Part-time study - A Scottish Networking Experience
We recognise that the commitments of working managers mean they require a programme that fits around their careers. Strathclyde's part-time MBA (evening study) offers course members the opportunity to gain a valued and wellestablished management qualification in a way best suited to their professional and personal circumstances.
A major strength of the part-time route lies in the immediacy of the relationship between managerial practice and the course. Members of the part-time route bring to their classes and groups the issues they deal with on a day-to-day basis and in-depth knowledge of current practice in their industry. Through the course materials and discussion with their peers they take back into their work situations insights that reflect the crossdisciplinary nature of the course and the contextual richness of those taking the MBA. This generative dynamic brings great value to course members and employers alike as new possibilities and ways of working are opened up at both an organisational and personal level.
Our position and strength as a business school brings a further benefit. As the vast majority of the course members on the part-time programme live and work in the central belt of Scotland, studying part-time at Strathclyde gives you the opportunity to get to know people from across the broad spectrum of Scottish industry. Currently the part-time route includes representatives from, amongst others, the financial services, oil, pharmaceutical, IT and retail sectors as well as public and not-for-profit organisations. This provides course participants the unique opportunity to establish a powerful network amongst Scotland's up and coming managers.
Choosing to study a part-time MBA is a significant step, especially at a time when your career and lifestyle may change. A major advantage of the Strathclyde MBA is its flexibility and responsiveness to your needs. If you change your job or move away from the area, we will be happy to discuss with you which study options might best fit with your circumstances.
How does the part-time programme work?
When you join the part-time programme (our intake is in late September) you will join a group of like-minded individuals with whom you will progress through the programme. Normally you will attend two sessions in the evening each week from October to June (with holidays at Christmas and Easter) although course participants get together more often to work together on course material.
There are also four compulsory weekend schools spread over the period of study that focus on the skills and knowledge we consider crucial for successful managers. We also offer a range of other study options including intensive seminars to aid your study of specific subjects and a selection of elective classes which run over the weekend. Typically, part-timers complete their degree in around three years although some choose to accelerate the programme to complete in a little over two.
If you value regular contact with tutors and course colleagues as well as the enriching experience of applying new concepts to your work, the part-time route is the ideal choice for you.