Business organization the world over are operating in global markets. The external environment is highly turbulent and the competition is tremendous. Managing such organizations requires professionals of a special calibre. They should be able to lead by example.
The MBA from the University of Wales UK is specially designed and delivered to produce such leaders for the Global market. The Imperial Institute of Higher Education, the only Institution in Sri Lanka associated with the UOW, has produced such professionals since 2001.
MBA degrees are marketed by most tertiary Institutions. The UOW MBA at Imperial is positioned to move middle managers to senior management and to the Board rooms. Further, this MBA empowers the graduates to become entrepreneurs and to manage their own enterprises.
The Wales MBA is in two parts. Part I requires you to undertake 8 Core Modules and 4 electives which contribute towards 120 credits. The 8 Core Modules are designed to impart knowledge and skills that any senior manager should have. The four electives are to enable a certain degree of specialization to those who wish to focus in areas such as Marketing, Finance or HRM.
Part II of the MBA requires students to undertake a individual dissertation which contributes 60 credits towards the award. The importance attached to this dissertation is obvious as it carries nearly 33 1/3% of the 180 total credits required to receive the MBA. The dissertation requires students to identify a real problem in business and to find solution/s to it through the application of the scientific research methodology. Prior to embarking on the dissertation the students are required to undertake a Research Methodology Module which prepares them for the dissertation. They are then required, under the supervision of a faculty member, to carryout the research and submit their research report of 20,000 words. All Senior Management are required to make very costly decisions. Such decisions should not be based on 'gut feeling' but based on objective analysis of relevant. data. The mandatory dissertation ensures that all our MBAs are fully armed with the wherewithal to face any strategic issues and to manage any global enterprise.
The MBA is delivered at IIHE by a faculty approved by the UOW. There are many eminent Professors, and others with Doctorates from reputed foreign Universities in the faculty. All faculty members have the right balance of academic and Industry experience.
Finally the richness of an MBA is not only from the structure, and the quality of faculty. The teaching learning methods are extremely important to facilitate the students to achieve their maximum potential.
The teaching learning methods include lectures, case studies, group assignments, individual assignments and unseen examinations. These processes are designed to ensure that rich experience and the individual abilities of a diverse student intake are shared to enhance the learning experience.
The Wales MBA at Imperial Institute as a Validated internal degree of the UOW is subject to the quality assurance processes of the UOW and the UK quality assurance system in tertiary education.