Global Business operations
Public & Community
About Karl Bygrave
Karl completed the Bournemouth MBA and is now a
Director at international cosmetics company, Lush Limited.
His role has evolved and he currently looks after business
development in the Middle East, where he is responsible
for building and coaching management teams and advising
on Intellectual Property matters.
Why did you choose to study
for an MBA at BU?
“I have been fortunate enough to gain a wide variety of work
experience but I felt I lacked formal recognition of my skills.
The Bournemouth MBA was both a way of checking how
my experience stacked up and a validation. It also enabled
me to learn new skills, interact with other managers and see
how others do business.”
“I had considered other business schools but the scope of
the course at BU suited me, and because I was able to study
part-time, I could always balance work, study and family life.”
What work experience and
qualifications did you have
before studying for the MBA?
“I was lucky enough to have been given large responsibilities
in my job from a young age and so I felt I had a broad range
of experience, although predominately in one industry sector. Contents
I had taken a number of management courses but none carried
a qualification, so I came to the MBA with only five GCEs, The Bournemouth MBA 04
my work experience and a lot of enthusiasm.”
Programme Structure 06
How did you adapt to
studying again? Industry Specialism Overview 10
“I really didn’t know what to expect and was quite worried
About BU 12
at first but you quickly get into a routine. The main thing is
to realise that the advice given by the lecturers about About the Schools 13
handling deadlines should be listened to. You have to set
The Bournemouth MBA is not your average ‘off the peg’
aside enough time to be able to keep up with the work.” Resources and Facilities 14
programme. Developed in response to the needs of “I had young children through the time I was studying, so getting International Students 15
businesses, our MBA has been carefully tailored to specific some peace and quiet at home was probably the biggest issue.
The final dissertation also required me to shut myself away; Fees & Funding 16
industry sectors. A core programme provides comprehensive
fortunately BU had the facilities that enabled me to do this.”
knowledge and skills in business and management, MBA Accommodation 17
before extending into one of several industry specialisms What have you gained through Fact File 18
bespoke to: Financial Services, Global Business operations, your MBA?
Media, Public & Community and Tourism. “I have more confidence in my own ability. I had not gone How to Apply 19
to university so I only had my experience to go on, but the
Bournemouth MBA showed me that my experiences were valid
With academic expertise drawn upon from across BU’s and my decision-making skills were sound. The Bournemouth
six Schools, our professional accredited MBA is constantly MBA helped my career progress enormously, and it also gave
me the opportunity to gather advice from fellow MBA students
evolving to ensure it remains at the forefront of change and on their areas of expertise.”
advancement in all sectors and provides a perfect fit for you
and your career development.
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A traditional MBA... ...but with a silk lining.
A traditional MBA The Bournemouth MBA
All MBA programmes should be demanding, challenging and focus on general
Whilst traditional lectures have their place, we believe the most effective learning
1 business concepts and skills from across all the key disciplines. It should connect
theory delivered in the lecture theatre to practical application in day-to-day
1 occurs in the more practical elements, such as case study analysis, business
simulations with guest lectures, and workshops delivered by leading practitioners.
Our core programme will help equip you with the latest business and managerial
An MBA involves thorough training, assignments, reports, presentations,
skills, and is complemented by a range of tailored specialisms in key industry sectors.
2 and group projects; all of which equip you with the necessary abilities to handle
real-life business scenarios. You will be set apart from those lacking in such expertise,
developing you into a leader in your chosen field.
2 This will develop you into a stronger, highly valued manager that will attract the
attention of the very best employers, whether you are looking to progress further
within your current firm or seeking a new career.
Our guest lectures, seminars and symposiums give rise to a whole range of
3 Networking is one of the most valuable aspects of an MBA programme,
providing you with skills, knowledge and job prospects. 3 networking opportunities, vital to today’s businesses. Alongside your lecturers and
peers, these events will enable you to create a valuable network of contacts that
will last a lifetime.
An MBA programme should be accredited by a professional body. This reflects
4 the quality of the school or faculty, curriculum, admissions standards and the
overall prestige of a programme.
4 The Bournemouth MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
and upon graduation, you will be granted Member grade status.
