University Of Cumbria Online MBA

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University Of Cumbria Online MBA

Our MBA programme is designed to integrate your own learning and development in a work-based situation into six core modules of academic theory and practice. You will complete individual and group-based assignments that will develop your knowledge and understanding of the materials covered and how these apply in an organisational context.

There will also be a case-study/presentation project enabling you to apply a range of theories and knowledge to a real problem in your organisation, allowing you to reflect on your own management style and organisational performance.

Do you want to advance further in your managerial career? Then an MBA is just what you need to get ahead! By building on your existing skills gained from the workplace and through your undergraduate degree, you’ll acquire contemporary business and management principles and learn how to apply them to real situations. We’ll challenge your analytical mind set to develop your critical thinking skills, giving you the confidence to make high end business decisions that will see you become a leader in your field.

We offer a problem based approach to learning, using real case studies at local, national and international level to ensure what we teach is relevant to the current global economic climate. We’ll consider evolving management reasoning, practices and solutions to give you a full understanding of being an effective manager, allowing you to focus your studies by developing a research approach on a specific area of your interest. By studying part-time you’ll be able to work at your own pace and fit your studies around your busy lifestyle, so kick-start your career by building your qualifications and enhancing your knowledge!

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via non-standard entry procedures.

More information about levels and credits.

Selection criteria

Applicants would be expected to have the following:

1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent and at least two years post-graduation work experience.

An MBA is the primary management qualification for aspiring business leaders and our full time MBA is designed for those who already have at least two years post-graduation work experience and wish to invest in a programme that will give graduates the skills and knowledge to build on their existing work experience to establish, sustain and progress a successful managerial or professional career to more senior levels.

Applications without standard qualifications must demonstrate:

  • the capacity for theoretical debate
  • a high level of motivation
  • the capacity for independent study
  • the ability to achieve the proposed programme of work
  • students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6 in each component)