Master of Business Administration MBA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 1 Year

  • Starting:

    February
    June
    September

  • UK Fees 23/24:

    £11,800

  • 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


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.

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.

Updated 25/11/2022

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

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.

Course Content


  • 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.

    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.

    Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme

    The Master of Business Administration MBA is part of the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCS). The ELCS is an opportunity for members of the Armed Forces to further or expand on their education. The scheme offers support financially in a maximum of three separate financial years for higher level learning of a nationally recognised qualification at a Level three or above.

    Modules

    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.

      • Module code: BSOM046
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to evaluate relevant and appropriate concepts and applications of operations and supply chain management. It will also enable the students to critically analyse the complex issues underlying the topic. Moreover, the learners will have the opportunity to assess strategic decision making processes within their own organisations.
      • Module code: FINM036
        Status: Compulsory
        The module is designed to provide students with strategic knowledge and capability in the concepts and applications of accounting, quantitative methods, management information, and IT applications. The module equips participants with skills which enable critical interpretion and interrogation of accounting and financial information in corporate decision making contexts.
      • Module code: HRMM055
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to develop critical understanding of theories related to organisational behaviour and Human Resource Management. Students will engage in informed decision making and apply theoretical concepts in practice considering the contextual and subjective nature of the discipline.
      • Module code: MKTM028
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to equip senior and aspiring senior managers with marketing knowledge and skills to help shape organisational success. The module will give participants a strategic perspective of marketing management and an understanding of the strategic marketing planning process.
      • Module code: MKTM033
        Status: Compulsory
        This module explores how to identify and exploit a gap in the market and consider tactics and metrics for the key functional areas to produce a convincing business plan including a road map for a business.
      • Module code: STRM042
        Status: Compulsory
        This module is designed to provide participants with an introduction to study on the MBA programme by making explicit the pervasive issues in business to which they will return throughout their MBA and will examine in detail in the Business Research Project. The module takes a critical perspective throughout, and sets the standards expected and required for students as they progress.
      • Module code: STRM043
        Status: Compulsory
        Successful organisations need to be flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing circumstances. For managers, this means being able to reconcile a diversity of strategic issues, no matter what their professional background. All managers need the capability to develop and interpret strategies for their organisations, both at corporate and business levels in order to seek competitive advantage in a fast-changing world where innovation and adaptability are key strategic weapons.
      • Module code: STRM059
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to enable learners to develop advanced-level independent research and critical problem-solving skills within a business context. Learners will develop knowledge of, proficiency in, and application of a range of management research methodologies including qualitatative and quantitative research methods resulting in proposals/ recommendations.
      • Module code: STRM060
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to engage learners with the theories and practices associated with international business negotiation. They will develop skills of negotiation in different situations and in cross-cultural contexts, becoming effective and responsible negotiators.
      • Module code: BSOM083
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to current debates about the role of digital technologies in society and how they add competitive advantage to organisations. The module will consider where and how digital technologies are used to capture value from new innovations, enhance performance and deliver services.
      • Module code: BSOM084
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to enable learners to effectively utilise secondary data to inform organisational proposals and decisions. Learners will be equipped with the skills required to acquire, manage, analyse and apply qualitative and quantitative secondary data sets.
      • Module code: BSOM085
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to engage learners with the principles of the circular economy. Learners will examine how organisations use and apply these principles, considering how they impact upon business problem appraisal, decision-making, strategy and culture in the context of a `farm-fork? food value chain.
      • Module code: ECNM023
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to enable learners to make strategic decisions, taking into account critical issues facing organisations in today?s complex and challenging environment. Learners will examine and apply a range of economic tools to aid decision-making.
      • Module code: FINM074
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the features of different organisation types and structures, and associated functions and processes. The module examines the strategic inter-relationships between business functions and processes, and the impact of these on organisational performance through understanding and interpreting financial information.
      • Module code: FINM075
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to enable learners to devise an original research project associated with topics and themes from the MBA programme. The module provides opportunities for learners to identify, select and analyse secondary data in novel and innovative ways for applied research in business and management contexts.
      • Module code: HRMM079
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to equip learners with the skills and confidence to successfully navigate the critical and analytical demands of master's level academic study. Learners will reflect upon their previous study experiences and learning transitions, situating these experiences in the context of relevant academic literature.
      • Module code: HRMM080
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to enable learners to recognise, develop and apply responsible leadership qualities and skills, in line with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Learners will consider how ethical and responsible leadership behaviours contribute towards creating ethically responsible organisations in dynamic organisational environments.
      • Module code: MKTM047
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to take a visionary approach and equip learners with innovation knowledge and skills, to deal with the challenges of a fast-moving marketplace, supporting growing organisations in their marketing, where creativity is a driver of innovation and change.
      • Module code: STRM085
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the theory and practice of strategic decision-making in, and management of, organisations. Learners will analyse how the dynamic internal and external business environment impacts on the component elements of organisations, and how organisations seek competitive advantage through strategy and decision-making.

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

  • 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 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
    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

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.

Careers and Employability


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.

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.

Campus Facilities


When you study a Master of Business Administration MBA with the University of Northampton, you will be able to enhance your studies by taking advantage of our on-campus facilities, study areas, and services.

Learning Hub


The Learning Hub is at the heart of the campus and home to the student information desk.

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Senate Building


The main reception for the University and additional teaching spaces.

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