专业：MBA (Master of Business Administration) [MBA]
The Glasgow MBA begins with laying the foundations of leadership through three core-learning experiences. You are then given the opportunity to specialise in finance, marketing or strategy. You may also explore additional business subjects such as business analytics, entrepreneurship, supply chain management and business sustainability. An important part of our MBA is the team-consulting project that happens towards the end of the year and is an opportunity for you to bring theory into practice and tackle real life business scenarios. The final stage of your MBA is your dissertation. You will work on this from May to September on a topic agreed between you and your supervisor.
1. Decision making under uncertainty
You will learn about the intellectual perspectives and methods that underpin the practice of making decisions essential for business management. In this course you will explore the many different disciplinary and methodological traditions that should inform effective analyses of the business world. You will also learn how informed thinking and analysis will assist you in making decisions and delivering better business outcomes.
2. Business strategic management
This course integrates five key business disciplines from a strategic perspective which are covered in modules. These are strategy (dynamic strategic management), HR and operations (developing your leadership through people and resources), marketing (strategic marketing), finance (financial analysis and decision-making), and business environment (global economics). You will develop the skills expected of senior managers and be capable of developing a career in any leading organisation. This learning experience ends with a week-long intense team-consulting project where you will be challenged to cover and to integrate the areas/subjects studied both in the core courses as well as in the electives.
3. Strategic foresight
This course is designed to broaden your perspective by encouraging you to listen and think about tangible strategic challenges, in both local and international contexts, which are presented to you by experienced business leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants and/or public servants. Guest speakers cover issues such as:
How is technology and innovation shaping organisations? Is it disruptive?
Is globalisation still alive in the twenty-first century?
How are millennials changing or influencing organisational cultures?
To what extent do local (national) procedures and regulations support or inhibit a business internationalisation agenda?
How do risk management and responses to uncertainty present themselves in day-to-day strategic implementation?
How are Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental Protection and/or Ethical Behaviours embraced and introduced during strategic discussions?
Through guided discussions after each presentation and case-discussions complementing these topics, you will learn to develop skills to articulate previous and potential future responses to strategic challenges, and the likely effectiveness of these responses.
Following the core courses you will pick five optional courses, enabling you to specialise in finance, strategy or marketing. The courses on offer vary each year and are taught by a range of leading academics and practitioners, based on their research or personal experience of the corporate world.
Optional courses may include
Business-to-business relationship management 企业对企业的关系管理
Company and market failure 公司和市场失灵
Consumer behavior 消费行为学
Corporate image, branding and communication 公司形象，品牌化和交流
Credibility & networks - selling yourself and your organization 信誉和网络-出售你自己和记得组织
Entrepreneurial finance 创业融资
International financial analysis 国际金融分析
International strategy for multinational enterprise 跨国企业国际战略
Organisational and corporate security 组织和企业安全
Project leadership and control 项目领导和控制
Strategic human resource management 战略人力资源管理
Supply chain management 供应链管理
The making of strategy. 市场策略
2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject and a minimum of 3 years managerial work experience. You must also provide a personal statement and a detailed CV describing your work experience with specific emphasis on the managerial roles and responsibilities. In terms of managerial work experience, we are looking for a person responsible for planning the aims, objectives and priorities of their work area, communicating this to their team and colleagues, someone managing people – at least a team of three people reporting to them.
If your application successfully passes through the first stage of the admissions process, you will be invited you to take part in an interview by Skype (if you are abroad) or face-to-face (if you are in the UK). The interview is relatively informal, lasts between 30 and 45 minutes and seeks to evaluate your suitability for the Glasgow MBA, as well as discuss your application and expectations. The interview will enable the MBA team to get to know you and provide you with an opportunity to understand how the Glasgow MBA works. The interview may include interaction with other candidates and you may be asked to prepare a brief presentation on a particular topic. Focus will be on the following competencies: motivation, commercial and business awareness, team working, project management, creativity, resilience and flexibility, business ethics and communication.
Although the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a standard requirement of our admissions process, strong verbal reasoning and numerical abilities are critical for the MBA and we may ask you to undertake such a test.
overall score 6.5
two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification
As a Glasgow MBA graduate you join the ranks of successful and influential professionals making a mark on organisations around the world. Our dedicated MBA Careers Manager supports you throughout the year, helping you plan for the next stage of your career and equipping you with the tools and strategies to compete effectively within the global job market. Many of our graduates have senior roles specialising in management, marketing and finance, across all industries and sectors; whilst others have established their own business. Recent alumni have gone on to employment with companies including but not limited to:
The Scottish Government