Master of Business Administration (Online)

About the course

Studying an MBA can transform the way you think and the way you work, change the way others see you and open up new leadership and management opportunities.

Hertfordshire Business School's part-time online MBA enables you to develop the critical and reflective strategic leadership skills you need to succeed in an uncertain world, challenging your assumptions, cultivating flexible thinking, effective decision making and responsible management.

As a Hertfordshire MBA student, you’ll be supported by our virtual learning environment, StudyNet, which provides access to other students, structured online study materials, online activities or tasks and over 100,000 e-books and e-journals.  The academic team who lead and deliver on the respective modules are dedicated tutors with a student-focused approach. You’ll also benefit from the support and supervision by our expert research-active staff.

The programme is offered in a part-time (two year) mode and leads to the award of a Master of Business Administration. This requires 180 credit points at Level 7.

Why choose this course?

  • You'll learn the skills to enable you to make a powerful difference to your organisation by developing a strategic, global outlook and experience of everything from accounting to marketing
  •  Earn a highly respected Master of Business Administration (MBA) to support your future career opportunities
  • Take a life-changing professional journey and expand your mind, skills, career potential and professional network
  • Engage with an innovative approach management learning and cutting-edge research which will challenge your assumptions about management practice
  • Gain a critical, reflexive approach to strategic leadership and management.

What will I study?

Our teaching and learning methods ensure you are able to actively engage with your own development.  All of the online study and teaching resources have been designed in a highly structured and complementary way to take you progressively through business concepts and to give you confidence, enhance your skills and expertise when completing specific tasks.  A participative style is used throughout to enable you to learn from your fellow students, as well as from teaching staff. Experiential learning is central to our teaching philosophy, utilising web-based activities and reading, alongside case studies, reflective writing and live or asynchronised discussions.

There is a considerable emphasis on the utilisation of theory and knowledge to make sense of your own and fellow participants' experiences at work. Current media resources or other material will be widely used alongside case histories developed by fellow participants.

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Human Resource Management (MBA ONL) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Strategic Marketing Planning and Entrepreneurship (MBA ONL) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Management and Analysis (MBA ONL) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Operations and Business Analytics (MBA ONL) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Strategic Management Research (MBA ONL) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Executive Career and Professional Development (MBA ONL) 30 Credits Compulsory
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    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year


    Applications open to international and EU students


    I chose the Hertfordshire MBA for its practice-led approach, as well as the faculty staff's involvement, live research and active consultancy.

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