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Attendance Requirements

Prospective MBA students are required to attend a two-day induction which will normally take place during the week prior to commencement of classes on a Wednesday normally from 2.00 pm until 9.00 pm and Thursday from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm.

Studying for the MBA at Queen's involves spending time away from the workplace. Consequently, applicants must normally be sponsored by their employers. (Employer Information)  The total number of contact hours over the two calendar years is approximately 500, although these are spread across a number of elements of the programme including induction, personal/professional development, the study trip abroad and dissertation supervision, as well as formal seminars.

Modules are offered in three modes:-

  • 1 x 4-day block (All day Friday and Saturday over 2 weeks);
  • 2 x 3-day blocks (normlly Wednesdays, 2.00 pm - 9.00 pm; all day Thursday and all day Friday); and
  • the remaining module in each semester is normally taught on Wednesdays, between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm, across 11 weeks of the semester.

Towards the end of the first year of study, students are required to attend a 3-day personal/professional development session provided by an appropriate management trainer.  Towards the end of the second year of the programme, students are required to participate in a study trip abroad which will normally last for 5-6 days.

The personal/professional development session and the study trip abroad are non-optional, integral elements of the programme.

Blocks of teaching other than those outlined above may be arranged from time to time as appropriate.  In such circumstances students will be given as much notice as possible. Penalties may be imposed for non-attendance at classes, non-participation in the personal/professional development session(s) and/or the study trip abroad.