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 module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

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 (3 years) with autumn (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 (2 years) with autumn (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