Master of Business Administration - London Metropolitan University

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Master of Business Administration - London Metropolitan University

Master of Business Administration

MBA part-time programmes

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Contents

page

Studying for an MBA 2

Life after the MBA 6

Facilities for MBA students 7

MBA (part time) Executive 8

Master of Business Administration

(Information Technology) 10

Master of Business Administration

(Banking) 12

Master of Business Administration

(Hospitality and Tourism Management) 14

How to apply and for further information 16

London Metropolitan

University is one of Britain's

largest universities with over

37,000 students and is

committed to the delivery of

academic excellence,

vocational relevance and

personal development.

Located in the heart of London, London Metropolitan

University boasts two major campuses: London City

campus, where MBA provision is taught at the

Moorgate site, and London North campus, where

MBA provision is taught at the Stapleton House

site in Islington. Both sites are well served by

public transport and easily accessible from all

parts of London.

London Metropolitan University is dedicated to

supporting its postgraduate community and has

recently completed the new Graduate Centre.

This spectacular state-of-the art building designed

by the world renound Daniel Libeskind was opened

in March 2004.

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The MBA is probably the

most internationally

recognised and valued

academic award in

today’s business world.

In many organisations,

it has become an

essential qualification

for those intending to

reach senior

management positions.

Studying for an MBA

Studying for an MBA at London Metropolitan University enables you to gain an in-depth

understanding of senior management issues and equips you with effective managerial skills and

techniques. Our MBA programmes teach you to inter-relate theory with practice and to develop

an incisive strategic outlook for real life management situations. The programmes are highly

interactive and participative, enabling you to build upon your experience and openly share your

knowledge and ideas with your peer group.

Our part-time MBA programmes are designed to provide you with the flexibility and

accessibility to continue your employment whilst studying. The programmes are enriched by our

cosmopolitan student body who hold positions of responsibility in a diverse range of

organisational contexts in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

London Metropolitan University offers the following range of part-time and specialist

MBA programmes:

London City Campus London North Campus

MBA (Part-time) ‘Executive’ MBA (Part-time) ‘Executive’

MBA Banking (evening) MBA Information Technology (daytime)

MBA Hospitality and Tourism (daytime)

MBA (Open and Distance Learning)

The Department

The Department of Management and Professional Development is one of four departments

comprising the London Metropolitan Business School and focuses on the provision of

professional, postgraduate and MBA programmes.

Our location in one of the world's greatest cities allows us to draw on an unrivalled pool of City,

business and professional expertise, to ensure our MBA programmes maintain both relevance

and practicality in today's dynamic business world. We have developed strong partnerships and

links with a wide range of organisations, both local and multinational, and in a variety of

industries. Some examples of organisations with whom we have active relationships include:

Bank of America Body Shop

British Airways BT plc

Compass Fidelity Investment Bank

Guardian Royal Exchange London Stock Exchange

London Underground Ltd NatWest

Pizza Express Three Valleys Water

Thomas Cook Group Union Telecommunications

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Location of teaching

London North Campus

Stapleton House

Stapleton House is located at

Holloway Road, next to Holloway

Road tube station, on the Piccadilly

line and close to Highbury and

Islington tube and railway station.

MBA students have full use of our new

Graduate Centre, designed by world

famous architect, Daniel Libeskind.

London City Campus

Moorgate

Our Moorgate building is located

in the heart of the financial and

business district of London (“The

City”), and is just a few minutes

walk away from Moorgate tube

and Liverpool Street station.


John Gavin

Chief Executive of G4h Ltd

John, an Accounting graduate

from London Met, meets

current MBA students to

discuss telecommunications

sector business strategies.

International Links

The London Metropolitan Business School has forged a range of international links.

Our postgraduate business courses and MBA programmes benefit from links with the

following institutions;

● MIRBIS, at the Plekhanov Institute, Moscow

Business College of Athens, Greece

● Bodo Graduate School of Business, Norway

● Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

University of the West Indies

● Copenhagen Business School

● Intercollege, Cyprus

The Learning Environment

To get the most out of your MBA, we emphasise an active approach to learning, using problemsolving,

class discussions, syndicate work and case studies.You will be encouraged to join in

class discussions, contribute your knowledge and share your experience with your fellow

students. Classes are small, so there are plenty of opportunities for face-to-face and online

contact with individual academic staff. Lectures and seminars are supported by study guides,

tutorials, project-work, and by our experienced staff.

