|Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses|
|Sunderland Business School|
University of Sunderland
Sunderland Business School|
The Reg Vardy Centre
Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peters
St Peters Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD
|Tel. No.||+44 (0)191 515 2319|
|Fax No.||+44 (0)191 515 2338|
|| Chris Marshall
Master of Business Administration - MBA
||Type of course
||Length of course
||One academic year (45 weeks)
|Term starts this year on 26th September 2005, there are no February starts at the Business School. Students should apply by 31st August 2005 at the latest and be aware that courses can quickly fill up.
||20 - 25 students per class size
||Finding the right place to live in a new country can be a daunting experience that's why the University of Sunderland guarantees all new students a place in University managed accommodation. Most postgraduates opt for Scotia Quay, which has been purposefully designed for postgraduate and research students. Flats are for 5 people and consist of private bedroom and bathroom with a shared kitchen and lounge. All rooms have phones and access to the University network.
||Cost / Fees
||Please contact the Centre for International Education for information on fees. You will need to provide your country of origin and may be eligible for a country scholarship.
||Assistance can vary between individual cases, please contact the University directly for more information.
|Previous students have attained positions such as chief executive of a regional authority, business development manager for an automotive supplier, regional manager for a major building society and directors of major public service practices: nursing, housing and personnel. A number of ex-students have gone on to work in consultancy practice - for example, Price WaterhouseCoopers in Germany, and international roles in the electronics industry in the Netherlands.
||You are welcome to apply if: |
· You have an honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised degree or professional qualification; and
· You have a minimum of two years relevant work experience in a professional and/or management role, and
· You are at least 23 years of age,
Overseas applications from countries whose first language is not English are required to produce evidence of competence in English. This will usually be a satisfactory score on the British Council IELTS test or in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). We require an IELTS score of 6 or a TOEFL score of 550/213 (paper/computer based). All international students will be required to undertake English Language evaluation upon arrival to determine any need for reinforcement of their skills.
Attendance at an English Language for Business Purposes Summer School may be required in the month leading up to the start of the academic year in September. Occasionally an additional interview may be required.
||Countries of origin:
Students on the MBA course can originate from over 70 countries. |
Ratio Men: Women: 2:1
Age Range: From 23 upwards
Average Age: Approx. 30
Average Work Experience: All students on the MBA must have at least 2 years experience though most applicants come with 6 - 10 years of practical management expertise.
This internationally recognised programme will accelerate your career development into highly paid management positions. Aimed at graduates with significant business/management or professional experience, it will notably enhance your capability to function as a senior manager within a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations.
Sunderland Business School uniquely includes Business & Management, Law and Psychology as subject disciplines. The School has a total student population of about 2500, plus students that take distance undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at home and overseas locations.
In terms of total numbers undergraduate Business & Management provision remains the largest area in the School, however, the fastest growing areas are for postgraduate and corporate/work based programmes. The Business School has established links with industry, commerce and the public sector through an enhanced, relevant and up-to-date curriculum. Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels very much reflects our philosophy of equipping students for the world of work, and, for those students that can, we encourage them to take a placement. For those students that are interested in starting their own businesses all our business courses provide our students with the request basic skills. But we also provide additional support through our New Ventures programmes and the Hatcheries that we operate for those students with a 'real' business idea that they wish to develop.
In total the School comprises 120 staff including 90 academic staff members each of which belongs to a specialist subject team. The teams include Strategy and International Management, Planning & Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Law and Psychology. Our staff are actively engaged with research, consultancy and corporate work and we have this year introduced a new short course programme for those that work in both the public and private sectors that want further insight, or to update themselves, in a specific subject area.
All of the foregoing emphasises the School's strategy of concentrating on what we do best which is to firmly link our programmes and developments to the world of work through our work based and lifelong learning awards.
The University of Sunderland has made its mark on the academic world. Our growing reputation is founded on quality teaching and research excellence. Along with other organisations in the North East, we are helping to nurture the skills and resources that have transformed Sunderland in recent years. So, if you want to build upon your undergraduate studies or further boost your career opportunities, the University of Sunderland can offer you the postgraduate programme which you need to pave the way for success in your chosen field.
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