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Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2018/19 entry

Think Smart. Learn Fast. Get Online.

Course code:

FBLT021

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2019
May 2019

Fees:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


Overview

Are you looking for a career change or to develop your career? Are you considering a move into management? In today’s globally connected environment, a manager’s practice needs to be ethically based and culturally sensitive.

This course will enhance your ability to respond to the needs of the modern world by thinking critically and strategically in seeking solutions to complex problems. An MBA qualification will help you work towards better career prospects and salary.

The course consists of three distinct but interconnected stages:

  • Certificate - The modern enterprise and business environment – how does it work?
    The Certificate phase will develop a resource based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value creation activities.
  • Diploma - Preparing for tomorrow – what needs to change?
    In the Diploma stage the focus shifts to considering the manager’s role in the development of an enterprise in response to the internal and external context, to create sustainable value.
  • Masters – Management in action – bringing about change
    The Masters phase of the programme will focus more specifically on particular sectors and /or roles (including general management and leadership) depending on your chosen pathway. The emphasis will be on exploring, critically evaluating and applying a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting/ context.

 

As well as the full master’s degree, we also offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration. A PGCert could give you the specialist knowledge you need and help you achieve your career goals. To study for this award, you will choose 4 modules, which can be studied in as little as 2 semesters.

The course will also support you to clarify and develop your career goals as you progress through and encourage reflection on how your goals might be met.

This course is also offered with a specialist pathway for the Cyber Security Management sector.

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe.

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short, 2 week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following bodies:

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Coventry Business School is signatory to The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative

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What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Course information

The MBA is aimed specifically at current or aspiring managers who wish to develop their career. It provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to progress to more senior management and leadership roles. With a strong practitioner focus, personal and career development is an underlying theme running through this course.

The course draws from your current and past experience, ensuring you are constantly applying theory to practice. It aims to enhance your capabilities to think critically, deal with ambiguity, and seek solutions to complex problems. You can develop a core knowledge of business models and concepts, and a strong understanding of processes and practices in order to develop your leadership, financial and project management skills.

As part of this degree you will investigate how management practice relates to wider societal, ethical and intercultural issues. You will consider the need for responsible, ethical and culturally sensitive practices in today’s global economy and the challenges this can present. The course will explore the wider external consequences of actions and decisions taken within the organisation, to develop your responsible management practice and help you climb the career ladder.

Please note that the modules listed above are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. The University reserves the right without notice to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of courses as part of our commitment to curriculum enhancement.

Modules

Overview

Modules

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The 1st and only UK University to partner with FutureLearn to offer full degree courses in this way.

In more detail...

You will have the opportunity to develop a broad and holistic view of how businesses operate, including the impact of the external environment. You will look at an organisation from a different perspective: the organisation as a learning entity made up of individuals, as a combination of inter-related processes focused on adding value, and as a financial entity focused on creating monetary returns. You will focus on exploring the role of a manager as a strategic leader and the role managers play in organisations to develop and adapt to environment changes. As part of this course you will be required to develop approaches and solutions to work-based problems which are innovative and creative, developing the ability to be entrepreneurial in your professional practice.

This course will also focus on exploring and developing sector and role specific knowledge to support your career growth and future aspirations.

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.

For each module, we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic semester of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 15 hours per week of study time, with the flexibility for students to study from one to two modules per academic semester.

The underlying focus is on developing your ability to think critically and strategically and to enable you to develop solutions to complex problems within an ever changing and ambiguous business environment. You can benefit from the innovative and interactive content and activities provided on our online platform FutureLearn. This opens up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world. 

One of the key aims of the programme is to provide you with experiences of real-life organisations so you will also be exposed to real-life case studies, simulations and engaging guest speakers from industry who will share their expertise and experiences of developing strategy, managing change and growth in their organisations, bringing both contemporary and theoretical concepts to life.

 

Developing you and your future career

During your studies you will have access to professional management coaches to help you to develop and enhance your skills and capabilities and identify your career goals. After graduating we have a team who will continue to support you to further tailor your career.

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework assignments, business plans and activities, all completed online.

As part of the degree, you will initiate and lead a change project within a practice setting. To do this successfully you will be required to apply knowledge drawn from across the course and to demonstrate the strategic thought and leadership capabilities which are core to the course.

 

  • On successful completion of the Certificate stage (60 credits) students will be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • On successful completion of the Diploma stage (120 credits) students will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • On successful completion of the Masters stage (180 credits) students will be eligible for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

 


Masters level awards will be made with a ‘Distinction’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Pass’ grade.

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the social and environmental impact of an enterprise and the need to develop ethical and responsible management practices.
  • Act in a culturally sensitive manner towards all of an enterprise's stakeholders through having an understanding of the interconnected global nature of business.
  • Demonstrate reflective practice for the development and achievement of personal career goals. 
  • Critically assess the basis of an enterprise’s value creating activities and the impact of the external environment on value creation.
  • Critically assess the manager’s role in ensuring that an enterprise creates sustainable value in the context of dynamic internal and external environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically and explore potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.
  • Explore, critically evaluate and apply a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting. 
  • Formulate potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems whilst acknowledging the risks and evaluating potential outcomes.
  • Initiate and lead a sector/ role specific change management project.

Each 15 credit module will consist of 150 hours activities. The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study.  Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support their studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support the learning. 

You will have opportunities to collaborate with students from around the world via our online platform FutureLearn. The international nature of our course will provide you with a diverse range of experiences from Asia, Europe and Africa. 

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

An honours degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

An honours degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Starts

Fee


January 2019

£15,900


May 2019

£15,900


Starts

Fee


January 2019

£15,900


May 2019

£15,900


Starts

Fee


January 2019

£15,900


May 2019

£15,900


The modules listed below make up the MBA Masters in Business Administration.

A typical part-time study route, would consist of one or two 15 credit modules studied each Semester, however learners can take up to 5 years to complete their PG degree if desired.

Our Admissions Team can work with you to prepare a tailored study plan, which will identify which modules you can study when, dependent on your individual circumstances.

 

Module name Credits Fees per module
Geopolitical, Economic and Legal Environments 15 £1,325.00
Business Models and Processes
15 £1,325.00
Financial Analysis
15 £1,325.00
Organisational Behaviour and Learning
15 £1,325.00
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
15 £1,325.00
Leadership and Change Management
15 £1,325.00
Strategy and Decision Making
15 £1,325.00
Global Marketing
15 £1,325.00
Project Management
15 £1,325.00
Decision Making and Risk
15 £1.325.00
Final Assessment - The MBA Consultancy Project 30 £2,650.00

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Career prospects

The wide-ranging content of this MBA offers considerable flexibility, whether you decide to specialise in one of the management disciplines or take an overview of them all.

You might decide to go into consultancy, whether joining a leading global firm or a more ‘niche’ business, specialising in a particular sector, management function or country.

During the course of your study, you will develop strong analytical skills, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are all in demand from employers in private, public, and third-sector organisations around the world. 

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all your rights and obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes you. We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. The Student Contract will be issued upon application.