MBA Essentials is an interactive 5-day online programme taught over two months, with one scheduled session per week.
Content is focused around five core modules, which provide a contemporary mix of traditional class teaching with opportunities for discussion with other professionals. This approach encourages higher levels of participation, a shared learning experience and opportunities to discuss sector specific issues. Individual and collaborative learning is a core philosophy of the programme and you will draw on a diverse range of academic resources and content to inform your learning.
The online delivery uses a variety of blended and participative learning styles to ensure all delegates can contribute and interact within the group.
MBA Essentials is delivered by an expert team of academics and researchers who teach on our AMBA-accredited MBA degree course. You will also hear from our inspirational and informative guest speakers who will share their own experience of leadership within the sector.
Assessments are designed to allow delegates to immediately apply their learning and have impact on their organisations. Successful completion of the programme will be assessed through two pieces of coursework.
The course will explore five key modules delegates can expect to study at MBA level and content will be focused to address the current issues in the manufacturing and engineering sector:
A. Organisational Strategy
The key objective of this unit is that you will develop an increased ability and confidence to think strategically and gain a greater understanding of how to use strategy to drive organisational success. You will use analytical tools to understand the future of the fourth industrial revolution and how it applies to your organisation’s strategy.
B. Finance and Accounting
This unit introduces the language of accounting and finance and its role in society. You will learn the key principles of accounting and how to interpret key financial statements, the nature of operating a business from a financial perspective, and be introduced to concepts in investment appraisal and the assessment of investment opportunities.
C. Operations Process and Service Management
Through this unit you will develop a process perspective to product and service delivery – moving from functional, to process and systems thinking. You will gain an understanding of the concept of quality and costs of quality, and by the end of the module, you will be able to apply concepts such as Lean, Six Sigma and be able to use improvement tools such as Gemba Kaizen and Ishikawa within your organisation.
D. Digital Systems and Technology
This unit will provide you with a greater understanding of the role and strategic business implications of digital technologies in manufacturing and engineering enterprises, and the wider stakeholder environment. You will explore strategies for implementing digital technology in a manufacturing and engineering context, and study the new agenda for technology, the environment and Industry 4.0.
E. Leading and Managing People
This unit will introduce the concept of strategic human resources management and its’ contributions and influence as a strategic business partner. You will explore leadership models and how to manage your own resilience and emotional intelligence. You will learn to understand what motivates you and your team and what drives behaviours in others, and how you can manage individual differences. You will learn about change management processes, giving you the required tools to manage positive change.
DATES AND REGISTRATION
The dates for our first MBA Essentials Manufacturing and Engineering programme are as follows:
7 June – 26 July 2022
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