The programme design of the MBA combines taught modules with action-based consultancy interventions. Beyond learning in the classroom, you will complete a series of challenges to help you gain practical experience and develop your leadership and managerial skills. These academic modules and interactive challenges are complemented by modules focusing on personal development that help develop your capacity to work in teams and give presentations. These modules include our MBA Career Advancement Programme.
Learning and Assessment
A diverse range of teaching and learning methods are used within the programme, so your sessions will typically involve group work and interactive discussion to draw out your experiences and relate them to the topic at hand. You will work on case studies, and some sessions may also involve simulations.
On the Lancaster MBA, assessments are not simply designed to test you; they are designed to develop your skills. With this objective insight, we take multiple approaches to assessment so that you are stretched in different ways. Many parts of the programme involve assessed group-work, including examination of case studies, report-writing, practical tasks, presentations and assignments. This enables you to both learn from your diverse peer group and integrate the understanding and skills you’ll develop in your modules.
In addition to group work, you will complete stimulating individual assessed pieces which prompt you to reflect, encourage you to push your boundaries and give you the experience of managing pressure. In addition to exams and in-class tests, we will ask you to complete reports, reflective experiential learning papers, academic essays and deliver presentations.