Full-time MBA

Inclusive services

Our career services are tailored to your individual needs and fully integrated into the programme, providing an excellent way to super charge your career, leadership skills and earning potential.

You will have weekly sessions allocated within your timetable dedicated to your career development ensuring you leave WBS feeling confident to make your next career move.

You will have access to unlimited one-to-one coaching throughout the year and will be featured in our annual Talent Profile book which is sent to over 200 employers from 12 sectors (Pharmacy & Healthcare; Automotive; Manufacturing; Transport & Logistics; Energy; FMCG; Government; Real Estate; Strategy & Consulting; Media & Entertainment; Finance and Technology) and around 100 copies are printed for use at the annual MBA Careers Fair in The Shard.

Develop your leadership style

LeadershipPlus is a required module on the Full-time MBA designed to fully develop your leadership skills. The module includes:

  • a 10-day experiential workshop programme focusing on high performing teams, emotional intelligence, courageous conversations and leading with authenticity.
  • a nine-week group-based corporate or not for profit client project running from January to March, where your team will be tasked with tackling a real, specific business issue.
  • a week-long international study residential at one of our partner institutions, previous visits have included Sauder Business School in Vancouver.

Career Management

You will continually develop the ability to take charge of your own success. Our team of professional career coaches and sector specialists provide one-to-one coaching and feedback to challenge thinking and empower action.

You will also have access to our award-winning mentoring programme, workshops, webinars and executive coaching. Every week you will have careers sessions covering areas including:

  • Targeting employers
  • Showcasing your CV
  • Covering letters and applications
  • Interview skills.

Recruiter events and expert insights

  • Recruiter events – Opportunities to meet company representatives face-to-face to discuss upcoming opportunities. Previous companies have included Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover and Capco
  • Employer treks – on-site visits provide a real insight into a day in the life of a company and widens your industry knowledge
  • Practitioner lectures – Delivered during core modules, practitioner lectures provide an insight into different industries, and give the opportunity to network with MBA students on other programme formats. Recent presenters include Jon Hendry Pickup, Chief Operating Officer of Travelodge; Wasim Khan, CEO of Leicestershire County Cricket Club; Andy Thornton, Strategy Director of East Coast Community Healthcare, Simon Owen, CEO Deloitte, Switzerland
  • Sector Specialist presentations - Experienced guest speakers share first-hand industry insights. Recent sectors have included Finance, Consulting, Marketing, and Manufacturing

Building your network

When you become a Warwick Business School student you will gain access to a wealth of networking opportunities including:

  • Our Professional Networks. Current networks include:
  • Entrepreneurial network
  • Finance network
  • Global Energy network
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare network
  • Professional Women network
  • Strategy & Consulting network
  • Technology network

Recent Professional Network events include Changing Faces of Female Influencers, Exporting Innovation, The Economic Power of FinTech – The winners and losers, Realising the value of the Internet of Things and Why do projects fail?

  • Pre-planned networking sessions each time you visit for a required module
  • Linked in groups and discussion forums

Our career services don’t stop when you complete your programme. You will still be able to access online resources, one career consultation and our Professional Interest Groups for free. You’ll also be able to participate in our career skills masterclasses and webinars on a pay as you go basis.

Case competitions

Run by a committee of Full-time MBA participants with support from our CareersPlus and Corporate Relations teams, our WBS Case Challenge is a healthcare-focused case competition. The competition attracts MBA and multi-disciplinary teams from business schools across Europe and, for the past two years, has been sponsored by GE Healthcare.

In 2016, ‘Team XX’ from WBS won £4,500 with their idea to develop a urinary tract infection home-testing kit that would help cut one of the biggest causes of dementia sufferers being admitted to hospital.

Represent WBS in other case competitions

Our previous MBA participants have represented WBS in the Hult Challenge in London, San Francisco and Dubai, Nespresso Sustainability Challenge, Mckinsey Business Challenge, the RSM Private Equity Challenge and the Financial Times Business debates, enabling them to apply their business knowledge to key global issues and network with corporate representatives and alumni.

Our Case Study Saturday in February also offers the opportunity to practice your case study and consulting skills, working with WBS alumni, current MSc students, and Sauder Business School MBA participants in a workshop format.

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