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Cardiff Business sChool MBa PrograMMes -
Cardiff Business School
  MBA Programmes
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01     Why Cardiff Business School?                                                                           

                                                               Cardiff Business School

                                                                    Why Cardiff Business School?                                                                      Why Cardiff, the city?
                                                                    We are accredited by the Association to                                                           Cardiff was one of National
                                                                    Advance Collegiate Schools of Business                                                            Geographic’s top 10 summer
                                                                    (AACSB International), a leading hallmark of                                                      destinations in 2011.
                                                                    business school excellence.
                                                                                                                                                                      There is a new £675 million
                                                                    We are ranked 4th in the UK for the quality                                                       shopping centre in the city.
                                                                    of our research, according to the latest UK
                                                                    Government Research Assessment Exercise.          Why Cardiff University?
                                                                    We were ranked 10th for business and
                                                                    management studies in the most recent             Cardiff University is ranked 15th in the UK
                                                                    Complete University Guide.                        and in the top 1.5% of universities in the
                                                                    We are internationally focused, with staff,                                                       Cardiff is home to the Millennium
                                                                    students and alumni from over 120 countries.      It is a member of the elite Russell Group       Stadium, a premier league
                                                                                                                      top 24 UK research-led universities.            football club, Cardiff City FC, and
                                                                    There are excellent onsite facilities including                                                   regularly hosts international
                                                                    an industry-standard Trading Room and             In 2011, 92.6% of our students were             cricket fixtures.
                                                                    Careers and Employability Centre.                 employed or had entered further study
     Accredited by AACSB International                                                                                within six months of completing their           Cardiff has more than 330 parks
     Cardiff Business School is amongst the 5% of                   We are investing in a £13.5 million new           studies.                                        and gardens.
     business schools worldwide that are accredited by              building for postgraduate study.
     the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of                                                                 Teaching at the University was given
     Business (AACSB International).                                Our students go on to work at leading             the highest possible award in the last
                                                                    international blue-chip firms, including KPMG,    UK Government review. The University’s
     Only six UK Russell Group universities have been               PWC, Unilever, Amazon, Deloitte and HSBC.         degree programmes are also recognised
     awarded AACSB accreditation.                                                                                     by more than 90 professional and
                                                                                                                      accreditation bodies.
     What does AACSB accreditation mean for me?                                                                                                                       Wales has the cheapest cost of
     AACSB is the largest and longest standing                                                                        The University is situated in the very          living of any region in the UK.
     accreditation agency for business schools in the world.                                                          centre of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.
     Accreditation means that a panel of experts considers                                                                                                            Cardiff is just two hours by train
     Cardiff to be an excellent business school.                                                                      Accommodation in University residences          to London and has excellent
     AACSB has thoroughly inspected the business school,                                                              is guaranteed for all international             transport links, ranked 1st in
     giving you assurance that it offers an excellent                                                                 students and is within walking distance         the UK for the most transport
     education experience.                                                                                            of the University.                              friendly city.
     AACSB is widely recognised by employers as a
     hallmark of business school excellence. It shows                                                                                                                 Cardiff is located on the coast of
     that you have attended a leading business school,                                                                                                                South Wales, which has beautiful
     have gained excellent knowledge of theory and                                                                                                                    national parks and beaches only
     practice, and are ready to enter the global business                                                                                                             30 minutes away.
     Accreditation shows that Cardiff Business School is
     dedicated to excellence. Every five years, the School
     will be reassessed to ensure that the AACSB’s rigorous
     standards are being met.
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03             Why Cardiff Business School? Welcome                                                

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 03   Welcome from the Dean                                     Cardiff Business School is an ambitious institution. It is
 04   Adding Value to your MBA Experience
 07   The Cardiff MBA                                           widely regarded as an excellent business school, but we
      The Cardiff MBA: The Programme
      The Media MBA
                                                                are constantly working on becoming even better.
 16   The Media MBA: The Programme
 18   Cardiff University
 20   Cardiff: The City
                                                           04                         We are particularly committed
 22   Facilities at Cardiff Business School                                           to making sure that our students
 23   Building for the Future
 24   Student Life                                                                    have the very best experience
      Careers and Employability
      International Appeal
                                                                                      when they study with us. We are
 30   Faculty                                                                         currently investing £13.5 million
 31   Scholarships
 32   Applying to Cardiff Business School                                             in a new business school building.
                                                                                      This iconic development, which
                                                                                      will open in 2014, will offer state of
                                                                                      the art facilities designed with our
                                                                                      students’ needs in mind.

                                                                We invite you to come and study with us, so that we
                                                                can help you to fulfil your ambition. We will provide you
                                                                with the theory and the practice that you need to excel
                                                                in your chosen career.

                                                                My colleagues are dedicated to ensuring that your time
                                                                in Cardiff is as productive and enjoyable as possible.
                                                                In addition, we have a dedicated team of specialists
                                                                to help you, including an MBA Office, a Careers and
                                                                Employability Centre and a Student Support Centre.
                                                                You will also be given a personal tutor who will work
                                                                with you to oversee your academic progress.

                                                                When you leave us at the end of your studies, you will
                                                                join our alumni network, an international community
                                                                of several thousand members, with alumni chapters
 01,03 Students outside Main Building.
                                                                and events all over the world.
 02 Students in a tutorial session.
 04 Professor Martin Kitchener.                                 I wish you every success with your studies and hope
                                                                to welcome you to Cardiff in the near future.

                                                                Professor Martin Kitchener
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04          Why Cardiff Business School? Adding Value to Your MBA Experience                                                 

Adding Value
to Your MBA
Experience                                                                                       01

An Enhanced Induction Programme                                                Industry Expertise
To help you to get to know your new classmates and to start thinking           You get plenty of practical exposure to management challenges on
about team dynamics and leadership qualities, the School organizes             the Cardiff MBA.
an enhanced MBA Induction Programme.
                                                                               Guest lectures, business projects and industry visits combine to help
Over three afternoons, you will undertake a series of team challenges          students to understand how the theory they learn works in practice.
and reflection reviews designed to create optimal effectiveness in
your working relationships.                                                    Recently, students have benefited from visits to organizations such as
                                                                               Panasonic and Amazon.
Tasks will require a degree of leadership, planning and coordination
from each group to enable them to be completed successfully.                   The Business School Public Lecture Series welcomes a wide variety of
Students work within as many sub-teams as possible, in order to                guest speakers each year. In 2012 – 13, the Series included:
interact with a wide cross-section of their new classmates.
                                                                               Martyn Jones, Deputy President, ICAEW
Extending your Leadership Qualities                                            Trevor Williams, Chief Economist, Lloyds Banking Group
Additional programmes are offered to students who demonstrate                  Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUC
exemplary commitment to developing their leadership qualities.                 Chris Moss, CEO and Founder of the FAMOSS ideas consultancy
This year’s activities have included the Leadership 25 Mountain Hike,          Adam Lawrence, Chief Executive, Royal Mint
designed to develop MBA students’ skills in leadership, primarily
values, vision and team qualities.                                             Testing Practical Skills
                                                                               There is an emphasis throughout the programme on enhancing
The hike was led by Dr Elizabeth McGregor, who has held roles at               your practical skills. The Business Plan, for example, requires students
Harvard University and the Government of Canada. Participants                  to pitch their ideas for a new product to a panel of senior business
learned leadership tools and techniques based on video messages                people in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ setting.
from elite Everest athletes combined with team challenges on a
modest mountain hike.                                                          Following the Business Plan evening, students undertake a computer
                                                                               simulation to manage their new company’s performance over a five
Accreditation                                                                  year period, responding to internal and external challenges.
In addition to accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business (AACSB), students who take the Management                  The Business Project provides the opportunity to test your business
                       Consulting module on the MBA will be                    skills over a three-month period, working in-depth on a business
                       eligible to receive a Diploma in Professional           challenge or opportunity. Students who achieve a 60% average
                       Consulting from the Chartered Management                and succeed at interview have the opportunity of undertaking their
                       Institute (CMI).                                        project within an organization.

For more information on pathways see path 8.
                                                                                 An Alumni Network
                                                                                 Cardiff Business School has an international network of over
                                                                                 25,000 alumni. Our in-house Alumni Officer organizes networking
                                                                                 events and lectures across the globe and the School has a
                                                                                 growing number of alumni chapters (societies) overseas.

02                       03
                                                                                 We continue to support our alumni once they graduate – for
                                                                                 example, you will be able to access our Careers and Employability                                                                      06
                                                                                                                                                                01 Students on the Leadership 25 Mountain Hike.
                                                                                 Centre at any point in your future.
                                                                                                                                                                02 Chris Moss, CEO and Founder of the FAMOSS
                                                                                 MBA Careers Programme                                                          03 Trevor Williams of Lloyds Banking Group with staff
                                                                                 In addition to offering an on-site Careers and Employability Centre,           and students of the School.
                                                                                 there is a careers programme on offer specifically to meet the
                                                                                 needs of MBA students.

                                                                                 For more details, see page 26.
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Cardiff MBA
                                                                                                          01                                                     02

                                                                  Key Facts
                                                                  Duration: 1 2 months, full-time, running from                       IELTS:      6.5
                                                                            September to September.
                                                                                                                                       Structure: 4 stages of study:
                                                                  Cohort:     200 students.                                            • Foundation;
                                                                                                                                       • Application;
                                                                  Countries represented:                                               • Specialisation; and the
                                                                  Azerbaijan, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Cyprus,                   • Business Project.
                                                                  Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Japan,
                                                                  Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia,                 6 pathways to choose from:
                                                                  Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi                   • General
                                                                  Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,              • Accounting and Finance
                                                                  United Kingdom, United States.                                       • International Management
                                                                                                                                       • Leadership, Consulting and Change
                                                                  Entry Requirements:                                                  • Marketing and Strategy
                                                                  A minimum of a second class honours degree in any                    • Operations Management and Logistics
                                                                  discipline, from an approved university.
                                                                                                                                       A choice of 17 elective modules in the Specialisation
                                                                                                                                       stage, covering 5 key management functions.

The Cardiff MBA   01 A lecture in the Aberconway Building.
                  02 Resource Centre, Main Building.                                                      “If you are looking for a city to study in where it’s quiet but not boring, beautiful
                                                                                                           with a good environment and has a feasible cost of living, then don’t hesitate -
‘new outlooks…’                                                                                            Cardiff is your best choice.

                                                                                                          Make sure you treasure the time you have in Cardiff as it might be the last precious
                                                                                                          time you get before entering a competitive business society.”

                                                                                                          Yue Xu 2009 - 10
                                                                                                          The Nielsen Group
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                                                                                                                           09             The MBA Programme                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              01 The Julian Hodge lecture theatre.

The Cardiff MBA
The Cardiff MBA:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              02 Cardiff Business School grounds.

The Programme

The Programme
The Cardiff MBA programme consists of a set
of core subjects studied in the Foundation and                                                                                                             01                                               02

Application stage, a choice of optional pathways
and an individual Business Project.
                                                                                Key Facts                                                                  Scholarships
During the Application Stage, students will undertake a Business Plan that
is group based, giving you the opportunity to develop team working skills.
scholarships                                                               Duration:                                                                      InThe  opportunity
                                                                                                                                                              recognition          to specialise…
                                                                                                                                                                          of the outstanding talent of many prospective students, In addition to its own scholarship programmes, the School is also
                                                                                12 months, full-time, running from                                           TheCardiff
                                                                                                                                                           both   school   offers and
                                                                                                                                                                        University different
                                                                                                                                                                                       Cardiff optional  pathways:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Business School         Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                               offer a number of pleased to offer a number of scholarships in association with partner
Assessment    by external represented,
                           business leaders will split?
                                                 give you an opportunity        September to September                                                       and  Strategy;   Leadership,    Consulting    and   Change;
                                                                                                                                                           highly prestigious scholarships, designed to attract and reward the   organizations such as large scale corporations.
Figures  on nationalities              gender
to test your ideas and to develop further understanding of the dynamics                                                                                      Accounting
                                                                                                                                                           brightest        and Finance; Operations Management and
of business.
                                                                                Cohort:                                                                      Logistics; and International Management.                            For the latest information on scholarships offered by the business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 school, visit:
                                                                                200 students

Phase 1                                                                          Countries
                                                                                 Phase 2     represented:                                                       Phase 3                                                               Phase 4
Foundation Stage (core) – September to December                                  Azerbaijan,   Canada,
                                                                                 Application Stage     Cayman
                                                                                                   (core)         Islands,
                                                                                                          – January        China, Cyprus,
                                                                                                                      to March                                   Marketing Stage
                                                                                                                                                                Specialisation and Strategy    Pathway
                                                                                                                                                                                   – April to June                                    The Business Project – June to September

                                                                    ›                                                                            ›                                                                        ›
                                                                                 Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Japan,
• Study Skills                                                                  •Jordan,  Kazakhstan,
                                                                                  Financial  ManagementKenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia,
• Financial Analysis and Control                                                •Nigeria,
                                                                                  HumanOman,      Pakistan,
                                                                                           Resource          Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,
                                                                                                     Management                                              Students   studyStage
                                                                                                                                                              Specialisation   one –module:
                                                                                                                                                                                     Core                                           Individual 10,000 wordSpecialisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Specialisation Stage – Electives                             Stage – Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            written report.
                                                                                                                                                             Evidence    Research
                                                                                                                                                                               Management Practice          2 Electives: Two from Advances in Strategic   Business Project in a Marketing
• Organisational Behaviour                                                      •Singapore,
                                                                                  Marketing Sri  Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United
                                                                                              Management                                                                                                    Management, Consumer Behaviour, Global        and Strategy area
• Marketing                                                                     •Kingdom,    United States.
                                                                                  Strategic Management                                                                                                                              Replacing the traditional dissertation, the Business Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marketing and E-Business
• Economics and the Business Environment                                        • International Business                                                     and choose one pathway from the six pathways                             provides the opportunity to test the theories you have
• Operations Analysis                                                           •Entry
                                                                                         Business Plan                                                       below:                                                                   learned in a simulated, practical environment.
                                                                                 a minimum of a second class honours degree in any
                                                                                 discipline, from an approved university.
                                                                                                                                                                Human Resource Management Pathway
Phase 3 Specialisation Stage                                                                                                                                    Phase 3 continued Specialisation Stage
                                                                                IELTS: 6.5
General MBA                                          Marketing and Strategy Pathway                Leadership, Consulting and Change Pathway                     Specialisation  Stage –Pathway
                                                                                                                                                                 Accounting and Finance  Core               Specialisation    Stage –and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Operations Management    Electives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Logistics Pathway    Specialisation  Stage – Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              International Management  Pathway
3 Electives                                          1 Lead Elective (core)    Structure: 4 stages 1ofLead
                                                                                                           Elective (core)                                      1Strategic
                                                                                                                                                                   Lead Elective
                                                                                                                                                                           HRM (core)                       21 Electives: Two(core)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lead Elective  from International HRM,        Business  Project(core)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Lead Elective   in a HRM area
(any combination from the Elective                   • Marketing Research      • Foundation;       • Management Consulting                                      • Corporate Governance                      Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Strategic Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Management           • International Management
list below)                                                                     • Application;                                                                                                              of Change and Management in Emerging
                                                                                • Specialisation; and the                                                                                                   Economies
                                                                                                                                                                                                             + 2 electives from:
+ Business Project                                   + 2 Electives from:        • Business Project + 2 Electives from:                                          + 2 Electives:                                                                                + 2 Electives from:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • International Sustainable Business
                                                     • Advances in Strategic Management          • International Management                                     • Managerial Finance                     • Lean Operations                                    • Global Marketing
                                                     • Consumer Behaviour
                                                                              6 pathways to choose     from:
                                                                                                 • Leading and Managing People Performance                      Accounting         and Finance
                                                                                                                                                                • Multinational Financial         Pathway• Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
                                                                                                                                                                                          Management                                                          • International Sustainable Business
                                                     • Global Marketing       • General          • Management of Change                                                                                                                                       • Management in Emerging Economies
                                                     • Electronic Business    • Accounting and Finance
                                                                                                 • Management in Emerging Economies                                                                                                                           • Multinational Financial Management
                                                                                • International Management                                                      Specialisation Stage – Core                 Specialisation Stage – Electives                  Specialisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Management Stage     – Project
                                                     + Business Project in a Marketing and            + Business Project in a HRM area                          + Business Governance
                                                                                                                                                                Corporate  Project in an Accounting         2+ Electives: Managerial
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Business Project in anFinance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Operations              Business Project in an Accounting
                                                     Strategy area                                                                                              and Finance area                            Multinational  Financial Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Management/Logistics     area                    and  FinanceProject
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              + Business    area in an International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Management area

                                                                                                                                                                Operations    Management and Logistics Pathway
                                                                                                                                                                Elective Modules
                                     ‘Like most international students, I was a little apprehensive
                                      about studying abroad. But the multicultural environment                                                                  • Advances in Strategic Management          • International Sustainable Business              • Management in Emerging Economies
                                      makes Cardiff one of the most desirable cities to live in.                                                                •Specialisation Stage – Core
                                                                                                                                                                  Consumer Behaviour                         Specialisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                            •	               Stage – Electives
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leading and Managing      People Performance    •Specialisation Stage – Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Managerial Finance
                                      The Business School has an international reputation,                                                                      •Strategic
                                                                                                                                                                  CorporateOperations Management
                                                                                                                                                                             Governance                     •2Lean
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Electives: International Sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Operations                                •Business Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marketing       in an Operations
                                      excellent library facilities and a good teaching staff.’                                                                  • Electronic Business                       •Business, Purchasing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Management            Logistics and Materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of Change                       •Management/Logistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Multinational Financialarea
                                                                                                                                                                • Global Marketing                          •Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Management Consulting                           • Strategic Operations Management
                                     Mitali Chitre                                                                                                              • International Management
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 01, 02 Tutorial sessions in Cardiff Business

The Cardiff MBA:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 03 Students benefit from state-of-the-art IT

The Programme
                                                                                                                                                                01                                              02

