MBA with Project Management
The online MBA with Project Management will enable you to scope, plan, manage resources and deliver on project plans effectively, efficiently and decisively. You will explore the processes and tools that project managers can use to manage risk and effect programmes of change, ensuring they remain resilient and successful. In addition, you will build a broad-based knowledge and skill set across leadership, management and other key areas business.
The Qualifications have developed the learner’s ability to:
• Understand international marketing.
• Knowledgeable in financial management.
• Skilled in effective project management.
• Display organisational behaviour and cultural change.
The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.
English language requirements
The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
• IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
• Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
• Pass 5 GCSE subjects
We consider applicants:
• Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
• Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
• With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.
• DEVELOPING THE SKILLS FOR BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
Becoming self-aware, reflecting and appreciating personal strengths and weaknesses supports self-development and leads to skills improvement. Pivotal to successful and effective management and leadership is an appreciation that professionals have different approaches to their work, originating from a range of diverse personality traits, attributes and beliefs. This module helps you to understand these and how they are determinants of an individual’s effectiveness and enables you to develop and enhance your ability to manage and lead others.
• PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This module provides you with a critical understanding of the core concepts of project management. In addition to exploring the tools, methods and processes used in the field, the module will provide opportunities for you to reflect on how these might be applied across a range of sectors, from complex industrial projects to multifaceted art and social projects. Throughout the module, you will examine the use of appropriate software tools to support the project planning and management processes.
• RISK AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
In order to succeed, organisations need to manage a multitude of risks that exist in the modern world. This often means that organisations must be dynamic in a changing environment and be able to instigate and realise programmes of change. In this module you will explore the processes and tools that organisations and project managers can use to manage risk and effect change, thus ensuring they remain resilient and successful.
• INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Walking into a supermarket and finding bananas and coffee from South America, wine from California and New Zealand and cocoa from Nigeria is a result of international trade. This module will provide you with an understanding of how countries expand their markets for both goods and services that otherwise may not have been available domestically. It will explore how international trade leads to greater competition and competitive pricing and how this affects the consumer. You will understand the flow of goods and services across international boundaries from supply and demand factors, economic integration, and policy variables.
• FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
This module explains how to measure and compare financial performance and use knowledge of an entity’s cost in operational and strategic management. It explores cost management and analysis, costing methods and control, strategic planning, decision making and budgeting. You will consider budgetary preparation and financial control, develop an understanding of how to appraise investment opportunities and make business financing decisions and of the role of working capital.
• INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Business is increasingly becoming global. The global view relates not only to an assessment of competitors but also the geographic and demographic areas in which they function. This module examines key contemporary issues surrounding international and global strategic management. A framework will be established to enable you to understand the strategic management and strategic leadership processes involved in organisations. In this context, the strategy can only be analysed and understood when the various stakeholders and their complex relationships are considered as part of the management of multinational enterprises. This is achieved by examining the design of strategic management and leadership processes and how strategic decisions affect the functioning of organisations operating in both domestic and international markets.
• OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Operations management is the administration of business practices designed to establish the highest level of efficiency within an organisation. You will appreciate how to focus on the conversion of materials and labour into goods and services as effectively and efficiently as possible in order to maximise profit. You will also gain an understanding of the theory and practice behind the balancing of costs with revenue in order to achieve the highest possible operating profit.
• MARKETING IN A DIGITALLY CONNECTED WORLD
Against a backdrop of new technologies and a proliferation of fast-developing marketing channels, effective marketing requires an understanding and ability to design complex solutions that engage effectively with the customer journey. This module explores current marketing theory and how offline and online technologies interact with customers through a myriad of touchpoints. Customers are considered from a range of market perspectives and the application of holistic marketing approaches as a means of supporting ‘needs satisfaction’ and attaining customer loyalty is explored.
• ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND CULTURAL CHANGE
Organisational Behaviour is the study of human behaviour in organisational settings, exploring the interface between human behaviour and the organisation, and the organisation itself. A variety of factors influence organisational behaviour, including structure, policies, processes and management. You will gain knowledge of how companies can manage and lead change effectively, and by understanding organisational behaviour you will support your personal development and ability to set the standard for accepting, negotiating, and implementing change.
• GLOBAL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS
This module develops critical insights into corporate social and environmental responsibility. Corporations have a clear ability to influence and shape the environment, our choices as consumers, the rules of government and the quality of our working lives. In recognition of this power, there have been increasing calls for corporate social responsibility at national and international levels. The module examines contemporary themes using case studies to illustrate the complex relationship between business and society and the alternative frameworks through which the subject can be considered. It explores the issues of accountability and regulation and considers alternative forms of organising such as co-operatives and partnerships in order to question whether these structures enable organisations to engage with the broader aims of corporate social and environmental responsibility.
• MANAGING DATA FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
In this module, you will investigate techniques that organisations use for performing simple analysis of data for a variety of business applications. You will develop an understanding of the types of data used in business, the differences between structured and unstructured data and how tools can be used to represent and analyse different types of data, including big data, in various contexts.
You will gain an appreciation of how data analytics can enhance business processes, for improved decision making in marketing, customer relationships, sales and forecasting. You will also learn how to apply simple analytical techniques to present information using data visualisation tools.
• ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Enterprise and Entrepreneurial skills are highly valued by employers and by enterprising individuals who are interested in starting a new business or in exploiting a unique business idea. This module enables you to seize opportunities, mitigate risks, be creative and develop problem-solving skills. It provides you with the knowledge and understanding to drive your business ideas forward and overcome hurdles with the aim of successfully launching new businesses ventures.
This course gives you the opportunity to start developing your career through professional work-based learning. You will be paid UK minimum wage for a 20hour a week placement for the duration of your course, and will also be awarded an accredited Level 7 professional qualification from a UK awarding body.
- On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
- You may wish to further your studies by taking on an academic doctorate programme or a level 8 professional qualification
- You may also wish to start your own business through our enterprise education programme