The Bournemouth MBA is delivered by academics with up-to-date industry
experience through a curriculum developed from the very latest research
5 An MBA programme should be rooted in schools or faculties that have diverse
expertise and knowledge in current concerns and issues facing business. 5 findings. As experts in their field, they are in demand by governments, the media
and organisations worldwide for consultation and debate. Their expert analysis
and opinion regularly appears in the mainstream media, with contributions to
The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, BBC Radio and Sky News.
For over 15 years we have helped create outstanding MBA graduates.
6 As the leading management qualification, an MBA should have a sound
track-record and be built not just on academic ability. 6 This has been achieved by understanding the needs of employers and by
delivering cutting-edge content drawn from our latest research findings.
The Bournemouth MBA will help you become an even more appealing prospect to
An MBA will provide you with a vast number of career opportunities in various fields.
both existing or future employers. Graduates from BU have progressed to hold key
7 It is especially beneficial to get jobs in high-level managerial positions and executive
level jobs. Current research indicates that in the UK, 90% of MBA professionals select
an MBA to boost career and salary progression, with an average salary of £66,000.*
7 positions in renowned companies such as JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, IBM, Barclays,
Mazars, Lush, the Crown Prosecution Service, the BBC, Electronic Arts, Financial
Times, Ogilvy, and Blake Lapthorn.
*Source: Association of MBAs (Feb 2008). www.bournemouth.ac.uk/mba/why.html
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Programme Core Overview
Structure Business Environment
This unit aims to help you develop
a comprehensive appreciation of
the social, legal and economic
environments in which businesses
operate, and to understand how trends
and discontinuities therein become
This unit will equip you with the
techniques and skills that are required
to analyse financial and other forms of
quantitative data for the purposes of
performance evaluation, decision-making
and risk analysis. As well as providing
The MBA consists of seven units and a dissertation. drivers for change in organisations. a robust platform for managerial action,
Five units form the common core of the programme, the skills learned are also essential tools
Topics to be covered include: for consultancy and research, and will
and as such will be taken by all MBA professionals. prove invaluable when conducting
• Business economics and
the economic environment your business project or dissertation.
In addition, you are able to select one specialism • Business law
Topics to be covered include:
consisting of two linked units. Each specialism is • Corporate social responsibility
• Company accounts and financial
tailored to key industry sectors: Financial Services, and business ethics
Global Business operations, Media, Public & • The globalisation of
• Management accounting and
Community and Tourism. investment appraisal
on completion of the unit • Statistical analysis for business
you will be able to: • Forecasting
• Analyse the economic behaviour • Principles and rules of probability,
of consumers and firms probability distributions
• Demonstrate an understanding of the • Decision theory, decision-making under
different forms of market organisation uncertainty and risk analysis.
and the role and nature of competition
in markets on completion of the unit
• Analyse organisational decisions and you will be able to:
behaviour with respect to legal and • Analyse company financial data
other forms of regulatory constraint and accounts to produce a
• Demonstrate familiarity with current reasoned evaluation of financial
debates and acknowledged best status and performance
practice in corporate governance, • Demonstrate an awareness of the
corporate social responsibility and general principles of accounting and
ethical behaviour also of the limitations of financial data
• Demonstrate awareness of the for valuation of assets and evaluation
forces driving globalisation and analyse of performance
their impact on industries • Make sound investment decisions
and individual firms. based upon a thorough understanding
of relevant costs and discounted cash
• Make decisions using appropriate
methods for dealing with uncertainty
• Test a hypothesis through
analysis of data using appropriate
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Managing People, Topics to be covered include: on completion of the unit Marketing & operations on completion of the unit Topics to be covered include:
you’ll be able to: you will be able to:
Information & Knowledge • Organisational behaviour and Management • Definition, nature and processes
the role of management • Identify and explain some of the • Demonstrate a critical understanding of of strategy
This unit deals with what are essentially This unit considers the activities within
• Human resource management key theoretical concepts relating to core marketing theories, models • Tools and techniques of
the intangible assets of any organisation an organisation that contribute directly
the management of people and the and techniques strategic analysis
and are the key determinants of its • Employee relations, managing diversity to the creation of demand for its products
associated practical problems • Adopt a structured approach
efficiency, competitiveness, long-term and individual differences or services, and then the means of • Stakeholder analysis, corporate
prosperity and success. • Demonstrate a thorough satisfying that demand effectively and to marketing planning governance and shareholder value
• Personnel management and
understanding of the importance profitably. Depending on the nature of • Critically evaluate the strengths
employment law • Alternative approaches to
Whilst many organisations acknowledge and practice of managing diversity the product, these may be seen as quite and weaknesses of proposed
• Information systems concepts and strategy formulation
that its employees are its most important and difference in organisations distinct spheres of activity within the marketing strategies
information management technologies • Managing innovation
asset, few organisations nurture, care for • Manage people in a manner consistent organisation, but increasingly they • Demonstrate a clear understanding
• Problems and issues of organisational and entrepreneurship
and develop their staff as effectively as with best practice and with due regard are regarded as being intimately of the strategic importance of
they look after their facilities or cash. dynamics and the management to relevant employment law connected in their common aim of • Leadership and change management.
