Whether you have worked in business for a number of years, or are a specialist and wish to progress into a more senior management position, this course will provide you with an opportunity to work at a more fundamental level on the issues that matter in business. Alternatively, you may be a recent graduate keen to enhance your employment prospects. Whatever your level of experience, the MBA (Master’s Stage Award) offers a flexible study route and will allow you to refresh and enhance your management skills and knowledge.
You will investigate changing areas of strategy, leadership and management theory and practice, and will be able to confidently apply this knowledge to practical organisational situations.
The MBA (Master’s Stage Award) course allows you to top up your existing postgraduate qualification, typically through six months of full-time study or 12 months of part-time study.
You will be supported by your adviser in person or on-line via distance learning after the initial research methods training.
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- 18,000-word dissertation or project
- research methods workshop
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.
- Holding a postgraduate diploma (120 credits) or equivalent or relevant industry experience
- We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification
- Ideally you will have a minimum of two years’ management/ supervisory experience; however, applications will be considered on an individual basis
- EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent
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- Excel in strategic management and consultancy roles in human resources
- Suitable for those in senior positions or who wish to run their own business
Meet the Lecturer
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Professional accreditation and established industry connections
Professional accreditation (CMI) and established industry connections provide you with the competitive edge required in today's dynamic business environment.
Designed for success
By learning with professionals from different backgrounds you will challenge your current ideas and practices, which will help you become a more adept leader.
Develop your skills
Our ‘by Design’ approach brings fresh perspectives and new theories, encouraging learners to develop their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial mind-sets to solve complex business problems.
Integrated Executive DBA programme
This programme combines the opportunity for senior business executives to attain a professional doctorate by offering a potential progression route from an MBA Master’s Stage Award. Successful completion will mean a dual degree is awarded. Take a look at our guide to the Integrated Executive DBA to find out more.