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MBA Master of Business Administration (Full-time)

MBA Master of Business Administration (Full-time)

MBA Master of Business Administration (Full-time)

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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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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.

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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.

Introduction

The Lincoln International Business School MBA is designed to provide you with a creative and collaborative learning experience, built around our key values of ethical, sustainable and responsible management. Our MBA is tailored to enhance your professional and personal leadership development using technical, analytical and soft skills, which are fundamental to succeeding in today’s business environment.

Our MBA follows the UN PRME initiative, engaging with global challenges with passion, enthusiasm and perseverance through our active research network.

Highlights of the Lincoln International Business School MBA include:

  • Personalised Leadership Development Activities
  • Executive Career Coaching
  • Live Consultancy Projects
  • Intensive Negotiation Training
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Membership of LIBS Connect, for Business Networking


With your career goals in mind, we offer you guidance and coaching to help you position yourself through a personalised leadership plan, enabling you to trust your judgement and be a strong leader in a complex global environment. We aim to nurture strong and lasting relationships which can provide you with a sense of belonging within our community and one from which expands your personal network and prospects.

How You Study

The Lincoln International Business School MBA comprises core and elective modules which aim to connect classroom learning with real organisations. The core modules are designed to build the skills every global manager needs, whilst the elective modules and your dissertation provide you with an opportunity to specialise.

You can join the MBA programme in September or February. For the February 2018 intake, the elective module is replaced with a module on Leadership and Enterprise.

Lectures and seminars offer an opportunity to engage and discuss fundamentals of global business and leadership through workshops and group tutorials. There is flexibility in the scheduling of our timetable that allows class activities, as well as group and independent study.

The project module is designed to provides an excellent introduction to consultancy. You can engage with a client to conduct a piece of research, relevant to their situation and desires. Students have previously lead Live Consultancy Projects with a number of high profile organisations such as Siemens, British Steel, Dynex and the YMCA.

The Lincoln International Business School MBA includes leadership development activities as well as negotiation workshops as part of the modules offered in blocks. Through your membership with LIBS Connect you 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.

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 - three hours in independent study. Taught modules normally have 36 contact hours (Lectures, seminars and workshops) per term.

How You Are Assessed

We provide you with the opportunity to develop your 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 with a variety of assessment methods, including essays, examinations, projects, oral presentations and simulation games. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.

For the MBA Dissertation, you will have the opportunity to produce a research focussed dissertation of 15,000 – 18,000 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 work experience. It is normally expected that students will have a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

Graduates with less than two years relevant experience are required to submit a 300-500 word statement of purpose to support their application.

Evidence in your statement should include:

  • Part-time work
  • Volunteer activities
  • Student leadership roles during university (e.g. clubs and organisations)
  • Experience of leading or working within an organisation


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 http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/englishsupport/

Key Contacts

Academic:
Dr Andrea Caputo
acaputo@lincoln.ac.uk

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

Master's Level

Business Economics (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

This 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.

Marketing Management (Core)

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 (Core)

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 (Core)

The 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.

Research Methods and Design (Core)

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 (Core)

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.

Special Features

Highlights of the Lincoln International Business School MBA include:

  • Personalised Leadership Development Activities
  • Executive Career Coaching
  • Live Consultancy Projects
  • Intensive Negotiation Training
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Membership of LIBS Connect, for Business Networking

(www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/executivedevelopment/libsconnect/)

Placements

The programme is structured to support work placement experience during your study. You will be encouraged to apply for a short work placement during the academic year.

This is subject to your skills, motivation, available positions, successful recruitment and visa restrictions. Please note that students are required to cover their own accommodation, travel and general living expenses while undertaking a placement.

The Group Consultancy Project module is designed to expose you to a real-world experience and business issues. You will have the chance to develop consultancy skills which can also have a positive impact on your CV and demonstrable work experience to also support career advancement.

Career and Personal Development

Our Personalised Leadership Development Activities and Executive Careers Guidance aim to tailor your learning experience and shape your career aspirations by developing essential managerial skills with entrepreneurial value, essential in becoming a successful leader in the modern business world.

The advanced strategic-thinking skills that graduates can develop are highly sought after by organisations around the world. Many graduates go on to work in senior or director-level posts within organisations.

You will be able to access a large business network through a variety of activities. The LIBS Connect membership will give you access to a series of inspirational and business networking events, where you can engage with our business community. The Group Consultancy Project, our career services, the exposure to industry guest speakers, and the MBA dissertation are all designed to expose you to a wide range of career opportunities. Our students have previously worked with organisations including Siemens, NatWest and The Boots Company.

An MBA is seen as the pinnacle academic qualification for business professionals with research evidencing the increased earnings potential for MBA graduates.

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

   2017/18 Entry* 2018/19 Entry*
Home/EU £11,600 £12,600
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship reduction)**
£8,120 £9,450
International £14,400 £16,000
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)**
£12,400 £14,000

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility

Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses has been introduced in the UK. 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/].