Professional accreditation and quality assurance

The University’s provision in Business and Management was rated ‘Excellent’ in recent subject

reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and the MBA complies fully with

QAA benchmarks.

We are recognised as a centre of excellence by:

● Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants (ACCA)

● Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

● Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

● Institute of Leisure and Amenity Managers (ILAM)

● Chartered Management Institute

Research

Our MBA programmes benefit from active research which is conducted both in the Department

and in the University. The programmes are supported by the following research centres:

● Centre for Equality Research in Business

● Centre for Financial Regulation Studies

● Centre for International Capital Markets

● Centre for Research and Marketing

● Management Research Centre

● Working Lives Institute

Many of our academic staff are active researchers and writers in fields as diverse as:

advertising, cross-cultural management, financial management, international marketing,

managing change, mergers and acquisitions, public sector management, service sector

management, organisational theories, and strategic management.

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May Wong

MBA 2003

I believe that the

asset I have gained

from London

Metropolitan University is not

only the MBA, but also the

confidence to compete in the

challenging

world of modern

organisations.


For London Met students,

completing an MBA is a

life changing experience:

An MBA gives you the

edge in achieving senior

management status

within either the public or

private sector and provides

you with a wide range

of career options.

Life after the MBA

A number of our students choose to go on to PhD study, but most go on to further progress

their rewarding and challenging careers. All MBA graduates join our Alumni Association which

has an active London-based management development programme, as well as having a wide

range of activities in more than 12 countries around the world. There are already over 62,000

alumni members in the UK and overseas, forming a diverse network and covering a whole range

of professions.

A range of events and activities are available through the Alumni Association, including the

Alumni Seminar Series and the Breakfast Club, providing MBA graduates with the opportunity to

present current business projects or issues and to generate ideas and discussion.

The University’s Global Alumni Ambassador, Hemanth Kumar, is a former MBA student and

currently works and lives in the USA. As Global Alumni Ambassador, Hemanth is responsible for

co-ordinating a network of support and opportunities for our alumni all over the world and

providing advice on career and business opportunities overseas.

London Met MBA graduates are in a strong position for future career progression in a wide variety

of industries and sectors. Our Alumni consists of students from the following organisations;

Astrium Barclays BBC

BT plc Chevrontexaco Coutts

London Borough of Hackney Lab Support UK Ladbrokes

Metropolitan Police Oracle Royal Free Hospital

Royal Statistical Society Sub Terra Waitrose

Government Information and Communications Service

Facilities for MBA students

There are five libraries and modern learning centres split across both campuses, with over

three quarters of a million items available to students, including books, journals, magazines,

CDs, CD-Roms and DVDs. We are proud to host a number of specialist collections including

the Women’s Library and the TUC Library Collection.

State-of-the-art IT studios hold over 2,600 computers and open-access to networks and

the internet through Pentium computers. Each of our learning centres has areas for group

work, individual quiet study spaces and well-equipped IT facilities for its students.

There is also an extensive language centre and a number of media centres with

photographic studios, darkrooms, a large TV studio, sound studio, edit suites, drama studios

and video-conferencing facilities.

We are committed to investing in new facilities; recently completed projects have included

the spectacular new Graduate Centre on Holloway Road, designed by internationally

renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. The Centre includes the very latest in facilities for

teaching, IT working space and an area for students to relax and socialise.

Our Career Development and Employment Service can help you make decisions about your

future and direct you to job vacancies, careers information and other useful resources.

We offer a wide range of sport and leisure facilities at both campuses each with fully

equipped fitness centres and dance/aerobic studios.

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Anthony Pugh

Managing Director,

Lonsdale Stone Precast Ltd

Studying the MBA at

London Met gave me

the confidence to

undertake research and better

identify business opportunities.

Two years after completing my

MBA I made the strategic

decision to purchase the

business I had been managing,

which marked a challenging and

exciting period in

my career.


MBA (part time) Executive

Attendance and Duration

Teaching Location: London City campus, Moorgate, and London North campus, Stapleton House.

Courses commence in September and February on both campuses. Teaching takes place on

Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.

Aims of the course

The executive-style MBA is the premier qualification for individuals wishing to progress to

strategic level in their organisation. It provides a rigorous grounding in the knowledge, skills and

understanding necessary for participants to operate effectively as strategic general managers in

a variety of business environments.

Our course offers:

● A comprehensive understanding of the functional aspects of business

● A thorough integration of theory and practice

● Effective development of personal, professional and managerial skills

● Advanced understanding of current models of strategic analysis

As well as being offered on both campuses in London, the MBA (part-time) Executive

programme is also offered in Moscow and Athens. In joining this programme you will be part of

a wide and exciting cohort of international students.

Key features of the course are the Masters conference, held over a weekend at the start of the

course, and a week-long international study visit to a major European city in Stage Two.

Course structure: September start

Stage One Stage Two

Autumn Semester: Sept to Jan Autumn Semester: Sept to Jan

The Economic and Global Context Comparative Management

Managing Finance and Accounting Research Methods

Leadership and Management Development Managing Change and Innovation

Spring Semester: February to June Spring Semester: February to June

Managing Information Systems Option

Managing People

Marketing and Operations Management

Strategic Management

Summer: June to December

Dissertation

MBA options

You have the opportunity to focus on a particular area of management by choosing one of the

following options below:

Business Ethics

● Comparative Employment Systems

● Financial Risk Management

● Gender and Work

● Global Financial Markets

● Human Resource Strategy

● International Finance

● International Marketing

● New Product Development

● Public Sector Management

● Small Business Enterprise

● Treasury Management

● Strategic Human Resource Management

● Current Issues in Business Law

Assessment

Each unit is assessed by either course work or an examination, or a combination of both.

You are also required to undertake a dissertation. This provides you with the opportunity to

demonstrate your ability to investigate changing business environments, apply and integrate

management theory and practice, think strategically and present recommendations for the

future of your organisation or industry. The dissertation is a written report of between 15,000

to 20,000 words and is undertaken with the guidance and support of your academic tutor

over a period of four to six months.

Entry requirements

Our standard entry requirements are:

● a bachelors degree with minimum 2:1 or equivalent

● at least three years full-time management experience after graduation

● good spoken and written English (IELTS 6.5 minimum or equivalent)

Those with good grades in a DMS can usually join year two of the course directly. Applicants

with a professional qualification such as the ACCA can normally be granted exemption from

modules which they have studied as part of their qualification.

You may be required to attend an informal interview.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2004/5 are:

Part-time (EU) (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years): £4,770

Part-time (non-EU): £5,110

Please note, these fees may be subject to change.

For further information and how to apply see page 16.

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Ainura Guppy

Analyst,

Financial Institutions Team

European Bank for Reconstruction

and Development

Completing the MBA at

London Met has helped

me progress in my

career and heightened my

awareness of various strategic

issues. I have also learned a

lot on how to effectively

manage business

relationships and

motivate staff I am

responsible for.


Master of Business Administration

(Information Technology)

Attendance and duration

Teaching location: London North Campus.

Commences in September.

Part-time: two years.

Aims of the course

The MBA Information Technology is the ideal qualification for individuals wishing to progress to

strategic level in an IT-oriented organisation. It aims to provide a rigorous, intellectually demanding

and vocationally orientated programme of study in general management, focused on

opportunities for the strategic use of information technology. The course provides you with the

range of competencies you need to succeed as a manager within an IT-focused organisation, and

will help you make a significant contribution in the drive to develop strategic information systems.

Our course offers

● A comprehensive understanding of the functional aspects of business

● A thorough integration of theoretical knowledge and application skills

● Effective development of personal, professional and managerial skills

● Instruction in developing critical awareness and understanding of contemporary IT issues

within business

The course aims to develop transferable intellectual skills and provide ample opportunities for

personal development as a manager. Participants will also acquire specialist knowledge and

expertise in information technology management within the established framework of a

modern MBA curriculum, and should benefit from significantly enhanced career prospects.

Course structure

Stage One units are:

● Leadership and Management Development

● Managing Finance and Accounting

● Global Economic Environment and IT

● Managing Information Systems

● Marketing and Operations Management

● Managing People

● Research Methods A

Stage Two relates the material of Stage One to major strategic issues.

Stage Two units are:

● Comparative Management

● Management of Change and Innovation

● Managing Strategic IS Development

● Managing E-Business Technology

● Research Methods B

● Dissertation

Assessment

Typical assessment includes group reports, group presentations, individual reports and

examinations. Each unit is assessed separately and you must pass every unit to obtain the

award.You are also required to complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic related to

the strategic use of information systems.

