The One Planet MBA at Exeter provides a very specific kind of education. This is reflected in the rankings and recognition received from a number of external organisations.
Environmental, financial and social changes are challenging traditional business models. We believe that future business leaders across the globe must recognise and embrace these challenges and be capable of developing more sustainable business processes. Our mission is to prepare you to meet those challenges responsibly and creatively, with the leadership qualities and collaborative approach required for profitable international businesses of the future.
Built on a strong foundation of top-flight teaching, research excellence and global business partnerships, our MBA programme will teach you the ability to innovate, to think and act strategically, and to lead others through organisational change.
Developing your skills in core business disciplines – finance, economics, accounting, operations, HR and strategy – is fundamental to the programme. But you will go beyond this and gain the skills and understanding to become a successful business leader in a rapidly changing and resource-constrained world.
Our links with global business and industry mean we can draw on an extensive network of corporate partners and business professionals who contribute directly to the MBA. The programme's global outlook means you will learn alongside business professionals from many different countries and you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of international study visits.
The MBA teaching team is headed up by by top-flight faculty, business leaders and entrepreneurs which means you will have access to the very latest business ideas, theories and approaches – with the theme of sustainable business at the core of everything you experience.
We appreciate that one of the most important reasons for postgraduate study is to increase your employability, so the Business School has a dedicated Employability Team who will work with you on promoting and enhancing your employability. Through their support you will have the chance to develop skills, understanding and personal attributes that make you more likely to gain graduate level employment and be successful in your chosen occupation.
The University of Exeter is engaged in many iniatives, including energy policy, climate change and sustainable futures, geopolitical development, human health and the environment. With a focus on climate prediction, adaptation and migration, and close liaison with the Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter is fast becoming a hub for world-class climate change research.
Our Cornwall Campus is home to the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, the fastest growing institute of its kind in the UK. The group carries out research on biodiversity, whole organisms and populations across a range of species.
We are further investing £80million in research in science, medicine and engineering, with one of the five areas for this investment being Climate Change and Sustainable Futures.
The MBA programme calls on the University’s excellent pedagogic credentials for innovative teaching and learning, and meshes with the Business School’s intent to help shape the attitudes, values and behaviour of future business leaders.
The Business School has its own dedicated computing facilities as well as access to the extensive computing facilities of the University. Research students have their own workrooms, available 24 hours a day, with individual workstations and access to the School’s databases. The impressive Xfi Building features the Thomson Reuters Financial Information Laboratory, a dealing room, a networked lecture theatre and syndicate rooms, as well as an atrium café with wireless internet access.
The Business School's £18 million New Building has also recently been completed, increasing our capacity yet further for leading research and learning and providing more space for students and staff.
We have access to important databases such as Bloomberg, WRDS, Morningstar Direct, Business Insights, Datamonitor, LSPD, CRSP, SDC Platinum and Thomson Reuters products 3000Xtra, Datastream Advance, Wealth Manager and Trader. Other resources for research students include a series of working papers from universities, NBER and CEPR.
The programme begins with an induction programme to support your return to education and ensure you are equipped to meet the academic requirements of the MBA.
Admission to the MBA programme is usually dependent upon a good first degree and a minimum of three years' managerial experience. Many applicants find that they possess extensive work experience, eg, eight years or more, or have attained a professional qualification but not completed formal degrees. Non-academic achievements are taken into consideration, therefore applicants with one or more of the following skills and experience are welcome and encouraged to submit an application:
International students must show proficiency in the English language and have an appropriate qualification:
We also require two references (ideally including one from your last university) and a personal statement explaining why you are interested in an MBA at Exeter.
Successful applicants for this programme must demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the One Planet MBA in their personal statement
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Afren One Planet MBA Scholarship (£35,000) - deadline extended!
This scholarship covers the full One Planet MBA tuition fee for 2013/14, as well as a contribution towards accommodation and living expenses.
Eligible candidates will need to:
Syngenta One Planet MBA Scholarship
The Syngenta scholarship covers the full One Planet MBA tuition fee for 2013/14.
Eligible candidates will need to:
The Ayudar Scholarships
Three scholarships have been donated by an alumnus of the Business School to support full-time One Planet MBA students from Colombia. The scholarship will cover the One Planet MBA tuition fee for 2013/14, accommodation and living expenses.
Corporate Partnerships Scholarships
Ten MBA Scholarships of £5,000 are available and supported by the following companies:
Atos, Canon, Coca Cola, The Cooperative Group, IBM, IKEA, Lafarge, Lloyds Banking Group and Thomson Reuters.
These scholarships include the opportunity of an internship or a consultancy assignment with the sponsoring company. Please note, you can apply for a maximum of 2 corporate scholarships but students can only receive one award.
Business School Scholarships
We offer a number of additional £5,000 scholarships for full-time or Executive One Planet MBA to help towards tuition fees.
Association of MBAs
Our MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs which is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. AMBA's accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. AMBA accredit MBA provision at 168 schools in 72 countries. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes. www.mbaworld.com
Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes Survey
The One Planet MBA has been positioned for the first time by the Aspen Institute USA in their biennial Beyond Grey Pinstripes Rankings. It has been placed 2nd in the UK, 9th in Europe and 47th in the world. The ranking measures MBA programmes against how well they prepare their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. www.beyondgreypinstripes.org
In only its second year the One Planet MBA won a prestigious Green Gown Award in the Courses category for its 'innovative and interdisciplinary programme'. Organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the Green Gown Awards recognize exceptional environmental and sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sector across the UK. www.eauc.org.uk/green_gown_awards
Sunday Times University of the Year
The University of Exeter has been awarded University of the Year by the internationally-respected Sunday Times University Guide 2013.
Sunday Times University Guide
For the past five years the University of Exeter Business School has been rated one of the UK’s top business schools for student satisfaction. In the Sunday Times University Guide 2013, we were ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for every subject we teach (Accounting & Finance, Business and Economics).
Complete University Guide 2012
Ranked in the top 10 for three core Business School subjects (Accounting and Finance, Business Studies and Economics) in the Complete University Guide 2013. The University of Exeter Business School is one of only three institutions in the UK to have achieved this.
PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education
The Business School is part of the PRIME initative whose mission is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.
EFMD - The Management Development Network
The Business School is a member of EFMD, the international membership organization which plays a central role in shaping an international approach to management education. With 750 member organisations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 75 countries, EFMD is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. www.efmd.org
EABIS - The Academy of Business in Society
The Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) is a unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions, committed to integrating business in society issues into the heart of management theory and practice. Our membership ensures we are part of international research, debate and discussion relating to EABIS four key areas of expertise: Sustainability, change and innovation; purpose ethics and leadership; strategic management and economics and corporate and public governance. www.eabis.org
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