Dr. Brenden D. Tempest-Mogg (Dean of the MBA Program) ~ Oxford Business Alumni, Said Business School (University of Oxford) ASKS:
- What is it you want out of your business (or your career in business)?
- Can you raise your game from operational competence to managerial excellence?
- Are you looking to consolidate your knowledge, experience and learning into practical outcomes?
Then consider Warnborough College (Ireland) and join a great worldwide network of forward thinkers.
- Experienced managers looking to expand and use their knowledge to problem-solve and codify their experiences into a qualification.
- The Warnborough Master of Business Administration (MBA) gives you the solid foundation needed in today’s dynamic and aggressive business environment. Its strong core subject areas will equip you for everyday contingencies and the successful running of your business.
- Top-up from the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management
- MBA by Research/Projects/Publication (each link opens in a separate window)
- MBA by Instruction (see below)
- Study by Distance Learning and take some modules onsite in Canterbury or at our Learning Centres around the word.
Program Structure / Modules
The MBA program has been designed for serious business executives who cannot take the time to attend a traditional residential program, but who wish to enhance their business skills and gain a useful qualification.Yet the final residential workshop will help you to improve your skills and provide excellent networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world.
MBA Core Modules
MBA701 Managing Learning (6 credits)
This module aims to offer a level playing field for students with varying learning styles and diverse experiential and/or academic backgrounds by cultivating a universal business and learning skills base.
MBA705 Managing Organisations (12 credits)
Understanding behaviour within organisations provides managers with the knowledge and tools to manage individuals, teams, and the organisational culture and structure. Learn essential management theories, motivation, leadership, problem solving, and organisational design. This module also incorporates change management.
MBA713 Management Accounting and Finance (12 credits)
Effective managers need a basic grounding in the theoretical and practical concepts of accounting to help them become better equipped to deal with problems concerning stock and bond prices, different transactions, taxes, credit analyses, and other accounting issues.
MBA718 Business Statistics and Analysis (8 credits)
This module will explain the range of business statistical data and information that is produced, analysed, compared and presented to the respective internal and external stakeholders of the business organisation and in the process of planning, control and decision-making; quantitatively and qualitatively.
MBA723 Economics for Managers (12 credits)
This module looks at the economic foundations of managerial decision-making. Areas covered include demand and cost theory and price determination in competitive and monopoly markets, advanced pricing strategies, market structure and competitive strategy, and the welfare-economic foundations of business regulation.
MBA742 Managing Marketing (12 credits)
Marketing is at the heart of every business. This module examines the nature and purpose of marketing by focusing on the core marketing principles. Topics include customer orientation, market evaluation and targeting opportunities, consumer behaviour, market research, and the importance of integrating product and service decisions with those on pricing, distribution and promotion.
MBA767 Managing People (8 credits)
Managers deal with people in every-day human resources management tasks. Areas covered include self-diagnosis and learning for management development, job design and specification (competencies), team development, appraisal systems, and understanding “managerialisms” and leadership.
MBA779 Managing Operations (8 credits)
(This is a discipline which underpins the day-to-day running of a business. The module addresses issues which integrate operations with those in other functions. Operational research forms a constructive framework for understanding and analysing the function and management of operational systems and beyond.
MBA794 Managing Strategy (8 credits)
This module explores the nature of modern business and the challenges facing managers in today’s business environment. Strategic approaches and managerial policy formulation processes are examined from corporate mission and objectives through to strategy implementation.
Final Project (18 credits)
Includes Project Management concepts. This is a Customised Project or Thesis (with prior College approval) which is aimed at consolidating all the knowledge learnt in the previous modules into an applied outcome.
Electives (8 credits each)
MBA712 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
This module examines all aspects of a new business venture. Learners will construct a well-organised business plan by applying a range of templates, techniques and approaches for completing the various components, including a market analysis, competitive assessment, sales and marketing strategy, and financial model.
MBA772 Business Law and Ethics
Shrewd managers will need a basic understanding of the laws that relate to business such as contracts, torts, product liability, business structures, and employment law. The modern business needs to be governed by ethics, and this topic will also be covered in this module.
MBA782 Culture and International Business
This module recognises that culture and the planning for cultural complexities are necessary strategies required to achieve international business success. Whereas the need to manage such variables in a diverse and dynamic global environment relies on the organisation’s ability to properly manage across borders and culture.
MBA Residential Workshop & Networking
This short residential programme is a requirement for the course, and provides an opportunity to meet colleagues.
Students will take part in workshops, seminars, games, simulations and other activities. The emphasis of the residential is to consolidate learning and apply concepts in practice. Venues will vary and may be held in the UK or overseas depending on the location of our Academic Partners.
Other bonuses include welcome and farewell dinners, local excursions, and visits to local businesses. Accommodation will be in 4 or 5 star hotels. The Residential will cost between €500 to €1000 for three days depending on the location. There is a €100 registration fee (non-refundable) required for all attendees.
For the award of the MBA degree, 120 ECTS credits must be successfully completed and participation in the MBA Workshop and Networking event.
This program is conducted via distance learning. There are online study materials available for each module. Students have access to a personal tutor for each individual module. An industry internship needs to be organised locally by the student for at least 6 months, if the student is not already working. The MBA is also available through some of our Academic Partners.
The program is run by the Faculty of Business and Management with a core of experienced and highly-qualified mentors. Each Learning Centre has its own staff who are vetted by Warnborough College, with quality assurance checks carried out annually. Course materials are provided online and textbooks are recommended, but suitable alternatives in the topic may be used. All candidates should have access to the Internet.