Flexibility is at the heart of the Durham Online MBA programme as you can personalise your programme to meet your career goals. You can study fully online, complete some of your learning at Durham, and undertake relevant optional modules.
The global spread of students, alumni and faculty will give you the ability to network virtually with people from across the world, and from a wide-range of business sectors.
Structured around a two year study calendar, you can choose to undertake the programme 100% online or take a blended approach where you combine your online learning with residential modules. Whichever way you choose, our comprehensive induction will equip you with an essential toolkit of study skills to help you prepare for your MBA.
Our virtual learning environment is at the heart of your Online MBA experience. Through this you will receive online lectures, podcasts and webinars, as well as participating in a range of e-learning activities, discussion boards and virtual group work. There is a virtual campus, complete with powerful social networking tools to keep you in touch with your fellow students wherever they are in the world.
This virtual campus is supported with an annual Summer School held here in Durham, which brings together students from around the world to provide support and inspiration to drive you forward.
You will be expected to devote around 15 hours per week to study, and if you choose to undertake core modules at Durham these will typically take place in April and October.
Your online personal career advancement service is also core to the Online MBA programme, accelerating your leadership capabilities to realise your full potential. Gaining global business experience is also an option through the International Business in Context module, which will give you the ability to operate within an international business environment.
You will complete:
Five core modules
These are the foundation of your programme – establishing the management knowledge, understanding and research skills every leader needs.
Two optional modules
Depending on your career aspirations, you can either choose to study two optional modules that you find particularly interesting and most relevant to your future career.
Or alternatively, you can choose to study two modules within a structured pathway focusing on the area of entrepreneurship, consultancy or technology.
Modules on offer are dependent on demand, but in previous years have included:
Strategic Case Analysis
The Strategic Case Analysis replaces the traditional university dissertation. It is an in-depth study of key organisational issues, which is more in keeping with the needs of business and management today. It is an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have acquired through core and optional modules to a project that is of relevance to you, for example in your own organisation, a supplier, a competitor or another organisation in the private, public or voluntary sector.
The Durham Online MBA Residential brings together students from across the globe to provide support and inspiration to drive you forward in your studies. These optional sessions give you the opportunity to attend modules at our world-class business school facilities in Durham, where you will have access to the very latest IT and library services. The Residential also includes speaker events, a variety of social events, and a truly unique opportunity to enjoy the Durham experience.
A Masters in Business Administration is one of the most highly respected business degrees available. Graduates often report that an MBA has helped them secure their dream job. You'll learn essential skills and knowledge from the best in business, who will help you develop into a leader of the future.
Our MBA aims to improve your effectiveness as a manager or leader and so transform prospects for managerial careers or help encourage individual entrepreneurship. The course has been designed with input from employers from large to small firms, from both public and private sectors.
The course provides you with a comprehensive overview of international management and business issues within a framework that allows you to develop particular areas of expertise through a choice of optional modules and a personal dissertation.
Whether you're looking to progress your existing career, change career direction or give yourself the best possible start to a business career, an MBA can transform your prospects. This course is available part-time or full-time, so can you can fit it around existing commitments.
You will benefit from:
• experienced lecturers
• live industry case studies
• using academic research to solve real-world problems
• an enduring and supportive network
• dual accreditation – CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership
• a focus on enhancing your investigative and research skills to solve business/management problems.
We also aim to help you develop professionally by combining intellectual, analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills with professional drive and ambition. This will prepare you to become an entrepreneur or succeed in businesses across the world.
• Accounting for Decision Makers
• Global Marketing and Digital Business
• Strategy and Entrepreneurship
• Managing People
• Business Intelligence
• Business Ethics in Action
• MBA Project (including taught part on research methods).
• Contemporary Marketing Challenges
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management
• Project Management
• Corporate Financial Management
• Employment Law
• International Advertising and Corporate Communication
• New Venture Development.
MBA Saturday Part-time Intensive
Our Saturday part-time intensive MBA has three start dates- September, January, and May. The duration is 21 months and all modules are the same as the full and part-time versions except there are only two optional modules to choose from:
• New Venture Development
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Upon course completion our MBA students feel more confident and many have moved into growth areas such as banking, consulting, Government and not-for-profit sectors in the international arena while others are running their own successful businesses.
Our MBA postgraduates now work with companies such as:
• NHS Trusts
• Continental Tyres
• The Times India
• Jarvis Hotels
• The Guardian.
Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Doctorate study enables you to develop research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher.
Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.
Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.