100% online MBA
Organisations of all sizes are required to operate across increasingly complex global environments, and to navigate organisational and cultural boundaries in a considerate way. This postgraduate course will develop critical and integrative analytical, creative thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, and key organisational and communication skills, as well as a quantitative and qualitative grounding in research methods, preparing you to prosper in a variety of roles in global workplaces.
Your postgraduate learning experience will be led by international academics who are experts in their field and active researchers, and will bring new perspectives and global expertise in business and management. You will grow your global network, interacting with fellow MBA students from all over the world in our innovative online learning environment.
When you study the MBA course, you will learn how to communicate complex information to stakeholders,, drawing on key themes of business management relating to diversity, sustainability, and global citizenship. You will be provided with the academic and personal skills needed to make a positive contribution to your employer, whatever sector that may be in. Course content will also encourage you to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses, which will support professional development and personal growth.
As this distance learning MBA programme is studied part-time, you can continue to work full-time, develop your career and earn while you learn. You will also be able to apply your learning to your current role, allowing you to progress towards your career goals without taking a study break. With six start dates a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can start your studies in weeks.
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014, excluding specialist institutions which submitted fewer than four units of assessment
If English isn’t your first language you may need to provide evidence of your ability, we accept:
Applicants who have completed a degree in English in the last seven years or who have completed work experience at an English-speaking organisation within the last two years may also be considered.
Strategy in Practice (15 credits)
This module explores management strategy and focuses on being a leader for the future. It provides an overview of strategic management theories and pays particular attention to ethical leadership and global citizenship and their impact on organisations.
Managing Business Operations (15 credits)
This module focuses upon operations management and how the interplay between strategy and operations is managed. It covers the activities of modern operations management and examines how business strategy affects business operations.
Managing Financial Resources and Risk (15 credits)
This module specially aims to give you an understanding of financial management, and the financial resources and risks within an organisation. It enables the interpretation of financial statements from business, facilitates investment and funding decisions perspectives, and explores a range of possible financial risks.
Contemporary Issues in Leadership (15 credits)
This module explores issues within senior management and leadership in organisations. It provides an in-depth view on developing a team drawing on management theories. Grounded in themes such as global citizenship, sustainability and celebrating diversity and difference, this module explores contemporary issues surrounding leadership and management within organisations.
Marketing and Society (15 credits)
This module examines marketing for businesses in a global society and explores the marketing challenges that all organisations face. It aims to study marketing management for businesses in global settings and to develop the capacity to learn and engage with the opportunities and challenges of communicating brand images and corporate values across national, linguistic and cultural borders to a variety of consumers. It also considers a variety of methods, including new social media, as a mechanism of distributing knowledge and information.
Leading and Managing Organisational Change (15 credits)
This module examines change practices within organisations. It aims to provide a critical introduction to theories of change and explores, through a variety of cases both real and simulated, how they can shape effective practice.
Managing Across Cultures (15 credits)
This module explores culture in organisations and how culture(s) influences organisations. This module aims to provide an understanding of how culture in all its forms influences people’s behaviour in organisations and its impact on human resource and management practices.
Contemporary Topics in Global Business (15 credits)
This module focuses on new, relevant and up-to-date macro and micro topics that affect businesses. It explores how people and processes interact to shape the global business environment while considering the political and economic factors that affect organisations.
Foundations of Business Consultancy (15 credits)
This module focuses on the research skills needed to perform consultancy within an organisation. It provides an introduction to a range of research skills which will enable consultancy work to be conducted within an organisation.
Consultancy Proposal and Pitch (15 credits)
This module encourages your creativity to produce a valid and robust proposal for a consultancy project and to pitch your idea in a Dragon’s Den style environment. It provides the opportunity to create a valid and robust proposal for carrying out a consultancy piece of work within an organisation, including rigorous consideration of the ethics process.
MBA Consultancy Portfolio (30 credits)
This module is the culmination of the MBA journey. It encapsulates all the knowledge and experience that you have learned throughout your course and is presented in the framework of a portfolio exploring a management problem or issue. It allows you to apply your knowledge and skills learned throughout the course to a specific issue(s) identified within an organisation, to establish a method of researching it and to be able to present a rigorous and sound solution.