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Gain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Northumbria University in the UK. With the Dual AACSB accreditation, Northumbria University joins the Top 1% of elite Group Business Schools worldwide, with elite members such as Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University.

The philosophy of the programme derives from the principles of reflective practice and experiential learning. You will engage with principles and theories of business, management and organisation, which will provide you with frameworks for reviewing, reflecting, analysing and critiquing existing individual and organisational practices.

You will also develop new knowledge and skills, which will enable enhanced and more appropriate practices to be encouraged. The outcome of this process will be a newfound appreciation, in order to build strategic capabilities and understand contemporary management and organisational issues in a context of change. The development of students as managers and leaders to maximise the performance of the organisation, underpins this philosophy.

This programme is delivered entirely at Kaplan in Singapore and is offered as Part Time and Full Time mode of study.

If you would like to apply or for further information please visit the Kaplan website. For any specific queries relating directly to Northumbria please contact tne@northumbria.ac.uk.

 

Gain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Northumbria University in the UK. With the Dual AACSB accreditation, Northumbria University joins the Top 1% of elite Group Business Schools worldwide, with elite members such as Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University.

The philosophy of the programme derives from the principles of reflective practice and experiential learning. You will engage with principles and theories of business, management and organisation, which will provide you with frameworks for reviewing, reflecting, analysing and critiquing existing individual and organisational practices.

You will also develop new knowledge and skills, which will enable enhanced and more appropriate practices to be encouraged. The outcome of this process will be a newfound appreciation, in order to build strategic capabilities and understand contemporary management and organisational issues in a context of change. The development of students as managers and leaders to maximise the performance of the organisation, underpins this philosophy.

This programme is delivered entirely at Kaplan in Singapore and is offered as Part Time and Full Time mode of study.

If you would like to apply or for further information please visit the Kaplan website. For any specific queries relating directly to Northumbria please contact tne@northumbria.ac.uk.

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
15 months

Location
Various Locations

City
Newcastle

Start
September, December, March or June

Fee Information

Module Information

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

For information on entry requirements please visit the Kaplan website

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

For information on entry requirements please visit the Kaplan website

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF7006 -

Accounting and Finance (Core,10 Credits)

You will be able to develop your knowledge and critical appreciation of the key components of accounting and finance and be able to apply these within the context of a successful public, private or not-for-profit organisation. Specifically, this module provides you with a foundation in the key principles of corporate financial management and their practical application, covering the issues of cost of capital, capital budgeting and capital structure, financial markets, analysis and investments in a world where finance is an international language. Key concepts in relation to investment and financing decisions, operational controls and structures of governance, financial health and growth strategies are all included. You will be able to build your knowledge starting with how to choose and appraise an investment decision; dealing with operational matters that keep the business running; using finance and accounting techniques to strategically manage the direction of the business and finally, looking at how corporate expansion can successfully and sustainably take place. This module is designed to strengthen your ability in applying knowledge to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, so that theory is converted into practice from a critical and informed perspective in order to enhance organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. The Module also investigates how financial information can be used to inform strategic plans and operational decisions. Reflective of the research strength within the Business School within responsible business, you will be encouraged to engage with CSR and ethical decision making.

More information

BM9710 -

Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (Core,10 Credits)

You will gain an understanding of the role data analytics can play in decision making for senior managers, and acquire a skill set which will enable you to both carry out and evaluate results from such analysis.

There is an increasing need for business leaders to know how to use data to develop meaningful and robust business solutions. This module will equip you with the practical knowledge and confidence to achieve this. Specific topics covered will vary but are likely to include content such as Project Management; Data Management for Decision Making (using specialist software packages such as SAS); Statistics for Business and Predictive Modelling.

