The One Planet MBA | 1Businesses that fail to recognise today that the planet’sresources are finite will be the failed businesses oftomorrow. The ground-breaking One Planet MBA willequip the coming generation of business leaders toconfront this reality by extending the boundaries oftraditional business education in a way that is trulyrelevant to the challenges of tomorrow.Sir Brian Burridge KCB CBEVICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC MARKETING, FINMECCANICA UK LTDCHAIR OF THE ADVISORY BOARD, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER BUSINESS SCHOOL93% of CEOs say thatsustainability will be criticalto the future success oftheir companies.UN Global Compact – Accenture CEO Study 2010 Welcome to the future of MBAs
The One Planet MBA | 3A unique MBAThere is an urgent need to reshape the way we do business.Environmental, financial and social changes are challengingtraditional business models and we need a new generation ofmanagers and leaders who are capable of developing moresustainable business approaches. We have joined forces withWWF – one of the world’s largest and most respected conservationorganisations – to provide a unique MBA to meet this need.Our One Planet MBA is designed to deliver the knowledge,understanding and skills required to run a successful andsustainable business in a rapidly changing natural, financial, socialand global market environment. Our MBA will develop ‘planet-minded’ individuals who have a deep understanding of thechallenges we face. Our MBA is global in outlook and you willlearn alongside managers from many different countries. We willdevelop your ability to innovate, to think and act strategicallyand to lead others and organisations through change. We placean emphasis on tools, techniques and practical application andwe will inspire you to become masters of business action.Many MBA programmes offer modules in corporate responsibilityand ethical management. Where the One Planet MBA differs isthat the core values of responsible management and sustainablebusiness run through the very heart of the programme, from thetopics covered to the learning and teaching style we adopt.Join us and be the first of a new generation of business leaders.Professor Richard LammingDEAN OF THE BUSINESS SCHOOL
4 | The One Planet MBA The One Planet MBA: meeting business needs Exeter has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching – particularly in finance, accounting, entreprenureship, leadership, economics and operations. The new One Planet MBA is a great example of how Exeter is leading at the cutting edge of business education. Barry Bateman VICE-CHAIRMAN, FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL Hines is one of the worlds leading developers of sustainable real estate. We need managers who are focused on business success but who also understand the importance of energy efficiency, sustainable materials and green technology. The One Planet MBA at Exeter will be well ahead of the game in developing managers with such a mindset. Michael Topham CEO EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST REGION, HINES
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Business survival and growth is about adapting dynamically to realities. Resourcesare finite, though the opposite assumption is embedded in much traditional businessthinking. The Institute of Directors enjoys a long-term partnership with the Universityof Exeter and is delighted that the One Planet MBA is putting the resource issuewhere it belongs. Change brings opportunity and entrepreneurs, and many willbenefit from the enlightened thinking that will flow from this programme.Richard Ayre INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS
The One Planet MBA | 7A unique Business SchoolBusiness has been one of the satisfaction. In the Times Goodcornerstones of the University of University Guide 2011, we wereExeter since it was founded. We offer ranked in the Top 10 in the UK fora wide range of business programmes every subject we teach.for undergraduate, postgraduateand executive students and clients In addition to our top-flight faculty,from all over the world. Our business the Business School maintainsteaching is regarded as world-class exceptional links with industry,and we are also recognised commerce and the professions.internationally for our research, We are able to draw on an extensivewhich informs both our programmes network of business leaders,and our consultancy with industry. management trainers and freelanceOur reputation as a leading business specialists who contribute regularlyschool means we attract a very high to our teaching and coachingcalibre of student – high achieving, programmes and who providehighly focused individuals, looking a continuous source of ideas,for the highest quality of business information and resources.education. With students from 82countries, and staff from 18, we Now is a particularly exciting timeare a truly international business to be joining us. We are enjoyingschool. a period of significant growth and investment in new facilities. ThisWe offer an unrivalled student year we are investing £24m inexperience with exceptional facilities, new teaching, research and sociala stunning campus environment and interaction space, includinga vibrant and friendly atmosphere. world-class Harvard style lectureFor the past five years the University theatres and conference rooms.of Exeter has been rated one of theUK’s top business schools for student
Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, AustraliaIn the face of massive, unprecedentedthreats to the natural world – especiallyclimate change and unsustainableresource management – WWF willfocus on truly global priorities whichcan achieve real and lasting change.James P Leape, Director General, WWF International
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The One Planet MBA | 11 Our environmental credentials For those who know the University of world’s top geosciences research Exeter, it should be no surprise that centre by the Times Higher Education. the Business School is launching the Due to be published in 2014, AR5 will One Planet MBA. Exeter has a review and assess the latest climate growing reputation as a centre of science to give authoritative guidance excellence for cross-disciplinary on the science of climate change, the research on energy policy, climate impact of changes to our climate, and change, sustainable futures, ecology, how we can adapt to or reduce the conservation and renewable energy. impact. The document will guide governments and decision-makers We have particular expertise in across the globe on policies to tackle climate change research. Over the climate change. next three years, experts from the University will play a high profile role We also endeavour to practice what in creating what is set to be the we preach. As a university, in 2009 world’s most comprehensive report we were awarded a First Class Award on climate change. Seven experts for environmental performance for from the University have been the second year running in the People selected to take part in writing the & Planet Green League Table. We are 5th Assessment Report (AR5) of the one of the Top 10 UK universities to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate be awarded the Carbon Trust Change (IPCC). The University’s Standard, and in 2010 we were involvement in AR5 is second only in shortlisted for the Green Gown the UK to the Met Office Hadley Award for achievements in carbon Centre (also based in Exeter), which management. was this year recognised as theI am delighted to see this new MBA programme being launched by oneof the UKs top Universities. All organisations, from all sectors and fromSMEs to the major corporates urgently need to develop more sustainablebusiness models and strategies. The One Planet MBA is the first of its kind –delivering contemporary core business skills alongside the latest thinkingon how to adapt, innovate and prosper within a low carbon economy.Dr Martin A BlakeHEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, ROYAL MAIL, UK
12 | The One Planet MBA Why an MBA? An MBA is a qualification recognised A complete change of role or by employers all over the world. It sector. Some of our participants have provides the essential training for come to a cross-road in their career business leadership. Whether studied and are looking for a complete change. intensively over one year or via They may be in a technical role (IT or modular learning, an MBA will help Project Management for example) and develop managers into more wish to progress to a more strategic confident, strategic, critical and position, or they may be working in global thinkers with the potential the public sector and looking to to lead change in a wide range of transfer to a more commercial role. organisations. An MBA will involve An MBA is an excellent, and safe, training in a broad range of business environment in which to explore new subjects – including finance, business and employment opportunities. accounting, economics, strategy, marketing, operations, human A time to consolidate, reflect and resources, information management change. For others, an MBA is an and entrepreneurship. Your MBA opportunity to take time out, reflect colleagues will all have at least and update business knowledge or three years managerial experience skills before pushing ahead with a new and will come from many different career. An MBA will certainly stretch industry sectors and backgrounds. most participants and it is an This provides a rich learning opportunity to immerse yourself in a experience. stimulating learning environment with like-minded colleagues and explore new There are a number of specific benefits ways of thinking, managing and leading. of studying for an MBA: Networking. By mixing with students Enhanced promotion and career from many different industry sectors prospects. An MBA will provide you and countries you will also make with the knowledge and skills needed excellent business contacts and to compete successfully for more discover many new opportunities. senior management and leadership After your MBA you will join an roles. Employers recognise the value of international alumni network and you an MBA and promotion can bring will also be able to make use of the significant rewards. Business School’s excellent contacts with the corporate world.
