Master of Business Administration – Finance MBA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 1 Year
    Full Time with Placement: 18 - 24 Months

  • Starting:

    September

  • UK Fees 23/24:

    £11,800

  • Placement Fees 23/24:

    £1000

  • International Fees 23/24:

    £17,500

  • Location:

    Waterside

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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 893981

Overview


MBA Finance is a named pathway of our standard MBA programme. It is ideal for individuals who are progressing to finance-related positions at management and board level, as it equips learners with the knowledge and critical understanding of contemporary themes relevant to managing successful businesses, with specialist knowledge of finance.

It includes a variety of finance-related modules that are designed to improve technical and sophisticated understanding of financial matters such as corporate financing and risk management as well as investing and trading in global markets. This course is available Full Time with work placement option, September intake only.

To apply for Placement route, please click below. To apply for Non-Placement route, please click the Apply Now button.

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Updated 15/11/2022

Highlights


  • Opportunity for 6 months or 12 months paid work placement
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership *
  • MBA business trip **
  • PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Award***

Industry Work Placement Option

You can elect to participate in a Work Placement – completing the modules ‘Career Futures: Employability Skills’ and ‘Work-Based Project’. The year in industry will develop your real-world experience and you will undertake an applied research project that identifies and provides a response to an industry-specific problem.

Your placement will last between six and 12 months, must be appropriate to your level of study and should also be paid. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer.

Whilst on placement you will attend two full-day workshops held at the University, and complete a work-based project on the organisation in which you are working.

Course Content


  • Studying our MBA Finance pathway will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills and enhancing your business knowledge and understanding.

    You will learn to think laterally, challenge convention and offer informed solutions to business issues. You will gain valuable skills that will set you apart from colleagues, allowing you to progress to your full career potential.

    MBA Finance pathway equips you with the knowledge and critical understanding of contemporary themes relevant to managing successful businesses and prepares learners to become future entrepreneurs, business owners, and/or managers and leaders through critical engagement with the dynamic and disruptive international business environment that prioritise sustainability and ethical standards.

    The MBA finance pathway includes a variety of finance related modules that are designed to improve technical and sophisticated understanding of financial matters such as corporate financing and risk management as well as investing and trading in global markets. The MBA finance pathway emphasises the global dimensions of financial markets and sustainable business environment enriched by the recent academic research and is informed by real-world examples and recent trends in financial markets such as digital finance and cryptocurrency.

    Modules

    The below modules are for the MBA Finance Non-Placement route. To see the modules for the Placement route, please see the MBA Finance (Placement route) Award Map.

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.

    *Only applicable to students studying MBA (with Work Placement) full-time on campus, directly through The University of Northampton.
    **Optional – not included in course fees and it is subject to government policy on international travel and COVID-19 restrictions
    ***Optional – membership and/or examination fees not included as part of course fees.

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

    If English is not your first language, you must meet the following English language requirements:

    IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills.

    Equivalent qualifications are considered, for further information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements page.

  • 23/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £11,800
    • International Full Time: £17,500
    • Placement fee: £1000
    Additional costs

    You will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA business event in your first year.* The MBA business event is optional and the cost should not exceed £500 for flights and accommodation (if you are travelling from the UK). You will need to allow an additional £250 for your 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.

    *Only available to students studying a full-time MBA on campus directly through the University of Northampton.

    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.

    • UK Full Time: £11,070
    • International Full Time: £16,000
    • Placement fee: £500

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.

Staff


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 fees throughout the course and this will continue to be valid for 12 months after you have graduated.

Campus Facilities


By studying the MBA Finance degree with the University of Northampton, you will be able to take advantage of our on-campus facilities, services, and study areas.

Learning Hub


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Senate Building


The main reception for the University and additional teaching spaces.

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