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MBA MBA (Full Time)

MBA MBA (Full Time)

15 months or 12 months accelerated programme Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated 1 year Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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We will be launching The Lincoln MBA for September 2014. We are very excited to share our updated and refreshed programme with you, and will update this page as soon as the final details are confirmed. If you would like to receive the new course information directly please email LBS@lincoln.ac.uk and we will contact you when the new course has been validated.

This programme provides opportunities to view business from a global and strategic perspective, setting business operations into the context of responsible futures and sustainability. It is possible to complete the accelerated programme in one year.

Introduction

An MBA is a vital component in the skills set of tomorrow’s business professionals. It provides the global perspective, knowledge and critical thinking skills required for you to become a senior leader in industry.

The MBA provides the opportunity, at an advanced level, to develop expertise and skills relevant to senior management functions within private, public and not-for-profit sectors. It is designed to provide a robust and rigorous analysis of management activity.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

A wide range of research topics are undertaken reflecting your interests and in many cases your country of origin.

Recent graduates have returned to their sponsoring organisations to greatly enhanced career opportunities. Others have started their own businesses. A number have joined the Highly Qualified Skilled Migrant Programme, an initiative run by the UK government.

How You Study

The MBA general management is a one-year full-time programme. The programme is delivered in three distinct stages. This offers flexibility of entry and exit stages.

PG Certificate:

  • International Marketing Planning
  • Management Finance
  • Organisational Analysis
  • Transnational Corporations and Emerging Markets.

PG Diploma:

  • Strategies for Responsible Business
  • Business and Ethical Decision Making.

Plus two electives from:

  • Consumer Behaviour and Retail Marketing Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Operations and Logistics Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consultancy Project.

MBA:

  • Dissertation including Research Preparation.

How You Are Assessed

Students are assessed by written assignments and presentations. All modules (except for the dissertation) will be assessed by the equivalent of one 4,000 word written assignment.

Entry Requirements

Bachelors’ degree or equivalent (second class honours).

Two years relevant work experience. Students whose first language is not English should also have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Juliana Siwale
jsiwale@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 835599

Admissions:
lbs@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 835630

Masters Level

Business and Ethical Decision Making

In organisations, a significant amount of time is engaged in decision making and problem solving. With the increasing complexity of organisational dynamics there is a greater demand for original and ethical solutions to complex problems. This module responds to that demand by combining theory with an exploration of real problem scenarios based on student’s own experiences.

From such an exploration, students will gain theoretical and practical insights that will better prepare them to manage decision making processes in current and future organisational settings.

This module is designed to help students develop their decision and problem-solving skills further whilst expanding the conceptual frameworks that students use to think about these situations. Students look at some more unusual approaches to the solving of complex problems and at techniques used outside their own organisation and experience. Throughout the module students will be expected to draw upon their own experiences and relate these to the theories, concepts and methods being presented.

Consultancy Project (MBA) (Option)

Students will work with selected client organisations on specific business based problems. The students will be required to work with a client to fully research and develop a solution to a specified client related problem in an work based context. The groups will then be tasked with interpreting research findings and presenting conclusions and recommendations to the client organisation.

Consumer Behaviour and Retail Marketing Strategy (Option)

The module aims at providing students with a critical understanding of consumer behaviour in the retail context. Therefore, the module will focus on various aspects of consumer behaviour and retailing, such as the processing of information by consumers, the main influences of consumers' buying behaviour, the retail environment, the main retail theories, the retail image, customer loyalty as well as the retail marketing mix.

Corporate Finance (Option)

Corporate Finance introduces the constructs of financial management decision making in modern firms and focuses on investment appraisal and the financing of the firm, dividend policy, capital structure and risk. This module is designed to familiarise students with the major theoretical developments and practices in the areas of corporate finance. It aims to encourage students to develop critical thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of diverse practices in areas of capital budgeting, dividend policy, capital structure and risk analysis. Throughout the module students will be expected to draw upon their own experiences and relate these to the theories, concepts and methods being presented.

