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Information for part-time MBA students starting in September 2012
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I am your key contact

I am your key contact | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

Del Adeyemi BSc, MSc

Westminster Business School MBA

Mobile Number: 07742152460

Email: ayodele.adeyemi@my.westminster.ac.uk

 

Please feel free to contact me for any specific or general questions. I am also currently a full time MBA student and will be glad to share my experience. I have provided key information to prepare you for your MBA journey on this site and I hope it will be very useful.

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PT MBA - Visitors (Daily)

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Student advice and support services

Student advice and support services | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

Enrolment and orientation

All students need to enrol at the beginning of the academic year. There's information about enrolment on the new students pages of our website, together with a contacts page if you have queries prior to enrolment.

 

Each course or department organises an orientation session for new students to help them settle in. Class timetables, key support services and University facilities are a few of the topics that will be covered fully  then. In the meantime you can find out about key support services on the following sections of our website.

 

Learning and study skills support
We have a number of services and online resources to help you develop your learning and studying skills while at Westminster including advice about academic writing. You will be able to access the dedicated web pages once you have your student login details.

 

Disability learning support
The support team provides a range of services for students with disabilities. If you are interested in these services please contact disabilities-westminster@westminster.ac.uk as soon as possible.

 

Counselling services
Our experienced counsellors are used to working with people from many different backgrounds and cultures, and are happy to talk to you about anything that's bothering you. Counselling is available on both an individual basis or in group sessions.

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Westminster MBA student selected as Young Global Leader

Westminster MBA student selected as Young Global Leader | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it
A Westminster Business School student and social entrepreneur has been named as a 2012 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

 

 

Benedict Carandang, 30, is one of the youngest selected for the prestigious honour from thousands of nominees across the world.

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Marylebone campus redevelopment

New state-of-the-art facilities

Our campus is changing to offer a better experience for students and to provide world class teaching, social and research facilities. The centre of the development will feature a 'Learning Platform' - an enclosed place for students to study, work and socialise all year round.

 

Improved catering area
Our new and improved catering area will offer an international range of sustainably sourced refreshments with extended opening hours to support students and staff throughout the day and during weekend activities.

 

Improved library services and space

Our library area will expand to provide better study areas for students. With direct access from the new Learning Platform it will support our students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

The project began in November 2010 and will be complete by the end of August 2012. Find out more.

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Experiencing the Westminster MBA

Take a look at our newly created video to hear current and recent students talk about the Westminster MBA.

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Some benefits of being a student again

Some benefits of being a student again | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

 

AMBA

The university of Westminster part-time MBA is AMBA accredited. By extension, all students on the programme have free student membership to AMBA resources while they are students. The resources available include free access to seminars and conferences across the UK and other international locations. These events are a great opportunity for networking and gaining valuable industry insights from business professionals. AMBA also has a strong career development focus and they routinely provide workshops on career development, coaching and a web page for job opportunities. 

 

Career development

There are usually various reasons for wanting to do an MBA. A lot of the reasons are based on the need for career advancement such as moving to a higher level or position at your current job. Some are to develop managerial skills such as people management skills. However, doing an MBA may not guaranty career advancement at your current job and may require looking elsewhere. Also an MBA has proven to be a good first step in changing careers if you are not challenged or motivated at your job. The career development centre of Westminster business school offers one-on-one consultation and advice to students on updating CV, networking and changing careers.

 

Computing discounts

Do you need to buy a new computer or replace an old laptop? By being a student, you are eligible to discounts from top manufacurers such as Apple and Dell. You are also eligible to discounts when purchasing softaware from Microsoft and Adobe.

 

 

Student discounts

Your student union card or school ID card allows you to receive student discounts from restaurants, shops and cinemas across the capital. You can also register with Student Beans for discounts on leisure and entertainment. A website called wealthystudent.co.uk also provides information on hundreds of discounts for students.


 

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Message from the dean

Message from the dean | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

It is my pleasure to welcome you and I am pleased to hear that you have applied for a postgraduate place at Westminster Business School.

 

I joined the school in April 2012 as the dean and I am both proud and excited to be sending you this message. The school has a long history in business and management education, and I know that all of our staff are committed to providing our students with a high quality educational experience and one that will enhance your chosen career. Our ambition is to become London’s leading professionally-focused and research-engaged business school, and this is evident in all of our activities. Our students engage with a vibrant international community of students and staff, and develop the knowledge and skill required to become a global player.

 

Your postgraduate programme will help you to develop your professional skills and, at the same time, up-to-date and specialist knowledge. Our location in central London is superb and our students find many different opportunities to engage with business networks and other organisations. Many of our students find that the connections and networks they make during their stay with us provides a firm base for their on-going careers.

 

Students arriving in September 2012 will find a re-furbished campus at Marylebone Road and the university has invested millions of pounds into upgrading the campus and the student facilities including new social learning spaces.

