University of Northampton Executive MBA (Top-up)
The University of Northampton Executive MBA (Top-up) degree is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills that you have attained on completion of a postgraduate diploma in business or management.
The programme is designed to enhance the student’s analytical skills towards business and organisational issues and tackle them with a holistic approach.
The Executive MBA (Top-up) degree aims to develop a student’s ability to think strategically, recognise potential business opportunities and manage change more effectively.
Students are instructed in various management research techniques which will pave the path towards successful completion of the final business research project and be awarded with an MBA degree from the University of Northampton.
The Executive MBA (Top-up) is designed to enable Postgraduate Diploma holders to gain a full MBA qualification.
Pursuing the Executive MBA (Top-up) will help develop your critical thinking, management research skills and enhance your business knowledge and understanding, which will eventually support your career progression
The programme structure and learning materials available on the university’s online learning platform enables you to study at your own convenience, access study material anytime & anywhere, develop your own study schedule and engage with your peers, thus allowing you to strike a balance between your personal and professional commitments.
An MBA from the University of Northampton will enhance your professional opportunities and support your career progression.
MBA graduates are placed at senior management positions within organisation across all industries.
If you hold any of the following qualifications you will be eligible to apply for this course:
- Diploma in Management Studies from a British University (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategic Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- ATHE Diploma in Strategic Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- Association of Business Executives (ABE) PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
- NCC Education PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
Students holding a qualification other than those mentioned above may be eligible for a partial or full exemption from modules on the full MBA programme. Contact your academic consultant at Stafford for more information.
Critical Issues in Business
This module is designed to provide participants with an introduction to study on the MBA programme by making explicit the pervasive issues in business to which they will return throughout their MBA and will examine in detail in the Business Research Project. The module takes a critical perspective throughout, and sets the standards expected and required for students as they progress.
Business Research Project
In the current international economic environment managers are frequently required to undertake project work in addition to their core responsibilities. Frequently these projects are focused upon investigating new opportunities or potential strategic changes in order to retain and extend competitive position within a turbulent business environment.
This module aims to equip managers and aspiring managers with the necessary skills to undertake independent project work within a business environment. It will achieve this via asking participants to conduct an independent piece of research based upon an actual business case situation which may be industry or specific corporate focused. Specifically, participants are invited to pursue one of two possible approaches:
- An inductive study whereby participants are required to carry out a research project within a particular corporate or industry setting and derive some general management principles or theories.
- A deductive approach whereby participants are required to examine or test the validity of an existing management theory to a particular management context.
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