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   Issue 2                                 Summer/Autumn 2008

Welcome to Newport MBA                         Newport Business School
Hello and welcome to the second edition
of the MBA Newsletter brought to you by        Sponsors Management
Newport Business School.

In this edition we have a wide range of
news articles from across the School
including updates from other subject

Here at Newport we are very proud of
our MBA, but we also offer many other
courses in the areas of Business &
Law, Accounting & HR, Management &
Marketing, Computing and Engineering.

Many MBA students go onto further
study with us - for example our CIM
Professional Postgraduate Diploma in

So if you are a current student and wish
to meet other students on the MBA or           Pictured are Ruth Spellman, new Chief Executive for Wales, Karen Jones, Manager in
other courses why not join our Facebook        Wales, Barbara Chidgey, Wales Forum Chair and Jane Hutt AM.
group ‘Newport Business School’
                                               June 5th saw the Chartered                 we encourage our MBA students to
If you’re not one of our students yet and      Management Institute (CMI) Wales           take our student membership of this
would like to find out more, or if you’re an   Convention, held at the beautiful Miskin   professional body when they enrol
employer with training needs for yourself      Manor Hotel in Cardiff. Organised by       on the course, and there are plans
or your staff visit us at                      the CMI, Newport Business School           to further integrate the CMI into the
http// or call 01633          sponsored the event, which aimed to        MBA course. With graduates, current
432432 to find out more.                       provide networking opportunities for       students and staff from Business
                                               members, colleagues and students           School amongst those present, it
                                               to share best practice, industry           was a good turnout and a hugely
                                               developments, ideas and learn              successful event.
                                               something new along the way.
                                                                                          Alan Robinson, Senior Lecturer in
                                               Entitled ‘Tapping into Talent:             Management and Admissions Tutor
                                               maximising the potential in your           for Part-time MBA commented, ‘I have
                                               organisation’, the key note speakers       really learnt a lot today - events like
                                               included Dr Neil Wooding, Director of      this get you thinking - and its great
                                               Public Service Management Wales            that we have this excellent link with
                                               talked about ‘Managing the Talent          the CMI which we will continue to build
                                               Gap’ and Jane Hutt AM, Minister for        upon’.
                                               Children, Education and Lifelong
                                               Learning & Skills, on ‘Creating the        Read about a Chartered Manager and
Moira Beattie, Editor                          Skills That Wales Needs’. NBS              MBA Graduate in our ‘Student Profile’
                                               decided to get involved because            section.

                                                                                                University of Wales, Newport is
                                                                                              a full constituent institution of the
                                                                                                             University of Wales
                                         Lead the way with Newport MBA

Lecturer                                  NEW! Alumni special offer!
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Business                                  practical and developmental needs as
                                          a manager. We offer Newport MBA
                                          graduates preferential membership
                                                                                    • our own magazine, ‘Professional
                                                                                      Manager’, full of informative and
                                                                                      useful articles, delivered direct to

