MBA with Placement is a 12-month taught course followed by a six-month work placement, facilitated by the University. Following the two semesters of teaching, you will have the opportunity to undertake a placement to utilise and demonstrate your skills and knowledge within a work environment.
The University will support you in securing a paid placement or work experience. Our dedicated faculty placements team is well-connected with regional and national employers and each year places candidates in roles including marketing, human resources, finance, operations and supply-chain positions.
Securing a paid work placement is a competitive process and we will help you with the selection process from application to interview.
Our students have secured placements with companies including: Nissan, Caterpillar, Fujitsu, Network Rail and White Lodging Services, as well as small entrepreneurial firms in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study. Your progress will be assessed with the dissertation and assignments.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.
We will support you with securing a placement, but should you be unsuccessful in the selection process, we will arrange a transfer to the 12-month MBA programme.
An MBA is a challenging qualification which requires significant dedication. Employers recognise its worth, and the value that an MBA-qualified business leader can bring to their organisation.
While you are studying for this course, you will be an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This gives you access to the CMI’s support resources and networking opportunities. If you have 3 or more years’ management experience when you graduate, you will be entitled to apply for full membership of the CMI or Chartered status.
Business graduates from Sunderland have secured roles in organisations such as Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.