The course is flexible so you can choose to study via a combination of evening classes and weekly blocks, depending on your specific needs. Part-time study allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learnt during the course to your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.
It is possible to complete the course in one year, but most students spread the workload over three years. Should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. The course has multiple start dates throughout the year.
Modules in focus
Accounting and Performance Management*
Explores a range of issues in accounting, performance measurement and associated theories. It examines their implications for organisations through the consideration of literature, case studies and professional practice.
Developing International Strategic Capabilities
Prepares you to deal effectively with new and challenging situations at the strategic level within global organisations. It will allow you to analyse and evaluate current practice in light of recent academic research. Upon completion of the module, you will be well placed to initiate and lead new developments and improve current practice.
Information Systems, Operations and Process Management*
Explores the role of information systems, process and operations management, as drivers and facilitators of business strategy. This module stresses the importance of processes and information innovation as a means of competitive differentiation.
International Strategy and Marketing
Develops a critical understanding of the key concepts, theories and tools of business-level strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing. Provides the opportunity to apply this knowledge to specific problems in international contexts.
Leadership and Ethics
The module critically explores the role and impact of leadership in organisations. It critically examines of the impact and relevance of different theories and their application to live case studies.
Management Environments and Economics
This module develops your ability to analyse key economic, political, legal, social, technological, environmental and ethical forces and their relevance to decision making in business contexts.
Presents a strategic overview of innovation management. The focus will engage you with the frameworks and decision-making techniques used to manage new product development. It also examines business process improvement, new technology and emerging innovation themes.
Managing People and Organisations*
Provides essential knowledge for managing people in an organisational context. It investigates the way organisations and their environments influence the practice of management and the performance of people.
Project: Developing Strategic Leadership and Change Management Capabilities
You will initiate, plan and carry out a project of strategic importance to your organisation. The project will draw on a sound knowledge of the leadership role in new and challenging situations. You will draw on theories and models for strategic analysis and organisational capabilities. The project will equip you with the knowledge and skills to initiate and lead new developments, be capable of comprehending and integrating cross functional and sectoral issues while drawing on sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable environments. You will be allocated a supervisor to work with you and guide you.
*Most MBA modules can be studied in the evening or in weekly blocks. However, the modules marked with an asterisk are only available in weekly blocks.
CMI Strategic Diploma
Graduate with dual awards: an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma
The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards – both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership.
Having the CMI Strategic Diploma as well as an MBA from Brighton makes a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.
The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Our partnership with the CMI helps to keep our courses relevant to the workplace and enhance your employability.
For more details about the CMI Level 7 Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership see the CMI website.
Institute of Directors
We offer all of our masters students free Institute of Directors (IoD) membership. Membership provides you with access to IoD events, mentoring, forums, crowd funding and work placement opportunities.
The IoD network provides opportunities to learn from director-level business people. These are influential people who can really help develop your career.
The IoD is the UK's longest running organisation for business leaders. It encourages entrepreneurial activity and promotes responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.
The University of Brighton has been running postgraduate courses in management since 1970 and MBA courses since 1986.
We have a postgraduate community of around 600 students from a diverse range of backgrounds whose learning experience is enriched by the high quality of our research.
The latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) ranked us in the top 15 UK business schools in terms of world-leading research outputs. Our postgraduate courses reflect the research that is being undertaken.
The University of Brighton offers a network of student support services for national and international students. The University's Careers Centre provides information and advice about careers, courses and job vacancies. Brighton Business School has a designated Careers Adviser who is available for student consultation on a one-to-one basis.
Relationships between tutors and MBA students are professional and supportive. Class sizes are small enough for there to be a personal and friendly atmosphere where staff know students by name and can closely monitor their progress.