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Exciting times ahead: Mike Willis on changes to the Bath MBA

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The world-ranked MBA programme at Bath recently underwent a strategic review and a revised programme has recently been announced featuring a number of exciting changes.

In the April edition of Business Insider South West, programme director Mike Willis calls this as an‘exciting time for the MBA’.

He explains that the core content of the programme will remain the same but methods and perspectives will change, with more emphasis on things such as consulting projects, guest speakers, breakfast meetings and mentoring.

Entrepreneurial thinking within a business - known as intrapreneurship - and social engagement are themes that will run throughout the programme.

A professional skills series is another key feature of the programme offering courses such as managing crises, negotiation skills, consulting skills and media training to name a few.

Changes will also be made to the part-time Executive MBA to give the degree more impetus and greater relevance.

Visit Business Insider South West for access to the full edition of the magazine (article page 54-55).

For further information on the revised programme, contact Emma Winter, MBA Recruitment Manager.

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.