If you are seeking skills and knowledge to pursue a career in management, this programme will equip graduates from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.
This programme is specifically designed to provide pre-experience career preparation and post-experience career progression opportunities to those from any disciplinary background at undergraduate level with the aspiration to enter or progress more rapidly in their business or management careers. Building on your existing capabilities from your first discipline, the programme will develop your conceptual and theoretical understanding of business and management issues, problems and opportunities.
Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online university learning space for students. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through nile.northampton.ac.uk. We also have a mobile app so you can stay connected to the University of Northampton wherever you are; iNorthampton is available for Android and Apple mobile devices.
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
The University of Northampton
Boughton Green Road
How you will study
Core learning will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities. You will be supported throughout the process by our great teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.
*Modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them in specified times.
What you will study
This programme is 30 months in duration. The academic year is split into trimesters. For a September start you will study as follows;
- Trimester one – September to December
- Trimester two – January to April
- Trimester three – May to July
Trimester one – September to December
- You will study one module; Organisational Behaviour.
Trimester two – January to April
- You will study one module; Marketing: Principles and Management.
Trimester three – May to July
- You will study one module; Managing Finance and Information.
Trimester four – September to December
- You will study one module; Strategic Management.
Trimester five – January to April
- You will study two modules; Managing across Cultures and Dissertation and Research Methods. You will commence work on your Dissertation.
Trimester six – May to July
- You will study two modules; Managing Operations in the Supply Chain Context and Dissertation and Research Methods. You will continue work on your Dissertation.
Trimester seven – September to December
- You will complete your Dissertation.
For further information on course content and modules please refer to the NILE site.
Per module you should expect to spend between 10/20 hours per week engaging with online activities and study through NILE as well as self-directed study time. Typical time to completion is 30 months.
A variety of individual and group based assessments are used, these include research papers, essays, business reports, case studies and portfolios, as well as a dissertation
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Minimum 2:2 in relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 16/17 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Distance Learning:||£2,720 Year 1 (80 Credits) £3,400 Year 2 (100 Credits|
Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2016/17 either full time or part time* may be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 Postgraduate Loan (PGL) through Student Finance England.
*Maximum period of study allowed for part time courses is two years.