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Masters of Business Administration (Lancaster)

If your career plan includes securing a high-level management position or becoming a successful entrepreneur, our Master of Business Administration (MBA) will open those doors for you to work anywhere in the world and ultimately prove that you are an expert within your industry.

Our intensive Master's degree is designed to integrate your own work-based learning and teach you the academic rigor, skills and ethics to become a leader in business management, who can think logically and independently

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Course Overview

Our aim is for you to graduate with a globally recognised MBA, which proves your understanding of contemporary business and management principles and the current issues affecting organisations.

It will stand you in excellent stead to secure business sustainability and give you the confidence to make high-end business decisions and the potential to become a leader in your field. An MBA is the primary management qualification for aspiring business leaders, giving you the skills and knowledge to progress your career to more senior levels or give you a stepping-stone to a new career.

Our MBA is affordable and flexible, with the opportunity to be in the North West.

On this course you will...

  • Study in our business school where you will meet like-minded people, creating a beneficial network for your future career.
  • Benefit from our strong links with regional businesses and partnerships nationally and internationally, boosting networking and employment prospects.
  • Have the opportunity to complete a piece of postgraduate research on a specific area that interests you
  • Gain knowledge from tutors who are involved in international research, keeping your learning up-to-date.
  • Gain credibility with a Gold Standard business degree.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

Our MBA programme is designed to integrate your own learning and development in a work-based situation into six core modules of academic theory and practice. You will complete individual and group-based assignments that will develop your knowledge and understanding of the materials covered and how these apply in an organisational context.

There will also be a case study/presentation project enabling you to apply a range of theories and knowledge to a real problem in your organisation, allowing you to reflect on your own management style and organisational research.

  • Leadership & Organisation Behaviour
    Develop a critical awareness of leadership theories, models and research and their relationship and application to critical organisational behaviour concepts.
  • Strategy
    Transform your leadership style and strategic thinking. This module equips you with essential tools for crafting professional business strategies, fostering innovation, and gaining valuable insights for success.
  • Operations Management
    Delve into a transformative module that not only assesses, analyses, and applies strategies to optimise organisational effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability for achieving corporate goals but also fosters a profound understanding, critical awareness, and cutting-edge insights into the dynamic landscape of Operations Management.
  • Marketing Management
    Dive into marketing management essentials, where you'll learn to design effective marketing programs and navigate current challenges in modern organizations, gaining a keen awareness of the interconnected business environment.
  • Financial Decision Making
    Equip yourself with a strategic financial toolkit in this module, as it empowers you to cultivate a thorough understanding of financial management, expertly assess innovative forecasting techniques, and hone practical skills in evaluating short-term and long-term investment decisions, ultimately fostering the financial acumen essential for success in overcoming business challenges across diverse sectors.
  • Change and Innovation
    This module equips you with the expertise to spearhead organisational change and innovation initiatives, guiding you through the analysis of leadership in diverse contexts and the exploration of sustainable approaches to drive innovation and change.
  • Business Research Methods
    Empowering students with essential research skills, this module facilitates the development and critical engagement of an independent research project, encouraging a nuanced evaluation of personal involvement with research philosophies, methodologies, and methods, while discerning the intricate links among these crucial elements.
  • Independent Project
    This module offers students the chance to immerse themselves in business and management research by undertaking an applied or fundamental research project, showcasing expertise in a chosen topic. Students are tasked with identifying, researching, and analysing complex situations within specific business contexts, offering meaningful recommendations or solutions to existing problems across various sectors.

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An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

Take the next step towards achieving your dreams.
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