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Master of Business Administration MBA

For business professionals who are serious about advancing their careers. Develop your understanding of management disciplines, grow your professional network and get the leadership skills you need
Code
February - PGN13X
Start
February 2024
April 2024
September 2024
January 2025
Duration
1 year full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
Feb/April 2024: £17,200 (UK) * / £19,200 (INT) *
September 2024/ January 2025: £17,700 (UK) * / £19,200 (INT) *
Course leader
Jekaterina Kartasova

This course has February, April and September 2024 start dates. Apply for February 2024.

Why choose Master of Business Administration MBA at Middlesex?

An MBA is a vital tool for business professionals who are serious about advancing their careers. Our course is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in today's competitive business world.

This course is taught by experienced academics and industry professionals, who will expose you to the latest trends and developments in all corners of the business world — with special attention given to international perspectives and best practices.

In addition to your studies, you'll also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow students and business leaders. With guest lecturers from the City visiting our north London campus. The relationships you build here and the contacts you make will benefit you throughout your career.

Our emphasis on your personal and leadership development will be supported by regular sessions to develop your skills in a wide range of areas from communication and negotiation to team-building and leadership. Some of these workshops will be designed by us and some suggested and tailored by you.

What you will gain

You'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today's competitive business environment, and you will also have the opportunity to develop your personal and professional leadership skills.

As well as a complete overview of the subject, you'll also gain a thorough understanding of the disciplines central to management and develop the skills to prepare you for taking your career to the next level.

You will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of business fundamentals, including accounting, finance, marketing, and operations
  • Develop your strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Learn how to lead and manage people
  • Gain the ability to think critically and creatively
  • Build your network of contacts in the business world.

3 great reasons to pick this course

1st in the UK for research
The impact of Middlesex Business School research was ranked number 1 in the UK for quality – Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Career progression
We are proud to see our graduates securing roles at prestigious organisations, including the Bank of America, Barclays, Deloitte and Shell

Top UK business leaders university
A recent study conducted by Business Money identified Middlesex University as one of the top 20 UK universities for producing business leaders, including business owners and CEOs


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You will study the core modules plus an online elective as well as your final Business Transformation Project. In addition, you will have a field-based Consulting Project and are required to pass a module in Personal and Professional Development which is designed to support your leadership aspirations.

This course will be delivered in 5-week blocks, three of which will be teaching weeks and two will be assessment weeks. Teaching will be scheduled over three days.

A teaching block of one module will last a total of 5 weeks before the next taught module commences. This will enable you to focus entirely on a single module in depth for your studies.

We intend to teach each module over 3 full days a week on campus. The academic calendar will work such that after 2 blocks of module teaching there will be a 2 week teaching break (Easter/ Summer recesses) before the next two blocks of teaching commence.

Modules

  • Modules - Compulsory

    • Strategy and Innovation (20 credits)

      This module aims to provide the key developments in, and thinking derived, from the study of strategy. This is increasingly informed by the study of innovation due to the involvement in enabling competitive advantage.

    • Managing and Developing People (20 credits)

      This module aims to raise awareness in the key areas relevant to effective people management and development. You will explore how these relate to the achievement of business and organisational goals and strategies.

    • Financial and Economic Analysis (20 credits)

      This module will give you the knowledge, skills and theoretical understanding in a number of strategic aspects of financial management and economics. You will understand how they affect commercial organisations and also examine the interrelationships between key factors in the economic environment. You will evaluate the impact of shifts and changes in these factors on organisational decision-making and performance.

    • Global Marketing Management (20 credits)

      Marketing management involves satisfying customer needs and desires. In a globally competitive marketplace, the challenge is to select which markets to compete in, to make an integrated set of decisions about product and service design, pricing as well as distribution channels. You must also make considerations to advertising, branding, and promotions.

    • Cross-Cultural Management and Ethics (20 credits)

      In order to navigate our complex, globalised environment, we need an understanding of the core values and norms of any organisation, the impact of policies and practices on all stakeholders and how to operate in a multi-cultural environment. This module is designed to provide you with the critical tools and mindset to analyse and identify responses to such challenges.

    • Operations and Supply Chain Management (20 credits)

      This module aims provide you with the key transformation processes and related concepts/techniques both from an individual enterprise as well as a supply chain perspective. You will also cover both planning and control perspectives.

    • Business Transformation Project (60 credits)

      This module allows you to further develop and integrate the skills and knowledge acquired during the course by working on a specific organisational issue or problem. You will be able to demonstrate proficiency in relation to scoping the issue(s)/problems, consideration of appropriate literature, collection and analysis of data, assessing the financial implications, including any cost/benefit analysis for justifying specific recommendations and consideration of implementation issues.

    • Personal and Professional Development (0 credits)

      This year-long module aims to support you in demonstrating significant growth in your career aspirations as a result of working towards the MBA qualification and how you intend to sustain this growth throughout your professional life. The primary objective of this course is for you to identify your own individual strengths and areas for development in terms of your leadership capabilities and wider professional effectiveness.

If you are interested in starting this course in 2024 please find out more by downloading this Master of Business Administration MBA specification (PDF).

This replaces the Hendon MBA from January 2024 with a non-experience MBA. If you started your MBA in Hendon in September 2023 you will complete your course as scheduled.

