One Planet MBA
Full time 1 year
Part time 30 months
The right MBA for the right times
Global in outlook and transformational in nature, the One Planet MBA is your catalyst for ‘change - for good’. Combining an outstanding business and management education, the One Planet MBA helps you acquire new techniques and knowledge, connects you to exciting new networks and opportunities and shows you new routes to profitable growth and positive impact.
Transform your future and explore new directions. Our programme is specially designed for professionals and aspiring leaders who wish to take stock and reflect on their careers, then identify their aspirations and leverage their strengths to transform themselves [repetition below]. You will start by articulating your values and objectives, and work with your mentor and career coach to identify and benefit from new opportunities. You will upgrade your skills, develop your knowledge and acquire an entrepreneurial mindset to explore new directions.
Ignite change in business
Gain a thorough understanding of the global economic, environmental and social challenges that business faces in the 21st Century. Our programme will help you gain a thorough understanding of how global economic, social and environmental challenges are impacting on business and the workplace. It will enable you to identify new ways of succeeding in a hypercompetitive and interconnected world through product, process and business model innovation that leverage opportunities brought about by emerging economic models, such as the “sharing economy”, the “circular economy” and the “on-demand” economy.
Acquire practical professional skills, from start-ups to boardrooms. By helping you to identify growth opportunities for your organisation and opportunities for innovation you will become a more effective manager and business leader. You can have a positive impact, on your organisation and on the world around you. Combining an outstanding business and management education, our one planet MBA will help you acquire new techniques and knowledge, connect you to exciting new networks and opportunities and show you new routes to profitable growth and positive impact.
What you will gain
We work closely with a range of corporate partners to ensure that we have the right MBA for our times. Our one planet MBA will enable you to…
- Gain a thorough understanding of the global economic, environmental and social challenges that are redefining business and the role of the professional manager.
- Learn how emerging and innovative business, new economic models and new enabling technologies impact on business strategies, and how professional managers can exploit them to drive innovation and profitable growth.
- Enjoy an outstanding business and management education in a dedicated, highly supportive facility, surrounded by a beautiful natural environment.
- Acquire practical professional skills that will help you grow and build businesses, anything from start-ups to long-established organisations firms.
- Transform your future. Explore new directions, learn and develop your own potential, and become the leader and the person that you truly want to be.
Our One Planet MBA is built around the latest thinking and techniques from a wide range of management disciplines. A solid grounding in core business disciplines is acquired through our core modules while elective specialist modules enable you to specialise in your area of interest and tailor the programme to your career needs. The programme culminates with our One Planet MBA in-company, consultancy project.
Study trips, company visits, group challenges and simulations complement lectures and seminars led by professionals and academics specialists in their field. A range of extra-curricular activities, such as our guest speakers programme and MBA workshops delivered by our corporate partners run throughout the duration of the programme to complement your learning and provide opportunities to further build your skills, knowledge and understanding.
Induction and Pre-Sessional programmes
Specially designed for participants taking a career break after a period of time away from the world of study, our induction programme is designed to support your return to education through workshops and team building activities. In addition, and following feedback from our students, we are offering you the opportunity to take the fear out of accounting, finance and economics by opting in for our week long, extended pre-sessional programme for MBA students with no background in economics, finance and accounting.
- Read more at the One Planet MBA website
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
Learning and teaching
Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.
The MBA students have a dedicated Careers Consultant who runs workshops and a one-to-one advisory service on CV development, interview skills, career planning and how to negotiate on job offers. Tailored to individual requirements and needs, coaching is available to all students and provides a confidential and objective environment for students to explore and develop ideas and opportunities.
There are a mix of interactive and written resources relating to career planning, CV and cover letter writing, effective networking, interview preparation and working with recruiters. Head-hunter agencies are also invited to present to the MBA cohort on CV and interview techniques and mock interviews are run by alumni, corporate partners and careers agencies. Learning Resources
The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.
The MBA Office also keeps the latest editions of the Economist, Management Today, Entrepreneurship and the Professional Manager available to students. The library provides an extensive range of full-text electronic journals (e.g. EBSCO) which can be searched from on and off-campus.
Entry requirements 2015
Admission to the MBA programme is usually dependent upon a good first degree and a minimum of three years' managerial experience.
Some applicants have extensive work experience but no formal degree. If this applies to you, we may consider your application if you can demonstrate evidence of professional training or professional qualifications of an equivalent standing to a degree. In very exceptional circumstances we may consider applicants without qualifications although this will be subject to a test to establish your suitability and potential for Masters study.
Requirements for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
At least 7.0 overall and no less than 6.0 in any other section.
At least 100 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
65 with no less than 55 in all skills.
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency
At least 185 overall and no less than 169 in any other section.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
We also require two references (ideally including one from your last university) together with a personal statement explaining why you are interested in the One Planet MBA.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees per year 2015/16
- All students: £22,500 full-time
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
For queries please contact the MBA team
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 725078
University of Exeter Business School
University of Exeter