An MBA is the most coveted and internationally recognised postgraduate management degree in the world. It is widely recognised as a passport to a successful management career, enabling managers with a functionalist role to take on a more senior, strategic position. If you’re currently working in senior management, it will empower you to gain the in-depth, strategic knowledge you’ll need to climb even higher.
Rich in real-world experiences and international perspectives, our Online MBA is innovative and rigorous. It will challenge you to strengthen your management knowledge, understanding of global business models and knowledge of contemporary issues and frameworks. You’ll examine the wide range of challenges inherent in managing organisations and empower yourself to work effectively at a senior, strategic management level. Delivered entirely online, it provides you with everything you need to make a significant impact in the world of global business.
Why study the Online MBA Fast Track?
This degree will help you take your career or organisation to new heights at an accelerated pace. Using the same course content as our core Online MBA course, this option allows you to study two modules simultaneously enabling you to complete the course in 18 months.
- online delivery enables you to balance your commitments with the flexibility to study at any time or place
- become part of a global community of business professionals and graduate with a strong network
- gain a critical understanding into responsible and sustainable leadership
- focus on practical application of theory to real business contexts
- tackle contemporary issues, theories and conceptual frameworks used to guide management
What you’ll study
The Online MBA Fast Track is a modular course, completed over 18 months. The curriculum consists of ten core modules (total 100 credits) and a project module (worth 40 credits). You will then study 4 specialist MBA modules (worth ten credits each).
The course starts with an induction to help familiarise you with the online learning system and ensure that you are able to navigate successfully.
Leadership modules – Become a strong leader
You begin the Online MBA Fast Track with the Professional and Leadership Development module, this will run alongside your studies from the outset and improves your reflective practice and personal development planning, concluding with you creating a targeted development plan.
You’ll then go on to complete the Responsible Leadership module which underpins your learning and knowledge for the rest of the course allowing you to foster a critical understanding of values and ethical decision making in business.
Following that, you’ll study eight further core modules. These include The Values-Led Organisation, Global Marketing Management, Operations Management, Organisations and People Management, Financial Management, Business Information and Decision Making, Global Business Simulation and Strategic Change Management. These modules are designed to expand your knowledge in fundamental management concepts.
The Online MBA provides you with the opportunity to personalise your study around your professional career development and goals. The four elective modules for the general Online MBA Fast-Track can be found in the module section below.
Business research project
The final module is the Business Research Project, in which students will engage in a meaningful and applied piece of research designed to equip students with a theoretical grounding in research methods and its practical application.
How you’re taught
Students will complete 500 hours of distance learning using a virtual learning environment.
The Online MBA teaching team use a wide range of methods to deliver and support you as you achieve your desired learning outcomes. These include multimedia content, online exercises, case analysis, online facilitated discussions forms and wikis, and experiential / action learning through simulations or in-company live business consultancies and projects.
You are expected to be inquisitive and undertake independent study relevant for a postgraduate student. You will have access to a range of materials such as eBooks, journals, electronic databases and internet links to useful sources of research.
The Online MBA Fast-Track course provides a flexible and engaging way to learn, with a number of ways to interact with the curriculum, including:
- video lectures
- real-life case studies
- interactive assignments
- social interaction
- digital tools and resources
- interactive academic support.
Students are also allocated a personal mentor that they will be able to meet via online video teleconference on 4 separate occasions throughout the year
The key areas of discussion/development in these meetings revolve around:
- building self-awareness
- understanding learning styles
- reflective practices
- personal development planning.
Modules will be assessed in a number of ways, including written assignments which may take the form of essays, reports or case study analysis, presentations submitted via video or narrated PowerPoint.
Careers and employability
Our innovative, intensive courses prepare you for a wide range of challenges inherent in managing organisations, enabling you to see the interconnections of your actions. Whichever you choose, your course will be rich in real-world experiences, global perspectives, and bespoke learning opportunities, hallmarks that combine to help you make a distinct mark on the business world. You will acquire the knowledge you need to work effectively and innovatively at a senior, strategic management level, empowering organisations to achieve their objectives.
You will gain a multidisciplinary qualification from an accredited business school and triple award-winning university which will enable you to either advance to a more senior position in an organisation, or if you are already a senior manager, it will give you the opportunity to study the core disciplines that are required to make even more of an impact and progress even further within the business world.
Throughout your time with us, you will be involved in PLD workshops, developing professional and strategic transferable skills. Each workshop focuses on professional or career development, spanning everything from emotional intelligence to creative job hunting to conflict resolution.
Nottingham Business School is accredited for the quality of its business and management courses from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The accreditation recognises Nottingham Business School’s unique and dedicated approach to personalised and experiential learning.
We are also proud to have achieved the prestigious EQUIS accreditation. This is the highest international benchmark of excellence for business schools, possessed by fewer than 180 schools out of 16,000 worldwide.
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To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that really matter. From ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship to behavioural science, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise up and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.