The MBA programmes at Northampton Business School are 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 Master of Business Administration is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates.
This unique MBA will suit those that are aspiring business professionals without previous business or management experience but have a clear interest in and passion for Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. This MBA is available to study full time or by distance learning.
Obtaining an MBA at the University of Northampton 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 essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you when you venture into your chosen industry.
Applicants will normally be expected to hold a first or second class honours degree of a British university or equivalent. Work experience is useful but is not a pre-requisite so long as applicants can demonstrate a clear passion for and interest in business and/or enterprise.
English language requirements:
Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capability at a level approved by the university. The level required for study on masters degree courses is IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent.
The programme has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes. Your assignments will focus on real-life business and management situations and will develop your strategic thinking and entrepreneurial skills.
The MBA 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 programme comprises nine specific modules of study (seven taught, and two independent research modules) 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?
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 (Consultancy) Project: How can I gain skills in business planning, project and consultancy work?
International Business Negotiation: Acquire a skill set that facilitates the articulation, advocation and negotiation of business transactions and decisions.
Entrepreneurship Project: How do businesses identify new opportunities before their competitors and develop new products?
Organisational Culture and Work Environments (If Full Time on campus student this is the optional work placement module)
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.
Those with an MBA dictate a high level of credibility as they are extremely confident and able to influence others
Studying for an MBA will give you a chance to experiment with your approach to problem solving and develop your management and interpersonal skills; all essential abilities
An MBA will provide great career prospects for graduates as the programme focuses on developing talent and producing future managers
Obtaining an MBA will set you apart from others in the competitive jobs market
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