview

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 Guardian and Sunday Times 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.

What makes us different

Learn in Poland, with the benefits of a UK University

Coventry University, Shortlisted for University of the Year (Guardian and Sunday Times Universities Guide 2021).

A flexible MBA designed around your working life

Blended learning mixes online with in-person seminars, with twice-a-year industry Masterclasses in Coventry or Poland.

Course information

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. Polish citizens and Polish residents with a Resident Card can get a temporary discount.

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.

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Modules

Overview

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

Overview

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

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In more detail...

You will have the opportunity to develop a broad and holistic view of how businesses operate, including the impact of the external environment. You will look at an organisation from a different perspective: the organisation as a learning entity made up of individuals, as a combination of inter-related processes focused on adding value, and as a financial entity focused on creating monetary returns. You will focus on exploring the role of a manager as a strategic leader and the role managers play in organisations to develop and adapt to environment changes. As part of this course you will be required to develop approaches and solutions to work-based problems which are innovative and creative, developing the ability to be entrepreneurial in your professional practice.

This course will also focus on exploring and developing sector and role specific knowledge to support your career growth and future aspirations.

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.

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.

On successful 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.

Each 15 credit module will consist of 150 hours activities. The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study.  Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support their studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support the learning. 

You will have opportunities to collaborate with students from around the world via our online platform FutureLearn. The international nature of our course will provide you with a diverse range of experiences from Asia, Europe and Africa. 

Entry 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.

For applicants who have no experience in business, an interview will be arranged to determine suitability, with applications approved on a case-by-case basis.

English as a Foreign Language A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers. If you hold IELTS Level 6.5 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview.

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.

For applicants who have no experience in business, an interview will be arranged to determine suitability, with applications approved on a case-by-case basis.

English as a Foreign Language A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers. If you hold IELTS Level 6.5 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview.

Tuition fees

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.

Polish citizens and Polish residents with a Resident Card can get a temporary discount.

Starts

Fee


May 2022

27,500 zł (per year)


Starts

Fee


May 2022

50,000 zł (per year)


Fees By Trimester

For students commencing this course from January 2021, please note that the University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions will be updated for the 2021/2022 academic year. The updated Terms and Conditions will be sent to students in their offer letter and will be updated on the website.

Career prospects

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.