All you need to know about the new MBA from Westminster Business School

12 April 2017 -


A Q&A with MBA Director Dr Kellie Vincent

What makes the Westminster MBA different from other courses?

A focal point of Westminster Business School’s MBA will be to develop participants’ professional goals and career ambitions, allowing them to embark on new exciting ventures and expand their career horizons. They will explore new avenues and industry sectors, and have the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone through the “space for risk” module where they’ll take on, for example, a social entrepreneurship project or a non-executive director’s role.

The course will transform the traditional classroom setting into a real-life professional experience through the School’s new MBA lab, a real high-tech boardroom where participants interact with ambitious and energetic professionals from around the world, sharing and developing new ideas. Through workshops, client meetings, board meetings and networking, participants will be thrown into everyday scenarios and will develop the skills to succeed in a highly competitive global business world.

What will the course cover?
  • The programme is divided into three components:
  • Preparing for the Board: starter knowledge, skills and competencies;
  • Route to the Board: a transformational pillar of support throughout the MBA that includes comprehensive action learning and reflexive research; and
  • Experiencing the Board: work with four different host organisations – international, corporate, entrepreneurial and not-for-profit – in four different roles.

The three elements of the Westminster MBA are designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge and competencies to understand the scope of business and organisational problems; reflect on and develop your own journey as leader and potential board member; and experience real organisational contexts and demonstrate you have what it takes to perform well.

What practical skills will I learn from enrolling on the Westminster MBA that I can use in the real world?

The new course has been designed for professionals to experience first-hand the role of board directors by working as part of Shadow Advisory Boards, within entrepreneurial, corporate, international and not-for-profit organisations. This will provide opportunities to tackle real-life problems, join strategic conversations and develop business solutions for existing businesses.

As part of the programme, participants will adopt different roles on shadow boards of those organisations, including CEO, marketing director, finance director, and HR and organisational development director, supported by professional coaches and academics from the business school.

These experiences will equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge to perform the role of a professional board director through self-directed and practical learning.

How can I apply?

Applications for September 2017 are already open. The new MBA programme is available for one-year full-time or two-year part-time courses at Westminster Business School’s Marylebone campus in central London.

This is a piece of sponsored editorial from Westminster Business School. For further information about the new Master of Business Administration programme at Westminster Business School, click here.

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