Master of Business Administration

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Duration:

12 months (Full-time/ Part- time)

Award by:

London Metropolitan University, UK

Objective

(Awarded by London Metropolitan University, UK)

This MBA course is aimed at individuals seeking to develop their careers in business and management building on their experience of the workplace. It is suitable for students without a prior business management degree, but students will have sufficient work experience to inform their learning and contribute insights to their fellow students. The course is demanding and so a strong work ethic and commitment to accelerated learning is required. Throughout the course, the aim is to develop the critical thinking, business decision making and interpersonal skills that are required for a successful business career as managers, business owners or entrepreneurs.

Programme aims:

The MBA aims to prepare its graduates to make a significant change in their career that might entail taking on greater leadership and management responsibility, switching industry or starting a business. This requires the development of:
1. a broad knowledge of how businesses function and how they are managed and governed
2. strong financial awareness
3. problem solving skills that can deal with complexity, uncertainty and incomplete data
4. understanding of environmental scanning in order to manage effectively in a changing world particularly in relation to climate change, technology disruption and global politics
5. strategy setting and execution skills including change management
6. the essential soft skills demanded of managers and leaders – communication, ne-gotiation, networking, team working
7. insights into the wider role of businesses in addressing societal problems in a sus-tainable manner
8. understanding of the need for ethical management and governance

MBA comprised of seven taught modules and the Business Research Project accumulating to 180 credits.

Module

  1. Building Business Insights MN7P13SR (60 credits)
    This module provides you with the opportunity to work on specific management and business issues that organisations are facing. Utilising your problem-solving skills and competences of handling and managing business challenges. Starting from problem identification and concluding with solution related recommendations, thus encouraging research into real world business and management issues impacting organisations. Building Business Insights brings together the learning processes from the whole MBA programme. It encourages the synthesis of knowledge, theories and skills developed in the modules during the previous terms in order to provide realistic solutions to contemporary business and management challenges.
  2. Financial Decision Making MN7029SR (20 credits)
    This module aims to provide practical methods and approaches to enable business managers and entrepreneurs to understand and use financial infor-mation to make effective business decisions. The financial decision-making process demands the understanding of key financial management issues, per-formance indicators and methodologies to critically analysing accounting and financial information. Strong financial literacy is essential in business.
  3. Breakthrough Leadership Skills MN7028SR (20 credits)
    The module equips students with a range of skills and knowledge essential to thinking and acting effectively as a leader. Students will review concepts and cases enabling the critical evaluation of organisational and team design for high performance. Increasingly, change and leadership go hand in hand in organisations and leaders constantly need to drive change as part of their role. The module will examine the nature and some of the inherent challenges of organisational change. Students will critically analyse what it means to be a change agent and they will gain the knowledge and understanding needed to design, initiate and lead change in diverse organisational settings.
  4. Digital Business Delivery MN7030SR (20 credits)
    A business adds value through its operations, which today are typically highly dependent on the use of digital technology to link together organisations within the value network, connect with customers, improve delivery, personalise products and services, and match demand and supply. It is vital that managers and leaders understand both how business operations are designed, managed and improved, and the relationship between new product/service development and operations.
  5. Marketing in Digital World MN7032SR (20 credits)
    Marketing is important for all organisations and is concerned with retaining customers and delivering value to stakeholders, that is, to everyone who is affected by a transaction. It directs organisations into new markets and opportunities while maintaining and developing existing customers. This module is intended to help develop knowledge concerning the nature and character of marketing as well as sales in an international context, capitalising on current and emerging technologies.
  6. Global Strategy and Innovation MN7031SR (20 credits)
    Small, medium and large business operate in very different ways however they share a common business and industry environment and often will both com-pete and collaborate. All sizes and types of business must understand their business and industry environment as they position themselves for success.
  7. Business Problem Solving MN7027SR (20 credits)
    This module will enable students to build skills and knowledge in problem solving and research that will support their studies throughout the programme and provide the essential foundation for their final project. In addition to developing problem solving skills students will develop a proposal for their final project that will completed during the final term of their course.
    This module will help prepare students to become well-informed and effective managers, business owners and entrepreneurs able to lead, manage and solve problems in dynamic and complex environments. The emphasis is on the practical skills of problem solving, critical thinking, presenting proposals, researching, analysing and making recommendation for a senior management or executive audience.
  8. Business Study Boot Camp MN7010SR (0 credits)
    This module will enable students to build key skills and knowledge that will enable them to maximise the value they gain from the MBA and accelerate their return to studying successfully as independent learners at Level 7.

TEACHER-STUDENT RATIO is 1:50

Duration Full-time: 12 months
Part-time: 12 months
Mode of delivery Blended learning
Awarding Body London Metropolitan University, UK
Language of instruction English

Entry requirements

Minimum Age 20 Years
Academic qualification 1. A minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree from a UK or recognised international university or another equivalent international qualification in any subject; AND Sufficient work experience to benefit from the course and to provide value to their peers. It is expected all applicants will have at least 2 years work experience which may have been gained whilst studying.
2. Post-Graduate Diploma in in any subject discipline;
*3. Applicants who do not meet the requirement of a 2.2 undergraduate degree will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the university.
*Candidates with a minimum of 5 years of substantial working experience, including 2 years of working experience in a management or leadership role, where the applicant can demonstrate clear potential to operate at postgraduate level and benefit from the opportunity, will be taken into account when assessing applicants without an undergraduate degree.
Following the review of applications, candidates may be required to attend a selection interview.
Work experience 2 years for student who possesses a 2:2 Honours degree OR

5 years of substantial working experience, including 2 years of working experience in a management or leadership role for student who does not possess a 2:2 Honours degree

Language proficiency requirement Any of the following:
a. GCE O level: minimum C6
b. IELTS score 6.0 with no element below 5.5
c. Pearson Test of English Academy with a minimum score for each element of 51 and 56 overall.
d. Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above.
e. Completed Stanfort Academy Certificate in English for Foreign Students (Advanced Level)
f. Obtained at least 80% for Stanfort Academy English Proficiency Test.

All applicants are required to submit a detailed personal statement, including why you are applying and any relevant skills, experience or achievements that make you suitable for the course.

You should also submit a full CV comprising:

  • Work experience – list your most recent position first, continuing in reverse chronological order including the name, location, website and dates of your employment for each company you have worked for. Aim to use bullet points wherever possible to highlight your responsibilities and achievements in each role.
  • Education – Again, in reverse chronological order, give brief details of your academic and professional qualifications along with the grades you achieved.
  • Skills – For example, include every IT package or programme you have used as well as any foreign language skills you have gained. Skills such as communication and project management are harder to substantiate and should be backed up with examples.

Assessment:

London Metropolitan University (London Met) authorises and approves Stanfort Academy to deliver and assess part or all of the course. This course is also taught and assessed at London Met’s main campus in London, United Kingdom. London Met holds direct responsibility for quality assurance, curriculum content, and the teaching, learning and assessment strategy.

  • Group Assignment, Individual Report, Business Research Report, Individual blog, Group presentation, Individual investigation report, Portfolio

Marking and grades:

Each component of assessed work is assigned a percentage mark with a pass/fail threshold at 50%. Overall average mark obtained for all modules and the dissertation, with classification thresholds for each grade of award as follows:

70% and above: Master’s degree with Distinction

60% – 69.99%: Master’s degree with Merit

50% – 59.99%: Master’s degree

0% – 49.99%: Fail