Posted 21 March 2006
STUDENTS at Harper Adams University College are celebrating after getting over the first hurdle of their MBA.
Chris Owen, one of the students on the course, chose an MBA after working for 20-years in the nursing profession.
Commenting on the course, Mrs Owen, 42, said: “I am really enjoying the experience at Harper Adams. The teaching is carried out in small groups and we get a lot of support from tutors.
“It is definitely a business orientated course and not just agriculture based, which means you can use your expertise in any area once you have completed the course.
“Completing the MBA one module at a time was also a deciding factor for me as it allowed me to concentrate on one thing at a time and juggle it with my many other commitments.
“It is absolutely perfect and I want the business course at Harper Adams to be as well known as businesses courses elsewhere. The university college has a fantastic reputation for the degree courses and this should be carried on into the MBA course.”
Mrs Owen, who hopes to open and run a conference centre on her farm in Welshpool on completion of the course, will have to successfully complete eight modules and a dissertation before September.
Geoff Black, the MBA course manager, commented on the award, saying: “The Harper Adams MBA is designed to help people achieve a high level management career.
“This highly regarded business qualification can help improve graduate job opportunities, aid career progression or a change of direction and secure higher salaries.
“Students also develop a host of transferable knowledge and skills, increase their self-confidence and find the challenge intellectually stimulating.
“The Harper Adams’ MBA offers several specialist routes, enabling students to tailor their course to a specific profession or interest, a move which has been welcomed by industry.”
For more information on the MBA courses at Harper Adams University College, log onto or call 01952 815000 (Admissions) or 01952 820280 (General Enquiries).