The Exeter MBA has broadened my knowledgeallowing me to see each project in the contextof the business, bringing with it new ideasand best practices from various industries.Importantly, the Exeter MBA challengesbusiness conventions and hones the skillsthat enable candidates to question the statusquo, in order to find better, more innovativesolutions to business challenges.Martin Bailey, MBA 2008
The role of insurers is to quantify and pricerisk effectively. In the face of new challengessuch as climate change, sickness epidemicsand environmental liability, we are takingsustainability issues increasingly seriously. Within our own business, and indeed in all businesses, we need managers who really understand the sustainability issues and can respond accordingly. Richard Ward, CEO, Lloyd’s of London
The One Planet MBA | 15How is the One PlanetMBA unique?One Planet means a very specific The One Planet MBA will deliver ankind of education. Business planning education in core business disciplines,and strategy in the future must but it will go beyond the traditionalrecognise that we are rapidly functional orientation of an MBA.exhausting the resources of our It will be global in outlook andplanet. The combination of very focused on developing managerssignificant and asymmetric population and leaders capable of runninggrowth over the next thirty years and organisations in a culturally diversethe increased consumption of natural and resource-constrained world.resources make it essential that It will be influenced by the values ofbusiness people be educated in a responsible business and responsiblemanner, and with a curriculum, leadership.different to that of the past. A One Planet perspective impels leaders to be inclusive and imaginative in their vision, to be realistic about their responsibilities, and mindful of their legacy. On a worldwide scale, we have to make substantial changes to the ways we do business, in contexts of great uncertainty and complexity. Professor Jonathan Gosling DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE FOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES AND JOINT FOUNDER OF THE ONE PLANET MBA
16 | The One Planet MBA The One Planet MBA’s unique features such as project management, include: facilitation, conflict resolution and communication to enhance your • An emphasis on sustainability ability to become change agents throughout the curriculum. in business. We will explore the science of sustainability, the business case and • An emphasis on collaboration. the importance of environmental Sustainability is not a ‘function’ in protection, social responsibility and business, it is an orientation, a economic development. We will philosophy and a way of thinking show that conserving resources is and acting. We therefore draw on entirely compatible with winning expertise from beyond traditional and maintaining customer and business departments. shareholder value and confidence. • A global perspective. • An emphasis on leadership. The problems facing our planet To deliver sustainable business require global as well as local strategies requires transformation in responses. The UK does not hold all many businesses. Transformation the answers and it is important that requires strong leadership. We focus we learn from best practice wherever on developing the skills and mindset it can be found around the globe. required to be a One Planet leader – We provide opportunities for our reflective, analytical, global-minded, students to travel to overseas action-oriented and ethical. universities and businesses to broaden their global perspective. • An emphasis on ‘application’ and experiential learning. • Our collaboration with WWF. Indeed, we refer to our MBA as a Our students will be able to benefit Masters of Business Action. You from WWF’s global connections and will engage in a range of practical projects, with opportunities for challenges and undertake consultancy exposure and involvement in front- projects for external organisations. line sustainability intiatives around We will develop your skills in areas the world. Our programme will immerse, excite and challenge you. You will be joining a global network of new leaders – leaders who view the planet differently and have the skills and motivation to make a difference. Professor Malcolm Kirkup DIRECTOR OF THE ONE PLANET MBA
I manage resources, just like many managers, butmine are physical, tangible, environmental resources.I joined the One Planet MBA to find out more about business.My organisation has an important role to play in promotingsustainability, and I needed to understand how businessesoperate and make their decisions. I am genuinely excited to bepart of this new programme and what I believe it can achieve.Chris DavisMBA 2010, SENIOR SPECIALIST,MARINE POLICY – NATURAL ENGLAND
The One Planet MBA | 19Our studentsIn 2010/2011 we had 40 students The Executive MBA programmeon the full-time programme and consists mainly of students from20 on our Executive MBA. On our the UK and Europe, although thefull-time programme the students mode of delivery (short intensivecome from all around the world: periods of study) does alsoUSA, Pakistan, Sweden, Romania, encourage students from furtherTaiwan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Burkina afield to fly in to take theFaso, Australia, St Vincent, Malaysia, programme. The average ageChina, Ghana, India, Nigeria, the for the Executive MBA is 37.Philippines, Brazil, Colombia,France and South Africa.Quite exceptionally, relative to otherMBA programmes, just over half ofthe full-time cohort are female. Theaverage age is 30.
