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Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy MBA

University of Bradford

About the university

As one of the world’s leading business schools, Bradford University School of Management is recognised for the quality, flexibility and career progression of its graduates. That’s why, Bradford University School of Management has the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations and is ranked within the Financial Times Top 50 European Business Schools.

In November 2012, Bradford University School of Management achieved AACSB accreditation, joining an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations.

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Overview

Today’s economic conditions, characterised by increased price volatility and scarcity on the energy and resources fronts, require a change in perspective. There is a belief that an innovative approach, which integrates systems thinking and looks beyond the linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model, is the answer that a forward-looking School of Management should strive to provide. With this in mind, The Bradford University School of Management have designed the Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA in order to give the next generation of leaders a first-mover advantage.

Once you start the Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA programme you will gain an insight into the core business and management theories as well as highly specialist and contemporary issues such as:

  • New business models, as well as the opportunities a circular approach provides to innovative and enterprising individuals and companies.
  • Energy, resources and commodities as critical issues for future economic and business prosperity.
  • The value and benefits of localisation, global trading relationships and enabling communication technologies.
  • Technical and biological flows of materials, reverse logistics, regenerative product design and virtuous business cycles.

All students on the programme are an integral part of the Bradford University School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. This is achieved through the use of small faculty led tutor groups, weekly online discussions, live face-to-face online tutorial sessions and collaboration on projects with fellow students from around the world. Further to this, while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in Bradford and at its partner institutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Italy and the Philippines (subject to availability).

Please call us on 0800 268 7737 for further details or browse details of the programme in our prospectus.

Overview

Overview

Today’s economic conditions, characterised by increased price volatility and scarcity on the energy and resources fronts, require a change in perspective. There is a belief that an innovative approach, which integrates systems thinking and looks beyond the linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model, is the answer that a forward-looking School of Management should strive to provide. With this in mind, The Bradford University School of Management have designed the Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA in order to give the next generation of leaders a first-mover advantage.

Once you start the Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA programme you will gain an insight into the core business and management theories as well as highly specialist and contemporary issues such as:

  • New business models, as well as the opportunities a circular approach provides to innovative and enterprising individuals and companies.
  • Energy, resources and commodities as critical issues for future economic and business prosperity.
  • The value and benefits of localisation, global trading relationships and enabling communication technologies.
  • Technical and biological flows of materials, reverse logistics, regenerative product design and virtuous business cycles.

All students on the programme are an integral part of the Bradford University School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. This is achieved through the use of small faculty led tutor groups, weekly online discussions, live face-to-face online tutorial sessions and collaboration on projects with fellow students from around the world. Further to this, while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in Bradford and at its partner institutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Italy and the Philippines (subject to availability).

Please call us on 0800 268 7737 for further details or browse details of the programme in our prospectus.

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About this course

  • Title

    Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy MBA

  • Awarding Body

    University of Bradford

  • Mode

    Blended distance learning

Duration

Bradford University School of Management allows students to vary the speed of their progression through the programme to suit their own individual needs. As such, you can choose to take just one module in a quarter or defer your studies altogether, for a short period of time. As a general guide the programme can be completed in 2-6 years.

Distance learning students usually study 2 modules every 3 months. Each module is split into 9 units (8 learning units and 1 revision unit). Students are expected to work through 1 unit per module per week. This format ensures that students have a number of weeks at the end of the module for examination revision (if the module is assessed by an exam) assignment work and general recuperation.

Through completing 2 modules every 3 months, by the end of year 1, students will have studied 8 modules. In year 2, progressing at the same rate, students take the remaining 4 compulsory modules and 2 elective modules. The completion of these remaining modules takes 9 months. In the final 3 months students start (and can complete) the management project. Many students see the management project as a key part of the MBA experience, putting the skills they have learnt into practice. Ongoing support is provided when tackling the management project with each student being allocated an experienced academic supervisor.

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Fees

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.

Work experience

Candidates must have at least 3 years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

Academic & professional achievements

You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally 8 years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.

Numeracy & literacy competences

We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competences, and depending on the information provided at application, you may need to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent.

English language proficiency

If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:

•IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or

•Internet-based TOEFL:

•For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17

•For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or

•PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51.

Why RDI

Why RDI?

Going back to the classroom doesn’t suit everyone. We are proud to be the affordable way for thousands of students to achieve their qualifications and life goals whilst they work. At RDI we offer you the best support possible throughout your studies, because we know it makes a difference.

“It provides a level of comfort to me knowing that there is always someone who can guide me, or answer any questions that I may have as my studies progress.” Bernadette, BA (Hons)

We believe support doesn’t just start when times are tough – real support needs to be there throughout your student journey. Our knowledgeable admissions team will discuss your course and all your options with you and help ensure you make the best choice for you and your career. Our programme coordinators and progression teams will offer you a real person to call or email, and will be there from enrolment to graduation – ensuring you have everything you need to focus on your studies. Our expert tutors are passionate about bringing the course to life and making it meaningful to your world.

“It is not always easy to balance family, education and travelling at the same time. But due to the flexibility of RDI my dream of obtaining a degree without sacrificing my family has been fulfilled.” Banda, BA (Hons)

We are proud to change people’s lives by helping them to invest in themselves and maxmise their own potential in the world.

Who are RDI?

Who are RDI?

We are online distance learning experts who work in partnership with UK universities to deliver their qualifications to you flexibly, affordably and supportively.

For over 25 years RDI has partnered with UK universities to deliver their courses by distance learning. This provides you with the best of both worlds; distance learning experts to support you and a full university qualification at the end of your studies.

Recognised for high quality

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Highly rated by students

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The university and RDI – who provides what?

Awarding your qualification

Your course is awarded by the university or professional institution. On completion you receive exactly the same certificate as an on campus student and will even be invited to the same graduation ceremony.

Providing you with everything you need to succeed

RDI provide you with all the study materials, tutors for academic support and a student support co-ordinator who will make your studying successful and enjoyable. You will learn through RDI’s state-of-the-art online learning platform and engage with other students from all over the world.

RDI also liaise with the university partner during the enrolment process to help you receive your offer of a place and enrol you with the university. We also make sure you receive your final certificate and invitation to the graduation ceremony.

Careers

Careers

Over 90% of students with RDI said they combine work with their studies. Our ability to deliver the highest quality learning in the most flexible way, means that you don’t have to put your career on hold to increase your long-term potential.

“I am in the middle of my dissertation now but have managed to get a dream job with one of the world’s largest consulting companies! A huge part of this is attributed to me undertaking an MBA and the subsequent support received from RDI.” Scott, MBA

You are looking at how you might develop yourself and give yourself that competitive edge. Self-improvement and good qualifications are, without question, a good investment. Students may be looking to secure their current role, increase their confidence, gain promotion or switch careers, and flexible learning with RDI allows them a low risk solution which fits alongside their studies.

“The uniqueness of the programme made it easy for me to combine my work with studies as the programme was amazingly flexible. It was like having the best of both worlds, my job and studies were both going on simultaneously with the least of stress.” Lucky, BA (Hons)

Because your studies run alongside your work, many students find that they feel the impact of their course long before graduation.

“Since I’ve started the program last October, I’ve been promoted to Director of Marketing and I’ve definitely seen the positive results from my employer and on me personally. I have gained the confidence and knowledge to continue my education despite the sacrifices of being a career woman, a mother and a wife.” Gaylene, Graduate Diploma (Hons)

Thousands of students are taking the opportunity to invest in themselves and their future through RDI and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals too.

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Take the next steps towards getting your qualification by applying online or calling us today.

Contact our admissions team on 0800 268 7737 or +44 24 765 15700