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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Master of Business Administration
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

This full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University of Southampton will give you the confidence to stand out in the fast-moving business world. You'll learn to think strategically and gain essential management skills. You'll graduate with the knowledge to lead people and organisations to face the challenges of sustainability, innovation and change in today’s volatile business environment.

You'll learn from experts whose research directly informs the course content. Our academics will show you how to apply the latest thinking to real business problems through:

  • business research
  • ‘live’ client consultancy
  • company visits
  • international study trips
  • exposure to senior business leaders

Highlights of the course include:

  • a study trip to the Netherlands and Belgium
  • a 'live' consultancy project in Brazil
  • a business project with industry clients
  • a leadership development programme (learn more in the careers section)

The programme includes 2 international trips: a study trip to Netherlands and Belgium, and a consultancy project in Brazil. These are another chance to apply your learning to practical business situations.

You’ll graduate with a wide range of business skills, the confidence to tackle problems and lead organisational change, and experience of working in an international, cross-cultural team. Our students come from a variety of professional backgrounds and many return to their sector with a view to taking on roles with greater managerial, strategic or leadership responsibilities.

    Course lead

    Your course leader is Professor Peter Rodgers, Professor of Strategy and International Management and MBA Director within Southampton Business School. His research focuses on informality within state-business relations, non-market strategies and entrepreneurship. Read Professor Rodgers’ staff profile to find out more about his work.

    Related pathways

    You'll choose 1 of 3 pathways on this course:

    • Generalist: Choose this pathway if you want to gain a broad overview of modern business and management, with skills you'll be able to apply to many different business situations.
    • Entrepreneurship: Choose this pathway if you want to develop your own business or focus on new product development. You'll gain key management skills and explore entrepreneurship in established organisations.
    • Maritime: Choose this pathway if you work, or want to work, in the maritime sector. This is ideal if you're a maritime industry consultant, if you're moving into the maritime sector from another industry, or if you're a sea-based professional moving to a shore-based role.

    Accreditations

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    Association of MBAs logo
    Association of MBAs (AMBA)
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    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logo
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

    MBA Taster Lecture

    Experience our full-time MBA with a taster lecture on 'The Role of Non-Market Strategies in Emerging Economies' from Professor Peter Rodgers.

    Course location

    This course is based at Highfield.

    Awarding body

    This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

    Download the programme specification

    The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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