Course: Specialist MBA in Higher Education Management
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We outline here aspects of MBA programs with a higher education management specialism. Look elsewhere on this site to consider in broad terms the relative merits of generalised MBA or specialised MBA provision, full-time MBA or part-time MBA.
Among the few programs around the world offering a specialist MBA for higher education managers is the two-year, part-time course in Higher Education (HE) Management held at the University of London Institute of Higher Education, United Kingdom. HE institutions are multi-million pound organisations which require effective management to meet their objectives, whether academic, financial or in their wider commitment to society.
Taught in one-week residential blocks, this MBA is aimed at HE managers who have a good honours degree and at least four years' experience of higher education management. The program offers high-level professional development in the area of HE management, a managerial qualification, insights into new areas of management, and the opportunity to become part of a senior HE management network. The course content includes: higher education institutions as organisations: their strategic management; the management of financial and physical resources in HE; the management of teaching and research in HE; marketing in higher education; and institutional governance in HE. There are a number of optional modules. Assessment is via 5,000-word written assignments after each module, a consultancy project or dissertation, and syndicate work.
Also in the United Kingdom, the Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy at Southampton (CHEMPaS) offers options in HE Management within the University of Southampton MBA program.
CHEMPaS aims to integrate high level academic research with professional practice in all aspects of higher education management and policy.
Options units include:
- Strategic Issues and Evaluation in Higher Education (double option)
- Organisation and Management in Higher Education (double option)
- Resource Management in Higher Education (double option)
There are other higher education management specialisms available around the world, based on full-time, part-time and distance-learning approaches. Take your time to explore and compare what is on offer, before you decide on the next step.
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- Why do an MBA, Diverse Opportunities, Demand for Training
- Why do an MBA? - Diverse Opportunities. Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth in the UK and international MBA market. The increasing demand for training in what is now routinely accepted as the graduate management degree is in part due to the MBA's growing reputation with senior executives in the business world.
- Distance Learning MBA, Full Time Programmes at all Levels
- Distance Learning MBA. There are various approaches to learning. Full time programmes at all levels require a career break of some sort. This may be acceptable especially for short courses or where you get leave of absence but you also have to consider access, location, timing, the quality of the group and of the deliverer. Local courses may be of restricted quality and you may not be able to afford overseas courses.
- Online MBA programs, The Continuing Development of Internet Technology
- Online MBA Programs. The online MBA is a relatively new development and as such there are very few business schools that are offering an MBA program entirely online. Many online programs still require students to attend mandatory residential courses as part of their syllabus. The length and frequency of these "contact" sessions vary depending on the school and program.
- MBA Rankings, Are a Great Way for Perspective Students to Select
- MBA Rankings. MBA rankings are a great way for perspective students to select between the best business programs offered at reputable universities. With future students in mind four main sources, The Financial Times, Business Week and The Economist publish a list of universities that offer the best program to earn a Master's in Business Administration. Taking the MBA rankings into account, perspective students will have a general idea of the status and value of their future degree in the business world. When selecting a school students should be aware of these rankings, even though they are debatable since they are seen by so many hiring companies.
- MBA Rankings, Business Week and U.S. News & World Report
- MBA Rankings. The ranking of business schools has been a controversial subject for a number of years. It is only recently, however, that they have become popular with the press, publicized and generally accepted. As a matter of fact, one of the principal reasons for the rankings has been the ability of the articles to boost the circulation of the magazines.
- Full-time MBA
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- Full-time MBA
- The Full-time MBA is an intensive one year programme, which offers a rigorous and challenging process of personal and management development.
- Part-time MBA
- The Part-time MBA is a 3 year part-time programme, designed for those working in a wide variety of managerial, technical and professional roles.