This module will lay the foundations of corporate finance which are essential to the understanding of finance.

Entrepreneurship (Masters Business) (Option)

This module is designed to offer students the opportunity to explore the theoretical and practical issues associated with the creation and development of a new business venture. Throughout the module, students are invited to engage with, and discuss existing entrepreneurship literature as a means by which to develop their own rich and in-depth appreciation of the complexities and challenges associated with extant theory. The course is designed to provide a balanced and thought-provoking overview of the writings of the major contributors to the discipline as well as offering a detailed and thorough introduction to contemporary literature. Students will be expected to read widely on the subject and to be able to draw on the wealth of sources made available throughout the duration of the module.

International Finance (Option)

International Finance develops the constructs of financial management decision making within the context of multicurrency and multi jurisdictions. It focuses on the strategies and tactics adopted by MNEs to analyse and reduce their risks in multicurrency operations. It aims to encourage students to develop critical thinking about such practises. Throughout the module students will be expected to draw upon their own experiences and relate these to the theories, concepts and methods being presented.

This module builds upon the foundations set out in the Certificate stage, and provides a financial background for other modules at the Diploma stage.

International Marketing Planning

A clear and detailed understanding of International Marketing Planning underpins the whole process of marketing analysis, implementation and control. International Marketing Planning is therefore one of the fundamental and most important management functions and philosophies. The module reflects this and has been designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the strategic International Marketing Planning process, and of the ways in which marketing is capable of contributing to increase the effective performance of an organisation. In doing this, we focus upon the strategic and tactical management of the marketing function, with a particular emphasis being placed upon issues of marketing excellence, learning from best practice, and market-led strategic change.

Logistics and Operations Management (Option)

This module aims to introduce you to the concepts of Logistics and Operations Management and build a framework for this important function within the supply chain. As the competitive environment becomes more volatile and less predictable Logistics and Operations issues can offer the company more opportunities to differentiate itself from the competition.

Managerial Finance

Managerial Finance

Students are introduced to the role of finance and accountancy in profit seeking firms. Key aspects of this module include the study of:

1. Marginal costing
2. Pricing
3. Investment appraisal
4. Cash planning
5. Financial analysis
6. Planning, budgeting and standard costing
7. Multi-currency finance for importers and exporters.

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the role of finance and accountancy in profit seeking firms
2. Calculate and use simple costing and pricing models
3. Evaluate and use investment appraisal methods
4. Carry out simple financial analysis
5. Evaluate the importance of financial plans
6. Evaluate the techniques which importers and exporters may use to avoid or reduce exchange rate risk.

Organisational Analysis

This Module will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory of organisations and associated human behaviour and managerial practices. Understanding of the ways in which organisations have developed during the twentieth century has been the subject of considerable and often conflicting debate. This Module will critically examine the “traditional” approaches of organisational theory and further consideration will be given to the structure and dynamics of organisations in order to address the problems associated with transfer of managerial practices. Ideologies of the worker and management will also be explored.

Research Design and Dissertation

Level 3 (Masters) 60 credit points.

The module provides students with the opportunity to reflect critically on their studies. The vehicle is the researching and writing of a dissertation, based on a research proposal formulated during the pre-requisite module. The dissertation is the capstone of the Masters learning process, and allows the student to demonstrate mastery in scholarship of a programme related topic that they have selected in consultation with tutors. The stage comprises two integrated elements: the dissertation, preceded by classes in research design. Each student is assigned a personal tutor.

Strategies for Responsible Business

The purpose of this module is to reflect and support the changing agenda for senior managers in organisations. Increasingly managers have become over-focused on the problem of combining profitability, efficiency and sustainability; at worst this has directly led, and at best has at least contributed, to the current dire economic situation.