Phase 1                                                                       Phase 3                                                                           Elective modules
Foundation – September to December                                            Specialisation – April to September
Designed to give you a strong grounding in the basics of business             Students choose 1 lead elective:                                                  Advances in Strategic Marketing                                         Electronic Business
management, the Foundation phase introduces you to the core                   • Corporate Governance                                                            This module explores the nature of contemporary strategic marketing     Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have
components that make organisations function. You’ll understand the            • International Management                                                        to promote a deeper critical understanding of conventional strategy     transformed both the way in which businesses now operate internally
resources that an organisation requires, the processes that control           • Management Consulting                                                           approaches and emergent ideas arising from new paradigm                 and the way in which businesses interact with other businesses and
organisational operations, and the approaches through which                   • Marketing Research                                                              challenges. Creativity is applied to engender innovation in strategy,   their customers. Electronic business is the term used to describe
organisations relate to their international and external environments.        • Strategic Operations Management                                                 existing ‘Western’ strategy frameworks are challenged, and risk,        this interest in the transformation potential of ICT to increase the
It also develops the skills you will need to complete your MBA study                                                                                            implementation, knowledge and time are examined as key drivers in       performance of business. This module focuses on the key business
successfully. (For topics covered see page 8).                                and two other electives from within one pathway                                   creating 21st century strategies.                                       issues associated with eBusiness and eCommerce and develops
                                                                              or from a combination of pathways.                                                                                                                        sufficient understanding of the technical issues to enable the student
Phase 2                                                                                                                                                         Consumer Behaviour                                                      to discern the significance of ICTs to modern business.
Application – January to March                                                Phase 4                                                                           This module builds on the knowledge gained from the core Marketing
                                                                              The Business Project                                                              module by providing an insight into why consumers behave in the         Global Marketing
The Application phase provides you with the opportunity to advance            Replacing the traditional dissertation, the Business Project provides             way that they do, including the psychological, social and cultural      In this module we examine the ways that multinational enterprises
your thinking and knowledge by developing and applying the core               the opportunity to test the theories you have learned in a simulated,             underpinnings of consumer choice. A good understanding of the           develop their international marketing strategy. We explore the stages
themes studied in the Foundation phase. This phase focuses on the             practical environment. Knowledge from across the subjects studied                 main influences that affect consumers is essential to managers, since   of globalisation and we use case study methodologies to deepen
strategic business context, the development of organisational human           in the Foundation and Application phases will be integrated within                most marketing activity is based on beliefs about buyer behaviour.      students’ understanding of a number of themes. Topics include: the
capital, the management of the marketing function and the analysis            this project, the final part of the Specialisation period. Teaching faculty       The aim of the module is to provide participants with a critical        nature and importance of global marketing; firm internationalisation;
and control of financial and business operations.                             from across the Academic Sections of the School will be involved in               knowledge of the relevant buyer behaviour theories, enabling them       standardisation and adaptation in global markets; and the importance
                                                                              the project part of the programme.                                                to develop successful marketing strategies.                             of market research and information utilisation in global marketing
Business Plan                                                                                                                                                                                                                           strategy.
You will undertake a business plan that is group based, giving you            You will be supported by a member of faculty who will act as your                 Corporate Governance
the opportunity to develop team working skills. You will work in              internal project mentor throughout the duration of the project.                   This module analyses the conflicts of interests that may emerge in      International Management
an international, multicultural team where you will solve complex                                                                                               corporations. These conflicts of interests include those between        The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding
business problems, integrating the skills and knowledge gained                                                                                                  the providers of finance and the management, those between              of the key cultural, national and organizational issues that impact
in other modules. Each member of the group takes on a formal                                                                                                    the shareholders and stakeholders, and those between different          on the management function in a global business environment.
leadership role for a period. The task requires groups to identify and                                                                                          types of shareholders such as the large controlling shareholder and     Active involvement in seminars, case-analyses and discussion groups
plan the first five years of a start up business. The group business plan                                                                                       the minority shareholders. The module reviews a range of ways of        will enable discipline specific intellectual and transferable skills to
will involve input from external business mentors, giving you the                                                                                               preventing or mitigating these conflicts of interests. The module       be developed.
opportunity to test your ideas and to develop further understanding                                                                                             adopts a strong international perspective.
of the dynamics of businesses. Judges in previous years have                                                                                                                                                                            International Sustainable Business
included the senior managers from Golley Slater, Eversheds, the Welsh                                                                                                                                                                   The module examines the way in which business is responding to the
Government and the Cardiff Devils.                                                                                                                                                                                                      challenges posed by recognition of the need to become sustainable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Among the topics covered are: sustainability as a concept; life-cycle
A list of topics covered in the Application stage can be found on                                                                                                                                                                       analysis; industrial ecology; ecological foot-printing; corporate
page 8.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 social responsibility; the sustainable consumption and production
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        movement; and bio-mimicry. The module reviews policy measures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        affecting business and sustainability, and provides case studies of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        more sustainable businesses currently trading. Examples will be drawn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from a wide range of industries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Elective modules continue overleaf…
                                  “The programme provided me with the tools and character to
                                   confront life. Professionally it provided me with a toolbox with which
                                   to practice business in a range of corporate settings. The MBA has
                                   enabled me to appreciate the different disciplines and dynamics
                                   within an organisation and the challenges of implementing plans
                                   and change – which is never easy.”

                                   Hywel Loveluck 1990 - 1991
                                   Commercial Director, Involegal
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The Cardiff MBA:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “I have many highlights from my time in Cardiff. The multicultural environment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wherein I made some of my best friends from Greece, China, Thailand and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Germany, the housing experience and festive environment of living in university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      accommodation, annual dinners and the sporting facilities and opportunities to

The Programme                                                     continued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      participate in various activities.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rajiv Hingoo 2001 – 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chief Technology Officer, CLSA

Elective modules continued from previous page                                                                                                                                                                                                     Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A key feature of the Cardiff MBA programme is the emphasis on
Leading and Managing People Performance                                            Management in Emerging Economies                                                Multinational Financial Management                                             case-based teaching and learning. Students will work on cases which
This module explores the development, application and impact                       Management in Emerging Economies provides students with a                       The module examines key financial management issues faced by                   have been carefully developed to reflect the theoretical issues
of strategic people management. We consider how people                             practical insight into the fast-growing Southern economies that are             multinational corporations in undertaking international operations.            covered in the individual modules as well as practical business issues
management systems can be designed to enhance people and                           changing the face of the global economy. Throughout the world,                  Topics covered will include: an introduction to exchange rates and             and problems.
organisational performance; look at evidence regarding what works                  companies from formerly marginalised economies are finding                      foreign exchange markets; issues involved in raising finance locally           Typically, there will be formal lectures and these will be supplemented
and why; and consider who is responsible for leading and managing                  and exploiting market niches and transforming both their own                    and internationally; foreign exchange exposure measurement and                 by small group teaching, where the key themes from the lectures are
people performance.                                                                countries and the traditional picture of multinational development.             management; international derivatives and hedging; foreign direct              discussed in syndicate groups of between 12 and 14 students. There
                                                                                   The module looks at the keys to success at the corporate, national              investment; international investment decision-making processes,                will also be the opportunity to attend additional ‘surgeries’ where
We consider key contemporary issues in people management                           and international policy levels. It examines why some development               project appraisal in global companies; political risk; international           further support for the quantitative subject areas will be offered in a
including culture and culture change, downsizing, managing                         approaches succeed and others do not, and explores some of the                  working capital management; and international corporate                        small group environment.
knowledge work and international labour standards and staffing.                    challenges faced by operators in emerging and developing economies.             governance.

Lean Operations                                                                    Management of Change                                                            Marketing Research                                                             Assessment
This module aims to enable students to develop a comprehensive                     The aim of the elective is to describe and analyse the way                      The aim of this module is for participants to develop the                      The Foundation and Application phases will both be assessed by a
understanding of the techniques involved in lean operations and                    organisations change and the role of managers in change processes.              knowledge and skills required to design, implement and evaluate                combination of assignments and examinations. The exception is the
value stream management. The student will examine lean tools and                   Students will be introduced to relevant theories and practices                  commercial marketing research projects. The module will thus                   Group Business Plan, which is a 7000 word report.
techniques - the concepts, practice and the competitive benefit of                 relating to change management and utilise various case studies                  equip participants with the skills required to conduct and appraise            The elective modules within the Specialisation phase will be assessed
continuously improving processes and value stream management.                      and other exercises to put these to use. The elective focuses on                qualitative and quantitative marketing.                                        by a combination of assignments, project and examinations.
The elective aims to synthesise the academic ‘theory’ with a strong                how to diagnose the problems associated with major changes in                                                                                                  The Business Project of the Specialisation phase will be assessed by an
appreciation of how to use the lean tools and techniques to develop                organisations, combines understanding of major theories of change               Strategic Operations Management                                                individual report of 10,000 words.
the value streams encountered in all businesses.                                   with recently developed techniques of change management, and                    This module provides students with a systematic understanding
                                                                                   critically appraises the relevance of a variety of change management            and critical awareness of the latest developments in operations
Management Consulting                                                              approaches to different sectors of the economy. Students are                    management strategy. On completion students will be able to
The Management Consulting module provides students with                            encouraged to conceive the role of manager as ‘reflective practitioner’         show a comprehensive understanding of the context and
practical skills for the consulting world by engaging them in real-life            and question their own underlying assumptions and much                          assumptions behind the application of various operations
consulting dilemmas.                                                               conventional wisdom.                                                            management strategies, demonstrate a practical understanding
                          The module is based on a series of cases from                                                                                            of operations management strategy in a range of corporate
                          the lecturer’s extensive consulting experience           Managerial Finance                                                              scenarios and show originality in their application.
                          and tutorials from the leading management                The Managerial Finance module builds upon the Financial
                          consultancies around the world. The course               Management core module and aims to provide students with a
                          uses the Harvard Business School ‘Case Method’           more advanced knowledge and understanding of the theoretical
                          which is deployed by most major consulting               and applied techniques of managerial finance. The topics covered
firms when recruiting candidates. Students who successfully complete               are: working capital management and sources of short-term funds;
the module will be eligible to receive a Diploma in Professional                   financial strategies; capital investment decisions under conditions
Consulting from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).                          of risk and uncertainty; investment appraisal and capital rationing;
                                                                                   inflation and its impact on investment appraisal; portfolio theory
                                                                                   and the Capital Asset Pricing Model; mergers and acquisitions;
                                                                                   Efficient Market Hypothesis; long term funds and the cost of
                                                                                   capital and dividend policy.

                                                  “The Cardiff MBA does not have an expiry or a best before date. The fundamentals ingrained
                                                   in us throughout the course at Cardiff Business School laid the foundations on which all                                                                          “My experience of Cardiff as a cosmopolitan city and the
                                                   management thought processes are built. Yes, we are responsible for updating the contents                                                                          Cardiff MBA is priceless. The interaction with people from
                                                   ourselves because of the changing world economic scenario, but the fundamentals taught to                                                                          diverse cultures, and the knowledge acquired from a wide
                                                   us were rock solid and that is what matters the most.”                                                                                                             array of subject areas, has made me better equipped for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      challenges of the global economy”
                                                  Arjab Basu 97 – 98
                                                  Defiance Technologies                                                                                                                                               Chioma Mbanugo
                                                   (Read more about Arjab’s experiences at
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Media MBA

                                                                         The Media MBA Programme
  Key Facts
  Duration: 12 months, full-time                                         The programme delivers:                                                                About the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies              Professor Richard Sambrook
                                                                         • A solid background in business management theory and practice.                                                                                               Richard Sambrook is Professor of Journalism and Director of
  Begins:	 September 2014                                               • Specialized media knowledge and skills.                                              In the latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise, the           the Centre for Journalism which undertakes postgraduate
  Cohort: 20 – 25 students                                               • A personal, academic and professional development experience                        School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies was ranked 3rd         vocational training. He is a former Director of Global News at
  Entry Requirements:                                                       relevant to those seeking a career in media management.                             in the UK for the quality of its research.                              the BBC where he worked as a journalist for 30 years as a producer,
  A minimum of a second class honours degree in any                                                                                                                                                                                     editor and manager.
  discipline from an approved university.                                Graduates leave the programme with:                                                    High calibre organizations commission the School to undertake
  IELTS:    7.0                                                          • The competence and confidence to apply new knowledge to                             research. Recent clients include Channel 4, the BBC Trust and           He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study
                                                                            key areas of business and media management.                                         the Mediawise Trust. The School also won major research                 of Journalism at Oxford University where he undertook research
                                                                         • The ability to solve practical media management problems.                            awards from the main funding councils such as the Arts and              into the future of international newsgathering and the place of
  Structure: 4 phases
                                                                         • An understanding of working in an international, global,                            Humanities Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the                 impartiality and objectivity in the digital world.
  • Foundation;                                                             multicultural, diverse media environment.                                           European Commission.
  • Application;                                                         • Well developed communication, self-management and time                                                                                                      Dr Patrick Artisien, Joint Director of Studies of the Media MBA
  • Specialisation; and the                                                 management skills.                                                                                                                                          Dr Artisien has worked in the field of International Business for
  • Media Management Project                                                                                                                                    Faculty Teaching on the Media MBA Programme                             30 years and acted as Consultant to the Economist Intelligence
                                                                         These skillsets combine to enable you to excel and adapt in the                                                                                                Unit, the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation
                                                                         exciting field of media management.                                                    Professor Ian Hargreaves, Chair in Digital Economy                      and Development, the International Labour Office and the Soros
                                                                                                                                                                Professor Hargreaves is Programme Director with extensive media         Foundation. He has authored 10 books and numerous scholarly
                                                                         Participants will study core modules exploring elements of business
Cardiff Business School and Cardiff’s School of                          management, supplemented with a range of options enabling
                                                                                                                                                                management experience. He edited the Independent and the                papers in international business. He has taught at undergraduate,
                                                                                                                                                                New Statesman, taking full responsibility for all issues of editorial   postgraduate and post-experience levels in Europe, North America,
Journalism have created the first Media MBA to                           students to study media issues in depth. Unique modules such as                        management. As Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC in       China, South East Asia and Southern and Eastern Africa.
be offered in the UK.                                                    Digital Media Management and Compliance, Regulation and the Law                        the mid 1980s he led a programme of change, involving the early
                                                                         will explore the very latest developments in this dynamic industry.                    convergence of media platforms, involving a team of more than
The programme combines the core ingredients of the long                                                                                                         1000 staff. He was also responsible for substantial teams at BAA plc
established MBA programme with the opportunity to understand the                                                                                                and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he also initiated        Industry Expertise
management challenges of the media industry, which is vital to the                                                                                              changes associated with the emergence of social media.
success of many advanced and emerging creative economies.                                                                                                                                                                               The Media MBA programme secures top names to speak to
                                                                                                                                                                Professor Duncan Bloy, Joint Director of Studies of the Media           its students.
The programme enables students to gain sufficient knowledge of                                                                                                  MBA and Lecturer in Media Law
business, management and the media to assist them in achieving                                                                                                  Professor Bloy delivers content on a wide range of journalism           Recent speakers have included:
their ambitions to secure management positions in media                                                                                                         courses. He is co-author with Sara Hadwin of Law and the Media
organisations.                                                                                                                                                  (2nd Edition, 2011). Before joining the School, he worked with a        Carl Bernstein, former Washington Post reporter who broke the
                                                                                                                                                                number of UK, US and Australian universities offering business          Watergate story
Why Study the Media MBA?                                                                                                                                        related programmes including MBAs throughout Asia.                      Mike Jermey, Director of ITV News
Within the UK economy, creative industries account for in excess of                                                                                                                                                                     Nick Brett, Group Editorial Director of BBC Magazines
5 per cent of UK gross value added and achieve a higher value of                                                                                                Elliot Pill, Senior Lecturer in Public Relations and Global             Ashley Highfield, Chief Executive of Johnston Press
exports than many other sectors.                                                                                                                                Communications Management                                               Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian
                                                                                                                                                                Mr Pill is a trained journalist and holds an MBA from Cardiff           Helen Boaden, Director of BBC News
Beyond the UK, a number of other countries have attached priority to                                                                                            Business School. Elliot had a highly successful career in               Laura Kuenssburg, Business Editor, ITV News
the growth of creative industries, including major economies such as                                                                                            international public relations consultancy as a Board member
China and India.                                                                                 01 Carl Bernstein talking about his experiences in the         of Hill and Knowlton Public Relations, one of the world’s largest
                                                                                                 journalism industry.                                           marketing communications consultancies. He has designed
With this has come a need for enhanced specialist skills for effective                                                                                          and managed a range of international communications
media managers. Today’s media industries are changing at an                                                                                                     campaigns for companies such as Adidas, Coca Cola, Motorola,
unprecedented speed as digital technologies facilitate the growth of                                                                                            Gillette and Billabong. He is a visiting Professor at the
global markets for content.                                                                                                                                     Communications University of China in Beijing and comments
                                                                                                                                                                widely on celebrity culture.
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 The Programme
 In addition to the core MBA modules,
 students are able to choose from several
 optional modules from the MA programmes
 in International Journalism, International
 Public Relations, Political Communications,
 and Journalism.

