If you are seeking the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in management, this course will be perfect for your personal and professional development. This course gives you the opportunity to pursue a career in business without having previous experience of studying business at undergraduate level, the course will build upon your previous studies in a range of disciplines and enhance your skills, allowing you to broaden your career prospects.
This course is specifically designed to build upon your undergraduate studies and enhance your skills and knowledge to pursue business or management careers. The Management – International MSc will develop your conceptual and theoretical understanding of business and management issues, problems and opportunities, allowing you to apply theory to real-life management situations.
Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is our dedicated online university learning space that you will use throughout your studies. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through nile.northampton.ac.uk.
How you will study
Your teaching will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, 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.
*Please note that modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete these modules at specified times.
What you will study
This course is studied over two years. The academic year is split into trimesters. For a September start you will study as follows:
- Trimester one – September to December
- Trimester two – January to April
- Trimester three – May to July
Trimester one – September to December
- You will study one module: Organisational Behaviour.
Trimester two – January to April
- You will study one module: Marketing: Principles and Management.
Trimester three – May to July
- You will study one module: Managing Finance and Information.
Trimester four – September to December
- You will study one module: Strategic Management.
Trimester five – January to April
- You will study two modules: Managing across Cultures and Dissertation and Research Methods. You will commence work on your Dissertation.
Trimester six – May to July
- You will study two modules: Managing Operations in the Supply Chain Context and Dissertation and Research Methods. You will continue work on your Dissertation.
Trimester seven – September to December
- You will complete your Dissertation.
For further information on course content and modules please refer to the NILE site.
Methods of Learning
As a distance learning student, you will have access to the support services available at the University including the library. We have online copies of core texts that you will need throughout your studies so that you can access these at your own convenience.
You should expect to spend between 10/20 hours per week on each module, engaging with online activities and study through NILE as well as self-directed study time.
This course uses a variety of individual and group-based assessments including research papers, essays, business reports, case studies and portfolios, as well as a dissertation.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
We look for a minimum of a 2:2 grade in a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Distance Learning:||£2,760 Year 1 (80 Credits) £3,450 Year 2 (100 Credits)|
Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2017/18 either full-time or part-time* may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,250 through Student Finance England.
*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.