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Course Description

All over the world, the MBA is the recognised management and leadership qualification. It's formal recognition that you have the strategic knowledge, insight and understanding to become a successful manager – and an inspiring leader.

A minimum of 2-3 years supervisory experience is required before you can begin this online MBA and must be evidenced with your application. This Masters degree is a popular choice for busy professionals from all over the world, who want the benefits of this top level qualification, without having to travel to attend fixed lectures or fit in with someone else’s timetable.

An MBA approved by your professional body

Our MBA is one of only a few in the UK that has been accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)* – the UK's professional body for managers and leaders. That proves our course meets the highest professional management standards and means you can apply for Chartered Manager status* once you’ve finished; obtaining the highest status possible for managers.

Professional top-up routes and exemptions

By taking one of our professional top-up routes, you will be exempt from certain modules, reducing your study time and helping you to fast track to an MBA. Exemptions apply to qualifications from the following professional bodies:
• Edexcel (level 7)
• ICM PGDip Management

Plan your study around your commitments

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.

Theory that means something in the workplace

Because we asked key people working in industry to help us design this MBA, you can be confident that it will give you the skills desired by top employers. In addition, we constantly encourage you to put your new knowledge to the test at work and evaluate its success – particularly in the Business Impact Study; a more practical alternative to the traditional dissertation or Independent Study as it’s now known. If you aren’t currently employed, don’t worry; we will use real case studies so you can still see how this knowledge can be applied.

"Having an MBA means I pitch myself above my peers. Since completing my MBA online, I’ve managed to secure my first FD position." Khalida Kay, MBA graduate.

*Chartered Manager requires a formal application process to CMI that includes an assessment questionnaire, submission of an independent business impact study and an assessment interview.

You can start this course in September, January and May.

Visit the MBA page on the University of Derby website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should normally have a bachelors degree with honours (at least a 2:2) or equivalent professional experience. You must also have 2-3 years of relevant work experience at a supervisory or managerial level. Exemptions are available for ACCA, ABP, CIMA, CIPFA, CMI and Edexcel (level 7). Contact us for more information. If your first language is not English you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5)

Course Fees

£11,460 for UK/EU and International students

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