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With the developing complexities in the management of businesses worldwide in the realm of Business
About Masters of Business Administration – Master Stage (GLOCS)
Whether you have worked in the business for several years or are a specialist and wish to progress into a more senior management position, this course will provide you with an opportunity to work at a more fundamental level on the issues that matter in business. Alternatively, you may be a recent graduate keen to enhance your employment prospects. Whatever your level of experience, the MBA at Westford in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire offers a flexible study route and will allow you to refresh and enhance your management skills and knowledge.
With this program, learners will investigate changing areas of strategy, leadership, and management theory and practice, and will be able to confidently apply this knowledge to practical organizational situations. The MBA course allows you to top up your existing postgraduate qualification, typically through six months of full-time study.
Masters of Business Administration – Master Stage (GLOCS)
Part One: Extended Diploma in International Business and Strategy
The Extended Diploma in International Business Strategy is a Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 11 programme. It includes 6 modules which will be delivered in 6-7 months.
Upon completion of Part One, learners will receive 120 credits.
Accounting for Next Generation Leaders
International Marketing Management
Operations and Project Management
Strategic Leadership and HR practices in an Organization
Sustainability and Business
Part Two: Dissertation
The dissertation by distance learning module consists of two elements: a research methods preparatory set of videos and the dissertation based on individual study. As part of the preparation for the full dissertation, students will be required to produce a detailed research proposal before progressing onto the dissertation element of the module.
The duration of the dissertation phase for this program is 6 months.
Upon completion of the Dissertation, learners will receive 180 credits.
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About University of Gloucestershire
The University of Gloucestershire is a public university situated in Gloucestershire with a total of three campuses. The university gained its status in the year 2001, before which its roots can be traced back to the 19th century when two distinct strands of educational provisions in Gloucestershire merged to form the University of Gloucestershire, UK.
The university ranks in the top 100 universities of the UK in Guardian’s League Table 2021. Offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD degrees, learners can choose to study subjects such as accounting and law, business management, computing, journalism, fine art, humanities, biology, geography, social science, education, and sports. Gloucestershire also offers two-year “fast-track” courses in subjects such as law and business.
About Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), UK
The Scottish Qualifications Authority – SQA, sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate, has two primary roles: accreditation and qualifications. It accredits credentials other than degrees and approves and guarantees quality to notify bodies that intend to admit individuals for such qualifications. The awarding body, on the other hand, refers to the development and implementation, validation, evaluation, qualifications, and ensuring that they are up to date and that certificates are issued to candidates. Under these functions, the SQA provides a variety of services for companies and training providers, from training courses and central approvals to personalized awards, credit scores, and licensing services.
About Chartered Management Institute, UK
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with businesses and educational institutions to inspire people to become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders.
Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.
Over 100,000 managers use CMI’s unique services regularly. Organizations like Jaguar, Land Rover, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fujitsu, Allianz, Silverstone, Royal Air Force, London South Bank, and Royal College of Physicians amongst others use Chartered Management Institute certifications for certifying their professionals.
Certified Manager Programme:
This professional program is designed in association with Chartered Management Institute and helps professionals in obtaining a certificate of ‘Certified Manager Programme’ from Chartered Management Institute, UK.
The purpose of the program is to equip professionals with the competence required to implement their organization’s strategies. It is aimed at developing a basic understanding of the different fields of management (i.e. general management, economics, people management, financial management, and marketing) and visionary leadership to ensure that managers do not perform their own management functions in isolation.
The MBA (Masters Stage) is a Triple Crown MBA program allowing students to attain three certifications from accredited awarding bodies in the UK. With this program, students will receive an Extended Diploma in International Business and Strategy from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), UK, an MBA from the University of Gloucestershire, UK, and a Certified Manager Programme certification awarded by CMI, UK.
The Triple Certified MBA will be facilitated by renowned faculty with decades of experience in the domain. During the program, students will be exposed to industry-specific case studies, business simulations and extempore. All learners will have access to Westford E-library with 1000 journals, books, and online study material.
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Westford Mentorship Program
Westford Mentorship Programme is a reciprocal learning opportunity between our MBA alumni currently in leadership roles in the industry and our day scholars who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree. This programme will allow the mentees to be coached by the mentors, who will share their professional experience, knowledge, and skills with the mentees to help them to achieve their career ambition. It all equates in giving back to the society by having a positive influence in the lives of young people, especially those who are looking for meaningful professions. The Program bridges the gap between academia and the workforce by providing students with an opportunity to engage with experts in their field of interest, ask insightful questions, and enhance their career exploration. Alumni mentoring programs have proven incredibly successful across the globe, however, it will be the first of its kind in the UAE.