Strathclyde MBA

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Strathclyde's MBA is strategy-focused and blends theoretical and practical business learning. The MBA is flexible, and responsive to the needs of working individuals, with a wide choice of electives that can help you personalise the programme to suit your business interests. These elective classes can be studied in Bahrain, as well as in Glasgow or at other international centres, to give you an international learning and networking experience.

Strathclyde Business School has been delivering the Strathclyde MBA on an executive (part-time) basis via international centres since 1988. It has been successfully offered and developed in Bahrain since 1995.

The MBA project gives you an opportunity to examine in depth a managerial, organisational or environmental issue of your choice over an extended period of time. The Executive MBA allows you to study whilst continuing with your career and allows you to implement your learning into work.

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PROGRAMME DETAILS

The programme is currently structured over 4 semesters, with 2 semesters a year, each approximately 5½ months. Depending on when you start, you undertake the programme in the order shown in either Programme A or Programme B below:

Programme A - October Intake

  • Semester 1 - October
    • Marketing Management
    • (E) Financial & Management Accounting
    • (E) Finance & Financial Management
    • (E) Exploring the International Business Environment
    • The Learning Manager (Workshop)
  • Semester 2 - April
    • (E) Operations Management
    • (E) Analytical Support for Decision Making
    • (E) Managing People in Organisations
    • Information & Technology Management
  • Semester 3 - October
    • Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership
    • Strategy Analysis & Evaluation
    • Making Strategy
    • Strategic Consulting in Practice (Workshop)
  • Semester 4 - April
    • Comparative Corporate Governance
    • Elective subject 1
    • Elective subject 2
    • Project Methodology (Workshop)/Project

Programme B - April Intake

  • Semester 1 - April
    • (E) Operations Management
    • (E) Analytical Support for Decision Making
    • (E) Managing People in Organisations
    • (E) Information & Technology Management
    • The Learning Manager (Workshop)
  • Semester 2 - October
    • (E)Marketing Management
    • (E) Financial & Management Accounting
    • (E) Finance & Financial Management
    • Exploring the International Business Environment
  • Semester 3 - April
    • Comparative Corporate Governance
    • Elective subject 1
    • Elective subject 2
    • Project Methodology (Workshop)/Project
  • Semester 4 - October
    • Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership
    • Strategy Analysis & Evaluation
    • Making Strategy
    • Strategic Consulting in Practice (Workshop)

Note: The (E) above denotes that the subject has an examination.

The selection process is designed to identify talented professionals from a wide range of academic, business and cultural backgrounds.

While there are formal requirements for entry listed below, we take into consideration:

  • Your potential
  • Your interpersonal and team working qualities
  • The range and nature of your managerial experience

In order to assess these skills we ask you to complete a number of essays outlining your experience and aspirations alongside references supporting your work experience and academic record.

We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. We also encourage you to visit the institute you’re applying to and to ask as many questions as you need.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum Age of 25 years
  • Be a graduate; should possess a Bachelor degree
  • Minimum 3 years working experience (preferably Managerial)
  • Valid IELTS Score of 6.0 (min) or TOEFL Score iBT 79 (min)

Following Documents are required while filling the online application form:

  • Detailed CV (updated)
  • Degree Certificate (Copy)
  • Academic Transcripts (Copy)
  • 2 References preferably from supervisors at work
  • IELTS (or) TOEFL Score Sheet - Alternate English Test at BIBF(Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance) is available on request
  • Photograph
  • At the completion of the Online Application, we will schedule a telephone interview
  • Admission to the MBA program is confirmed once all the paperwork is complete and the Interview is satisfactory

BD 10,500

  • This is an all-inclusive price which covers the cost of all text books and core learning materials, seminars and workshops, tutorial sessions, library access (Strathclyde online Library providing access to more than a million articles, journals, books, and reports), examinations and graduation fees.
  • There are no additional 'hidden' charges on the Strathclyde programme.
  • There are two options: a single lump-sum payment or semester instalments. A separate 'Payment Options and Conditions' document detailing the options will be given to you by one of the Program Administrators upon request.

The International part-time MBA is a face-to-face taught programme by Strathclyde academics; it is not an 'on- line' or a 'distance learning' programme. All classes are held on weekends and evenings at the BIBF campus and comprise:

  • Intensive Seminars held on weekends (Fridays & Saturdays from 9:00-18:00) conducted on average once a month by Strathclyde academics who fly in from Scotland;
  • Workshops, again held over weekends and run by Strathclyde faculty; and
  • Tutorial sessions (3 hours) once a week (evenings in the BIBF campus) conducted by local counsellors, approved and appointed by Strathclyde.

 

Students registered in Bahrain can attend the intensive seminars at any of the other international centres.

Self-development 

  • A broad understanding of business and management issues
  • Strategic orientation and the ability to successfully implement the strategies formulated
  • Development of management skills and techniques
  • Self-awareness as a manager and leader
  • Increased confidence in all areas of business

 

Career development 

  • Enhanced promotion prospects
  • New career opportunities
  • Access to the extensive Strathclyde alumni network
  • What are the benefits for employers and sponsors?

 

Improved corporate performance 

  • Greater understanding of corporate goals
  • More knowledgeable and successful management
  • Advanced communication through mutual understanding
  • Greater awareness of external influences and recognition of the need for a quality customer focus and market orientation
  • Increased potential for the effective utilisation of valuable corporate, human and other resources

 

Human resource development 

  • Greater ability to attract and retain high potential managers
  • Flexible approach to management education
  • Structured development of individual managers
  • Integral part of succession planning and development of tomorrow’s leaders
  • Our Admissions for the MBA are now open for the October 2021 intake
  • Registration Deadline: 30th September, 2021

For further information please feel free to contact our team on +973 17816338, via email: strathclyde@bibf.com or by booking a Live Call Session with a Strathclyde representative (Click here for the bookings)

The Strathclyde MBA is not just a business programme, it's a stimulating, challenging, life-changing experience, which will make you question, re-think and re-evaluate how you do business.

The Strathclyde MBA is highly experiential and based on collaborative learning. Students share their varied work experiences, knowledge, understanding and skills.

The MBA will shape and guide you as a reflective, open- thinking, adaptive learner. This is facilitated through enhanced understanding of the interplay of theory and practice in management. In particular it:

  • provides the skills required for progression to higher level policy-forming positions
  • allows you to make successful career transitions
  • facilitates the move from technical specialism to general management
  • polishes the skills and enhances the abilities of people working for themselves or about to set up in business

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