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MANAGEMENT THE SCHOOL OF MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MBA

MBA BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

ACCELERATE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH OUR MBA

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About the School of Management Masters of Business Administration, MBA Course Content Our Team Employability Industry Partners Research and Impact Scholarships and Bursaries Why Swansea A Global School of Management Next Steps

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FOR RESEARCH IMPACT 10 BUSINESS SCHOOL Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014-21)

UK UNIVERSITY TOWN 10 MOST AFFORDABLE (totalmoney.com 2019)

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ABOUT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

The University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since its inception in 1920 and our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society. We lead Wales in research areas critical to economic growth and population well-being including environmental sciences, medicine and social work. The University will celebrate its Centenary on July 19th 2020 and celebrates accolades such as the Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2018), and a 5 star rating for teaching quality from the QS Stars global university rating system. We are in the Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2020), the UK top 15 for Career Prospects (Complete University Guide 2020) and are incredibly proud of being the UK University of the Year (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019). We are a leading, sustainable university with ambitions to help drive forward sustainable development both in the UK and further afield and are currently ranked 9th in the Guardian University Green League. Swansea University spans two stunning campuses at each end of Swansea’s waterfront. Singleton Park Campus is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach. Bay Campus is located on the beach on the eastern approach into Swansea. Our multicultural dual-campus provides lots of opportunities for students, staff and the community and the friendly and relaxed atmosphere is often characterised as the “Swansea experience”. In the Research Excellence Framework of 2014 (REF), we achieved our ambition to become a UK top 30 research institution. Our REF ranking of 26th was the “biggest leap among research-intensive institutions”, according to Times Higher Education and the quality of Swansea’s research was put on a par with or out-performed six Russell Group universities. We were also ranked 22nd in the UK for the impact of that research.

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Studying an MBA at Swansea University was one of the best things I’ve ever done. It was a one of a kind experience and it has indeed helped me gain a good position in my career as of today.

GANESH UDEWAR VIJAYSHANKAR Business Development Manager Former Swansea University MBA Student

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ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

The School of Management at Swansea University is a UK top provider of Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Tourism and Economic education. Providing a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as collaborative opportunities, our strong links with industry and professional accrediting bodies are reflected in our innovative teaching and pioneering research, ensuring a great start to the future career of our students, staff and partners. Sitting within the impressive Bay Campus, just a stone’s throw away from its neighbouring beach and half a mile from the M4 corridor; the School of Management is home to over 150 staff and over 2000 students. Boasting world-class facilities with an impressive atrium, teaching rooms, meeting rooms and PC Labs has meant that students have access to an outstanding learning environment.

We have an excellent track record of producing some of the country’s most successful graduates and that, teamed with its vibrant, forward-thinking staff, state-of-the-art facilities and close links with industry, makes it a truly unique place to study. The School is a Top 30 UK Business School for Research Excellence (REF 2014) and a Top 10 UK Business School for Research Impact (REF 2014). We have been awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter award for its commitment to promoting gender equality in the latest review round by Advance HE and are 13th in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2020/21).

To find out more about the School of Management visit: swansea.ac.uk/som

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MBA BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

SEPTEMBER 2020 ENTRY Full Time (12 months)

Aimed at those who wish to make an impact on society and address the gap between practice and theory that can exist in management, this course is designed to equip students with global skills for organising and collaborating, as well as competing, in the private, public and third sectors. Our MBA challenges students to be critical thinkers, reflecting on theory and management practice in order to identify where change can be made to the global business landscape. A concern for human values as well as shareholder value is at the heart of the Swansea University MBA. By looking into innovating approaches to business best practices, responsible consumption trends and hybrid organisational forms, we prepare our MBA students to meet the trials of securing human values in a time of global transformation. As an MBA student, you will manage a project addressing a real problem of a client organisation, work collaboratively with peers and industry professionals. Work with expert academics, pioneering researchers and leaders in business to tackle key societal challenges and make a positive impact with the opportunity to build on your own experience and challenge how businesses operate. The programme provides a different approach to management thinking and will ensure students make conscious decisions within the working world and understand the wider impact of these decisions.

