Module information

Personal Transformations

Module description

This module aims to kick start the personal transformation process of MBA participants and prepare you for your return to work by integrating professional practice into the MBA curriculum and supporting you in your personal and professional development through an emphasis on the refining of leadership, people management skills, the development of a global mindset and the acquisition and refining of executive and professional skills. The module builds on the recommendations of joint research undertaken by the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) coupled with the MBA graduate attributes defined by AMBA all aimed at meeting the growing demands from employers for more business-ready graduates.

Internationalisation: All topics are explored in a global context to reflect the variety of countries and cultures in which you may wish to pursue your career. The concept of a global mindset is explored extensively within this module and across the programme more generally.

Employability: You will develop a number of valuable transferable skills, including: self-awareness, cultural awareness, influencing, communication, networking (in person and via social media), negotiating, leadership, and the capacity for personal reflection on strengths, values, competencies and experience. You will also develop a number of career management skills which will enable you to make informed career choices and help you succeed in securing your next job.

External Engagement: Workshops and guest speaker events are delivered by a wide range of experienced practitioners and recruiting managers both on campus and at host venues.

Research in Teaching: The module builds on recent research and scholarship in the field of personal transformations, n particular responsible leadership, purpose, sense making and authenticity.