All advanced entry students join the MBA programme at the dissertation phase and complete a compulsory research methods module and a dissertation. Students are taught via a combination of lectures and small group seminars as well as supported by the Blackboard VLE.

This presents students with the opportunity to engage with, discuss and develop the themes and subjects and also ensures that students enjoy quality contact with their tutors.

A variety of assessment instruments appropriate to the outcomes being assessed are used. These may include projects, presentations, case studies, practical work experience and end of term written examinations. Outcomes are measured using grading criteria of Pass, Merit and Distinction.

The grading scheme for each unit is as under:

1 Below 40% : Fail
2 40 to 59% : Pass
3 60 to 74% : Merit
  • 75% and above : Distinction