Open University

Open University

Management Perspectives and Practice, MBA stage 1, fast track (BXFT716)

This MBA module is framed within the complex and challenging nature of twenty-first century management. Its dual aims are to help you build on your current understanding of management and enable you to develop and improve your practice of managing. This module is a seven-month programme of professional development which requires your active engagement with a wide variety of materials, activities and resource to enlarge your knowledge of the functions of management and make a real difference in your own context of managing.

Entry requirements

Normally, to register for this module you must have a UK Honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, and have a minimum of 3 years' experience in a managerial, professional or technical role. Usually this means that you are at least 25 years old as it is unusual (but not impossible) to be able to satisfy the experience requirement under this age. Experienced managers who do not meet the academic requirement can be accepted onto BXFT716 if they first complete the Professional Certificate in Management (S01) (previously coded C31) which has open entry. If you have the equivalent of a UK bachelors degree without honours you may be permitted to progress on to the MBA or other masters qualification by taking the first module of the Professional Certificate in Management, Managing 1: organisations and people (B628). If you wish to study this module outside the EU you will need to register on the online version BZX628. Alternatively if you have an official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 640 or above, and the equivalent of a UK bachelors degree, you will be allowed to progress directly on to the MBA. If you think either of these possibilities may apply to you, please speak to an adviser. You will also need an appropriate facility in English language, sufficient to be able to work effectively at postgraduate level; generally this means capability equivalent to an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5. To assess your English language skills in relation to your proposed studies you can visit the IELTS website.

Assessment methods

6 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), examination,embedded residential school.
Students must use the online eTMA system to submit their tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). Tutor-marked assignments are scheduled at regular intervals (approximately every 3 to 4 weeks) throughout the module and are based on the work students do during the relevant block. Extensive guidance is given on all assignments submitted.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,726 per Module (England) 7 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,726 per Module (Northern Ireland) 7 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,726 per Module (Scotland) 7 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,726 per Module (Wales) 7 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,726 per Module (Scotland) 7 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,726 per Module (Wales) 7 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,726 per Module (England) 7 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,726 per Module (Northern Ireland) 7 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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