 

Our team of administrative and academic staff are here to support and advise you as you join the business school. On arrival you will be provided with a helpful induction programme where you will meet our professional and friendly staff. I will be here in September to welcome you and also to keep in touch with you during your studies, enjoy the celebrations of graduation, and then keep in touch as alumni.

 

Speaking from personal experience moving to Westminster will help advance your career.

 

I look forward to meeting with you in September.

 

Best wishes

Barbara

Professor Barbara Allan

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Insights of an MBA student at Westminster Business School

Insights of an MBA student at Westminster Business School | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

Current MBA student Muhammad Ismail writes about his decision to choose the Westminster MBA and tells us about some of the highlights of his time studying at the University of Westminster.

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My MBA distinction was through hard work

My MBA distinction was through hard work | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

Akin Koleosho is the head of Management Information & Analytics at Deutsche Postbank in London. Akin is an Alumni of Westminster Business School MBA. I recently sat down with Akin and we discussed his experience as a part-time MBA student and the impact of MBA on his career.

 

Q: Why WBS MBA?

AK: Proximity to where I work; half an hour by tube maximum; the cost, I felt it was good value for money; also did a search on AMBA website and WBS MBA was accredited. I was sponsored by my company and they insisted on an accredited business school.

 

Q: Did you face any challenges with time to study, juggling work and family?

AK: Being a part-time student, it comes with the territory, 9AM to 5PM minimum priority is work and when you get home after 6PM its family. Ultimately, the family time took a back sit in a way. When I started it was a challenge, I was lucky I had also done a masters degree a few years back and it gave me an idea of what to expect; ultimately it comes down to prioritization. I tried to be in sync with what was taught and never left things till last minute.

 

Q: How has the MBA improved your career?

AK: Wow. Mmmmm. It has made a big impact in the sense that I feel I am more rounded now as a person. I come from an IT background and most people stick to what they know. The MBA I guess has given me a broader knowledge into how every part of the business works together. We did marketing, strategy and touched on elements of human resources and people management. This makes you understand how to work with people, we did team work and now that has helped me to collaborate with other departments and set up committees. Also you can see things from other business units perspectives as well such as financial control, marketing and how it all comes together. Professionally, I think it has opened more doors for me, I have taken on more responsibilities and I think my company  actually sees me as somebody that they can actually put to better use based on what I have been through in business school. Also I think it gives you confidence really and I think that is one thing an MBA gives you. You are looked at in a different way. Based on that confidence, you have to strike while the iron is hot and make a case to your employer to put you to better use.

 

Q: Will you recommend an MBA?

AK: Without a shadow of doubt. Yes

 

Q: Can you talk about what it took you to achieve a distinction?

AK: First and foremost, very hard work. As I mentioned as well, I did not let things get on top of me. I tried to keep up to date with everything I needed to do. If I would be honest with you, my strategy was to target the exams we did. I think I always had that target that you could get 100% if you wanted. Just more or less worked hard and read; my reading was quite varied and targeted the exam to score as high as I could. Because sometimes when you do group work, you have less influence. It could go either way; obviously you try your best but things cannot be completely in your control. While in an exam you are in complete control. I tried to finish my personal assignments early as possible, got the basics done and review it over and over again to ensure I had the best possible report to present. Also in terms of references, I went for as many as I could. I always plan my assignments meticulously, have references in place, structure and review continuously until am happy. If you don't rush and put things to last minute, I think it is possible because all you need is an average of 70%. Also the electives are quite important and to do very well in your main dissertation. Its not easy but I think with hard work, dedication and a bit of luck as well, it is possible.

 

Q: It took you two years to complete your MBA do you think that is too long or would you have preferred a full time MBA?

AK: I think two years is about right. I guess it depends on where you work as an individual. But I think for a part-time some of the things you do in class, you can relate it to what you actually do in your workplace or you could see something you have been taught play out in front of you. I think two years is about right because there are many courses as well and there are quite a lot to take in. You are doing about 3 hours lectures each day coupled with your own reading. I think one year for someone working full time will be very demanding. There has to be a balance in terms of what you get out of it and how you can implement what you have been taught. One year will seem like a crash course. Two years would give you time to validate and implement what you have been taught.

 

 

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Paying your fees

Paying your fees | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

The total fees for part-time MBA for the 2012/2013 September start is £19,080. This is broken down to two yearly payments of £9,540.There is also the option to pay in three instalments every year with 1st instalment due at enrolment or by 28th September 2012. Read more

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MBA Social Entrepreneurship Module: an interview with Simon Healeas

MBA Social Entrepreneurship Module: an interview with Simon Healeas | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

The Social Entrepreneurship Module involves learning about social enterprises and charities, and focuses on the importance of the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) in the third sector. Emphasis is placed on working on social problems within a challenging overseas environment.

 

The module was launched in 2010 and Simon Healeas tells us where it is heading now. Read the interview on the MBA Blog.

