The Masters of Business Administration is a prestigious postgraduate qualification that provides an overview of fundamental business principles and practices. Top employers highly value it. While MBAs are at the same level of education as any other Masters courses, they are usually studied once you have gained a few years of professional industry experience rather than straight after completing your undergraduate degree.

Completing an MBA can lead to a better salary, improved professional reputation and a massively expanded network of business contacts. If you are a graduate with ambitions for a successful Executive career, an MBA could be just what you require.

An MBA can often lead to a promotion, increased earnings or a career change. Did you know that graduates from business schools in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2018), gained between 44% and 182% salary increase after completing the course?

MBAs are known and respected globally, therefore if you are interested in working abroad then the qualification will be beneficial – particularly as the business schools in the UK are so well regarded. An MBA can also help you to specialise in your current sector or a new one.

The majority of MBA students are often international ones, giving you a unique chance to network with like-minded business people from diverse backgrounds. In this way, you can develop your cultural intelligence and build a strong network for your current or future company.

Students can choose from 5 specialised pathways as below:

  • General

  • Marketing

  • Finance

  • International Business

  • Human Resource Management

Key Facts

Level
Postgraduate – Level 7
Credits
180
Mode of Study
Blended- Full Time
Duration
16 Months
Fees
International – £12,000
Payment Plan
Available
Scholarship
Available
Intakes
February, June, October

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and integrate ethical considerations when making business decisions

  • Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate and solve critical business problems

  • Integrate tools and concepts from multiple functional areas (i.e. finance, marketing, operations, etc.) to solve business problems

  • Apply business models & analytical tools to decision making

  • Students will exhibit the leadership capacity and teamwork skills for business decision making

  • Engage and manage in digital and entrepreneurial work environments

  • Understand theories and concepts applicable in managing organisational performance, resource allocation, management of people and leading organisations 

Modules

Term 1

  • Investment Analysis

  • Corporate Reporting

  • Global Finance and Strategy

Term 2

  • Strategic Financial Management

  • Strategic Audit

  • Business Research Methods

Term 3

  • Dissertation

Specialised Pathways modules in Term 2

  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Corporate Communication Strategies
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management 
  • International Finance
  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management 
  • International Business Environment
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management 
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management 
Progression Route

Once you complete the 1st and 2nd term you will achieve  ATHE Level  7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management. 3rd term would be delivered and awarded by University of Sunderland and you will achieve a final degree Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Entry Requirements

Generally, candidates must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with no element scoring lower than 5.5 or an equivalent, as well as a pass or third-class honours degree.

  • We usually require a second class honours degree (2:2) or above.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of two years of continuous workplace experience gained in a managerial or professional job following graduation.
  • Applicants without an honours degree need to show relevant workplace experience.

English Requirements

  • The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all components)
  • Applicants without an IELTS should take an internal English test with the LSB admission team.

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Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students responsibility.

  Fees £10,000 per year

For full details, please contact us.

Assessments

Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting assessment criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and assignments which are externally verified by the awarding organisation.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can achieve pass, merit or distinction grade depending on quality of assignment and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have achieved all the criteria set for these grades.

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Download a copy of our 2020 Diploma Prospectus (PDF Document) 

Career Progression

The MBA programme is one of the most popular programmes among those who want to start their own business as an entrepreneur. MBA graduates also choose from the following career path but not limited.

Chief technology officers are executives who lead technology development efforts within a company. Tasks include leading technology teams in day-to-day operations, conducting research and reviews, collaborating with other executives, and creating and implementing future plans. Chief technology officers must be skilled in leadership, project management, and information technology.

Information technology directors manage a company’s IT operations, provide departmental leadership, and develop business relationships with vendors to secure the best pricing options. Directors must present effective strategies, policies, and guidelines to company management for approval. Necessary skills include strategic planning, operations management, and interpersonal communication.

Senior database administrators must frequently collaborate with others, manage and mentor teams, and delegate work. Earning an MBA can help professionals compete for these roles by providing vital soft skills in people management and communication.

Senior management consultants look for ways to improve organizational efficiency. In working with clients, these professionals supervise teams, gather information, analyze data, develop solutions to issues, and make recommendations to managers. Senior management consultants must have keen analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Sales directors are responsible for leading regional or company-wide sales teams in pursuit of projected revenue quotas. Sales directors oversee product and advertising campaigns, collaborate with other departments to ensure efficient operation and report results to executives. These professionals must be effective communicators, managers, and strategic planners.

Investment bankers work at financial institutions, connecting businesses that need money with investors that provide funds. This process, known as “underwriting,” requires strategy development, the examination of financial information, and extensive communication with clients and investors. These professionals must have keen analytical, interpersonal, and statistical skills.

Sometimes called investment fund managers, these finance professionals plan, direct, and coordinate investment strategies for funds supplied by individual or institutional investors. Managing funds requires extensive communication with clients, buying and selling securities on a client’s behalf, and monitoring portfolio performance. Investment fund managers must be skilled in strategic development, financial analysis, and research.

Financial managers provide guidance to help mitigate weaknesses and risks in an organization’s financial situation. Responsibilities may include creating financial budgets and forecasts, researching competitors, and performing audits. These professionals must be skilled in computer use and research, strategic decision-making, and financial analysis.

Human resources directors plan and coordinate all the administrative functions of an organization, serving as a link between an organization’s management and its employees. Tasks include overseeing recruiting, interviewing, and hiring; organizing employee benefit programs; and mediating disputes. These professionals must have keen interpersonal, leadership, and decision-making skills.

Information systems managers plan and coordinate computer-related activities within an organization, usually by overseeing a team of IT professionals. Tasks include analyzing IT needs and goals, assessing costs and benefits, researching new technology, and directing the installation and maintenance of software and hardware. This job requires analytical, communication, decision-making, and organization skills.

Employability

An MBA adds to your existing experience to develop your vocational skills and knowledge, and equip you with a deeper understanding of management and business. Some MBA students will have begun their studies with a clear idea of their next move after the end of the course, while others may be considering a variety of options.

Further Study

Your MBA degree did what it was rightfully meant to do – it gave you new perspectives about careers you’d never have thought about, your electives gave you insights into each of these new areas.

But a general management degree may not be able to do justice as it may fail to develop deeper into a specific area.

So, even with an MBA, you may end up with the feeling that you lack the required expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this newfound area of interest.

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Second MBA from an international business school

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If you are interested in applying we encourage you to visit the School and meet with our recruitment and admissions staff. This is neither a requirement nor expectation if you are planning on applying to the programme.

Related Programmes

At LSB, you will have the chance to study a broad range of subjects. The School offers a unique opportunity to study business alongside other disciplines.

Masters in Human Resource Management

The Masters in Human Resource Management is a 180 credit Ofqual Qualification. The degree provides knowledge and understanding of Managing Relations and Leadership skills and the ability to focus on the requirements of implementing an organisation’s strategy.

Masters in Project Management 

The Masters in Project Management is a 180-credit Ofqual regulated qualification. You will get knowledge in Risk Management and Logistics Management and will be able to successfully, control, plan and deliver any of your projects.

Masters in Business Management

The Masters in Business Management has been designed to enhance the advanced knowledge and skills required to understand fundamental business principles. Learners completing this qualification will be able to understand how to work in the business environment and use strategic planning.

Masters in Human Resource Management

The Masters in Human Resource Management is a 180 credit Ofqual Qualification. The degree provides knowledge and understanding of Managing Relations and Leadership skills and the ability to focus on the requirements of implementing an organisation’s strategy.

Masters in Project Management 

The Masters in Project Management is a 180-credit Ofqual regulated qualification. You will get knowledge in Risk Management and Logistics Management and will be able to successfully, control, plan and deliver any of your projects.

Masters in Business Management

The Masters in Business Management has been designed to enhance the advanced knowledge and skills required to understand fundamental business principles. Learners completing this qualification will be able to understand how to work in the business environment and use strategic planning.

How to Apply

Enrolling at LSB will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details

  • Family information

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Global interests and experiences

The application fee is £100.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts

  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)

  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)

  • One academic reference

  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)

  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

To find out more

For more information or group bookings, contact us at +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or email us at languagecert@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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