Business and Management Masters Degrees


MBA Online course


Location: Online
Qualification: MBA
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £12,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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About the MBA online

Our MBA online is an advanced qualification designed for students who wish to build on their business expertise and open up new career progression opportunities. The course will enhance your skills in several key areas, including the management of people, organisational systems, project delivery and management reporting. This specialist pathway will also help you to develop your personal and professional network as you study alongside like-minded individuals. The MBA programme is delivered 100% online, giving you the flexibility to study at anytime from anywhere.

Why study this subject?

Strong leadership qualities are recognised as crucial for directors and senior managers in the modern business environment. The MBA online will provide you with the theories, tools and techniques to become an effective leader in your organisation. As well as developing graduate skills such as analysis and interpretation of data, negotiation and persuasion and the presentation and communication of information within a team, you will gain relevant and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the key issues in business and management.

Upon commencement of the MBA course online, you will undertake an induction programme prior to starting your first module which will enable you to familiarise yourself with our virtual learning platform and understand what will be expected of you during your studies.

Please contact a member of the Admissions team for more information.

Professional exemptions

Our MBA courses have been created with pre-mapped exemptions for ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW. See our professional exemptions page to find out more.

Location: Online
Qualification: MBA
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £12,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

The MBA is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

Module options* (choose one module):

*Module options are subject to availability at the time of study.

Location: Online
Qualification: MBA
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £12,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

Studying for an MBA online offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

All of our online Masters courses have an indicative study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies.

It is possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online MBA programme utilises a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

You will be supported throughout your online MBA programme by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

Our MBA programme includes both compulsory and optional modules, so you can tailor the content of your course to more closely fit your interests and aspirations.

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the MBA online will be based on a combination of written coursework, discussion contributions and work on a management report.

You will be able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your MBA course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; and
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your MBA programme, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Location: Online
Qualification: MBA
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £12,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get an MBA regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

The MBA online will provide you with the fundamental business and management skills necessary to be able to manage and lead in the dynamic environments of the modern business world.

Popular career destinations for graduates include executive and senior management roles in business finance, corporate strategy, internal auditing, management consultancy, marketing and sales management, product management, research & development and supply chain management.

Location: Online
Qualification: MBA
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £12,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our MBA programme:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our MBA programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.
  • At least 3 years’ senior level work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

2. Open Entry Route

We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route.

In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our MBA programme you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least 5 years’ senior level work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

21 day money back guarantee

If you enrol on our MBA programme but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.

Location: Online
Qualification: MBA
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £12,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Apply now to study our MBA online

Applying for our MBA does not have to be a time consuming process and you can download our postgraduate application form here.

You can also contact our Admissions Team on 0800 0527 526 or email enquiries@online.essex.ac.uk for advice and guidance on the application process and procedures.