The Connected MBA

The Surrey MBA is the Connected MBA. Undertaking an MBA isn’t just about the modules you study, the lessons you learn or the people you meet, it’s about the range of added benefits that come with an MBA programme. The networks that last a lifetime. The mentors who guide you. The career support that shapes your future.

At Surrey, you’ll enjoy exposure to all these benefits, as you gain the skills, experience, knowledge and connections to achieve your career ambitions.

What the Connected MBA provides:

  • A range of opportunities to practically apply learning to real business situations for example through consultancy projects, work placements and through the dissertation
  • A world-class mentoring scheme where students are matched to a mentor from industry, government or the voluntary sector who can support and develop you academically and practically
  • Co-teaching by industry experts to provide an alternative perspective on core MBA modules
  • A dedicated careers counselling and mentoring service from the moment you join which will focus on developing a personal career plan, build your personal brand and provide networking skills and opportunities
  • Membership of a global alumni network, connecting you with MBA graduates across the world
  • Exposure to the hot topics in today’s business climate (including Big Data, mobile, social, the cloud and analytics) and their impact on current business practices

From solving global business issues to building your personal brand, the Connected MBA will equip you with applicable business knowledge, challenge you to develop vital skills and surround you with a broad network of contacts to enable you to exceed your ambitions.

When you study your MBA at the University of Surrey, we give you a thorough grounding in current theoretical thinking as well as developing your practical skills, giving you and your organisation an advantage in the increasingly fast-paced business world.

Key features

  • A doubly-accredited, internationally recognised MBA
  • High quality teaching staff in a Business School and University with an excellent academic reputation
  • Build ‘brand you’ through a dedicated careers service
  • Teaching informed by close links with business and industry and illuminated by business leaders
  • Flexible study options whether you are learning full time or part-time with twenty four hour access to our campus library and online learning support
  • Optional modules to help you tailor your MBA to your personal needs
  • A mentoring scheme to complement academic expertise with real-world experience and provide support throughout your studies

The Surrey MBA develops:

  • International, regional and local business leaders capable of managing effectively in an environment of complexity and change
  • Sound business understanding, critical reflection and high-level leadership, communication and collaborative skills
  • Strategic thinking and analytical abilities, using concepts derived from a wide range of academic disciplines, and the ability to apply them to complex business issues
  • Critical thinking tools and techniques to help you establish root cause business issues and remedies
  • Leadership and managerial competence in a variety of business contexts, through action-based learning, and reflection on your own performance
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of responsible management, including corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, environmental sustainability and corporate citizenship
  • Innovation, entrepreneurial, commercial, process, technical, and analytical skills and thinking

When you graduate you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of subject knowledge and understanding of all the essential business disciplines, including financial management, management of human assets, marketing and planning, production and operations management and corporate strategy
  • Analyse complex business issues in a rapidly changing business environment and to apply appropriate solutions to a range of business problems
  • Apply management skills and competencies within a team environment, selecting appropriate leadership styles and group processes
  • Produce high quality reports, demonstrating your critical and problem solving abilities in complex business situations
  • Engage in ethical and socially responsible aspects of business planning through the application of ethical and organisational values
  • Draw on a range of ‘softer’ and ‘life’ skills that help your managerial effectiveness, including presenting, persuasion,  negotiating, life balancing, health and welfare, engaging with others, and having confidence in your abilities
  • Access your new network of mentors and industry connections
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“I’m confident that the Surrey MBA has made me a better manager.”

Hayder Fekaiki, Surrey MBA graduate

“I wanted a university that would unleash my thinking and challenge my ability... this is exactly what I’ve found.”

Kaleem Khan, Surrey MBA graduate

“I never ceased to be amazed by the gripping nature of each lecture in every subject area.”

Stephen Brook, Surrey MBA graduate


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