Tuition Fees Per Year: £20,000

Entry Requirements: Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline (or overseas equivalent). 3 Years Industrial Experience Must attach CV English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in

each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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BE THE DRIVING FORCE THAT CREATES A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

YOUR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE We draw on expertise from across the School of Management to encourage a ‘what works’ mind-set for challenges that cannot be solved by single individuals or organisations acting in isolation. Our MBA is premised on the co-production of relevant knowledge using existing academic research from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives alongside your own experience and that of external business and societal leaders. Students will be exposed to industry leading speakers and have the opportunity to learn from both large and small scale business, locally and globally. MENTORSHIP Our MBA students will also have the opportunity of being mentored by someone in industry to gain bespoke guidance and advice throughout the programme and manage industry set projects. This gives us the room to select based on performance, as mentioned later in the brochure.

MASTERCLASSES Throughout the programme, students will attend a number of masterclasses run by academics and industry leaders, providing further insight and opportunities to discuss global business challenges. INTERNATIONAL STUDY VISIT As part of our MBA, you have the opportunity to explore a range of businesses in a major European destination through an International Study Visit. This will allow you to apply the topic areas covered in the course to a European business. Typically, the visit will be 5-6 days in a Capital city, meeting a range of organisations to discuss the company’s challenges with senior managers. Time will also be given to you to explore the city and further develop the social bonds that have emerged during the course. Due to current circumstances, international visits may not happen, if this is the case we will arrange alternative activity.

GET IN TOUCH: Email: study@swansea.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1792 295358 swansea.ac.uk/som/mba

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MBA COURSE CONTENT

The MBA at Swansea University has nine modules that have been consciously developed to help students address the future challenges facing business.

RESEARCH IN ACTION : CONDUCTING A CLIENT PROJECT

this learning, students will develop a business case to successfully navigate and overcome a series of contemporary challenges in pursuit of new product and service development. LEADING WITH INTEGRITY Today’s businesses face unprecedented rates of change, whether from access to big data and sophisticated technologies or the speed of social and political change on potential and existing markets, suppliers and consumers. In these times the role of the leader is challenged constantly , requiring informed and strategic leadership at all levels of an organisation. Modern businesses require leaders with integrity to address the potential pitfalls of fast moving global change, the challenges of operating in diverse contexts and to understand the ways of leading inclusively. This module will enable students to become that leader. CREATING SUSTAINABLE VALUE Rather than proceeding along conventional MBA disciplinary lines, as this method can often obscure the fundamental connections between them, this module takes a holistic approach to the way value is perceived and realised. Recognising that sustainable development in all its forms is a dilemma beyond the capacity of any single organisation business or state to meet, this module draws on the UN Sustainable Development Goals to guide a flexible and topical curriculum that can keep pace with international news. DATA ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING This module will evaluate statistical reports and summaries of relevance to business and government, analyse and demonstrate proficiency in linking decision theory with practice and apply quantitative methods for enhanced decision making. You will develop the ability to recognise and translate business problems into context-specific

Research in action introduces students to the way in which research informs management practice by establishing research as a core skill underpinning the MBA programme. Running throughout the duration of the course, the module enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills that underpin effective research. The module culminates in a consultancy-based project that provides students with experience working with a client organisation. EXPLORING ORGANISATIONAL PURPOSE This module will focus on developing your skills of critically assessing options for the design and implementation strategy for delivering successful and sustainable organizational purposes in uncertain environments. Applying high-level analytical skills to evaluate critically organisational environments across different spheres and sectors and identify hybrid organizational responses. You will analyse the relationships between business and society in terms of organisational purposes for sustainable development and evaluate debates about managing responsible business across diverse cultural, developmental and institutional contexts. NAVIGATING INNOVATION & CHANGE Successful companies and organisation of all sizes are typically characterised by innovation and the ability to be agile . This is increasingly important in today’s global marketplace but brings with it challenges to product and service developments as well as change in organisational structures, operations and human behaviour. This module will equip students with the knowledge and skills to engage in the effective development of new products and services, delivering value through navigating innovation lifecycle, open collaboration and developing organisational structures that support rapid and sustainable change. Based on

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The quality of the teaching was excellent. The modules were challenging and interesting. The class was small, which made the learning quite intense and it was great to study alongside so many people with a wealth of business experiences in different sectors.

SERENA M. JONES Executive Director of Operations, Coastal Housing Group Former Swansea University MBA Student

operational decisions and actions and evaluate the appropriateness of network analysis to a relevant business decision. UNDERSTANDING FINANCE Financial performance alone is not enough to determine how a company will develop in the long run, hence non-financial information including sustainability information should enable businesses to achieve their sustainability objectives by identifying area for improvement and enhancing internal decision-making processes. Integrating sustainable business practices and building resilience into business modules means organisations should be able to link accountability to external stakeholders with good governance. Decisions about investment, and capital expenditure should encapsulate environmental, social and governance criteria bringing benefits to both the investor and society at large.

You will apply a financial lens to the key decisions that enhance the chances of organisational success, critically analyse the assumptions that underpin the key financing, investment and dividend decisions of the firm. You will also interpret the components of an annualreport and evaluate their respective purposes in terms of their contribution to corporate accountability.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURSE FROM THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR. Scan the QR code.

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OUR MBA TEAM

PROFESSOR PAUL JONES Areas of Expertise

• Entrepreneurial Behaviour • Small Business Management • Information Technology usage • Entrepreneurship in Developing World contexts • Entrepreneurship Education

DR PAUL DAVIES Areas of Expertise • Strategy • Systems Thinking

• Communities of Practice • Collaborative practice

DR SIMON BROOKS Areas of Expertise • Corporate social responsibility

• Circular economy • Small business CSR • Business ethics

DR JOCELYN FINNIEAR Areas of Expertise • Human Resource Management, • Employment Relationship

• Experiences of Work • Qualitative Research

DR GARETH DAVIES Areas of Expertise • Innovation Management • Regional Economic Development • Technology Transfer Models

MS SIAN RODERICK Areas of Expertise • Research methods • Organisational Behaviour • Innovation Management • Consumer Psychology

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PROFESSOR KATRINA PRITCHARD Areas of Expertise • Digital media • Identity in employment and diversity • Qualitative methodological approaches • Gender, Work and Organization

DR LOUISA HUXTABLE-THOMAS Areas of Expertise • Entrepreneurship • Leadership • Sustainable Development • Work based learning • Pedagogies for post graduate research degrees

DR NAVEENA PRAKASAM Areas of Expertise • Leadership • Organisation studies • Race, intersectionality and gender • Ethics • Digital media and populism

MRS SARAH JONES Areas of Expertise • Management Accounting • Strategic Management Accounting • Business decision making

DR SIMON RUDKIN Areas of Expertise • Economic Data Science • Applied Economics • Policy Evaluation • Econometrics

PROFESSOR MIKE BUCKLE Areas of Expertise • Financial Markets • Portfolio Management • Responsible/sustainable investing • Decumulation strategies

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT FACULTY VISIT: swansea.ac.uk/som/staff

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MBA EMPLOYABILITY

EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT The School of Management has an employability team who’s services are dedicated and tailored for you as an MBA student. This service ensures that your career aspirations and employability is actively promoted and remains an important focus throughout your studies. Support can include: • Bespoke networking • Fine tuning your professional online presence • Mentoring and mentee opportunities • Join a global network of alumni • Masterclasses

98 % of students who have used the careers service stated that the team made a difference to their university experience * *Careers Appointment feedback survey 2018

Employability support doesn’t end when you graduate from your MBA programme. You’ll still have access to a wide range of benefits including one-to-one careers interviews, advice via email and LinkedIn, networking events and continuing professional development guidance up to five years after you’ve graduated. SWANSEA UNI CONNECT Find connections through Swansea University’s global community and advance your career with professional networking by signing up for Swansea Uni Connect . The site allows you to both re-connect with old classmates as well as enabling you to utilise the trusted Swansea University environment to expand your professional network. Sign up today: swanseauniconnect.com

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ALL Swansea University is a leading, sustainable university with ambitions to help drive forward sustainable development both in the UK and further afield. Currently ranked 9th in the Guardian University Green League , at Swansea University we are proud of our many achievements in embedding sustainability into University life. As part of our MBA you have the opportunity to work in a University with sustainability at it’s core, and with the dedicated team of sustainability professionals working at the University. Our team brings expertise from industry and academia and is committed to working together with staff, students and the community to ensure that the University operates on a resilient, compliant and sustainable basis as laid out in our Strategic Plan 2020. The team manages an annual budget which increases each year to support our work in areas such as sustainable transport and travel, management of Crymlyn Burrows Site of Special Scientific Interest, waste and recycling and the development of sustainability projects and initiatives.

