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MBA

Location: Online Qualification: MBA Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 24 months Places available: January 2018 Tuition fee: £15,600 (learn more) Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

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MBA

Location: Online Qualification: MBA Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 24 months Places available: January 2018 Tuition fee: £15,600 (learn more) Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

Apply now

Student testimonials

Aisha Legge
MBA

I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community. I created a WhatsApp ... Read more

Paul Nicholson
BA (Hons) Business and Management

I was a project leader in the oil and gas industry, wanting to take my career to the next level. ... Read more

Andy Robertson
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Being a naval chap, I thought that I was a broad, adaptable, comfortable manager. However, as a ... Read more

Tutor biographies

Liz Kirrane B.Sc, MBA
MBA

After graduating in 1986 with a BSc in Management Sciences from Lancaster, Liz worked in a variety ... Read more

David Dixon B.Sc (Econ), P.G.C.E, M.A
MSc Business and Management

David graduated in 1979 with a 2:1 in Analytical & Descriptive Economics, and then went on to ... Read more

Chris West BSc, MBCS, CITP, CEng
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Chris holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Exeter and is also a Member of the British ... Read more

Overview

Developed in partnership with the world-class team at Essex Business School, this online MBA programme combines cutting-edge learning technology with teaching expertise from industry leaders.

Working alongside a diverse and professional cohort, students will study a broad range of business themes, management techniques and leadership qualities.

The programme encompasses a wide range of innovative modules covering a variety of industry-specific topics including entrepreneurship, managerial economics, business strategy, sustainable operations and many more.

Throughout these thought-provoking and challenging modules, students are given the opportunity to explore the impacts of internationalisation while also gaining the skills to lead in increasingly demanding marketplaces.

The programme also supports and develops the entrepreneurial spirit, allowing each student to build sustainable, resilient business models.

Course structure

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:

*These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

All of our online courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

Teaching methods and style

The modules you choose to undertake online as part of this programme will utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

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. All courses are delivered in English only.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

For all modules you undertake online, we adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment. Assessment for the online modules of the MBA is based on a combination of written coursework, discussion contributions and reflective journal entries considering the key learning outcomes and their applicability to the student. Your course tutor will make the requirements and assessments of each module clear to you before you start.

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.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates, and our MBA programme is particularly focused towards career improvement and development. This course gives you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and leadership potential with a mix of industry-specific and transferable workplace skills.

An MBA qualification is an excellent investment in your future, providing 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.

Entry requirements

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:

• A 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.
• At least three years’ relevant, professional work experience.

If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

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.

If you are a non-standard applicant (which is typically an applicant who possesses an undergraduate degree below a 2:2 standard, or an applicant who does not possess an undergraduate degree at all) we require at least five years of relevant managerial experience.

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.