Full-time MBA course options
Accounting for decision makers
Explore the uses and limitations of financial and management accounting information. You'll learn to appreciate how specialist activities can help meet financial and business objectives.
Gain an understanding of:
- the economy as an evolving complex adaptive system of information
- the way information is aggregated by price systems
- how asymmetries in the spread of this information affects this process
Explore the theory and practice of the emerging area of behavioural finance. You'll learn how psychology and emotions affect investor and managerial financial decision making. You'll also explore ethical issues.
Learn how modern analytics techniques can support and improve business decision making. You'll gain an understanding of how data can help suggest solutions to complex problems.
Financial engineering with bonds, options, and other derivatives
Get a thorough understanding of the frameworks and instruments of financial engineering. You'll learn to evaluate different strategies relating to bonds, options and other derivatives.
Gain an understanding of the strategic management of product, service and process innovation. You'll learn how firms create value from new ideas and explore the experiences of successful and unsuccessful innovators.
Gain a good understanding of the financial risks involved in international trading. You'll learn how international financial markets work, the interrelationships and the language involved.
Knowledge leadership in a global economy
Knowledge management deals with the recognition of human and intellectual capital as core resources. You'll learn about knowledge management processes, and gain an understanding of the importance of knowledge for competitive advantage.
Leadership in context
An advanced leadership course. You'll use experiential learning (reflecting on practice) to examine group processes and dynamics. This will allow you to gain insights about leadership and organisations.
Develop your understanding of the risk management function within a company. You'll learn to define a company's risk profile and develop an enterprise risk policy.
Service design and innovation
Gain a thorough understanding of frameworks used to design new services. You'll learn how to identify and answer the needs of your clients and how to make sure you're creating value efficiently.
Strategic brand management
- Understand the principles of brand management
- Consider the role and significance of brands
- Examine strategies to build, grow and reposition brands
- Examine systems for managing brand portfolios
- Examine strategies for building a brand-driven organisation
Supply chain management
Examine the concepts and approaches used in purchasing and supply operations, management, strategy and policy.
Sustainable business practices
A workshop approach allows you to delve into the key concepts and tools that support sustainability. You'll be able to debate and 'try' concepts within a specific organisation.
The psychology of decision making
You’ll learn about processes that influence choice, and how decisions can shape organisational life.
This module uses material from disciplines including:
- cognitive and social psychology
- organisational behaviour
- managerial cognition
Understanding commercial law
Gain an understanding of the implications of law for business. The focus is on common commercial practice and the law in the context of the wider business world.
Venture capital finance
Gain an understanding of venture capital funding of entrepreneurial enterprises.
- financial contracting and control
- relationships between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs
- differences between standard and social financing/entrepreneurship
- ethical issues
Business in context stories
Real business is central to the Bath MBA. During your time on the course you’ll be connected with business leaders and organisations to put what you’re learning into a real business context.
We visit countries across the world throughout the year. This means you can meet us, and ask any questions you have about studying for an MBA at the University of Bath and living in the city.
Halley Liao worked in highly varied roles as a freelancer before pursuing her full-time MBA. She speaks about how Bath embraces professional diversity and its role in stimulating creative discussion
The Bath MBA is among the top 50 programmes in the world for entrepreneurship, according to the Financial Times.