Northampton Business School, The University of Northampton

Northampton Business School
The University of Northampton

Types of Courses
The MBA is a one year full-time programme. It aims to equip honours graduates from any discipline (and with a numumum of two years relevant management experience) with the knowledge, skills and competences to manage effectively in the modern complex and increasingly dynamic business environment.

The programme consists of two taught semesters followed by a third semester in which a dissertation of 15 - 20,000 words is undertaken. The dissertation should be management related and allows students to apply knowledge, skills and competence developed in semesters one and two.

The part-time MBA may also be studied over two years, allowing the participants to plan around their other commitments

Typical modules include:-

Accounting & Finance for Managers 1 & 2
Leadership
Managing Operations
Managing Strategic Change
Marketing: Principles and Management
Organisational Strategy
People in Organisations
Research Methods for Business & dissertation (academic & work-related)

Pedagogical Methods
Throughout the course the students receive a wide-ranging learning experience. Lectures are held in all modules but they form only part of a wider learning process. Teaching relies on students using their knowledge
and experience in participative exercises and practical activities. Extensive use is made of case studies as a learning medium, for which students prepare in small syndicate groups; and role-playing exercises.

University College Northampton is located on the attractive Moulton Park Campus which occupies almost 70 acres on the edge of the town of Northampton. The Faculty of Management and Business has a teaching staff of around 130 made up of over six nationalities, with a strong interest in international business.

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