Master of Business Administration MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Online distance learning & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other Business
    • Course Start
      January, May
    • Course Duration
      Full time:1 year | Distance learning: 2 years
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) 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 for an MBA degree will allow you to achieve this.

    This course is available as a one-year Full Time MBA or as a two-year Distance Learning MBA, with a September and January intake. If you are seeking work experience included as part of the course consider our MBA with Placement programme.


    • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership throughout the course of study and 12 months after graduation*
    • MBA business trip**
    • PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Award***
    • Extensive online materials to support your studies

    Course Details

    Which MBA course is best?

    It’s important to do your research when choosing which MBA degree to study. The right course for you will depend on your personal interests, experience and ambitions. Your options include General MBA courses, which teach a broad range of business skills and are ideal for those with less managerial experience. If you are seeking to gain UK work experience as part of your studies, consider or popular MBA with Placement. Meanwhile, Executive MBAs are best suited to experienced candidates seeking to progress their career further.

    What does an MBA get you?

    If you choose to pursue MBA study with a university, you can benefit in a number of different ways. The experience and knowledge gained on MBA courses can lead to more career options being available to you, promotion from your current position and an increased salary. They also come with the advantage of global recognition, making them valuable to individuals working abroad.


    Module information can be found in the Award Map.

    Distance Learning

    Your teaching will be delivered electronically enabling you to balance study with your commitments at work and home, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities.

    You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you. You will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online.

    Studying via distance learning will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience without the need to travel or physically attend classes. Please note that modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them in specified times.

    Facilities and Special Features

    Our MBA courses are designed to provide you with the general management skills that global businesses demand. They combine the study of critical business areas and leadership skills with additional recognition, qualifications and activities.

    • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership*

    The CMI is the leading management organisation in the UK with a developing reputation across the world. Membership provides 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 the course and this will continue to be valid for 12 months after you have graduated.

    • 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 which you can register onto. Additional PRINCE2 assessment must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study and there is a fee for taking the PRINCE2 assessment.

    • MBA business trip***

    You will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA business event 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.

    • *Only applicable to students studying a full-time MBA on campus directly through the University of Northampton.
    • **Optional – not included in course fees. Only available to students studying a full-time MBA on campus directly through the University of Northampton.
    • ***Optional – membership and/or examination fees not included as part of course fees.


    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 Master of Business Administration MBA page on the University of Northampton web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    If you hold a first or second class honours degree from a British university or equivalent, you will be eligible to apply for this course. Work experience is useful but is not an essential MBA entry requirement, so long as you can demonstrate a clear passion and interest in business and/or enterprise.

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