The scheme has been designed to meet the aims of the online MBA in a flexible manner and can be tailored to the individual preferences of each student. The MBA requires you to complete six courses plus a final dissertation. The programme consists of the following modules:
||This is the first module of the programme which gives an orientation to the course and the online learning style. It does not carry credits, and students are encouraged to go through the material in this module at their own pace and get accustomed to the online medium.
Stage 1 120 credits
Six taught modules
||- Organisational Behaviour
||- Financial Management
||- International Marketing and Business Environment
||- Tackling Global-Local Challenges in Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
||- Information Management
||- Corporate Strategy and Competitiveness (based on a programme run in cooperation with the Harvard Business School - the Microeconomies of Competitiveness - with a mandatory residency in Zürich, Switzerland). This second residency is only required for those students who choose this module as an elective.
||- Strategic Management
Stage 2 60 credits
||As an exit qualification, the Post-Graduate Certificate in Management Studies is awarded to candidates who have completed 60 credits (three modules), while the Diploma in Management Studies is awarded to candidates who have completed 120 credits (all six modules, including the residency) but have been unable to complete the dissertation. Students who achieve the full 180 credits, and have successfully completed the dissertation, exit with the award of Master of Business Administration (MBA).