AMBA-ACCREDITED

Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth


Age: 26

History: The school was originally created in 1985, but became a faculty within the University of Portsmouth in 1994. The MBA programmes have been offered for more than 20 years.

Address: New, purpose-built accommodation offering a state-of-the-art learning environment within the City campus, close to the city's historic dockyard.

Ambience: Enjoying some of the best weather in the UK, Portsmouth is a lively and cosmopolitan city, with excellent road and rail links, regional airports and ferries to continental Europe.

Vital statistics: The school has around 4,200 students (including over 1,000 postgraduates), 150 academic staff and 11 professors. Courses include the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) and several PhDs. The school also offers executive education and programmes across all business and management disciplines.

Added value: The MBA programme aims to combine applied problem solving, professional development and masterclasses.

Easy to get into? For the part-time executive MBA programme you'll need a degree and five years' work experience, although non-graduates with significant managerial experience are also encouraged to apply.

Gurus: Neil Rackham, visiting professor in sales and marketing; Professor Charlotte Rayner, expert on bullying at work; Professor Ed Borodzicz, risk, crisis and security management, disaster response, business continuity and terrorism.

International connections: Collaborative programmes in Bulgaria, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Moscow and Singapore. The school runs a BA in European Business in partnership with universities in France, Germany and Spain which attracts a generous student ERASMUS grant.

Student profile: A mix of part-time and full-time undergraduates, postgraduates and international students from around the world. The average age on the part-time executive MBA programme is 39, while on the full-time international option it's 31.

Cost: The MBA is £13,800 for UK and EU participants or £15,250 for overseas students.

Return on investment: Former student Andrea Rappe, now at IBM, says: "The MBA clarified my future career direction. It was the catalyst for a career development opportunity in my current organisation."

Who's the boss? Ann Ridley is the Dean.

Prospectus: www.port.ac.uk/pbs +44 (0)23 9284 8200; bus.admissions@port.ac.uk

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Student

Recruitment Genius: Graduate Software Developer

£18000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Graduate Software Developer i...

AER Teachers: Graduate Primary TA - West London - Autumn

£65 - £75 per day + competitive rates: AER Teachers: The school is seeking gra...

AER Teachers: Graduate Secondary TA - West London

£65 - £75 per day + competitive rates: AER Teachers: The school is seeking gra...

Ashdown Group: Graduate Developer - Surrey - £25,000

£20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Graduate Developer - Croy...

SPONSORED FEATURES

Day In a Page

Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
8 best children's clocks

Tick-tock: 8 best children's clocks

Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones