M.Phil in Applied Business Leadership and Management
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R&D makes business better. Applied Research helps us make better business decisions, which results in innovative products and services.
The 60-credit Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) program in Business Leadership and Management offered by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) University, Spain, is designed to empower managers to harness the power of applied research. The one-year program enables learners to conduct applied research in organizational behavior and leadership, contemporary research in business analytics, and action research in operational management.
The program is designed for company managers and executives who wish to have a deeper comprehension of management and organizational transformation to promote responsible and sustainable business practices through research. It will ensure that the managers or executives have the skills necessary to manage the organization’s strategic perspective while also being aware of the strategies and equipment needed to bring about long-lasting change at all levels.
The goal of this program is to create senior change leaders who are capable of implementing change in a variety of organizations by utilising their adaptable leadership skills and competencies. The program will familiarise you with cutting-edge research and hone your ability to approach organizational change from two perspectives—commercial and social—to understand better why change occurs and how to manage it. This course, which focuses on effective change leadership, requires a lot of research and is possible to upgrade to a Doctorate in Management.
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The program awards a Master of Philosophy in Applied Business Leadership and Management to students who finish the 1-year coursework and publish a scoping or systematic review on applied leadership and management.
This course will enhance participants’ understanding of the research process. Participants will critically explore research approaches, language, and ethics. The course will take a step-by-step approach to develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research designs, including cross-sectional surveys, cohort studies, randomized controlled trials, operational study designs, quasi-experiments, and cluster randomized controlled trials. The course will equip students with the skills necessary to conduct secondary research designs including scoping and systematic reviews. The course will also help students to develop the skills to recognize and reflect on the strengths and limitations of different research methodologies and address ethical and practical issues in research. Further, the student will be equipped with the ability to methodologically review and derive meaning from the published research work for application in professional practice and growth.
- Identify and describe different quantitative study designs, describe the key elements and weaknesses and strengths associated with each approach, and application of quantitative research in professional practice.
- To understand qualitative research approaches and their application, including qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting methods.
- To understand secondary research design and application methods, including scoping and systematic reviews approaches, and how different research designs can be combined in a mixed-method study approach.
- To understand the concept of research quality assurance and its application in research integrity and ethical principles and application of validity and reliability principles in research.
The course will equip participants with the essential skills, strategies, and tools they need to unlock their fullest potential in taking up expanded leadership responsibilities to guide their organizations effectively. Participants will be exposed to fundamental elements and models of organizational behavior as well as research methods applied in studying Organizational Psychology. Participants will also be involved in a comparative analysis of effective leadership approaches and methodological considerations in Leadership research. This knowledge and skills will enable participants to build their capacities in integrative thinking, managing diversity, team building and managing effective teams, and negotiating and influencing skills which are essential skills in leading organizations in the global business environment.
- To understand the fundamental elements and models of organizational behavior and the influence of individual factors in organizational behavior.
- To analyze effective leadership approaches and their application in leading successful organizations.
- Discuss methodological approaches used in Leadership research.
- To analyze and conceptualize quantitative and qualitative research methods used in organizational psychology.
This course will enable participants to develop data-driven business leadership skills required in a complex knowledge-based global business environment. Participants will be introduced to the world of data analytics, with a focus on descriptive, diagnostic, predictive & prescriptive analytics, machine learning & optimization, data visualization, and decision making and leading with data. Participants will also be led to understand the application of data analytics in the knowledge economy and disruptive technology as contemporary domains which influence business operations on the global stage.
- To understand descriptive and inferential statistics and the application of statistics in business research and decision making.
- To understand Machine Learning algorithms and Optimization concepts, including supervised and unsupervised machine learning concepts with regression and classification techniques.
- To explore the concept of Data Mining and the challenges associated with the application of big data analytics in Business.
- Understand the application of data analytics in leading contemporary business domains including knowledge-based economy and disruptive technology.
This course will help build participants’ understanding of the role of research to develop new products, processes and technologies that also emphasise the promotion of natural resources. The course will entail enhancing the learner’s perspective on the need for the integration of sustainable innovation. The course will enhance the leadership ability of the learner to understand sustainable business model innovation. Learners understand to communicate and manage stakeholders to drive the need for sustainable competitive advantage. The learner will evaluate and critically understand the need to be a catalyst to induce and efficiently incorporate and address global issues. This course will ensure the learner understands the critical role of being a purpose-driven leader. Learners will understand the step by process to maintain a sustainable business. The course highlights the role of advanced theories in sustainability. And focuses on the research on the use of sustainable design to protect the environment (increasing the focus on thermal comfort along with helping to reduce energy consumption and using recycled materials).
