Distance Learning MBA Top-up Degree
The University of Northampton’s MBA Top-up degree is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge acquired by working professionals who have completed a post graduate diploma in management or business.
The MBA programme is designed to enhance a student’s analytical skills so that they can deal with business and organisational issues in a holistic manner. Develop strategic thinking skills, learn to recognise potential business opportunities and learn to manage change in a more effective manner.
The MBA programme will focus on a variety of management research techniques. These techniques will assist students in successfully completing their own final business research project in order to be awarded with an MBA degree from the University of Northampton.
The MBA Top-up is designed for working professionals who hold a post graduate diploma in business or management, and wish to pursue an MBA degree.
The MBA Top-up will assist students along their career path by developing critical thinking skills, management research skills and enhancing their business knowledge and understanding.
The programme structure and learning materials are available on the University of Northampton’s online learning platform. Students can develop their own study schedules to enable them to learn at their convenience while accessing study material anytime & anywhere. This allows working professionals enrolled in the MBA course to engage with their peers, study while continuing to work and strike a great balance between their professional and personal lives.
The University of Northampton MBA Top-up will enhance a candidate’s employability on a global scale, supporting a strong career. MBA graduates have the opportunity to be placed in senior management positions within organisation across all industries.
Students who have completed any of the following qualifications will be eligible to apply for this course:
- A British University Diploma in Management Studies (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- An Extended Edexcel Diploma in Strategic Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- ATHE Diploma. This must be in Strategic Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- PG Diploma in Business Management, Association of Business Executives (ABE) (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- PG Diploma in Business Management, NCC Education (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
If you hold any qualifications not mentioned above, you may be eligible for a partial or full exemption from modules on the full MBA programme. Contact your Stafford Higher Education consultant for more information.
Critical Issues in Business
This module is designed to provide participants with an introduction to study on the MBA programme by making explicit the pervasive issues in business to which they will return throughout their MBA and will examine in detail in the Business Research Project. The module takes a critical perspective throughout, and sets the standards expected and required for students as they progress.
Business Research Project
In the current international economic environment managers are frequently required to undertake project work in addition to their core responsibilities. Frequently these projects are focused upon investigating new opportunities or potential strategic changes in order to retain and extend competitive position within a turbulent business environment.
This module aims to equip managers and aspiring managers with the necessary skills to undertake independent project work within a business environment. It will achieve this via asking participants to conduct an independent piece of research based upon an actual business case situation which may be industry or specific corporate focused. Specifically, participants are invited to pursue one of two possible approaches:
- An inductive study whereby participants are required to carry out a research project within a particular corporate or industry setting and derive some general management principles or theories.
- A deductive approach whereby participants are required to examine or test the validity of an existing management theory to a particular management context.
*Information correct at time of publishing this page, but may be subject to change by the university.
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- Course Fee US $4,400
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- Start Date Oct 2020
- Application Deadline 30 Sept 2020
- Duration 9 months
- Study Mode Part Time
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