world-class operations management
of corporate information, integrity creating satisfied consumers.
• Appreciate the complexity of real-world • Identify and deal with the key
Information technology developments and security on completion of the unit
business information systems operational challenges in the
continue to revolutionise data • Knowledge management, Topics to be covered include: you will be able to:
• Critically analyse the information areas of design, planning, control
management, but extracting organisational memory and • Customer satisfaction, • Demonstrate an understanding
management needs of an organisation and improvement
meaningful information from the data the learning organisation. value and retention of the nature of strategy and
and be able to evaluate alternative • Explain the key mechanisms that
and in turn creating and managing critical familiarity with the major
means of meeting such needs • Internal and external are employed to optimise supply chains,
knowledge are still under-developed strategy theorists who influence
• Demonstrate awareness of the marketing analysis resource provision and customer
skills in many organisations. organisational thinking
contribution of effective knowledge • The seven ‘Ps’ of marketing service levels.
• Analyse strategic opportunities,
management in strategic decision- • Segmentation, branding and critically apply the tools and techniques
making, and how it might marketing communications Strategic Management presented and develop
• Operations design This unit presents an overview of issues, a coherent, evidence based
• Managing operations, capacity, tools and techniques that are relevant argument for action
inventory and supply-chain to strategy at corporate and business- • Evaluate strategic alternatives
unit levels. Strategy formulation implies from various relevant stakeholder
• Operations performance,
analysis, decisions and actions to bring perspectives, and with regard
quality, leanness and on-time.
about change, potentially impacting on for the key principles of good corporate
all areas of an organisation. It requires governance
sensitivity to changing market and
• Apply your knowledge of leadership
social conditions, clear and deliberate
and change management to turn
thought to generate and evaluate
today’s strategy into tomorrow’s reality.
strategic alternatives, and above all it
requires effective leadership and change
management processes. Dissertation
The dissertation or business project
will be on a related topic of your choice
and can be completed off site with
supervision available electronically.
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Industry Specialism Overview
The industry sector specialisms will each consist
of two linked units, one of which focuses on current
business environment and trends within the sector,
the other on operational and strategic management
issues relating to the sector.
Global Business Media Public & Community
Financial Services operations At a time of rapid change and growth in (Public sector, government,
This specialism examines the economic, legal and regulatory This specialism is designed for any the UK’s creative industries, particularly not-for-profit)
environment, the role of the different types of institutions in manager who works in an organisation economic, technological and regulatory, This specialism is intended for managers
relation to the demand for financial products and services, as that operates internationally, is part of a this specialism, unique to BU, seeks to involved in government, health care,
well as changes in industry structure and their implications for global supply chain, or out-sources its explore strategic responses to these education, social care, charities and
how financial services are marketed and sold. manufacturing or service delivery opportunities and threats. community initiatives.
operations to other countries.