  Students study four stages:                                   Application Phase                                                       Specialisation Phase                                       Teaching Methods
 • Foundation Phase                                             The Application Phase provides you with the                             The Specialisation Phase includes two modules:             A key feature of the Media MBA Programme is the emphasis on
                                                                                                                                                                                                   case-based teaching and learning. Students will work on cases which
 • Application Phase                                            opportunity to advance your thinking and knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                   have been carefully developed to reflect the theoretical issues covered
 • Specialisation Phase                                         by developing and applying the core themes studied                  • Compliance, Regulation and the Law                           in the individual modules as well as practical business issues and
 • Media Management Project                                    in the Foundation phase. This phase focuses on                      • Digital Media Management                                     problems.
                                                                the strategic business context, the development of
                                                                organisational human capital, the management of the                                                                                Typically, there will be formal lectures and these will be supplemented
     Foundation Stage                                           marketing function and the analysis and control of                      Media Management Project                                   by small group teaching, where the key themes from the lectures
     The Foundation Phase is designed to give you               financial and business operations.                                      The Media Management Project allows students to            are discussed in small syndicate groups. There will also be the
                                                                                                                                        apply the knowledge that they have gained, working         opportunity to attend additional ‘surgeries’ where further support
     a strong grounding in the basics of business
                                                                                                                                        on a project in conjunction with or by reference           for the quantitative subject areas will be offered in a small group
     management and introduces you to the core                   Students will study
     components that make organisations function. You           • Strategic Management                                                  to a media organisation. Each student will have a
     will understand the resources that an organisation         • Human Resource Management                                             university appointed supervisor for the project.
     requires, the processes that control organisational        • Marketing Management
     operations, and the approaches through which               • Financial Management                                                  The maximum length of the project is 10,000 words.         Assessment
     organisations relate to their international and external   • Global Communications Management                                                                                                 You will be assessed by tests, essays, coursework and by examination.
     environments. The stage also develops the skills you                                                                               The project is designed to ensure that students
     will need to complete your MBA study successfully.         Students will study one compulsory media module                         can apply business theory to issues facing media
                                                                and will be offered a choice of one other media                         organisations. Where possible, depending on the
  Students will study                                           option from a list that is updated each year. Students                  organisation and nature of the project, students
 • Study Skills and Business Statistics                         will be asked to make their choice in November prior                    will be placed within a media organisation while
 • Financial Analysis and Control                               to commencing the module at the beginning of the                        working on their project. However a placement
 • Organisational Behaviour                                     second semester.                                                        cannot be guaranteed.
 • Marketing
 • Branding and the Media
 • Reporters and the Reported

                                                                                                                                                                               “Creative industries thrive or die by ideas but underpinning and
                                                                                                                                                                                stimulating that flow of ideas is the need for rock-solid process,
                                                                                                                                                                                strategy, bean counting and, above all, creative leadership.
                                                                                                                                                                                Cardiff’s new MBA will become a seed bed for tomorrow’s
                                                                                                                                                                                creative leaders.”
                                                                                                                                                                               Nicholas Brett
                                                                                                                                                                               Deputy Managing Director and Group Editorial Director, BBC Magazines
18         Why Cardiff Business School? Cardiff: The University                                      19            Why Cardiff Business School? Cardiff: The University                                                          

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Cardiff University is recognized in
independent government assessments                                                          02                                       03

as one of the UK’s leading teaching and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines
                                                                                                                                                                                                          impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          research with its proud heritage of achievement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          In 2011 Cardiff University was ranked in the top 1.5% globally (QS).
                                                                                                                                                                                                          This shows that Cardiff University is an established and recognised
                                                                                                                                                                                                          university with a global profile.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cardiff is a member of the elite Russell Group top 24 UK research-led
                                                                                                                                                                                                          universities. Teaching at the University was given the highest possible
                                                                                                                                                                                                          award in the last UK Government review. The University’s degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                          programmes are also recognised by more than 90 professional and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          accreditation bodies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The student population is drawn from a variety of backgrounds, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                          students attracted from all areas of the globe. The University currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                          has around 28,000 students and there is an almost equal balance
                                                                                                                                                                                                          between male and female students. International students comprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                          some 12% of the total student population.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Government performance indicators show that students at Cardiff
                                                                                                                                                                                                          are more likely to succeed in their studies than students at most
                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK universities. Currently, 95% of students successfully complete or
                                                                                                                                                                                                          transfer, better than many similar universities and better than the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK average.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          In 2011, 92.6% of our students were employed or had entered further
                                                                                                                                                                                                          study within six months of completing their studies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    01 Cardiff University Main Building.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    02 Cardiff’s Civic Centre.
‘Cardiff has established itself as the front runner in            ‘One of the best institutions in Britain…this                       ‘With a strong academic reputation and                                                        03 The University has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
 Welsh higher education…it is a match for most                     powerhouse of academic and research excellence                      excellent facilities, Cardiff continues to go
 rivals in teaching and research and the overall                   boasts one of the best graduate employment rates in                 from strength to strength.’
 performance is amongst the best in Britain.’                      Britain. Students don’t get any old job either – most
                                                                   secure degree level posts with decent starting salaries.’
The Times Good University Guide                                   Sunday Times University Guide 2013                                      The Guardian University Guide
20            Why Cardiff Business School? Cardiff: The City                                                                                                        21            Why Cardiff Business School? Cardiff: The City                                   

The City
Cardiff is one of Europe’s
youngest capital cities.                                       01                                                  02

Compact, green, friendly and
full of life, it provides a first                                           Come and see for yourself…
class environment in which to
                                                                            Cardiff benefits from excellent road and rail links with Britain’s other
live and study.                                                             major towns and cities. The M4 motorway links both the west and
                                                                            south of England, as well as west Wales.

It is one of the less expensive cities to live in within the UK, with       Travel to the Midlands and the North is equally convenient. The
cheaper rents than the majority of other Russell Group University           journey by road from Birmingham, for example, takes only two hours.
cities. It is also small enough to get around on foot or by public          The main coach and railway stations are both centrally placed.
transport, meaning that you will not have to spend a lot on travel.
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Cardiff was one of the UK’s first multi-cultural cities and an estimated
94 languages are spoken here. It is also one of the safest and most
peaceful cities in the UK.                                        
Cardiff is a small city but has all of the amenities that you would
expect from a modern, European capital city. There is an impressive
range of leisure, sporting and cultural amenities of an international                                                                      Aberdeen

Parkland occupies much of the city centre and is home to the historic
Cardiff Castle. The city is well catered for culturally with the National                                                   Glasgow
Museums and Galleries of Wales, several theatres, and a wide range of
music venues.
                                                                                                                                                                Upon Tyne
Recently, £675 million was spent on a new shopping centre. Now                                         Belfast

recognised as one of the best shopping centres in Europe, it has over                                                                          M6              A1

200 shops and restaurants.                                                                                                                                Leeds        Hull
                                                                                                   Dublin                         Liverpool
The Millennium Stadium is the home of Welsh rugby, premier league                                                Holyhead                             Manchester

football is played by Cardiff City Football Club and the SWALEC                                                                                     M6                 A1

stadium regularly hosts international cricket fixtures.                                                                                          Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                                                                     More online at:                                                    01 The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        02 Cardiff’s vibrant café culture.
A major advantage to living in Cardiff is its easy access to other parts                                                                       M50
                                                                                                                                                                      M1 A1(M)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        03 The Millennium Stadium in the heart of the city.
of the UK. Within 30 minutes you can be amongst the mountain                                                         Swansea
                                                                                                                                                  Bristol      M4
                                                                                                                                                                        London                                                               04 View of Wales’s beautiful coastline.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        © Wales Tourist Board
ranges of the Brecon Beacons or beautiful Welsh beaches.                                                                      CARDIFF
                                                                                                                                                                                     M2     Dover

London is just under two hours by train and Cardiff International                                                    Plymouth
Airport is only 30 minutes away from the city centre.                                                                                      Distance to London 124m / 199km
                                                                                                                                           2 hours by train

Don’t just take our word for it…

 ‘Cardiff is the epitome of cool, pulsing with a                             ‘Cardiff is popular with students offering all the                                                                      ‘Cardiff is the up-and-coming cosmopolitan British city,
  creative energy and relaxed atmosphere that                                 attractions of a large conurbation without such                                                                         a place jam-packed per square yard with some of the
  complements its youthful heritage.’                                         high prices as students experience elsewhere.’                                                                          best drinking, dancing and shopping outside London.’
     The Lonely Planet                                                        The Times Good University Guide                                                                                            Virgin Alternative Guide to British Universities
22            Why Cardiff Business School? Facilities at Cardiff Business School                                                             23          Why Cardiff Business School? Building for the Future

Facilities at                                                                                                                                                                Building
Cardiff Business                                                                                                                                                             for the
School                                                                                                                        01
                                                                                                                                                                             Future                                                        03   04

                                                                                                                                                                             Cardiff University is investing over £13.5 million in a
At a Glance:                                                                                                                                                                 new business school building, with state of the art
• Onsite Careers and Employability Centre                                                                                                                                    facilities for its student community.
• Onsite Student Support Centre
• Trading Room facilities                                                                                                                                                    The building will offer two lecture theatres, a 60 seat
                                                                                                                                                                             Trading Room, flexible seminar rooms and student
• Extensive Library
                                                                                                                                                                             common rooms, providing our postgraduate students
• Wifi enabled Campus                                                                                                                                                        with the best facilities in which to study and socialize
• International Office                                                                                                                                                       on campus.

                                                                                                                                                                             The building is due to open in the Autumn of 2014.

The Aberconway Building                                                                      Online Access
The Aberconway and Julian Hodge Buildings offer lecture theatres,                            Electronic resources such as business information, census records,
seminar rooms, coffee shops and the Aberconway Library.                                      scientific data and the full text of newspapers and other publications
                                                                                             are available to our students.
The Aberconway Building also houses the Business School’s academic
staff and the MBA Office, where staff are on hand to help with any                           Learning Central, our online study resource, also provides students
queries that you might have.                                                                 with access to lecture notes, reading lists, discussion boards, study
                                                                                             materials and lecture recordings.
We also have an onsite Student Support Office, with staff who will
help you with issues such as finance, accommodation, visa advice and                         Computing
personal welfare.                                                                            The Julian Hodge Building offers a 24 hour resource centre with 260
                                                                                             networked computers.
Our Careers and Employability Centre has two specialist careers
consultants who will help you with everything you need to find your                          Your user name and password will allow you to log in to University
ideal career.                                                                                facilities including a large number of software packages, spreadsheets,
                                                                                             statistical packages, databases, word processing and graphics
The Aberconway Library                                                                       packages.
The Aberconway Library holds multiple copies of key textbooks
and over 60,000 books. It subscribes to over 1800 national and                               Help, advice and training are available for students from the
international journals, ebooks and newspapers, providing the                                 University’s Computing Centre.
most recent updates in business thinking. You can also use Cardiff
University’s 14 other libraries.                                                             The campus is Wifi enabled and all student accommodation is
Cardiff University’s libraries are fully computerized, with 24 hour
facilities at some locations. A virtual librarian service is also available if
you need help but don’t want to go in to the library.


