12 months - 5 years
Minimum 12 months, maximum 5 years.
Delivery Method100% online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration.
The number of places per term is strictly limited to 60.
The University of Cumbria is ranked number 8th in the World for Quality Education by the Times Higher Education in 2020.
In a study commissioned by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance (2020) on over 9,500,000 previous university students in the UK, the University of Cumbria is ranked in the top three higher-education institutions in the North of the UK for students who go on to start or manage a business.
Four terms per year (winter, spring, summer and autumn).
10,950 CHF (Swiss Francs)
This fee includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University matriculation fees.
Fees are payable in interest free instalments (See a sample payment plan)
The residency - one week intensive research methods class to prepare for your final dissertation - has an additional cost of 1950 Swiss Francs (100% Online) or 2950 Swiss Francs if you decide to attend it at the University Campus (travel and accommodation excluded). The residency fee is only billed once you register for it.
Accreditation and Recognition
The University of Cumbria MBA programmes offered online in exclusive partnership with the Robert Kennedy College are Recognised Worldwide. Once you complete your studies at Robert Kennedy College, you will receive a degree from the University of Cumbria. The University of Cumbria received the University title, and degree awarding powers, from Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. It is fully recognised by the British Government and duly listed on the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills list of recognised UK awarding institutions.
There are no average courses within our MBA programme. We are bound to provide an exceptional learning experience, and there is no better way to achieve this aim than with outstanding courses. They have been carefully crafted by experienced professors and are all meant to make you a more successful and efficient manager.
There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead you are given real-life case studies and essays, which allow you to think critically about your company and your own career. All this might seem too glossy but there is one catch: we do not accept average candidates. Only individuals as outstanding as our values can find their way toward admission at the Robert Kennedy College.
A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction you should be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.
The aims of this module are to provide an introduction to core concepts of the way people are managed in organisations. To that end it will offer opportunities for study by prospective as well as experienced managers, to consider the history and development of management thinking and theory, using modern ideas to assess and evaluate their own personal experiences of organisations and dynamics. The introduction to the module will act as bedrock upon which other managerial ideas and processes can be developed later in the course.
This module enables you to develop a conceptual and comprehensive
understanding of the manager's role in relation to the leading of the
effective management and use of information, information technology and
information systems and to apply these within both organisational and
The primary aim of this module is to provide the student with a deep understanding of the issues facing digital marketing managers, by examining the strategically significant issues facing e-commerce such as environment and online marketplace, consumer behaviour and digital influence. The aim is to actively develop students’ knowledge of key marketing and digital marketing theories and apply this knowledge to strategic issues based on current research and industry practice, and facilitate the effective strategic decision making of a digital marketing professional.
The aim of this module is to critically explore the range of concepts and functions of data analytics, including preparing and operating with data; abstracting and modelling an analytic question; and using tools from statistics, learning and mining to address these questions, evaluating the techniques dealing with how to go from raw data to a greater understanding of the patterns and structures within the data, to provision making predictions and decision making.
Corporate Strategy and Competitiveness
Elective module - Residential (in Zurich, Switzerland)
This module aims to introduce students to the importance of competitiveness to firms, regions and countries, as a means of improving wealth. Students will learn how to use various models for strategy development for institutions, and tools for improving their competitiveness, applying theories developed by Professor Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School.
Leadership and Sustainability
The aim of this module is to examine the nature of leadership, and in particular its role in the development of sustainable business and business practices. Students will analyse and evaluate sustainable practice in selected sectors and the potential for implementing sustainable business practices, and evaluate the personal relevance of and implications for leading sustainable change in business.
This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding across a range of appropriate topic areas, to undertake an analysis of inherent strategic complexity with a view to selecting appropriate conceptual ‘tools’ for strategic development. The module will develop your awareness of the complex inter-relationship of organisational problems and develop your critical ability to select and ‘argue’ for alternative approaches emanating from conceptual alternative dimensions in relation to organisational problems and strategy. In addition the module will develop your ability to select complementary approaches and/or techniques appropriate for a stated problem and apply them to resolve or improve the problem. The module seeks to extend your current cognitive and transferable skills applicable across the manager’s role. These include self-appraisal, problem-solving, communication, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.