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Demand for better business leaders prompts Business School to launch MBA

Demand for better qualified business leaders and managers has prompted one of Yorkshire’s newest business schools to launch a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme.

York St John University Business School was formed two years ago and has been offering high quality business courses for 15 years as the Faculty of Business and Communication. This month it welcomes its first MBA students.

Jackie Mathers, Dean of York St John Business School, said:

"The recent economic downturn has led some businesses in the region to downsize their workforce. This means that some workers are being given new responsibilities and opportunities. One way in which they can make the most of their new circumstances is to gain a deeper understanding of business and enhance their skills through education. We already provide a number of Masters courses and the MBA is a natural extension of our course portfolio.

"The launch of our MBA is great news for the Yorkshire economy. Like many of the courses available at the Business School it has already attracted students from throughout the UK as well as overseas – many of whom tend to stay in the region following their study period."

Christine Mortimer, newly appointed head of the MBA programme said:

"The MBA aims to develop a broad understanding of a range of business functions and how they perform at operational and strategic levels. There is a strong emphasis on the application of theoretical knowledge in the workplace with students developing, managing and implementing projects with local businesses. The course is ideal for people working in small and medium sized businesses as well as larger and international organisations."

The MBA can be taken either full-time on an intensive 12-month programme or part-time (over two to five years). There will be one intake each year in September. Modules include Environmentally Sustainable Business, International Finance, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management Skills, International Business Strategy, International Trade and Globalization, Managing Corporate Reputation, and Design in Business.

Christine explains:

"The international elements of the programme enable students to develop and deepen their understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by globalisation – an increasingly important aspect of today’s business world.

"Innovation, creativity and design are also key to business success.  That’s why we’ve introduced optional modules that aim to develop an understanding of the management of innovation and creativity in a commercial context, and the notion of how concepts and design are essential but often misunderstood elements of successful businesses.

"The MBA has been designed with the needs of today’s businesses in mind.  It will provide students with opportunities to improve their management skills, build self-confidence and self-assurance, communicate more effectively, and develop their analytical, critical and decision-making skills – making an effective contribution to the workplace."

For further information or an application form, contact York St John University admissions on T: 01904 876598 E: admissions@yorksj.ac.uk

For further information please contact Amy Hall, PR & Communications Officer on T: 01904 876466 or E: a.hall@yorksj.ac.uk