It is evident that to be successful in the future businesses will need to be both viable in a commercial sense and at the same time either demonstrate a responsible attitude towards corporate governance that encompasses a wider community of stakeholders, or be subject to ever more restrictive regulation. Accordingly, to meet this requirement while avoiding strict regulation, there is a need for senior managers and those who aspire to that status to have a longer term and more responsible view of the business enterprise rather than simply aiming for short-term profit maximisation.

This module is therefore designed to augment and to support these objectives by encouraging and enabling students to develop the intellectual and professional acumen needed for the conception and analysis of responsible business strategies; to make appropriate choices between strategic options, and then to follow a strategic trajectory that will deliver results that are commercially robust, ethically sound and socially responsible. Throughout the emphasis will be on the need for strong and sustainable corporate governance concepts to be adduced, espoused and enacted.

Transnational Corporations and Emerging Markets

The purpose of this module is to critically appraise and analyse the major changes within Emerging Markets. These markets offer huge opportunities for growth in the shifting power of the World Economy. The module will then go on to critically evaluate the various emerging markets and their models of development including China, India, BRIC Countries, Africa, South East Asian countries and the markets of Eastern Europe for investment opportunities.. The module will then consider entry strategies for these markets drawing on case country and company evidence. Investment performance of firms will also be considered .Focus will be made on strategies of transnational corporations.

Career and Personal Development

Recent graduates have returned to their sponsoring organisations or countries of origin to greatly enhanced career opportunities. Others have started their own businesses or obtained employment with global companies both in the UK and abroad.

This programme provides opportunities to view business from a global and strategic perspective, setting business operations into the context of responsible futures and sustainability. It is possible to complete the accelerated programme in one year.

Introduction

An MBA is a vital component in the skills set of tomorrow’s business professionals. It provides the global perspective, knowledge and critical thinking skills required for you to become a senior leader in industry.

The MBA provides the opportunity, at an advanced level, to develop expertise and skills relevant to senior management functions within private, public and not-for-profit sectors. It is designed to provide a robust and rigorous analysis of management activity.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

A wide range of research topics are undertaken reflecting your interests and in many cases your country of origin.

Recent graduates have returned to their sponsoring organisations to greatly enhanced career opportunities. Others have started their own businesses. A number have joined the Highly Qualified Skilled Migrant Programme, an initiative run by the UK government.

How You Study

The MBA general management is a one-year full-time programme. The programme is delivered in three distinct stages. This offers flexibility of entry and exit stages.

PG Certificate:

  • International Marketing Planning
  • Management Finance
  • Organisational Analysis
  • Transnational Corporations and Emerging Markets.

PG Diploma:

  • Strategies for Responsible Business
  • Business and Ethical Decision Making.

Plus two electives from:

  • Consumer Behaviour and Retail Marketing Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Operations and Logistics Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consultancy Project.

MBA:

  • Dissertation including Research Preparation.

How You Are Assessed

Students are assessed by written assignments and presentations. All modules (except for the dissertation) will be assessed by the equivalent of one 4,000 word written assignment.

Entry Requirements

Bachelors’ degree or equivalent (second class honours).

Two years relevant work experience. Students whose first language is not English should also have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Juliana Siwale
jsiwale@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 835630

Admissions:
lbs@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 835509

Masters Level

Business and Ethical Decision Making

In organisations, a significant amount of time is engaged in decision making and problem solving. With the increasing complexity of organisational dynamics there is a greater demand for original and ethical solutions to complex problems. This module responds to that demand by combining theory with an exploration of real problem scenarios based on student’s own experiences.

From such an exploration, students will gain theoretical and practical insights that will better prepare them to manage decision making processes in current and future organisational settings.

This module is designed to help students develop their decision and problem-solving skills further whilst expanding the conceptual frameworks that students use to think about these situations. Students look at some more unusual approaches to the solving of complex problems and at techniques used outside their own organisation and experience. Throughout the module students will be expected to draw upon their own experiences and relate these to the theories, concepts and methods being presented.

Consultancy Project (MBA) (Option)

Students will work with selected client organisations on specific business based problems. The students will be required to work with a client to fully research and develop a solution to a specified client related problem in an work based context. The groups will then be tasked with interpreting research findings and presenting conclusions and recommendations to the client organisation.

Consumer Behaviour and Retail Marketing Strategy (Option)

The module aims at providing students with a critical understanding of consumer behaviour in the retail context. Therefore, the module will focus on various aspects of consumer behaviour and retailing, such as the processing of information by consumers, the main influences of consumers’ buying behaviour, the retail environment, the main retail theories, the retail image, customer loyalty as well as the retail marketing mix.

Corporate Finance (Option)

Corporate Finance introduces the constructs of financial management decision making in modern firms and focuses on investment appraisal and the financing of the firm, dividend policy, capital structure and risk. This module is designed to familiarise students with the major theoretical developments and practices in the areas of corporate finance. It aims to encourage students to develop critical thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of diverse practices in areas of capital budgeting, dividend policy, capital structure and risk analysis. Throughout the module students will be expected to draw upon their own experiences and relate these to the theories, concepts and methods being presented.

This module will lay the foundations of corporate finance which are essential to the understanding of finance.

Entrepreneurship (Masters Business) (Option)

This module is designed to offer students the opportunity to explore the theoretical and practical issues associated with the creation and development of a new business venture. Throughout the module, students are invited to engage with, and discuss existing entrepreneurship literature as a means by which to develop their own rich and in-depth appreciation of the complexities and challenges associated with extant theory. The course is designed to provide a balanced and thought-provoking overview of the writings of the major contributors to the discipline as well as offering a detailed and thorough introduction to contemporary literature. Students will be expected to read widely on the subject and to be able to draw on the wealth of sources made available throughout the duration of the module.

International Finance (Option)

International Finance develops the constructs of financial management decision making within the context of multicurrency and multi jurisdictions. It focuses on the strategies and tactics adopted by MNEs to analyse and reduce their risks in multicurrency operations. It aims to encourage students to develop critical thinking about such practises. Throughout the module students will be expected to draw upon their own experiences and relate these to the theories, concepts and methods being presented.

This module builds upon the foundations set out in the Certificate stage, and provides a financial background for other modules at the Diploma stage.

International Marketing Planning

A clear and detailed understanding of International Marketing Planning underpins the whole process of marketing analysis, implementation and control. It is one of the fundamental and most important management functions and philosophies. The module has been designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the strategic planning process, and of the ways in which marketing is capable of contributing to increase the effective performance of an organisation. In doing this, we focus upon the strategic and tactical management of the marketing function, with a particular emphasis being placed upon issues of marketing excellence, learning from best practice, and market-led strategic change.

Logistics and Operations Management (Option)

This module aims to introduce students to the key concepts within Logistics and Operations Management and build a framework within which they can critically analyse the performance of these functions. Broadly speaking Logistics and Operations Management is about the way in which organisations deliver outputs in support of the organisation’s strategic objectives. In order to supply those outputs economically, efficiently and effectively Operations/Logistics managers need to understand their customer’s requirements so that they can plan the best methods for meeting them. As the economic environment becomes more volatile Logistics and Operations is faced with a more complex and dynamic task. However, within that environment the Logistics and Operations functions are still capable of providing opportunities for organisations to differentiate themselves from their competition.

Managerial Finance

Managerial Finance

Students are introduced to the role of finance and accountancy in profit seeking firms. Key aspects of this module include the study of:

1. Marginal costing
2. Pricing
3. Investment appraisal
4. Cash planning
5. Financial analysis
6. Planning, budgeting and standard costing
7. Multi-currency finance for importers and exporters.

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the role of finance and accountancy in profit seeking firms
2. Calculate and use simple costing and pricing models
3. Evaluate and use investment appraisal methods
4. Carry out simple financial analysis
5. Evaluate the importance of financial plans
6. Evaluate the techniques which importers and exporters may use to avoid or reduce exchange rate risk.

Organisational Analysis

This Module will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory of organisations and associated human behaviour and managerial practices. Understanding of the ways in which organisations have developed during the twentieth century has been the subject of considerable and often conflicting debate. This Module will critically examine the “traditional” approaches of organisational theory and further consideration will be given to the structure and dynamics of organisations in order to address the problems associated with transfer of managerial practices. Ideologies of the worker and management will also be explored.

Research Design and Dissertation

The module provides students with the opportunity to reflect critically on their studies. The vehicle is the researching and writing of a dissertation, based on a research proposal formulated during the pre-requisite module. The dissertation is the capstone of the Masters learning process, and allows the student to demonstrate mastery in scholarship of a programme related topic that they have selected in consultation with tutors. The stage comprises two integrated elements: the dissertation, proceeded by classes in research design.

Strategies for Responsible Business

The purpose of this module is to reflect and support the changing agenda for senior managers in organisations. Increasingly managers have become over-focused on the problem of combining profitability, efficiency and sustainability; at worst this has directly led, and at best has at least contributed, to the current dire economic situation.

It is evident that to be successful in the future businesses will need to be both viable in a commercial sense and at the same time either demonstrate a responsible attitude towards corporate governance that encompasses a wider community of stakeholders, or be subject to ever more restrictive regulation. Accordingly, to meet this requirement while avoiding strict regulation, there is a need for senior managers and those who aspire to that status to have a longer term and more responsible view of the business enterprise rather than simply aiming for short-term profit maximisation.

This module is therefore designed to augment and to support these objectives by encouraging and enabling students to develop the intellectual and professional acumen needed for the conception and analysis of responsible business strategies; to make appropriate choices between strategic options, and then to follow a strategic trajectory that will deliver results that are commercially robust, ethically sound and socially responsible. Throughout the emphasis will be on the need for strong and sustainable corporate governance concepts to be adduced, espoused and enacted.

Transnational Corporations and Emerging Markets

The purpose of this module is to critically appraise and analyse the major changes within Emerging Markets. These markets offer huge opportunities for growth in the shifting power of the World Economy. The module will then go on to critically evaluate the various emerging markets and their models of development including China, India, BRIC Countries, Africa, South East Asian countries and the markets of Eastern Europe for investment opportunities.. The module will then consider entry strategies for these markets drawing on case country and company evidence. Investment performance of firms will also be considered .Focus will be made on strategies of transnational corporations.

Career and Personal Development

Recent graduates have returned to their sponsoring organisations or countries of origin to greatly enhanced career opportunities. Others have started their own businesses or obtained employment with global companies both in the UK and abroad.

Fees

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be able to apply for one of our scholarships:

Alumni Scholarships 

Non-Alumni Scholarships 

International Scholarships 

Fees

2014/15 Entry* UK/EU  International
Full-time  £13,068 £18,158
Part-time  £73 per credit point £101 per credit point

 

2015/16 Entry* UK/EU  International
Full-time  £13,460 £18,340
Part-time  £75 per credit point £102 per credit point

* Academic year September- July

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Taught

To complete a standard Masters Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable for students commencing August and September. Fees will be charged pro-rata for enrolments October through to July. For example, if the relevant full time fee is £4088 and you first enrol in November, your tuition fees will be (£4088/12)*9 = £3066

 All continuing students are required to re-enrol no later than September of each academic year. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students each academic year (including continuing students that re-enrol later than September).

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required. 

Postgraduate Funding

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages. Occasionally provision may be altered in order to meet changing circumstances or to keep courses up to date with trends and developments in subject areas. Specific programme queries should be directed to the teaching department. Fees for all our courses may increase each year in line with government regulations and are subject to change.


Always check our website for the latest information about entry tariffs, fees & funding before making your application to the University.