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International MBA (T)

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

International MBA (T)

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Business Administration

Programme Code

MGT-MBA-IN

UCAS Code

JACS Code

N100 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline. We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds so may also consider previous work experience alongside lower academic qualifications Prior experiential learning in business, management or marketing, in lieu of academic qualifications will be considered on an individual basis under the University's RPL Policy.A formal interview, the submission of written work, exam or GMAT test may form part of this procedure.
In addition, international applicants will be required to demonstrate evidence of language proficiency by one of the following:-
An IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 5.5 in each of the four component elements of listening, reading, speaking and writing taken within the last 2 years
A TOEFL score of 90+ (internet based is the only acceptable form of this test); with at least the following scores in each of the four component parts of listening (17), reading (18), speaking (20) and writing (17) taken within the last 2 years.
A first or good second class honours degree from a university based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or other suitably quality assured location where the medium of instruction is English
A language assessment conducted by Queen’s University Belfast or approved provider
An alternative English Language qualification recognised by Queen’s University Belfast.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Queen's Management School

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Business and Management (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Philip Linsley

The University of York

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

The International MBA is based on the University wide modular framework. The class of degree awarded to the student (Fail, Pass, Commendation and Distinction) is based on his or her performance in 8 modules plus the dissertation.

Marking is based on the University agreed marking scale

Candidates will be assessed by a combination of course work, exams and a dissertation.

Candidates must pass all taught modules of the programme and the dissertation to be eligible for the award of a Master’s degree.

Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 105 CATS before proceeding to their dissertation. Candidates with one failed module will proceed to their dissertation ‘with caution’. This module must be passed at the second and final attempt.

The pass mark for each module and the dissertation will be 50%.

Candidates shall be eligible for the award of a Master’s degree where they have an overall average mark of 50% or more.

Candidates who obtain an overall average mark of 60% or more shall be awarded a Master’s degree with Commendation.

Candidates who obtain an overall average mark across the taught modules of 65% or more and obtain a mark of 70% or more in the dissertation and an overall degree average of 70% shall be awarded a Master’s degree with Distinction.

Candidates who obtain an overall mark of 50% or more across the taught modules and who fail to achieve a mark of at least 50% in the dissertation, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma only.

Candidates who obtain an overall mark of 50% or more across the taught modules and who fail to submit a dissertation, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma only.

Candidates who fail a module at the first attempt shall be permitted to retake that module at the next available opportunity for a maximum of 50%.

Candidates who fail any module at the second attempt will normally be required to withdraw from the University.

The dissertation must be submitted within a period of no more than two years after completion of the taught modules.

Only one resubmission of the dissertation will be permitted and normally for a maximum of 50%

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

International MBA mission is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business, equipping them with the knowledge, capabilities, tools and strategies to understand, anticipate and adapt strategically to the global markets. Specifically, the International MBA aims to:

provide students with knowledge of the core management disciplines and how these interrelate and interact to address and problem-solve in complex business administration situations;

provide effective systems of supportive learning, academic guidance and pastoral care to encourage the academic, intellectual and personal and professional development of our students;

provide students with an educational environment that stimulates, supports and prepares them for leadership and transformational roles in the business areas of international accounting and finance, organisational behaviour and professional skills, strategic management, global business environments, marketing in a world economy and global human resource management practice;

develop students’ strategic thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial ability to select and apply relevant business theories and analytical frameworks to address and solve unstructured business problems and challenges at a senior level within and across organisations.

provide students with the opportunity to interact with a wide range of organisation types including export-led enterprises or multinational organisations, offering them the opportunity to develop knowledge of organisations, their management and the work environment they operate;

maintain a supportive working environment in which there is respect for social, interpersonal and cultural differences, and openness, fairness, and equality of opportunity in relation to selection, learning, assessment and support.

enhance and develop students’ knowledge, understanding and relevant experience in business and management in ways which inter alia will enhance their employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, life-long learning and personal development;

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Problem solving

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Logical Reasoning

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Independent Enquiry

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Critical Evaluation and Interpretation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Self assessment and reflection on practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The ability to synthesise information/data from a variety of sources including from databases, books, journal articles and the internet

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning. Completion of the dissertation develops skills in independent research enquiry, data analysis and presentation.

Effectively present information orally and in writing, and an ability to formulate and deliver persuasive arguments

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning. Completion of the dissertation develops skills in independent research enquiry, data analysis and presentation.

Work effectively as part of a group, and use self-direction, initiative and planning in the context of independent learning and the management of assignments.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning. Completion of the dissertation develops skills in independent research enquiry, data analysis and presentation.

Problem solving and critical analysis

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning. Completion of the dissertation develops skills in independent research enquiry, data analysis and presentation.

Work-based skills; use of IT, including word-processing, email, internet

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning. Completion of the dissertation develops skills in independent research enquiry, data analysis and presentation.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The core functional business disciplines of business and management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used.
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends.
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The ways in which the core functional business disciplines of business and management interrelate and interact to address complex organisational situations holistically

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used.
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends.
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The fundamental concepts, processes and institutions for assessing, evaluating and managing strategic management situations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used.
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends.
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The adoption, adaptation and use of tools and techniques to plan, organise, direct and control organisational activities in global markets

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used.
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends.
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The principles to identify, assess and evaluate situations in which unusual matters arise; and apply responsible ethical, societal and organisational values to people situations, risk management and decision-making

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used.
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends.
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The principles to identify, assess and evaluate situations in which unusual matters arise; and apply responsible ethical, societal and organisational values to people situations, risk management and decision-making

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used.
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends.
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Relate and apply theoretical management and related concepts into practical business situations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Transform organisations through strategic leadership initiatives, and direct strategic change with intellectual rigour and professional ethical values

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Conduct research, analyse, synthesise and present on complex symptoms, problems and issues to improve organisational practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Adapt and innovate to solve strategic and operational problems, and to manage in unpredictable situations and make sound judgments in the absence of complete data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Develop effective relationship skills and professionalism (including negotiation, facilitation, communication and relationship-building skills)

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Produce reports and strategic plans (in a range of formats and on a range of issues) to transform, change and improve organisational practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Organise, plan and manage time effectively in order to withstand sustained pressure and meet deadlines

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning. Completion of the dissertation develops skills in independent research enquiry, data analysis and presentation.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Global Economic Environment

MBA7162

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

International Financial Accounting & Reporting

MBA7163

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

MBA7164

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Strategic Management

MBA7165

7

15

YES

9 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, Risk and Innovation

MBA7166

7

15

YES

9 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Global HRM

MBA7167

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Corporate Finance

MBA7168

7

15

YES

9 weeks

N

YES

0%

100%

0%

International Marketing Leadership

MBA7169

7

15

YES

9 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Dissertation-Consultancy Project

MBA9200

7

60

14 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Dissertation Academic Review Project

MBA9201

7

60

14 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Student select Dissertation option MBA9200 or MBA9201