Global Online MBA enables students to obtain an internationally recognised UK qualification, no matter where they are located, allowing them complete flexibility to study at their own pace without disrupting their day-to-day life commitments.
Offered by Our Global College Partner Business School, the Global Online MBA is designed to educate and support a new generation of global business leaders. The Global Online MBA has a number of specialisms allowing students to choose a pathway that suits their professional needs. The specialisms include finance, banking, marketing and sales, HRM, events, entrepreneurship and health management.
The degree is responsive to contemporary issues, taking account of current financial and economic conditions, providing its students an educational experience that will equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate effectively in today's challenging business environment.
All learning materials for the Global Online MBA are available in multiple formats. They can be used on a variety of devices including a laptop, tablet or mobile and can be downloaded ensuring that students are able to go through them at their own pace offline.
The Global Online MBA uses 'Moodle' as its virtual learning environment, a tool that offers students a flexible yet structured online learning experience. By using Moodle students benefit from a:
- Help Desk which allows for communications in each module
- 'My Groups' feature which allows students to set up self-help groups
- Virtual Office Hour which allows students to contact module leaders at a predetermined time every two weeks
- Study Schedule Guide that allows students to record target dates and track their progress
- Digital Workbook that automatically records, updates and publishes students' work into a PDF.
Our Partners Universities has a team of staff dedicated to fully support and offer advice to all of its students studying the Global Online MBA throughout the duration of their studies.
Our Partners Universities is one of the UK's leading modern professional universities. It has an international reputation for the employability of its graduates and for the expertise which it uses to enhance the lives and prospects of people and their communities. With over 11,000 students, it is one of the largest in Scotland (UK) and with more than 215 countries represented on campus, offers a truly international experience.
The university has an innovative approach to teaching supported by world class infrastructure. Its courses are practically oriented giving students the skills needed to prepare themselves for a career in today's competitive global market.
The employability of its graduates is at the core of everything that it does. Indeed one of the six objectives outlined within its 'Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy' is 'to develop confident employable graduates'. According to HESA (Higher Education Statistics Authority), over 95% of its graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating, with many having gone on to work for some of the world's best known organisations.
Our Partners Universities strengths in graduate employability result from:
- Courses developed in conjunction with business and accredited by professional bodies
- Staff expertise and experience in Research and Knowledge Transfer fed back into course development and teaching
- Strong focus on entrepreneurship and enterprise
- Striving to create opportunities for work based learning for students wherever possible
- The 'Confident Futures' initiative designed to help students develop a wide range of relevant skills, attributes and attitudes that will enhance their chances of being successful both while at university and in life thereafter.
The University is committed to developing its students, both professionally and personally, and all that it does is geared towards ensuring that its graduates are highly employable and confident lifelong learners who are able to make a positive contribution to society.
All students will study six compulsory modules regardless of the MBA route that they choose.
- Building High Performance Organisations
- Management and Organisational Change
- Marketing within the Global Economy
- Leading Strategic Decision Making
- Research Skills for Managers
- MBA Project
The specialist modules will be dependent upon the particular MBA route that the student chooses.
|MBA||Managing Innovation Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management|
|MBA (Finance)||Global Finance Finance for Management Decision Making|
|MBA (Banking)||Global Finance Financial Markets, Institutions & Banking|
|MBA (Marketing & Sales)||Global Marketing International Sales Management|
|MBA (HRM)||HRM in an International Context Contemporary HRM|
|MBA (Events)||International Business Events Management International Festival & Event Management|
|MBA (Entrepreneurship)||New Venture Planning Managing Innovation|
|MBA (Health Management)||Health Policy & Public Involvement Governance & Accountability in Healthcare|
Exit points for the programme are flexible. If students are unable to complete the full MBA they can exit with either a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma providing they have completed 3 x 20 credit modules or 6 x 20 credit modules respectively. The number of credits required for each exit point are as follows:
- A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
- A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- The MBA (180 credits)
A comprehensive online induction programme will be given to all students once they have matriculated onto a module, which mirrors the one given to all full time face-to-face students, and which covers all aspects relating to online learning such as studying effectively online and accessing Our Partners Universities resources remotely.
Students studying the Our Partners Universities Online MBA come from a variety of backgrounds including science, technology and other non business related fields. The most important consideration for entry into the programme is a student's ability to study successfully.
There are a number of basic entry requirements. However, that applicants should meet which include both academic and English language.
|Academic Qualification||Work Experience||Management Level|
|Undergraduate Bachelor Degree||Minimum 3 years full time||Low-Middle Management|
|Undergraduate Honours Degree||Minimum 2 years full time||Low-Middle Management|
|No Degree||Minimum 5 years full time||Senior Management|
Students with part-time work experience may be considered for entry to the Global Online MBA if their overall amount of working time gives them a sufficient level to merit consideration.
English Language Requirement
A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
An employer reference is required for all applicants to the programme. An academic reference is acceptable, however under normal circumstances this will only supplement the employer reference rather than replace the need for it.
Students will be given both formative feedback and summative assessments.
Formative feedback will be provided through the use of case studies and self-assessment questions.
Reflective Exercises, that are not evaluated, will also be given to students which will enable them to apply theory to their own practice. The aim of the Reflective Exercises is to support students' personal and professional development and these will be compiled into the students' Personal Portfolio.
Summative assessment will be provided as outlined below:
- End of Unit progress test: The aim of this is to test the students' knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within each unit. It will count as 10% of the final module mark.
- End of Module assessment: This will count as 90% of the final module mark.