Turning theory into practice:
The Cardiff MBA is a truly international programme with practical outputs that will equip you with the insight into business practice you need for your future in a changing global environment.
The Cardiff MBA course takes a strong international perspective in all areas.
The Cardiff MBA will provide you with evidence of personal dedication and commitment, an international orientation, presentation and communication skills and greater confidence in your overall managerial abilities.
The combination of theory and its practical application provides you with problem solving management skills of immediate and enduring value.
The MBA will develop your interpersonal skills, your business intuition, your sense of entrepreneurship and your ability to tackle everyday challenges, within a supportive environment of friendly competition and collaboration.
The Cardiff MBA is designed to provide its students with a comprehensive background in all aspects of business and management, while also providing an opportunity to focus in on a specialist area of management for those who so wish. All students study twelve compulsory modules which include the core areas of Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Operations Management.
Students then select three elective modules and also prepare a major business project. Those who choose to do so within a specialist field follow one of five pathways:
Accounting and Finance
Human Resource Management
Marketing and Strategy
Operations Management and Logistics.
Alternatively, students may follow a general route and select electives across these disciplines.
The MBA will provide you with:
The competence and the confidence to apply new knowledge to key areas of business and management
The ability to solve practical management problems by turning theory into practice
An understanding of working in an international, global, multi-cultural, diverse environment
Developed communication, self-management and time management skills
At Cardiff Business School we are aware that the majority of our students undertake postgraduate qualifications to improve their prospects in the job market. The MBA is widely regarded as the necessary business qualification to develop the skills that modern business managers need. 95% of our students go on to employment or further study after leaving us and many of our graduates hold key positions in major corporations across the globe.
Major firms regularly visit the Business School to recruit our students. Whilst studying with us you will be able to attend recruitment fairs and presentations, see our team of specialist careers advisors and gain help with CV writing, interview skills and aptitude tests, to name a few.
Suitable for graduates in a wide range of disciplines, including arts and science subjects as well as the usual business-oriented degrees.
Applications will be considered from recent graduates with an upper second class Honours degree, or higher, from an approved university or those with a similar level of qualification gained by other methods. Non-graduates with approved professional qualifications or work experience may also be considered under certain circumstances.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS exam, obtaining a minimum score of 6.5 with a sub score of 5.5 in each paper.
Next intake: September/ February each year