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Business Administration (MBA) (2020 Entry)

Accounting and Finance (BSc) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)



  • Course Code
  • P-N1P2
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MBA
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Reach your full potential on Warwick's Business Administration MBA, ranked 1st in the UK by Economist/WhichMBA? 2018 global ranking of full-time MBA courses. Warwick Business School will provide you with an intense and fast-paced programme, where you will gain expert knowledge on the global business environment.


Ranked first in the UK and 18th in the world by The Economist/Which? MBA ranking 2018, our full-time MBA is the catalyst you need to transform your career. Whether you want to change job function, sector, location or simply increase your earning potential, we will give you the confidence and skills to achieve your potential. Our course is intense, fast-paced and captivating. With international travel, unlimited coaching, in-depth work with leading companies and a peer group from a range of different industry sectors and cultures, you will grow both personally and academically. Alongside lectures, seminars, group exercises, case studies and projects, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in one of the most innovative learning experiences available.


Core Modules

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
  • Leadership Plus
  • Managing in a New World
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Thinking: Strategic Evaluation and Analysis
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

Choose four optional modules from a wide choice to customise your MBA and achieve your aims. You may also have the opportunity to study one of our overseas electives to gain international experience. Electives will be taught in four day blocks (Wednesday to Saturday) and are shared with Executive and Distance learning MBA participants, offering more networking opportunities. You may also choose to study some of your optional modules at our location in The Shard in London. Modules at The Shard are taught on Friday and Saturday of alternating weeks.

Our electives broadly fit into the following categories:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Global Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Management and Leadership

The WBS website offers further information about the optional modules available for this course.


Teaching

You begin the year with an induction and workshop on building high performance teams, followed by a series of sector insights and career management workshops during the first few weeks of your MBA where we will help support your career action planning, and focus on maximising your MBA experience. Later in your programme, you will undertake a Development Centre to challenge you and your MBA colleagues through a series of typical senior management assessment activities to prepare you for success through recruitment and selection processes.

Syndicate group work is an essential part of the Full-time MBA, allowing you to perfect your presentation and negotiation skills. You will be part of the same group for the entirety of your required modules and will become part of different groups as you undertake your electives, this can include both Executive and Distance learning participants.

Contact hours

You will study eight required modules and four elective modules. Typically each module will consist of approximately 30 hours preparation and pre-reading, 30 hours of academic delivery and 40 hours writing the assignment(s).

Assessment

Assessment varies from module to module but is generally a combination of individual assignments and group projects and presentations. Some modules may also be assessed by exam.

Consultancy project and dissertation

Your individual consultancy project and dissertation will take place with a real organisation for 10 to 12 weeks over the summer period. The project will give you hands-on experience of consulting on a specific business challenge, enabling you to put everything you have learned into practice while offering the chance to network and showcase your individual talent for potential future employment with the organisation.

Skills from this degree

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the global business environment
  • Gain an understanding of different leadership skills and develop your own leadership style
  • Gain an appreciation of different perspectives and viewpoints by learning with and from a diverse cohort
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset
  • You will benefit from being part of a global cohort, allowing you to develop your professional network and understand different cultures and work practices.

Minimum requirements You must have at least three years' professional, business experience. We are seeking evidence of consistent progression including increased people management, budgetary and/or project management responsibilities. You must have a 2:i at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. However, we also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve. Generally you will need a well-balanced GMAT score of 650 or above, or a valid GRE score equivalent to GMAT admissions requirements

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


Find out more about how to apply for Business Administration MBA


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Additional Course Costs

Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.

For details about what is included/excluded from your course fees, please visit the Full-time MBA course page.

Scholarships

We have over £2 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 25% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.

Further details about scholarships can be seen on the MBA webpage.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, American Airlines, Baringa, Capco, Cicero, Elkem, GKN Driveline, HSBC, Microsoft, Northern Trust, Novartis, PwC, Sainor, Solvay and Unilever.

Our career services are tailored to your individual needs and fully integrated into the programme, providing an excellent way to super charge your career, leadership skills and earning potential.

You will have weekly sessions allocated within your timetable dedicated to your career development ensuring you leave WBS feeling confident to make your next career move.

You will have access to unlimited one-to-one coaching throughout the year and will be featured in our annual Talent Profile book which is sent to over 200 employers from 12 sectors (Pharmacy & Healthcare; Automotive; Manufacturing; Transport & Logistics; Energy; FMCG; Government; Real Estate; Strategy & Consulting; Media & Entertainment; Finance and Technology) and around 100 copies are printed for use at the annual MBA Careers Fair in The Shard.


There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

If you would like to explore whether our Full-time MBA is the right programme for you, you can:

  • Join us for regular online virtual information sessions
  • Meet us at an MBA fair around the world
  • Join us for regular open events at our Warwick campus or WBS London where you can meet with staff and participants, as well as experience a taster lecture

Full details of all forthcoming events are on our website.