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University of Sunderland

Sunderland Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • Students will learn to apply the best of international business concepts and models to deliver outstanding results in the workplace. They will develop their strategic knowledge, functional competence and problem-solving ability, and enhance their leadership capabilities.
  • At Sunderland, the focus is on problem-solving ability and linking theory to real-world challenges. As part of this, students will visit UK companies, and also learn from guest speakers who share their practical business experiences.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, international business environment, managing innovation and technology transfer, global logistics and supply chain management, and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • This MBA course has a specific focus on marketing, allowing students to specialise in the marketing aspects of senior management.
  • The course prepares students for senior roles, accelerating their progress towards well-paid positions of leadership.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, operations management, marketing management, international business environment, global corporate strategy, managing innovation and technology transfer, e-marketing and international marketing, and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration (Finance)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • This MBA course has a specific focus on finance, allowing students to specialise in the financial aspects of senior management.
  • The course prepares students for senior roles that have major financial responsibility.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, operations management, marketing management, international business environment, global corporate strategy, management accounting and control, managing innovation and technology transfer, and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration (HRM)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • This MBA course has a specific focus on Human Resource Management. Students will complete a specialist module of either International Human Resource Management or Organisation Development and Change, and their dissertation will be on a topic related to Human Resource Management.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, operations management, marketing management, international business environment, global corporate strategy, managing innovation and technology transfer, international human resource management, organisation development and change, and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • This MBA course has a specific focus on supply chain management, aiming to accelerate their promotion to well-paid positions of leadership, either in supply management or in any other function.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, operations management, marketing management, international business environment, global corporate strategy, global logistics and supply chain management, managing innovation and technology transfer, and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration (Hospitality Management)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • This MBA course has a specific focus on hospitality. Students will complete the specialist module ‘Hospitality Management Studies’, and their dissertation will be on a topic related to hospitality management.
  • The course prepares students for senior roles that have major responsibility in the tourism and hospitality sector.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, operations management, marketing management, international business environment, global corporate strategy, managing innovation and technology transfer, hospitality management studies and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration (Enterprise and Innovation)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • This MBA has a specific focus on enterprise and innovation. Students will complete two specialist modules: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation and Technology Transfer, and students have the choice to either complete an MBA dissertation or complete a master's project.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, operations management, marketing management, international business environment, global corporate strategy, enterprise, and entrepreneurship, managing innovation and technology transfer, master's European project semester, and MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration (Creative and Cultural Industries)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • This course reflects the changing realities of the business world, the evolving requirements of employers and the changing demands of today's MBA students. It has a specific focus on creative and cultural industries, for those with existing industry experience or aspirations to work in this growing sector.
  • Students will acquire specific knowledge in specialised technologies through core modules such as Innovation and Technology Transfer. Students will focus on the factors and issues which are recognised as being different or distinctive in this sector compared to other business sectors. Current creative and cultural policies and strategies within the UK and wider will be studied as well as governance models, funding environments and broad success criteria for organisations in this sector.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, operations management, marketing management, international business environment, global corporate strategy, innovation, and technology transfer, managing solutions across the creative and cultural industries, and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity)

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • Students will analyse and evaluate the principles of cybersecurity and gain an understanding of the concepts of risk, threats, vulnerabilities and attack vectors in systems security, information security and operational security.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, strategic management in an international context, fundamentals of cybersecurity, innovation entrepreneurship and technology transfer, and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

Master of Business Administration with Placement

Accreditations: Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Programme Features

  • A 12-month taught course followed by a six-month work placement, facilitated by the university.
  • The university supports students in securing a paid placement or work experience. A dedicated faculty placements team is well-connected with regional and national employers and each year places candidates in roles including marketing, human resources, finance, operations and supply-chain positions.
  • Students have secured placements with companies including: Nissan, Caterpillar, Fujitsu, Network Rail and White Lodging Services, as well as small entrepreneurial firms in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Modules include: financial management and control, managing and leading people, international business environment, managing innovation and technology transfer, global logistics and supply chain management, and an MBA dissertation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time.

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Address

Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, The Reg Vardy Centre, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD