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Postgraduate Course

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

September, January, April18 Months (One year for taught modules and 6 months to complete the dissertation).University of ChichesterThe final degree is awarded by the University of Chichester to successful students.£8000
September, January, April
18 Months (One year for taught modules and 6 months to complete the dissertation).
University of Chichester
The final degree is awarded by the University of Chichester to successful students.

Course Overview

The  Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme , builds on knowledge and understanding gained through professional experience to develop leadership and strategic management skills. This  London School of Management Education programme consists of a combination of generalist and specialist modules. The generalist modules, such as Understanding Workplace Behaviour, Business Finance, and the Macro-economic Environment, cover areas of key management knowledge.


  • The specialist modules, including Formulating and Planning Organisational Strategy, Organisational Culture and Leadership, and The Leadership of Strategic Change, provide in-depth knowledge and practical experience in formulating leading business strategy and strategic change within an organisation.. Moreover, the Business Consultancy Project module gives students a chance to put their knowledge, research, and problem-solving skills into practice in real consulting situations. The overall aim of the MBA programme is to offer students an opportunity to gain expertise in leadership in business and management
  • After completing the London School of Management Education’s MBA programme, students would be able to integrate new knowledge with past experience and apply it to new situations. They will have gained particular strengths in analysing, synthesising, and solving complex unstructured business problems. Additionally, the programme focuses on developing leadership skills necessary to formulate and implement new strategies within an organisation.
  • The MBA programme has been developed with reference to the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) and the QAA Master's Degrees in Business and Management subject benchmark document. The College recognizes the need to provide a current and relevant curriculum that caters to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds seeking a leadership role in business administration in London

Course Information

Course Aims / Objectives

The course aims to:

  • Provide a broad, analytical and integrated study of Business strategy management and leadership in an international context.
  • Cover key functional areas of business and management.
  • Focus on issues concerning the formulation of management and leadership.
  • Provide an opportunity to critically reflect upon current leadership and management practices.
  • Develop an understanding of ethical issues relevant to business and management.
  • Develop scholarly research skills with an ability to reconcile practice and research.

Entry Requirements

Students who wish to undertake the Master of Business administration (MBA) programme must:

  • Hold an honours degree awarded by a recognised UK university or HE Institution, or equivalent.
    Have a minimum of 3 years of managerial experience and have successfully completed modules in leadership and management.
  • Have 3 or more years of managerial experience if applicant holds the equivalent of a UK Bachelor’s degree without honours.
  • Be competent with spoken and written English to an adequate standard for postgraduate study.
  • Applicants who do not meet any of the first three requirements may, in exceptional cases, be considered for admission if they have a very strong supporting education or experience. Such cases will be scrutinised by the admissions and academic teams before a decision is made on the suitability of the candidate for our MBA qualification.

  • Acceptance to the MBA programme is subject to a face to face interview.

Qualifications Check

Please contact the Admissions Office to find out if your qualification is suitable. If you do not have a UK qualification or an International Baccalaureate we will use UK ENIC (Formerly UK NARIC) to find out how the qualifications, you already have compared to UK qualifications. UK ENIC is a UK agency that provides information and advice about how qualifications and skills from overseas compare to UK qualifications.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • It is essential to have an excellent command of the English language to benefit from studying for the programme. All students whose first language is not English and who have not done the last two years of their education in English must meet a minimum English language requirement before commencing their programme. Providing evidence of a previous qualification that confirms the applicant’s English proficiency at the required level can also be accepted.

  • International students applying for this programme should pass their IELTS for UKVI Test Score of 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Course Structure

The structure of the MBA programme is shown below:

Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits at Level 7

  • Understanding Workplace Behaviour (10 cr.)
  • Business Finance (10 cr.)
  • The Macro-economic Environment (10 cr.)
  • Research Methodology (30 cr.)

Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits at Level 7

  • Formulating and Planning Organisational Strategy (30 cr.)
  • Organisational Culture and Leadership (30 cr.)

Master of Business Administration – 180 credits at Level 7

  • The Leadership of Strategic Change (30 cr.)
  • Business Consultancy Project (30 cr.)

