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Master of Business Management (MBM)

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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

MAY-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MBM - Master of Business Management

Subject areas

Business Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Prepare yourself for the modern business environment with one of our unique postgraduate business pathways. Our Master of Business Management focuses on core topics and contemporary issues in the corporate world.

Managers in today’s business landscape need to be flexible, dynamic and focused – all of which are skills you will develop during your online study. They need to have a solid understanding of multiple disciplines, as well as the innovative mindset to face a range of challenges.

This course focuses particularly on the areas of leadership, finance and marketing, while allowing you to customise the course to fit your interests with optional modules on:

  • how globalisation leads to managing across cultures
  • project management methodology
  • human resource management and its distinction from personnel approaches
  • business strategy and strategic management

The culmination of the course is your Business and Management Research Report, an independent research project that you’ll undertake into the management or organisational issue of your choice. You’ll investigate the topic, analyse data and make recommendations supporting the research findings and analysis.

If you are interested in business but looking to focus on a specific area, take a look at our Masters degrees in finance, human resources, marketing, analytics or project management, or even our AMBA accredited online MBA.

Teaching methods

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.

Our courses are delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your dedicated Student Support team

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Support team, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

Career prospects

Companies seek out candidates with the most advanced skills to fill senior positions, and a postgraduate qualification is an excellent way to showcase that you possess those abilities. Roles within business management, banking, insurance, accountancy, finance, marketing, sales, retail and human resources would greatly benefit from the knowledge gained through this course.

Modules

Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Business and Management Research Report (40 Credits) - Core
Economics for Managers (20 Credits)
Management: Principle and Practices (20 Credits)
Leadership in Practice (20 Credits)
Marketing: Principles and Practices (20 Credits)
Financial Decision Making (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

11,570

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

11,570

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our Master of Business Management (MBM), which considers academic or work-based experience. Academic entry route - You must have the following qualifications as a minimum: an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification. Work experience entry route - You must meet the following criteria: at least five years’ senior level work experience.

Department profile

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including...more