Business Administration MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time , Online distance learning & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
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    • Course Duration
      13 months - 25 months
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Develop and master core competencies in support of your management and leadership ambitions. The Staffordshire University MBA is designed to accelerate your professional and personal development and to contribute to the journey of being the best you can be.

    From risk management to leadership and performance, this course will help develop the core competencies required to succeed.

    To reach your potential, we know you need to understand more than theory alone. That’s why we’ll challenge you to think on your feet, consider the challenge of different organisational contexts, and act as consultants to a real-life start-up business.

    You’ll be taught by a team of senior academics and professional practitioners with years of experience. They’ll share insights into the industry to help you develop a problem and practice-based approach.

    By the time you graduate, you’ll have grasped skills you need to succeed as a leader, senior manager or entrepreneur.

    On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MBA Business Administration

    Part-time study

    You can study full-time over one year, or part-time over three years, but either way, be prepared for a challenge - the pace will be fast. Our MBA focuses on a problem and practice-based learning, where real and live business issues are discussed and evaluated. The part-time course has two start points, one in September and one in January.

    Course content

    For this course, you’ll complete six core modules that build your leadership profile, boost your knowledge of risk management and performance techniques, and develop your understanding of marketing strategies.

    You’ll also complete three optional modules that are relevant to your career goals. For example, you might work with a local enterprise to create a business plan to build your leadership skills and test your entrepreneurship qualities. Or you might practice your management skills in a financial management situation.  

    We’ll also put your ability to cope under pressure to the test in a final project. You’ll pick a subject that demonstrates your skills and prepare a 15,000 word dissertation on the topic. This piece of work can be further developed into a doctorate if you want to take it further and we offer the DBA route as well as the PhD.


    After completing the Staffordshire MBA, you’ll be equipped to take on a variety of management and leadership positions in a range of fields including:

    • Accounting and financial management 
    • Consultancy
    • Human resource management
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing management

    Graduates from this course now work at Harley-Davidson, Airbus, Corus Hotels, British Telecoms Global Service, IBM, Expedia, Adelphi Research and the ACH Group.

    Teaching and assessment


    We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

    For this course, you will:

    • Work with others on group work
    • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
    • Be expected to study independently

    Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment, called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

    We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your final project.


    From written assignments to presentations, we’ll assess your learning using a range of techniques.

    For example, you’ll demonstrate your skills in oral viva exams. This type of assessment is designed to test your ability to think on your feet and quickly make decisions.

    You’ll also carry out a final project where you’ll apply your management and leadership competencies to a real business challenge, draw meaningful conclusions and suggest constructive recommendations.

    Learning support

    Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

    • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
    • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
    • Academic writing (including how to reference)
    • Research skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

    Additional support

    If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.


    We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

    We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days. The format will vary for each module.

    Visit the Business Administration MBA page on the Staffordshire University web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    This course has been developed for professionals from any discipline who are looking to advance in their current role or enhance their career to progress into senior management and leadership roles.

    You will have a achieved an honours degree with a minimum 2:2 in any discipline from a recognised University/HE institution along with one year of relevant work experience.

    Course Fees

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