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Master of Business Administration MBA


Course Description

The Leicester MBA by distance learning provides you with the skills necessary to become an adept manager in today’s global business environment. It is AMBA accredited and provides you with first-rate academic standards. As well as the Leicester MBA, you will also be awarded a Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The degree covers a broad spectrum of business and management subjects, calling on a wide range of expertise. It allows you to concentrate on general management or to tailor the course to suit your individual career needs. Areas of specialism include marketing, finance and human resource management.

The course will equip you with a thorough understanding of current and emerging theories, techniques, and practices of business management. You will develop the skills to think creatively and strategically about a wide range of business issues alongside an awareness of cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a cross-cultural, multinational, team-based environment. The course will allow you to integrate and apply the knowledge, approaches and methods that you have learnt to a variety of case studies and your own managerial and work experiences.

Our experience tells us that flexible learning within a supported structure is a winning combination and supports your achievement. We offer a three-stage distance learning MBA to ensure you gain your qualification in 24 months. The course gives you the option to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Course modules

Current students study seven core modules and then choose two elective modules, followed by the Research Methods module and 15,000 word dissertation.

Core Modules:
Academic Skills and Knowledge
Accounting for Managers
Business Ethics in a Global Context
Corporate Finance
Marketing Design and Operations
Organisational Behaviour
Strategy, Business Information and Analysis

MBA Specialisms

You have the option to gain an MBA with a named specialism in Human Resource Management, Finance or Marketing. To do this, you must complete specific option modules.

Start Dates

Every February, June and October.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Visit the Master of Business Administration MBA page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first or second class honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution. In addition, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience in a supervisory, managerial or professional role. We also encourage applications from managers with nine to ten years of relevant experience but without formal qualifications, or those who have completed the University of Leicester's Diploma in Management or Professional Diploma in Management (no longer running).You must also meet the University's English language requirements (e.g. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Course Fees

UK/EU/International (June 2016 entry): £13,500


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