Taught over four days, our MBA Essentials course is made up of 'unbundled' modules from our full Executive MBA degree. The MBA Essentials offers block-teaching modules that fits busy schedule and will support managers with their career prospects, either in their own organisation or moving elsewhere.
The MBA Essentials – Business and Society examines the relationship between business and society through a variety of conceptual lenses and frameworks in order to inform the development of policies, strategies and practices that help managers in contemporary organisations manage their relationships with society and the natural environment. These multiple analytical lenses will give students a toolkit to critically appraise organisational challenges in respect of ethics, responsibility, justice and values. Through the use of case studies, videos and role-plays the student will better understand contemporary ethical dilemmas faced by organisations as well as the processes that enlightened organisations have developed to manage such dilemmas.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
- Apply a critical analysis of the changing conceptual frameworks underlying the implicit contract between business and society and their application to the forming of corporate strategy
- Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the current and future challenges being faced by businesses as they negotiate their relationship with their physical and social environments in fast changing conditions, and the key questions these pose for corporate action, strategies and purposes
- Critically appraise the new practices and business opportunities, which are developing as companies attempt to respond to these challenges, and their sometimes contradictory effects
We are offering up to 15 £1,000 scholarships for learners studying an MBA Essentials short course.
Why study at University of Birmingham?
- The module will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere
- We are ranked number one for being targeted by the top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2021)
- Modular delivery over long weekends (Friday to Monday) limits the impact of study on your work commitments
- Birmingham Business School holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Birmingham Business School is the UK’s oldest business school, bringing more than 100 years of innovative teaching and research
- The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities
- The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities
What is a microcredential?
Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.
- Learn with expert instructors: Complete courses led by experts with a dedicated group of professionals
- Earn a professional credential: Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential
- Advance further in your career: Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry
How to apply?
When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online.
To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before: Friday 3 June 2022 for Overseas/International students and Friday 1 July 2022 for Home/UK based-students (23h59 - UK time). Before submitting your application, please make sure it is complete. Otherwise, your application will not be reviewed.
Find out more
Register your interest for this short course to request more information about the course and for scholarship information.