This MBA is designed for candidates who already have academic and/ or professional business experience.

This is the course entry for the academic year 2018/19.

Information on applying to the current academic year is available from the 2017/2018 course entry

Course Overview

We are recognised as a centre of excellence in hospitality and this MBA has been devised in consultation with employers and managers within the sector. This MBA offers real-life experiences and engagement with the industry. We have a strong belief and desire to take you out of the traditional classroom setting to experience and explore the sector for yourself. For example, current students were overnight guests at a five star hotel where they were able to discuss the history, operations and challenges with the owner. Within the hospitality sector, the need for high performing groups and teams is of particular importance. The course takes a clear and consistent focus on team and project dynamics and challenges you to take on different types of roles in delivering objectives. You will study a range of business and hospitality modules and complete a project with a hospitality organisation.

Exit Awards

MBA (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web-based discussions, reflections on practice and group work with presentations. A central part of the course experience is the regular involvement with industry, through specific visits, guest speakers and events all of which provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Links with Industry / Professional Bodies

We work continually with a wide range of business organisations and public services, as well as the third sector, individual business leaders and industry experts to develop our courses. This ensures that along with in-depth theoretical underpinnings, the courses are rooted in relevance and industry practice. As your course progresses you will hear from guest lecturers, participate in visits to a wide range of industries and organisations, and engage in a range of other networking opportunities with staff and industry experts. In recent years we have engaged with: Diageo; New Lanark Heritage Centre and Hotel; Nairns; AG Barr (Irn-Bru); Waldorff Astoria, Edinburgh; Glenkinchie Distillery; Henderson’s restaurants; Isle of Eriska Hotel; Scottish Ambulance Service;; Turcan Connell; and Dakota hotels, to name but a few.

Modules

International Marketing/ Human Resource Management/ Directing Strategy for Value Creation/ Financial Management/ Business Economics

You will then take three further modules in the area of hospitality and complete a 60 credit project (Business Impact and Practice) focused towards your specialism in partnership with an external organisation. This is your opportunity to discover, propose, plan, lead and deliver an externally driven project, whilst developing your skills of reflective practice and personal development planning.

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (July 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.

Single Modules for CPD

Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact Gemma Blackledge-Foughali for more information.

Careers

Our postgraduate courses are designed to enhance your career prospects by opening up a wide range of global opportunities. Our graduates take with them enhanced employability and confidence whether they obtain a position with a multinational organisation, work within the public sector, create their own business, gain employment in the third sector or go on to further studies.

Quick Facts

■ There is a practical project instead of a dissertation. Students are challenged to research, plan, manage and evaluate a project in conjunction with an external business or organisation, allowing them to develop career-enhancing skills, confidence and opportunities.

■ Reflecting contemporary working practice, our teaching and assessment takes a strong group and team focus.

■ Class sizes are beneficially small: it enables students to work closely with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and allows lecturers to develop strong relationships with the students. The smaller cohort of students also allows for participation in regular visits and events.

Entry Requirements

Traditionally, postgraduate students have a business-related honours degree or equivalent and industry experience. We will consider recent graduates who can demonstrate additional capabilities. In addition we also welcome applications from graduates with an ordinary degree who can show a period of post-graduation work experience or from those with substantial industry experience and a commitment to CPD.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Accreditation of prior learning: You may be granted exemption from studying a module or modules up to a maximum of 60 credit points, provided you can demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes.

Application Deadline

Flexible

More Information and Contacts

Admissions or Gemma Blackledge Foughali on tel: +44(0)131 474 0000.

We would be delighted to arrange a visit to the University when we can tell you even more about the courses and facilities.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2017/18 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

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Course Overview

Delivery
At QMU
Duration
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 – 7 years
Start Date
September 2018
January 2019
Study Abroad
No
School
School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management
Division
Fees & Funding