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High tech revolution in financial education

An interview with Dr Harry Thapar, Principal Lecturer in Finance.

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Views (Daily)

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Visitors (Cumulative)

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Top MBA Career eGuide

Top MBA Career eGuide | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

 

Browse through the latest edition of our TopMBA Career eGuide - articles include:

 

Optimism in the MBA job market10 Ways to get a job through your alumni networkRise of the MBA entrepreneurMove from traditional to non-traditional MBA careersSocial media for executivesConsultancy firms defy the economic downturn

 

...and many more

 

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Westminster MBA international study trips

Westminster MBA international study trips | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

The most anticipated event for MBA students at Westminster Business School is the international study trip. This year the three destinations offered were Moscow, Budapest and Beijing.

 

Follow the journeys of the students on the MBA blog:

 

Moscow tripBudapest tripBeijing trip
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MBA Blog - life on the programme

MBA Blog - life on the programme | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

The MBA blog is a brilliant place for future students to visit - it gives you an insight into the exciting life and hard work of Westminster Business School MBA students.  

The content of this blog is provided in full by our current MBA students.  Subscribe to the MBA blog.

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Sport and leisure facilities across the University

Take a quick video tour of the University of Westminster, Regent Street Fitness Suite, right in the heart of London close to Westminster Business School.

 

The University has an extensive range of sport and fitness facilities including a major sports ground at Chiswick (floodlit synthetic turf pitches, netball/tennis courts and natural pitches for cricket, rugby and football) and on-campus sports halls as well as two fitness suites. Find out more on our sport and leisure web pages.

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Join us on Facebook and Twitter

Join us on Facebook and Twitter | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

Westminster Business School Facebook page

Catch up on the latest School news on the Westminster Business School page.

 

Follow the latest buzz on Twitter
You can also follow all the Westminster Business School news on Twitter.


Postgraduate student Facebook group
The Westminster Business School Graduate Community group gives everybody due to start a postgraduate course at Westminster Business School a chance to get to know each other before enrolment, as well as get in touch with current and former students. Visit the group page to join.

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Marylebone campus facilities

Marylebone campus facilities | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

Westminster Business School is on the University's Marylebone campus, an ideal central London location with all the facilities you'll need to support you in your studies and beyond.

 

Library
We have four campus libraries that cater for the subjects taught at that campus as well as providing general learning resources. You can get library help online, over the phone and face-to-face at the library. A range of free training is also available for students to help you develop your skills.

 

Wireless access
Wireless access is available everywhere across campuses. You can connect a laptop to the University of Westminster network anywhere within any campus which offers you flexibility in your choice of study or work area.


IT support
IT support is available online, over the phone or face-to-face at an IT support drop in centre at each site. Student. IT training sessions are also provided throughout the year.

 

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Increasing profits by giving up control

Professor Vlatka Hlupic talks about how letting go of control can positively influence the bottom line for business. Speaker: Vlatka Hlupic, Professor of Bus...
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Important dates to keep in mind

Important dates to keep in mind | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

The following are important dates to keep in mind for part-time MBA Students starting September 2012:

 

Scholarship application - Deadline August 1st, 2012. Apply NowInduction and enrolment - September 14th and 15th, 2012First semester lecture starts - September 21, 2012First semester lecture ends - April 27, 2012
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Recent news underlines our global standing

Recent news underlines our global standing | Westminster Welcomes You | Scoop.it

Did you know that more international students choose London than any other city in the world? Find out why.

 

In the heart of this international education and business capital, Westminster Business School students benefit from the insights and opportunities London offers as well as the global diversity of faculty and fellow students. This experience exceeds pure learning, it's a global perspective, as recent news echoes.

 

Leap up in independent Chinese rankings

Our recent leap of 19 places in the independent Chinese ranking guide, stands as independent corroboration of the quality of education and experience we deliver. Westminster Business School is the best modern university business school in London on this ranking. Bedfordshire, Roehampton, London South Bank, London Met and Greenwich are all ranked lower.

 

Best research paper award in Singapore

Another piece of recent news shines a light on our growing reputation for research. Professor David Shepherd received the best research paper award at the second international conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Economics, held in Singapore at the end of May.

 

New international initiative bolsters reputation for excellence

A newly launched partnership with the charity Voice of a Woman, will see Westminster Business School students being mentored by senior women leaders in the UK. They will then use their skills to encourage women-led entrepreneurship in developing countries. This bolsters our reputation for excellence in the teaching of ethics, sustainability and corporate governance.

 

Partnerships remain central to global reach

On an ongoing basis the University’s collaboration with educational institutions across the globe opens doors for international students, facilitates student exchange and enables us to share knowledge, teaching and assessment techniques with other institutions – all adding to the global nature of our teaching and qualifications.

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New Dean talks about Westminster Business School

Westminster Business School's new Dean, Professor Barbara Allan, talks about the School's strengths and and areas of emphasis.

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