Study a flexible and 100% online MBA with a QAA-commended university and unleash your potential as a transformational leader
13 June 2023
27 June 2023
14 months full-time
2 years part-time
£7,740 total fees
Commendation from Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
85% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’ (latest REF)
Business School established for more than 80 years
Courses developed with industry partners
Option to pay per module
Alumni discount available
Transform your career prospects
The online MBA from a business school with a track record for developing leaders.
In a global business market with fierce competition and complex, ever-changing environments, organisations need agile, effective, and transformational leaders with a broad skill set to strategise, innovate, motivate, and lead teams to success.
The distance learning MBA from the University of Wolverhampton has a simple purpose: to develop capable senior leaders for public, private, and not-for-profit organisations who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to lead modern organisations ethically and sustainably, both in national and international business.
This Master of Business Administration course has been designed closely with employers to equip you for success in senior manager, director, MD and CEO roles. It is underpinned by problem-based learning which references real-world practice throughout.
This online course has been shaped by our significant expertise in teaching MBA courses, and start-ups and long-established organisations across a diverse range of sectors, including retail, health, education, and business have already benefited from developing their strategic leaders through our transformative MBA degrees.
Study from anywhere, anytime
Flexible study that allows you to keep moving forward.
On this innovative online master’s course, you will benefit from a sophisticated online learning experience that is built around group learning, collaboration and interaction. You will interact with tutors and fellow MBA students via discussion groups and forums. In group activities, you will learn with and from fellow learners from across the world, sharing professional experience and insights with peers from diverse backgrounds, making this a truly global MBA.
The flexible structure of this online MBA enables you to access the course content on demand, at times that are convenient for you to study. This is critical because it allows you to expand your professional development around work and family commitments to an extent that no other modality of study can. You can continue to earn, retain your current role, and can avoid effectively putting the rest of your life on hold whilst you study.
This online MBA has no geographical boundaries. Because it is taught and studied in an entirely online interactive environment, it is available to a global audience of students and can be studied from anywhere, on your terms. Studying this course represents a key opportunity to make potentially influential connections with fellow learners across the world, growing your global professional network.
What you will learn
The distance learning online MBA provides a deep intellectual appreciation of the rapidly changing organisational context that is interconnected across national and international boundaries, incorporating a diverse range of stakeholders and maximising value sustainably through topics such as: organisational strategy; leadership and people management; marketing strategy; operations; and supply chain management.
Business skills and knowledge taught on our core modules include:
Study with a QAA-commended university with deep-rooted MBA expertise.
The University of Wolverhampton Business School is over 80 years old and was one of the very first institutions to offer MBA courses. You will learn from a highly motivated team of experts who have been drawn from a range of business and management backgrounds, many of whom have held senior positions in multinational and blue-chip organisations.
Commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) – the highest accolade they can award to a university – the University of Wolverhampton has been able to leverage its wealth of experience and highly skilled team to provide online MBA courses that equip current and aspiring leaders with the holistic knowledge base and skill set that they need to succeed in senior leadership roles in the modern-day world of work.
Entry requirements for home and international students
Applicants should have or be about to complete:
A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution, or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK bachelor’s degree with honours
All applicants must have at least two years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial or supervisory role
If the applicant does not hold a recognised degree or hold an ordinary degree, they should have at least three years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial or supervisory role
Per 15-credit module fee:£645
If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.
University of Wolverhampton alumni discount: If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.
Leadership and People Management
This module introduces people management and effective leadership practice within the organisation. In particular, it analyses themes that relate to the changing landscape of people management including: the strategic organisational context of attracting and selecting people for work; training; performance management; and the employment relationships. It also deals with the actual way in which effective business leaders emerge within organisations and how they use people management practices and their distinct qualities, such as cross-cultural awareness to motivate and reward diverse employees. It provides you with the opportunity to optimise your potential and be involved in the day-to-day decision-making processes within organisations that advocate change as a route to achieving competitive advantage.
