Our MBA programmes are carefully designed to offer you in-depth knowledge of critical business areas and functions. The Master of Business Administration is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates.
If you aspire to be a business professional and do not have any previous business or management experience studying our MBA will allow you to achieve this. Our MBA course is available to study full-time or via distance learning.
Studying our MBA course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills which will enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA will teach you the theory of effective management practice and equip you with the essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you when you venture into your chosen industry. You will learn to 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.
The MBA is an opportunity for creating and building your networks. You will study alongside ambitious graduates and will have the opportunity to engage with business professionals from a range of organisations, industries and countries exchanging their experiences and best practice.
The MBA has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes. Your assignments will focus on business and management situations and will develop your strategic thinking and business and management knowledge.
The MBA method of teaching is participative, allowing you to consider issues in an organisation or total business context. Your skills in analysing business and organisational problems are enhanced, as well as your recognition of potential business opportunities.
Chartered Management Institute (CMI) membership grade
The CMI is the leading management organisation in the UK with a developing reputation across the world. Membership of the CMI provides you with significant benefits in networking, access to information and research.
You will receive a CMI Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership (included as part of your course fees) throughout your studies and this will continue to be valid for 12 months after you have graduated from the course.
Please note: This is only applicable to those who are studying full-time on campus or via distance learning directly through The University of Northampton. The CMI level 7 award will be dependent on passing all of the associated MBA CMI modules.
PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Award
PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments) is the internationally recognised project management programme. Online learning materials are provided as part of your course fees. Additional PRINCE2 assessment must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.
MBA Business Event
You will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA business event. 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 should allow an additional £100 (approximately) for your own expenses.
Unlike other postgraduate programmes which provide in depth specialisation in a specific field, an MBA is interdisciplinary. An MBA exposes you to all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources.
Visit the Business Administration - MBA page on the University of Northampton web site for more details!