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Master of Business Administration MBA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September and January

Overview Updated 30/06/2020

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates. If you aspire to be a business professional and do not have any previous business or management experience, studying for an MBA degree will allow you to achieve this.

This course is available as a one-year Full Time MBA, with a September and January intake, if you are not seeking work experience included as part of the course. Consider our MBA with Placement if you would like a period of paid work experience during your MBA programme. You can also study via MBA Distance Learning with a September and January intake.

Course

Highlights

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

Course Details

Which MBA course is best?

It’s important to do your research when choosing which MBA degree to study. The right course for you will depend on your personal interests, experience and ambitions. Your options include General MBA courses, which teach a broad range of business skills and are ideal for those with less managerial experience. If you are seeking to gain UK work experience as part of your studies, consider or popular MBA with Placement. Meanwhile, Executive MBAs are best suited to experienced candidates seeking to progress their career further.

What does an MBA get you?

If you choose to pursue MBA study with a university, you can benefit in a number of different ways. The experience and knowledge gained on MBA courses can lead to more career options being available to you, promotion from your current position and an increased salary. They also come with the advantage of global recognition, making them valuable to individuals working abroad.

Student Support

Mah Norr talks about her experience on the MBA

“The most amazing part is student support. No matter what type of situation you face, the University of Northampton is there to support their students. The care gets extra special when it comes to their international students.” [Read more]

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Unlike other postgraduate programmes which provide in depth specialisation in a specific field, an MBA is interdisciplinary. An MBA exposes you to all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

How to Apply

If you would like more information on how to apply for this course, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Entry Requirements

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.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of your English language capability at a level approved by the University. The level required for study on masters degree courses is IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent.

Please visit our English Language Requirements page.

Course Content

  • Skills for MBA Study (10 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM079
    Core Module Y
  • Strategy and Decision Making (10 Credits)
    Module code: STRM085
    Core Module Y
  • Practical Data Analysis for Business (10 Credits)
    Module code: BSOM084
    Core Module Y
  • Measuring Organisational Performance (10 Credits)
    Module code: FINM074
    Core Module Y
  • Digital Business (20 Credits)
    Module code: BSOM083
    Core Module Y
  • Ethical and Responsible Leadership (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM080
    Core Module Y
  • Innovation and Entepreneurship (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKTM045
    Core Module Y
  • Economic Analysis and Value (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM023
    Core Module Y
  • Enterprise in the Circular Economy Value Chain (20 Credits)
    Module code: BSOM085
    Core Module Y
  • Major Project (Standard) (40 Credits)
    Module code: FINM075
    Core Module Y

Studying our MBA course 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.

Facilities &

Special Features

Our MBA courses are designed to provide you with the general management skills that global businesses demand. They combine 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. Additional PRINCE2 assessment must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.

MBA business trip**

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.

  • *Only applicable to students studying a full-time MBA on campus directly through the University of Northampton.
  • **Optional – not included in course fees.
  • ***Optional – membership and/or examination fees not included as part of course fees.

Graduate Discount Schemes

Discounts for alumni and new students

Whether you are an international, home or EU student, we offer generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

Our International Scholarships page has details of the International Graduate Scholarship offering up to 50% for alumni of the University and the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

The Graduate Discount Scheme page has information about the 20% discount for Home and EU graduates.

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

To see what Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

Full Time: £10,660
Distance Learning: £5,330 Year One (90 credits), £5,330 Year Two (90 credits)

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.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £10,530
Distance Learning: £5,265 Year One (90 credits), £5,265 Year Two (90 credits)

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

To see what funding may be available to you as an International student, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

Distance Learning: £5,330 Year One (90 credits), £5,330 Year Two (90 credits)
International: £14,750

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.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £5,265 Year One (90 credits), £5,265 Year Two (90 credits)
International: £13,750

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Distance Learning

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

You will be aided throughout the process 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.

Studying via distance learning will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience without the need to travel or physically attend classes. Please note that modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them in specified times.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
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Updated 30/06/2020

  • The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates. If you aspire to be a business professional and do not have any previous business or management experience, studying for an MBA degree will allow you to achieve this.

    This course is available as a one-year Full Time MBA, with a September and January intake, if you are not seeking work experience included as part of the course. Consider our MBA with Placement if you would like a period of paid work experience during your MBA programme. You can also study via MBA Distance Learning with a September and January intake.

    Course

    Highlights

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

    It’s important to do your research when choosing which MBA degree to study. The right course for you will depend on your personal interests, experience and ambitions. Your options include General MBA courses, which teach a broad range of business skills and are ideal for those with less managerial experience. If you are seeking to gain UK work experience as part of your studies, consider or popular MBA with Placement. Meanwhile, Executive MBAs are best suited to experienced candidates seeking to progress their career further.

    What does an MBA get you?

    If you choose to pursue MBA study with a university, you can benefit in a number of different ways. The experience and knowledge gained on MBA courses can lead to more career options being available to you, promotion from your current position and an increased salary. They also come with the advantage of global recognition, making them valuable to individuals working abroad.

    • Mah Norr talks about her experience on the MBA

      “The most amazing part is student support. No matter what type of situation you face, the University of Northampton is there to support their students. The care gets extra special when it comes to their international students.” [Read more]

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Unlike other postgraduate programmes which provide in depth specialisation in a specific field, an MBA is interdisciplinary. An MBA exposes you to all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources.

  • 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.

    English language requirements

    If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of your English language capability at a level approved by the University. The level required for study on masters degree courses is IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent.

    Please visit our English Language Requirements page.

    How to Apply

    If you would like more information on how to apply for this course, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Skills for MBA Study (10 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM079
      Core Module Y
    • Strategy and Decision Making (10 Credits)
      Module code: STRM085
      Core Module Y
    • Practical Data Analysis for Business (10 Credits)
      Module code: BSOM084
      Core Module Y
    • Measuring Organisational Performance (10 Credits)
      Module code: FINM074
      Core Module Y
    • Digital Business (20 Credits)
      Module code: BSOM083
      Core Module Y
    • Ethical and Responsible Leadership (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM080
      Core Module Y
    • Innovation and Entepreneurship (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKTM045
      Core Module Y
    • Economic Analysis and Value (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM023
      Core Module Y
    • Enterprise in the Circular Economy Value Chain (20 Credits)
      Module code: BSOM085
      Core Module Y
    • Major Project (Standard) (40 Credits)
      Module code: FINM075
      Core Module Y

    Studying our MBA course 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.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    Our MBA courses are designed to provide you with the general management skills that global businesses demand. They combine 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. Additional PRINCE2 assessment must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.

    MBA business trip**

    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.

    • *Only applicable to students studying a full-time MBA on campus directly through the University of Northampton.
    • **Optional – not included in course fees.
    • ***Optional – membership and/or examination fees not included as part of course fees.
    • Discounts for alumni and new students

      Whether you are an international, home or EU student, we offer generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

      Our International Scholarships page has details of the International Graduate Scholarship offering up to 50% for alumni of the University and the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

      The Graduate Discount Scheme page has information about the 20% discount for Home and EU graduates.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    To see what Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    Full Time: £10,660
    Distance Learning: £5,330 Year One (90 credits), £5,330 Year Two (90 credits)

    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.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £10,530
    Distance Learning: £5,265 Year One (90 credits), £5,265 Year Two (90 credits)

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    To see what funding may be available to you as an International student, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    Distance Learning: £5,330 Year One (90 credits), £5,330 Year Two (90 credits)
    International: £14,750

    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.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £5,265 Year One (90 credits), £5,265 Year Two (90 credits)
    International: £13,750

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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

    You will be aided throughout the process 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.

    Studying via distance learning will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience without the need to travel or physically attend classes. Please note that modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them in specified times.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour