Course Description

MBA stage 1

This MBA module is framed within the complex and challenging nature of twenty-first century management. Its dual aims are to help you build on your current understanding of management and enable you to develop and improve your practice of managing. This module is a year-long programme of professional development which requires your active engagement with a wide variety of materials, activities and resource to enlarge your knowledge of the functions of management and make a real difference in your own context of managing.

There is also a fast-track version of this module enabling you to complete the MBA within two years, see MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (fast-track) (BXFT716) for more information.

Vocational relevance

The module is designed for professionals from a wide range of contexts and backgrounds who need actively to engage with the challenges of twenty-first century management, to develop their management skills and knowledge of management frameworks, theories and tools and to use these appropriately in order to make a real difference in their own practice.

CollegeOpen University in Ireland, The
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryMBA, Business
Course TypeDistance Learning
Entry RequirementsThis module is the first module in our Open University Business School masters degree programme. Normally, to register for this module you must have a UK honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, and have a minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial, professional or technical role. Usually this means that you are at least 25 years old as it is unusual (but not impossible) to be able to satisfy the ‘experience’ requirement under this age. You will be required to study between 12-15 hours per week for one year. Experienced managers who do not meet the academic requirement can be accepted onto B716 if they first complete the Professional Certificate in Management (S01) (previously coded C31) which has open entry.
Phone01 678 5399
Course CodeB716
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Open University in Ireland, The

Holbrook House, Holles Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland


Open University in Ireland, The
Holbrook House
Holles Street, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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