Master of Business Administration Distance Learning MBA

    • Full or part time
      Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other Business
    • Course Start
      January, September
    • Course Duration
      Distance Learning: 2 years
    • MBA Program Type

    About This MBA Program

    Course Description

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a prestigious globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates. Even if you do not have previous business or management experience, studying for an MBA, can support your career progression. It is designed to develop a broad range of skills required for careers in business and management and exposes you to many areas of business including business strategy, finance, marketing, operations management and human resources management.

    The course is available as a two-year Distance Learning MBA, with a September and January intake.

    Studying for an MBA through distance learning, gives you the benefit of being able to balance study with your commitments at work and at home. You can enjoy the flexibility to study at your convenience without the need to travel or physically attend classes. Please note the modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them during specified times.


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

    Course Details

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

    You will have online access to course materials and assessment information. Throughout the process, you will be aided 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.

    Within this two-year programme, you will study the following modules, all of which are compulsory:

    Year One

    • Competitive Strategy and Innovation (20 Credits)
    • Critical Issues in Business (10 Credits)
    • Managing Operations and the Supply Chain (20 Credits)
    • Managing and Organisational Behaviour (20 Credits)
    • Financial Decision Making (20 Credits)

    Year Two

    • Strategic Marketing (20 Credits)
    • The Entrepreneurship Report (20 credits)
    • Business Management Research in Practice (30 Credits)
    • International Business Negotiation (20 Credits)

    You can find more information about modules on the Award Map.

    Special Features

    This MBA course is designed to provide you with the general management skills that global businesses demand. It combines 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.

    Visit the Master of Business Administration Distance Learning 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 achieved from a verified institution, you will be eligible to apply for this course. Work experience is useful but not essential, so long as you can demonstrate a clear passion and interest in business and/or enterprise.