It develops critical perspectives in
In essence it addresses the challenge of maintaining customer Although primary objectives aren’t
One of the most significant forces both British and international media
focus and managing product and process innovation, whilst usually profit-oriented, managers must
for change in recent years has been contexts, and examines industry
living within prudent risk parameters. nevertheless strive continuously for
globalisation. This has presented structures and ownership as well as
greater efficiency, often in the face of
major challenges to organisations new engagements with audiences
greater accountability. This specialism
and their managers, who have to made possible by new technologies.
delivers practical tools and concepts that
work with people in different locations, will help you excel in this challenging
time zones, cultures, legal systems Through the examination of media-
and languages. focused case studies, you will address
critical concepts and contexts, and be
equipped with the strategy and tactics
By examining these challenges,
to manage media organisations BU is the only university to offer this
critiquing relevant management theory
competing in global markets. specialism which aims to develop an
and developing personal skills, you
understanding of the major issues facing
will graduate with all the necessary
the industry at both national and
components to operate effectively as a
international levels. For example,
how new destinations and consumer
desire for different types of tourist
experiences has created both
opportunities and threats. It focuses on
how organisations can identify and
evaluate new opportunities and profitably
integrate them into their operations.
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About BU About the Schools
We currently have over 16,000 students who have Our comprehensive suite of executive Most MBA courses concentrate solely on business
education facilities and modern
chosen to study with us. of these more than 1,600 technologies are backed by a strong management but the Bournemouth MBA is unique in
are international students from around 130 countries. management and leadership approach offering tailored industry specialist knowledge and
and substantial investment into our
We have a solid professional orientation with a focus expertise from Schools across BU.
estate, IT and resources.
on academic excellence and employability.
We pride ourselves on being responsive School of Services The Media School Courses are split into three distinct areas:
finance, management and law, and are
to the needs of industry, and our Management As the UK’s largest centre of
heavily accredited by leading professional
close links with many high-profile professionally-based higher education
Ranked by The Guardian University Guide bodies including: the Solicitors Regulation
companies help us to achieve this. for the media and communications
2008 as number one for Tourism in the Authority (SRA), the Chartered Institute
We offer education at the cutting edge industries, BU’s Media School offers a
UK, the School of Services Management of Personnel and Development (CIPD),
of your chosen field, combined with stimulating and supportive environment
is internationally recognised as a leader the Chartered Management Institute
excellent international student support for education, research and practice.
in the provision of management courses (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Patent
in events, food, hospitality, leisure, retail, Attorneys (CIPA), the Institute of Trade
sport and tourism. It has been designated as the only
BU is a powerful player in the economic Mark Attorneys (ITMA), the Association of
Centre for Excellence in Media Practice
and cultural life of South West England. Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),
It is also leading the development of an (CEMP) by the Higher Education
We are at the hub of a network of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
exciting new Hotel School due to open in Funding Council for England. The award
educational, business and local and the Institute of Chartered Accountants
2009. In partnership with industry and of £4 million over five years recognises
government partners and will be playing in England and Wales (ICAEW).
local government agencies, the Hotel is a commitment to innovation and
our part in the region’s preparations for excellence in learning and education.
to be built adjoining the world-famous Research and consultancy are engaged
the 2012 Olympics.
Bournemouth International Conference through three research centres examining
Centre and will be the UK’s first Hotel In partnership with the Arts Institute
Bournemouth, which is two hours from new areas of management, finance & risk
School to serve four star clientele. at Bournemouth, the Media School
London, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan and law.
has also been designated a Skillset
town, big enough to offer all the Screen and Media Academy underlining
The School is home to five reputed In 2008, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership
amenities you would expect from Bournemouth’s place as one of the UK’s
research centres, the newest being (KTP) achieved both the highest grade
a large modern town and yet small top destinations for the study of film,
the Centre of Event and Sport Research, possible and won the award of ‘Best KTP
enough to maintain a safe and friendly television and interactive media. It is
which focuses on the impact and legacy partnership in the South West of England’.
environment. We are also fortunate to one of only two Skillset academies in the
of major events. The Centre pays
be surrounded by beautiful countryside UK to achieve both Screen and Media
particular attention to the London 2012 The School was successful in winning
and some of the best sandy beaches in Academy status.
Olympics and the local hosting of the the bid for Sharing the Flame - a Learning
sailing events in Weymouth Skills Council and European Social Fund
and Portland. Education with the School has been
project linked to the 2012 Olympic and
assessed as ‘excellent’ by the Quality
Paralympic Games which aims to raise
Assurance Agency and its research in
awareness of the business opportunities
the area of computer animation has
associated with the games.
been rated 5 in the latest Research
Assessment Exercise (RAE).