- To understand and evaluate research on innovation and sustainability and to enhance research for sustainable business solutions.
- To explore and understand models of Innovation and Sustainability in business and explore design thinking to improve sustainable innovation research.
- To analyze research sustainability perspectives with a green design and design science approach in the field of innovation.
This course will enable learners to understand and apply elements of Action Research in the domain of operations. Students are expected to apply theoretical and data-driven approaches to add to the existing body of knowledge in Operations management. Through an initial operational understanding of the practice system within projects and processes, while controlling the standard quality linked at every stage, students gradually are trained to evaluate strategic issues of designing operational systems that yield optimized results. The research supervisors welcome a wide variety of operational domains that deserve to be improved through the application and cyclical nature of Action Research.
Active Research Areas: service management, healthcare management, retail operations, logistics, supply-chain management, sustainability, stochastic control of processing networks, revenue management, not-for-profit operations, and contracting and economic-mechanism design.
- To understand and apply the steps of Action Research in the domain of operations management.
- To analyze and evaluate research-based practice systems within the supply chain of manufacturing and service firms.
- To critically evaluate an action plan with control checks that focuses on improving the quality of the existing systems.
- To critically evaluate the different methods of operations research with an aim to create efficient and effective operational channels.
The participants in this course will develop a 3000-word research proposal in leadership and business management. The participants will be guided to identify a researchable knowledge gap of their interest and analyze and synthesize the knowledge gap into a problem statement. Participants will receive guidance on specific aspects of doing research including literature searching and conducting critical appraisal; referencing and application of relevant computer software in reference management; framing research questions and research objectives, and application of ethical issues in research. Participants will be capacity building to develop competence in assessing and appraising evidence in published literature, determining the gaps in the evidence and developing a feasible and valid study design that they can apply in their research. Participants will further be guided to develop a full research proposal.
- dentify a relevant and suitable knowledge gap in Leadership and Business Management and develop structured research questions to address the knowledge gap.
- Write a literature review to identify existing evidence and knowledge gaps associated with the research problem of interest.
- Develop a well-structured research protocol/proposal with clear timelines and relevant study methods that comply with the universal principles of research ethics principles.
Upon successful completion of 1-year coursework, if you wish to pursue your research to a doctoral level, there is an option. Upgrade to a Doctorate in Management degree by submitting a final research thesis of 120 credits. Though the term for research is two years, the learner can extend it for one more year.
Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties
Recorded session for offline viewing
World-class curriculum by eminent faculty
Regular webinars by industry leaders
Assignments for module assessments
Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere
Online library to further enhance your knowledge
Dissertation on your area of research work
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About Universidad Católica San Antonio de MurciaUniversidad Católica de Murcia, UCAM, is one of the fastest growing universities in the European region. Based out of Murcia, Spain, with learning centres in the UAE, Indonesia, and Singapore, UCAM offers more than 163 courses, including business administration, health care, computer science, sports management, and engineering. The university has strategic partnerships with more than 360 international universities, including Stanford University, the National University of Singapore, and the National Technological University. UCAM is also a member of Erasmus Mundus and Universia. The UCAM E-MBA program is ranked among the top 10 in the region, and the university currently has over 21000 active learners. UCAM accredits and awards MBA programs in General Management, MBA in Business Analytics, MBA in Operations and Project Management, MBA in Health and Safety Leadership, MBA in Global Banking and Finance, MBA in Agile Supply Chain Management, MBA in Global Healthcare Management, MBA in Energy and Sustainability, MBA in Accounting and Finance and MBA in Marketing Management. These degrees are awarded by UCAM under the provision of university private degrees – Título Propio.
If you’d like to gain the complete skill set to succeed in today’s business world, this is the area for you.
Assignment and Assessment
UCAM – Exeed College follows an assignment-based assessment approach, and the student needs to submit an assignment after each module.
Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:
- Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from recognized institutions.
- Candidates must have a thorough command of written and spoken English.
- Duly filled application form
- Academic documents (High School / Diploma and Bachelor degree with transcripts)
- A copy of your passport
- A photograph
- Statement of purpose
- Experience/Employment letter
*Degrees offered by UCAM are university’s accredited own awards and should not be misconstrued as nationally accredited awards in spain.
