UWTSD Business students pitch to a panel of experts as part of induction week


First year MBA students at Swansea Business campus will kick-start their course by pitching to a panel of experts as part of their induction week.

Swansea Business Campus has delivered its MBA programme to students from around the world for over twenty years. The MBA is an internationally respected general management qualification, which enhances the skills and competences of experienced managers, but also provides a launch into a management career for more recent graduates.

The programme reflects the realities of the local as well as the international marketplace through its collaborations with a broad range of potential employers. As a result the programme’s aims, learning outcomes and content remain closely aligned with professional outcomes ensuring the relevancy of the programme for students looking to enter a dynamic business environment.

Employability is a key focus at UWTSD, with an applied, employment-based approach to all programmes. All courses are designed to instil in graduates the attributes desired by employers, e.g. innovation, creativity, an enterprising mind-set and responsiveness to unexpected events or tasks.

The induction week, which gets underway this week, is intended to launch students on the MBA journey, facilitating opportunities for them to develop on a personal as well as professional level to help shape successful futures.

It will include talks by second year students on September 27, who will share their experiences and will culminate in the pitch before a panel of UWTSD and industry experts at Swansea’s Tech Hub on October 4.

MBA Programme Director Jayne Williams said: “Students will be provided with opportunities to get acquainted with their peers in a creative working environment in Swansea’s Tech Hub. Working in teams, they will be challenged to come up with innovative business ideas which will be finally presented to a judging panel made up of UWTSD staff and external associates as well as to local entrepreneurs at Design Swansea to be held on Thursday 4th October at Tech Hub café. “

The induction week will be a precursor to project week to be held in Tech Hub café from Monday 5th – Friday 9th November.

MBA student Saveeta DeAlwis said: “It’s wonderful to be able to work with fellow students from different nations as they all bring varying ideas to the table. Group discussions bring out new ideas and perspectives from individuals and this helps us to learn more from each other.”

Che Fresnoza added: ‘”It has been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences for me. Our class composed of people with diverse backgrounds and sharing insights with them has helped me understand the value of learning from different perspectives.”

Yuliana Oleska said: “The most important thing I learnt during my MBA experience is that there is no need to be afraid of making mistakes because there is no right and wrong answer. It depends on the arguments we provide. This made me feel free to experiment and explore innovative business ideas in depth.”

The online MBA can also be studied at UWTSD through the Wales-Ducere Office in association with Ducere Global Business School. This collaboration is particularly attractive to global businesses as professional career development for their executives who will have access to insights from over 250 global leaders and business innovators as part of their studies.

The Wales-Ducere Office will also facilitate an applied industry project with a major industry partner in Part Two. 

Visit the Ducere Global Business School for further information and for enquiries please contact enquiries@ducere.ac.uk.