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|Application deadline:||January 25; March 15|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||October 2013|
|Credits:|| 180 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The University of Exeter Business School has joined forces with WWF, the global conservation organisation, to develop the One Planet MBA. Our vision is that the One Planet MBA will be a traditional MBA with all the expected ingredients but global in outlook, developing leaders and managers capable of running organisations in a culturally diverse, resource-constrained world, influenced by radically different values and concerns from those of the recent past.
"One Planet" means a very specific kind of education. It refers to the fact that business planning of the future must recognise that we only have one planets worth of resources, yet we are currently collectively using over one and a third planets, a figure which increases daily. The combination of very significant and asymmetric population growth over the next thirty years, the inevitable tendency for increased consumption of natural resources, and expected developments in the political economy make it essential that business people be educated in a manner, and with a curriculum, very different from that of the past. The One Planet MBA will address this.
You will develop the business skills upon which MBAs have traditionally been based but will demonstrate a fully comprehensive grasp of global issues and cultures. The One Planet MBA will be a distinctive and innovative model for management education, transforming paradigms and priorities in the student experience, curriculum, and educational processes.
You will find many opportunities for physical and mental challenges during the One Planet MBA programme. For the past nine years, our MBA students have achieved great success in the annual MBA Regatta. The event is run in the summer and the programme of sailing and hospitality offers participants an excellent opportunity to interact with peers and prospective employers whilst participating in a fantastic and competitive sporting event.
Practising managers in MBA programmes from innovative business schools around the world will come together for a week in Mexico City to focus on learning from their own managerial experience. This is a unique opportunity to develop your managerial skills with experienced managers and a dedicated faculty from around the world in an exceptional environment. This is a special opportunity to take a week out of the MBA classroom in order to probe, reflect and analyse the processes of managing itself and how it takes shape in different parts of the world. All the participants will be experienced managers with current and challenging roles that is the main criterion for entry to the programme; and faculty are selected for their ability to work with you on your current managerial challenges.
The full-time MBA takes 12 months to complete, is delivered over three semesters and is University-based (Streatham campus) throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two semesters, leaving the third semester and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from October to September.
The programmes consist of 180 credits, divided into modules weighted at either 12 or 24 credits. The following table describes the programmes as planned for delivery at the time of this specification. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of normal programme development. Details at any time will be available from the Business School website. Elective modules may be taken only if the necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, if the timetable allows and if the module or an equivalent module has not been previously taken.
Stage One: One Planet Mind
* The Changing Business Environment
Stage Two: Business Fundamentals
* Integrated Accounting
* Finance and Responsible Investment
* Marketing and Customer Engagement
* Leadership Development
* Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
* Economics for a Sustainable World
Stage Three: Integration
* The Human Factor in Sustainable Organisations
* Strategic and Responsible Innovation Management
* Global Strategic Analysis and Management
Stage Three: Specialisation
* Solutions for Environmental Management
* Governance and Ethics in Business
* Entrepreneurship: Starting Successful New Ventures
* Collaborating and Partnering
* Sustainable Supply Management
* Exploring Leadership
* Creative Communication
* Innovations in Sustainable Finance
* Biomimicry and Business: Learning from Nature
* Managing Around the World
* Managing our Heritage
* Choose three modules
Stage five: One Planet Project
* Sustainability Consulting Project
* Research Dissertation
**Choose one module
In addition to the assessed modules, further activities will be arranged to facilitate induction at the start of the programme and also to integrate learning and promote sustainability leadership practice at the end of the programme. In May 2013 you will attend a workshop on One Planet Cases: Integrating for Transformation, led by WWF and corporate partners. At the end of the programme there will also be a single day activity (One Planet Action) where students lead a practical and sustainability-related contribution to the community. Further details will be provided in the MBA Handbook.
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:
* mature managers with extensive work experience;
* extensive experience of technical or specialist work;
* professionals planning career changes or returning to employment after a break from work;
* professionals seeking to develop skills for broader management roles.
International students must show proficiency in the English language and have an appropriate qualification:
* Certificate of Proficiency in English of the Cambridge Local Examinations Grade B or above
* IELTS 7.00
* TOEFL 250
* iBT TOEFL 100 +
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.
Eleven MBA Scholarships of £5000 are available and supported by the following companies:
Atos, Canon, Coca Cola, The Cooperative Group, IBM, IKEA, Lafarge, Lloyds Banking Group, Nokia, Sony and Thomson Reuters.
These scholarships include the opportunity of an internship or a consultancy assignment with the company as part of the programme.
Full-fee Company Scholarships
The Afren One Planet MBA Scholarship (£34000) covers the full MBA tuition fee for 2012/13, as well as a contribution towards accommodation and living expenses. Eligible candidates will need to meet the full entry requirements for the MBA and also (i) have a background or demonstrable interest in the oil and gas sector and (ii) be a resident of one of the following countries/regions: Cote DIvoire, Ghana, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tanzania. Closing date for applications is 31st July 2012.
The Syngenta One Planet MBA Scholarship (£19000) covers the full MBA tuition fee for 2012/13. Eligible candidates will need to meet the full entry requirements for the MBA and also (i) have a background or demonstrable interest in food security and (ii) be a citizen of an emerging market country (preferably from Latin America, Asia Pacific or South Asia). Closing date for applications is 30th June 2012.
Business School Scholarships
For the One Planet MBA (full time and Executive programme) a number of additional scholarships of £5,000 are available. Closing date for applications 31st July 2012.
The Ayudar Scholarships (Colombia)
Three full scholarships are available for residents from Colombia, covering tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses. These scholarships are available to applicants for the full-time One Planet MBA and have been donated by an alumnus of the Business School. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2012.
Applying for a Scholarship
You need to first apply for a place on the programme and receive an offer. You can then complete and return our One Planet MBA Scholarship Application Form. (pdf). Scholarships are awarded on a discretionary basis, with eligibility assessed on the basis of your academic qualifications, work experience and your personal statement.
Additional Awards from the University
The University also offers a range of scholarships and bursaries.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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