Master of Business Administration (Full-time)

Key Information


1 year

Start Date

September 2024

Typical Offer

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Brayford Pool

Academic Year

Course Overview

The Lincoln International Business School MBA programme is based on the core values of sustainability and responsible management. Our programme aims to provide the knowledge, perspective, and critical understanding that managers and professionals may need to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

The programme is designed to suit managers and professionals from across business, government, and civil society, and may appeal to those who not only want to achieve success for themselves and their organisations, but also have a passion for making the world a better place. The curriculum addresses real-world challenges, such as the transition to a zero-carbon economy and technological changes like Industry 4.0, and provides a creative environment for generating new knowledge and practical solutions.

Students can benefit from research-active academics who are able to enrich the programme with the latest thinking around the current issues and challenges faced by organisational decision-makers.

Why Choose Lincoln

Take part in live consultancy projects

Undertake intensive negotiation training

Membership of LIBS Connect for business networking

Benefit from research-active academics

Complete a dissertation in a specialist area

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How You Study

The Lincoln International Business School MBA programme aims to connect classroom learning with the real world challenges faced by managers and organisations. The content of the programme is designed to build the skills every global manager needs, whilst individual projects and the dissertation provide an opportunity to specialise.

Lectures and seminars are designed to enable interaction and dialogue and offer the chance to discuss the fundamentals of global business and leadership. There is flexibility in the scheduling of our timetable that allows class activities, as well as group and independent study.

MBA study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two to three hours in independent study. Taught modules normally have 36 contact hours (lectures, seminars and workshops) per term.


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Business Economics 2024-25ECO9203MLevel 72024-25Students have the chance to explore issues relating to industrial organisation, including competition policy and merger activity. Beyond this, the module explores how the State guides resources and might inject competition into a public sector industry, by introducing quasi markets.CoreGlobal Procurement and Supply Strategy 2024-25LOG9705MLevel 72024-25In order to ensure organisational success, we must seek to manage relationships with upstream and downstream suppliers and customers to deliver increased customer value at less cost to the supply chain overall. It is often argued that an organisation is only as a good as its supply chain and that the global supply chain can be a key source of competitive advantage. In the age of globalisation, many organisations are only as good as their global supply chains. Global supply chains give the organisation access to strategic resources and enable them to compete in global markets. Procurement and Supply Chain Management as a discipline has changed considerably in many companies and organisations in the recent past. Considering the amount of money generally involved in the preparation and execution of procurement and supply decisions, this is not a surprise and it has been argued that an effective and efficient operating purchasing and supply function can make an important contribution to company results and also add significant value. Traditionally, the procurement department has acted as the intermediary which negotiates the agreements and contracts with suppliers and subsequently monitors their compliance to those agreements. However, this ‘traditional’ role is changing rapidly and procurement and supply chain managers are assuming more strategic roles within organisations, focused on achieving better performance from suppliers though approaches such as more active management of supplier relationships.CoreGroup Consultancy Project 2024-25MGT9125MLevel 72024-25This module aims to further enhance managerial competence and capability by providing the opportunity for students to develop the skills to become competent management consultants. Such competency is highly valued as it can help facilitate internal and external organisational consultancy interventions that add value at both an operational and strategic level.CoreManagerial Finance 2024-25FIN9014MLevel 72024-25This module is intended to give a basic introduction to financial accounting and financial management to enable managers to employ financial tools for decision making. It covers diverse areas such as management accounting, pure finance and accounting and is intended to acquaint a non-specialist with financial managerial skills. Managerial finance commences with basic techniques for costing and break-even analysis and brings in the notion of pricing from a larger viewpoint, namely the market as well as from a strategic management view. Later it touches on financial analysis and budgeting and planning. It then moves on to analysing the sources of finance.CoreManaging People 2024-25MGT9115MLevel 72024-25This module is designed to complement and balance other certificate modules by providing the opportunity for students to explore behavioural aspects of managing people, and themselves in organisational life. We believe people and the way they interact are at the core of management practice in organisational life. The aim of this unit is to provide the chance to develop insights into this belief by working with students and their colleague’s experiences and knowledge in relation to appropriate theory. This aims to develop an enhanced understanding which aims to develop, self awareness, lateral thinking, conceptual capability and reflective practice.CoreMarketing Management 2024-25MKT9205MLevel 72024-25This module aims to inform the critical decisions that need to be taken by business leaders when taking their organisation’s products and services to market, because such decisions directly impact on profitability and shareholder value. The module introduces marketing management to students whose previous studies and current occupations may be very diverse and emphasises the need for a critical and analytical perspective. Students will be introduced to analytical tools, customer behaviour theory and international marketing factors.CoreNegotiation 2024-25BUS9057MLevel 72024-25Negotiations are an essential and fundamental moment in the life of individuals, organizations, institutions, and firms. The module will typically examine the links among negotiation fundamentals, negotiation sub-processes and negotiation contexts. The module will support students in developing their negotiation skills through a review of theories, models and practical exercises.CoreOrganisational Strategy 2024-25BUS9054MLevel 72024-25The purpose of this module is to reflect and support the changing agenda for senior managers in organisations and the increasing impact that globalisation is having on the organisational landscape. As the boundaries between the private, public and third sectors become ever more vague, these challenges apply across all sectors and require the ability to lead in times of uncertainty and constrained resources in a way inconceivable only a few years ago. This module is designed to address this and to support the challenges of strategic management by encouraging and providing the opportunity for students to develop the intellectual and professional acumen needed for the conception and analysis of responsible business strategies in this global turbulent environment.CoreResearch Methods and Design 2024-25BUS9056MLevel 72024-25This module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their Masters dissertation or project, and other assignments. It is designed to introduce students to the core principles of research design, the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research, the basics of research design and the organisation of independent study.CoreThe MBA Dissertation project 2024-25BUS9025MLevel 72024-25The dissertation provides an opportunity to carry out a substantive research project and a platform to demonstrate the ability to investigate and reflect critically on an aspect of business or management theory or practice. It is designed to allow students to work as an organisational or academic researcher: idea generation, selecting a suitable topic, designing methodology, collecting & analysing data and discussing the findings. The dissertation project aims to have both a practical value as a piece of management research and also be of academic value by combining well-developed theoretical and methodological foundations.Core

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

How you are assessed

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of a specific topic in lectures and seminars before presenting your findings and opinions on given questions at the end of each module.

All taught modules will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including essays, examinations, projects, oral presentations and simulation games. These assessments are designed to develop skills that can be useful for your career.

For the MBA Dissertation, students will have the opportunity to produce a research-focused dissertation of 15,000 words.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly - usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Responsible Management

Academics from our MBA are involved in the Lincoln International Business School’s Responsible Management Research Group, which undertakes research which contributes new knowledge so that business, as a primary driver of globalisation, can help ensure that management, businesses, markets, commerce, technology, and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.

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Industry Expertise

Through membership of LIBS Connect, students will be able to attend guest lectures from industry speakers and leaders. Previous guest speakers have included University Chancellor Lord Adebowale CBE, BBC Trustee and Non-Executive Director Suzanna Taverne, and the Chief Executive of Siemens pcl Juergen Maier.

How to Apply

Postgraduate Application Support

Applying for a postgraduate programme at Lincoln is easy. Find out more about the application process and what you'll need to complete on our How to Apply page. Here, you'll also be able to find out more about the entry requirements we accept and how to contact us for dedicated support during the process.

How to Apply
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Entry Requirements 2024-25

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree and at least 2 years of work experience.

In addition, students whose first language is not English are required to have an English Language qualification of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

For information about our English Language Centre, including pre-sessional courses and in-sessional support, please visit:

Course Fees

You will need to have funding in place for your studies before you arrive at the University. Our fees vary depending on the course, mode of study, and whether you are a UK or international student. You can view the breakdown of fees for this programme below.

Course Fees

The University offers a range of merit-based, subject-specific, and country-focused scholarships for UK and international students. To help support students from outside of the UK, we offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50 per cent of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Funding Your Study

Postgraduate Funding Options

Find out more about the optional available to support your postgraduate study, from Master's Loans to scholarship opportunities. You can also find out more about how to pay your fees and access support from our helpful advisors.

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Career Development

This course aims to develop essential managerial skills with entrepreneurial value, critical in becoming a successful leader in the modern business world.

Students have the opportunity to access a large business network through a variety of activities. LIBS Connect membership provides students with access to a series of business networking events, where they can engage with the local business community.

Academic Contact

For more information about this course, please contact the Programme Leaders.

Dr Wajdi Ben Rejeb

Dr Mohammad Fakhar Manesh


Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

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Postgraduate Events

To get a real feel for what it is like to study at the University of Lincoln, we hold a number of dedicated postgraduate events and activities throughout the year for you to take part in.

Upcoming Postgraduate Events
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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.