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Master of Business Administration MBA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1 Year Full Time
    2 Years Distance Learning

  • Starting:

    September and January

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £10,660

    Distance Learning: Year One: £5,330 Year Two: £5,330

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,750

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 892134

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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.

This course is available as a one-year Full Time MBA or as a two-year Distance Learning MBA, with a September and January intake. If you are seeking work experience included as part of the course consider our MBA with Placement programme.

Updated 23/09/2020

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 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. 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.

  • 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.

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

    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 more information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

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

  • UK & EU

    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.

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

    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)

    International

    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.

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

    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

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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.