The Exeter MBA - offer holder information

Many congratulations on securing a place on The Exeter MBA at the University of Exeter Business School this coming year. You will soon be joining a highly reputed, recognised and innovative MBA that will equip you with the knowledge, the skills and the mindset that will enable you to advance your career.

This website is designed to answer practical questions about familiarising yourself with the MBA and settling in the delightful city of Exeter. You will be studying, interacting and socialising with a highly selective group of promising business leaders. We are glad to have you with us, and we are confident you will find your time with us highly demanding, yet richly rewarding. We look forward to supporting you to achieve everything you want to on our MBA.

Dear Class of 2019

Many congratulations in securing a place on our award-winning Exeter MBA this coming year. I am delighted that you have chosen to join us.  You will be joining our Class of 2019 made of smart, engaged and ambitious professionals wishing to engage with the global challenges that we face and take part in a collaborative learning experience that will advance your career. We receive around five applications for every place on the programme, and we are delighted you will be one of the selected few who will have made it onto our MBA.

You will not only be joining one of the UK's most prestigious Universities, but also one of the most progressive, outward looking MBA programmes with a tremendous reputation. Earlier this year Corporate Knights recognised our MBA programme as number 1 in its ‘Better World’ MBA rankings. We take great pride in those achievements which reflect the tremendous efforts our team of MBA Faculty, professional colleagues and corporate partners have invested to keep the programme innovative, experiential, cutting edge - and most importantly, relevant to the needs of global employers.

We are very proud of the Exeter MBA, and so will you be. I can assure you we will do our utmost to engage you, excite you and support you as learn new knowledge, acquire new skills, understand your own developing ambitions and explore new opportunities - for yourself and/or your organisation. We are glad to have you with us, and we are confident you will find your time with us highly demanding, yet richly rewarding.

So welcome to Exeter, and welcome to the Exeter MBA.  We look forward to welcoming you on September 17th and we wish you a safe journey to Exeter.

 

Dr Stuart Robinson

Director, The Exeter MBA

The Full Time Exeter MBA will be starting on 17 September 2018 with our two week MBA Induction, which is designed to help you prepare for the demanding year ahead.  Following a day of acclimatisation, you will start your personal transformation.

Throughout the two week induction period you will be introduced to the academic requirements of the programme, be invited to build relationships with fellow MBA participants and MBA alumni, and refresh your writing, reasoning, study and quantitative skills while beginning the process of acclimatisation for MBA studies.

Induction Timetable

(please note that this may be subject to change)

Date Time Description
Monday 17th September 8.45 - 9.30  Welcome and refreshments   
  9.30 - 10.00 Programme overview with the Programme Director
  10.00 - 12.00 Welcome exercise and introduction to Personal Transformations with Jackie Bagnall
  13.00 - 15.00 Careers development and support 
  15.15 - 16.30 Programme Practicalities with the MBA administration team
Tuesday 18th September 08.45  Sign in
  09.00 - 10.45 'Returning to the world of study' with Jackie Bagnall
  11.00 - 12.00 Study insights with current MBA students
  12.00 - 13.00 Lunch with current students, alumni, faculty and corporate partners
  13.00 - 13.15 Team exercise with Stuart Robinson
  13.15 - 14.00 Campus orientation
  14.00 - 15.00 Visit to the new Entrepreneurship Centre with Adam Lusby
  15.00 on City centre orientation and team exercise
Wednesday 19th September 09.00 - 14.00 University registration and document clearance
  14.00 - 15.00 Review of team exercise with Stuart Robinson
  15.00 - 16.00 'Dealing with dementors - motivation at work and in leadership' with Prof Alex Gerbasi
Thursday 20th September 9.45 Sign in
  10.00 - 12.00 Cultural awareness with Dr Suzana Pavic
  12.00 - 14.00 Lunch and discussion.  
  14.00 - 15.30 Travel to external venue 
    Evening meal / social event and overnight stay - venue tbc
Friday 21st September 9.30 - 10.00 Sign in
  10.00 - 16.00 Off campus team building with Justin Featherstone
 Week 2    
 Monday 24th September 09.15  Sign in
  09.30 - 12.30 'Developing a Growth Mindset'
  14.00 - 16.30 'Developing a Growth Mindset' continued.
Tuesday 25th September 08.45  Sign in
  9.00 - 11.00 Guidance on academic referencing and plagerism wtih Alison Truelove
  11.30 - 13.00 Writing exercise with Stuart Robinson
  14.00 - 16.30 'Paying attention - zooming in and zooming out', with Jamie Stuart
  16.30 -17.00 Excel exercise with Stuart Robinson
Wednesday 26th September 08.45 Sign in 
  09.00 - 12.30 'Presenting with impact'with Rob Hayes
  13.30 - 17.00 'Presenting with impact' with Rob Hayes continued
Thursday 27th September 08.45 Sign in
  09.00 - 10.30 'Bookkeeping and basic accounting' with Alistair Clark
  10.30 - 10.45 Welcome by Professor David Bruce Allen, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean
  11.00 - 12.30 'Bookkeeping and basic accounting' with Alistair Clark - continued
  14.00 - 16.30 'Bookkeeping and basic accounting' with Alistair Clark - continued
  16.30 - 17.30 Introduction to the Corporate Challenge with Adam Lusby
Friday 28th September 08.45  Sign in
  09.00 - 12.30 'Bookkeeping and basic accounting' with Alistair Clark  - continued
  14.00 - 16.30 'Bookkeeping and basic accounting' with Alistair Clark  - continued

 

The Executive Exeter MBA Programme will be starting on 2 October 2018.  Due to varying work and personal schedules, Executive students are will be invited to attend an introductory lunch during the first module and are welcome to join the Full Time MBA participants on any of the Study Skills workshops during the two weeks of induction - please contact the MBA Office if you would like to attend.

Registration for 2018/19 Postgraduate students opens on 22 August 2018.  Details of registration can be found here - http://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/administration/registration/

This short reading list will give you an introduction to the three main areas at the core of this MBA - Sustainability, Leadership and Technology - and will enable you to start preparing for your course.  *Be prepared to discuss your views on two of the first three texts before you start your programme.  You will be provided with further reading for the core modules as your MBA progresses.  

All of the publications mentioned will be available to borrow from the MBA library or provided to you on your modules.

Subject/module Title
Sustainability *Raworth, Kate (2018). Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist. Random House Business. ISBN: 978-1847941398

Leadership

*Sutton, Robert I (2010). The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilised Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't.  Piatkus. ISBN: 978-0749954031

Technology *Schwab, Klaus (2017): The Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Penguin - https://www.weforum.org/about/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-by-klaus-schwab.  You can read the first chapter here - http://www3.weforum.org/docs/Media/KSC_4IR.pdf
General

Harari, Yuval Noah (2017). Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.  Vintage. ISBN: 978-1784703936 OR

Harari, Yuval Noah (2011).  Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.  Vintage. ISBN: 978-1846558238

General / Corporate Challenge The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Education Resource - https://kumu.io/ellenmacarthurfoundation/educational-resources#circular-economy-educational-resources

General

Something to watch: Ricardo Semler's TEDtalk - https://www.ted.com/talks/ricardo_semler_radical_wisdom_for_a_company_a_school_a_life

During the MBA programme you will be required to access and use a number of software applications, including MS Excel, this will be particularly relevant for the Data Analytics module. You will therefore be required to have installed on your laptop/MAC/PC the latest version of Microsoft Office. As a registered student of the University of Exeter you can download a copy of MS Office free of charge. Please use this link to download a free copy, please note that you will need your IT username and password.

University accommodation

Online accommodation applications are open for September.  The University guarentees places for International Postgraduate students, and the deadline for applications is 31 July 2018.    Please see details including key dates here - university accommodation. Whether you want to live on campus or in the city centre, have your accommodation cleaned or be more independent, we have a residence to suit you. Look through the university residences' webpages, or use the search facility to see which one is right for you.

Private student accommodation

Take a look at our private accommodation list at Studentpad and see what's available. It is free to access and includes a list of shared houses and flats. You can contact landlords and agents directly to ask questions, arrange viewings and gather further information. The university encourages landlords who advertise to sign up to the Unipol student housing code ‐ a national landlord accreditation scheme aiming to help students make more informed choices about their accommodation and its quality.

You may want to get in contact with your fellow MBA students to find a place to share – please join the MBA Class of 2019 Facebook Group to see who else is looking for accommodation.

You can access the Full Time Programme timetable for 2018/2019 here - http://ex.ac.uk/mba18-19tt.  Please bookmark this timetable, as this will be kept up-to-date and includes details such as room and start-time of lectures.  The online timetable will also include any evening events and workshops.  The Full Time timetable is copied below, but may be subject to some minor changes.

The Full Time Exeter MBA Timeable for 2018/2019

Core Modules

Code Title Credits Dates
Term 1      
MBAM900A

MBA Induction Programme - including study skills, team buidling and basic accounting

n/a 17 - 21 Sept 2018 and   
24 - 28 Sept 2018
MBAM937 Tackling Global Challenges & Developing Resilience 10 1 - 5 Oct 2018
MBAM948 Leadership (New Module) 10 8 Oct, 3 Dec 2018
MBAM953 Accounting and Finance 10

18 - 20 Oct 2018 and
22 - 23 Oct 2018

MBAM905 Economics for Managers 10 30 Oct - 2 Nov 2018
MBAM946 Marketing 10 13 - 16 Nov 2018
MBAM914 MBA Consultancy Project - Workshop Part 1   26 Nov 2018
MBAM906 Managing Strategic Resources & Operations 10 27 - 30 Nov 2018
MBAM907 Strategy  10 10 - 14 Dec 2018
MBAM949

Personal Transformations

  • Career option analysis; self-presentation; LinkedIn & CV
  • 1:1 sessions
5

Mondays throughout Term 1

Term 2      
  Exam: MBAM906 - Managing Resources & Strategic Operations  

7 Jan 2019

MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business - Leading & Managing Change 10

8 - 11 Jan 2019

MBAM949

Personal Transformations 

  • Workshops and 1:1 sessions
  • Professional Impact Interviews
  • Leadership Workshop & Talent Event (London)
 

Various Mondays in Term 1
28 - 30 Jan 2019
6 - 8 Mar 2019

MBAM948 Leadership (new module)   21 Jan & 25 Mar 2019
MBAM909 Strategic and Responsible Innovation 10 22 - 25 Jan 2019
MBAM914 MBA Consultancy Project - Workshop Part 2   4 Feb 2019
MBAM951 Negotiation 5 5 - 6 Feb 2019
MBAM950 The Circular Economy Corporate Challenge 10 11 - 15 Feb 2019
MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data Analytics 10 18 -19 Feb & 25 - 26 Feb 2019
MBAM914 MBA Consultancy Project - Workshop Part 3, 4 & 5  

20 Feb, 27 Feb and
11 March 2019

MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mindset 10 12 - 15 Mar 2019
MBAM938 Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution 10 26 - 19 Mar 2019
Term 3      
  Undertake electives - see details below    

Elective Modules (Choose 2)

Code Title Credits Dates
MBAM915

The Enteprenerial and Intrapreneurial Process: Starting Successful New Ventures
(Co-requisite MBAM912) 

10

29 - 30 April 2019
21 - 22 May 2019
7 June 2019

MBAM916

Generating Insights Through Deeper Analytics 
(Co-requisite MBAM913)

10

1 - 2 May 2019
23 - 24 May 2019

MBAM952

Corporate Finance

10

7 - 10 May 2019

MBAM939

Business Models in Context (international study abroad)

10

13 - 17 May 2019

MBAM947

Leadership Skills Expedition

10 13 - 17 May 2019
MBAM942

Leading Resilient Organisations

10 28 - 31 May 2019
MBAM932

Business-to-Business Marketing

10 3 - 6 June 2019
MBAM934 Sustainable Finance 10 11 - 14 June 2019
MBAM936 International Experiences  10  Various dates May/June 2019


Compulsory Project Workshops

Code Title Credits Dates
MBAM914

MBA Project

  • Project Workshop 1 
  • Project pitching 1 (evening - 2 hours)
  • Project Workshop 2
  • Project pitching 2 (evening - 2 hours)
  • Project Workshop 3
  • Project pitching 3 (evening - 2 hours)
  • Project Workshop 4
  • Project pitching 4 (evening - 2 hours)
  • Project Workshop 5
      20

 

26 November 2018
21 January 2019
4 February 2019
4 February 2019
20 February 2019
20 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
11 March 2019

 

You can access the Executive Programme timetable for 2018/2019 here - http://ex.ac.uk/mba_exectt.  Please bookmark this timetable, as this will be kept up-to-date and includes details such as room and start-time of lectures.  The online timetable will also include any evening events and workshops.  The recommended Executive Programme timetable for students wishing to complete the programme within 30 months is copied below.  Most modules are taught with the Full Time students in 4 days blocks, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.  

