University of Leicester, Middle East
UAE - Saudi Arabia - Qatar - Lebanon - United Kingdom
University of Leicester
The highly ranked Leicester School of Management is particularly noted for its critical approach. This means that the Leicester MBA not only equips students with a range of relevant theories, techniques and concepts, it then does what most other MBA programmes don't - guide the student to unpick these concepts, challenge them and question their relevance to contemporary society, and use this knowledge to inform practice.
Every year, you will also be invited to attend the University of Leicester MBA summer school (optional) where you will visit the University, meet fellow students and faculty and participate in a week long MBA experience.
Great Career Prospects
The University of Leicester MBA is your opportunity to invest in your career. According to a survey conducted by topmba.com in 2012, companies in the Middle Eastern region are showing a 40% jump in demand for MBA graduates with an average salary increase of 33.3%.
Leicester MBA graduates can be found in senior positions in a wide range of industries. You will have access to careers support from in-house School of Management Career Development Managers as well as the University's Career Development Service.
Flexible study allows you to get ahead without taking a career break and means that you can fit your studies into your lifestyle.
You will benefit from studying with a University that has a huge amount of experience in delivering distance learning education. Support is provided through Skype, email and online resources together with intensive 1-2-1 sessions and workshops. The online learning environment lets you study anytime, anywhere, whilst the annual Leicester Masterclass and regular residential workshops held at the Global Centres help you hone the skills that are best practised face-to-face, giving you unparalleled opportunities to gain cross-cultural experiences. The Global Centres are located in the UK, the Middle East, Southern Europe, and East & West Africa, so you can stay close to home or travel the world to broaden your horizons.
The University of Leicester is highly ranked, consistently in the top 20 of major national tables and international tables. he University of Leicester is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world by THE World University Rankings, THE also places Leicester as one of the best universities in Europe for its teaching environment, research environment, citations (research influence), industry income and international outlook.
Leicester continues to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings and is rated 5 stars for excellence.
The Association of Graduate Recruiters has recognised the University of Leicester as the best institution in the UK for its best initiative to prepare students for the world of work.
Under the grant of a Royal Charter, The University of Leicester now has nearly 20,000 students with more than 8000 studying independently throughout the world of Leicester's international courses for professional adults. Founded in 1921, Leicester is a top UK University, recognized as a leading international centre for teaching and research.
In the Middle East
Stafford has partnered with the University of Leicester to offer MBA programmes in the region and also offers courses in various disciplines including Diplomas, Certificates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates. Founded in UAE in 1993, Stafford have a proven track record of successfully launching and supporting blended, distance and online programmes for more than 20 years in a region where others have tried and failed.
Accreditation: AMBA – Association of MBA’s
Top 1% Universities in the World - Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Ranked 10th amongst UK Universities - The Guardian University Guide 2014.
'University of the Year' runner-up - Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014
Top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings
Type of Programme: Part time Distance Learning MBA
Starting Dates: April / October
Length of course: Min 30 months
University Degree: An undergraduate Degree from an approved Institution and equivalent to a UK Honours Degree or an acceptable professional Qualification
English Language: We accept the following tests and minimum scores:
TOEFL: 250 (Computer) / 575 (Paper) / 90 (IBT)
IELTS: 6.5 with 7.0 in writing preferred
As an alternative to the above English language requirements: The University of Leicester English Language Test which takes only 90 minutes and is available on demand.
Age: Candidates will normally be aged 26 or over
References: 2 recent professional or academic references
Work Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of managerial work experience
Should you not possess an Undergraduate Degree and wish to apply, you are required to demonstrate at least 10 years relevant managerial work experience.
GBP 13,600, including online books and course material (study and reference), online support & online library access, university admin and academic support, individual consultations.
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