Masters in Business Administration

The Only MBA program with a fast track route to 'Chartered Manager'
Online Executive MBA,
Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Extended Diploma in International Business and Strategy,
Awarded by Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK
Certified Strategic Management and Leadership Practitioner,
Awarded by Chartered Management Institute, UK

The Online Executive MBA offered by Westford Uni Online in collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University is designed to empower ambitious professionals with the knowledge, skills, and network to excel in today's dynamic business landscape.

Our comprehensive curriculum combines cutting-edge business theories with practical applications, preparing you to lead with confidence and make strategic decisions. With a focus on critical thinking, leadership development, and global perspectives, our program equips you with the tools to navigate complex challenges and seize opportunities in a rapidly evolving world.

Going beyond a purely academic approach, the Online Executive MBA program goes the extra mile to incorporate practical learning experiences.

By bringing real-life business problems into the virtual classrooms, learners are presented with opportunities to analyse and solve these challenges, thereby deepening their understanding of various business functions. This practical approach ensures that learners gain valuable insights and skills that can be directly applied in their professional careers.

The program embraces a research-centric approach, fostering a culture of self-learning among learners. Supported by a team of experienced faculty members, students embark on an educational journey that encourages exploration and discovery. A key feature of the program is the blended learning platform, which allows professionals to learn at their own pace and convenience. Students have access to recorded online classes, providing a valuable resource for reviewing course material and reinforcing concepts.

Additionally, the program offers the flexibility to schedule one-on-one sessions with faculty members, ensuring personalized support and guidance tailored to individual learning needs. This comprehensive approach empowers students to take ownership of their education and achieve their academic and professional goals.

Certified Strategic Management and Leadership Practitioner

Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI)

The initial phases of the program for those who opt to pursue the MBA with a Fast Track Entry to ‘Chartered Manager’ title, will commence with the following modules from CMI. Pursuing the following modules will earn the learners an exemption from an SQQ module, in the next stage of the program.

 Module NameCredit
Strategic Leadership11
Leading and developing people to optimise performance10

Extended Diploma in International Business Strategy

The Online Executive MBA program offers a unique advantage by being affiliated with the Scottish Qualifications Authority. This affiliation allows learners to achieve an Extended Diploma in International Business Strategy, which is an accredited qualification at the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 11, earning them 120 Credits. The SCQF provides a comprehensive framework that encompasses both learning programs and qualifications, facilitating the development of clear progression routes and enabling seamless credit transfers between qualifications.

 Module Name
Operations and Project Management
Accounting for Next Generation Leaders
Strategic Leadership and HR Practices in Organisations
Sustainability and Business
International Marketing Management
Strategic Management

** On completion of the CMI L7 certificate program, the learner is eligible for credit exemption from SQA L11 programs with equal or lower credits.

Executive MBA

The final phase of the program comprises of one obligatory module and a thesis component.

Upon successfully finishing Part Two, learners will be awarded 60 credits.

 Module Name
Research Methods
Dissertation

Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice. (CMI Level 7) 

** On completion of the CMI L7 certificate program, the learner is eligible for credit exemption from SQA L11 programs with equal or lower credits.

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    Awarded By

    Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU), UK

    Duration

    12-15 Months

    Total Credits

    180 Credits

    Mode

    Online synchronous learning and onsite workshops

    Triple Crown Certification

    Opportunity to attend convocation in the UK

    Career Prospects

    Completing an Executive MBA program opens a plethora of exciting career opportunities across various industries and sectors. As an Executive MBA graduate, you possess a unique combination of advanced business knowledge, leadership skills, and practical experience, making you highly desirable to employers in senior management and executive roles. Some potential career paths for Executive MBA graduates include:
    MBA graduates often find themselves well-suited for management roles, leading teams and departments within organizations, making strategic decisions, and driving business growth.

    Business Manager/Executive

    Many MBA graduates pursue careers in consulting, working for consulting firms or as independent consultants, offering their expertise to help businesses solve complex problems and improve performance.

    Consultant

    Armed with business knowledge and skills gained during an MBA program, some graduates choose to start their own businesses and become entrepreneurs, bringing innovative ideas to market.

    Entrepreneur/Startup Founder

    MBA graduates can pursue careers in operations management, overseeing efficient and effective operations within organizations, optimizing processes, and ensuring smooth workflow.

    Operations Manager

    Apply your expertise to provide strategic guidance and consulting services to organizations, helping them solve complex business challenges and improve performance.

    Consulting

    Lead operational excellence initiatives, optimize processes, and enhance efficiency as an operations Manager or Supply Chain Director.