The School has also won awards and
commendations for Intellectual Property
The Business School education and training through the
(Incorporating the Informa World Leaders European
Department of Law) Intellectual Property Award, and by the
The Business School is a member Law Society, rating the Legal Practice
of EFMD, globally recognised as Course as ‘Highly Commended’ in five out
an accreditation body of quality in of six categories.
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Many professional Executive Education Suite
organisations use our The Executive Education Suite provides bespoke business
accommodation for our MBA professionals. Alongside the main suite,
facilities for conferences equipped with interactive technology, there are two boardrooms to
and other events, facilitate meetings and conferencing. Your own wired or wireless
demonstrating how our peripherals can be connected to the suite’s network to ensure maximum
flexibility in your studies.
study environment is highly
regarded and respected. Business at the Sir Michael Cobham Library Students from around 130 different countries choose to come and study at BU.
Along with a further library located in Bournemouth House, you will This contributes to the diversity of perspectives and knowledge on our campuses,
As an MBA professional, have access to extensive and up-to-date collections of e-resources, which and enriches the experience of all our students and staff.
include over 40,000 e-books, 78,000 e-journals, a host of databases as
you will have access to well as our established printed collections and inter-library loan network.
Support for requirements but need to improve their learning experience. Language support
a range of resources and English language proficiency and their is also available, enabling you to progress
Study can be undertaken in a variety of quiet study areas, some of which International Students
facilities, some exclusively are designated to our MBA Professionals only, as well as seminar rooms, Our support for international
familiarity with UK learning styles. Our successfully with your studies and return
experience suggests that if you have to your own country with excellent spoken
for your use. which can be booked for practising presentations and group work. students begins before you arrive spent time in the UK, developing the and written English.
and continues until your graduation necessary language and study skills,
ceremony and beyond. before commencing the Bournemouth International Experience –
Resources and BU offers a dedicated advice service,
MBA, you will have a real advantage both Working in the UK
academically and culturally.
helping you to address your financial, Students from the European Economic
personal and study concerns either Area (EEA), excluding Bulgaria and
Pre-sessional Study Skills
directly or by putting you in touch with Romania, do not need permission
other University staff that can help. We to work in the UK. Non-EEA, Bulgarian
This is a three-week language and study
can also help you with your application and Romanian students on courses of
skills programme that is open to students
to extend your visa, or discuss more six months or more are also entitled to
holding an unconditional offer for the
general immigration questions you may work, subject to certain conditions,
Bournemouth MBA (that is, all academic
have. Our experience of international for up to 20 hours per week (unlimited
and language requirements have been
students means that we understand hours during vacations). The new
met). By the end of this programme, you
and appreciate the added support you International Graduates Scheme (IGS)
Additionally there are over 200 computers, self-service photocopiers, will know what you have to do to study
might need. We also believe that your offers Bournemouth MBA graduates
colour printing, scanning facilities and playback equipment for videos, effectively on the Bournemouth MBA.
time here should be an opportunity for who have successfully completed the
DVDs and audio recordings for use in the library.
self-development and growth outside programme the chance to stay in the UK
Our very own business specialist librarian is also on hand to assist you with the lecture theatre. Social events and orientation Programme for 12 months for employment purposes
without needing a work permit.
your study and subject needs. excursions organised by our Centre for for International Students
Global Perspectives and International
The Orientation Programme is an
Business IT Facilities & VLE Students’ Association (ISA) provide a
important introduction to living in the Living Expenses
welcome break from your studies
You will have access to an extensive range of exclusive Business School UK and life at a UK university. It is It is essential that you ensure you have
and create the perfect opportunity
PC labs across both of our campuses. Additionally, you can use our 24 designed to help international students sufficient money to cover all your expenses
to meet new people from different
hour open access computer centres, as well as an extensive wireless adjust more quickly, make friends and while studying in the UK. As well as money
countries and cultures.
network on our campuses and in designated MBA accommodation. succeed in their academic studies. It is to pay your fees you will need enough for
part of a whole week of arrival activities your living expenses. How much you spend
Access will also be given to the School’s virtual learning environment,
Preparatory arranged by the Students’ Union and will depend upon your personal lifestyle.
myBU, which is essentially a learning and teaching website that gives English Programmes the Centre for Global Perspectives. For each calendar year (12 months) you
access to learning materials, e-noticeboards and discussion groups. BU offers a series of preparatory English should allow approximately £8,000 for
programmes that will give you the Learning Resources yourself, plus an extra £3,500 for your
The Language Centre opportunity to prepare successfully for
We understand that many international spouse and £1,500 for each child.