The Executive One Planet MBA Timeable Cohort 7: Sept 2018 - Dec 2020

Year 1 - Compulsory Modules

Code Title Credits Dates
Term 1      
MBAM900

MBA Induction Weeks (optional - Executive students are welcome to attend
workshops with Full Time students during the week).  Please see full timetable
details under the Registration and Induction details on this webpage.

n/a

17 - 21 Sept 201 and 
24 - 28 Sept 2018

MBAM937 Tackling Global Challenges & Developing Resilience 10 1 - 5 Oct 2018
MBAM943 Personal Transformations - Exploring Leadership 10 6 - 9 Nov 2018
MBAM907 Strategy 10 10 - 14 Dec 2018
Term 2      
MBAM909 Strategic and Responsible Innovation & flipping the classroom prep 26 Nov 2018, 17.30 - 18.30 10 22 - 25 Jan 2019
MBAM940 Negotiation 5 5 - 6 Feb 2019
MBAM938 Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution & flipping the classroom prep 26 Nov 2018, 17.30 - 18.30 10 26 - 29 Mar 2019
Term 3  Choose 1 or 2 electives    
MBAM935 Managing Around the World (tbc) 10 (2019 dates tbc)
MBAM915 The Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial Porcess: Starting Successful New Ventures
(Pre-requisite MBAM912)
10

29 - 30 April 2019
21 - 22 May 2019
7 June 2019

MBAM916 Generating Insights Through Deeper Analytics
(Pre-requisite MBAM913)
10 1 - 2 May 2019
23 - 24 May 2019
MBAM939 International Study Exchange (abroad) 10 2019 dates tbc
MBAM947 Leadership Skills Expedition 10 2019 dates tbc
MBAM932 Business-to-Business Marketing 10 3 - 6 June 2019
MBMA942 Leading Resilient Organisations 10 28 - 31 May 2019
MBAM936 International Experiences (Audencia & Kedge Business Schools) 
(NB: Attendance on 1 module only)
10 Various dates in May and June

Year 2 - Compulsory Modules

Code Title Credits Dates
Term 1      
MBAM943 Personal Transformations   Various workshops in 2019/20
MBAM944 Accounting and Finance 10 October 2019 (5 days)
MBAM946 Marketing - half day prep/4 day module 10 November 2019
Term 2      
MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business 10 January 2020
MBAM913* Practical Insights Into Data Analytics (option to undertake either MBAM913 or
MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mindset as a core module)
10 February 2020
MBAM912*

MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mindset or Practical Insights Into Data
Analytics (optionto undertake either MBAM913 as a core module)

10 March 2020
Term 3      
  Choose 1 elective 10  
MBAM945 Corporate Finance (core) Pre-requisite MBAM944   2020 dates tbc

Year 3 - Compulsory Modules

Code Title Credits Dates
Term 1      
MBAM943 Personal Transformations 5 Various workshops in 2019/20
MBAM905 Economics 10 October 2020
MBAM906 Managing Resources & Strategic Operations                                               10

November 2020

Term 2/3    

 

MBAM943 Personal Transformations   Various workshops in 2019/20
MBAM914 Consultancy Project 20

Various workshops in 2020
- complete May to Aug 2020

MBA programme and admissions • Contact Emma Birch in the MBA Office
• Email: mba@exeter.ac.uk
• Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 725078
Accommodation • Contact the Accommodation Office via the Student Information Desk
• Email: sid@exeter.ac.uk
• Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 72 4724
Fees and Finance • Contact the Student Information Desk
• Email: sid@exeter.ac.uk
• Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 72 4724
Visa requirements and travelling to the UK • Contact the International Office via Student Information Desk
• Email: sid@exeter.ac.uk
• Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 72 4724
Registration

• See the Registration page on the website
• If you have a problem activating your IT Account ‐ contact the Student Information Desk

Q: What are the University Term Dates?

A: Term dates can be found here - http://www.exeter.ac.uk/about/facts/termdates/ .  Please note that the MBA Term 1 begins on 18 September 2017 with our Boot Camp and followed by the Finance Pre-sessional Course, and finished on 15 December 2017.

Q: What books will I need to purchase?

A: You may like to buy some of the core texts (see Preliminary Reading List), but most of the books you will need are available to borrow from the University Library or the MBA Mini-library.  Many books are also available to borrow and view electronically from the Library.  If you want to buy your own books, you may find second-hand copies for sale at much lower prices - for example from here: http://www.abebooks.co.uk/books/Textbooks/ 

Q: How do I get to Exeter?

A: If you are flying into the UK from overseas, you will be flying into London Heathrow or London Gatwick.  Details of how to organise your travel to Exeter can be found here - http://www.exeter.ac.uk/internationalstudents/prearrival/orientation/travellingtocampus/

If you have any more questions before you arrive, please feel free to contact us on mba@exeter.ac.uk or tel: +44 (0) 1392 725078.