This internationally-recognized MBA course is designed for practicing managers aspiring to higher positions.
The MBA course is designed as an integrated program, and balances your learning time between 75% of compulsory elements (including the final organization-based project) with 25% from optional modules. This enables you to adjust the curriculum to suit your needs. MBA modules are challenging but will always direct you towards improving your management capabilities. You will need to have some experiential knowledge at a managerial level and/or of decision-making, so that you have a practical business base on which to build your MBA learning.
You will learn to analyse, synthesise and evaluate a wide range of situations within the broad framework of organizations, their external context and internal management. Among these you will look at economic, environmental, social and technological change issues, corporate governance, markets and customers, managing resources and operations, financing organizations, management and development of people, developing information technologies for application in business and management within a global knowledge-based economy, and development of appropriate business policies and strategies within a changing context to meet stakeholder interests.
The Open University Business School is accredited internationally by the European Foundation for Management Development, through its EQUIS program; by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); and the MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). There are only about 50 business schools worldwide that have achieved all three accreditations.