Alongside the MBA’s core backbone of building all-round business acumen, you can choose to specialise your MBA within entrepreneurship, strategic leadership or healthcare by selecting certain electives and basing your dissertation within your chosen area.
You will initially study your eight required modules, which are then followed by elective modules, two of which will be in your chosen specialism (three for the Healthcare specialism). You will also undertake your dissertation in your chosen specialist area, supervised by an appropriate member of faculty.
On completion, you will gain a letter of acknowledgement from the Dean of Warwick Business School to confirm your success in your chosen specialism.
Strategic Leadership Specialism
This specialism will enable you to step into strategic management and organisational leadership positions. You will develop your own leadership style to manage people and organisations and will be able to implement business strategies to lead organisations through technological and market changes.
By choosing the Strategic Leadership Specialism you will:
Master your leadership capabilities and understand the field of leadership, the concept of strategic advantage and how both are essential for an organisation to be successful
Explore the characteristics of the implementation process, its opportunities and the difficulties that arise from putting strategic objectives into practice
Choose a minimum of two modules from:
- Strategy & Practice (WL)
- Leadership & the Art of Judgement (WL)
- Strategic Leadership Development (L)
- Digital Transformation (L)
This specialism will enable you to make calculated decisions between seizing opportunities and managing risk. Whether you want to set up your own business or develop your entrepreneurial mindset within a large corporate or an owner managed business, we will equip you with the innovative skills to find creative solutions to day-to-day problems.
By choosing the Entrepreneurship Specialism you will:
Develop your entrepreneurial mindset, attitude and skills to enable creative problem-solving in business
Understand the main conceptual frameworks that have shaped research and practice on innovation and creativity
Complete both of the following modules:
- Entrepreneurial Finance (SF and W)
- Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation (WL)
If you choose to take the Entrepreneurship specialism as part of your MBA, the dissertation will give you the opportunity to dive deeply into a new business idea, tackle an existing issue or use the opportunity to help launch your own venture.
This specialism will appeal to both clinical and healthcare management professionals across the healthcare sector, who are looking to develop both their general leadership capabilities, and their sector-specific understanding.
Whether you’re a clinician on the frontline under increasing pressure to deliver effective results for patients, or a manager required to deliver efficient services under tight budgetary pressures, the modules can give you the skills and confidence you need to take on a healthcare leadership role.
By choosing the Healthcare Specialism you will:
Deepen your knowledge of theories around health systems and apply critical thinking to strategic issues related to health organisations
Build your leadership capabilities within the healthcare industry to implement change management initiatives
Complete all three of the following modules:
- Digital Innovation in the Healthcare Industry (W)
- Improving Health Systems* (L)
- Strategic Leadership for the Healthcare Industry (L)
The modules listed in this section for each specialism are elective modules that are part of specialism requirements.
L - delivered at WBS London
SF - delivered in San Francisco, California, USA
W - delivered at Warwick campus
WL - delivered at both Warwick and WBS London
Please note that these modules are illustrative and subject to change.
*new title subject to approval