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The MBA opened my mind to what is possible and what I was capable of. It equipped me with a set of analytical tools and I came out with a different way of looking at things. Problems and crises have become opportunities. GARETH FRANCIS Manufacturing Director at a Design and Electronic Manufacturing Company. Former Swansea University MBA Student

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OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

INDUSTRY RESEARCH PARTNERS (HEBCI 2018) +500 CAREER PROSPECTS 15 Complete University Guide 2021

The School of Management has a number of industry links that work closely with us to enhance our teaching practices and student experience. We take great pride in collaborating with companies such as TATA Steel, Admiral, Fujitsu, Pfizer, Land Rover and many more. These partnerships can include year in industry opportunities, student lead projects, sponsorship and collaboration on research, all of which improves rankings and provides our students with greater opportunities during their studies.

During your MBA, you will conduct a client project, which is typically informed by our MBA partners including Fujitsu, Pfizer and South Wales Chamber of Commerce . Should a student excel in their studies mentoring opportunities with industry professionals will also be available which will further enhance your qualification and experience.

MBA INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Pfizer collaborates with Swansea University on real-world research and innovation projects in the health and life science sector, supporting the long-term plan for health and social care in Wales, with the ambition to scale across other health economies.

works with industry, the NHS and academia to improve healthcare in this region. While also creating interconnected eco-systems joining academic, business, health and data spheres to cross-pollinate and sustain each other to improve patient outcomes and scale health innovation globally.

The aim is to share knowledge, skills and expertise to develop a health system which

The South Wales Chamber of Commerce connects key people and businesses to each other - locally, nationally, internationally. Their exceptional and informative events, inspire, stimulate and educate. One key contact can increase your chances of making those valuable connections. Their events, links with

SMEs, PLCs and the personal introductions they can make for you, will open up a whole new world of opportunity which is why the School of Management values the partnership and is beneficial to our MBA students.

The School’s partnership with Fujitsu is built upon collaborations in fields ranging from High Performance Computing to Assisted Living Technologies. Fujitsu has established a development office with 15 staff working from the School of Management and opened its new technology-

focused Education Innovation Hub in the same building. One of a number of hubs set up across the UK to equip schools, colleges and universities with high performance solutions to support digital skills development.

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OUR RESEARCH AND IMPACT

By working with some of the brightest and best researchers from around the world, we aim to produce collaborative, innovative and multidisciplinary research and address global challenges The School of Management is a Top 30 UK Business School for Research Excellence, ranks Top 10 in terms of Research Impact , and with 90% of submissions earning a World- leading 4* or Internationally Excellent 3* rating (REF 2014- 21). We build life-long connections to our research community, industrial supporters and students through embedded partnership working and alumni relationships. We are committed to producing and disseminating world- class research to increase knowledge, skills, understanding and impact. HOWWE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE • Informing industry of ethical behaviour and social responsibility • Improving awareness of issues relate to emerging markets • Influencing debates that shape policy

RESEARCH CENTRES: Swansea Innovation Lab (i-lab): Developing a greater understanding of innovation, its management, and its influence on consumers, employees, citizens, organisations, markets and society. The Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance: Aims to advance the understanding, development and application of tools and techniques relevant to the analysis of financial and macroeconomic data and phenomena. Welsh Economy Labour Market Evaluation Research Centre (WELMERC): Provides evidence-based economic policy advice for the Welsh, UK and EU labour markets Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC): Concentrates on the areas of information systems, electronic government, and digital and social media matters in relation to emerging markets such as India . Centre for People and Organisation (C4PO) : Social science researchers that engage with issues associated with Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. Centre for Health and Environmental Management Research and Innovation (CHEMRI): Brings together academics and researchers with an interest in the study and management of environmental impacts on human health and wellbeing. Centre for Visitor Economy Research (CVER): Dedicated to the creation, marketing and management of vibrant, inclusive and sustainable communities across Wales and beyond.

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COLLABORATIONS WITH ORGANISATIONS IN

WORLDWIDE 53 COUNTRIES

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH INCOME TOP IN WALES 5 TH IN THE UK FOR (HEBCI 2018)

90% RESEARCH INTERNATIONALLY EXCELLENT FOR IMPACT

(REF 2014-21) WORLD-LEADING 4*

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EXPLORING GLOBAL PROBLEMS PODCAST

The university’s podcast series explains how our academics are using their ground breaking research to tackle a variety of global challenges

THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN MONEY: HOW DO WE MEASURE HAPPINESS? Dr Simon Rudkin, Senior Lecturer in Economics

Professor Geraint Harvey, Professor in Business THINK YOU KNOW THE BENEFITS TO THE GIG ECONOMY? THINK AGAIN.

