Designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards to a strategic role, this MBA provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking. Delivered 100% online, this programme has the added value of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation. CMI promotes excellence in UK management and leadership and this course is your pathway to success.
You’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of resources.
To be eligible for this course you must normally have either:
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:
If you don’t have academic qualifications
We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.
Don’t have any of the above?
If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes. We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Please click here to see our available online degrees.
Already completed an award with the CMI or ILM?
We recognise your completed study, so you might be entitled to an exemption towards your MBA with Arden – saving you time and money.
We are happy to individually consider other professional or academic awards to see whether we can grant exemptions. Our Admissions staff will be happy to advise you.
Where our modules map directly to courses studied by the professional bodies we have listed the specific modules you would be exempt from – where there is no defined curriculum we have stated the maximum credit volume we might exempt. Get the full list of exemptions on our dedicated information page or speak to our admissions team.
Working across a wide range of management disciplines - with ideas and experiences taken from organisations and thought leaders across the world - you will have the opportunity to put learning into practice, providing immediate value to yourself and your organisation.
We believe that modern leadership requires holistic management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Following consultation with our international alumni and employers, we have developed this MBA to build and hone your broad management skills for delivering strategy and change within the complex landscape of modern business.
So you will consider your own role as manager and at how you lead people as well as develop a strategic awareness of the commercial environment in which you operate.
The development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future are further themes you will explore.
Within this framework you will study the key management functions, such as marketing, finance and HRM but in a way that shows how they relate to each other - with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning to your own workplace and learn from your fellow classmates.
Our modern, international approach means your MBA will stand out and appeal to employers all over the world.
What having the CMI accreditation means
Alongside your Masters, you’ll get a CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership – industry-recognised, and a fast-track route toward Chartered Manager status.
Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you’ll have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day to day role.
A vital part of your work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue.
To support your development, we will provide you with academic and pastoral support on campus and online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete every assessment you submit.
Your tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.
Please contact us for more information on fees for this programme.
You can support your study a variety of ways. If you are a UK resident, the new Postgraduate Loans from the UK Government can cover the cost of your postgraduate study. The key information about these loans is:
Read more on Postgraduate Loans here.
If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.
Because your postgraduate studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Download our guide to employer sponsorship here.
Find out more about fees and funding on our dedicated information page by clicking here.
An MBA can equip you to progress to a senior management role in a variety of industries around the world. The specialist skills you will hold are highly valued by private and public sector organisations.
So, what will you have achieved when you complete this course?
You will have:
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