Our Accelerated MBA – the first of its kind in the UK – is a 10 month intensive programme which allows busy working professionals to return to work to complete a management project after only eight months out of the office. It attracts high calibre professionals with drive, energy and commitment from around the world
Accelerated MBA students benefit from working in small learning sets and mixing with students from other programmes and disciplines. This provides excellent opportunities for networking.
Accommodation is reserved on our Bradford campus for students on the Accelerated MBA so that they can take full advantage of the learning support, careers services and networking opportunities available during their time with us.
All our MBA programmes are made up of three stages
Core modules – designed to help you get back in to learning and provide fundamental knowledge of management principles and theory
Elective modules – provide an in-depth understanding of specialist topics that are essential and relevant to the contemporary commercial world focused on sustainability
Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue
The Accelerated MBA programme begins with a week-long induction, designed to accelerate you back into learning and help you get to know your fellow students. Accelerated MBA students take elective modules focused on sustainability and sustainable development.
Many of the modules are provided in a block-week format solely for the Accelerated MBA students, whilst others are held during the day or in the evening with our Full-time MBA and Executive MBA students. In this way, you will experience the full benefit of networking with a fantastic mix of managers and professionals with diverse backgrounds and cultures from across the world.
We use a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, case analysis, group work, individual and group problem solving research. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations.
We have the prestigious EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) which is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration run by the European Foundation for Management Development.
We are among the first business schools in the UK to receive portfolio accreditation for all our MBA programmes (including full-time, executive part-time and distance-learning MBAs) from AMBA (Association of MBAs).
AACSB - we are working towards achievement of the AACSB accreditation in 2012 which would give us the Triple Crown of accreditations.
International Student Requirements:
If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS test (with no sub-text less than 5.5), or a score of 94 in the internet-based TOEFL (with minimum scores of Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17), or 60 in the PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic).