Level 7 Qualification
180 UK Credits (equivalent to 90 ECTS)
Duration of Study Programme
1.5 Years – Part-Time, 3-hours, Twice a Week
Phase One: Pearson (UK) – QN 603/5907/9
Phase Two: University of Derby
Phase Three: University of Derby
March & October 2022
Operational End Date
31 December 2025
Mode of Delivery
Our new MBA Global will equip you with the strategic knowledge and confidence to succeed and excel in managerial roles within the business sector. It is designed for a new generation of ambitious business professionals and graduates with an international outlook. The business world is experiencing rapid growth on an international scale and, now more than ever, managers within every industry need to be equipped with a strategy for global scalability. Throughout the course you will develop skills and study areas valued and needed by the industry.
Skills you will develop
- Strategic awareness and thinking
- Confident leadership
- Presenting logical and relevant arguments
- Critical evaluation
- Innovation and the confidence to challenge traditional ways of thinking
Areas you will study
- Strategic Management
- Strategic Leadership
- Change Management
- Risk Management
- Supply Chain Management and Logistic
- Strategic Marketing
- Business Research Methods and Data Analysis
The purpose of this degree and the defined pathways are:
- The advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate.
- Preparation for and/or development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area. This includes the development of positive and critical attitudes towards leadership, change and enterprise, so as to reflect the dynamism and vibrancy of the business and management environment.
- Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice within an international context.
- Development and enhancement of a range of general transferable skills and attributes which are highly appropriate for a career in business but are not limited to this.
- Development of lifelong learning skills, including engendering enthusiasm for business and learning as part of continuing personal and professional development.
It is designed for a new generation of ambitious business professionals and graduates with an international outlook. The business world is experiencing rapid growth on an international scale and, now more than ever, managers within every industry need to be equipped with a strategy for global scalability.
What you will study
To achieve the MBA Global, you will need to complete 30 ECTS at each phase, totalling 90 ECTS.
You will conclude Phase 3 of your MBA Global studies with a Dissertation worth 30 ECTS.
How you will learn
This programme is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.
Where you will learn:
Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.
Method of Assessment:
Formative assessment will be provided across the breadth of modules to provide students with a structured learning approach, as well as feedback opportunities. The process may include self assessment, peer review, tutor feedback, and come from exercises based on, for example, enquiry based learning and problem based learning activities. Summative assessment will aid students in developing Masters’ levels in knowledge, skills and personal development. Over the course of a programme students will experience different assessment methods which may include computer aided tests, research projects, work based reports, case study analysis, patchwork assessment, and reflective reports.
In all cases, assessment is directly related to either a student’s personal development or in applying solutions to their own organisations or case study organisations. In all programmes the final assessment at Master’s level will normally be a major piece of independent research and application. This challenges students to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge and skills.
Structure of Programme:
The programme is made up of three stages – to achieve the MBA qualification, you will complete 180 UK credits in total.
Among the course’s distinctive features is the mentoring and coaching support we provide. We have embedded two support modules into the programme – Transforming Personal Skills and Career Coaching and Mentoring – that will enhance your employability. They help you reflect on your strengths and progress while supporting your long-term career planning and professional development.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:
The development of the autonomous and independent learner is further enhanced by a range of technology enhanced learning tools and activities. Students will have access to a range of tools and activities, providing support for research activities, personal diagnostics, additional content, online discussion and self-directed study techniques. Different methods will be used to take account of different learning preferences and include, for example, face to face or virtual lectures, case studies, role play, debates, student presentations, formative and summative enquiry based learning, and problem solving activities. The programme encourages students to apply learning to the work place and this is a central feature of the teaching and learning strategy. This will be achieved through a variety of means with the aim being to encourage and develop critical evaluation and the ability to synthesise and apply solutions to complex real life management problems. Teaching and learning approaches will be appropriately applied to each cohort in order that the same learning outcomes are achieved, but at times through different methods, whilst facilitating the development of effective peer support networks and learning sets. This will provide a stimulating experience as well as assisting students in their ability to critically evaluate and apply knowledge and intellectual skills to differing situations.
A range of assessments, commensurate with level 7 requirements has been devised and the programmes operate within the University’s Regulatory Framework and conform to its regulations on assessment. A flexible approach has been taken in developing the assessment strategy, to allow for the diverse nature of the student cohorts as well as the different learning preferences of individual students.
Each successfully completed unit will be graded as a pass. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria.
Phase 2 and Phase 3:
90-100% Excellent – Distinction
80-89% Excellent – Distinction
70-79% Excellent – Distinction
60-69% Very good – Merit
50-59% Good/Satisfactory – Pass
40-49% Unsatisfactory – Marginal Fail
5-39% Very Poor – Fail
Applicants should normally hold a good honours degree (minimum upper second class) in any subject or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing. Alternatively, applicants may have significant management experience and a substantial record of achievement. Applicants meeting these criteria may not have previously studied at university.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages as long as they can be considered adequately prepared to succeed on the programme. If learners have few or no formal qualifications, they may be able to gain entry to the programme if they have the required communication and learning skills as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed. All learners will be asked to provide evidence of academic potential and commitment to confirm their ability to undertake the programme.
We welcome applications from international students. If your first language is not English you will be expected to have IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component). You may be exempt from providing evidence of English language proficiency if you have gained your undergraduate degree from an English-speaking country.
All applications are considered on an individual basis.
Fees & funding
Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.
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Last Updated: 12th November 2021