To keep ahead in the business world, it’s always helpful to be entry onto the Bournemouth MBA.
students come from a different learning
able to communicate in another language. Our Language culture. It can sometimes be difficult to
Centre houses 24 computers equipped with specialised language Bournemouth University adjust to the way we study here in the UK.
learning software in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Preparatory English Programme At the University we have staff dedicated
and others. A language advisor is available at regular times to (BUPEP) to providing you with the study skills and
help in the selection of appropriate materials and can also give BUPEP is designed for those who fulfil support needed to help you maximise
advice and guidance on language support techniques. the Bournemouth MBA’s academic entry your potential and gain the most from your
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Your Local Education Authority (LEA)
LEAs can make limited discretionary awards
for postgraduate study.
You can find your LEA details at:
other Funding for
Students from the United States
Fees You should apply for this scholarship Sponsorship Students from the United States who wish
before 14 August. We will advise if you
The complete cost of the MBA is £14,000 Many of our MBA professionals receive to apply their Federal Loan/Aid to their
have been successful when you are
for both full and part-time routes. For funding from their employer, so it’s studies at Bournemouth University may do
sent an offer of a place. Scholarships are
payment and instalment options, please worth approaching your manager so. The University’s OPE ID is G33503.
available regardless of who is paying your
visit our website. to enquire what staff development
fee (e.g. yourself, company, sponsor).
budget is available to you.
Discounts The Dean’s Prestige Scholarships
A 5% discount is available for all MBA
The Dean of the Business School will
professional students who pay the full A straightforward approach to funding
award up to five Prestige Scholarships
programme fee prior to or at enrolment. your studies would be to finance them
to high achieving individuals in
Additionally, BU graduates will be eligible yourself. You may choose to utilise
the form of a cheque not exceeding
for a 5% discount on their programme fee. your personal savings or approach your
£2,000 made payable to you (or your
bank to find out about any financial
sponsor if your fees are paid by a third
Scholarships party). Applications for the Dean’s
A range of scholarships are available Prestige Scholarship are considered
for well-qualified applicants who on a competitive basis. You will be other Funding
have more than three years of required to submit a personal statement for UK applicants University Residences
relevant experience. detailing outstanding achievement in Career Development Loan We can guarantee a place in University
the workplace (employers’ references
This helps you pay for job-related residences to all full-time MBA
The Bournemouth MBA may be required) or considerable
education or training. You can borrow professionals who apply for accommodation
Director’s Scholarships personal achievement in the face of
between £300 and £8,000 to fund up to before the 14 August deadline.
The Director of the Bournemouth MBA adversity. Please note that your financial
two years of learning. The Learning and
will award a number of scholarships situation will not be taken into account
Skills Council will pay the interest on Professionals studying at the Lansdowne
to outstanding professional students as these scholarships are a reward for
the loan while you learn, and for one campus will be offered accommodation in
in the form of a reduction of £2,000 off achievement. The Dean may award his
month afterwards, then you will need to our new hall of residence, Okeford House,
the published tuition fee. There is no Prestige Scholarships in addition to any
make an arrangement with the bank to Winton, comprising of rooms in shared flats
cash alternative. To be eligible for the other Scholarship you may be offered
repay the amount over an agreed period. and studio apartments.
Bournemouth MBA Director’s Scholarship by BU. Recipients of the Dean’s Prestige
You can find out more at:
you should normally have a minimum Scholarship will be expected to act
Further accommodation is available at
First Class Honours UK undergraduate as Ambassadors for the School and www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/ Corfe House, Poole, comprising of premium
degree or equivalent academic their course. cd.html rooms in shared flats, or accommodation
qualification and/or three years’ work in the studios at the Student Village,
experience. If English is not your native You can apply for the Dean’s Prestige Access to Learning Fund Talbot Campus.
language, you will need IELTS (Academic) Scholarships once you have accepted This is a non-repayable award, which is
your place on the Bournemouth MBA.
