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Course Overview

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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Our MBA Online Events are a great way to find out more about our MBA programmes and talk to our team via a live web link from your computer, tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android).

Our next online event is:

Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Key Information

Award:
MBA
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy MBA
Duration:
2 to 3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

About University of Bradford

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Work experience

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:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; OR
  • Internet-based TOEFL
  • For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17
  • For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; OR
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51
Course Details

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

Duration
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.

Fees & Funding

Fees

How much is my course?

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Funding

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:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

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.

Sponsorship

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.

Sponsorship

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.

Careers

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:

  • Demonstrated you can apply knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Undertaken activities that have improved your own organisation
  • Used your personal development and planning skills to contribute to society and the workplace
  • Used your problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions
  • Worked effectively in a team, using listening, negotiating, persuading and presenting skills - and shown you are adaptable to changes at work
  • Shown genuine deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area
  • Taken a world view, demonstrating that you understand global issues, diversity and ethical questions
  • Developed your communication skills


Visit our Knowledge Base to find out how investing in an MBA is investing in your future.

Next steps

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.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

Alternative MBA courses

How to apply for your University of Bradford MBA through Arden

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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