The University of Bradford School of Management have co-created a unique MBA in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Today’s economic conditions, characterised by increased price volatility and scarcity on the energy and resources fronts, require a change in perspective. There is a belief that an innovative approach, which integrates systems thinking and looks beyond the linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model, is the answer that a forward-looking School of Management should strive to provide.
As a result, the Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA is designed to give a focused specialisation in the topic of Circular Economy within the context of Bradford's established MBA general management programme. This Distance Learning MBA seeks to prepare the next generation of leaders with first-hand knowledge on the circular economy, in conjunction with learning and putting into practice contemporary business leadership and management skills.
Distance Learning means that you will study for your MBA course completely online, which allows you to fit your learning around your lifestyle. You can study at a time and place to suit you while still maintaining any other commitments you may have. Bradford will provide you with all your course materials online and you'll attend 4 online lectures per modules, with each module lasting approximately 3 months.
Find out more about this course below and apply through Arden University for this University of Bradford online MBA.
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Wednesday 5th December 2018
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The School of Management at the University of Bradford has been an international leader in business education, research and knowledge transfer for more than 50 years. As part of their mission to “Make Knowledge Work™” Bradford have provided both Executive and Distance Learning (online) MBA programmes for the majority of that time.
As one of a handful of business schools across the world with the coveted “triple-crown” of globally-recognised accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA), Bradford provide engaging and innovative teaching and learning along with research which has been recognised as making a difference to the world.
Bradford's Distance Learning programme offers a limited number of bursaries that students can take advantage of, the bursary pays travel expenses to undertake studying a block module at either the Bradford or Dubai campus. Take a look at the experience of some Bradford students
You can also explore the Bradford campus from the comfort of your own home using our virtual experience tour.
All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.
Candidates must have at least 3 years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.
Academic & professional achievements
You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally 8 years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.
Numeracy & literacy competences
We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competences, and depending on the information provided at application, you may need to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent.
English language proficiency
If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:
Once you start the University of Bradford's Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA programme you will gain an insight into core business and management theories as well as highly specialist and contemporary issues in the circular economy such as developing new business models, as well as the opportunities a circular economy approach provides to innovative and enterprising individuals and companies.
Further, this online programme looks at energy, resources and commodities as a critical component of future economic and business prosperity. The programme also includes an exploration of the value and benefits of localisation, global trading relationships and enabling communication technologies. Students will also consider technical and biological flows of materials, reverse logistics, regenerative product design and virtuous business cycles as part of the core elements included in the circular economy concept.
All students on the programme are an integral part of the University of Bradford School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. This is achieved through the use of small, faculty-led tutor groups, weekly online discussions, live face-to-face online tutorial sessions and collaboration on projects with fellow students from around the world.
Further to this, while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching because this course is studied completely online, you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in University of Bradford and/or at our learning hub in Dubai (subject to availability). Career advice and support is also available remotely from our careers service, for our Distance Learning students
Bradford University School of Management allows students to vary the speed of their progression through the programme to suit their own individual needs. As such, you can choose to take just one module in a quarter or defer your studies altogether, for a short period of time. As a general guide the programme can be completed in 2-6 years.
Distance Learning students usually study 2 modules every 3 months. Each module is split into 9 units (8 learning units and 1 revision unit). Students are expected to work through 1 unit per module per week. This format ensures that students have a number of weeks at the end of the module for examination revision (if the module is assessed by an exam) assignment work and general recuperation.
Through completing 2 modules every 3 months, by the end of year 1, students will have studied 8 modules. In year 2, progressing at the same rate, students take the remaining 4 compulsory modules and 2 elective modules. The completion of these remaining modules takes 9 months. In the final 3 months students start (and can complete) the management project. Many students see the management project as a key part of the MBA experience, putting the skills they have learnt into practice. Ongoing support is provided when tackling the management project with each student being allocated an experienced academic supervisor who you can call or email.
You can support your study in a variety of ways.
If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:
Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options
You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.
Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.
Pay in full
You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.
Pay in instalments
You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.
Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.
An MBA can equip you to progress to a senior management role in a variety of industries around the world. The specialist skills you will hold are highly valued by private and public sector organisations.
So, what will you have achieved when you complete this course?
You will have:
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Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.
1. View MBA course details on Arden University or University of Bradford websites
2. Complete the application form online on the Arden University website
3. Arden University will review and process your application and will contact you
4. Arden will support you with information on your study options and answer your questions
5. When both sides are happy, we will accept you onto the course & you complete your application
6. You begin your online MBA course as a student of the University of Bradford
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