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Master of Business Administration by part-time study

Course Overview

The well-established and challenging MBA programme at the University of Bolton is designed to inspire and support you in the development of your business and managerial skills by enhancing your awareness of the many different perspectives relating to the study and practice of management. The Bolton MBA will give you the knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable you to develop as a creative business leader and make a positive and valuable contribution to business performance in whatever roles you undertake.

How to apply

Please visit our How to apply for a taught masters degree webpage  http://www.stz-mgmt.de for details.


2 years part-time, six / seven modules on Friday and Saturday and one project with master thesis.

Start dates

In Germany each year at the UCE-Stuttgart / Horb in September



Tuition Fees

Please contact: STZ-MGMT for Fees Enquiries on 0049 (0) 7451-521-272 or  http://www.stz-mgmt.de for more details.

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About the course

Whatever business sector you are in, the MBA course will support you in gaining a critical understanding of the stimulating business and management concepts and frameworks that will allow you to contribute to business success. You will be provided with the tools to enhance both your professional and managerial capabilities and your lifelong career prospects.  Are you an ambitious, creative manager considering an MBA and wishing to study part-time? The Bolton Business School part-time MBA programme meets the needs of executives from all business sectors looking for flexible learning options. If you want the challenge of combining studying for an MBA, with your working and family life you will receive support and encouragement from the Bolton Business School team at every stage.

What you will learn

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the key aspects of personal business skills and managerial development. You will be challenged to analyse and examine the business environment; understand business models; and you will be given the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to your personal and organisational settings by examining many of the challenges that businesses face on a day-to-day basis. At Bolton Business School the emphasis is on enterprise, entrepreneurship and understanding. You will learn key entrepreneurial skills including: critical analysis skills; high level presentation skills; business collaboration and consensus and team working skills. You will take responsibility for your own learning and will also learn and collaborate in a small group environment.

What you will study

Students will study 6 modules in Part 1 of the programme (Years 1 and 2) and 1 module and a research based dissertation in Part 2. The modules studied are Management and Leadership (Year 1); Managing Finance (Year 1); Managing Business Performance and IT (Year 1); Managing People (Year 1); Managing Change (Year 2); Strategic Management and Marketing (Year 2); Research Methods (Year 2); Dissertation (Year 2). Each module is worth 20 credits (10 ECTS) except for the dissertation which is worth 40 credits (20 ECTS).
To obtain an MBA students are required to have achieved 180 credits (90 ECTS). A postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies is an interim award (120 credits / 60 ECTS) and is awarded to all successful part time students, completing two years of the programme. A postgraduate Certificate in Management is an interim award (60 credits / 30 ECTS). Students will be assessed by the use of essays; case studies; reports; presentations and examinations as well as carrying out a practically based dissertation.

Special Features

The Bolton part-time MBA has enjoyed an excellent reputation, going from strength to strength, since it was established in 1992. It continues to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and from all sectors of business and industry. Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas, and close links to business and industry. Some of the course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home and also ensuring that in-class learning is highly interactive.
The University of Bolton and the Business School have a longstanding reputation for excellence in links with business and commerce, and in knowledge transfer between the university and industry as well as growing research and development capabilities. Our teaching staffs are drawn from business and academia, with experience in a commercial environment. And our courses are designed in consultation with business, with the current and future needs of professionals and businesses in mind.

Careers and professional development

The course is designed to enhance your lifelong learning, transferable skills and personal development so that you are able to work with self direction and confidence to help businesses prosper. An MBA at Bolton is a challenging and rewarding route to career enhancement and new management opportunities.

Further information

For further details about the course and for an informal chat please contact
in UK:
Academic Partnership Manager: Mathew Shafaghi PhD, MSc, PDip, FHEA
Tel: +44 (0) 1204 903654 / Email:  m.shafaghi(at)bolton.ac.uk  or
in Germany:
MBA Programme Manager in Germany: Rolf Richterich, STZ-MGMT
Tel: +49 (0) 7451 521 272 / Email  r.richterich(at)stz-mgmt.de