Business Administration (Resilience) MBA

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What is special about this course?

Are you an experienced professional looking to progress to higher leadership and management roles?

The MBA Resilience is part of a brand new suite of MBAs, designed to provide leadership and management skills across the areas of Aviation, Environmental Management, Executive and Resilience.

The University of the Highlands and Islands MBA suite has been developed using insight from employers on skills necessary for executives operating in a challenging global environment, an environment where striving for growth and opportunity is based on ethical behaviour, appreciation of diversity and ability to adapt to the demands of a fast-changing world.

The programme will develop your theoretical knowledge, practical wisdom, strategic managerial and personal skills essential for successful career enhancement in organisations with a global outlook. Our MBA programmes aim to provide you with the comprehensive knowledge, skillset and understanding required to enable you to become a senior manager or to enhance career progression to a higher level.

The programme is distinguished by its emphasis on ethical and responsible leadership and management, with a focus on developing executive excellence for the global future. Embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, our MBA suite builds on 4 underlying pillars and key values:

  • Ethical awareness
  • Cultural readiness
  • Future readiness
  • Identifying growth and opportunity

Special features

  • The course is delivered online for maximum flexibility
  • Develop reflective learning skills based on your experience and peer-to-peer exchange, facilitated through the MBA hub
  • Participate in a wider dialogue via the MBA hub, between fellow students, business partners, local community and academic colleagues
  • An online induction programme will provide support and information, as well as an initial opportunity to interact and network via the hub

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of PGCert Resilience Leadership and Management
  • It is desirable that you have some post-study work experience
  • You will be asked to give us academic references before you can enrol and, where appropriate, provide employer references
  • You may be asked to undertake a short piece of assessment work

MBA

You will study 4 core modules:

  • Research for business
  • Growth and opportunity through innovation
  • Change for sustainable futures
  • Masters research project

Please note: to access this course and achieve the full award of MBA, you must have successfully completed our PGCert Resilience Leadership and Management prior to entry.

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)

How long will my course last?


  • Part-time (structured): minimum of 1.5 years (2 years if completing the research project over 2 semesters)
  • Part-time (unstructured): minimum of 2.5 years

Students who have not yet undertaken the PgCert Resilience Leadership and Management should allow for an additional 18 months to 3 years of study prior to commencing the MBA Resilience.


Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September
  • January

Fees

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:

2019-20Online (all fee statuses)
Per module (20 credits) £680
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £6,000

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

Funding

The university is pleased to offer a limited numbers of places with full tuition fee support for Scottish/EU students studying full-time on this course starting in September 2019 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy. Fees will be funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland’s Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes.

To be eligible for this funding, students must meet the criteria for Scottish or EU fee status and be resident in the Highlands and Islands (including Moray) or Perth and Kinross for the duration of their studies. In accordance with funding regulations, tuition fee support will only be available to students who meet the funding eligibility criteria and are self-funding i.e. who are not in receipt of funding for tuition fees from other sources, including employers. Funded places will be allocated and successful applicants notified from March onwards, available places will continue to be allocated throughout the recruitment cycle. There is no separate application process, applicants holding an offer will be considered against the eligibility rules.

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants. Students who do not meet the eligibility for the tuition fee support, or are not successful in being allocated one of the limited places, will be responsible for paying their own fees. However there are other potential sources of funding support available.

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The MBA Resilience is a bespoke course, tailored to your individual needs. It will equip you with critical skills and analytic competencies enabling you to continue with your chosen professional or academic developments.

Can I progress into further study?

The MBA Resilience provides excellent preparation and training for further advanced study in many areas of research. As such, you may wish to pursue a PhD or professional Doctorate studies within your chosen field.

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Apply for Business Administration (Resilience) MBA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2020 or Aug/Sep 2020 or Jan/Feb 2021

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.