Course taster

Welcome from the academic lead

Welcome to this taster for the online MBA Global course. This online taster provides you with a unique insight in to what you are most likely to find in a module on the online MBA Global course. Through this sample unit, you will gain a taste of the different teaching methods used by our Online Tutors, as well as the overall learning experience you can expect from using the different facilities in our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The online MBA Global course is designed for professionals looking for the best business and management academic experience with a practical focus. Our online MBA has a reputation of having a significant impact on our learners' management capabilities. The course is designed to challenge assumptions and is for those who are keen to find innovative solutions to difficult management and leadership problems.

The course curriculum is experiential and relevant to most business management and leadership desires, and allows you to apply your existing practical experience on the theoretical knowledge and vice versa.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and includes membership of CMI. Upon completion of the MBA Global you will gain the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, which will allow you to become a Chartered Manager once you have graduated. As a member of CMI, our MBA Global enhances your employability; the course has attracted global employers to sponsor managers and other employees to study on this course.

Teaching takes place via a combination of interactive online learning and collaborative online activity - live group sessions and discussion forums. This combination aims to replicate the experience of a standard face-to-face classroom but all delivered in an online environment enabling 24/7 access with a high-level of flexibility that professionals look for when combining their career and education.

The course comprises of 7 core modules with underlying core themes of globalisation, entrepreneurial thinking, strategic management and leadership and risk management. Research and online teaching practice are also core elements of our module delivery.

I hope that this short taster will persuade you to join the Global students to learn, share and enhance your professional experience.

I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Derby Online Learning and on to your MBA Global journey.

Dr Justin Okoli
Dr Justin Okoli, Programme Leader for the online MBA Global