My favourite and most impactful MBA modules

01 August 2019

Full-time MBA participant, Radko Diev, describes his experience at WBS and highlights some of his favourite MBA modules.

Undoubtedly, one of the most powerful takeaways from an MBA is the ability to analyse certain situations with different perspectives. Additionally, it is supplemented by the diverse cohort and people from multiple backgrounds. Being immersed in the Warwick Business School MBA environment helps you to develop a toolkit of lenses, which you can apply to any problem. Of course, these perspectives are determined by the modules over the course of the programme and Warwick Business School’s excellent academic faculty. Remember, all modules occur in a safe, constructive environment where discussions are encouraged and beneficial. You will soon be amazed by the questions your peers ask and your new thoughts, when facing a business problem or reading a simple article.

LeadershipPlus will enable you to self-reflect (maybe for the first time in your life), identify your values and determine your natural leadership style. Undoubtedly, you will have many constructive conversations with your MBA peers but mostly with yourself. The module helps to boost your emotional intelligence, teaches you how to lead better and is a lot of fun!

Strategic Thinking: Strategic Evaluation & Analysis will give you a great toolkit of frameworks and cases to better structure your thinking when approaching a business problem, especially on topics such as how to deal in a shifting environment as a leader.

Operations Management will shift your mind to process efficiency. For instance, what type of production should a company adopt and which layout? In the module, you will find yourself calculating everything around you and thinking of how to increase the "throughput time". Even if you are not in operations, your organisation can adopt lean techniques to optimise workflow.

Organisational Behaviour will help you perceive your company as a dynamic, changing, interactive system or even a living organism. Soon it becomes obvious that consciously and unconsciously we change the companies and teams we work in. Most importantly, you will be able to identify all of the variables in the human structure that organisations represent.

Managing in a New World will give you a better understanding of the dynamics related to international business. In addition, you will be able to analyse and identify success factors, behaviours and mistakes that companies make. Of course, this knowledge is linked to everything else you learn and is complimented by the other modules.

In addition to the other core modules such as Marketing, Accounting & Financial Management and Innovation & Creativity in Organisations, the MBA provides a number of electives such as Entrepreneurship Strategy and Project Management. Ideally, you should be able to select your elective modules based on the career path you have already identified.

As well as the above modules and electives, the WBS CareersPlus team will organise multiple workshops and events throughout the programme, that allow you to apply your learning and the skills you have gained from your MBA.

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