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Distance learning student
Postgraduate course
MBA

Graduate Master of Business Administration

Graduate Master of Business Administration

Graduate Master of Business Administration

Graduate Master of Business Administration

Graduate Master of Business Administration

Graduate Master of Business Administration

Graduate Master of Business Administration

January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods.
January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods.
International Scholarships available

Overview

Develop the knowledge and expertise you will need for a managerial position in business. 

You will gain an in-depth perspective of all areas of business including strategic analysis, ethical decision-making, people management, financial analytics, marketing and risk management. A focus on entrepreneurial skills will be embedded throughout your course and your assessments will reflect the demands of the workplace environment, for example researching and delivering a presentation.

Your tutors will deliver theory via lectures before you explore those ideas in smaller seminars. You will learn in a collaborative environment using case studies to enhance your learning and your tutors will guide your development by providing immediate personalised feedback. You will complete either a work placement or MBA Consultancy Project; either module will enable you to apply your theoretical knowledge to a real-life business issue, before collecting data and research to identify practical solutions.
 

MBA qualifications are globally recognised and on completion of this course you will also be eligible to apply for the Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.

As Leeds Business School student, you will join a community that includes research-active academic staff, industry experts, members of the city’s business networks and fellow students, and you will have access to guest lectures given by industry experts sharing their professional experience. You will have access to specialist facilities including the simulation suite that will develop your decision-making skills through crisis simulation, and the trading floor that is equipped with Thompson Reuters’ Datastream. 

You will have the opportunity to apply to enhance your CV with a work placement. Your tutors will support you throughout the selection process and if you are successful at interview, you will complete a period of work at a junior managerial level. Your placement will enable you to boost your learning with hands-on experience and apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life business issues. By learning from an organisation’s managerial team and observing their approach, you will sharpen your skills and expand your range of experience in preparation for the workplace.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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Course Features

  • Career development
  • Managerial skillset
  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Specialist facilities
  • Work placement opportunity
  • Graduates eligible to apply for level-7 CMI qualification
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Entry Requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

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Careers

Teaching and learning

We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is currently being reviewed for 2019 entry, therefore the information below is correct for students joining us in 2018/19 but there may be changes for students who wish to join us in 2019/20. These will be confirmed in the course specification made available to new applicants on this page from September 2019.
Becoming a Master Manager

Marketing Dynamics

Operations & Logistics Management

Financial Analysis

Evaluate decisions that managers are faced with in complex and dynamic environments, combining multiple perspectives of business and management (leadership, creativity and human capital, finance and environmental analytics, creativity and strategic thinking approaches).

Technology Entrepreneurship

In the consultancy project you will apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship. Alternatively, in the work placement you will apply your theoretical knowledge in the workplace and enhance your practical experience.

Forensic Analysis/Corporate Finance

Digital Strategy/Strategic Brand Management

Leading & Managing Innovation

Becoming a Master Manager

Marketing Dynamics

Operations & Logistics Management

Financial Analysis

Evaluate decisions that managers are faced with in complex and dynamic environments, combining multiple perspectives of business and management (leadership, creativity and human capital, finance and environmental analytics, creativity and strategic thinking approaches).

Technology Entrepreneurship

In the consultancy project you will apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship. Alternatively, in the work placement you will apply your theoretical knowledge in the workplace and enhance your practical experience.

Forensic Analysis/Corporate Finance

Digital Strategy/Strategic Brand Management

Leading & Managing Innovation

Becoming a Master Manager

Marketing Dynamics

Operations & Logistics Management

Financial Analysis

Evaluate decisions that managers are faced with in complex and dynamic environments, combining multiple perspectives of business and management (leadership, creativity and human capital, finance and environmental analytics, creativity and strategic thinking approaches).

Technology Entrepreneurship

In the consultancy project you will apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship. Alternatively, in the work placement you will apply your theoretical knowledge in the workplace and enhance your practical experience.

