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Newcastle College,Newcastle,England

International MBA
University of Wales International MBA

This degree is validated and awarded by the University of Wales, UK. For further details regarding the University and its validation services, please see section of validation below or email
Course Course Length Tuition Fee Start Date
Pre MBA Business 12 weeks View fees Various
Pre MBA English Flexible View fees Various
Months IELTS Minimum work experience Start date Extra 24 months work visa (IPSW)
12 6.5 12 months Jan, June, Sept Yes
The University of Wales International MBA is a highly valued Masters Degree qualification. It is internationally recognised and respected and suitable for business practitioners who wish to build upon and develop relevant management, organisational knowledge and skills.
Although it is not generally designed for newly qualified graduates, we do have a flexible entry model, which considers your qualifications, work experience and potential to implement your learning in the workplace. If you have limited work experience you can join this International MBA course provided you have a relevant business degree and the potential to implement your learning in the work place.
The University of Wales International MBA programme offers a number of unique features. Including:
◦Integrated learning and practical business experience within the workplace
◦CPD and personal development, fostered and supported by personal tutors
◦Individualised learning planning designed to help you succeed
◦Industrial visits helping to implement your knowledge.
The advanced teaching, learning and assessment programme will allow you to develop the technical knowledge and skills necessary to work at management level within the industry.
The full time University of Wales International MBA programme is taught over three terms and followed up with a business project, 12 months in total. You will complete up to five electives each term, each elective comprises of a minimum of 140 guided learning hours of which 30-40 hours are direct tutor contact.
MBA Sample Programme Calendar
* Term 1 and 2 have taught classes (term 3 is directed study).
Date Event Week 1 Programme Induction
Week 2 Term 1 Teaching Commences
Week 4 Staff Student Liaison Committee meeting for Term 1
Week 7 Term 1 coursework issues
Week 11 Deadline for selection of term 2 option modules
Week 12 Term 1 ends
3 weeks Revision
Week 1 Closed examinations
Week 2 Term 1 Coursework submitted (SA)
Week 3 Term 1 Coursework submitted (LA)
Week 4 Staff Student Liaison Committee Meeting for Term 2
Week 5 Outline dissertation proposal to be submitted
Week 6 Students notified of dissertation supervisor
Week 6 Issue of provisional results for Term 1 assessments
Week 10 Full dissertation proposal to be submitted
Week 10 Term 2 Coursework issued
Week 11 Students notified about the result of dissertation proposal assessment
Week 12 End of Term 2
8 weeks Closed Examinations
Week 2 Term 2 Coursework to be submitted (SA)
Week 3 Staff Student Liaison Committee Meeting for Term 3 (week 3)
Week 4 Literature review chapter to be submitted
Week 4 Methodology Chapter to be submitted
Week 5 Issue of provisional results for Term 2 assessments (week 5)
Week 8 Draft dissertation to be submitted
Week 10 Dissertation to be submitted
Week 12 Re-sit examinations/coursework re-submission
Week 12 End of Term 3
4 weeks Re-sit examination provisional results
6 weeks Final MBA results issued
The ModulesTerm 1
 Term 2
 Term 3

Compulsory Modules
(Total 60 Credits) Compulsory Modules
(Total 20 Credits) Compulsory Modules
(Total 60 Credits)
BAM401 Management of
People & Performance (MPP) BAM404: Strategic Management
BAM402 Management of the
Competitive Environment (MCE)    
BAM403 Managing Information
BAM489 Dissertation 1: BAM489 Dissertation 2: BAM489 Dissertation 3: (DISS3)
Research Methodology (RM Qualitative & Quantitative Methods Supervisory Tutorials
)Dissertation Practice (DP) (Q&Q)  
  Introduction to SPSS (SPSS)  
  Optional Modules ( Choose 2 Modules: Total 40 Credits)  
  BAM426 International Marketing (IMkt)  
  BAM415 International Management
  BAM413 Management of Finance (MF)  
Assessment Schedule
Module code Module Title
(All 20 credit points at M level except Dissertation with 60 credits) Status Element 1
& Weighting Element 2
& Weighting Element 3
& Weighting
BAM401 Management of People & Performance Core Coursework 50% 3 x SA Exam 50%  
BAM402 Management of the Competitive Environment
 Core Coursework 50% LA Exam 50%  
BAM404 Strategic Management Core Coursework 25%
Group Work Coursework 50% LA Reflective journal 25%
BAM403 Managing information
 Core Coursework 25%
Multimedia Coursework 25% SA
Exam 50%
BAM413 Managing Finance
 Option Coursework 100% LA    
BAM415 International Management
 Option Coursework 50% SA Presentation 50%  
BAM426 International Marketing Option Coursework 50% SA Coursework 25% SA Group presentation 25%
BAM489 Dissertation 1, 2 and 3
 Core Dissertation 100%
DissertationSummary of key events
Date Activity
Term 2 - Week 2 Issue of list of staff expertise to students
2) 3 weeks Submission of Outline Dissertation Proposal Form
3) 4 weeks Notification of allocated dissertation supervisor
4) 8 weeks Submission of full Dissertation Proposal
9 weeks Students notified if Dissertation Proposal is acceptable
16 weeks Deadline for Literature Review to supervisor
18 weeks Deadline for Methodology Chapter to supervisor
24 weeks Deadline for draft dissertation
32 weeks
 Submission of dissertation
* Please note this is a template of the MBA course as it is running in September 2008. Newcastle College reserves the right to amend course content.
Information on Validation from the University of Wales
Validation is the process by which an awarding institution judges that a programme developed and delivered by another institution is of an appropriate quality and standard to lead to its award.” (The Quality Assurance Agency.)
While the majority of the University’s students study in Wales, the University’s very successful and highly regarded international validation operation is also an important dimension of its work. This enables overseas institutions to offer the University of Wales degree at an equivalent standard to the degree offered in Wales itself. Validation is important in fostering links between Wales and other countries and many of the University’s graduates are now in positions of influence overseas. Last year, more than 19,000 students were registered on validated courses of the University of Wales and nearly 4,000 graduated with the University’s degree. Altogether, more than 40,000 students have been awarded degrees since the validation operation began in 1975.
The maintenance of academic standards is of paramount importance for validated courses, as it is for courses offered within Wales. The University is rightly regarded as a role model in this respect. Its processes compare very favourably with those of other institutions in the UK and positive reports received following independent reviews, favourable audit reports from the Quality Assurance Agency and the University’s reputation overseas attest clearly to the high esteem in which its validation work is held.

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