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Master of Business Administration (with Work Placement) MBA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September and January

Overview Updated 23/06/2020

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.

This course is available as a Full Time MBA with a September and January intake.

Course

Highlights

  • Opportunity for 6 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 Details

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.

Read more

Hai Tran's placement

Business Development Executive

“The placement is an opportunity for me to get involved in a real working environment in the UK. It helps me to feel more confident in building a network of contacts.”  [Read more]

Careers

What jobs can I get with an MBA?

An MBA degree can further expand your career prospects, with countless MBA jobs available to graduates. Popular jobs for MBA graduates include, but are not limited to;

  • Chief Technology Director/ Information Technology Director
  • Senior Management Consultant
  • Sales Director
  • Financial Manager/Investment Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • HR Director

Careers

How much do MBA graduates earn in the UK?

The amount you earn once you graduate with an MBA degree will depend on your position, seniority level and experience.

According to PayScale though, the average salary for MBA graduates is £52k.

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

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 your native language is not English, 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 Entrepreneurship (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
  • Career Futures: Employability (0 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM072
    Core Module Y
  • Major Project (Placement) (40 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM082
    Core Module Y

This MBA course is similar to our Master of Business Administration but 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.

Facilities &

Special Features

At the University of Northampton, we have designed our MBA courses to help you develop the general management skills you need to succeed in a global business market. The study of leadership skills and critical business areas are combined with additional qualifications, recognition and activities.

The opportunities available on our Master of Business Administration course include:

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.

*Only applicable to students studying MBA 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 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.

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 MBA Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

  • Full Time: £10,660
  • Year 2 (Placement Route Only) : £500 * (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

*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.

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

Additional costs

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.

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.

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.

  • International: £14,750
  • Year 2 (Placement Route Only): £500 * (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

*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.

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.

International: £13,750

Additional costs

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.
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.

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…

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.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 23/06/2020

  • 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.

    This course is available as a Full Time MBA with a September and January intake.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Opportunity for 6 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***
  • 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.

    Read more
    • Business Development Executive

      “The placement is an opportunity for me to get involved in a real working environment in the UK. It helps me to feel more confident in building a network of contacts.”  [Read more]

    • What jobs can I get with an MBA?

      An MBA degree can further expand your career prospects, with countless MBA jobs available to graduates. Popular jobs for MBA graduates include, but are not limited to;

      • Chief Technology Director/ Information Technology Director
      • Senior Management Consultant
      • Sales Director
      • Financial Manager/Investment Manager
      • Investment Banker
      • HR Director
    • How much do MBA graduates earn in the UK?

      The amount you earn once you graduate with an MBA degree will depend on your position, seniority level and experience.

      According to PayScale though, the average salary for MBA graduates is £52k.

  • 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 your native language is not English, 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.

    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 Entrepreneurship (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
    • Career Futures: Employability (0 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM072
      Core Module Y
    • Major Project (Placement) (40 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM082
      Core Module Y

    This MBA course is similar to our Master of Business Administration but 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.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    At the University of Northampton, we have designed our MBA courses to help you develop the general management skills you need to succeed in a global business market. The study of leadership skills and critical business areas are combined with additional qualifications, recognition and activities.

    The opportunities available on our Master of Business Administration course include:

    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.

    *Only applicable to students studying MBA 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 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.

    • 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 MBA Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    • Full Time: £10,660
    • Year 2 (Placement Route Only) : £500 * (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

    *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.

    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

    Additional costs

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • International: £14,750
    • Year 2 (Placement Route Only): £500 * (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

    *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.

    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.

    International: £13,750

    Additional costs

    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.
    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.

    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…

  • 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.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour