Programs and Fees

Benefits

This innovative MBA can be completed in 18 months. It is designed to educate and support a new generation of global business leaders.
Edinburgh Napier University offers adequate high quality and flexible programs, which combine the theory and practice. This is in order to prepare its graduates for success in today’s competitive global job market.

Their online MBA offers their holders the opportunity for professional and personal advancement from an internationally recognized award.
Besides, ENU degrees are recognized internationally.

Modern, portable and functional

The online MBA is fully flexible and fully online allowing you studying at your own pace without disrupting your family and work commitments.

All learning materials are delivered in multiple formats and can be displayed on various devices whether that is a laptop, tablet or mobile you prefer to use. All of our online materials are carefully designed to reflect today’s business world and its challenges and with the ability to download PDFs and go through them at your on time even offline you will never miss a class.
Social networking features mean that you can also form or join networks to interact with students in your class from around the world.

No full cost commitment and with exit point options available

ENU offers its students the freedom of choosing whether they wish to study one or two modules per trimester and only pay for each module(s) taken. If you reach the point where you have studied three or six 20 credit modules and for whatever reason you cannot continue then with the following exit options offered you will never miss out on the work you have done.

The MBA (180 credits)

To allow you to see the modules and the structure of the materials we have provided an online demonstration course and other sample materials.

Want to get an idea of how it is to study online?

Go through our free sample trial. See log in details below:
Try it out here. (http://globalonline.napier.ac.uk/learn/)

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Important note: User inputs to Reflective Activities in the Study Guide, to Forums and to Self-assessment Quizzes have been suppressed for this free trial

Our MBA Modules

Modules

Below is a list of both the compulsory modules you will study and the specialist modules available on our various MBA  routes.

Compulsory Modules

Building High Performance Organisations
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The module will help you to gain an understanding of the wide range of activities that take place inside and outside the business organisation. Emphasis will be placed specifically on FOUR key areas: internal processes, innovation and learning, the customer focus, and financial matters which all contribute to the performance of the organisation. You will be introduced to, and use, the Balanced Scorecard (Kaplan and Norton, 1992) – a set of measures that gives a fast but comprehensive view of the business – to help identify how an organisation plans to, is meeting its overall aims and building value for its shareholders, stakeholders and society.

Management and Organisational Change

This module focuses on the behaviour of people in a work environment by placing an emphasis on understanding the vital role and importance of people in the change management process. You will further develop an understanding of the dynamics of working organisations in a rapidly evolving business environment, with specific emphasis placed on the significance of organisational culture. This in turn develops your ability to plan and carry forward sustainable system wide change programmes.

Marketing within the Global Economy
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his module will enable students to understand the national and international economic environment in which firms operate. The students will also learn to analyse the impact of economic policies and marketing strategies on global businesses. At the end of this module the prospective managers will acquire a set of essential skills that will allow their companies to operate effectively in a global market.

Leading Strategic Decision Making
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This module draws upon appropriate theoretical models to examine the role of leaders in determining the strategic direction of an organisation. It will critically explore leadership processes and critique how leadership fosters creativity and innovation in organisations. The module examines both the hard and soft aspects of leadership and critically appraises how leaders interact with followers and fosters an innovation culture in organisations..

Research Skills for Managers

The purpose of this module is to support you in your academic development and equip you with the necessary research skills to produce your final project / dissertation. Furthermore, as these skills are highly transferable, you will develop expertise and knowledge in problem solving, critical thinking, effective writing and communication, project management and management research, all of which underpin effective management and leadership performance.

On completion of the module you will be able to:

– Critique a range of literature sources with the aim of developing a critical literature review for a selection of academic and management projects.
– Critically identify and evaluate research methodologies, together with relevant methods and techniques for the collection and analysis of data.
– Demonstrate a critical awareness of your own practice in conducting a research study in terms of typical ethical, political and individual dimensions of business research.

MBA Project

The Project is the culmination of your MBA programme and an opportunity to pursue an area of contemporary business research of interest to you, with the potential to contribute to subject discipline knowledge and improvements in organisational performance.

Building on the research skills acquired in the MBA Skills for Managers module, as well as academic knowledge acquired in other modules, it is designed to allow you to critique the relevant research conducted within the academic and practitioner publications pertaining to your chosen research topic, permitting further refinement of your aims and objectives. Informed by these, you will devise and fine-tune an appropriate and robust research approach leading to the design, collection and analysis of your data, commensurate with the research objectives. A critical evaluation of your findings, linked to your earlier literature review, will allow conclusions and recommendations to be made from both an academic and professional practice standpoint. An element of reflection on both your personal and professional development completes the module.

Resources

This module contains no specific subject content and there is no formal delivery of any material. The individual and unique project topics selected will allow you to utilise the methods and techniques introduced in the MBA programme to independently research and acquire detailed knowledge relating to your project. The emphasis is very much on individual development and demonstrating the critical research skills commensurate with postgraduate study. The research is overseen by a supervisor who will provide expertise relating to the academic subject area of the project, as well as providing general guidance on the execution and completion of the research.

A number of exemplars are available on the Virtual Learning Environment to support you, and the guidelines for writing the project are given in the MBA Project Handbook.

Relevance and advantage for students

Although the project is subject-specific, the skills used within the project are transferable and relevant to a range of situations you may find yourself in, both in your current or future organisation. The project will demonstrate your ability to critically analyse primary and secondary data, and present robust and evidence-based arguments, skills which are highly valued by employers. A successful project in a relevant business area has the potential to enhance existing job capability, as well as create future promotion opportunities.

Assessment overview

The MBA Project is the final assessment of the MBA programme. This assessment is a major project based on a key business or management area in which you identify and analyse a specific problem/issue which requires investigation. Although you will receive formative feedback from your supervisor as it progresses, the submission of a 14000-word project, prepared in line with the guidance given within the MBA Project Handbook, is the sole vehicle for assessment. There is an expectation that you will incorporate a 500-word report at the end of your project which reflects on your personal and professional development throughout your MBA studies.

MBA Routes

Route

Specialist
modules

MBA

Managing Innovation

Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management

MBA (Finance)

Global Finance

Finance for Management Decision Making

MBA (Banking)

Global Finance

Financial Markets, Institutions & Banking

MBA (Marketing & Sales)

Global Marketing

International Sales Management

MBA (HRM)

HRM in an International Context

Contemporary HRM

MBA (Events)

International Business Events Management

International Festival & Event Management

MBA (Entrepreneurship)

New Venture Planning

Managing Innovation

MBA (Healthcare)

Health Policy & Public Involvement

Governance & Accountability in Healthcare

Resources & Support

Induction

Induction will be provided online for all students once they have matriculated onto a module.
This support will cover all aspects normally covered for full-time face-to-face students, plus aspects relating specifically to online learning such as studying effectively online and accessing Edinburgh Napier University resources remotely.

The induction will cover:

 

ü  Matriculation

 

ü  Edinburgh Napier University

 

ü  Student Charter – what to expect/demands of Masters level study

 

ü  University Regulations

 

ü  Extenuating Circumstances

 

ü  Complaints Procedure

 

 

ü  How to study online – Developing study skills which will underpin successful progress on the programme including introduction to the Virtual Learning Environment and how to use it

 

 

 

 

 

ü  Explain Learning, teaching and assessment approaches used. – This will focus on developing the necessary learning, reflection and analytical skills required by students on masters level modules and programmes. For example:- study skills including assessments, referencing and exams; learning from case studies & sessions on learning from case studies. Introducing students to the concept of the reflective learning process which will be required in the completion of some assessments

 

ü  Facilities for Studying from a Distance (including Student Portal/NULIS/Information Services)

 

ü  Administrative set-up and contact details

 

ü  Programme specific information

 

ü  Academic writing, types of assessment, assessment deadlines

 

ü  Plagiarism

 

ü  Turnitin – what it is and how to use it

Programme/Module Handbook

All students registered on a programme or module will be provided with an MBA Handbook containing key details in relation to their specific programme of study, its content and delivery and the staff involved.

This document gives clear information on the contact details for academic and administrative issues relating to the programme, including the appropriate channels through which to raise concerns, complaints and appeals.

There will be clear guidance on procedures relating to extensions, deferrals, withdrawals and references are made to the main University Regulations in relation to mitigating circumstances, appeals and disciplinary issues. Where appropriate the relevant forms will be included at the back of the handbook and Edinburgh Napier’s own website.

Given the circumstances of distance learners, where students may be subject to short-notice job-related requirements to travel and do extensive project work, clear, fair and robust procedures for extensions and deferrals are detailed in the MBA Handbook.

Library Support

NULIS has for many years, operated a very effective Distance Learning Library Service. Students are eligible for a range of specialised information services from the Library at Edinburgh Napier (NULIS) once they have matriculated. On receipt of your NULIS registration form an information pack detailing the services and subject specific resources available will be sent to you.

Through this service, a number of databases will be available, include journal article abstracts, full text journal articles, newspaper articles, market research reports, company financial accounts and technical standards.

NUINlink provides access to a wide range of electronic resources, including databases, e-book collections, e-journals and high quality web resources; and it also enables students to search resources simultaneously, retrieve merged lists of results to electronic full-text journal articles.

Additionally, Information Service Advisors within NULIS are available to assist students with subject-based issues e.g.: electing/using information sources such as electronic databases and the Internet; and helping with any problems associated with library use. An email address is also provided to deal with general enquiries.

Technical Support

Should you experience technical difficulties with the Virtual Learning Environment, support is available through a number of guides and self-help links within the VLE platform as well as through email. Where there is scheduled downtime of any services, students will be notified prior to the downtime.

Student Services

All students will have access to a Help Desk Ticketing System from within their secure and personalised learning environment. All issues raised will be acknowledged and responded to within 48 hours on working days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and national statutory holidays.
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ASSESSMENT

You will be provided with formative feedback and summative assessments as detailed below:

The University offers industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice, to equip their graduates for success in today’s competitive global job market. It has an international reputation for the employability of their graduates and for expertise which can be used to enhance the lives and prospects of people and their communities.

. Formative Feedback will be provided throughout the module through the use of self-assessment questions and Case Studies, both of which will have outline solutions developed by the module leader which will enable you to self-assess your progress and understanding.
Appropriate feedback will be available automatically and immediately the assessment is completed; this has been shown to influence the students’ approach to learning in a positive way (JISC, 2010).
. Reflective Exercises within each module will enable you to apply the theory to your own practice – this is not evaluated, but will support your personal and professional development. These will be compiled into your Personal Portfolio.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Summative assessment will be provided throughout the module in the form of one component – two elements, as below:

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End of Unit progress test: 10 Academic units with online questions at the end of each unit – this will test your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within each unit and will count as 10% of final module mark.

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End of Module Assessment: 90% of final module mark.

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Assessments will be undertaken online and will be as described in the approved module descriptors.

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As part of the quality assurance process, module leaders will sample a number of summative assessments and portfolios as a check that the work submitted/undertaken is that of the matriculated student.

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You are advised that if there is any question regarding the authorship of your submitted assessment that Edinburgh Napier University has the right to require you to undertake an online viva.

 If you have any questions, please contact us. We are here to help.