Máster en Administración de Empresas - MBA
Nuestro MBA ha sido cuidadosamente diseñado para afianzar su potencial en el campo de la administración y su dedicación en este campo con el fin de mejorar sus perspectivas profesionales y su contribución a la administración ahondando en sus conocimientos en torno a los procesos y problemas del mundo empresarial. Fomentamos un enfoque integrador del mundo de la empresa y los negocios y le animamos a que desarrolle sus propias capacidades reflectivas.
- The programme links you to professional practice and employers with a series of networking events, seminars and workshops with business leaders. Recent events included debates involving entrepreneurs, members of Scottish Parliament, the business media, and an Olympic athlete, with topics ranging from leading high performance teams to the impact of the recession on online businesses.
- The Glasgow MBA, which has successfully run for over 30 years, is accredited by the Association of MBAs, and our Business School has been a long-standing accredited member of this association.
- The University of Glasgow Business School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
- In the most recent independent review of research quality (RAE 2008), 85% of management research was classed as of international quality, with 10% being world leading.
We are now offering a modular part-time option for the MBA programme. For further details please contact the programme convener .
The MBA programme is structured in a way that enhances the scope for personal and academic development, incorporating orientation and induction sessions ahead of the core modules, offering a rich choice of options, and finishing with the in-depth and applied analysis of a dissertation. Personal development sessions are provided throughout the programme to help you reflect upon your progress.
We take a unique approach to the MBA by basing our teaching within small group sessions in our own dedicated spaces, allowing for more collaboration and discussion than large lectures.
If you have not previously studied management or have limited coverage from your first degree, we offer access courses. If you are an international student, these courses are offered jointly with colleagues who specialise in teaching English as a Foreign Language.
The programme is based around six themes. These include your induction, your personal development and the five optional courses you need to choose: a great way to tailor your MBA experience to your future career plans. The other three are listed below.
Theme 1: Critical enquiry
- Understanding the external environment
- Introduction to research methods
- Decision-making tools
- Developing creativity and criticism.
Theme 2: Strategy and organisational performance
- Managing people and resources
- Accounting and finance
Theme 3: Strategic foresight
- Political contexts (geopolitics, corporate responsibility, scenario planning)
- Economic contexts (regulation and international markets, risk management, social and environmental accounting)
- Social contexts (the importance of place, personal and corporate ethics, cross-cultural management)
- Technological contexts (innovation, ICT and global communications)
- Environmental contexts (climate change, energy)
- Legal contexts (changing roles of the state, citizen and consumer rights).
- International business
- Human resource management
- Corporate communication
- Ethics and judgement
- Marketing management
- E-business and innovation.
The Glasgow MBA programme enables you to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding and find jobs in senior management or consultancy roles. Companies and organisations that have recently hired our graduates include Morgan Stanley, Amazon, Lloyds Banking Group, Deloitte Touche, Citibank, the Call Centre Association, and Triumph, among many others.
Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.
Applicants require three years' relevant work experience in addition to standard entry requirements.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
Rising to the challenge: meet Marcelo Affonso
I wanted to come to Glasgow for several reasons. The university has a strong international reputation and a high calibre of teaching staff, many of whom are highly regarded in their research fields. Research is a big deal for me, as I hope to go on to complete a PhD at some point. Glasgow is an exciting, thriving urban environment and I wanted to experience a city.
I’d completed a placement at HSBC during my undergraduate course, and when I left, I took up a position there, working in personal financial management. It was a steep learning curve, and there were lots of opportunities to progress but eventually I felt it was time to move on, to look for the next challenge.
I wanted to do an MBA, in the UK preferably, but it is a huge commitment, so you have to work out the best time to do it. I was only 28, and have no children, so I was at the stage in my life when I could do it full-time. It was been enjoyable and rewarding.
It has everything in it – from strategic management, to human resource management and marketing – and tackles a wide range of relevant, current topics. Those are its key strengths, in fact – its relevance to current issues and its diversity of topics.
For example, we looked at everything from how to keep employees motivated to issues surrounding energy and renewables.
We also benefited from visits from a wide range of managers and experts who come in to share their experience and expertise. That is extremely valuable.
It is important to specialise in business, but you have to be flexible, particularly given the current unpredictability. It takes commitment to complete the MBA. It is, after all, 12 months of non-stop work. But those who work hard, who are open to new ideas and are flexible, do well.