More information

BM9711 -

Operations and Supply Chain Management (Core,10 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the theories and principles of operations and supply chain management and the knowledge and skills of applying them in real business practices. This module has been developed in partnership with practitioners in the field and will explore core
topics including:
? Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management;
? Supply Chain Strategy;
? Supply Chain Operations;
? Planning Supply Chain Operations;
? Sourcing Supply Chain Operations;
? Making Supply Chain Operations;
? Delivering;
? Supply Chain Risk Management;
? Product Lifecycle Management;
? Quality Management;
? Reverse Logistics;
? Recent Challenges in Supply Chain.

The module will lead you to the development of operations management and supply chain management skills and confidence in handling complex problems in supply chain. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of tools and techniques in analysing supply chain problems. You will be knowledgeable about the theory and practice of operations and supply chain management and skilful in the use of various tools and techniques. On completing the module you will be able to apply the theories and principles to analyse operations and supply chain problems in a variety of situations. You will be capable of identifying the root causes of various supply chain problems and proposing relevant solutions.

More information

HR9717 -

Managing People & Organisations (Core,10 Credits)

The module will help you engage with the management challenges involved in managing individuals, teams and organisations. You will gain an understanding of theories and models within the field of organisational behaviour, and the ways in which this knowledge has been applied in terms of techniques and approaches such as human resource management. The module will enable you to apply the concepts introduced to make sense of your own experiences in organizations, to recognise the importance of these aspects of management in an overall understanding of management, and enable you to apply them to your own management practice.

More information

HR9718 -

Leader Identity and Leadership (Core,10 Credits)

The module will engage you in a conceptual exploration of classical and contemporary theories of leadership to provide a foundation for analysing and developing yourself and others as leaders. You will consider your identity as a leader, your values, motives and goals and thereby develop intra and interpersonal awareness through critical reflection and evaluation. You will engage in a number of activities designed by the teaching team that will help you to understand what it means to be a responsible effective leader. You will also further explore the relationship between leadership and followership, and demonstrate how leadership practice is influenced by diversity. The module draws from themes such as:
? Established and emerging theories of leadership
? Leader development
? Leader identity and identity formation
? Diversity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation)

More information

HR9719 -

Responsible Business (Core,10 Credits)

This module will help you understand, anticipate, pre-empt and respond to ethical challenges in business. The module requires you to think about your own responsibility as a manager and the responsibilities of organizations in the context of contemporary challenges to business. You will be challenged by this module to think about the qualities of mind and character that are required to behave in a morally coherent way, about the types of institutional arrangements that promote and frustrate this. The module will enable you to think about ethical issues at the level of the individual, the institution and the wider material and ideational contexts that inform how such issues are understood.

More information

MK9703 -

Strategic Marketing (Core,10 Credits)

This module provides the knowledge and skills necessary for you to understand, critically analyse, and manage Strategic Marketing functions within fast-moving, international and competitive contexts.

Within the module, you will cover these main topics:
1) The role and process of Marketing: a strategic perspective;
2) The Marketing environment;
3) Brand Management & Marketing Communications;
4) Channel Management, Sales Management and Key Account Management;
5) Relationship Marketing: Customer Relationship Management and Internal Marketing;
6) Online and Digital Marketing;
7) Marketing Analytics;
8) Marketing Metrics.

During the module you will fine-tune your existing Strategic Marketing skills and gain a robust understanding of its board level management. You will critically analyse existing theory and practices, contribute your own ideas, and explore ways to apply this academic knowledge to an authentic commercial context. As a result, on returning to the workplace, you should be a skilled, informed manager able to lead a set of Marketing processes and strategies which deliver demonstrable value to your business and its stakeholders.

