MBA Information Request

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Dear Durham University,

I am currently looking at studying an MBA however with so much choice within the market I would like to know some more background and operational information which is not available on all the Universities website I am look at.

I would like to know the following information

1. Total MBA Budget per year, per course e.g. full time/part-time/flexible/executive
1.1 If possible how much of this is spent on teaching, overseas trips and scholarships.
2. The number of none academic staff that support the above courses e.g. recruitment staff/administration staff/ operational staff. Can this information be provided with if they are full time, part time etc, and the type of contact and job title
3. The number of academic staff that teach on the programme with the following information a) number of female and males, the number that have PhD's, the number that have practical non academic experience in business.
4. The size of the last two years MBA student body (number of students on each course)
5. The number of different nationalities within the student body over the last two years.
6. The female to male ratio for students in the last two years.

If calcification is required please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully,

Katie Kidd

ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Ms Kidd

Freedom of Information Request

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Information Governance Unit
Durham University

Information Governance Unit, University Secretary’s Office
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ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Ms Kidd

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University.
Colleagues have provided the information below in response to your
questions.

 

I am currently looking at studying an MBA however with so much choice
within the market I would like to know some more background and
operational information which is not available on all the Universities
website I am look at.

 

I would like to know the following information

 

1. Total MBA Budget per year, per course e.g. full
time/part-time/flexible/executive

The University confirms that it holds this information. However, the
University declines your request for release under Section 43 (2) of the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA). Section 43 (2) of the FoIA exempts
information from release where its disclosure under the Act would, or
would be likely to, prejudice substantially the commercial interests of
any person or public authority. As section 43 (2) is a qualified
exemption, the University has conducted a public interest test and have
concluded that whilst we recognise that disclosure of the requested
information may allow the public to better understand the University’s
cost of delivering courses, disclosure of the information in conjunction
with other statistical data that has been provided in response to your
request including student numbers and staffing information would be likely
to prejudice the University’s commercial interests as this type of
information would be of great value to our competitors.   

 

1.1 If possible how much of this is spent on teaching, overseas trips and
scholarships.

Please see response to Question 1.

 

2. The number of none academic staff that support the above courses e.g.
recruitment staff/administration staff/ operational staff. Can this
information be provided with if they are full time, part time etc, and the
type of contact and job title

 

Total 23
Full time 18
Part Time 5
Permanent 19
Fixed Term 4

 

Job titles (please note, these include all titles that related to the MBA
programme, including senior managers.  These more senior roles may not
actively work on the programme day-to-day but support the teams that do
so):

ADMISSIONS ASSISTANT
ASSISTANT PROGRAMME MANAGER
ASST POST GRADUATE ADMISSIONS MANAGER
CAREER CONSULTANT
CAREER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
CORPORATE RELATIONS MANAGER
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
MARKETING OFFICER
POSTGRADUATE ADMISSIONS MANAGER
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES MANAGER
PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR
PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
PROJECT COORDINATOR
RECRUITER RELATIONS MANAGER
SENIOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
SENIOR MARKETING RELATIONS OFFICER
SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGER
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

 

 

3. The number of academic staff that teach on the programme with the
following information a) number of female and males, the number that have
PhD's, the number that have  practical non academic experience in
business.

 

Total: 17
Male: 13
Female: 4
PhD Yes: 16
PhD No: 1

 

Please note information is not held to respond to ‘practical non academic
experience in business’.

 

4. The size of the last two years MBA student body (number of students on
each course)

 

2016

EBS – 25

FT MBA – 57

Online MBA (April) – 49

Online MBA (October) – No Intake

 

2017

EBS – 18

FT MBA – 46

Online MBA (April) – 82

Online MBA (October) – 70

 

5. The number of different nationalities within the student body over the
last two years.

63 different nationalities across the 2 years (all programmes included)

 

6. The female to male ratio for students in the last two years.

 

2016

EBS – 20:80
FT MBA – 40:60
Online MBA (April) – 22:78
Online MBA (October) – No intake

 

2017

EBS – 28:72  
FT MBA – 33:67
Online MBA (April) – 22:78
Online MBA (October) – 30:70

 

Please note that the information provided in response to questions four,
five and six covers programmes which started from January 2016 to January
2018.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Donna Walker

Information Governance Officer

Durham University

 

 

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