Study Patterns: MBA Global (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MBA Global online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.    

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

Prescribed modules
Please note that the 0 credit modules Career Coaching and Mentoring (7HR530) and Transforming Personal Skills (7HR529) are prescribed modules. These develop significant areas of the curriculum. Students are required to take these modules, but failure to achieve the credits does not, in itself, prevent students from qualifying for an award.

MBA Global - standard rate with September start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Strategic and Financial Performance Management
(7AG513)
20 credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 credits

Business Research Methods and Data Analysis
(7BM501)
20 credits
Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics
(7LO516)
20 credits
Year 2 Critical Perspectives in Strategic Management and Leadership
(7HR524)
20 credits

Risk Management in a Global Context
(7BM502)
20 credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 credits

Global Strategic Operations, Markets and Resources
(7BM500)
20 credits
Year 3 Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits
Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued
Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued

MBA Global - accelerated rate with September start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Strategic and Financial Performance Management
(7AG513)
20 credits

Critical Perspectives in Strategic Management and Leadership
(7HR524)
20 credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 credits

Business Research Methods and Data Analysis
(7BM501)
20 credits

Risk Management in a Global Context
(7BM502)
20 credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 credits

Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics
(7LO516)
20 credits

Global Strategic Operations, Markets and Resources
(7BM500)
20 credits

Year 2

Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits

Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued

Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MBA Global online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.   

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

Prescribed modules
Please note that the 0 credit modules Career Coaching and Mentoring (7HR530) and Transforming Personal Skills (7HR529) are prescribed modules. These develop significant areas of the curriculum. Students are required to take these modules, but failure to achieve the credits does not, in itself, prevent students from qualifying for an award.

MBA Global - standard rate with January start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Business Research Methods and Data Analysis
(7BM501)
20 credits

Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics
(7LO516)
20 credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 credits

Critical Perspectives in Strategic Management and Leadership
(7HR524)
20 credits
Year 2

Risk Management in a Global Context
(7BM502)
20 credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 credits

Global Strategic Operations, Markets and Resources
(7BM500)
20 credits

Strategic and Financial Performance Management
(7AG513)
20 credits

Year 3 Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits
Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued
Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued


MBA Global - accelerated rate with January start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Business Research Methods and Data Analysis
(7BM501)
20 credits

Risk Management in a Global Context
(7BM502)
20 credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 credits

Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics
(7LO516)
20 credits

Global Strategic Operations, Markets and Resources
(7BM500)
20 credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 credits

Strategic and Financial Performance Management
(7AG513)
20 credits

Critical Perspectives in Strategic Management and Leadership
(7HR524)
20 credits

Year 2

Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits

Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued

Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MBA Global online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.   

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

Prescribed modules
Please note that the 0 credit modules Career Coaching and Mentoring (7HR530) and Transforming Personal Skills (7HR529) are prescribed modules. These develop significant areas of the curriculum. Students are required to take these modules, but failure to achieve the credits does not, in itself, prevent students from qualifying for an award.

MBA Global - standard rate with May start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics
(7LO516)
20 credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 credits
Critical Perspectives in Strategic Management and Leadership
(7HR524)
20 credits
Business Research Methods and Data Analysis
(7MB501)
20 credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 credits
Year 2 Global Strategic Operations, Markets and Resources
(7BM500)
20 credits
Strategic and Financial Performance Management
(7AG513)
20 credits
Risk Management in a Global Context
(7BM502)
20 credits
Year 3 Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits
Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued
Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued

MBA Global - accelerated rate with May start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics
(7LO516)
20 credits

Global Strategic Operations, Markets and Resources
(7BM500)
20 credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 credits
Strategic and Financial Performance Management
(7AG513)
20 credits

Critical Perspectives in Strategic Management and Leadership
(7HR524)
20 credits
Business Research Methods and Data Analysis
(7BM501)
20 credits

Risk Management in a Global Context
(7BM502)
20 credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 credits
Year 2 Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits
Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued
Dissertation
(7BM997)
60 credits continued