    Operations Management

    Capitalize on your global perspective and expand your career in multinational corporations, managing international operations, or leading global expansion efforts.

    International Business

    Make a difference in the social sector by assuming leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, overseeing strategic planning, fundraising, and program management.

    Nonprofit Management

    Educational Partner

    About Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Cardiff Metropolitan University is spread across three campuses in Wales’s capital city. It was originally founded as the Cardiff School of Art & Design in 1865 and became an independent university from the University of Wales in 2011. Cardiff Metropolitan prides itself on the elevated level of individual support which is given to every one of our international students. In choosing to study at the university, learners can graduate from one of the UK’s most respected modern universities.

    Building upon a longstanding and proud tradition, Cardiff Metropolitan University has an established international reputation for the provision of professional and vocationally focused courses. This reputation is supported by a broad programme of applied research and consultancy and the university’s close links with industry. The University’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading modern universities reflects our high-quality teaching and research, as well as the committed and enthusiastic academic staff in all its Schools.

    Cardiff Metropolitan University has been ranked as the top new university in Wales several times in recent years. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Cardiff Met was ranked as the best post-1992 university in the UK. 80% of the University’s submitted research was rated as ‘world-leading or ‘internationally excellent.

    Cardiff Metropolitan University has produced many successful alumni working in various leading organizations. In the media industry, some of the well-known alumni are TV personality Roy Nobles, writer Phil Steele, singer Simon Fowler, journalist Jill Dando, and broadcaster John Inver Dale. Many notable politicians have also graduated from this university, which includes Brain Hancock and Alun Michael. In addition to this, several famous sports personalities like cricketer Hug Morris, rugby player Kieran Crawford, and boxer Nicky piper were part of this university.

    About SQA

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority – SQA, sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate, has two primary roles: accreditation and qualifications. It accredits credentials other than degrees and approves and guarantees quality to notify bodies that intend to admit individuals for such qualifications. The awarding body, on the other hand, refers to the development and implementation, validation, evaluation, qualifications, and to ensuring that they are up to date and that certificates are issued to candidates. Under these functions, the SQA provides a variety of services for companies and training providers, from training courses and central approvals to personalized awards, credit scores, and licensing services.

    Why SQA:

    • SQA Qualifications are recognised worldwide.
    • Qualifications provide clear educational and employment progression pathways and are supported by the industry.
    • Provides vocational skills specific to particular occupations or sectors.
    • Each SQA qualification is benchmarked against qualifications on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

    Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with business and education to inspire people to become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders. Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Over 100,000 managers use CMI’s unique services daily. Organizations like Jaguar, Land Rover, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fujitsu, Allianz, Silverstone, Royal Air Force, London South Bank and Royal College of Physicians use Chartered Management Institute certifications for certifying their professionals.

    Why CMI?

    • CMI promotes the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.
    • It is the ultimate management accolade backed by a unique royal charter.
    • Provides practical insight for both today’s leaders and the next generation.
    • Currently has 100k active learners and boasts 12000+ Chartered managers.
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    Why you should do this Program

    360 Degree Business Acumen

    This MBA offers comprehensive business acumen by providing a holistic understanding of various key business disciplines. Through coursework in areas such as finance, marketing, operations, strategy, and leadership, students gain a well-rounded knowledge base. They develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication. This 360-degree perspective equips MBA graduates with the ability to navigate complex business challenges, make informed strategic decisions, and drive overall organizational success.

    Affordability

    Westford Uni Online stands on four pillars of strength: quality education, accessibility, credibility, and affordability. Students at Westford can enjoy the flexibility of multiple payment methods, ensuring convenience. Moreover, the institution offers various scholarships, supplementing its commitment to affordability and accessibility. With a focus on delivering high-quality education, Westford Uni Online provides students with the opportunity to pursue their academic goals in a flexible and affordable manner, supported by accessible payment options and scholarship opportunities.

    Triple-Certifications

    Individuals pursuing Online Executive MBA with Westford Uni Online are provided a with unique opportunity to graduate with three certifications. This helps professionals receive an edge over their competitors.
    ✓ Online Executive MBA, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
    ✓ Extended Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice. (CMI Level 7) in International Business and Strategy, Awarded by Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK
    ✓ Certified Manager, Awarded by Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK

    Blended Learning Format

    Blended onsite and synchronous learning combines the advantages of in-person and real-time online learning, offering a range of benefits to students. This approach provides flexibility in terms of time and location, allowing students to attend on-site classes while also participating in synchronous online sessions. Blended learning also provides access to a wide range of digital resources, encourages interaction among peers and instructors, and ultimately leads to improved learning outcomes.

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