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Master of Business Administration Distance Learning MBA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    Distance Learning: 2 years

  • Starting:

    January
    September

  • Fees UK:

    Year One: £5,535
    Year Two: £5,535

  • Fees International:

    Year One: £5,535
    Year Two: £5,535

  • Location:

    Distance Learning

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

Overview


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a prestigious globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates. Even if you do not have previous business or management experience, studying for an MBA, can support your career progression.  It is designed to develop a broad range of skills required for careers in business and management and exposes you to many areas of business including business strategy, finance, marketing, operations management and human resources management.

The course is available as a two-year Distance Learning MBA, with a September and January intake.

Studying for an MBA through distance learning, gives you the benefit of being able to balance study with your commitments at work and at home. You can enjoy the flexibility to study at your convenience without the need to travel or physically attend classes. Please note the modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them during specified times.

Updated 11/11/2021

Highlights


  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership throughout the course of study and 12 months after graduation*
  • PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Award**
  • Extensive online materials to support your studies

Course Content


  • Your teaching will be provided online enabling you to balance study with your commitments at work and home, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities.

    You will have online access to course materials and assessment information. Throughout the process, you will be aided by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you. You will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online.

    Within this two-year programme, you will study the following modules, all of which are compulsory:

    Year One

    • Competitive Strategy and Innovation (20 Credits)
    • Critical Issues in Business (10 Credits)
    • Managing Operations and the Supply Chain (20 Credits)
    • Managing and Organisational Behaviour (20 Credits)
    • Financial Decision Making (20 Credits)

    Year Two

    • Strategic Marketing (20 Credits)
    • The Entrepreneurship Report (20 credits)
    • Business Management Research in Practice (30 Credits)
    • International Business Negotiation (20 Credits)

    You can find more information about modules on the Award Map.

  • If you hold a first or second class honours degree from a British university or equivalent achieved from a verified institution, you will be eligible to apply for this course. Work experience is useful but not essential, so long as you can demonstrate a clear passion and interest in business and/or enterprise.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements page.

    If you would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

  • 22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Distance Learning: £5,535 in Year One (90 credits), £5,535 * in Year Two (90 credits)

    * May be subject to inflationary increase in year 2.

    21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Distance Learning: £5,400 in Year One (90 credits), £5,400* in Year Two (90 credits)

    * May be subject to inflationary increase in year 2.

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Special Features


This MBA course is designed to provide you with the general management skills that global businesses demand. It combines the study of critical business areas and leadership skills with additional recognition, qualifications and activities.

  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership*

The CMI is the leading management organisation in the UK with a developing reputation across the world. Membership provides 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 the course and this will continue to be valid for 12 months after you have graduated.

  • 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 which you can register onto. Additional PRINCE2 assessment must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study and there is a fee for taking the PRINCE2 assessment.

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