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The course will be delivered by senior faculty with decades of experience in Management and Engineering. The panel of faculty have experience in academia as well as industry and this makes them quite suited for teaching professionals who are looking for the next big career progression. Our faculty hold doctorates from international universities like Dundee, Ohio, Texas, Leeds, and Stellenbosch, to name a few, and they have experience working with global organizations. The faculty include senior Director of Two South African firms, a veteran educationist who is a pioneer in online education; a business action coach and an HR Business Partner.
The evaluation is based on assignments for the modules and a Dissertation (project) towards the end of the program. We deliver one module at a time and each module will last for a 1-month post, in which you get a week’s time to complete the assignment. The finished assignment should be uploaded in the Learning Management System (LMS). The faculty will evaluate the assignment and publish your result on the same platform.
Exeed College has implemented a teaching methodology with a greater focus on practical expertise. After the enrollment, you will be given a unique user ID and password to access our online LMS. Our teaching is based on case studies presented via HD videos, which increases students’ involvement, and promotes active learning. The course can be done 100% online. Lectures will be delivered through our LMS and the assignments are to be submitted as a soft copy using your student login. Students benefit from 24/7 access to our award-winning study platform and online resources, which include the necessary study materials for their program:
- Live interactive classes by senior faculties
- A recorded session for offline viewing
- Case studies delivered in HD-quality video
- Online resources and publications
- Full academic support
- E-Books and revision kits
- Quick tests for challenging your knowledge of key concepts and theories
- A dedicated online forum for interaction with tutors and classmates
- Access to success manager
- Self-assessed mock assignments
- Live chat feature for any technical support needed
Apart from 8 live interactive sessions for each module, the learners will benefit from the advantage of having these sessions recorded and archived in their LMS, in order to catch up with the missed live sessions. The learners will also have access to the bite-sized learning videos developed with the course content, access to e-library with hundreds and thousands of journals, case studies, presentations, videos, etc. at their disposal to enhance their learning.
As per European Education Framework, a learner has to achieve 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in order to get this qualification to be recognized as Masters by any European University and internationally as well. These 60 ECTS are equivalent to 180 UK credits.
UCAM is one of the fastest-growing universities in the European Region and is also one of the most innovative and forward-thinking universities. UCAM is ranked among the top 150 universities in the European Region by the Times Higher Education. Also ranked among the top ten for its Business Administration Program and MBA program in the region, UCAM alumni are currently working with leading companies including Microsoft, EY, PwC, Standard Chartered, PwC, Aramco, Sabic, HSBC, Google, Schlumberger, Air Liquide and Honey Well to name a few. UCAM is internationally recognized, and students can get it attested from the respective Foreign and External Affairs Ministry.
Yes, this will definitely help you in migrating to these countries. Students can get their degree equivalence from ECA (Education Credential Assessment) organizations like WES, ICAS, IQAS.
Each class has about 45 students from different nationalities working with leading companies. The batch of students consists of entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, supervisors, engineers, consultants, directors and senior executives. Also the students are from diverse sectors like oil & gas, government, media, construction, IT, Telecom, consulting, airline, manufacturing, banking, financial services, retail, pharma, FMCG and healthcare sectors. The current batch has students from Air Liquide, Schulumberg, Air Liquide, Saudi Electricity Company, Amazon, Noon, NMC Healthcare, ADFERT, Etihad, Emirates, Botswana Power Corporation, Allergen, Covance, Julphar and Nutricia to name a few.
Post completion of Part-1, you will be entitled to receive a Postgraduate Extended Diploma in Business Administration (Specialization), which is a Level-7 qualification. This carries 120 UK credits which you may choose to transfer towards your MBA top-up with the same University.
The fee of the program is as published on the website and the scholarship can be provided based on different factors. However, this one-year MBA with Exeed – UCAM is one of the most affordable programs in the UAE region and has a flexible payment plan of monthly installments to pay out the fee in a span of 12 months.
The program fee includes your registration to all courses (Part 1 & 2), certification, career support, course delivery.
You can apply by submitting the following documents:
- Application form
- Most updated resume
- Scanned copy of your highest qualification certificate
- Copy of passport
- Passport size photograph
When it comes to an online study program the first question that comes to a student is whether it is a self-study program, but with Exeed College we are looking at more of a guided level learning program with live interactive sessions being conducted which already covers up the main factor involved in availing a full time MBA title. As per European Education Framework, a learner has to achieve 60 ECTS before he/she can be conferred an MBA by any European University. These 60 ECTS which are considered as a full time MBA title under global standards. Through Cambridge International Qualification (CIQ), Exeed has partnered with different Universities in Europe/UK/USA to assist busy working professionals to realize their dream of earning an MBA under a guided level learning program flexible and well-structured online based level platform.