More information

NX9706 -

Induction (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate your ideas effectively within the academic community. In this module, you will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support your study throughout the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in your professional practice and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic assignments
• Searching for information to support effective study
• Academic Writing
• Professional Writing
• Presentation skills
• Developing criticality
• Citation and referencing skills
• Profession Skills and Behaviours
• Personal Development and career planning

More information

NX9709 -

Critical Management Inquiry (Core,10 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SM9700 -

Global Business Environment (Core,10 Credits)

The module will address, explore and examine various themes and issues affecting the changing global business environment. The main objective of the module is to discuss and assess the global business environment, investigating how globalisation/localisation phenomena that are likely to impact upon business operations and strategy within the context of regional economic development. An approximate (not exhaustive) list of possible topics included in the module is provided below:
• Globalisation: Definition, Evolution, Implications for countries, companies and communities,
• Regions and Regionalisms within a Globalised World: implication for economies and societies
• From Post-Industrial to Knowledge Economies
• International Capital and Financial Markets: Mergers and Acquisitions
• World Institutions: World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund, United Nations
• Macro-Commercial Blocs: The European Union, NAFTA, ASEAN and BRICS
• The International Economic Environment: Exchange Rates and patterns of trade
• Business and Environmental Issues: Kyoto and Paris Agreements
• Business and Corporate Culture in Different Countries

More information

SM9701 -

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Core,10 Credits)

In this module you will gain a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurial and innovation concepts, theories and techniques of management. You will examine the nature of entrepreneurship and innovation, the typical characteristics of entrepreneurship, the generation of new business ideas and business failure. In particular, you will focus on corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial architectures, being an entrepreneur, building an entrepreneurial culture and organisational structure, managing corporate ventures and intrapreneurship. You will also explore innovation particularly, the types of innovation, innovation management, technology transfer, public science and R&D.

More information

SM9702 -

Managing in the Digital Economy (Core,10 Credits)

In this module you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges, opportunities and disruptive potential associated with the digital economy. You will examine the impact that technological change and digital innovation has on organisations, in terms of the creation of (new) revenue streams, (alternative) forms of value, products and services. By exploring a range of examples you will gain insight into how private, public and third sector organisations along with different levels of government have embraced and developed the digital economy. Not only will this exploration illustrate the wide-ranging nature of the impact, but also the quickening pace of strategic and technological innovation, the ‘winner takes all’ nature of many digital markets and the complex and global nature of the extensive privacy, cyber-security and data debates.

More information

SM9704 -

Strategic Management (Core,10 Credits)

This module will support you to critically evaluate the range of internal and external factors that impact strategic positioning and performance. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of classical and topical strategic concepts and theories, and the range of strategic analysis and planning techniques that can be used to evaluate both the external competitive environment and internal business processes and resources. You will cover topics such as:
? strategic challenges;
? strategic intent;
? strategic positioning;
? strategic capabilities;
? strategic agility;
? dealing with uncertainty;
? strategic analysis at multiple levels (market, industry, firm, product);
? network effects;
? industry structures;
? competitive advantage;
? first-mover advantage.

More information

HR9777 -

Management Investigation (Core,60 Credits)

You will learn how to conduct a research led investigation into a management issue, topic or problem guided by your programme of study and framed in the context of an organisation.

Your learning will cover:

• Conducting research in organisations
• The identification of a researchable question.
• Primary research, data collection, questionnaire design, etc.
• Secondary research, literature review, further sources of information.
• The analysis of findings
• Writing recommendations and action plan
• Report writing
• Presentation technique
• Reflection on learning process

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF7006 -

Accounting and Finance (Core,10 Credits)

You will be able to develop your knowledge and critical appreciation of the key components of accounting and finance and be able to apply these within the context of a successful public, private or not-for-profit organisation. Specifically, this module provides you with a foundation in the key principles of corporate financial management and their practical application, covering the issues of cost of capital, capital budgeting and capital structure, financial markets, analysis and investments in a world where finance is an international language. Key concepts in relation to investment and financing decisions, operational controls and structures of governance, financial health and growth strategies are all included. You will be able to build your knowledge starting with how to choose and appraise an investment decision; dealing with operational matters that keep the business running; using finance and accounting techniques to strategically manage the direction of the business and finally, looking at how corporate expansion can successfully and sustainably take place. This module is designed to strengthen your ability in applying knowledge to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, so that theory is converted into practice from a critical and informed perspective in order to enhance organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. The Module also investigates how financial information can be used to inform strategic plans and operational decisions. Reflective of the research strength within the Business School within responsible business, you will be encouraged to engage with CSR and ethical decision making.

More information

BM9710 -

Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (Core,10 Credits)

You will gain an understanding of the role data analytics can play in decision making for senior managers, and acquire a skill set which will enable you to both carry out and evaluate results from such analysis.

There is an increasing need for business leaders to know how to use data to develop meaningful and robust business solutions. This module will equip you with the practical knowledge and confidence to achieve this. Specific topics covered will vary but are likely to include content such as Project Management; Data Management for Decision Making (using specialist software packages such as SAS); Statistics for Business and Predictive Modelling.

More information

BM9711 -

Operations and Supply Chain Management (Core,10 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the theories and principles of operations and supply chain management and the knowledge and skills of applying them in real business practices. This module has been developed in partnership with practitioners in the field and will explore core
topics including:
? Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management;
? Supply Chain Strategy;
? Supply Chain Operations;
? Planning Supply Chain Operations;
? Sourcing Supply Chain Operations;
? Making Supply Chain Operations;
? Delivering;
? Supply Chain Risk Management;
? Product Lifecycle Management;
? Quality Management;
? Reverse Logistics;
? Recent Challenges in Supply Chain.

The module will lead you to the development of operations management and supply chain management skills and confidence in handling complex problems in supply chain. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of tools and techniques in analysing supply chain problems. You will be knowledgeable about the theory and practice of operations and supply chain management and skilful in the use of various tools and techniques. On completing the module you will be able to apply the theories and principles to analyse operations and supply chain problems in a variety of situations. You will be capable of identifying the root causes of various supply chain problems and proposing relevant solutions.

More information

HR9717 -

Managing People & Organisations (Core,10 Credits)

The module will help you engage with the management challenges involved in managing individuals, teams and organisations. You will gain an understanding of theories and models within the field of organisational behaviour, and the ways in which this knowledge has been applied in terms of techniques and approaches such as human resource management. The module will enable you to apply the concepts introduced to make sense of your own experiences in organizations, to recognise the importance of these aspects of management in an overall understanding of management, and enable you to apply them to your own management practice.

More information

HR9718 -

Leader Identity and Leadership (Core,10 Credits)

The module will engage you in a conceptual exploration of classical and contemporary theories of leadership to provide a foundation for analysing and developing yourself and others as leaders. You will consider your identity as a leader, your values, motives and goals and thereby develop intra and interpersonal awareness through critical reflection and evaluation. You will engage in a number of activities designed by the teaching team that will help you to understand what it means to be a responsible effective leader. You will also further explore the relationship between leadership and followership, and demonstrate how leadership practice is influenced by diversity. The module draws from themes such as:
? Established and emerging theories of leadership
? Leader development
? Leader identity and identity formation
? Diversity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation)

More information

HR9719 -

Responsible Business (Core,10 Credits)

This module will help you understand, anticipate, pre-empt and respond to ethical challenges in business. The module requires you to think about your own responsibility as a manager and the responsibilities of organizations in the context of contemporary challenges to business. You will be challenged by this module to think about the qualities of mind and character that are required to behave in a morally coherent way, about the types of institutional arrangements that promote and frustrate this. The module will enable you to think about ethical issues at the level of the individual, the institution and the wider material and ideational contexts that inform how such issues are understood.

More information

MK9703 -

Strategic Marketing (Core,10 Credits)

This module provides the knowledge and skills necessary for you to understand, critically analyse, and manage Strategic Marketing functions within fast-moving, international and competitive contexts.

Within the module, you will cover these main topics:
1) The role and process of Marketing: a strategic perspective;
2) The Marketing environment;
3) Brand Management & Marketing Communications;
4) Channel Management, Sales Management and Key Account Management;
5) Relationship Marketing: Customer Relationship Management and Internal Marketing;
6) Online and Digital Marketing;
7) Marketing Analytics;
8) Marketing Metrics.

