Bath Spa University launches part-time MBA Leadership degree

Education | South West

Bath Business School has developed its first Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and is accepting final applications for its first cohort of students in February.

The two-year part-time MBA Leadership, which has been designed to ensure students will graduate with the skills organisations need today, is being delivered as part of the UK Government’s higher and degree-level apprenticeship scheme, which means that eligible businesses can fund the course using their existing contributions to the apprenticeship levy, with zero cost to the individual.

The course, which begins on 13 February 2019, will help students gain Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation, in addition to securing an internationally-recognised postgraduate management degree. There is a second cohort due to start in September 2019.

Prof Georgina Andrews, Dean of Bath Business School at Bath Spa University, said: “Higher and degree-level apprenticeships are a great way for ambitious leaders to learn how to manage complex projects and programmes and develop creative and innovative solutions to some of the real-life business challenges they face, in turn helping them further their career and increase their earning potential.

“Our MBA Leadership has been developed in close collaboration with businesses, so we are confident it meets the requirements of the business community today. Learners will be able to study part-time whilst working, providing them with the skills, behaviours and knowledge they need to become better leaders while also earning a meaningful wage.”

The Bath Business School MBA will be delivered over two years and students will be required to attend Bath Spa’s Newton Park campus two days a month.

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