                                          rates - we waive our normal £45             your door
                                          assessment fee and give you an
                                          additional 10% discount on your first     Your MBA qualification and your work
                                          year’s subscription.                      experience, combined with Institute
                                                                                    membership, provide the first steps
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                                          • a wide range of practical information   practising professional managers.
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                                            everyday work as a manager              where you can join online or contact
                                          • our highly regarded CPD system          the Chartered Management Institute
                                            which automatically records your        - to benefit from the discount quote
                                            use of our services and enables         code 2485 and let us know that you
                                            you to produce tailored reports         are a Newport MBA graduate.
                                            demonstrating your ongoing study
                                            and development as a manager            E:
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                                            range of development events             *depending on qualification and
                                                                                    management experience
                                            across the UK
Tony Corner, part of the Senior
Management Team at Newport
Business School runs his own
business ‘Ty Gwyn’ Kennels and                                        Name: Angela Morley
Cattery - which was this year named                                   Job Title: School Administrator - MBA
‘Welsh Business of the Year’.
Tony’s first degree was in Business                                   I have worked for the Business School for 2½
Information Systems - a hybrid                                        years which was when the School of Computing
course combining elements of                                          and Engineering and the Newport Business School
Business alongside Computing.                                         merged, although I have worked for the University
He has worked as a computing                                          for 27 years!
specialist for many years now, but
says that this award just proves how                                 A typical day would be liaising with Post-graduate
Business and Computing are closely         students, most of whom are international students, and responding to their
linked; “ I am a computing guy really,     enquiries. During the day, I update the Programme Leaders and the post
but business sense is something            graduate teams on student progression and any other relevant issues. The
which doesn’t go amiss in any job”.        rest of my time is spent providing administration support for the quality
With over 1,000 customers, Tony’s          processes within the post-graduate programmes.
business, in Newton, Porthcawl has
really grown in recent years. So how       The best part of my job is actually dealing with the students. This can take
does he find time to manage his            a lot of time and patience but it is always worth it. I really enjoy dealing with
business as well as a full-time job?       people and take great pleasure knowing that I have dealt with their queries to
“I have four dogs of my own                their satisfaction. I also take great pleasure in seeing our students graduate.
anyway,” says Tony,“and now we
are breeding them as well, looking         What makes NBS a special place for me is working with some of the
after animals has become my main           colleagues that I have worked with for a number of years. I know that I can
hobby”.                                    count on them for their help and support when needed and some of them
                                           have become very close friends of mine.
Tony will be giving a guest lecture
to MBA students later on in 2008 -         I love my home and I like to spend as much time in it as I can when I am not
about successful SMEs and how he           at work. I spend most of my time in the kitchen as I really enjoy cooking for
built up his business.                     the family.
For more information about the MBA or any of our courses, please call: 01633 432432

                       Newport’s Accountancy Courses
                       Add Another Accolade
                       As well as the prestigious MBA, Newport Business School offers a whole range of other
                       Postgraduate and professional courses in a range of areas including Marketing and Accounting.

                       Newport Business School has been re-awarded the highest level of accreditation, Learning Quality
                       Partner status, for its Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) courses.

                                            Our information evenings are designed with Postgraduate and Part-time students
Get informed!                               in mind. They are an ideal time for both prospective students and employers to
                                            find out more about a particular course and how it can benefit them.

Come along to the Alt-Yr-Yn Campus on any of the dates below, between 4.30 and 7.30pm, to find out about the MBA, or any
of Newport Business School’s other courses.

22 July, 12 August, 28 August, 2 September - No     need to book, just come along!

                  Graduate in Focus                                                   has also really helped with my project
                                                                                      management skills and working in IT,
                  Moira Beattie,          MB: How easy was it to fit your study       has been really useful in understanding
                  MBA Newsletter          around your job?                            more of the business side of my role.
                  Editor, met up with     ML: The contact hours were great - fitted   MB: What would you say about
                  Matthew Lewis,          in well with work - and although fitting    Newport Business School as a place to
                  recent MBA student      everything in was a challenge, it was       study?
and Chartered Manager to find out his     also a great benefit to me to be studying   ML: This is where I completed my initial
thoughts on the Newport MBA               whilst working because I could really       degree and knew there was only one
                                          tailor it to what I was actually doing      place to go to continue my studies - the
Name: Matthew Lewis                       MB: How would you say the MBA has           atmosphere at Newport is great, the
Job Title: European Support Service &     benefited you in terms of your career?      facilities are excellent too and so are the
Delivery Lead Company                     ML: It has really opened my eyes to         staff. I may even consider Newport for
MBA completion date: 2008                 the possibilities that are out there. It    further study there in the future!

