University of Northampton MBA


Program Description

University of Northampton MBA

The Northampton Business school (NBS) MBA is an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification in management. The programme combines excellent generalist management teaching and learning with highly valuable additional recognition, qualification and activities. We offer a unique combination of opportunities which represent excellent value for money in a competitive and expensive marketplace.

The Programme builds on students experiences to provide a thorough grounding in management and leadership: strategic competences, leadership capability, functional knowledge and management tools and skills.


Blended learning is a perfect blend of online resource material with local workshops supported by flying faculty from the UK.Typical Modules

  • Competitive Strategy and Innovation
  • Critical Issues in Business
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Leadership in a changing context
  • Managing Operations and the Supply Chain
  • Managing Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Marketing

Types of assessment

The programme has a mixture of assessment involving practical work, essays, reports and case studies. The Business Research Report is a 15000-word independent research project.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a first or second class honours degree from a British university or equivalent and must always have a minimum of 2 years relevant management experience.

Relevant management experience will normally include holding a formal managerial position which involves managing people, processes and resources. During the application process, you will be asked to provide evidence of the number of staff managed, your budget level responsibilities and other resources you have coordinated. You will be asked to provide job descriptions and other relevant information to support your application. Exceptionally, we are prepared to admit students without degree qualifications so long as the evidence of at least five years’ experience of management using the criteria above.

Career Opportunities

The MBA is an internationally recognised general management qualification which will enhance the career opportunities of any manager. Moreover, the added value elements and opportunity to complete additional qualifications makes this a highly desirable qualification. The programme is designed to meet the needs of existing and aspiring senior managers in all sectors of employment.

Please call us on +971 7203 1204, email us on, or browse details of the programme in our brochure. Alternatively, you can simply complete the form on the right and an academic consultant will provide you with the all the details.


Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capability at a level approved by the University.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Stafford was formed in 1993, in the UAE, with the sole intention of providing distance education assistance to the business professionals in the Middle East to achieve good quality internationally rec ... Read More

Stafford was formed in 1993, in the UAE, with the sole intention of providing distance education assistance to the business professionals in the Middle East to achieve good quality internationally recognised qualifications that would mark them as serious managers and advance their careers. Starting with 7 students in 1993 over a decade later we are involved with an average of 1000 students a year availing distance education. All are serious minded busy managers proving to the world that they mean to succeed. Stafford is entirely focussed on assisting full-time professionals in business with quality distance learning to accelerate their careers through independent study. Stafford works throughout the Middle East and Levant region offering distance learning Executive MBA’s, Doctorates, BA’s, diplomas and more. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the academic and business success of our students, our excellent relationships with our UK universities, our integrity and the high quality of our academic and administrative support staff. Read less
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