This online MBA (Finance) programme from Arden University has been designed for practising managers looking to take the step up to a strategic role, focusing on management accounting, business sustainability, and devising strategic models. Whether you’re creating a niche start-up or operating in an internationally recognised corporation, Arden’s MBA programme gives you an opportunity to put your learning into practice, providing immediate value to yourself and your organisation.
During this course, you will learn advanced skills in financial and management which are designed to translate directly to the modern workplace. Assessments are done with a focus on real world application, so you will find that assessments are done in a way that prepares you for reporting, presentations, and business proposals that will likely happen in the workplace.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which gives you free CMI membership throughout your studies and access to a range of additional resources that will help you gain your MBA qualification.
Personal & Business Transformation:
Become an effective leader, as you develop your self-awareness and identify your leadership style. You’ll recognise how this impacts those around you, and how it contributes to organisational culture, motivation, and overall future success.
Discover the importance of ethics, and how to set the moral and cultural tone of an organisation. You’ll evaluate your own practice, and will have the opportunity to explore ethical dilemmas, reflecting on your own experiences of ethical conflict in leadership situations.
You’ll develop the skills to access and process the data which underpins decision-making, strategy, and business proposals, whilst considering the role of management accounting in growing a business. You will evaluate how budgeting and absorption costing impact budget and pricing decisions, and learn recovery tactics for when things go wrong.
Reporting Corporate Performance:
You’ll examine and evaluate finance sources, learn to access capital markets, and reduce costs by structuring effectively. Explore the many disciplines imposed on companies by financial markets, and discover the importance of analysing financial information in the merger and acquisition process.
Learning to shape the vision, values, purpose, and mission is crucial to success. You’ll consider sustainability and ethical practice, in the context of decision-making. You will learn to apply these theories to a range of business problems.
Sustaining the Business:
Develop the ability to plan long-term growth strategies against turbulent external factors. Using management models as a framework for understanding, you will explore a broad range of case studies, and present your findings with regard to your own organisation.
This vital project gives you a chance to research an area of your choice, related to the programme theme, and develop your critical abilities. You’ll create a research proposal, choose between a conventional dissertation, or academic article and presentation, and then apply all of your knowledge from the programme, with the opportunity to link your research to your actual work needs.
When you enrol in the MBA (Finance) course, you will have the option to participate in the Salesforce business skill development programme:
Salesforce TrailheadsThere are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.
How does it work?Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary. Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.
What Our Students Say:
"After researching different options, I chose Arden University because of its online delivery method, and to have the flexibility of fitting the MBA around a full-time job. The main benefit is that an MBA is a door opener. Then there are the business skills that I learnt, which I found could be used directly within my workplace."
Master of Business Administration (CMI)
To be eligible for this course you must normally have:
A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).
What if I don’t have academic qualifications?
We positively encourage and consider applications from those with substantial management experience (typically 5 years) able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your CV and references in support of your application.
Entry to be eligible for this MBA (Finance) course, you must normally have:
A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
2 years’ suitable work experience
IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted