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Business Administration

MBA

Professionally recognised

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Flexible learning

Choice of three different study modes

Build your course

Tailor your course with a choice of optional modules’

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, January start
Choose another study option
Duration:
17 Months
Start date:
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Develop and master core competencies in support of your management and leadership ambitions. The Staffordshire University MBA is designed to accelerate your professional and personal development and to contribute to the journey of being the best you can be.

From risk management to leadership and performance, this course will help develop the core competencies required to succeed.

To reach your potential, we know you need to understand more than theory alone. That’s why we’ll challenge you to think on your feet, consider the challenge of different organisational contexts, and act as consultants to a real-life start-up business.

You’ll be taught by a team of senior academics and professional practitioners with years of experience. They’ll share insights into the industry to help you develop a problem and practice-based approach.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have grasped skills you need to succeed as a leader, senior manager or entrepreneur.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MBA Business Administration

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MBA Business Administration

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MBA Business Administration

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MBA Business Administration

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MBA Business Administration

Part-time study

You can study full-time over one year, or part-time over three years, but either way, be prepared for a challenge - the pace will be fast. Our MBA focuses on a problem and practice-based learning, where real and live business issues are discussed and evaluated. The part-time course has two start points, one in September and one in January.

Part-time study

You can study full-time over one year, or part-time over three years, but either way, be prepared for a challenge - the pace will be fast. Our MBA focuses on a problem and practice-based learning, where real and live business issues are discussed and evaluated. The part-time course has two start points, one in September and one in January.

Part-time study

You can study full-time over one year, or part-time over three years, but either way, be prepared for a challenge - the pace will be fast. Our MBA focuses on a problem and practice-based learning, where real and live business issues are discussed and evaluated. The part-time course has two start points, one in September and one in January.

Part-time study

You can study full-time over one year, or part-time over three years, but either way, be prepared for a challenge - the pace will be fast. Our MBA focuses on a problem and practice-based learning, where real and live business issues are discussed and evaluated. The part-time course has two start points, one in September and one in January.

Part-time study

You can study full-time over one year, or part-time over three years, but either way, be prepared for a challenge - the pace will be fast. Our MBA focuses on a problem and practice-based learning, where real and live business issues are discussed and evaluated. The part-time course has two start points, one in September and one in January.

Course content

For this course, you’ll complete six core modules that build your leadership profile, boost your knowledge of risk management and performance techniques, and develop your understanding of marketing strategies.

You’ll also complete three optional modules that are relevant to your career goals. For example, you might work with a local enterprise to create a business plan to build your leadership skills and test your entrepreneurship qualities. Or you might practice your management skills in a financial management situation.  

We’ll also put your ability to cope under pressure to the test in a final project. You’ll pick a subject that demonstrates your skills and prepare a 15,000 word dissertation on the topic. This piece of work can be further developed into a doctorate if you want to take it further and we offer the DBA route as well as the PhD.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and you will be awarded a Level 7 Diploma upon completion of the course and be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager Status.  For the duration of your course, you will also receive complimentary membership of the CMI and access to a wide range of resources and networking events.

For this course, you’ll complete six core modules that build your leadership profile, boost your knowledge of risk management and performance techniques, and develop your understanding of marketing strategies.

You’ll also complete three optional modules that are relevant to your career goals. For example, you might work with a local enterprise to create a business plan to build your leadership skills and test your entrepreneurship qualities. Or you might practice your management skills in a financial management situation.  

We’ll also put your ability to cope under pressure to the test in a final project. You’ll pick a subject that demonstrates your skills and prepare a 15,000 word dissertation on the topic. This piece of work can be further developed into a doctorate if you want to take it further and we offer the DBA route as well as the PhD.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and you will be awarded a Level 7 Diploma upon completion of the course and be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager Status.  For the duration of your course, you will also receive complimentary membership of the CMI and access to a wide range of resources and networking events.