20 | The One Planet MBA Before the MBA I worked for Ripcurl Europe. The One Planet MBA is a pioneering programme and a great experience. My next career step is to really help businesses understand how dynamic and successful they can be if they give more attention to sustainability. Eric Dargent (FRANCE), MBA 2010 I came to Exeter from Ghana. I can’t quite believe the mix of students I have joined. I have colleagues from 22 different countries and everyone is incredibly supportive. It’s hard work but the classes and the practical emphasis is stimulating and so topical. Keren Asante (GHANA), MBA 2010 My previous work experience was quite specialised and I needed an MBA to broaden my horizons and business skills. At Exeter the programme has just the right mix and is so forward-thinking. Bijoy Sasi (INDIA), MBA 2010 I joined the MBA from Unilever. The programme is ideal for me. It is helping me understand both the commercial aspects of running a business but also how companies like Unilever can innovate to be more sustainable. Tatiana Avila Viana de Silva (BRAZIL), MBA 2010
I joined the One Planet MBA to broaden my businessknowledge and also to build on my current role as the Brend Hotel’s Environmental Resource Manager. The One Planet MBA provides the tools to demonstrate that business can embrace sustainability and still be profitable. Amanda Brend (UK) MBA 2010
The world needs business managers andleaders who understand the pressures onglobal resources and can proactively deliverinnovative solutions – in product development,sourcing, the supply chain, production,marketing, financing, reporting and, indeed,every facet of business. Equally importantly,business needs them too. In my sessionswith the Exeter MBA students we explorehow businesses can innovate and thrivethrough sustainable approaches.Professor Alan Knight OBEINDEPENDENT ADVISOR TO BUSINESSESINCLUDING THE VIRGIN GROUP
The One Planet MBA | 23The One Planet MBA journeyOur MBA will take you on a journey of project, which would typically be apersonal discovery and transformation – practical assignment working with anbroadening and deepening your external organisation. Sustainability isunderstanding of business and embedded throughout the curriculum,exploring how innovative sustainable allowing you to readily appreciatestrategies can be developed. Alongside how managers and businesses canthe study of theory and management improve their stewardship of natural,practice, we will develop your social and financial resources.leadership skills so that you can resumeyour career at a more senior level. Stage 1 One Planet MindAfter the programme induction, theMBA journey begins with an explorationof the environmental, social andpolitical challenges facing business andmanagement. We then focus on thebusiness fundamentals associated with Stage 2finance, accounting, marketing, Business fundamentalsoperations, and talent management for sustainabilitybut from a sustainable perspective.You will then progress to examiningbusiness from a more strategicperspective before specialising in aparticular management specialism ofyour choice. The programme concludes Stage 3with a major consultancy or research Strategic thinking Stage 4 Advanced business specialisms Stage 5 Consultancy or research project leading in sustainable business
24 | The One Planet MBA Stage 1 One Planet Mind We believe that future business leaders We will examine the implications of should understand the science behind climate change, the depletion of natural sustainability, the business case for resources, pollution and trends in sustainable strategies and also the consumption. We will consider the personal and professional challenges importance of ecosystems and that will arise when leading change biodiversity. We will examine the impact in organisations. We call this the One of environmental and social regulation Planet Mind. on business. We will explore the actions businesses can take to manage these A rich mix of guest lecturers from a challenges, including new approaches variety of disciplines will lead debates to reporting, operations, sourcing, on the challenges facing business and energy use, waste, recycling and water the potential solutions. We will explore management. We will encourage you the role and responsibility of business to develop and defend your own views in society and the impact of business on the issues and to refine your ability actions on the environment. to argue, persuade and inspire colleagues on the planetary challenges that businesses face.