Enterprising Students Are Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
Budding young entrepreneurs showed        included them all on a CD entitled          dedicated to raising money for Latch,
off their business skills in a way        ‘Found’ which features music from           a charity for children with leukaemia.
that would have impressed even Sir        various bands and information about         They have raised over £800 so far and
Alan Sugar in the final of the Young      gigs, contact details for local artists     hope that a forthcoming auction will
Enterprise competition hosted by          and an interactive quiz.                    boost the total to over £1,000.
the University of Wales, Newport’s
Jonathan Deacon, a Senior Lecturer        “We’ve found talent that’s better than      “Working for charity really drove our
on the MBA.                               Goldie Lookin’ Chain - and my tip for       company,” said Nora Jaafar. We all
                                          the top is Newport band Marks Set           took different roles from managing
St Joseph’s High School swept             Go,” he added.                              director to marketing and events
the board with their talent-scouting                                                  management, and have learned a lot
business Flair, scooping the awards                                                   from this project.”
for best team, best product, best
presentation, best use of IT, best                                                    “The standard of entries this year
trade stand, and best company report.                                                 was particularly high and it was no
They will go on to represent Newport                                                  easy task for the judges to pick the
and Monmouthshire in the Gwent                                                        winners,” said Jonathan Deacon who
Finals - with the aim of going through                                                is Chair of the Area Board.
to the national finals.
                                                                                      “The young people who have
“The aim of Flair was to promote                                                      presented their business ideas here
local talent, both bands and individual                                               today prove that that the future of
artists, from the South Wales area,”      To compete in the annual event, the         entrepreneurship in Wales looks
said team member Mathew Hughes,           sixth formers had to form and register      very healthy indeed. They are to
who is pictured with his team-mates       their own company, devise a business        be applauded for the creativity and
showing off their awards.                 plan, raise share capital, and produce      commitment they have shown to their
                                          an annual report and accounts.              business ideas.”
“Our research has revealed that we’ve     Haberdashers Girls School created a
got a wealth of local talent and we’ve    company called Vice Versa which is
              For Details of Information Evenings, visit:

The Newport MBA - in depth
The MBA programme at Newport Business School is a major part of our postgraduate portfolio. It provides both academic
and career development opportunities for students, offering both full and part-time students the exciting prospect of
professional development in a challenging, industry-based learning environment.

                                             The Newport MBA
Part One                                                             Part Two
(Semester 1 Full-time/Year 1 Part-time)                              (Semester 2 Full-time /Year 2 Part-time)
 •   People Leadership and Management                                 Core:

                                                                                                                             Internship (full-time only)
 •   Financial Analysis                                               • Innovation
 •   Strategic Marketing                                              • Strategic Leadership and Business
 •   Operations Management                                              Transformation

                                                                      Named Pathways: MBA Finance; MBA
                                                                      Marketing; MBA Small Enterprise
                                                                      Management; MBA International Management;
                                                                      MBA Human Resource Management

 Theme                                                                Theme
 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation                            Leadership and Management of Change

       Management of Knowledge                                                Research Techniques

                                      Personal and Professional Development

During Part One students study               qualities required for successful            project. External business mentors will
four assessed modules which are              completion of the MBA programme.             act as a Board of Directors to explore
complemented by the theme of                 For example, students are exposed to         and appraise student strategic thinking.
Entrepreneurship and New Venture             learning activities devised to enable
Creation. The theme and modules are          the development of higher level              The aims of the Research Techniques
designed to be mutually supporting.          communication and critical thinking skill.   programme are to further develop the
Namely, the theme learning activities                                                     qualities acquired via the Management
are designed to further develop              In Part Two students study four              of Knowledge programme and enhance
knowledge and skills acquired via            assessed modules (two compulsory             student research capabilities. In
the four core modules. The theme             and two option modules, which                particular, a focus for the Research
culminates in an end of semester (full-      are complemented by the theme                techniques programme is preparing
time)/ end of year (part-time) residential   of Leadership and Management of              students for the dissertation stage.
team event. Student teams will produce       Change. The theme and modules are            Both full and part-time student groups
a Business Plan. To support this activity    designed to be mutually supporting.          will participate in the Personal and
external business mentors will be active     Namely, the theme learning activities        Professional Development process.
participants - offering current industry     are designed to further develop              This has been designed to assist both
standard appraisal.                          knowledge and skills acquired via the        career and personal development,
                                             two core and two elective modules. The       so the MBA programme is likely to
The Management of Knowledge                  theme culminates in an end of semester       provide many opportunities for career
programme is designed to provide             (full-time)/ end of year (part-time)         development.
students with opportunities to               residential team event. Student teams
acquire and develop the skills and           will engage in a Boardroom Challenge

The Newport MBA is now featured ONLINE
We are proud to present our MBA as part of the new Newport & Gwent Chamber
of Commerce (Ngb2b) directory - online!
This is an excellent and innovative resource for the local business community.
To see more go to                                                                                                                2368

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