Business professionals across the world are offered a wide range of courses related to the field of business, such as marketing, finance, human resources and management. Although there are different programmes specialising in different fields, the most preferred business programme to date is the Master of Business Administration. In the UK alone, almost every university offers an MBA programme with its unique content and structure.

The contemporary business environment requires professionals to be constantly adaptive to external changes affecting the field of business. With increasing globalisation and a highly mobile workforce, the online MBA degree programmes are gaining popularity and recognition amongst such busy professionals. The UK has some highly ranked universities offering some of the best distance learning MBA courses. Recognising the need and shifting trends towards these distance learning MBA programmes, Stafford Global had partnered with some of the best UK universities to offer a variety of flexible part time and online MBA programmes across different countries worldwide. If you are a busy professional looking for an MBA that you can study purely online or via blended learning, then read on to find out about our impressive portfolio of UK universities offering the best MBA programmes.

University of Leicester:

                                 With its roots dating back to 1921, the University of Leicester is one of the oldest institutions distance learningin the UK to offer its impressive portfolio of educational programmes. With over 25 years of experience in offering the best distance learning programmes, the University of Leicester is ranked in top 2% of universities worldwide as per Times Higher Education World University rankings. The same website also ranks the University of Leicester in the top 25 universities in Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranking.

The MBA programme offered by the University of Leicester is a part time MBA that is a combination of online study and residential workshops organised in various countries including the UAE. The MBA programme, with a of 2.5 years duration, is accredited by the Association of MBA's (AMBA) and aims to develop student's knowledge in the field of business by covering insightful modules such as Managing and Developing People and Organisations, Managing Value Creation Process from Idea to Market, Managing Finances and Strategic Decision Making and the MBA Project. Students can also specialise in areas such as Marketing, Finance and Human Resources. The university encourages students to attend the residential workshops while enhancing the student's skills set pertaining to strategic thinking, negotiation, conflict resolution, Ethics, CSR, sustainability and leadership. Students are assessed on the basis of assignments and examinations, the details of which are provided by the tutors during the course of the study. Upon Successful completion of the MBA, students receive a CMI level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

University of Northampton:

The University of Northampton with its partnership with Stafford Global provides a remarkable part time MBA programme to students located in the Middle East and worldwide. The University of Northampton is ranked No. 1 for employability in the UK and is ranked in top 50 UK Business Schools as per Guardian University Guide. In June 2017, the University of Northampton was awarded the Gold Award in Teaching Excellence Framework confirming the premium quality of teaching, which can also be experienced in the workshops hosted by UK tutors in Dubai.  The University is also awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, confirming the university's benchmark practices in governance, business ethics and financial transparency.

The Northampton MBA:

If you are a professional looking forward to develop your knowledge on Strategic Leadership, Decision Making and Innovation, then the University of Northampton MBA programme is the perfect one for you. With its regional workshops in Dubai, once in every 10 weeks, this part time executive MBA can be finished in just 1.5 years. The flexible MBA is rated 95% for student satisfaction and carries the royal charter of UK from the Quality Assurance Agency. The MBA programme is assessed on the basis of assignments only and the university's online learning platform called NILE provides students with unlimited academic resources such as e books, articles, journals and research papers that help them to complete their assignments whilst developing specialist knowledge in that particular module. Students with excellent education and experiential achievements can qualify for a Stafford Exclusive Grant of up to AED 10K. Applicants are individually assessed on the basis of education and work experience, hence we strongly advise you to contact your academic consultant for a successful application on this programme.

The Northampton MBA top up:

If you are a student holding a level 7 diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, with 120 credits, then you can apply for the University of Northampton MBA Top Up programme to complete your MBA degree . The MBA top up comprises the last 60 credits of the MBA to complete a total of 180 credits and consists of 2 modules: Critical Issues in Business and the MBA project. The aim of the MBA top up is to ensure students complete their MBA degree whilst exploring critical issues in business and identifying solutions and developing a research thesis on a chosen business topic. Students have the option to complete the MBA top up either part time via workshops or study purely online. In order to enquire and learn more about the University of Northampton MBA top up programme, please contact Stafford today to book a consultation on this programme.

Edinburgh Napier University:

If you are a student looking for an MBA programme to study purely online and complete at your own pace, then the Global Online MBA from the Edinburgh Napier University is the one for you. The Edinburgh Napier University's history dates back to the 16th century when it was initially conceptualised as Napier Technical College and later assumed full university status in the year 1992. The University has three different campuses located across Scotland, called Merchiston, Craiglockhart and Sighthill campus. The Edinburgh Napier University enjoys its ranking in top 5% of Universities across the world as per Times Higher Education and was rated as Scotland's best modern university by The Guardian University Guide. Currently, the Edinburgh Napier University enjoys a 95% graduate employability rate and is top Scottish modern university for Marketing and the only Scottish modern university for languages.

Our partnership with this university allows us to provide various online programmes including the MBA. Flexibility is the entire hallmark of this MBA as it can be completed in anywhere between 24 and 33 months. With a specialisation in 13 different areas, the Edinburgh Napier University's Global online MBA seeks to develop business professionals who can bring about change and innovation in the contemporary business environment. The programme is assessed on the basis of assignments and the online moodle platform provides students with the resources and links necessary to finish their programme successfully. The university provides remarkable student support to the students through its discussion forums, virtual office hour and informative video tutorials. With an entirely flexible instalment plan, this MBA broadens the student's perspective to bring about change and development in their respective fields.

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Our MBA programmes are perfectly tailored keeping in mind the ever evolving business climate. With the latest case studies and course curriculum, these MBA programmes aim to transform your thought pattern to make better and informed business decisions. With the best online, part time and blended learning MBA programmes, we aim to ensure all your academic needs are met whilst graduating from highly ranked UK institutions. Our universities accept students in the various cohorts which are open throughout the year. To know more about on how to apply for a UK online distance learning programme, click here and we will assist you in the best way possible.

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