Master of Business Administration (with Work Placement) MBA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 2 Years

  • Starting:

    February
    June
    September

  • UK Fees 23/24:

    £11,800

  • Placement Fee 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


If you’re an ambitious and motivated student, then our Masters of Business Administration MBA course with a work placement could be the ideal postgraduate qualification for you. MBA courses are globally recognised and offer aspiring business professionals the opportunity to gain relevant business and management experience.

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.

Updated 05/12/2022

Highlights


  • Opportunity for 6 months or 12 months paid work placement
  • 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***

Course Content


  • This course is similar to our Master of Business Administration however, 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.

    The university provides for students to find placement opportunities, but it is the students’ responsibility to find their own placements. Students who are unable to find suitable placement opportunities will be transferred to the non-placement route. This means the students will undertake a standard major project.

    Modules

    Module information can be found in the Award Map.

    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.

    *Only applicable to students studying MBA (with Work Placement) full-time on campus, directly through The University of Northampton.

    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.

    ***Optional – membership and/or examination fees not included as part of course fees.

    MBA business trip

    You will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA business event (Greece in 2017) 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.

    **Optional – not included in course fees.

    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.

  • 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: £11,800
    • International: £17,500
    •  Year 2 Placement Fee: £1000 * (for placements starting in September 2024 or January 2025)

    *The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2023. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    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: £11,070
    • International: £16,000
    •  Year 2 Placement Fee: £500 * (for placements starting in September 2023 or January 2024)

    *The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.

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Campus Facilities


If you choose to study your MBA with Work Placement postgraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you will be able to take advantage of on-campus study areas, services, and facilities to help you with your studies.

Learning Hub


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Senate Building


The main reception for the University and additional teaching spaces.

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