MBA MBA (Professional Top Up)

  • On Campus
  • Not specified
  • GBP10955 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Derby | Derby, United Kingdom
- Top up your professional qualification (ACCA, ABP/ABE, CMI Level 7, CIMA, Edexcel Level 7) to a full MBA. - All over the world, the MBA is the recognised management and leadership qualification. It's formal recognition that you have the strategic knowledge, insight and understanding to become a successful manager - and an inspiring leader. - The new University of Derby MBA reflects the very latest management thinking and takes into account feedback from our industry partners on the specific skills and knowledge they need to see. - Your MBA course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), helping you towards Chartered Manager status. - Study online or on-campus.

Description of MBA (Professional Top Up)

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If you're looking for a successful career in management, want to develop your strategic knowledge and want formal recognition, the Derby MBA (CMI accredited) is for you. And this professional top up route enables you to gain this prestigious qualification within a year.

Working with students from other cultures and backgrounds, you will study at an advanced and in-depth level how
organisations work, their management, and the changing external environments in which these organisations operate.
You will develop a thorough understanding of the challenges of management and their implementation across core business areas.
The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice, with core modules covering managing people, strategies, finance, marketing and operations.

Whether you study online or on-campus, you will have the opportunity to participate in a residential workshop which will help you get to know your fellow students and enable you to develop closer working relationships with the group for the period of study on your course.

Depending on which professional qualification you already hold, you will take different modules to gain the full MBA.

CIMA qualified

You will be awarded a 90 credit exemption and are usually expected to take the following:

  • Sustainable Customer Value OR the Negotiated Module in Leadership and Management
  • Strategy, Competition and Sustainability
  • Change, Challenge and Strategic Leadership
  • Business Impact Study* OR Independent Study.

ACCA qualified

You will be awarded a 90 credit exemption and are usually expected to take the following:

  • Sustainable Customer Value
  • Strategy, Competition and Sustainability
  • Change, Challenge and Strategic Leadership
  • Business Impact Study* OR Independent Study.

ABP/ABE qualified

You will be awarded a 75 credit exemption and are usually expected to take the following:

  • Sustainable Customer Value
  • Managing Organisational Information
  • Strategy, Competition and Sustainability
  • Change, Challenge and Strategic Leadership
  • Business Impact Study* OR Independent Study.

CMI (Level 7)

You will be awarded a 90 credit exemption and are usually expected to take the following:

  • Sustainable Customer Value OR Research Methods (Negotiated module)
  • Strategy, Competition and Sustainability
  • Change, Challenge and Strategic Leadership
  • Business Impact Study* OR Independent Study.

Edexcel (Level 7) qualified

You will be awarded a 90 credit exemption and are usually expected to take the following:

  • Sustainable Customer Value OR Research Methods (Negotiated module)
  • Strategy, Competition and Sustainability
  • Change, Challenge and Strategic Leadership
  • Business Impact Study* OR Independent Study.

If you hold another professional qualification not listed here, please contact Mike Gilbert to discuss this further: m.gilbert@derby.ac.uk

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10955 Year (International)
Start date September  2015, January  2016
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

How you'll learn

We don’t simply lecture and expect you to sit and listen; we encourage you to contribute your experience and opinions in classes. We use a range of teaching methods to bring the topics to life and help you apply the theory to real business situations.
You learn through taught lectures, case studies, role-play, debating, presentations, enquiry-based learning, and problem-solving activities. You’ll also be provided with reading and research activities, and use UDo - the University of Derby’s own online teaching portal - as a learning resource.
Our focus is on developing your skills, rather than ‘testing’ what you can remember. Each assessment method will help you to develop your practical skills, the majority being coursework. Assessment methods include computer-aided tests, research projects, work-based reports, case study analysis and reflective management reports.

How you're assessed

Our focus is on developing your skills, rather than 'testing' what you can remember. Each assessment method will help you to develop your practical skills, the majority being coursework.

Assessment methods include: computer-aided tests, research projects, work-based reports, case study analysis and reflective management reports.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test
90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for MBA (Professional Top Up)

You will need:

  • An honours degree (at least 2.2), or equivalent
  • And/or evidence of work experience which will come from a relevant management or supervisory role. This should be evidenced on your application form.
  • If English is not your first language, you will also need IELTS 6.5

You also need to have one of the following professional qualifications:

  • ACCA
  • ABP/ABE
  • CIMA
  • CMI (Level 7)
  • Edexcel (Level 7).

Work Experience for MBA (Professional Top Up)

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

About Chartered Manager status

Chartered Manager is a competence-based award that reviews your key achievements and the impact this has had on your organisation. It focuses on the practical application of your skills and expertise in leading people and managing change.

It's a streamlined and credible process with support every step of the way, and designed to fit with your work schedule:

  1. Online assessment questionnaire completed by yourself and six colleagues
  2. A validated submission to describe how you have applied leadership and change management skills to improve performance/results in your organisation over the last 18 months, and how you have developed as a manager.
  3. An assessment interview.

The Derby MBA (CMI accredited) helps you to achieve Chartered Manager status. You will be required to formally apply to CMI for Chartered Manager status. This includes an assessment questionnaire, submission of an independent business impact study (as you'll complete in the final stage of your MBA) and an assessment interview

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