Master of Business Administration (Gaming)

KEY FACTS

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Faculty:
School of Business

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Study Options:
Full/Part Time

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Start Date:
Sept 2024

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Level:
Postgraduate

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Course Length:
1/2/4 Years

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Fees:

All Students Full-time: £12,500* per annum
All Students Part-time: £6,250* per annum
All Students Flexible: £3,125* per annum

*(Annual fees will remain the same price for the duration of your studies) 

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About this programme

The MBA (Gaming) has been designed to equip you with a systematic understanding of relevant knowledge about gaming organisations, their external context and how they are managed. It will expose you to a wide range of issues and challenges faced by management within the gaming sector, as they strive to make organisations successful, sustainable and responsible stakeholders in society.
You will develop relevant conceptual, analytical, functional, operational and critical thinking capabilities to equip you to confidently address a range of organisational and managerial responsibilities in gaming organisations. You will learn how to apply your learning to your professional experience and to reflect on current practice.
The MBA (Gaming) is practically orientated, providing a grounding in all key aspects of business (e.g., accounting and finance, marketing, management, leadership, strategy) with a view to developing leaders within the gaming sector.
School of Business
Postgraduate Prospectus 2023
Programme Specification

Industry-relevant education with a focus on employability

“I joined the MBA Gaming program at Gibraltar University to merge my industry experience and technical skills with formal business education to enhance my career in the gaming world."

"So far, the program is both challenging and fulfilling. Studying all the necessary materials takes a lot of time and effort, but it is satisfying to gain knowledge and a better understanding of the best business practices.”

Lukas KloucekMBA Gaming Student

Modules

Delivered by expert teaching staff and industry experts, the MBA (Gaming) is designed to ensure our graduates feel prepared to take on leadership roles.

Semester 1

Accounting and Reporting

This module examines accounting from a holistic perspective by examining not only financial and management accounting from the perspective of those companies engaged in the gaming industry, but also those sources of value that include the social, environmental, and governance impacts of their business activities.

Marketing Management

This module offers a conceptual basis for making marketing decisions in the fast-changing gaming industry where organisations face competitive, social and environmental challenges in delivering customer value and achieving their business objectives. Marketing management requires a broad understanding of consumer behaviour and contemporary marketing strategies related to product development and management, pricing, distribution and communication, to enable decision making that reflects an understanding of their ethical, social and sustainability impacts.

Managing New Technologies

This module provides the theoretical framework that will allow students to gain a critical understanding of the importance of management information systems within the gaming industry. They will also be introduced to dynamic new technologies and will examine the possibilities that new technologies would bring to these organisations.

Managing People

This module concentrates on how people are managed as a resource, particularly within the fast-paced gaming industry, and how best to leverage the important resource they provide, while also behaving responsibly and ethically. The module also includes a focus on written skills, as this is key to most business settings where HR and other managers must compete for limited resources.

Semester 2

Leadership and Managing Change

This module focuses on responsible leadership of change which is leadership that not only anticipates, plans and implements change efficiently and effectively but does so in an environmentally sustainable way, with a high regard for ethical principles and due care for the interests of stakeholders.

Managerial Finance

In this module, we provide a framework for companies to make optimal decisions to achieve their objective. Conventionally, we regard this as being to maximise their value, but very early in the module, we critically discuss the limitations and implications of this assumption in light of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. There will also be a focus on the implications for companies operating within the gaming sector.

Compliance Leadership

This module will provide a deep theoretical understanding of compliance, its role in society and the economy, the models and approaches used, and the fundamental policy, legal and regulatory instruments of compliance. In addition to providing a comparative global overview of gambling compliance, the module will provide a detailed examination of compliance frameworks in key jurisdictions: Gibraltar, the UK and one member country of the European Union (to be selected annually). Guest experts will offer local knowledge and experience.

Strategic Decision Making

This module focuses on strategic management as a dynamic process that deals with the challenges posed by the highly turbulent and global environment of the 21st century, with a particular focus on those organisations operating within the gaming sector. It is designed to sharpen students’ ability to think strategically, to evaluate organisational situations from a strategic perspective and to reach sound strategic decisions.

Semester 3

Capstone Project

The aim of this module is to consolidate students’ learning acquired throughout their MBA (Gaming) into a single Capstone Project. Students will carry out an independent study on a topic of their choice within the gaming industry. They will have the opportunity to apply the comprehensive theoretical knowledge, understanding and skills that they obtained throughout the MBA (Gaming) to an area of interest within either their own workplace setting, or a gaming organisation of their own choosing.

Expert Teaching Staff

Meet your lecturer , Judith Glynn, Currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Gibraltar’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming, Glynn teaches the Compliance and Leadership module on the MBA Gaming programme. Her teaching methodology integrates lectures, case studies, and student-led discussions, ensuring practical applications of regulatory concepts.
Read Judith's Full Spotlight Here

Developed with input from industry and researchers

The programme’s curriculum was designed with input from Gibraltar’s gaming industry, and researchers from the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming, a multi-disciplinary group of internationally recognised specialists in the area of Gaming and Gambling research.

“Developed with input from Gibraltar’s gaming industry, our MBA (Gaming) programme is designed to provide a unique and valuable perspective on the intersection of business and technology in the rapidly growing gaming industry. With a focus on both theory and practical applications, this programme offers the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the industry and the skills necessary to drive innovation and success.”

Áine PanterHead of School (Business)

“This industry is highly regulated and increasingly global. The content of each module is customised for this sector, drawing on management theory, academic research, and international industry experience, with a special focus on the Gibraltar legal framework. The program will position executives and emerging leaders for career success and growth.”

Prof Zsolt Demetrovics, PhD, DScChair of Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming

Why Gibraltar?

With over 30 licensed gaming operators based in Gibraltar, it has long been considered a gaming hub.
The British Overseas Territory boasts a thriving business environment and a top-notch regulatory framework, making it the perfect place to land your dream job in the gaming industry.
With exciting opportunities in operations, marketing, customer service, and technology, Gibraltar offers an endless array of career paths for ambitious professionals. Plus, its proximity to the UK and Europe means endless opportunities for international travel and networking.
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Study at your pace

Pursuing a degree at your own pace can help you achieve your educational goals while still maintaining a healthy work-study-life balance.

Full-Time

Those who choose to study on a full-time basis will complete the MBA (Gaming) in 1 year.
Studying full-time requires 16 hours of class time a week, and 32 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.

Part-Time

Those who choose to study on a part-time basis will complete the MBA (Gaming) in 2 years.
Studying Part-time requires 8 hours of class time a week, and 16 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.

Flexible

Those who choose to study on a flexible basis will complete the MBA (Gaming) in 4 years.
Studying Flexible time requires 4 hours of class time a week, and 8 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.

Speak to our Student Experience Team

Want to find out more about the Master of Business Administration (Gaming)?
Schedule a video call to speak to a member of our Student Experience Team. Christian, Michelle, Vanessa and Bethany are on-hand to talk to you about all things University of Gibraltar!
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QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education. All our degrees are globally recognised.

 

“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”
Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.

Entry Requirements

Typically, all applicants will:

  • Possess a good undergraduate degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent.
  • Be able to communicate ideas effectively in writing, in discussions and presentations. Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet are expected.
  • Have work experience; we value diversity of experience in our student body, therefore we welcome applications from recent graduates who have undertaken meaningful placements as well as those with all levels of work experience. We are more interested in the impact that you have had in your workplace than the length of time spent.

If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply, as all applications are considered.

English Language Requirements:

  • An overall IELTS test result of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson’s Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency). If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply as we will consider your application.
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Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references. For guidelines on personal statements and references please click here.

Fees

Programme Fee (per annum) Years
Home Full-Time £12,500 1
Home Part-Time £6,250 2
Home Flexible £3,125 4
International and EU £14,500 1 (For 2024, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

Fees are subject to indexation.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University of Gibraltar hosts or directly offers a limited number of scholarship programmes to support your studies. These scholarships are highly competitive; they are available to support undergraduate, Master’s degree and PhD programmes and are made available to students based on certain criteria.

Am I eligible?

If you have been resident in Gibraltar for more than five years then, once you receive your offer letter from the University of Gibraltar, you can apply to the Department of Education for funding.

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