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)
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
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
"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."
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form, contact York St John University admissions on T: 01904 876598
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