If businesses want to develop sustainablestrategies they need to be good at innovating.On the One Planet MBA we explore andapply the latest thinking on innovationand the key tools and techniques. Thestudents also directly apply these skillsthrough management consultancyprojects with external companies.John BessantPROFESSOR OF INNOVATION
The One Planet MBA | 27Stage 2Business FundamentalsEffective business decisions require • Global and Environmentalan understanding of business Economicsfundamentals. We will explore these • Business, Social andconcepts, tools and techniques, but Environmental Accountingwill look to challenge how they needto be adapted in the new economic, • Finance and Responsibleecological and social climate. Investment • Managing Resources and Operations • Talent and Organisations • Sustainable Marketing
28 | The One Planet MBA Stage 3 Integration Sustainability does not fit neatly into any The programme incorporates a unique one particular management discipline. module based on the internationally- It is a way of thinking and acting and acclaimed One Planet Leaders executive every facet of an organisation needs to programme delivered by WWF and embrace sustainability for productive IMD (International Institute for change to occur. For this reason in Management Development) in Stage 3 of the programme we take Switzerland. This is an intensive change a more strategic perspective. programme which will develop your understanding and ability to respond • Global Strategic Analysis to the sustainability challenge. It is an and Management innovative module which challenges business as usual and promotes new • Strategic Innovation ways of thinking. The module focuses • Consulting particularly on transforming business practice and achieving competitive • One Planet Leaders advantage. In WWF’s view, a strategic approach to sustainability will not only lead to business innovation and value creation, but is vital to protect the natural capital on which all business depends. We explore how to leverage sustainability to build competitive advantage and long-term loyalty. This is an innovative module which challenges business as usual and promotes transformation and new ways of thinking. In the Innovation and Consulting modules you will work on an exciting consulting project with an external client. We work with the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) to identify client organisations that wish to improve their approach to innovation and sustainability.
We chose the University of ExeterBusiness School because of itsambitions to revolutionise howwe think and teach business.Carolina MoellerHEAD OF BUSINESS EDUCATION,WWF INTERNATIONAL
James Jobling-Purser – graduate ofthe University of Exeter and ManagingDirector of 3D MSI – describes thestory of his success to MBA Studentsduring a session in 2010.
The One Planet MBA | 31Leadership SkillsWe aim to develop leaders capable Leaders in the new global marketof running organisations in a rapidly place need to be able to operate andchanging, complex and global collaborate effectively with managersbusiness environment. Effective in very different types of organisations.leadership in such circumstances We will develop your sensitivity torequires a particular mind-set and different stakeholder perspectives andrange of skills. We will explore explore the practical implications forthe competencies required for decision-making and leading change.effective leadership and will work Leaders also need to be strategic andwith you to build on your strengths critical thinkers, challenging the statusand help overcome weaknesses. quo and thinking creatively to achieve responsible business growth. We will helpEffective leaders require exceptional develop your ability to think outside ofcommunication skills, and we will the box and in ways that can achievehelp develop your listening, report- transformational business change.writing, presenting, debating andpublic speaking skills. Uniquely,we will introduce you to the skillsof communicating effectivelywith the press and TV media incrisis situations.As an agent of change in organisationsyou will also need to be skilled innegotiation, facilitation and conflictmanagement. We will use role-play,simulation and consultancyassignments to enhance yourcapabilities in these areas.
