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Online course details

Study options

Part-time: 2-3 years

UK fee

£13,050 (2020/21)

International fee

£13,050 (2020/21)

Course level

Postgraduate

Start dates

January, September, May

Location

Online

Online course description

If applying for the May 2021 intake:
Application deadline is 9 May and term starts 24 May, so apply now.

Since its conception at Harvard over a century ago, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is recognised worldwide as an essential qualification for anyone aspiring to become a successful manager or an inspiring leader.

Our new online MBA Global will equip you with the strategic knowledge and confidence to succeed and excel in managerial roles within the business sector. It is designed for a new generation of ambitious business professionals and graduates with an international outlook. The business world is experiencing rapid growth on an international scale and now, more than ever, managers within every industry need to devise with a strategy for global scalability. Throughout the course, you will develop skills and study areas valued and needed by the industry.

An online MBA

Our dynamic online MBA Global allows you to apply everything you learn to real-world business scenarios. Expanding further than a classroom based education, your assignments will require you to implement your theoretical knowledge to tackle contemporary scenarios faced by global businesses. You will be able to critically examine a wide variety of areas and topics, such as strategic leadership, financial management, global operations, markets and resources, business research methods and data analysis. The later stages of this MBA Global will then focus on key themes in international business such as risk management and global supply chain management.

Not only that, but our MBA Global is cleverly structured so that you can move beyond a domestic business mindset to consider issues and seek solutions in a truly global context.

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Skills you will learn

Areas you will study

An accredited MBA course

This online MBA Global course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and includes membership of CMI.

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An academic degree and professional qualification

Upon completion of the MBA Global, you will be eligible for the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership alongside your MBA. This means you can apply to become a Chartered Manager, the highest status in the management profession. It is the hallmark of any professional manager and will allow you to excel in the sector. Our MBA Global will put you in an excellent position to excel in the business sector.

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Helping Thobekile take her career to the next level

Online student Thobekile Ncube will overcome any challenge. Water and electricity shutdowns will not stop her studying. And she is patient. If reading by candlelight is impossible, she will wait until the power comes back on – even if it is in the middle of the night.

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What you will study

We will advise you of your study plan when you are invited to enrol.

To achieve the MBA Global, you will need to complete 60 credits at each stage, totalling 180 credits. You will conclude stage 3 of your MBA Global studies with a dissertation worth 60 credits.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Study an MBA Global Online at Derby Webinar: April

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 14.00 - 15.00

Join Dr Anthony Stevenson, Academic Lead for Business and Management and a representative from the CMI to learn more about our MBA Global, the benefits of professional accreditation and the CMI dual award. The webinar will include a 30-minute presentation.

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How you will learn

Pace of study

We recommend about 20 hours of study per week to complete one 20-credit module over a 10-week trimester. If you aim to study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods, such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Don't just take our word for it...

Graduate Nicolas Goddard talks about his time as a student with University of Derby Online Learning.

Nicolas Goddard talking about the online MBA Global at the July 2019 graduation reception

View Nicolas Goddard and the online MBA Global video transcript

Who will teach you

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Dr Tony Stevenson
Programme leader

Academic Lead Accounting Finance and Economics, Dr Tony Stevenson entered the Higher education sector as an international tutor teaching, Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions from a practitioner’s perspective.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good honours degree (minimum upper second class) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in any subject or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing. Alternatively, applicants may have significant management experience and a substantial record of achievement. Applicants meeting these criteria may not have previously studied at university

We welcome and encourage all applicants as long as they can be considered adequately prepared to succeed on the programme. If learners have few or no formal qualifications, they may be able to gain entry to the programme if they have the required communication and learning skills as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed.

All applications are considered on an individual basis. Applicants may be invited to an interview, either on campus or online, as part of the application process.

English language qualifications

We welcome applications from international students. If your first language is not English you will need to have at least one of the following English language qualifications listed below. You may be exempt from providing evidence of English language proficiency if you have gained your undergraduate degree from a UK university.

If you are unable to take an English Language Test locally, you may wish to consider our Derby English Language Test (DELT), which is an online test in two parts: reading and writing, and listening and speaking. Take a look at our Derby English Language test (DELT) page for full course details, online exam dates and how to book.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have you already studied at another institution, completed a training course, or does your work experience appear equivalent to one or more modules of your chosen course? If so, you may able to translate this prior learning into credits towards your course modules, so you don’t have to study them again.

Further information about applying for credits for prior learning can be found in our recognition of prior learning section.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

 Per 20 creditsModulesCost
Stage 1 - Certificate £1,450 3 £4,350
Stage 2 - Diploma £1,450 3 £4,350
Stage 3 - Masters £4,350 1 £4,350
Total cost     £13,050

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

 Per 20 creditsModulesCost
Stage 1 - Certificate £1,450 3 £4,350
Stage 2 - Diploma £1,450 3 £4,350
Stage 3 - Masters £4,350 1 £4,350
Total cost     £13,050

About your fees

This figure would be the total cost of this course in the current academic year. However, please note that fees normally increase in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees, which is reviewed on an annual basis. The total fee you pay may therefore increase if your course lasts longer than one year.

However, please also note that you can receive a 5% discount if you either:

Flexible payment plans available

Choose from three payment plan options:

Masters funding options

Depending on where you are from in the UK or EU, and on your pace of study, you may be eligible for a postgraduate student loan. Accessible through Student Finance, this is a non-income based loan to help with living costs and tuition fees whilst studying your masters programme.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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For support with completing your application, view our guide to the application process.

Documents to support your application

When submitting your application, please ensure it is complete, with all the relevant documents requested in the application form. These are listed below:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

Application deadlines

All of our online courses have set start dates throughout the year. We require time to review your application and get back to you with a response before your course starts. Take a look at information regarding applying for an online course to see full details of deadlines and term dates.

Careers

Upon graduation from this online MBA Global, you will be well equipped for a successful career in managerial and leadership roles. The hands-on work-based learning elements of this programme enable you to generate immediate impact whether progressing to a new role or advancing within your existing organisation. As an MBA, you mark yourself as having achieved the internationally recognised standard in strategic leadership and management, and your new career prospects will reflect this.

As your career within multi-national organisations advances, you will typically become involved across many intricate dimensions of business management. You will be competent to implement robust theoretical and practical knowledge that can be applied across any industry worldwide.

As a graduate of our online MBA Global, you will be excellently equipped with the ability to tackle areas including but not limited to:

Gaining a postgraduate degree like the MBA Global can also significantly boost your earning potential. Latest government statistics* show that postgraduates earn on average £6,000 more per year than graduates.

Eventually, your career opportunities will be widened exponentially as your higher level academic understanding of globalised business, accompanied by a worldwide influencer network and extensive work experience, prepares you to transition into senior, directorial, executive and C-level (chief officer) roles. Similarly, this fundamental academic knowledge can be repurposed to support you if you boast an entrepreneurial flair and seek opportunities to start up or grow your own business.

Our support continues once you’ve completed your course too. You are entitled to further help and guidance from the Careers and Employment Service for up to three years after leaving the University.

*Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2015, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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