For this course, you’ll complete six core modules that build your leadership profile, boost your knowledge of risk management and performance techniques, and develop your understanding of marketing strategies.

You’ll also complete three optional modules that are relevant to your career goals. For example, you might work with a local enterprise to create a business plan to build your leadership skills and test your entrepreneurship qualities. Or you might practice your management skills in a financial management situation.  

We’ll also put your ability to cope under pressure to the test in a final project. You’ll pick a subject that demonstrates your skills and prepare a 15,000 word dissertation on the topic. This piece of work can be further developed into a doctorate if you want to take it further and we offer the DBA route as well as the PhD.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and you will be awarded a Level 7 Diploma upon completion of the course and be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager Status.  For the duration of your course, you will also receive complimentary membership of the CMI and access to a wide range of resources and networking events.

For this course, you’ll complete six core modules that build your leadership profile, boost your knowledge of risk management and performance techniques, and develop your understanding of marketing strategies.

You’ll also complete three optional modules that are relevant to your career goals. For example, you might work with a local enterprise to create a business plan to build your leadership skills and test your entrepreneurship qualities. Or you might practice your management skills in a financial management situation.  

We’ll also put your ability to cope under pressure to the test in a final project. You’ll pick a subject that demonstrates your skills and prepare a 15,000 word dissertation on the topic. This piece of work can be further developed into a doctorate if you want to take it further and we offer the DBA route as well as the PhD.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and you will be awarded a Level 7 Diploma upon completion of the course and be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager Status.  For the duration of your course, you will also receive complimentary membership of the CMI and access to a wide range of resources and networking events.

For this course, you’ll complete six core modules that build your leadership profile, boost your knowledge of risk management and performance techniques, and develop your understanding of marketing strategies.

You’ll also complete three optional modules that are relevant to your career goals. For example, you might work with a local enterprise to create a business plan to build your leadership skills and test your entrepreneurship qualities. Or you might practice your management skills in a financial management situation.  

We’ll also put your ability to cope under pressure to the test in a final project. You’ll pick a subject that demonstrates your skills and prepare a 15,000 word dissertation on the topic. This piece of work can be further developed into a doctorate if you want to take it further and we offer the DBA route as well as the PhD.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and you will be awarded a Level 7 Diploma upon completion of the course and be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager Status.  For the duration of your course, you will also receive complimentary membership of the CMI and access to a wide range of resources and networking events.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Chartered Management Institute logo

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Chartered Management Institute logo

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

This course has been developed for professionals from any discipline who are looking to advance in their current role or enhance their career to progress into senior management and leadership roles.

You will normally have achieved a first degree in any subject of a 2:2 and have one year suitable work experience, however we welcome applications from those with non-traditional entry requirements.

This course has been developed for professionals from any discipline who are looking to advance in their current role or enhance their career to progress into senior management and leadership roles.

You will normally have achieved a first degree in any subject of a 2:2 and have one year suitable work experience, however we welcome applications from those with non-traditional entry requirements.

This course has been developed for professionals from any discipline who are looking to advance in their current role or enhance their career to progress into senior management and leadership roles.

You will normally have achieved a first degree in any subject of a 2:2 and have one year suitable work experience, however we welcome applications from those with non-traditional entry requirements.

This course has been developed for professionals from any discipline who are looking to advance in their current role or enhance their career to progress into senior management and leadership roles.

You will normally have achieved a first degree in any subject of a 2:2 and have one year suitable work experience, however we welcome applications from those with non-traditional entry requirements.

This course has been developed for professionals from any discipline who are looking to advance in their current role or enhance their career to progress into senior management and leadership roles.

You will normally have achieved a first degree in any subject of a 2:2 and have one year suitable work experience, however we welcome applications from those with non-traditional entry requirements.

Facilities

Careers

After completing the Staffordshire MBA, you’ll be equipped to take on a variety of management and leadership positions in a range of fields including:

  • Accounting and financial management 
  • Consultancy
  • Human resource management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing management

Graduates from this course now work at Harley-Davidson, Airbus, Corus Hotels, British Telecoms Global Service, IBM, Expedia, Adelphi Research and the ACH Group.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment, called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your final project.

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment, called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your final project.

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment, called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your final project.

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment, called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your final project.

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment, called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your final project.

Assessment

From written assignments to presentations, we’ll assess your learning using a range of techniques.

For example, you’ll demonstrate your skills in oral viva exams. This type of assessment is designed to test your ability to think on your feet and quickly make decisions.

You’ll also carry out a final project where you’ll apply your management and leadership competencies to a real business challenge, draw meaningful conclusions and suggest constructive recommendations.

From written assignments to presentations, we’ll assess your learning using a range of techniques.

For example, you’ll demonstrate your skills in oral viva exams. This type of assessment is designed to test your ability to think on your feet and quickly make decisions.

You’ll also carry out a final project where you’ll apply your management and leadership competencies to a real business challenge, draw meaningful conclusions and suggest constructive recommendations.

From written assignments to presentations, we’ll assess your learning using a range of techniques.

For example, you’ll demonstrate your skills in oral viva exams. This type of assessment is designed to test your ability to think on your feet and quickly make decisions.

You’ll also carry out a final project where you’ll apply your management and leadership competencies to a real business challenge, draw meaningful conclusions and suggest constructive recommendations.

From written assignments to presentations, we’ll assess your learning using a range of techniques.

For example, you’ll demonstrate your skills in oral viva exams. This type of assessment is designed to test your ability to think on your feet and quickly make decisions.

You’ll also carry out a final project where you’ll apply your management and leadership competencies to a real business challenge, draw meaningful conclusions and suggest constructive recommendations.

From written assignments to presentations, we’ll assess your learning using a range of techniques.

For example, you’ll demonstrate your skills in oral viva exams. This type of assessment is designed to test your ability to think on your feet and quickly make decisions.

You’ll also carry out a final project where you’ll apply your management and leadership competencies to a real business challenge, draw meaningful conclusions and suggest constructive recommendations.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days. The format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days. The format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days. The format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days. The format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days. The format will vary for each module.

Staff

You’ll be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge closely match to the content of the modules on the course.

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£11,000 per course
International (Non-EU)
£14,535 per course

For the course starting on 13 January 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,660 per year of study

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,660 per year of study

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,660 per year of study

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

Our students

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Suzanne Wildblood
Business Administration MBA Graduate

The MBA has stretched me and enabled me to work on things I could never comprehend I would work on before. It has given me so many tools and techniques and the confidence to investigate topics and business problems that I would never have dreamed I’d be capable of doing.

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Wayne Gardner
Business Administration MBA Graduate

Studying the MBA has given me a toolkit of being able to address certain situations in a far more logical, objective and robust manner.

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Abul Quazi
Business Administration MBA Graduate

I found the MBA course to be extremely relevant to the industry and the ciriculum very challenging and intriguing.

After finishing I was applying for jobs with a lot of confidence because I knew I was equipped with a degree which was well respected and a degree that had a lot of input from industry insiders and researchers.

Jo Lynn Chan
MBA Graduate

I would definitely recommend the Staffordshire Business School MBA, there is a very healthy international mix and the lecturers are well prepared in terms of knowing how to teach international students. They are open-minded, approachable and get their message across well. Everything about Staffordshire University is very passionate, from the teaching to the students and staff.

Mark M. Johnson
MBA Graduate

I used the tutorial presentations and the tools you provided to secure employment and career advancement. It gives me great pleasure to say I recently accepted a senior leadership position as Director of Lifestyle Hospitality for a private equity and real estate investment trust, where Ia amain charge of a £150m portfolio. 

Gurdeep Bahra
MBA Graduate

I have used the International Study Tour module as a unique selling point on my CV when applying for marketing based roles, and this module in particular has been very helpful with securing my new job. They were very impressed with the work that we undertook in Prague, and it is similar to the work that they carry out!

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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