32 | The One Planet MBA Stage 4 Specialisations This stage provides an opportunity for As part of the One Planet MBA we are MBA participants to specialise in areas able to offer students the opportunity to of personal interest. This is the chance join the well-established and acclaimed to dig deeper into the challenges of Roundtables for Practicing Managers particular aspects of business, leadership module. This is an intensive one-week and sustainability. The number of programme which takes place in a electives you will be required to take different country each year. Joining the will depend on your mode of study programme will be participants on and the number of credits you need Executive MBAs from the UK, Canada, to accumulate. Ukraine, Russia, Finland, Iceland, Slovenia and Mexico. The module aims • Managing Sustainable Supply to probe, reflect on and share Chains experiences and study critically how management takes place in different • Collaborating and Partnering parts of the world. Faculty teaching this • Building New Enterprises programme include Professors Jonathon Gosling (Exeter) and Henry Mintzberg • Leadership (McGill University, Canada). • Developing Global Markets • International Finance and Investment • Governing Responsibly and Ethically • Roundtables for Practising Managers • Ecoliteracy
The One Planet MBAdelivers the core businessknowledge but alsoengages at the cuttingedge. In 2010, as part ofthe MBA programme theBusiness School organiseda major event in London,exploring the sustainabilitychallenges for business.Rachel Crossley fromBroadwaters investmentManagement led a sessionon the challenges ofsustainable finance andresponsible investment.
The One Planet MBA is an exciting opportunity to develop your businessacumen within the context of the growing challenges businesses face intrying to grow at the same time as ensuring we conserve resources forfuture generations. As an investment banker with an MBA I appreciatethe value of the management tools and techniques taught at Exeterand I use them regularly. I am also enjoying applying my MBA skills ina not-for-profit context and the world of animal conservation – I haverecently launched the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Africa.Greg EdwardsDIRECTOR, HEAD OF ELECTRONIC FX CORPORATE SALES EUROPE, DEUTSCHE BANK AG
The One Planet MBA | 35Stage 5The One Planet ProjectThis stage represents the culmination Case Study: A report exploring theof learning and will allow you the approach a particular organisation hasopportunity to individually apply the taken to address a business problem orknowledge and skills you have exploit a business opportunity.developed and mastered to a practicalproblem. This is also your opportunity Research Dissertation: An explorationto customise your MBA and pursue of a particular issue or topic of personala project that will make you more interest.attractive to a future employer. Uniquely,our MBA offers students a range of Placement: Working for two to threeoptions for this final part of the MBA: months in an organisation in the UK or overseas, focusing on a project which isConsultancy: A consultancy assignment then evaluated for a dissertation.for an organisation wishing to solve abusiness problem.I have been in my new job for just over a month. I haveno doubt that the MBA was pivotal in my career change.The company director and the board recruited me notjust for my experience, but because of the real worldvalue the Exeter MBA offers. I have applied many aspectsof my studies in my job role already, and every day Idiscover that my new found knowledge can be appliedto develop the business.Gerry JonesGROUP SERVICE DIRECTOR, VOSPERS,
36 | The One Planet MBA Our teaching approach Our approach is built around the Our teaching approach includes latest thinking and techniques from conventional lectures and case study a wide range of management seminars but the programme also disciplines. We will provide the has unique experiential elements. frameworks and tools to help you You will have the opportunity to manage more effectively. The work on a consultancy assignment teaching will be interactive and with a local or international business stimulating, and alongside our own or to travel abroad to research or teaching faculty you will also learn manage a project in association from leading practitioners – a wide with WWF or one of our corporate range of guest speakers and partners. trainers will contribute throughout the programme. We have a varied approach to assessment. You will find conventional A significant amount of learning assignments and exams, but we will takes place as a result of debate complement these with more practical and interaction between group and applied assessments. These will members. Study groups foster include assessed presentations, a mutual motivation and support, simulated press conference, reflective as well as developing teamwork diaries, negotiation exercises, peer and leadership skills. review and client feedback. An Exeter MBA provides an overview of business activities, a focus on decision making and a portfolio of managerial tools. It also provides the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with international managers. Dr Kirsten Dale PART-TIME MBA, THE MET OFFICE
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The One Planet MBA | 39The One Planet MBAChallengeOn any MBA programme you will be You will find many otherpersonally challenged in many ways – opportunities for physical and mentalincluding your ability to deliver challenges at Exeter. Our MBAincisive academic reports, to deliver students in the past have achievedhigh-impact presentations, to great success in the annual MBAmanage team-based activities and to Regatta. This is an event initiated bymanage an intensive workload. On Cranfield University MBA studentsthe One Planet MBA we go one step but it attracts participants from MBAfurther. We will encourage you to set programmes all over the world. Inyour own additional challenge and to 2010 a team of Exeter MBA studentstest and demonstrate your ability to powered to an impressively dominantinitiate and lead by example. To victory – winning three races out ofachieve transformational change in five. This opportunity will again bebusiness requires managers and available in 2011 and we encourageleaders who are proactive and will you to take on the challenge.rise to a challenge. More specifically,we will provide space in thetimetable for you to propose, planand deliver a project that advancessustainability in the local community.We set no particular boundaries butit should be a focused activitydesigned to promote sustainabilityand to demonstrate the leadershipskills of our unique One Planet MBAstudents.
40 | The One Planet MBA Career coaching Our programme is personal. It is about sector or a not-for-profit organisation. developing your capability to progress You will be equipped with a mindset into a senior management or and the knowledge and skills to be a leadership position. Throughout the catalyst for change in the organisation programme you will have a mentor you join. We would naturally hope that who will coach, challenge and advise you will make your own significant on how your management and contribution to developing sustainable leadership skills can best be developed. business models for the future. Our dedicated MBA career coach can also advise on opportunities for job When you graduate you will not be shadowing, placements and suitable working alone. You will join the Exeter dissertation topics to maximise your MBA alumni community that stretches chances of success. across the globe. You will join the wider Exeter University alumni community We will also support you in your which extends to over 10,000 in 120 search for the next position in your countries. You will also be a part of career. We will help you articulate the One Planet Leaders Community your personal brand proposition, plan – a growing network of students and your career strategy, refine your CV executives who have benefited from and prepare for interviews. We will WWF, IMD and Exeter programmes. also introduce you to our extensive We hope you will engage and network of employer contacts, now contribute to these communities and further enhanced by our association share your experiences for everyone’s with WWF. benefit. We also hope you will return to Exeter to participate in the growing After your MBA we hope you will range of executive programmes secure your dream role in industry, we offer. commerce, the professions, the public
As a direct result of the ExeterMBA I have now made thatcareer change so many of usaspire to and have my ‘dreamjob’ as Managing Director ofa rapidly growing renewableenergy company.,Brian Kennelly, Managing Diretor, Earth Energy Ltd
42 | The One Planet MBA Full time and modular delivery The One Planet MBA is delivered in modules plus the project (depending two modes – full time and modular. on the credit weighting of the modules you choose). Each module Full time will be delivered intensively over a The year is divided into three periods: period of 4–5 days. You will take 6–7 • September 2011 to January 2012 modules in the first year and 6–7 in for the core fundamentals the second year, with a gap of around • January to May 2012 for integration 6–8 weeks between each module. and elective modules Your MBA project can be started at • June to September 2012 for the any time in the second year and can MBA project. be submitted after the completion of your final taught module. Some modules are taught on a weekly basis, eg three hours per The Executive MBA is designed week, whilst others are taught in a with flexibility in mind, to the extent compressed block, 4–5 days, and that it may also be possible to study shared with Executive MBA students. some modules on a weekly basis, eg every Tuesday, where such Executive modules are available in the full time The Executive MBA is designed for programme. In due course, we will those who wish to remain working also be offering a number of while completing their MBA. Delivered modules that can be completed over a period of just over two years, through a mix of face-to-face the programme also starts in contact and e-learning. September. You will take 12 or 13 The new One Planet MBA is an incredibly refreshing approach to developing and equipping our business leaders of the future with a genuine focus on long-term sustainability. Nigel Fenn ORGANISATIONAL AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SOUTH WEST WATER
The One Planet MBA | 45Entry requirementsAcademic qualifications Englishand work experience International students must showAdmission to the MBA programme is proficiency in the English language andusually dependent upon a good first degree have an appropriate qualification. You mustand a minimum of three years managerial therefore be able to provide evidence of theexperience. following at the level stated. • Certificate of Proficiency in English of theSome applicants have extensive work Cambridge Local Examinations Grade Bexperience but no formal degree. If this or aboveapplies to you, we may consider your • IELTS 7.00application if you can demonstrate • TOEFL 250evidence of professional training or • iBT TOEFL 100 +professional