Course overview

Designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards to a strategic role, this MBA provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking. Working across a wide range of management disciplines - with ideas and experiences taken from organisations and thought leaders across the world - you will have the opportunity to put learning into practice, providing immediate value to yourself and your organisation.

What you will learn

You will consider your own role as a manager and how you lead people, as well as develop a strategic awareness of the commercial environment in which you operate. Within this framework you will study the key management functions, in a way that shows how they relate to each other - with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning to your own workplace and learn from your fellow classmates.

Our modern, international Distance Learning approach means your MBA will stand out and appeal to employers all over the world.

Course structure

  • Personal & Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Reporting Corporate Performance
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Tuition Fees 

  • Fees: £9,855 (UK & EU), £9,362  (International)
  • Fees per year: €7,601 (UK & EU), €7,220 (International)

Pay in Full

You can pay for your Arden University course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Instalments

You can pay for your studies as you go along. That means no monthly payment obligations; you simply make the next payment when you are ready to start the next stage of your course. So if you can’t pay upfront or perhaps aren’t eligible for a student loan, you can pay in bitesize chunks.

We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Unfortunately, we are currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. Students can also pay via PayPal if they are paying in GBP.

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or diploma equivalent to a UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2). If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above  

Assessments

Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you’ll have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day to day role.

A vital part of your work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue.

To support your development, we will provide you with academic and pastoral support on campus and online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete every assessment you submit.

Your Arden tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Employment Outcomes

An MBA Finance course can equip you to progress to a senior financial management role in a variety of industries around the world. The specialist skills you will hold as an Arden University graduate are highly valued by private and public sector organisations. Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to undertake a PhD.

What will I have achieved when completing my MBA?

You will have:

  • Used your personal development and planning skills to contribute to society and the workplace
  • Demonstrated you can apply knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Undertaken activities that have improved your own organisation
  • Used your problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions
  • Worked effectively in a team, using listening, negotiating, persuading and presenting skills - but also shown you can be adaptable to changes at work
  • Shown genuine deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area
  • Taken a world view, demonstrating that you understand global issues, diversity and ethical questions
  • Developed your communication skills

 

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