Master of Business Administration (with CIPS accreditation) MBA

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1 Year
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January

Overview Updated 04/10/2018

The MBA programmes at the Faculty of Business and Law 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 (with CIPS accreditation) is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated CIPS members seeking Chartered Status, through an accredited MBA.

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.

Additional

Information

CIPS accreditation

The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Upon successful completion, students will be able to apply for Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional Status* which is internationally recognised as the Advanced Professional level for procurement and supply chain. Those with Chartered Status will be recognised as leaders in the profession and will be much sought after individuals as it becomes more commonly required as a prerequisite to progression within the Logistics, Procurement and Supply chain sectors. This programme is appropriate for MCIPS members seeking to enhance their membership status to that of Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional.

*subject to additional minimum entry criteria, as specified by CIPS.

Course Details

CIPS accredited logo

The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) is available to study by distance learning. This mode of study has been selected and tailored to meet the needs of practising senior or potential senior managers in the logistics, procurement or supply chain sectors.

Obtaining an MBA at the University of Northampton will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills which will enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) will improve management practice and equip you with essential leadership skills, confidence and competence to assist your industry and achieving your organisation’s objectives. You will think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge based solutions to business issues. You will learn to think and operate differently which is essential in today’s global business arena.

Read more…

Careers

Career Opportunities

These can be varied by type and title, dependant on the organisation and region. However, typically career opportunities will range from supervisory through middle management and up to board level appointments.

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

Entry Requirements

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 in a procurement, logistics, supply or similar role. 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, you may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measureable prior learning or professional experience.

In order to apply for CIPS Chartered Status on completion of the course, graduates of this programme will be expected to meet the following additional criteria specified by CIPS:

  • Must be current MCIPS or FCIPS
  • Must have three years post MCIPS experience
  • Must provide certificate of CIPS accredited MBA programme and transcript
  • Must have an up-to-date CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply test

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.

English language requirements:

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their 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.

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

Course Content

  • Critical Issues in Business (10 Credits)
    Module code: STRM042
    Core Module Y
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM055
    Core Module Y
  • Leadership in a Changing Context (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM058
    Core Module Y
  • Strategic Marketing (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKTM028
    Core Module Y
  • Competitive Strategy and Innovation (20 Credits)
    Module code: STRM043
    Core Module Y
  • Financial Decision Making (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM036
    Core Module Y
  • Applied Logistics, Procurement and Supply (20 Credits)
    Module code: STRM064
    Core Module Y
  • Business Research Project Procurement (50 Credits)
    Module code: STRM063
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

Our programmes combine 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
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership throughout the programme of study and 12 months after graduation.
  • 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

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

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

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)

To see what Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

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)

To see what funding may be available to you as an International student, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

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…

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…

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.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 04/10/2018

  • The MBA programmes at the Faculty of Business and Law 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 (with CIPS accreditation) is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated CIPS members seeking Chartered Status, through an accredited MBA.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
  • CIPS accredited logo

    The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) is available to study by distance learning. This mode of study has been selected and tailored to meet the needs of practising senior or potential senior managers in the logistics, procurement or supply chain sectors.

    Obtaining an MBA at the University of Northampton will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills which will enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) will improve management practice and equip you with essential leadership skills, confidence and competence to assist your industry and achieving your organisation’s objectives. You will think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge based solutions to business issues. You will learn to think and operate differently which is essential in today’s global business arena.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    CIPS accreditation

    The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Upon successful completion, students will be able to apply for Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional Status* which is internationally recognised as the Advanced Professional level for procurement and supply chain. Those with Chartered Status will be recognised as leaders in the profession and will be much sought after individuals as it becomes more commonly required as a prerequisite to progression within the Logistics, Procurement and Supply chain sectors. This programme is appropriate for MCIPS members seeking to enhance their membership status to that of Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional.

    *subject to additional minimum entry criteria, as specified by CIPS.

    • Career Opportunities

      These can be varied by type and title, dependant on the organisation and region. However, typically career opportunities will range from supervisory through middle management and up to board level appointments.

  • 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 in a procurement, logistics, supply or similar role. 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, you may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measureable prior learning or professional experience.

    In order to apply for CIPS Chartered Status on completion of the course, graduates of this programme will be expected to meet the following additional criteria specified by CIPS:

    • Must be current MCIPS or FCIPS
    • Must have three years post MCIPS experience
    • Must provide certificate of CIPS accredited MBA programme and transcript
    • Must have an up-to-date CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply test

    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.

    English language requirements:

    Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their 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.

    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

    • Critical Issues in Business (10 Credits)
      Module code: STRM042
      Core Module Y
    • Management and Organisational Behaviour (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM055
      Core Module Y
    • Leadership in a Changing Context (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM058
      Core Module Y
    • Strategic Marketing (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKTM028
      Core Module Y
    • Competitive Strategy and Innovation (20 Credits)
      Module code: STRM043
      Core Module Y
    • Financial Decision Making (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM036
      Core Module Y
    • Applied Logistics, Procurement and Supply (20 Credits)
      Module code: STRM064
      Core Module Y
    • Business Research Project Procurement (50 Credits)
      Module code: STRM063
      Core Module Y
    • 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.

    • 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 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)

    To see what Scholarships and funding may be available to you, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    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)

    To see what funding may be available to you as an International student, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.

    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…

    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…

  • 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