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Key information
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Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Arden MBA top-up gives you the opportunity to build on existing qualifications and unlock enhanced career prospects. You may not have realised, but that postgraduate qualification you already have can fast-track you to a full MBA with just 12 months of study and at a fraction of the cost of a full MBA. You will study a cross-cutting ‘strategic’ module, designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards by considering contemporary ideas in a global context. The development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future are themes you will explore. This will be followed by a work-based project in a relevant area of your choice providing you with the opportunity to add value to your employer and enhance your CV.

Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you will have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day to day role. A vital part of your work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue. To support your development, we will provide you with academic and pastoral support online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete the assessments. Your tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.

You will have demonstrated and you can apply knowledge and skills at a strategic level; Undertaken activities that have improved your own organisation; Used your personal development and planning skills to contribute to society and the workplace; Used your problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions; Shown genuine deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area; Taken a world view, demonstrating that you understand global issues, diversity and ethical questions; Developed your communication skills.

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

JAN

Modules

Shaping the purpose, mission, vision and values of an organisation is vital to success. Starting from this fundamental point you will be exposed to a series of business challenges around strategy. Other key elements explored will include sustainability and ethical practice and you will consider both of these in the context of decision making. Finally you will have the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts to resolve a range of business challenges.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£3,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee differs for various Nationalities.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 120 credits at level 7 in a broadly based business/management award, for example a Post Graduate Diploma in Business or ILM level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management, plus 2 years suitable work experience.

University information

Arden University has supported more than 50,000 students over 26 years and are the experts in flexible learning. The university offers a range of Master’s and MBAs that can be studied flexibly by Online Distance Learning, meaning that you can access your modules at a pace that is convenient for you. Need a little more structure? If you’re a UK resident, you can opt for their Blended Learning study mode, where you’ll study a full-time...more