Master of Business Administration Executive (Distance Learning) MBA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Distance Learning
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 06/11/2018

The Master of Business Administration is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals.

Studying our MBA Executive course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills and enhancing your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA Executive course will improve your management practice and will equip you with the essential leadership skills, confidence and competence to achieve your organisation’s objectives. You will 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.

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.

Additional

Information

MBA Business Event

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.

Course Details

Our online learning courses are flexible and are designed so that you can balance your studies with your commitments at work and home. The course structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule, while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.

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.

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Careers

Career Opportunities

Unlike other postgraduate courses which provide in-depth specialisation in a particular field, an MBA is interdisciplinary. An MBA exposes you to all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources.

Postgraduate Loan

Get funding to study

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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 qualification, and have a minimum of two years relevant management experience you will be eligible to apply for this course. We will consider your application if you can prove any prior credit or experiential learning that is relevant to the course. As this postgraduate qualification will attract professional practitioners and managers, you may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measurable prior learning or professional experience.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

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 undergraduate level.

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

Course Content

Year one

Trimester one – September to December

  • You will study two modules: Critical Issues in Business and Managing and Organisational Behaviour.

Trimester two – January to April

  • You will study one module: Financial Decision Making.

Trimester three – May to July

  • You will study one module: Managing Operations and the Supply Chain.

Year two

Trimester four – September to December

  • You will study one module: Competitive Strategy and Innovation and commence work on your Business Research Project.

Trimester five – January to April

  • You will study one module: Strategic Marketing and continue work on your Business Research Project.

Trimester six – May to July

  • You will study one module: Leadership in a changing context and complete your Business Research Project.

Facilities &

Special Features

Our programme combines all of the study of critical business areas and leadership skills with the extra value of additional recognition, qualifications and activities. We offer a unique combination of opportunities including:

  • extensive online materials to support your studies
  • MBA business event *(in 2015 a three day business networking trip to Brussels)
  • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Award**

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

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

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)

For more information on what scholarships and bursaries may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £5,200 (Year One 90 Credits) £5,200 (Year Two 90 Credits)

For more information on what scholarships and bursaries may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

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)

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £5,200 (Year One 90 Credits) £5,200(Year Two 90 Credits).

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…

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

Distance Learning

Distance learning is an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various online courses which work flexibly around your requirements.

Our programmes of study encompass a wide range of methods of learning, teaching and assessment to help you gain the skills you will need for your working life.


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Updated 06/11/2018

  • The Master of Business Administration is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals.

    Studying our MBA Executive course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills and enhancing your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA Executive course will improve your management practice and will equip you with the essential leadership skills, confidence and competence to achieve your organisation’s objectives. You will 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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
  • Our online learning courses are flexible and are designed so that you can balance your studies with your commitments at work and home. The course structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule, while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.

    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.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    MBA Business Event

    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.

    • Career Opportunities

      Unlike other postgraduate courses which provide in-depth specialisation in a particular field, an MBA is interdisciplinary. An MBA exposes you to all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources.

    • Get funding to study

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

      Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

  • If you hold a first or second class honours degree from a British university, or equivalent qualification, and have a minimum of two years relevant management experience you will be eligible to apply for this course. We will consider your application if you can prove any prior credit or experiential learning that is relevant to the course. As this postgraduate qualification will attract professional practitioners and managers, you may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measurable prior learning or professional experience.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    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 undergraduate level.

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

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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

    Year one

    Trimester one – September to December

    • You will study two modules: Critical Issues in Business and Managing and Organisational Behaviour.

    Trimester two – January to April

    • You will study one module: Financial Decision Making.

    Trimester three – May to July

    • You will study one module: Managing Operations and the Supply Chain.

    Year two

    Trimester four – September to December

    • You will study one module: Competitive Strategy and Innovation and commence work on your Business Research Project.

    Trimester five – January to April

    • You will study one module: Strategic Marketing and continue work on your Business Research Project.

    Trimester six – May to July

    • You will study one module: Leadership in a changing context and complete your Business Research Project.
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 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)

    For more information on what scholarships and bursaries may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £5,200 (Year One 90 Credits) £5,200 (Year Two 90 Credits)

    For more information on what scholarships and bursaries may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    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)

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £5,200 (Year One 90 Credits) £5,200(Year Two 90 Credits).

    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…

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

  • Distance learning is an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various online courses which work flexibly around your requirements.

    Our programmes of study encompass a wide range of methods of learning, teaching and assessment to help you gain the skills you will need for your working life.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour