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Full-time

1 year

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Brayford Pool

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MBALFTMB

MBA Master of Business Administration (Full-time)

Our MBA is tailored to enhance professional and personal leadership development using technical, analytical, and soft skills, which are fundamental to succeeding in today’s business environment.

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

MBALFTMB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Andy Brookes - Programme Leader

Dr Andy Brookes - Programme Leader

Andy teaches across a range of subjects in the field of business and management at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research area is interorganisational collaboration, particularly in the domain of social problems. He has more than 30 years experience as a manager in a number of organisations across the public and private sector.

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Welcome to MBA Master of Business Administration (Full-time)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This 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.

Module Overview

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.

† 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.

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 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.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional 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.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

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

It is expected that students will have a minimum of two years relevant 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:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/

Research at Lincoln International Business School

Academics from the MBA Master of Business Administration are involved in the Lincoln International Business School’s Responsible Management Research Group.

The group undertakes research which contributes new knowledge so that business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that management, businesses, markets, commerce, technology, and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.

Features

Highlights of the Lincoln International Business School MBA include:

  • Live Consultancy Projects
  • Intensive Negotiation Training
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Membership of LIBS Connect for business networking.

Career and Personal 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.

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. Find out more.

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Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

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.
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