MOFA stands for Ministry of Foreign Affairs. UAE MOFA attestation is mandatory on every document after UAE embassy attestation for getting a valid visa. UCAM MBA title is verified and recognized under MOFA. MOFA attestation is required for all those universities who do not have a physical campus in the UAE.
MOHE stands for Ministry of Higher Education. MOHE approves, accredits and recognizes only those qualifications which are pursued through a physical campus in the country of origin.
However, MOHE attestation is not mandatory for expats residing in the UAE. Therefore, UCAM MBA Degrees are attested and verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
-Yes, it is quite possible, as we follow the protocols of Recognized Prior Learning Policy (RPL) under which there are two categories:
*RPCL(Recognized Prior Credential Learning): Where the subjects learnt by the student (transcripts required) based on their previous qualifications (Master’s Degree or Level 6 &7 diploma) are mapped with our course modules post which he/she will be eligible for the Module exemptions.
* RPEL (Recognized Prior Experiential Learning): Where the student documents will be mapped with the prior experiential learning (acquired through work experience), post which he/she will be eligible for some exemptions.
Any university in the world allows maximum exemptions of 1 or 2 modules only as per the policy, exceptional cases would be discussed with the authority concerned, to be taken into the consideration.
NOTE: Course fee and Module Exemptions are two independent factors regardless of the number of modules exempted, the course fee will remain the same. This should be noted by the student prior to raising the module exemption request.
Once the module exemption feedback is received, the Advisor concerned will submit the RPL Letter to the student stating the number of modules exempted along with its credits.
Yes, this will help you in migrating to these countries. Students can get their degree equivalence from ECA (Education Credential Assessment) organizations like WES, ICAS, IQAS, as we hold the World Education Services (WES) accreditation.
Exeed College has legal partnership with CIQ and UCAM, and so a qualification from each of these bodies is collated as one into the Master’s degree to facilitate added benefit to the working professionals.
Although the sessions are being recorded and archived on the LMS system which can be accessed at any time, the student would be required to achieve at least 70% of attendance, which will be captured during the live interactive platform.
Yes, we do provide services in attaining the attestation of a degree certificate with an additional service fee charge.
Students can get their certificates by attending the Graduation Ceremony at the UCAM University Campus, Spain (charges will be additional) or the Certificate will be directly couriered to the respective addresses provided.
All the courses are internationally accepted, including the UAE, and you will receive MOFA attestation for the same, if you wish. An additional charge will be there for the attestation.
Both Westford University and Exeed College are entities of the Westford Education group. We offer MBA programs through various Universities, but we have one University in common which is UCAM and we give different specializations comparing them.
We have mature entry routes for people who want to consider joining MBA, so there are students who have done 12th grade or maybe they have diploma, which is of a lower level, but since we want to enhance their profile on a more wider perspective, this is an additional bonus Diploma Level 7 given to them for enhancing their profile. It’s as good as a free certification.
This program is purely designed for working professionals, we take their time and comfort into consideration. Whatever a student learns in two year is combined into one which in turn saves more time and money.
We have many students from your country who have joined us of which we can assist you in giving references. Plus, we have references of our alumni, who have completed the course and you can talk to them on our website.
None, the services we provide to the high school or a graduate is the same. We don’t distinguish between the students on the basis of education.
It is always better to have an MBA rather than opting for the diploma programs. As a student you will be receiving UK Level 7 Diploma qualification as an added benefit included in the course fee.
6 to 8 months depending on the Deferment reason, if a student exceeds the promised deferment period, the student is bound to pay the registration fees.
PGED is 6 Modules which is 120 UK credits, whereas PG Diploma is 2 modules i.e. 40 UK credits.
Yes, definitely it holds a value as it is an added certificate in your profile. A student will gain instant free membership of 1 year affiliate level.
The dedicated career support team will assist you from your first semester at Exeed College until your graduation and beyond if need be.
There will be a further specified timeline given to submit the assignment once the initial deadline is expired. If the student still fails to submit then he/she will get a fine of AED 250.
As the program is purely designed for the working professionals there is no failing system. The student always gets an option of redoing the assignments.