MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Graduates of the Glasgow MBA will benefit from the programmes strong emphasis on real world business issues and sustainable futures. This emphasis can be seen in a range of features found on the Glagsow MBA:
An important part of the Glasgow MBA is the Consultancy Week - an opportunity for you to put the theories you’ve learned during the programme into action.
During Consultancy Week projects, you will complete a project for a real company - answering a company’s business problem.
We know that career prospects and the development of transferable skills are important factors in choosing your MBA, particularly in the current economic climate. That’s why we have developed Consultancy Week. Whether you want to change fields, advance in your current role, or move into consultancy, the Consultancy Week projects help you cut your teeth in new areas while providing tangible benefits to local organisations.
Previous participating organisations include Grant Thornton, Amazon, BAE Systems, Lynnet Leisure Group, McGhees Bakeries, as well as small to medium size enterprises and charitable organisations. Projects have involved creating business plans, reviewing training provisions, conducting market analyses, looking for ways to improve productivity, improving customer relationship management activities, operational project planning, producing a distribution analysis and resource management.
Strageic Foresight is a course within the MBA programme that will help you identify and understand the key challenges that organisations face as they seek to develop sustainably in a fast changing world.
You will be introduced to a range of intellectual and disciplinary perspectives from across the social sciences and disciplines such as engineering, environmental science and medicine.
This course includes guest lecturers from successful organisations that will seek to answer key questions such as:
- Is globalisation playing out as expected?
- What degree of control do managers really have over their organisations and their people?
- To what extent are innovation and diversity really present in contemporary organisations?
- How is technology and innovation changing the shape and scope of organisations?
- How should managers react to a more uncertain world?
Previous speakers include Tom Purves, former CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Brian McBride, Managing Director of Amazon UK; Kate Armstrong, founder of Confused.com; Jacqueline Redmond, Vice President of Natural Gas Exploration Projects, Royal Dutch Shell and Sue Kershaw, Executive Head of Programme and Contract Delivery, Olympic Development Authority.
Our graduates are in constant demand and find jobs in senior management or consultancy roles very quickly. Companies and organisations that have recently hired our graduates include American Express, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Pepsi, Lloyds TSB, JP Morgan, British Gas, Nationwide Building Society, General Motors, IBM, among many others. Our graduates use their experience on the MBA to move ahead in their organisations, move into consultancy, or to make a major career change. Within 6 months of graduation, 93% of graduates find their career path or go on to further education.
The University Careers Service and the School’s own Postgraduate Support Officer aim to enhance the employability of our students and graduates, and help them to develop and make appropriate use of career management skills, thereby enhancing their ability to identify options most appropriate to them.
In addition to personal development and CV workshops, the School offers networking opportunities throughout the year, which attract students, alumni, staff, entrepreneurs and business leaders from the public and private sectors engaged in debates on important current issues, such as the economic downturn, innovation and technology, and managing high performance teams.
As a Glasgow MBA participant, you will have free membership of AMBA. Membership of the Association of MBAs will give you access to a suite of careers, networking and knowledge services that go beyond what any one individual business school can provide. AMBA has extensive links with MBA employers and executive recruitment agencies and the career and networking resources they offer will allow you to develop highly-effective.