Career opportunities

The course is an excellent foundation for personal career progression. Students can also apply

for a transfer to MPhil/PhD.

Entry requirements

The MBA Information Technology course is designed for non-business graduates and therefore

assumes no prior academic knowledge of business and management. All applicants must offer

evidence of academic ability, motivation and potential; this may include relevant work

experience, prior completion of a suitable course, or completing diagnostic and exemption

exercises or project work. Applicants will normally be interviewed.

The standard entry qualification is an honours degree with appropriate IT content. Nonstandard

entry may be possible for those with other qualifications who can demonstrate

significant relevant work experience and responsibility.

Tuition fees

Part-time (EU) (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years) £4,140

Part-time (non-EU) (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years): £4,500

Please note these fees may be subject to change.

For academic queries, please contact

Course leader:

Peter Morley

Tel: 020 7133 3031

Email: p.morley@londonmet.ac.uk

For further information and how to apply see page 16.

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Robert Fisher

MBA part-time

Completing the MBA

part-time at London

Metropolitan

University meant that I was

able to achieve the career move

from Facilities Management

into HR which I had always

wanted. The programme has

strengthened my ability to

think strategically and has

increased my awareness of the

environment we operate in,

which have been

valuable tools in

my new role.


Hemanth Kumar

(MBA 1997)

Hemanth giving a seminar to

new MBA students on the US

view of IT outsourcing. He is a

Business Development Manager

of a software solutions company

in Ohio, USA.

Master of Business Administration (Banking)

Attendance and duration

Teaching Location: London City Campus, Moorgate.

Course commences in September.

Part time: evening attendance, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm.

Aims of the course

The MBA (Banking) is the specific MBA qualification for individuals wishing to progress to a

strategic level in banking organisations. It provides a rigorous grounding in the knowledge, skills

and understanding necessary for participants to operate effectively as strategic general

managers in banking sector environments.

Our course offers

● A comprehensive understanding of the functional aspects of business

● A thorough integration of theory and practice

● Effective development of personal, professional and managerial skills

● Advanced understanding of current models of strategic analysis

Key features of the course are the Masters conference, held over a weekend at the start of the

course, and a week-long international study visit to a major European city in Stage Two.

Teaching groups are small as we believe that personal attention is necessary for success on an

MBA, and there is an emphasis on teamwork and personal development.

Course structure

The MBA Banking course is divided into two stages. Stage One lasts one year and consists of six

units, providing a solid grounding in all the key business functions. Units are specifically tailored

towards the banking sector.

Stage One units are:

● Leadership and Management Development (residential)

● Managing Finance and Accounting

● Banking Law and Environment

● Managing Information Systems

● Marketing and Operations Management

● Managing People (block study)

Stage Two relates the material of Stage One to major strategic issues.

Stage Two units are:

● Management of Change and Innovation (block study)

● Comparative Management (including overseas study visit)

● Strategic Management

● Research Methods

● Treasury Management

● Dissertation

Assessment

Typical assessment includes group reports, group presentations, individual reports and

examinations.

You are also required to undertake a dissertation. This provides you with the opportunity to

demonstrate your ability to investigate changing business environments, apply management

theory and practice, think strategically and present recommendations for the future of your

banking organisation or the industry. The dissertation is a written report of between 15,000

to 20,000 words and is undertaken with the guidance and support of your academic tutor

over a period of four to six months.

Career opportunities

Successful MBA (Banking) graduates are likely to gain increased responsibilities at work, secure

promotion, and in general enjoy enhanced career opportunities. Graduates can also choose to

progress to an MPhil/PhD.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least three years’ management or professional experience and

a good level of education, usually to degree standard. Holders of the ACIB may be exempted from

Stage One of the course, depending on the extent of their management experience.

Tuition fees

Part-time (EU) (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years): £4,770

Part-time (non-EU) (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years): £5,110

These fees may be subject to change.

For academic enquiries contact

Course leader:

Dr Robert Carty

Tel: 020 7320 1419

Fax: 020 7320 1585

Email: r.carty@londonmet.ac.uk

For further information and how to apply see page 16.

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Miriam Green

MBA Lecturer and

academic researcher

Managing change is

a key aspect of

effective senior

management, and therefore a

key component

of our MBA

programmes.