Forensic Analysis/Corporate Finance

Digital Strategy/Strategic Brand Management

Leading & Managing Innovation

Becoming a master manager

Marketing Dynamics

Operations & Logistics Management

Financial Analysis

Evaluate decisions that managers are faced with in complex and dynamic environments, combining multiple perspectives of business and management (leadership, creativity and human capital, finance and environmental analytics, creativity and strategic thinking approaches).

Technology Entrepreneurship

In the consultancy project you will apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship. Alternatively, in the work placement you will apply your theoretical knowledge in the workplace and enhance your practical experience.

Forensic Analysis/Corporate Finance

Digital Strategy/Strategic Brand Management

Leading & Managing Innovation

Becoming a master manager

Marketing Dynamics

Operations & Logistics Management

Financial Analysis

Evaluate decisions that managers are faced with in complex and dynamic environments, combining multiple perspectives of business and management (leadership, creativity and human capital, finance and environmental analytics, creativity and strategic thinking approaches).

Technology Entrepreneurship

In the consultancy project you will apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship. Alternatively, in the work placement you will apply your theoretical knowledge in the workplace and enhance your practical experience.

Forensic Analysis/Corporate Finance

Digital Strategy/Strategic Brand Management

Leading & Managing Innovation

Garry Carr
Garry Carr
Course Director
Garry has more than 20 years' experience teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the American Academy of Management. He has consultancy experience within the private and public sectors and has research interests in strategic management, the creative industries and organisational theory.
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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £14000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £14000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £14000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £14000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £14000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £14000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £15000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £15000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £15000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £15000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Facilities

  • Business engagement suite
    Business engagement suite

    The business engagement suite offers a creative space for our students to collaborate with businesses on key projects as part of their studies.

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Simulation suite
    Simulation suite

    You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

  • Trading Floor
    Trading Floor

    Our Trading Floor provides access to information and tools through Thomson Reuters and DataStream. This includes local and global economic and business news, historical and real-time economic and business data, the creation and monitoring of portfolio performance, firm level information, visual analysis through charting, thousands of research works on country and firm performance and the facility to transfer the information into relevant software. Thomson Reuters is one of the largest databases in the world and all these resources are equally important to students, professionals, researchers and academic staff.

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Postgraduate Study - Application Steps

Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.

  • 1
    EXPLORE
    Explore your full range of options on our Online Prospectus at courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
    Call us on +44(0)113 812 3113 or email admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you have any questions. International students can phone +44(0)113 812 1111 or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
  • 2
    POSTGRADUATE AND RESEARCH OPEN DAY
    Visit us for a Postgraduate and Research Open Day to speak to teaching staff and students, see our facilities and find out more about your chosen course. Alternatively, watch our online open day or register for a Virtual Q&A and ask our friendly staff any questions you may have.
  • 3
    APPLY

    Apply directly to us via our online application site *.

    * Exceptions to this are:

    • Teacher Training (PGCE & EYTS)
    • PG Dip Legal Practice PG Dip Law
    • Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR): Advanced Certificate & Advanced Diploma
    • MA Social Work
    • MA Art Psychotherapy
    • PGCert/PGDip/MA Play Therapy
  • 4
    YOUR OFFER
    Receive your offer - remember, the sooner you apply the sooner an offer can be made. Please note that certain courses do have set application deadlines so you should check before applying. Some courses may require you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio before an offer can be made.
  • 5
    SEND US YOUR RESULTS
    If we make you a conditional offer, send us your results as soon as you have these so we can confirm your place.
  • 6
    ACCOMMODATION
    Apply for our university accommodation if you need it.
  • 7
    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    Check visa regulations and apply for your CAS number if necessary.
  • 8
    FEES & FUNDING
    Discover more about your funding options and set up your fee payments.
  • 9
    ONLINE REGISTRATION & ENROLMENT
    Receive your online registration and enrolment information.
  • 10
    WELCOME WEEK
    Attend Welcome Week and begin your course.
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