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MBA Master of Business Administration (Full-time)

MBA Master of Business Administration (Full-time)

1 year Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated 1 year Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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You can start this programme in September or February. Please contact the School for further details lbs@lincoln.ac.uk

Introduction

An MBA from the University of Lincoln aims to advance your knowledge, build confidence and gain a global perspective in preparation for new management responsibilities or to become a senior leader in industry. The Lincoln International Business School provides an international, dynamic and supportive environment in which to develop, both professionally and personally.

Why choose the Lincoln MBA

  • All modules are delivered by experienced academics with specific research and first-hand industrial expertise.
  • You will be presented with an intellectually rigorous programme that aims to provide learning tailored to your current and future development needs, promoting self-awareness, creativity and critical thinking.
  • You will be encouraged to engage with a range of theoretical perspectives, read widely and reflect on your own business experience.
  • A key feature of our MBA is the opportunity to implement your learning in practice by applying relevant theories to issues in real-world scenarios through case studies.
  • The Lincoln International Business School is committed to innovating, developing and improving the programmes in response to changing markets, learner and organisational requirements.
  • There is a unique opportunity to undertake a consultancy project on behalf of an organisation. Previous client organisations have included organisations such as Siemens, NatWest and Boots.

How You Study

There are three types of module in the Lincoln MBA programme: fundamental modules, core modules and elective modules.

Fundamental modules are those studied by all students taking any of the Lincoln MBA variants (full-time, part-time) which form the basis of the theories and ideas to be studied throughout the programme.

Core modules are compulsory to this particular study route, and elective optional modules provide you an opportunity to specialise in your own area of special interest. Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff's research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

The modules themselves are described on the next tab, however if you would like a copy of our course structure showing which modules you study in what order, please email LBS@lincoln.ac.uk and we will send one to you.

You will have a number of lectures and seminars timetabled throughout the week which will introduce topics and offer opportunity for discussion around the subject and on specific theories or cases. There will also be workshops and group tutorials for some modules where further discussion or instruction might be useful.

Each taught module at Certificate and Diploma level has three hours of timetabled contact time (lectures, seminars and workshops) per week for 12 weeks, plus assessment. Please note that elective modules are dependent on numbers and are subject to change.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study.

Postgraduate level 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 - three hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

How You Are Assessed

We provide our students with the opportunity to develop their 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 at Certificate and Diploma level will be assessed by the equivalent of written work amounting to between 4,000 and 5,000 words. This may constitute an essay, report, or examination. For the Dissertation, at Master’s stage, participants will 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.

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree and 2 years relevant work experience.

In addition, students whose first language is not English are required to have an English Language qualification of IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Andrea Caputo
acaputo@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 835621

Enquiries:
rbotham@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 835532

Master's Level

Business Economics

Students 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.

Consumer Behaviour (Option)

This module aims to introduce consumer learning, attitude formation and change, and the complex consumer decision making process, which are illustrated by examples from multiple sectors including retail and tourism.

Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Option)

Governance and sustainability are at the heart of all organisations. The combination of these two concepts describes the methodology that exists within any organisation to maintain, develop and exploit the assets provided by the stakeholders, whilst maintaining an awareness of risks being taken, and control measures implemented to attempt to ensure the long-term survival of the organisation. When organisations fail we can always plot the originating cause back to a failure in governance and an ignorance of either risk or effective mitigation of risk.

Group Consultancy Project

It is not uncommon for MBA graduates at some point in their career to become management consultants. This module recognises this and 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.

International Financial Environment (MBA General / MIB) (Option)

International Financial Environment module provides students with applied-oriented understanding of a conceptual framework within which the key financial decisions of the multinational corporations and policy makers can be analysed.

Leadership for Enterprise (Option)

Leadership in an organisational setting is an essential area of skills and knowledge for entrepreneurial management and innovation within both new and ambitious organisations of all sizes.

This module explores and enables students to develop human and social skills of leading and managing in the context of the entrepreneurial organisation, including social, community and commercial organisations of all sizes, and across cultural and national boundaries.

Logistics and Operations Management (Option)

This module is designed to introduce the key business concepts within Logistics and Operations Management. Students have the opportunity to identify different definitions and develop an understanding of value inside business organisations to increase and maintain overall operational effectiveness. A quality perspective will complement this exploration.

Managerial Finance

This 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.

Managing in Emerging Markets (Option)

The unit is useful for students wishing to gain an insight into shifting global trade patterns and new forms of trade. Students wishing to work for Transnational Corporations should gain an insight into trading conditions in emerging markets and future development opportunities.

Managing People

This module is designed to compliment 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.

Marketing and Innovation

This module offers an overview of innovation, marketing analysis communication channels, value creation and capture, and business models. The module also explores the dynamic treads and effects of innovation in transforming customer-supplier relationships, customer attraction and retention. It explores the dynamic interactions between marketing and innovation as business disciplines.

At organisational level, it focuses on the strategic and tactical management of the marketing function in increasing effective performance of an organization, and on marketing excellence, learning from emerging and best practices, live case studies, and market-led strategic change. It is built on Personal learning, Leadership & career development and incorporates aspects of International Marketing Planning modules.

Organisational Strategy

The purpose of this module is to reflect and support the changing agenda for senior managers in organisations and the increasing impact that globalization is having on the organizational 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.

The MBA Dissertation project

The 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.

Career and Personal Development

An MBA is seen as the pinnacle academic qualification for business professionals. The advanced strategic-thinking skills graduates are are expected to have gained are highly sought after by organisations around the world. Many graduates go on to work in senior or director-level posts within organisations.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

You can start this programme in September or February. Please contact the School for further details lbs@lincoln.ac.uk

Introduction

An MBA from the University of Lincoln aims to advance your knowledge, build confidence and gain a global perspective in preparation for new management responsibilities or to become a senior leader in industry. The Lincoln International Business School provides an international, dynamic and supportive environment in which to develop, both professionally and personally.

Why choose the Lincoln MBA:

  • All modules are delivered by experienced academics with specific research and first-hand industrial expertise.
  • You will be presented with an intellectually rigorous programme that aims to provide learning tailored to your current and future development needs, promoting self-awareness, creativity and critical thinking.
  • You will be encouraged to engage with a range of theoretical perspectives, read widely and reflect on your own business experience.
  • A key feature of our MBA is the opportunity to implement your learning in practice by applying relevant theories to issues in real-world scenarios through case studies.
  • The Lincoln International Business School is committed to innovating, developing and improving the programmes in response to changing markets, learner and organisational requirements.
  • There is a unique opportunity to undertake a consultancy project on behalf of an organisation. Previous client organisations have included organisations such as Siemens, NatWest and Boots.

How You Study

There are three types of module in the Lincoln MBA programme: fundamental modules, core modules and elective modules.

Fundamental modules are those studied by all students taking any of the Lincoln MBA variants (full-time, part-time) which form the basis of the theories and ideas to be studied throughout the programme.

Core modules are compulsory to this particular study route, and elective modules provide you an opportunity to specialise in your own area of special interest.

The modules themselves are described on the next tab, however if you would like a copy of our course structure showing which modules you study in what order, please email LBS@lincoln.ac.uk and we will send one to you. Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

You will have a number of lectures and seminars timetabled throughout the week which will introduce topics and offer opportunity for discussion around the subject and on specific theories or cases. There will also be workshops and group tutorials for some modules where further discussion or instruction might be useful.

Each taught module at Certificate and Diploma level has three hours of timetabled contact time (lectures, seminars and workshops) per week for 12 weeks, plus assessment. Please note that elective modules are dependent on numbers and are subject to change.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study.

Postgraduate level 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 - three hours in independent study.

For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

How You Are Assessed

We provide our students with the opportunity to develop their 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 at Certificate and Diploma level will be assessed by the equivalent of written work amounting to between 4,000 and 5,000 words. This may constitute an essay, report, or examination. For the Dissertation, at Master’s stage, participants will produce a research focussed 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.

Entry Requirements

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

In addition, students whose first language is not English are required to have an English Language qualification of IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Andrea Caputo
acaputo@lincoln.ac.uk
+44(0)1522 835621

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Master's Level

Business Economics

Students 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.

Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Option)

Governance and sustainability are at the heart of all organisations. The combination of these two concepts describes the methodology that exists within any organisation to maintain, develop and exploit the assets provided by the stakeholders, whilst maintaining an awareness of risks being taken, and control measures implemented to attempt to ensure the long-term survival of the organisation. When organisations fail we can always plot the originating cause back to a failure in governance and an ignorance of either risk or effective mitigation of risk.

Global Supply Strategies (Option)

This module will examine global supply chain strategies in detail by looking at both those strategies that have been successful as well as those that have been less successful. Students can examine contemporary phenomena such as offshoring, supply chain disruptions, innovation and sustainability using a variety of theoretical frameworks. Students can develop not only a better understanding of the challenges of managing global supply chains but also of some of the tools needed to implement effective and responsible global supply chain strategies. Given the strategic importance of global supply chains, an understanding of how to manage them strategically may be invaluable for students entering the job market.

Group Consultancy Project

This 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.

Leadership for Enterprise (Option)

Leadership in an organisational setting is an essential area of skills and knowledge for entrepreneurial management and innovation within both new and ambitious organisations of all sizes.

This module explores and enables students to develop human and social skills of leading and managing in the context of the entrepreneurial organisation, including social, community and commercial organisations of all sizes, and across cultural and national boundaries.

Managerial Finance

This 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.

Managing People

This module is designed to compliment 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.

Marketing Management

This 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.

Negotiation

Negotiations 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.

Organisational Strategy

The purpose of this module is to reflect and support the changing agenda for senior managers in organisations and the increasing impact that globalization is having on the organizational 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.

Research Methods and Design

This module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their dissertation and other assignments. It is designed to introduce students to the core principles of the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research, the basics of research design and the organisation of independent study.

The MBA Dissertation project

The 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.

Career and Personal Development

An MBA is seen as the pinnacle academic qualification for business professionals. The advanced strategic-thinking skills graduates are are expected to have gained are highly sought after by organisations around the world. Many graduates go on to work in senior or director-level posts within organisations.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Tuition Fees

   2016/17 Entry* 2017/18 Entry*
Home/EU £11,300 £11,600
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship 30% reduction)
£7,910 £8,120
Home/EU 
(including 2016 Lincoln MBA Scholarship 20% reduction)
£9,040 £9,280
International £14,400 £14,400
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)
£12,400 £12,400

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility

Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses will be introduced in the UK, beginning from the 2016-17 academic year. Under the new scheme Individuals will be able to borrow up to £10,000 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Master's qualification.

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

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, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.