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MBA Top Up programme

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MODULES

02 Modules

 

 

 

DURATION

04 Months

 

 

 

DELIVERY SCHEDULE

01 Term

 

 

 

“The skills I acquired from my MBA programme are deeply relevant to my place of work and I utilise these skills on a daily basis. Overall, I highly recommend LSM. My experience was pleasurable and exciting! A big thank you to the University for helping me to achieve a new milestone.”

- Gregory Rossy

Overview of the University of Northampton Master of Business Administration Top Up

To succeed in business, you need more than just industry-related skills. The online top up MBA awarded by the University of Northampton is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification designed for ambitious, motivated graduates. You will learn to think laterally, challenge convention, and other knowledge-based solutions to business issues.

More importantly, you will be able to distinguish yourself by thinking and operating in a different way to your colleagues; which is essential in today’s global business arena. This unique MBA suits aspiring business professionals who have clear dedication and determination to succeed in the fields of Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. In addition, our online learning programmes are flexible, and are designed to help you balance both your personal commitments and career.

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David Holliman

The academic director of LSM, Dr. David Holliman has over two decades of experience in the education industry and works to ensure that quality standards are maintained in the creation, validation and delivery of the various qualifications provided by LS Education Group. He possesses a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Culture, an MSc in research methods and an MA in Business Analysis.

Modules for the online MBA Top Up degree
Term 1

Business Research Project

In the current international economic environment, managers are frequently required to undertake project work in addition to their core responsibilities. Frequently these projects are focused on investigating new opportunities and potential strategic changes in order to retain and extend competitive position or focus on creating the best value within turbulent business environments. This module aims to equip managers with the necessary skills to undertake independent project work within a business environment. It will achieve this via asking participants to conduct an independent piece of research based upon an actual business case study. Specifically, participants are required to pursue one of two possible approaches:   

  1. An inductive study whereby participants are required to carry out a research project.
  2. A deductive approach whereby participants are to examine the validity of an existing theory.

Credits:

10

How to pass: 

You should achieve an overall mark of 51%

Projects: 

A research report

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically explain the value and importance of an integrated perspective to organisational leadership.
  2. Apply a range of analytical models and conceptual tools and techniques in the analysis of organisations.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge applied to practical situations of business management.
  4. Engage in critical, developmental reflection about professional knowledge.
  5. Produce evidence-based arguments and conclusions.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as an individual and group member in order to carry out tasks linking theory to practice.
  7. Make discriminating use of a range of learning resources in order to solve business related problems.
  8. Communicate the solutions arrived at, and the thinking underlying them, in written form.
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Critical Issues in Business

This module is designed to provide participants with an introduction to study on the MBA programme by making explicit the pervasive issues in business to which they will return throughout their MBA and will examine in detail in the Business Research Project. The module takes a critical perspective throughout, and sets the standards expected and required for students as they progress.

The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding of thematic nature of the study of organisations and the business environment; and to enable participants to critically evaluate the tasks and responsibilities of business leaders from an integration perspective through the introduction of contemporary and pervasive issues.

Credits:

50

How to pass: 

You should achieve an overall mark of 51%

Projects: 

Critical literature review on a topic

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically explain the value and importance of an integrated perspective to organisational leadership
  2. Demonstrate knowledge applied to practical situations of business management
  3. Engage in critical, developmental reflection about professional knowledge
  4. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as an individual and group member in order to carry out tasks linking theory to practice
  5. Make discriminating use of a range of learning resources in order to solve business related problems
  6. Communicate the solutions arrived at, and the thinking underlying them
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Module name

ConstantineZ template Students undertaking the module will be introduced to basic decision making techniques for both revenue and capital decisions. The aim is not to provide a level of understanding and application to replace the expertise they will find within in the work environment, students will be expected to undertake computations but greater emphasis will be given to the critical evaluation of the outcomes from the computations.

Credits:

15

Your weekly commitment: 

12 hours

How to pass: 

You should achieve an overall mark of 40%

Projects: 

Two essay projects based on a predetermined context 

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Course content

Marketing

  • Product and service functionality, dependence and performance
  • Perception, ownership and use
  • Value and meaning
  • Branding, brand value and competitive advantage
  • Marketing communications
  • Projection of ideas and concepts to target markets

Design

  • The design process that includes study, investigation, research, concept, rough, prototype, test, modify, implement, presentation, modification to final commercialisation
  • The main principles of product and service design, functionality and purpose, customer perception, value and branding
  • Patenting ideas, design registration, trade marking and intellectual property

Innovation

  • Diffusion of innovation, style, change and fashion
  • Global patterns of market demand and trends
  • Consumerism and commoditisation of products and services
  • Significance of innovation in the marketing process
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Module name

ConstantineZ template Students undertaking the module will be introduced to basic decision making techniques for both revenue and capital decisions. The aim is not to provide a level of understanding and application to replace the expertise they will find within in the work environment, students will be expected to undertake computations but greater emphasis will be given to the critical evaluation of the outcomes from the computations.

