Aimed at those employed in the Further Education (FE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors. To assist in the development of a critical and constructive understanding of FE management. Will appeal to both HR professionals and others responsible for managing training provision or workforce development within commercial organisations.
- An MBA programme specifically aimed at staff in Further or Vocational Education.
- Will assist those who need to understand principles of finance, budgeting, resource management and external relations in the context of educational institutions and organisations.
This programme is intended for those who aspire to occupy middle or senior management positions in Further/Vocational Education or who wish to advance their careers in training and development within commercial organisations.
Dr Gerard Lum
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two to four years PT, September to September.
Year of entry 2013
School of Social Science and Public Policy
Department of Education and Professional Studies
24 September or until programme is full.
No set number.
PT Home: £3950 (2013)
PT Overseas: £8125 (2013)
FT Home: £7900 (2013)
FT Overseas: £16250 (2013)
Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7207
fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
The primary aim of the MBA programme is to develop a critical and constructive understanding of Further and Vocational Education Management.
Participants at the end of the programme should be able to:
- Engage with technical and critical frameworks of analysis relating to business practices associated with FE/VET provision.
- Understand the nature of FE/VET markets and issues relating to the commercial positioning of FE/VET services and products.
- Develop strategic and commercially viable business plans within a FE/VET setting.
- Understand the relationships between client/business goals and education/training needs.
- Understand principles of finance, budgeting, resource management and external relations in the context of educational institutions and organisations.
- Draw on scholarly resources and debates to critically evaluate competing conceptions of occupational expertise and understand the impact these have on processes of VET provision, learning and assessment.
- Engage with the social, political and ethical dimensions of FE/VET provision.
Core programme content
Indicative non-core content
- Business Management in Further & Vocational Education
- Conceptions of Vocational Education.
Two other modules from the options available for students on the modular masters programme available in the Department, which include:
- Recent Developments in Education Management
- School Effectiveness and Improvement Teacher Development
- Conceptual Development and Science Learning
- International Comparative Education
- Design and Evaluation of Educational Software.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
This is a taught programme based on lectures, seminars, student presentations and dissertation workshops; assessment is by one essay per module and a 20,000 word dissertation.
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
Module code: TBC
Credit level: 7
This module provides an in-depth knowledge of vocational education as a marketable ‘product’.
Module code: TBC
Credit level: 7
This module focuses on key business and enterprise skills with a special emphasis on Further/Vocational Education markets. By way of acknowledging the distinctive and complex nature of educational goods and services.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
Applicants will normally have a good honours degree, although those with other qualifications may be considered. In addition, applicants should have a minimum of three years relevant work experience in either FE, VET or a training and development related post.
APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
Your application will be assessed by two academics. Some candidates are called for interview or a special task may be set. We aim to process all applications within one month of receiving a completed form with all necessary documentation.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Students are asked to indicate what they hope to get from the programme and its relevance to their current or intended occupation.
No specific funding available
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As the College is situated just on the river Thames in the middle of the Southbank cultural centre, it has been very easy to take advantage of visiting the National Theatre to watch world-class artistic performances. It is also highly convenient and central to many other London areas.
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