Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree of a British university or equivalent. Work experience is useful but is not a pre-requisite so long as applicants can demonstrate a clear passion for and interest in business and or enterprise. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capability at a level approved by the university. The level required for study on masters degree courses is IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MBA programmes are carefully designed to offer you in-depth knowledge of critical business areas and functions. The Master of Business Administration is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates.

If you aspire to be a business professional and do not have any previous business or management experience studying our MBA will allow you to achieve this. Our MBA course is available to study full-time or via distance learning.

Studying our MBA course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills which will enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA will teach you the theory of effective management practice and equip you with the essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you when you venture into your chosen industry. You will learn to think laterally, challenge convention and offer informed solutions to business issues. You will gain valuable skills that will set you apart from colleagues, allowing you to progress to your full career potential.

Course content

The MBA has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes. Your assignments will focus on business and management situations and will develop your strategic thinking and business and management knowledge.

The MBA method of teaching is participative, allowing you to consider issues in an organisation or total business context. Your skills in analysing business and organisational problems are enhanced, as well as your recognition of potential business opportunities.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) membership grade

The CMI is the leading management organisation in the UK with a developing reputation across the world. Membership of the CMI provides you with significant benefits in networking, access to information and research.

You will receive a CMI Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership (included as part of your course fees) throughout your studies and this will continue to be valid for 12 months after you have graduated from the course.

Please note: This is only applicable to those who are studying full-time on campus or via distance learning directly through The University of Northampton. The CMI level 7 award will be dependent on passing all of the associated MBA CMI modules.

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Award

PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments) is the internationally recognised project management programme. Online learning materials are provided as part of your course fees. Additional PRINCE2 assessment must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.

MBA Business Event

You will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA business event. The MBA business event is optional and the cost should not exceed £500 for flights and accommodation (if you are travelling from the UK). You should allow an additional £100 (approximately) for your own expenses.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
18 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01604 735500