The MBA programmes at Northampton Business School are carefully designed to offer in depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. To succeed in business, you require more than just business skills. The Master of Business Administration Executive is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals.
This programme is designed to enable holders of the Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) (or similar UK and international qualification) to gain an MBA qualification in just one year. You will take one module and submit the Business Research Report which will ‘top up’ your Diploma to sufficient credits to be awarded an MBA. This MBA is available to study by distance learning.
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
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The programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills developed during previous postgraduate business or management study. The programme is demanding both in terms of the rigour and associated workload and will require commitment and dedication from participants.
The MBA enables you to consider issues in an organisation wide or total business context. Skills in analysing business and organisational problems are emphasised.
The focus of the programme is on developing strategic thinking within an organisation. The ability to recognise and exploit opportunities and the development of strategies to cope with ‘managing change’ are addressed. You will be instructed in management research techniques enabling you to fulfil the demands of the course assessment scheme and complete a business research project.
Course modules (16/17)
Critical issues in Business
- Module code: STRM042
- Core module Y
This module is worth 10 credits.
Business Research Project
- Module code: STRM044
- Core module Y
This module is worth 50 credits.
Methods of Learning
The programme is completed by distance learning.
For distance learners there needs to be a commitment of 10-15 hours per week for study.
Top up programmes normally run twice a year with September and January starts.
Coursework assignments and a dissertation.
Facilities and Special Features
MBA business trip – in 2015 this was a three day business networking trip to Brussels.
With a sound knowledge of the theories and techniques of management and increased confidence in dealing with other management professionals, your management competences will be significantly improved on completion leading to enhanced career progression opportunities.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Applicants will normally be expected to hold:
- a Diploma in Management Studies from a British University (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategy Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- Association of Business Executives (ABE) PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- NCC Education PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- ATHE Diploma in Strategic Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
Applicants will normally be expected to hold a first or second class honours degree of a British university or equivalent and must always have a minimum of two years relevant management experience. The University of Northampton admission procedures enable the admission of students with prior credit or experiential learning. As this postgraduate qualification will attract professional practitioners and managers, students may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measureable prior learning or professional experience.
Other qualifications may provide full or partial exemption from modules on the MBA. Please contact us for further information.
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.
|Part Time:||£3,390 (60 credits) full course fee|
|International:||£3,390 (60 credits) full course fee|
If you are ELCAS funded, please call Finance on 01604 892236.
Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. See our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you at the University of Northampton.
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.