Introduction THIS MBA AIMS TO DEVELOP YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS AS A MANAGER, AND SPECIFICALLY THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED IN MANAGING HOSPITALITY ORGANISATIONS SUCH AS HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, AND CONTRACT CATERERS.
The philosophy of the QMU MBA is centred in the practices and methods of the modern professional workplace. While the MBA offers a range of specialist functional and skills based modules, the profound focus is to develop two clear strands in parallel: The Knowledge and skills and the vital capability to; work, lead and excel in a variety of team environments.
We currently offer two variants of the QMU MBA.
The MBA per se is designed for those candidates who wish to engage in a Masters level business qualification. The subject mix is designed to provide the modern manager with the broad spectrum of knowledge and skills required in todays fast paced global business environment. You will engage with subjects ranging from operational issues through to business strategy. Successful completion of the taught elements will allow you design and engage with a business orientated dissertation.
The MBA Hospitality Management is built on our extensive experiences across the hospitality sector. Here you will participate in core modules with other MBA candidates whilst also focusing on specialist Hospitality modules. Successful completion of modules will allow you to undertake a hospitality focused dissertation.
The focus of these two MBAs is on a deep learning, teaching and assessment strategy that specialises in developing team practices. We strongly believe that team approaches define (and will continue to define) the formal and informal systems of the contemporary working environment and experience. Your course will be a combination of specialist entrepreneurial content combined with the generic business knowledge and skills required at a business masters level.
The course is modular and can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. It is available by attendance at QMU or by open learning. You are required to study eight modules each valued at 15 credits and complete a Master
Teaching, learning and assessment: To deliver the knowledge and skills and the vital capability to; work, lead and excel in a variety of team environments, you will experience and participate in a range of l earning opportunities and experiences. Formal classroom sessions will be driven by a range of formative and summative tasks. The focus on group development and team working will be augmented by independent learning, seminars from industry professionals, and visits to industry. Assessment method I nclude team projects and tasks, management reports, presentations and a final dissertation.
Teaching hours and attendance: Each module which you study on-campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part-time. Part-time evening study may be available.
Links with industry/professional bodies: Queen Margaret University is an Approved Centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an Approved Centre, the university incorporates CMI professional qualifications within some of its postgraduate awards.
Home - full-time: £8915 Home - part-time: £895 per 15 credit module Home - part-time, dissertation: £1785 International - full-time: £12160 International - part-time: £1230 per 15 credit module International - part-time dissertation: £2425 Distance learning:
Course Covers - Contemporary issues in the hospitality industry
- Research methods for business
- Managing service industries, organisations and people
- Accounting and finance for service industries
- Operations management
- Strategic management
- Creative manager
- Masters project (MBA only)
Teaching and Assessment
Learning and teaching methods for students studying at Queen Margaret University encourage group and independent learning. You may also have lectures from industry professionals and visits to industry. Students studying by distance learning are expected to participate in on-line discussions though WebCT. Assessment methods include management reports, essays, and presentations.
This award is aimed at current and prospective managers in the hospitality industry. Your future prospects will depend on your abilities and previous experience, but successful completion of the course should better equip you for the fast-changing and diverse business environment in this sector.
You can also register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest.
A UK honours degree or an equivalent overseas qualification plus at least two years management experience. Applicants without a degree will be considered if they can demonstrate that they have the necessary work background, skills and aptitude to achieve the award.
Accreditation of prior learning: You may be granted exemption from studying a module or modules up to a maximum of 60 credit points, provided you can demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes. This excludes the Masters dissertation.
International: Where your Honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0.
No work experience is required.
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