You'll be taught by an experienced teaching team with a wide range of expertise and professional experience.

How we'll teach you

You will learn by attending lectures, case study discussions, guided and independent research, workshops, debates, and presentations. Distinctive to the MBA, you will also experience real-world scenarios through simulations and roleplays.

We use a variety of methods to develop your cognitive and practical skills and have different methods to check your understanding of key concepts and knowledge.

By working in teams you will gain an understanding of how a real business collaborates and organises itself. You will develop interpersonal skills and understand your abilities as a leader and team member and leader.

Where will I study?

You will be studying at our north London campus in Hendon.

Teaching vs independent study

In a typical year, you’ll spend about 1200 hours on your course.

Outside of teaching hours, you’ll learn independently through reading articles and books, working on projects, undertaking research, and preparing for assessments including coursework and presentations.

Typical weekly breakdown

A typical week looks like this:

Learning

Contact hours per week

On-campus

8

Online

3

Independent study

40

For placement, there may be additional hours.

Learning terms

On-campus: This includes tutor-led sessions such as seminars, lab sessions and demonstrations as well as student-led sessions for work in small groups.

Online learning: This is teaching that is delivered online using tools like Skype or Zoom, as well as work that you do yourself using online teaching resources.

Independent study: This is the work you do in your own time including reading and research.

Academic support

Our excellent teaching and support teams will help you develop your skills from research and practical skills to critical thinking. Our Sheppard Library is open 24 hours a day during term time. And we offer free 24-hour laptop loans with full desktop software, free printing and Wi-Fi to use on or off campus.

Coursework and assessments

There are no exams but your coursework will be assessed.

We will test not only theory and its application to your practice but also the depth of your understanding.

To gain your MBA you will need to take a final project on a topic of your choosing. This project could be anything from documenting your work with a host organisation to developing a business plan.

Assessments

We'll test your understanding and progress with informal and formal tests.

The informal tests usually take place at least once per module, from which you’ll receive feedback from your tutor. The grades from these tests don’t count towards your final marks.

There are formal assessments for each module, usually at the end, which will count towards your module and your final marks.

Assessments are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback or feedback from an external examiner.

Feedback

To help you achieve the best results, we will provide regular feedback.

You'll evaluate your work, skills and knowledge and identify areas for improvement. Sometimes you'll work in groups and assess each other's progress.

The Sheppard Library

Our library is open 24 hours a day during the term and includes:

  • Over 1,000 study areas with rooms for group study and over 600 computer spaces
  • 350,000 books and e-books and more than 24,000 online journals
  • Free laptop loans, Wi-Fi and printing.

Student support

We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health and disability support.

Additional needs

We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia team.

Wellness

Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.

Work while you study

Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above. Visit the Middlesex Unitemps page.

Financial support

You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.

We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.

Our university's postgraduate courses have been recognised for their ability to support your career.

95% of our postgraduate students go on to work or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2022).

How can the Master of Business Administration MBA support your career?

An MBA is unique among master's degrees as it is designed to deliver intellectual, practical and personal benefits. Our curriculum is tailored to ensure that you develop your knowledge of all key areas of running a business. In particular, we ensure that you develop the deep understanding required to apply this knowledge to practice.

Career paths

This MBA will open up opportunities across a number of industries and roles. Companies that our MBA graduates work for include the Bank of America, Barclays, Deloitte, and Shell. Our previous graduates work in positions such as managing director, project manager, consultant and finance manager.

MDXworks

Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.

Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has been recognised with the following awards:

The top 20 UK universities for business leaders and entrepreneurs – Business Money, 2023

A top 10 university for producing CEOs – Novuana, 2023.

MDXcelerator Student Start-Up Support

Want to be your own boss? You'll have the chance to pitch your business to gain mentoring and grants of up to £15,000.

Global network

You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.

  1. UK entry
  2. International
  3. How to apply

The fees below are for the 2023/24 academic year – February and April 2024:

UK students1

Full-time students: £17,200

International students2

Full-time students: £19,200

The fees below are for the 2024/25 academic year – September 2024 and January 2025:

UK students1

Full-time students: £17,700

International students2

Full-time students: £19,200

Additional costs

The following study tools are included in your fees:

  • Free access to resources, learning materials and software you need to succeed on your course
  • Free laptop loans for up to 24 hours
  • Free specialist software for your course
  • Free printing for academic paperwork
  • Free online training with LinkedIn Learning.

Financial support

We offer lots of support to help you with fees and living costs. Check out our guide to student life on a budget and find out more about postgraduate funding.

Postgraduate scholarships

You may be eligible for one of our scholarships including:

  • The Alumni Postgraduate Award – as an undergraduate alumnus continuing postgraduate studies at Middlesex, you are eligible for an alumni award worth 40% off your fees
  • The Commonwealth Scholarship – full course fees, airfares and a living allowance
  • The Chevening Scholarship – full course fees
  • The European Academic Awards – £1000 to £7000 for students showing academic excellence
  • Regional or International Merit Award –up to £2,000 towards course fees

For international students, we also have a limited number of other awards specific to certain regions, and work in partnership with funding providers in your country to help support you financially with your study.

Find out more about our postgraduate scholarships.

Help from your employer

Your employer can contribute towards the cost of your postgraduate study as part of their staff development programme.

Fees disclaimers

1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase postgraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.


We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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