Circular Economy thinking offers businesses a mechanism to look forward and plan for the development of innovative business models to sustain them through major changes in resource availability and economic stress. Highly volatile energy prices and increasing scarcity of raw materials mean an uncertain future for businesses built on cheap energy and easily available raw materials. This combined with major financial shocks and restrictions on the availability of credit mean that the scale of transition for businesses is profound.
This degree programme provides graduates with the skills required to re-model businesses around concepts such as re-manufacture, service systems and bio-mimicry concepts which are central to the concept of "circular economy".
A growing number of businesses are recognising that new business models are required to provide sustainable competitive advantage. New business opportunities are emerging around the "circular economy" (sometimes called the performance economy or cradle-to-cradle) model offering massive scope for innovation and enterprise.
The circular economy model represents a shift away from reduction of resource usage and disposal to an emphasis on completely re-designing production systems and consumer behaviour. Businesses already starting to work within this framework include; Proctor & Gamble, Desso, Phillips and Aveda.
Graduates from this programme will be well equipped to make a significant contribution to designing the businesses of the future.
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. Students choose those that are of most interest or greatest career benefit
Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue
Distance learning students are not required to attend any sessions at Bradford University School of Management. However students are welcome to attend a two day on-site MBA induction session in either September or January. Further to this students can chose to study up to three modules (each running over 3-5 days) at the School of Management or at any one of our partner institutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai for no extra cost (other than travel and subsistence costs).
Your knowledge and understanding of each subject area studied will be assessed by the most appropriate means. This will typically involve the completion of a written assignment, an exam or in some cases an assignment and an exam. If you need to sit an exam we have approved examination centres worldwide, making it highly likely that there is an exam centre near you. Please note, if you do not sit the exam at Bradford University School of Management you have to pay an extra fee to your chosen examination centre.
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 were 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).