University of Northampton
MBA / MBA (Top-up)

Programme Objectives

To succeed in business, you require more than just business skills. The Master of Business Administration is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates.
This unique MBA will suit those that are aspiring business professionals without previous business or management experience but who have a clear interest in and passion for Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
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 will teach you the theory of effective management practice and equip you with 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 knowledge based solutions to business issues. You will be able to think and operate in a different way to your colleagues, which is essential in today’s global business arena.


Program Structure

Master of Business Administration
Modules:
1. Critical Issues in Business
2. Managing and Organisational Behaviour
3. Financial Decision Making
4. Managing Operations and the Supply Chain
5. Competitive Strategy and Innovation
6. Strategic Marketing
7. International Business Negotiation
8. Complete the Entrepreneurship Project
9. Complete the Business Research Project


Master of Business Administration (Top-up)
Modules:
1. Critical Issues in Business
2. Complete the Business Research Project


Assessments

The programme is highly business and enterprise focused with an emphasis on real life business situations and problems. As such it has a mixture of assessment involving assignments, case studies and examinations.


Mode of Study

The programme will be delivered via on-line mode.


Duration

Total recommended duration for MBA is 24 months and maximum is 36 months.
Total recommended duration for MBA (Top-Up) is 12 months and maximum is 27 months.


Entry Requirements

  • MBA applicants will normally be expected to hold a first or second class honours degree of a British university or equivalent. / MBA (Top-Up) applicants will normally be expected to hold one of the recognized progression qualifications e.g. A Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) from Edexcel, ABE, NCC.
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant management experience is required for admission onto the course.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capabilities at an approved level (TOEFL; IELTS; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate etc).