Credits:

15

Your weekly commitment: 

12 hours

How to pass: 

You should achieve an overall mark of 40%

Projects: 

Two essay projects based on a predetermined context 

See more

Course content

Marketing

  • Product and service functionality, dependence and performance
  • Perception, ownership and use
  • Value and meaning
  • Branding, brand value and competitive advantage
  • Marketing communications
  • Projection of ideas and concepts to target markets

Design

  • The design process that includes study, investigation, research, concept, rough, prototype, test, modify, implement, presentation, modification to final commercialisation
  • The main principles of product and service design, functionality and purpose, customer perception, value and branding
  • Patenting ideas, design registration, trade marking and intellectual property

Innovation

  • Diffusion of innovation, style, change and fashion
  • Global patterns of market demand and trends
  • Consumerism and commoditisation of products and services
  • Significance of innovation in the marketing process
See less

Module name

ConstantineZ template Students undertaking the module will be introduced to basic decision making techniques for both revenue and capital decisions. The aim is not to provide a level of understanding and application to replace the expertise they will find within in the work environment, students will be expected to undertake computations but greater emphasis will be given to the critical evaluation of the outcomes from the computations.

Credits:

15

Your weekly commitment: 

12 hours

How to pass: 

You should achieve an overall mark of 40%

Projects: 

Two essay projects based on a predetermined context 

See more

Course content

Marketing

  • Product and service functionality, dependence and performance
  • Perception, ownership and use
  • Value and meaning
  • Branding, brand value and competitive advantage
  • Marketing communications
  • Projection of ideas and concepts to target markets

Design

  • The design process that includes study, investigation, research, concept, rough, prototype, test, modify, implement, presentation, modification to final commercialisation
  • The main principles of product and service design, functionality and purpose, customer perception, value and branding
  • Patenting ideas, design registration, trade marking and intellectual property

Innovation

  • Diffusion of innovation, style, change and fashion
  • Global patterns of market demand and trends
  • Consumerism and commoditisation of products and services
  • Significance of innovation in the marketing process
See less

Module name

ConstantineZ template Students undertaking the module will be introduced to basic decision making techniques for both revenue and capital decisions. The aim is not to provide a level of understanding and application to replace the expertise they will find within in the work environment, students will be expected to undertake computations but greater emphasis will be given to the critical evaluation of the outcomes from the computations.

Credits:

15

Your weekly commitment: 

12 hours

How to pass: 

You should achieve an overall mark of 40%

Projects: 

Two essay projects based on a predetermined context 

See more

Course content

Marketing

  • Product and service functionality, dependence and performance
  • Perception, ownership and use
  • Value and meaning
  • Branding, brand value and competitive advantage
  • Marketing communications
  • Projection of ideas and concepts to target markets

Design

  • The design process that includes study, investigation, research, concept, rough, prototype, test, modify, implement, presentation, modification to final commercialisation
  • The main principles of product and service design, functionality and purpose, customer perception, value and branding
  • Patenting ideas, design registration, trade marking and intellectual property

Innovation

  • Diffusion of innovation, style, change and fashion
  • Global patterns of market demand and trends
  • Consumerism and commoditisation of products and services
  • Significance of innovation in the marketing process
See less

Module name

ConstantineZ template Students undertaking the module will be introduced to basic decision making techniques for both revenue and capital decisions. The aim is not to provide a level of understanding and application to replace the expertise they will find within in the work environment, students will be expected to undertake computations but greater emphasis will be given to the critical evaluation of the outcomes from the computations.

Credits:

15

Your weekly commitment: 

12 hours

How to pass: 

You should achieve an overall mark of 40%

Projects: 

Two essay projects based on a predetermined context 

See more

Course content

Marketing

  • Product and service functionality, dependence and performance
  • Perception, ownership and use
  • Value and meaning
  • Branding, brand value and competitive advantage
  • Marketing communications
  • Projection of ideas and concepts to target markets

Design

  • The design process that includes study, investigation, research, concept, rough, prototype, test, modify, implement, presentation, modification to final commercialisation
  • The main principles of product and service design, functionality and purpose, customer perception, value and branding
  • Patenting ideas, design registration, trade marking and intellectual property

Innovation

  • Diffusion of innovation, style, change and fashion
  • Global patterns of market demand and trends
  • Consumerism and commoditisation of products and services
  • Significance of innovation in the marketing process
See less

Module name

ConstantineZ template Students undertaking the module will be introduced to basic decision making techniques for both revenue and capital decisions. The aim is not to provide a level of understanding and application to replace the expertise they will find within in the work environment, students will be expected to undertake computations but greater emphasis will be given to the critical evaluation of the outcomes from the computations.

Credits:

15

Your weekly commitment: 

12 hours

How to pass: 

You should achieve an overall mark of 40%

Projects: 

Two essay projects based on a predetermined context 

See more

Course content

Marketing

  • Product and service functionality, dependence and performance
  • Perception, ownership and use
  • Value and meaning
  • Branding, brand value and competitive advantage
  • Marketing communications
  • Projection of ideas and concepts to target markets

Design

  • The design process that includes study, investigation, research, concept, rough, prototype, test, modify, implement, presentation, modification to final commercialisation
  • The main principles of product and service design, functionality and purpose, customer perception, value and branding
  • Patenting ideas, design registration, trade marking and intellectual property

Innovation

  • Diffusion of innovation, style, change and fashion
  • Global patterns of market demand and trends
  • Consumerism and commoditisation of products and services
  • Significance of innovation in the marketing process
See less
Projects you will be part of for the online MBA Top Up degree
A Critical Literature Review
CRITICAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS

A Critical Literature Review

The purpose of this assignment is to write a critical literature review on a leadership topic (provided by LSM) i.e. “21 st Century Leadership.” This assignment requires you to read and analyse a range of academic materials. As a masters level business student, all of your writing needs to be supported by quality academic material and correctly Harvard Referenced.

Your postgraduate research report
BUSINESS RESEARCH PROJECT

Your postgraduate research report

The purpose of this assignment is to write an academic report on an independent piece of research. A specialist supervisor will be assigned to you to help facilitate the design and implementation of your research project. Working initially from your research proposal, you are to submit a 12,000 – 15,000 word research report, upon completing the module.

Entry Requirements for the MBA Top Up Degree

The prerequisite knowledge and/or experience you would need to study this course.
  • A Diploma in Management Studies from a British University (120 credits at Level 7/PG) OR
  • Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategy Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG) OR
    Association of Business Executives (ABE) PG Diploma in Business Man. (120 credits at Level 7/PG) OR
  • NCC Education PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG) OR
    ATHE Diploma in Strategic Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG) OR
  • The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Post Graduate Diploma in Management (120 credits at level 7 PG) OR
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Strategic Level qualification OR
  • EduQual Diploma in Business Management (SCQF, Level 11) OR
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership OR
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management OR
  • MBA (from Geneva Business School) completed up to Dissertation stage (120 credits)

Other prior qualifications may provide direct entry to the MBA Top-Up programme. Please email registry@lseducationgroup.com for further information.


*Registrations for this award needs to be pre-approved by the University of Northampton

 

Alternative course option:

If are not eligible for the MBA Top Up programme, you can now sign up for our EduQual Diploma in Business Management pathway course. Upon completion of the Diploma you will be eligible to enrol for the MBA Top-Up programme without any restrictions. Learn more information about this course option here.

FAQs for the online MBA Top Up degree

Who should attend?

Our Top UP MBA programme is suitable for anyone who wants to prosper in the business field. We even have students who have science, technology qualifications. Therefore, this accredited MBA welcomes individuals from different job roles and disciplines and it is not necessary that you have studied business or management before. If you want to train yourself for an array of job opportunities, in both specialist functions and general management aspects, then this MBA Top Up degree is for you.  Banking, education, finance, accountancy and human resource management are some of the MBA career pathways.

This MBA Top Up degree programme is ideal for all business professionals with strong aspirations and determination to thrive in their chosen industry. In addition, our learning programmes are flexible, and are designed to help you balance both your personal commitments and career. Also the programme structure and learning material enable you to study at your own convenience; allowing you to develop your own learning schedule, whilst offering opportunities to engage with your peers.

What’s included before I enrol?

Free consultation - One on one communication with our student advisors to help you select the ideal course for your career development.

What's included after I enrol?

  • A welcome webinar – Conducted by a member from our academic team to provide you with an introduction to the course.
  • Extensive course materials - Includes structured lecture notes, industry examples and case studies which illustrate how theoretical concepts and techniques are being implemented in organisations.
  • A comprehensive e-library - Containing the recommended study texts for your course modules and access to Mintel market reports.
  • Interactive online webinars - Conducted by module tutor before and after you submit a draft assignment or face a mock exam.
  • Dedicated one to one tutor support - He/she will work closely with you and provide complete guidance to help pass your assessments.

What happens after I complete the course?

Upon successful completion, you will be provided with the following:

  • Certification from the University - Delivered to your residential address and does not mention the study mode.
  • Graduation ceremony in UK - All students who successfully completed the course are invited to a grand graduation ceremony held at the heart of London, United Kingdom.
  • Access to the LSM job platform - Offering an array of job opportunities to graduates to help find their dream job.

Can I get additional help?

Even the best MBA programs tend to take a more robotic approach to delivering knowledge to students. We understand that education requires more than one way communication from the lecturer.

As an MBA degree student of LSM, you will be assigned a personal tutor to clarify and sort any enquiries you may have. In addition we also provide student support through the following methods:

  • Mock examinations/ draft assignment feedback - Before your final assessments, you will be given the opportunity to present your work to a tutor for feedback. This will help you to identify whether you meet the requirements, where you could improve and how you could improve.
  • Administrative support - You will be provided guidance from our dedicated administrative team. Their role is to answer all your questions with regard to the course structure, assessment deadlines or any other course related questions you may have.
  • Peer support - Share study questions and ideas with your fellow course mates on our multi-platform accessible learning platform. To gain the best value from your MBA programme, we recommend that you use this facility to network and build strong connections with your course mates.

MBA Top Up programme

  • 02 Modules
  • 04 Months
  • 01 Term
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