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The University of Southampton

Specialist MBA for education professionals now available in Southampton

Published: 21 November 2003

Education professionals can now study for a specialist MBA at the University of Southampton.

The new 'education stream' on the MBA focuses on the current issues of management and leadership within the broad field of education and seeks to meet the needs of current or aspiring senior managers.

Head of the School of Education, Professor Nick Foskett said: "The dominant theme in the programme is the management of educational systems to raise pupil, student and trainee achievement in the context of the rapidly changing political and operational environments of education and training. The stream draws strongly on the existing professional experience of participants, and seeks to equip course members with a wide range of managerial, intellectual and practical skills to enhance their performance as leaders and managers in education."

Director of MBA Development, Dr Roger Plant said: "The education stream is part of a continuing policy to provide management education with specific specialist interest areas, the first being entrepreneurship. The School of Management is actively exploring other specialisms such as Arts and Environmental Management."

An independent survey has ranked the University of Southampton's MBA course among the top 30 in Europe. The Economist Intelligence Unit published its league table of the top hundred MBA full-time programmes in the world, following an extensive survey of students using the key factors they use when choosing a business school.

Notes for editors

  1. The University of Southampton's School of Management has an international reputation for academic and teaching excellence, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Accounting, Banking, Corporate Risk, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Management Sciences and Risk Management. In October 2000 the national Quality Assurance Agency graded the School as 'excellent' in the assessment of its teaching quality for Higher Education.
  2. The School achieved a score of 23 out of a possible 24. Its PhD programme was awarded mode 'A' recognition by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The School now has over 700 students representing over 50 countries enrolled on its programmes, and over 40 full-time staff to teach them.
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