The MBA is an internationally recognised Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management. It prepares managers for organisation-wide leadership and decision-making. Saxion University offers this MBA programme in co-operation with the University of Greenwich: successful students obtain an internationally recognized British degree. The University approaches leadership development thematically from the starting points of creativity, practicality and social resourcefulness. Personal development is also a key theme of the programme with executive coaching to help students understand their value in the market and to develop plans to optimise their potential.
Academic learning is complemented by experiential and practical learning using case studies, business simulations, and culminating in a real-world consultancy engagement. Within the programme students complete an independent business research project.
Upon completion of the programme you have acquired an understanding of the interrelationship of the functional areas of management, and you will look at business issues from a holistic corporate perspective. In addition you will understand the relationship between an organization and its environment and grasp the importance of this for the development of a successful strategy and operation of the organization.
Next to knowledge extension in the field of a.o. financial management, general management and human resource management, the programme enables you to improve your personal performance. For example the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using a broad range of media. Curiosity and the need to acquire knowledge are basic conditions for successful participation.
The course consists of 10 modules and a dissertation:
Academic and professional development (30 credits):
Strategic Adaptation (30 credits):
Strategic resource management (30 credits):
Strategic organisational challenge and change (30 credits):
Integrative Strategy Workshops and Simulations (15 credits):
Creative problem solving and Consultancy programme (15 credits):
Independent Business Research Project (dissertation, 30 credits)
From mid September - May you will have 15-20 lessons per week. All lessons and coursework will be in English, in an international class with 15-20 different nationalities. From May - August, you will focus on your independent business project, resulting in a dissertation at the end of August. If you pass all modules and the dissertation, November, the Greenwich exam board will confirm graduation in November.
You can find information on general entry requirements here.
This MBA programme provides students with an academically rigorous programme firmly rooted in practice and graduates have been prepared for senior positions in all areas of management, in international marketing, international business or as independent entrepreneurs.
"The Saxion Master of Business Administration programme is a driver for the people who decided to move on with their professional development. It teaches you to observe and analyse complex situation and make strategic decisions. Due to the international composition of the class, the programme gives an opportunity to work with people with different cultural and work backgrounds, mastering communication and leadership skills. Moreover, the programme is set up in close cooperation with the business organisations, which allows the students to built business connections and, perhaps, find the future employer during the study. The workload is enormous, but the result is worth it."
Tatiana Alekseeva, MBA
Lecturer Hospitality Business School