Taught course

Master of Business Administration Executive

Institution
University of Northampton · Northampton Business School
Qualifications
MBA

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a first or second class honours degree of a British university or equivalent and must always have a minimum of 2 years relevant management experience. The University of Northampton admission procedures enable the admission of students with prior credit or experiential learning. As this PG qualification will attract professional practitioners and managers, students may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measureable prior learning or professional experience. English language requirements: 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

September, February

Course content

The MBA programmes at Northampton Business School are carefully designed to offer in depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. To succeed in business, you require more than just business skills. The Master of Business Administration Executive is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals.

The MBA Executive is available to study part time or by distance learning. These modes of study have been selected and tailored to meet the needs of practising senior or potential senior managers in all sectors of employment.

Obtaining an MBA at the University of Northampton will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills which will enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA Executive will improve management practice and equip you with essential leadership skills, confidence and competence to assist your industry and achieving your organisation’s objectives. You will think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge based solutions to business issues. You will learn to think and operate differently which is essential in today’s global business arena.

The MBA Executive is great for networking. Throughout the programme, you will study alongside professionals from a range of organisations, industries and countries exchanging experiences, insights and best practice. You will join a community of influential tutors, business professionals and MBA alumni. Current staff and past MBA students from this university span the globe and offer extensive, diverse, cross cultural business experiences.

The programme has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes, enabling you to develop your effectiveness as a practising manager and create opportunities for your organisation to improve on their performance.

The MBA Executive method of teaching is participative, enabling participants to consider issues in an organisation wide or total business context. Skills in analysing business and organisational problems are emphasised, as is the ability to recognise and exploit opportunities. The development of strategies and plans for business or departmental improvement is a major theme.

As you would expect from a postgraduate degree, this programme is demanding in terms of entry, rigour and workload and will require commitment and dedication from participants.

MBA Masterclasses

For MBA Executive part time and distance learning students, you will be invited to attend a series of MBA masterclasses (five in total on Saturday's 10-4pm) which would link to your modules.

The MBA Masterclasses are not a compulsory part of your study however, they give you the opportunity to enhance your study, meet with the module leader and network with fellow MBA students.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Introductory Certificate

The CIM Introductory Certificate provides an internationally recognised qualification in marketing. We provide all the materials necessary to prepare you for this award as part of your course fees. In order to achieve this award, two CIM assessments must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.

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

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA business event (Brussels in 2014/15) in their first year. The MBA business event is optional and the cost should not exceed £250 for flights and accommodation (If travelling from the UK). Students normally allow an additional £250 for their expenses.

Please Note: Additional fees, over and above your course fees, will be payable for the optional elements, for example for travel and accommodation for the Business Event or by the examination or membership bodies for membership and assessments associated with the qualifications.

Course modules (16/17):

Critical Issues in Business - Core module Y

Management and Organisational Behaviour - Core module Y

Leadership in a Changing Context - Core module Y

Strategic Marketing - Core module Y

How can businesses gain competitive advantage in a dynamic and complex marketplace?

Managing Operations and the Supply Chain - Core module Y

Competitive Strategy and Innovation - Core module Y

Financial Decision Making - Core module Y

Business Research Project - Core module Y

Qualification and course duration

MBA

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
study@northampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1604 735500
Fax
+44 (0)1604 713029