Is exploitative work becoming the new normal? Does the world of work have to be this way? Professor Geraint Harvey deliberates new forms of work, what they look like and how they impact the worker. Professor Geraint Harvey is Director of the Centre for People and Organisations at the School of Management. His research interests lie in changes to the employment relationship and in particular the way in which employment contracts are being replaced by commercial contracts. In many instances people do exactly what they would do as an employee, but are defined as self-employed workers who therefore have less security and don’t receive benefits such as holiday and sickness pay, and pension contribution from the organisation. These people are defined as the bogus (false or synthetic) self-employed. We have seen an increase in work in what has become known as the gig economy, where there aren’t secure long term jobs, but discrete opportunities for workers to earn money for work.

From supermarkets to high speed trains, politics to lottery tickets; economics is embedded in all that we do. It isn’t just about maths and money, it’s about how everything is interconnected and human behaviour plays a big part - our happiness in our choices is paramount. Dr Simon Rudkin explains the decision making process behind buying a lottery ticket and how scrutinising big data informs policy making for social welfare. Simon’s research continues to make an impact and brings the best of economics together with the best of other disciplines such as computer science. He explores how economists can cast light on vital societal issues and contribute to policy making. Moreover, Simon encourages everyone to express everything on scales: the idea that nothing is at the extremes, but we need to argue and evaluate where we are in between the extreme points. In other words, nothing is as clear as left/right; correct/wrong; yes/ no.

To hear more from Professor Harvey on GIG economy, scan the QR code or visit: swansea.ac.uk/som/research

To hear more from Dr Rudkin on how big data informs policy, scan the QR code or visit: swansea.ac.uk/som/research

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SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES

At the Swansea University we offer a number of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to help you fund your MBA.

DEVELOPING FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP If you hold an offer to study with us, we can offer you up to £3,000 which will be automatically deducted from tuition fees. Our Developing Futures programme is more than a scholarship package; along with financial support for an academic year, you will also get the chance to gain valuable career-enhancing skills. Recipients of the Scholarship will have the opportunity to work academics and professional service staff within the School on a number of events and project.

For more information on how to apply visit: swansea.ac.uk/som/developing-futures-scholarships

WELSH GOVERNMENT PG BURSARIES The Welsh Government has confirmed additional financial support for Welsh/EU domiciled master’s students starting courses in September 2020. This will take the form of nonrepayable bursaries that are being administered individually by each Welsh university.

For more information visit: swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

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INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS International Excellence Scholarships are worth £4000, to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence or show potential to do so during their time at Swansea University. Scholarships are awarded as a discount off tuition fees.

swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my-finances/ international-scholarships

INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE ALUMNI This opportunity is open to all International Swansea University Alumni candidates applying for a Taught Master’s or Research Degree in any subject area. If you’re eligible to this scholarship you could get up to £5000 per year assistance.

swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my-finances/ international-scholarships

CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS Fully funded scholarship (course fees, flights and accommodation) - Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one year Master’s degree at universities across the UK. There are over 50,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. For further information on Chevening Scholarships visit: swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my-finances/ international-scholarships

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DISTANCE FROM LONDON: 300km

DISTANCE FROM CARDIFF

DISTANCE FROM HEATHROW

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 70km

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 277km

3 HOURS BY TRAIN SWANSEA TO LONDON

HOME TO THE GOWER the UK’s first area of outstanding natural beauty.

POPULATION 245,500

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EXPLORING SWANSEA

Swansea is a coastal city with a modern, cosmopolitan feel located next to the award winning Gower Peninsular in South Wales.

Wales is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, has its own language – the oldest living language in Europe – and the University offers discounted Welsh lessons if you would like to learn. Wales has an abundance of castles to explore, mountains to climb and delicious local dishes to try – the perfect antidote to a long week of studying. Whether you are a sports fanatic, culture vulture or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy. MUMBLES Mumbles is a vibrant seaside village, with over 120 shops, restaurants and pubs hugging the west side of Swansea Bay. The picturesque village is home to Mumbles Pier, an 254 meter long Victorian pier built in 1898 and Oystermouth Castle, a Norman stone castle with sprawling grounds that overlooks Swansea Bay. The Mumbles Oyster Festival is one of many attractions for foodies, while the competition for the premier ice cream parlour in Mumbles remains as fierce as ever. THE DYLAN THOMAS CENTRE The Dylan Thomas Centre is a permanent exhibition of the life and times of one of the literary giants of the 20th century. Dylan Thomas was born and raised in Swansea and there are a variety of tours and guides that bring you closer to the Swansea legend.

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CLYNE GARDENS Clyne Gardens contains a varied collection of plants set in beautiful parkland. Internationally famous for its superb collections of Rhododendrons, Pieris and Enkianthus, the gardens offer a haven of tranquillity, lush planting and interesting features. The prestigious parks with green flag status are a sanctuary for people from the hustle and bustle of city life. The gardens are truly spectacular all year round. THE GOWER PENINSULA The Gower Peninsula, home to five blue flag beaches and became the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Making the Gower the perfect place to reivse, relax or barbecue, it’s an ideal location for outdoor adventurers. The dramatic landscape must be seen to be believed. THREE CLIFFS BAY Three Cliffs Bay is regularly voted one of the most dramatic locations in Britain, its picturesque location with 3 limestone cliffs is the perfect location for any budding photographer or adventurers. With its 20-minute walk to reveal the impressive three cliffs, the beach is truly a tranquil and blissful piece of Welsh coastal sights. RHOSSILI BAY Rhossili Bay is an iconic destination with dramatic, panoramic views and good walking opportunities. Surrounded by steep cliff paths the beach has been voted Wales’ Best Beach 2017 and one of the UK’s Top 10 Beaches (Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards). It’s also a haven for wildlife with many different breeds of bird nesting in the cliffs and sheep roaming it’s grass cover tops. LANGLAND BAY Langland Bay is a popular coastal resort in the Gower. It is a popular surfing beach, which regularly meets the European Blue Flag award for quality. Famous for its ‘community’ of green canvas beach tents the area is ideal for those photography enthusiasts.

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After studying the MBA I am able to make more educated decisions in the workplace and I have a better holistic understanding of how the business world functions. Swansea University provided me wiTh the best educational experience of my life. The beautiful city compliments your University experience.

KAUSHAL KUSHWAHA Operations Manager Former Swansea University MBA Student

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A TRULY GLOBAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

When you graduate from Swansea University, you will join a global network of over 115,000 international alumni. With a growing community of graduates living and working overseas, you will find like-minded friends and colleagues wherever you are in the World.

“The lecturers are great. They’re always there if you need any support and on the end of email. Office hours are also a great opportunity for students to ask questions.” Peter Doyle, Minnesota, USA.

“My lecturers were highly qualified and used various learning styles in order to bring modules to life. So many lecturers were from different countries which meant that I was able to benefit from being taught by academics with a wealth of knowledge on an international level.” Abdulaziz Alrefaie, Kuwait

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“Come to university with an open mind. Take advantage of the facilities; the university is resource rich and gives you a great grounding before you start the world of work.” Osman Faisal, England

“After I qualified, I moved to London office in Canary Wharf and joined the extended assurance to provide ongoing assurance to regulators, management and directors.” Chengyao Fan, Chengdu, China

“I am grateful to Swansea University for providing me with the ideal platform, resources and assistance to achieve my fundamental career objective, a 1st Class Honors Degree!” Leonard Savio, Bangalore, India

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CHECK THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: These include a minimum of three years industrial experience. The areas to consider in the background are: • Decision making • Responsibility of resources • Leading a team • Coordinating relationships with external bodies 1.

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documentation. Please include a CV with your application may be delayed if you fail to provide all the required documents. Visit: apply.swansea.ac.uk

SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION? You’ll receive an email which contains your student number. This must be kept in a safe place and used in all future correspondence with us. 3.

WAITING ON A DECISION? We try to make a decision on your application as quickly as possible. In most cases, this will be within 9 working days. 4.

INTERVIEW You may be contacted for a brief discussion to discuss your application so that our programme director can determine suitability for the course and assist you on any queries you may have. 5. DECISION You will receive an email when a decision has been made on your application. 6.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP You have a number of scholarship options available to you to assist with funding your MBA. 7.

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This guide was printed in the Spring 2020. It contains information on programmes that Swansea University intends to run for students who are planning to start university in the Autumn of 2020. We have made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information provided is both helpful and accurate as at the date of publication. However, some changes, for example to programmes, study location, facilities, fees or additional costs may become necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. We will endeavour at all times to keep any changes to a minimum and to keep prospective students informed appropriately.

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