MBA - Master of Business Administration
MBA - Master of Business Administration
The Global MBA equips you with an expert understanding of the challenges facing today's global business leaders through a combination of core modules, optional modules, and a strategic project. In addition to the core modules, there are options available in five specialist areas Accountancy, Finance, Law, Leadership, Entrpreneurship & Innovation. You can achieve a specialist MBA if you take at least three optional modules and your strategic project in your preferred specialism. Our online learning resources include reading materials, multimedia content, formative assessments, learning activities, and facilities for you to interact with your tutor and fellow students. You receive guaranteed tutor support, either online or face-to-face at a local teaching institution. The Global MBA is accredited by major professional bodies, including CMI and CIMA. You benefit from coveted memberships, networking and career development opportunities, and the chance to gain Chartered Manager status during the course of the programme. The University of London has over 150 years experience in delivering world class education via distance and flexible learning. Our programmes are respected by employers all over the world.
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This module provides students who lack an academic background in or practical experience of accounting and finance with a basic understanding of accounting and finance. The module assumes no prior knowledge of accounting and/or finance, starting at square one and taking a step-by-step approach through the concepts and application of techniques, with clear explanations and real-case examples. Upon completion of this module, students will have a holistic perspective on the importance of financial and management accounting, recording of financial transactions, preparation and interpretation of financial statements, effective management decision making tools, costing and performance evaluation in a competitive environment, making capital investment decisions, financing a business and managing its working capital.
This module is concerned with the application of economic principles and techniques to key management decisions within firms. Because economics underpins much of what is taught in finance, marketing, business strategy and many other modules in the programme, the primary objective of the module is to equip students with a good understanding of how fundamental economic theory can be applied to decision-making within a firm, as well as a better understanding of the external business environment in which a firm operates. It also allows students to understand contemporary economics events that shape the world economy. In particular, the module assists students in understanding such basic principles as, market supply and demand, production and cost functions, industry structure, product and resource pricing, national accounting, money demand and money supply. The idea is to navigate the students into a systematic approach about managing firms’ resources, which in turn, helps them to formulate strategic decisions to maximise value.
The objective of this module is to provide participants with an understanding of the marketing function. The module assumes no previous knowledge or experience in marketing and assists participants in building relevant knowledge through real-time cases, application of theories to the marketplace, and in-class activities. Upon completion, participants will possess an in-depth knowledge of the main functions associated with marketing, and in particular, will be able to define marketing and identify the various steps of the marketing process, explaining the importance of understanding customers and the marketplace, and identifying the steps of developing a marketing plan and successfully implementing a marketing strategy.
For direct entry to the MBA, you must hold: A bachelor degree (or acceptable equivalent) considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree from an institution acceptable to the University; AND three years relevant managerial or professional experience (gained within the past five years). If you meet only one of these core requirements, you can apply to join the programme via a second entry route. If accepted, you will then need to complete an online preparatory course (c. 125 hours) before registration.