The MBA in Business Law provides a broadly-based postgraduate level of education in management and law for pre and post experience graduates. It is not restrictive in limiting admission to graduates with prior work experience, as we believe new first degree graduates are well able to take a Masters program in management. specialise in law subjects during the second term, and while the modules taken are very standard, the programme has a distinctly international orientation.
Teaching and learning will be achieved through lectures, seminars, tutorials, guided independent study, and a variety of assessments, including examinations. The course will be taught in a modular format, with each module normally being taught in an intensive one-week block.
The MBA in International Business Law aims to equip you with the following competencies and understanding:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of current international business and legal practice and theory.
- Explain the development and theoretical bases of key practices in all major management disciplines applied to international business.
- Conduct informed reflection upon the efficacy of law within the business sector.
- Formulate both written and oral arguments on topical issues in contemporary international business and law.
- Understand a range of transferable research approaches and methodologies along with advanced skills in self-selected research strategies.
- Demonstrate ability to research issues in international business law by gathering information, evaluating and synthesizing it to arrive at a reasoned and logical conclusion.
- Achieve significant autonomous learning through preparation for presentations, written assessments and the supervised dissertation.
- Show proficiency in a range of transferable skills, including self-management, team work, communication and presentation.
Specifically, the MBA in Business Law aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to ensure they have excellent competencies in:
- Applied knowledge of key concepts in each of the core subjects (Core subjects).
- The impact of national differences in global business (All subjects)
- Understanding the links between corporate actions and resulting outcomes; (All subjects)
- Skills of working constructively in cross-cultural teams (Group projects and presentations in most modules).
- Decision making on the basis of incomplete information (Core subjects and Research training).
- Understanding the essential elements of international business law, of comparative commercial arbitration and dispute settlement (Elective subjects)
- Advanced knowledge on international trade agreements and their connection with development (Elective subjects)
- Advanced knowledge on international banking and financial regulations as they relate to the broader global economy (Elective subjects).
- Testing propositions and evaluating evidence (Dissertation, Research training and Core subjects).
- Communicating complex problems in a structured and effective way; taking responsibility for their self learning and creative work and developing habits of reflection of that learning (Dissertation).
- Planning, designing and writing an investigative project relating to issues in international business law (Dissertation)
- Advanced knowledge and critical understanding of research methods within the subject areas; (Research training)