                                                            01 Aberconway Library.
                                                            02 Trading Room
                                                            03 - 05 Artists’ impressions of the new building.
     24           Why Cardiff Business School? Student Life                                                                          25             Why Cardiff Business School? Student Life                                                                                           


     Student Life


     Students at Cardiff can take full
     benefit of wide range of facilities                                                                                                                                         DISTANCE FROM BUSINESS SCHOOL: 1.75M

     and activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                 WALKING TIME: 20 MINUTES


     The Students’ Union                                                          Accommodation
     The Students’ Union is at the hub of student life. As a Cardiff University   Cardiff University guarantees a place in University residences to all
     student, you automatically become a member of the Union.                     overseas postgraduates.
     The Union is run by students, for students, and is dedicated to the          Cardiff University offers a wide range of accommodation options, all
     social and welfare needs of all students.                                    within easy reach of the University campus and the city centre.
                                                                                  Each student is provided with a private study bedroom, which
     Facilities include a bar, nightclub, concert venue, shops, cafés and an      includes a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and storage. All bedrooms are
     advice centre.                                                               connected to the University network and have high speed internet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUTE PARK
     The Union also has its own newspaper, magazine, radio station and            Over 75% of the University’s accommodation includes ensuite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CARDIFF BUSINESS SCHOOL
     television station.                                                          (private) bathrooms with each study bedroom. These bathrooms                                                                          DISTANCE TO MAIN CAMPUS: 0.5M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MAIN CAMPUS
                                                                                  include a shower.                                                                                                                     WALKING TIME: 5 MINUTES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DISTANCE TO CITY CENTRE: 1M

     The Lounge                                                                                                                                                                                                         WALKING TIME: 10 MINUTES

     This venue is open to all students and provides state-of-the-art             Typically, your bedroom will be part of a flat, made up of five other                                                                                                                           Cathays
     multimedia stations with Skype and VOIP capabilities, versatile work         bedrooms. This flat includes a shared kitchen/dining room, including
     spaces, meeting rooms and touch screen tables giving access to               a cooker, refrigerator, sink, table and chairs.                                 PONTCANNA
     international channels and games.
                                                                                  There are 14 halls of residences in Cardiff, offering a wide range of
     Clubs and Societies                                                          accommodation and social and sports facilities.
     The Students’ Union is home to over 140 student societies, including a
     number of international societies. In addition, there are over 60 sports     Students can also choose between single or mixed gender
     clubs on offer as part of the Union.                                         accommodation, and whether they would prefer a self-catered, part-
                                                                                  catered or fully-catered option.
     The Graduate Centre
     Cardiff University is one of the few UK universities to offer a dedicated    How to Apply

     Graduate Centre for postgraduate students.                                   Once you apply to Cardiff, we will send you full information on how


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Queen St

                                                                                  to apply for accommodation.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Station

     This Centre provides a range of study spaces, including a suite of
     five meeting rooms, a reading room for quiet study, a computer               Coming to Cardiff with your Family                                                                                                                                                                        CENTRE
     room, a lounge for informal group study and wireless internet access         The University has a limited number of flats, houses and studios
     throughout the centre.                                                       available for international students with family members. These
                                                                                  residences are very much in demand and you may have to seek
     It also features a large Café Bar open until midnight which includes         private accommodation. Cardiff has a wealth of high-quality private                 Map Key                              RIVERSIDE
     comfy seating, big screen TVs and food and beverage service.                 accommodation to offer.
                                                                                                                                                                           Cardiff Business School
     The Centre’s staff organize a number of social events including movie        Further Help and Advice                                                                  University Buildings
     nights, quiz nights, barbecues and fortnightly coach trips to UK cities.     The Residences Office also offers help to students who are seeking                       Accommodation
                                                                                  privately owned accommodation. Advice on tenancy agreements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cardiff Central
                                                                                  and other aspects of living in private sector accommodation is
                                                                                  available from the Advice Centre in the Students’ Union.

                                                                                  A house hunting event is held in Cardiff each year to help students
01                                                                                looking for single or shared private rented accommodation.                                                                                                                                                                                                               02 03
                                                                                                                                                                      01 Students in The Lounge.
                                                                                                                                                                      02 There are university halls of residence very close to
                                                                                                                                                                      the Business School.
                                                                                                                                                                      03 A typical single-study bedroom in university
26          Why Cardiff Business School? Careers and Employability                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                        Selection of global companies hiring from

Careers                                                                                                                                                                 Cardiff Business School
                                                                                                                                                                        PwC                        Deloitte

and Employability
                                                                                                                                                                        Accenture                  Cap Gemini
                                                                                                                                                                        Bank of England            Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                        Merrill Lynch              Ford
                                                                                                                                                                        KPMG                       Rolls Royce

We work hard to make sure that you                                                                                01

get the right advice and guidance to
find your ideal career.

MBA Careers Programme                                                            Seminars and Workshops
We offer a range of extra-curricular activities to our MBA students              We offer a wide range of seminars and workshops to help to improve
that is specifically designed to meet their career needs. A series               your chances of getting the job that you want.
of workshops on self-presentation, CV writing and careers for
international students is held every year.                                       Careers workshops give you help, advice and information on all
                                                                                 elements of the recruitment process.
On-Site Careers and Employability Centre
Cardiff Business School has invested in an on-site Careers and                   We host Bloomberg workshops on campus, to give you the
Employability Centre, accessible only by Cardiff Business School                 opportunity to undertake psychometric testing and gain feedback
students.                                                                        on mock tests. Students who perform particularly well at the tests are
                                                                                 put in the ‘Top Talent Pool’ from which the very best recruiters give job
The Centre provides you with one-to-one careers guidance with a                  offers to students.
Careers Advisor. They offer counselling sessions in which you can get
advice on career decision making, graduate recruitment opportunities,            Employer Led Sessions
the application process, CV writing, interview preparations and                  Employers such as PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, Royal Mail, BAE Systems and
assessment centres.                                                              the Civil Service Fast Stream regularly give employer presentations,
                                                                                 skills sessions and drop-in sessions that help you to understand the
International Advice                                                             employers’ perspective.
The Business School has an International Student Advisor who is
on-hand to help with any queries that you might have about visa                  Entrepreneurship
requirements.                                                                    Cardiff University also caters for those who think that they would
                                                                                 like to start their own business in the future. Student Enterprise
In addition, the University’s Careers Service has a dedicated                    at Cardiff University offers skills development, mentoring events,
International Students Career Advisor, who offers appointments and               competitions and business support for students and alumni at
holds workshops on employment regulations and CVs.                               Cardiff University. It is home to ‘Centerprise’, the Cardiff University
                                                                                 Students’ Business Incubator, which gives you support to grow your
                                                                                 business ideas and has supported the successful launch of a number
                                                                                 of Cardiff businesses.

                                                                                                                                                                        Each of our degree programmes is
                                                                                                                                                                        designed to increase our students’
                                                                                                                                                                        employability and help them to
                                                                                                                       01 International students benefit from

                                          “In a one-year programme, Cardiff Business School has done a
                                                                                                                       excellent teaching and research facilities.      succeed in the career of their choice.
                                          tremendous job because I personally believe the methodology of
                                          combining theory with practical case studies is very well-balanced.”                                                          We also offer a wide range of               The Trading Room is sponsored sponsored by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Welsh Assembly Government, OSTC and Eurex
                                          Hamza Javaid
                                                                                                                                                                        opportunities to get bespoke career
                                                                                                                                                                        advice and develop your career
                                                                                                                                                                        hunting skills.
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