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Business Administration

MBA Full time Distance Learning 12 months, Full-time 12 months, Part-time Distance Learning 2 years, Part-time Day and Evening 2 years

The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge.

The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 19 October 2020
  • Award MBA
  • Study Mode Full time Distance Learning, Full-time, Part-time Distance Learning, Part-time Day and Evening
  • Course Length Full time Distance Learning (12 months), Full-time (12 months), Part-time Distance Learning (2 years), Part-time Day and Evening (2 years)
  • Campus Location Distance Learning, Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate general business qualification for managers who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge. This award will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment.  You will also expand your knowledge and understanding of the current changes in the business environment through the study of strategic management, stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility.

The programme is designed so that full time students are able to complete the course in one academic year and part time in two years.  By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge and understanding of Business and Management concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis through a range of learning experiences.  You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing basic research, problem-solving and organising and managing projects.

In today’s highly dynamic global environment, a complexity of factors, including technology, enterprise and innovation, have a significant impact on business systems and functions. With this in mind, full -time MBA students on the standard mode of delivery (i.e. classroom study and blended learning out of classroom activities) will join with peers from other postgraduate courses offered by University of Wolverhampton Business School.

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Students will be eligible for a Post Graduate Certificate Master of Business Administration after completing their first year of study.  Students who complete the whole course will be eligible for the full award.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

The MBA is a programme that is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of management education. It has high quality blended learning support and has access to excellent learning facilities. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme. From the evidence provided, the MBA at the University of Wolverhampton, maps to a CMI L7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

 CMI Units: 7003V2, 7005V2, 7006V2, 7008V2, 7009V2, 7011V2, 7012V2 and 7013V2 equating to a total 62 credits.

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to: 

  1. Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, HR, finance, accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity.
  2. Analyse strategic perspectives regionally, nationally and internationally at organisation and sector levels. 
  3. Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its environment and the importance and nature of organisational change and transformation.
  4. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
  5. Evaluate the role and contribution of integrative strategic and leadership approaches. gement at functional, strategic and sector levels.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level. 

 

 

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full time Distance Learning £10915 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Full-time £10915 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time Day and Evening £5458 per year 2020-21
International Full time Distance Learning £10915 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13615 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

The entry requirements for the MBA are:

The applicant will have normally occupied a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation;

A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;

A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;

Please check our minimum language entry requirements before submitting your application.

We offer a range of programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

“The MBA provided me with the foundation I needed to run a business. Six years later, rarely a week goes by without me referencing it in some way.”

Simon, Managing Director

MBA graduate

Postgraduate Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at gov.uk or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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