On successful completion, you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and focused awareness of the internal and the wider business context in which to manage and lead effectively within and across teams.
Data is the new fuel of modern organisations. In this module you will explore contemporary issues and challenges relating to the management of information systems, including big data management, analytics, and cloud systems. You will analyse the application of business intelligence and its impact on organisations and consider the role of information and analytics in supporting the development of business strategies.
Digital Transformation and the Organisation
The Digital Revolution has seen information systems move from supporting business, to ‘being’ the business. This advance in technology has transformed business models, methods of working and culture. It is now essential that all managers are equipped to effectively exploit these developments to gain competitive advantage and shape the organisation in a digital society.
You will explore a range of different topics relating to the digitalisation of organisations, including: digital and data management strategies; use of data collection and analysis to support effective decision-making; and disruptive technologies and business models.
This module introduces practical techniques for identifying emerging trends in the business environment, both in a national and international context. It encourages the use of conceptual frameworks and practical tools and techniques to improve the quality of strategic decision-making, and develops the insights and competencies needed to present strategies and business plans in a persuasive manner.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
This module provides you with a firm foundation in the principles of operations and supply chain management. It introduces you to a broad range of operations management challenges facing managers working in modern organisations and equips you with the knowledge and tools to resolve them. The module explores the information needs of organisations and systems to support operations management processes. The focus of the module is on how firms can achieve competitive success through improving the processes involved in delivering products and services.
Organisations face several challenges and opportunities which they must respond to through marketing decisions. This module develops your understanding of the marketing decisions that organisations face. Through the application of marketing theory, models, and tools you will gain an understanding of the importance of the organisational environment and the impact this has for analysis, planning and control in a marketing management context.
Financial Management and Control
Managers in all sectors are required to take account of the financial impact of their decisions. Whether they are being required to approve the purchase of new plant and machinery, increase or decrease the workforce, increase marketing efforts, or authorise the new strategic and budget plans, one of the key aspects of the decision is the financial impact. Managers therefore need to understand financial reports, be able to question the information provided in them and make decisions based upon the information provided by them.
This module seeks to enable you to make well-informed decisions based upon a sound knowledge of financial reports, systems, and developments in the accounting and financial environment.
Sustainability in Business
Climate change, resource depletion and population growth, and the role of business in society are amongst the most highly debated subjects today and create a profound challenge to the status quo for all organisations. But these issues also create opportunities for innovation and change, and the business case for acting sustainably is becoming increasingly persuasive. In this module, you will explore the range of meta-challenges facing business, understand the social and the business case for acting sustainably, and discuss how sustainability can be managed.
On successful completion of the module, you will have a critical understanding of the sustainability challenges and opportunities, and how businesses can manage these.
Organisational Governance and Responsibility
Globally, there has been growing interest in corporate governance because of high profile corporate scandals and failures, and concerns about levels of executive pay. Corporate governance is often viewed as the system of rules, practices, and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. There are broadly two types of corporate governance mechanisms: internal and external. You will explore issues in corporate governance and how corporate governance mechanisms may influence corporate performance.
You will also explore the concepts of reputation and responsibility. In particular, you will focus on the nature and characteristics of reputational management, managing the dimensions of an organisation’s reputation and the role of corporate responsibility and effective governance on corporate reputation.
This module supports you to develop the research competencies appropriate for a taught master’s course and relevant for future careers in professional, business management roles. To achieve this, you will be required to develop a proposal for a piece of self-directed research.
Dissertation or Business Case
In this module you are required to produce a piece of self-directed, original work, at an advanced level, based on independent research. This should demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy and core principles of research (empirical or non-empirical) and show competence in the design, execution and reporting of a research project in a business administration and management context. You will develop an ability to carry out subsequent research independently and to commission, manage and evaluate the research activities of others. Effective leaders, managers, citizens, and employees need to be capable of basing their decision-making on information and knowledge derived from research. Therefore, the skills acquired producing the project will contribute to your effectiveness throughout your career.
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