Master of Business Administration

(Hospitality and Tourism Management)

Attendance and duration

Teaching location: London North campus, Stapleton House.

Course commences September and February.

Part time: two years, day attendance.

Aims of the course

The MBA is the specific MBA qualification for individuals wishing to progress to a strategic level

in their organisation within the Hospitality and Tourism sector. It aims to provide a rigorous

grounding in the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for participants to operate

effectively as strategic general managers in a Hospitality and Tourism environment. The

programme benefits from active research undertaken by the University’s International Institute

for Culture, Tourism and Development.

Our course offers:

● A comprehensive understanding of the functional aspects of business

● A thorough integration of theory and practice

● Effective development of personal, professional and managerial skills

● Advanced understanding of current models of strategic analysis in the context of hospitality

and tourism

Key features of the course are the Masters conference, held over a weekend at the start of the

course, and small teaching groups, as we believe that personal attention is necessary for success

on an MBA. There is also an emphasis on teamwork and personal development.

Course structure

The MBA is divided into two stages. Stage One lasts two semesters and consists of seven units,

which gives a solid grounding in all the key business functions. Stage Two has a strategic emphasis

and consists of five units and a dissertation.

Stage One units are:

● Leadership and Management Development (includes residential)

● Managing Finance and Accounting

● International Hospitality and Tourism Environment

● Managing Information Systems

● Marketing and Operations Management

● Managing People

● Research Methods A

Stage Two relates the material of Stage One to major strategic issues. The units are:

● Management of Change and Innovation

● Comparative Management

● Strategic Management in International Hospitality and Tourism

● Research Methods B

● Environmental Management for Hotels, Resorts and Tourism Enterprises

● Dissertation

Assessment

Typical assessment includes group reports, group presentations, individual reports and

examinations.

You are also required to undertake a dissertation. This provides you with the opportunity to

demonstrate your ability to investigate changing business environments, apply management

theory and practice, think strategically and present recommendations for the future of your

organisation within the hospitality and tourism industry. The dissertation is a written report of

between 15,000 to 20,000 words and is undertaken with the guidance and support of your

academic tutor over a period of four to six months.

Career opportunities

The course provides an excellent foundation for career progression. You can also apply for a

transfer to MPhil/PhD.

Entry requirements

An UK Honours degree, or equivalent qualification, plus at least two years of management

experience; and where appropriate an English language test, a minimum score on the IELTS

of 6.5, or equivalent.

Tuition fees

Part-time (EU) (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years): £4,140

Part-time (non-EU) (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years): £4,500

Please note, fees may be subject to change.

A number of scholarships are kindly provided through the Savoy Education Trust – see

www.londonmet.ac.uk/scholarships for more details.

For further information and how to apply see page 16.

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Gary Pheiffer

MBA Lecturer

HRM and Strategic Management

Senior management

is increasingly

about the interrelationships

between

business functions and

the ability to get

the best out of

your staff.


How to apply and for further information

The University runs open evenings on both campuses where you can meet

academic staff, careers advisors and tour the facilities. More details are available

on our website: www.londonmet.ac.uk/opendays or contact Admissions on

020 7133 4202 or email: admissions@londonmet.ac.uk

If you are interested in a full-time MBA or MBA by Distance Learning, please visit

our website: www.londonmet.ac.uk/mpd

How to apply

For all our MBA courses, please contact us for an application form, or you may

download one from: www.londonmet.ac.uk/howtoapply

Please return your completed application form to:

Postgraduate Admissions

London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road

London N7 8DB

Tel: 020 7133 4202

Fax: 020 7133 2677

Email: admissions@londonmet.ac.uk

Funding

London Metropolitan University has been approved by the Corporation of London

to accept City Workers’ Study Vouchers and Adult Education Study Vouchers

issued by the education service of the Corporation of London to people who live

and work in the Square Mile of the City of London.

For more information tel: 020 7332 3542 or

Email: education@corpoflondon.gov.uk

If you require assistance with paying your course fees you may be eligible for a

Career Development Loan (CDL). CDLs are available through a partnership

arrangement between the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and four

major UK banks. For further information contact the Career Development Loan

Information Line on 0800 585 505 or visit www.lifelonglearning.co.uk

‘Money to learn’ is a DfES booklet providing details on financial help available for

adults in further education and training. Call 0845 602 2260 or visit

www.dfes.gov.uk for details of other free publications or help with funding.

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