Full-time MBA

The 2022/2023 Academic Year

Provisional dates for 2022/2023 academic year.

Autumn Term

Induction/bootcamp week – Mon 26 to Fri 30 Sept 2022

Required module teaching – Mon 03 to Fri 28 Oct 2022

Reading week – Mon 31 Oct to Fri 04 Nov 2022

Required module teaching – Mon 07 Nov to Fri 02 Dec 2022 

Spring Term

Required module teaching – Mon 09 Jan to Fri 03 Feb 2023

Reading week – Mon 06 to Fri 10 Feb 2023

Required module teaching to Mon 13 Feb to Fri 10 March 2023

Examination week – Mon 13 to Fri 17 March 2023

Summer Term

Elective module teaching – Mon 12 April – Fri 22 July 2023 (provisional dates)

International elective - date to be confirmed

Extend your studies, abroad

You may apply to participate in the selective process to study overseas through our Partnership in International Management (PIM) membership and additional partner schools for a period of between two to four months after completing the Full-time MBA. Modules taken at the exchange schools will not count towards your final grade however, you will usually receive a transcript from the host school detailing your results.

Some of our Full-time MBA participants from the 2020–21 cohort have undertaken exchanges at the following schools: Ross School of Business, Michigan, USA; ESADE Business School, Spain; NUS Business School, Singapore; SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy; McCombs School of Business, Texas, USA; Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal; Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv, Israel; Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, USA; Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland; UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina, USA.

Graduation

After processing through a final examination board in November you can choose to graduate at either the January or July graduation ceremonies.

Required modules

Our Full-time MBA study programme features eight required modules designed to provide you with a solid foundation in management, business, leadership and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). 

In addition, you will also study a compulsory non-credit foreign language module during your first term.

Financial Management

This module will provide you with a good grounding in the basic concepts of finance. It will support you in developing your skills in financial planning and decision-making, including providing the mathematics and statistical tools required to solve financial problems. You will gain an appreciation for decision-making in a complex world with uncertainty and develop an understanding of the implications of sustainability for financial analysis.

Innovation and Strategic Entrepreneurship

This module will introduce you to the main conceptual frameworks that have shaped research and practice on innovation and strategic entrepreneurship. The key themes you will cover are the link between innovation and strategy, innovation and organisational structure and the role of ‘openness’ in successful innovation, enabling you to develop an integrated view of innovation and corporate entrepreneurship in different operating contexts.

LeadershipPlus

The LeadershipPlus module offers the opportunity to learn through experience, feedback and reflection about what you personally stand for as a leader, how you can manage yourself effectively, and how you can lead, manage and influence other people successfully.

Corporate Reporting and Decision Making

This module will introduce you to the key management areas of management accounting and corporate reporting. It will enable you to understand and interpret financial and other corporate information, enter into intelligent discussion with financial partners and to appreciate the bigger picture rather than get lost in the detail.

Marketing

Gain a broad introduction to the marketing concept and the role of marketing in the modern organisation. Examine the role of marketing in today's increasingly competitive, dynamic, and turbulent management environment. Explore the core themes addressed by marketing-oriented organisations, whether they are commercially focused or not-for-profit.

Operations Management

Examine the concepts underlying the production/operations function. Learn to appreciate the different nature of the tasks and issues involved in managing the production function in a manufacturing company and the operations function in a service organisation.

Organisational Behaviour

Examine some of the key concepts and problems associated with the management of behaviour in organisations. Explore alternative concepts and frameworks for understanding behaviour in organisations and for diagnosing and dealing with organisational problems.

Strategic Thinking

We've combined our expertise in strategy analysis with insights from behavioural science and our creativity initiative to give you a new, distinctive and compelling approach to management decision-making. Learn to adopt a critical and innovative perspective on the general management dilemmas faced by executives in modern organisations.

Strategic Thinking: strategic evaluation and analysis in term 1, is followed by Strategic Thinking: practice of management.

Elective modules

Choose four elective modules from a wide choice to customise your MBA and achieve your aims. To support you in gaining international experience, one of your four elective modules will be a required overseas module.

Please note that module availability may vary year to year dependent on student demand and scheduling constraints. Our electives broadly fit into the following categories:

Finance & Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Psychology of Investment & Financial Decision Making
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
     

 

Digital
  • Digital Transformation*
  • Digital Innovation Analytics for Leadership

*new title subject to approval

Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing

 

Global Business
  • International Business


 

Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

 

Strategy
  • Strategy & Practice

 

 

Management & Leadership
  • Behavioural Sciences for the Manager
  • Management of Change
  • Enhancing Business Performance through Governance
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
     

 

Specialise in Entrepreneurship

Alongside the MBA’s core backbone of building all-round business acumen, you choose to focus your MBA within entrepreneurship by studying two of your elective modules and basing your dissertation within this area. You will gain a letter of acknowledgement from the Dean of Warwick Business School to confirm your success in one of these specialised study areas.

The entrepreneurship 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.

We also offer many additional opportunities to support both our students’ and alumni entrepreneurial journeys, such as:

  • Monthly entrepreneurship clinics
  • Access to incubator and pre-accelerator programmes
  • A network of more than 3,400 entrepreneurs, student entrepreneurs and investors
  • Informative networking events
  • WBS Global Mentoring programme
Strategic consulting project or dissertation

As a Full-time MBA participant, you will have the opportunity to deliver real positive impact through your strategic consultancy project or traditional dissertation.

The Strategic Consultancy project will see you working for a real organisation, alongside a small team of your peers, for 10 to 12 weeks over the summer period. The project will provide you with hands-on experience of consulting on a specific business challenge in an industrial, commercial or public sector organisation. Although you will be working as a team on the same client project, you will each answer a distinct research question for your individual consulting report, enabling you to put everything you have learnt into practice while offering the chance to network and showcase your individual talent. You will choose your own group to work with and we will support you in sourcing your project.

Alternatively, you can opt to undertake a dissertation. Although more academic with a focus on theory, it is still highly relevant in the world of business. It will demonstrate that you can assimilate your learning, take multiple perspectives on a business issue and explore your subject thoroughly. We will support you in sourcing your project.

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.

Organisations we have partnered with for consultancy projects include:

  • Barclays
  • EY
  • Finastra
  • GE Healthcare 
  • Holland & Barrett 
  • JLR
  • Microsoft
  • SAP 
  • Sony
  • Tangle Teezer 
  • Telefonica
  • West Midlands Growth Company
  • Unipart 
  • Williams F1 
  • Ziglu

Previous consultancy projects have included:

  • Driving improved operational performance in a high growth dynamic and high-tech environment for Williams Advance Engineering
  • Business Strategies for Digital Solutions for GE Healthcare
  • Evaluating Tangle Teezer’s and competing brands’ marketing strategies in India
  • EY: What insights and IP can be informed by big data?

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