6.5 or above. You must also meet any intended to provide help to those who Private Residences
other conditions relating to your offer. The Business School will advise you if you encounter financial difficulties during
have been successful in your application If you know Bournemouth well or
their studies, but is not intended to meet would rather choose to rent your own
within four weeks of the closing date for the bulk of the funding. If you encounter
applications. You (or your sponsor) should accommodation privately, there is a wide
financial difficulties, you can apply for variety of private residences in
normally receive a cheque within eight amounts from this fund, ranging between
weeks of enrolment as long as your course the area to choose from.
£100 to £3,500.
fees have been paid in full.
As a tourist resort, Bournemouth has plenty
of short-term accommodation to suit all tastes
Additionally, you may be required to pass a GMAT-type
assessment test. However, each application will be considered
Start on an individual basis and the MBA Admissions staff will be
September. happy to give you further details or discuss your application
1 year full-time, weekdays. Pre-Masters Courses
2 years part-time, 13 weekends (Friday and Saturday) A number of educational institutions in the UK and
each year. Note: this route is not open to those who reside elsewhere offer programmes of study described as ‘Pre-MBA’
outside of the EU. or ‘Pre-Masters’. Applicants should note that these programmes
do not provide an acceptable entry qualification.
£14,000 (see page 16 for further details). English Requirement
If English is not your first language, we accept any
of the following English language tests and scores
HOW TO APPLY
The Bournemouth MBA is open to graduates of any discipline (unless otherwise stated): Our Online Application Service enables you to complete
who have the required managerial work experience (normally • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 and send your application form, CV and supporting
a minimum of three years). It is also possible for non-graduates documents, such as scanned versions of your
• TOEFL 90 (Internet Based) or 232 (Computer-based) or above qualifications, to us electronically. By sending your
to enter if they can demonstrate an ability to both complete and
• WELT BBC/BCC or above application form to us via this service, you can expect
benefit from the programme. In such cases, particular attention
a guaranteed response within 24 hours of submission.
will be paid to experience, employer support and motivation. • Bournemouth University Preparatory English Programme
(BUPEP) (see page 15). If you are unsure of any aspect of the process, our
Standard Entry dedicated Bournemouth MBA Admissions staff will
Applications will be considered from individuals with an Delivered at be able to offer advice and assistance.
undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK Bachelor (Honours) Lansdowne Campus, Bournemouth Town Centre.
degree (2:2 or above). If you have studied in systems using www.bournemouth.ac.uk/mba/
American grade scales, we will require a minimum GPA of 3.0. Availability apply.html
Our programmes undergo constant review to ensure
Non-standard Entry they are flexible, relevant and as up-to-date as possible.
To provide a balance in the MBA cohort, a small number of
places are available for applicants who are not graduates,
In addition, entry requirements, courses and content may have
changed since this publication went to print. For the latest
Throughout the year we host a number of
but have significant managerial experience. information visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/mba postgraduate open days and events. It gives prospective
professional students the opportunity to come and visit
If you do not possess the standard entry qualifications, Contact BU, to discuss their learning requirements with our
you will be required to provide the following: course leaders and gain valuable insight into the
askBU provides a one-stop expert enquiries service for
• Evidence of post-school education or qualifications prospective Bournemouth MBA professional students:
and/or professional development. This could include, Telephone (UK callers only): 08456 501501
for example, attendance at courses even if they have
not resulted in a qualification or employer-provided
Telephone (International callers only): +44 (0) 1202 961916 OVERSEAS VISITS
development programmes Email: askBUenquiries@bournemouth.ac.uk We regularly visit countries around the world to give
presentations, guest lectures and to attend education
• A portfolio of work experience, including evidence of the exhibitions. We also have a large number
managerial content of work of international representatives who you can visit to
• Evidence of degree equivalent intellectual ability such as a find out more about our courses and how to apply.
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained
GMAT score of above 550. here, however the University can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.
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