During the module you will fine-tune your existing Strategic Marketing skills and gain a robust understanding of its board level management. You will critically analyse existing theory and practices, contribute your own ideas, and explore ways to apply this academic knowledge to an authentic commercial context. As a result, on returning to the workplace, you should be a skilled, informed manager able to lead a set of Marketing processes and strategies which deliver demonstrable value to your business and its stakeholders.

More information

NX9706 -

Induction (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate your ideas effectively within the academic community. In this module, you will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support your study throughout the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in your professional practice and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic assignments
• Searching for information to support effective study
• Academic Writing
• Professional Writing
• Presentation skills
• Developing criticality
• Citation and referencing skills
• Profession Skills and Behaviours
• Personal Development and career planning

More information

NX9709 -

Critical Management Inquiry (Core,10 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SM9700 -

Global Business Environment (Core,10 Credits)

The module will address, explore and examine various themes and issues affecting the changing global business environment. The main objective of the module is to discuss and assess the global business environment, investigating how globalisation/localisation phenomena that are likely to impact upon business operations and strategy within the context of regional economic development. An approximate (not exhaustive) list of possible topics included in the module is provided below:
• Globalisation: Definition, Evolution, Implications for countries, companies and communities,
• Regions and Regionalisms within a Globalised World: implication for economies and societies
• From Post-Industrial to Knowledge Economies
• International Capital and Financial Markets: Mergers and Acquisitions
• World Institutions: World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund, United Nations
• Macro-Commercial Blocs: The European Union, NAFTA, ASEAN and BRICS
• The International Economic Environment: Exchange Rates and patterns of trade
• Business and Environmental Issues: Kyoto and Paris Agreements
• Business and Corporate Culture in Different Countries

More information

SM9701 -

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Core,10 Credits)

In this module you will gain a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurial and innovation concepts, theories and techniques of management. You will examine the nature of entrepreneurship and innovation, the typical characteristics of entrepreneurship, the generation of new business ideas and business failure. In particular, you will focus on corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial architectures, being an entrepreneur, building an entrepreneurial culture and organisational structure, managing corporate ventures and intrapreneurship. You will also explore innovation particularly, the types of innovation, innovation management, technology transfer, public science and R&D.

More information

SM9702 -

Managing in the Digital Economy (Core,10 Credits)

In this module you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges, opportunities and disruptive potential associated with the digital economy. You will examine the impact that technological change and digital innovation has on organisations, in terms of the creation of (new) revenue streams, (alternative) forms of value, products and services. By exploring a range of examples you will gain insight into how private, public and third sector organisations along with different levels of government have embraced and developed the digital economy. Not only will this exploration illustrate the wide-ranging nature of the impact, but also the quickening pace of strategic and technological innovation, the ‘winner takes all’ nature of many digital markets and the complex and global nature of the extensive privacy, cyber-security and data debates.

More information

SM9704 -

Strategic Management (Core,10 Credits)

This module will support you to critically evaluate the range of internal and external factors that impact strategic positioning and performance. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of classical and topical strategic concepts and theories, and the range of strategic analysis and planning techniques that can be used to evaluate both the external competitive environment and internal business processes and resources. You will cover topics such as:
? strategic challenges;
? strategic intent;
? strategic positioning;
? strategic capabilities;
? strategic agility;
? dealing with uncertainty;
? strategic analysis at multiple levels (market, industry, firm, product);
? network effects;
? industry structures;
? competitive advantage;
? first-mover advantage.

More information

HR9777 -

Management Investigation (Core,60 Credits)

You will learn how to conduct a research led investigation into a management issue, topic or problem guided by your programme of study and framed in the context of an organisation.

Your learning will cover:

• Conducting research in organisations
• The identification of a researchable question.
• Primary research, data collection, questionnaire design, etc.
• Secondary research, literature review, further sources of information.
• The analysis of findings
• Writing recommendations and action plan
• Report writing
• Presentation technique
• Reflection on learning process

More information

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

tne@northumbria.ac.uk

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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