Focusing on employability and enhancing your abilities, this course will also help develop your general communication and interpersonal skills, making it perfect for early career professionals and graduates. It will also help you to better articulate your skills, abilities and achievements to create a personal development portfolio for use in your CV and job applications.
Emphasis is placed on gaining an advanced and applied understanding of the key aspects of international business, enabling you to converse with global business through practical application and contemporary theory.
- An early career MBA, ideal for recent graduates or those with no managerial experience.
- A key focus of the course is on enhancing transferable skills, as well as helping you to articulate your abilities and achievements in a way to grab employers’ attention when applying for jobs.
- You will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive business talks and events, enabling you to build a network of industry contacts.
- You will be able to benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature.
- Principles of Business Finance
- Developing Enterprise
- Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success
- Business Across Cultures
- Strategic Management
- Leadership and Culture in Organisational Contexts
- Professional Field Experience (15 month option only) - This module requires students to participate in a self-organised internship / social innovation project / volunteering / short commercial assistance that entails a minimum of 30 hours of work (conducted any time between June – August each summer).
Plus choose one elective module from the following:
- Project Management (a core module on the 12 month programme)
- International Marketing
- Sustainable Business
Plus choose one of the following:
Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.
Teaching and assessments
Teaching is delivered through a mix of formal lectures, more informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. A number of modules use in-course situations to encourage deeper learning and develop on-the-job skills of future managers and entrepreneurs. Assessment is usually through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, elevator pitches, essays, reports and exams.
This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.
In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.
Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2
In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your Entrepreneurship Project or Executive Company Project. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.
In the final semester of this course, you will have the option to complete the Executive Company Project, the Consultancy project or the Entrepreneurship Project. Each of these projects are offered as an alternative to a traditional theory-based dissertation, giving you the chance to apply your knowledge and experience to a specific project for an organisation, so you can gain real-world experience while studying.
On previous Executive Company Projects, students have gathered content for Leicester City Council to help promote Leicestershire as an attractive destination for investment, while others have worked with Scraptoft Golf Club to provide a full commercial analysis and recommendations for a marketing strategy for its new facility.