qualifications of an equivalentstanding to a degree. In very exceptional Additional requirementscircumstances we may consider applicants We also require two references (ideallywithout qualifications although this will be including one from your last university)subject to a test to establish your suitability together with a personal statementand potential for Masters study. explaining why you are interested in the One Planet MBA.Fees and scholarshipsTuition Fees Other Sources of FundingThe tuition fee for the One Planet MBA Alumni of the University are automaticallyis £19,000. Fees can either be paid in full entitled to an Alumni Scholarship of £1,000.at the start of the programme, or in In addition, the University offers a range ofinstalments. scholarships and bursaries. You can find more information on these on theMBA Scholarships Scholarships, Bursaries and StudentshipsScholarships will be awarded on a pages of the University’s website, whichdiscretionary basis, with eligibility assessed includes a searchable funding database.using information provided in the applicationform and the personal statement. For more information on scholarships and other sources of funding, please visit ourIn 2011, the Business School will be website www.oneplanetmba.orgoffering a number of Scholarships up to amaximum of £5,000 towards tuition fees.
46 | The One Planet MBA A stunning environment If you choose to study at Exeter you will the facilities you could wish for. It is a have the benefit of one of the most vibrant and friendly place with a real spacious and attractive campuses of any sense of history and an exciting arts and UK university. Devon really is a beautiful social scene. place to be. We are perfectly located: minutes from the coast in one direction So, when you need to unwind from your and minutes from the rugged wilderness MBA studies, you couldn’t find a more of Dartmoor in the other. We are on a varied environment in which to relax. mainline railway and motorway direct to Whether it’s cycling, surfing, antique Bristol and London. browsing, theatre, live music, hiking, sailing, coasteering or bird-watching that Exeter is the major business city of interests you, they are all readily available the South West of England, and has all on the doorstep. Accommodation The University of Exeter guarantees from EU and UK postgraduates are an offer of a place in University owned, considered. More information on managed or approved accommodation University accommodation can be found for all international* students in their at www.exeter.ac.uk/accommodation first year of study, so long as you apply by the stated deadline. Once The Accommodation Office also international students have been maintains a database of privately- housed – and if there is any further owned rental property at accommodation available – applications www.exeterstudentpad.co.uk *international students are defined as those paying international fees (see your academic offer letter for further clarification)
48 | The One Planet MBA Who to contact For general enquiries, please contact Julie Hargreaves at: The MBA Office University of Exeter Business School Streatham Court Rennes Drive Exeter EX4 4PU UNITED KINGDOM Tel +44 (0)1392 724494 Email email@example.com Applications Details of how to apply and the qualifications you need can be found at www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/ mba/apply
TruroHow to find usBy rail By carExeter has two railway stations – The M4/M5 links Exeter directly toExeter St Davids (main station) London, the Midlands, South Walesand Central Station. Exeter St Davids and the North. The average journeyStation is approximately 10 minutes time from either London or thewalk from the Streatham Campus Midlands is 3 hours.and taxis are available. The averagejourney time from London Paddington By planeis 2 hours 30 minutes to Exeter. Use Direct flights operate into ExeterNational Rail Enquiries to plan your from Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam,route. For passenger information Geneva and airports in the Unitedtelephone 08457 484950. Kingdom including Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow,By coach Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford,National Express coaches (08705 Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich808080) call at Exeter Coach Station. and St Marys.The local D bus connects the coachstation to Streatham campus. Getoff the bus at the top of The QueensDrive.
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