|Awarding Body||University of Northampton|
|Course Level||Level 7, postgraduate|
|Course Duration||3 trimesters, equal to 1 year full time study|
|Course Intakes||January, April, and September|
Applicants are normally expected to hold a first or second class honours degree of a British university or equivalent. Applicants must always have a minimum of two years relevant management experience.
Students may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measurable prior learning or professional experience.
|English as a Foreign Language||IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each unit|
The MBA Executive programme is carefully designed to offer in depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. To succeed in business, you require more than just business skills. The MBA Executive is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals.
Obtaining an MBA will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills which will enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA Executive will improve management practice and equip you with essential leadership skills, confidence and competence to assist your industry and achieving your organisations objectives. You will think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge based solutions to business issues. You will learn to think and operate differently which is essential in today's global business arena.
The MBA Executive is great for networking. Throughout the programme, you will study alongside professionals from a range of organisations, industries and countries exchanging experiences, insights and best practice. You will join a community of influential tutors, business professionals and MBA alumni. Current staff and past MBA students from this university span the globe and offer extensive, diverse, cross cultural business experiences.
The programme has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes, enabling you to develop your effectiveness as a practising manager and create opportunities for your organisation to improve on their performance.
The MBA Executive method of teaching is participative, enabling participants to consider issues in an organisation wide or total business context. Skills in analysing business and organisational problems are emphasised, as is the ability to recognise and exploit opportunities. The development of strategies and plans for business or departmental improvement is a major theme.
As you would expect from a postgraduate degree, this programme is demanding in terms of entry, rigour and workload and will require commitment and dedication from participants.
The MBA Executive programme comprises eight specific modules of study (seven taught, and one independent research module) through which you will progress in order:
- Critical Issues in Business
What are the critical themes and pervasive issues in business today?
- Management and Organisational Behaviour
What are the organisational and management processes that I need to understand to be an effective leader?
- Leadership in a Changing Context
What leadership skills are required in different business cultures and contexts?
- Strategic Marketing
How can businesses gain competitive advantage in a dynamic and complex marketplace?
- Managing Operations and the Supply Chain
What are the critical factors in operations, supply chain and project management?
- Competitive Strategy and Innovation
What do I need to know to be able to adaptably develop and interpret strategy?
- Financial Decision Making
What strategic knowledge do I need of accounting, quantitative methods and management information?
- Business Research Project
What new opportunities or strategic changes are possible in my business/organisation?
For Further information please refer to the MBA Executive programme specification.