Course Modules

Understanding Workplace Behaviour

The London School of Management Education’s MBA module on Understanding Workplace Behaviour considers how individuals perceive their role in the workplace, what motivates them to work, and the factors that may affect their performance. The role of perceptions and attitudes and how these affect commitment and job satisfaction are explored with an analysis of the causes of job dissatisfaction and how this can lead to interpersonal conflict. The analysis underpins an examination of how to foster strong interpersonal relationships as the basis of effective leadership.

Business Finance

Within the MBA qualification, this Business Finance module considers key financial information and applied methodologies that inform management judgements when taking strategic decisions. Three main areas are examined; the different types of costs and how to measure costs, setting and managing budgets for control purposes and appraising long term capital investment decisions. This module, therefore, provides an understanding of relevant financial information which is essential for  business strategy and leadership of organisations.

The Macro-economic Environment

This business administration module considers some of the main economic influences on the business environment before examining the specific role of government monetary and fiscal policy. Business enterprises are strongly influenced by the economic environment in which they operate. An understanding of how government policies can affect the business environment is therefore essential for the effective management of organisations.

Research Methodology

This MBA module examines the key concepts in carrying out a research project in the business administration context.  The module focuses on competing philosophical issues, including ethical, political and socio-cultural challenges with an analysis of how to select an appropriate methodology in the light of the chosen research topic. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to conducting research and how to present the research results will be studied. This module will equip MBA students with the knowledge and understanding to undertake action research in their respective business sectors. Action research is focused on finding a solution to a problem by identifying and taking steps to resolve a problem, researching the outcomes and using critical reflection to link the two processes.

Formulating and Planning Organisational Strategy

This module examines how to identify opportunities and threats enabling competitive interactions with other organisations. It is key to the MBA qualification as it considers strategic choices and strategic positioning in different contexts leading to an understanding of an organisation’s specific competitive advantage. Various models that can be used to create a strategic vision are evaluated together with the criteria for assessing the effectiveness of a particular strategy. In the final part of the module, the ethical, social and environmental aspects of a strategy are considered as part of managing reputational risk.

Organisational Culture and Leadership

In this business administration module there is a strong interdependence between leadership and organisational culture. This module examines how organisational culture originates and develops, and how to diagnose and define a specific culture. A specific leadership style, such as democratic or authoritarian, can have a profound influence on an organisation’s culture. The module examines different leadership styles and their relationship to organisational culture are analysed.

The Leadership of Strategic Change

The Leadership of Strategic Change module is extremely important in the MBA programme. The need for strategic change is a result of a shift in strategic direction requiring a change in processes, practices, operating procedures, or even culture, to enable the development of new competencies and ways of competing. To successfully lead a change agenda requires both an understanding of the forces driving the need for change and the sources of resistance to the change. Since change involves people, leadership of the process starts by building commitment and developing strong interpersonal relationships. Achievement of the change objective(s), however, may be hampered by poor performance, both human and operational, and leaders need to develop strategies for monitoring and improving performance.

Business Consultancy Project

This MBA degree module consolidates the skills of independently collecting data, solving problems, applying theory, and reaching meaningful conclusions about a business issue. The project report will be an original, detailed analysis of a topic selected in consultation with, and supervised by, a member of LSME’s academic staff. The report will include a critical literature review with a primary and/or secondary empirical investigation to address a specific research question (or questions). The theories, models and concepts used to undertake the project will be drawn mainly from the programme modules supported by guidance on research methods and ethics, and the writing and structuring of a project report.

Teaching and Learning Activities

In the Master of Business Administration programme, teaching is primarily through a combination of lectures, seminars and interactive workshops allowing an opportunity to discuss and develop understanding in small groups. Action research carried out as part of a learning set is an important part of the pedagogical approach underpinning the course design.

Mode of Delivery

The Master of Business Administration programme is delivered through a full-time course of formal lectures, workshops and seminars.


Assessment is both formative and summative and is designed to encourage ‘deep’ rather than superficial learning. Coursework is used throughout the programme with knowledge and understanding tested through essays, reports, presentations and case studies.

Assessment of cognitive and intellectual skills occurs through coursework and the use of case studies. The production of coherent written or oral responses to problems or tasks will demonstrate that key intellectual processes have been understood.

Post Qualification

London School of Management Education students who complete their MBA qualification successfully can continue their studies further in other universities as PhD or DBA scholars. Successful MBA graduates can also progress in employment in a range of positions such as Project Manager, Managing Director, International Business Management Consultant and Finance Manager.

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