Arden UK

Your Path to Success

MBA with Certifeka

Duration

(18 months)

Duration

(18 months)

Your Path to Success

MBA with Certifeka

Duration

(18 months)

Duration

(18 months)

 Welcome to Certifeka’s MBA program

( in partnership with Arden University )

Why you should get your MBA with Certifeka?

Overview

In the current uncertain business climate, there’s never been a better time to add value to your existing qualifications. The MBA is a globally recognised qualification that gives you the opportunity to build on your prior academic qualifications to unlock enhanced career prospects. In just a few months of study, you’ll join the ranks of MBA-level professionals and will have the skills you need to apply for senior management roles in practically any industry.

In fact, on Arden’s MBA degree course, we go far beyond the standard business and management curriculum. While studying with us, you’ll learn everything there is to know about the development and implementation of business strategies, how to manage and sustain large organisations and steer them to success, and how to be an influential and respected leader in your chosen industry.

During this postgraduate top-up degree course, you’ll also study a wide range of management disciplines – with ideas, experiences, and case studies taken from organisations and thought leaders across the world. You’ll have the opportunity to put your learning into practice from the moment you start studying, creating an immediate impact on your career trajectory and providing lasting value to your organisation.

Arden University Reputation

Offering a combination of distance and blended learning degree courses to students in the UK and globally, Arden University provides access to the skills, knowledge, and opportunities our learners need to further their careers and achieve the success they deserve.

  • Having received degree awarding powers from the UK Government in 2015, today we have more than 27,000 ambitious students learning with us online and at our UK study centres in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds, as well as in Berlin, Germany. As a new university, we’ve been able to build our courses from the ground up to reflect the needs of today’s students, with many of our courses being developed hand in hand with UK employers and business organisations.

Future-proof courses, for lasting success

  • Now an established presence in the Higher Education industry, our degree programs are driven by technology, shaped by employers, and built around our learners’ lives.
  • Arden’s cutting-edge digital learning platforms contain all the materials our students need to succeed, and our industry accreditation and partnerships with institutions like the NHS, CMI, and CIPD, provides students with the resources, insight, and opportunities to transform their careers and make a positive contribution to their communities.

Accreditation

MBA Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution.
  • For international applicants, degrees must be equivalent to a UK Bachelor’s degree.
Work Experience

A minimum of two years of relevant work experience is typically required. This can vary, and exceptions may be considered based on individual cases.

English Language Proficiency
  • Proficiency in English is crucial. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency through recognized tests such as IELTS (minimum score of 6.5), TOEFL (minimum score of 90), or equivalent.
Letters of Recommendation
  • Two professional letters of recommendation that attest to your qualifications and potential for success in the MBA program.
Statement of Purpose
  • A well-crafted statement outlining your career goals, reasons for pursuing an MBA, and how the ATHE program aligns with your aspirations
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • A detailed CV or resume highlighting your educational and professional background

Interested to speak with an advisor?

Modules & UNITS

All students must complete the following 8 modules:

Interested to know more about the MBA program with the University of Gloucestershire?

Fees and Funding

Students usually support themselves through postgraduate loans, private savings, family support, or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at info@certifeka.com or call 01066610220.

UoG graduates receive up to 17% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Payment Terms

6 months Installments

$7200

$1200 X 6 months

Full Time Payment

$7200

$5976

Interested to apply now to the MBA program with the University of Gloucestershire?

Fees and Funding

Students usually support themselves through postgraduate loans, private savings, family support, or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at info@certifeka.com or call 01066610220.

UoG graduates receive up to 15% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Payment Terms

6 months Installments

$7200

$1200 X 6 months

Full Time Payment

$7200

$5976

Interested to apply now to the MBA program with the University of Gloucestershire?

Organizational behavior

Module 1

Research FOR strategic development

Module 2

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
& LEADERSHIP

Module 3

Corporate Communication Strategy

Module 4

Finance for Strategic Managers

Module 5

Strategic
Human Resource Management

Module 6

Strategic marketing

Module 7

Strategic planning

Module 8

Business Transformation Project

MBA TOP - UP

IDP provides a wide range of services to support students with their international education journey. International Education Specialists have been doing this for more than 50 years creating a huge network of opportunities with offices in over 30 countries. The extensive network of approachable experts helps you identify and secure the university or college where you can thrive.

ATHE is a global awarding organization regulated by Ofqual and other UK and international regulators since 2011.

ATHE offers a wide portfolio of vocationally oriented and internationally recognized qualifications.

ATHE qualifications are approved as progression pathways for our learners to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s top-up degrees by 25 UK and international Universities.

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is the authority in England overseeing qualifications, exams, and assessments. Its key roles include ensuring qualifications accurately reflect students’ knowledge and skills, exams accurately measure student achievement, instilling confidence in regulated qualifications, and providing information on the full range of qualifications it oversees.

The University of Gloucestershire, a public institution situated in Gloucestershire, UK, is structured around four distinct schools of study: the School of Business, School of Creatives, School of Education and Applied Sciences, and School of Health. In collaboration with Gloucestershire College, South Gloucestershire, and Stroud College, the university has established a Strategic Alliance. This initiative aims to enhance the quality, diversity, and accessibility of higher education across Gloucestershire and the wider West of England region by fostering stronger connections between further and higher education institutions.

 

As a chartered body, these ensure we fulfill the aims set out in our Royal Charter. But equally important, they focus us on the activities which will deliver real impact to the lives of millions of learners all over the world.

Chartered Manager Status: CMI is the sole organization authorized to award Chartered Manager status, which is considered the highest recognition for managers and leaders. Achieving Chartered Manager status signifies a high level of competence, expertise, and professionalism in the field of management.

Module Outcomes

  •  Understand leadership behavior theory and practice.
  •  Explore working relationships and interactions, including power dynamics, behavioral theories, and social constructivism.
  • Analyze the impact of organizational structures and culture on effectiveness.
  •  Examine the relationship between structure, culture, and organizational effectiveness.
  •  Analyze the process and outcomes of change on employee effectiveness.
  • Understand how organizations can improve employee effectiveness to respond to business opportunities.
  •  Analyze how motivational theories inform employee motivation.
  •  Understand how organizations can motivate employees to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Module  Units:
Unit 1: Understand Leadership  Behavior Theory and Practice
Unit 2: The organizational  structures & Culture
Unit 3: Business internal  opportunities
Unit 4: Motivational Theories

Module Outcomes

  • Develop the skills to create a professional and comprehensive research proposal that clearly articulates the reasons behind undertaking the research and outlines the milestones to be achieved.
  •  Understand and apply appropriate research methodologies that align with the research objectives, ensuring the collection of accurate and relevant data. Learn various data collection methods based on the chosen methodology.
  •  Master sampling techniques to draw representative samples from the population, ensuring accurate results that can be generalized. Determine the appropriate sample size that effectively represents the population under study.
  •  Validate research results and ensure their quality by employing rigorous data analysis techniques. Link the findings with the business needs and develop action plans based on the insights gained from the analysis.
  •  Engage in self-reflection, evaluating the entire research process, including its strengths and weaknesses. Synthesize the key information learned throughout the module and associate it with a real case study, applying research findings to practical business scenarios.

Module Units:
Unit 1: Research proposal
Unit 2: Research Methodology
Unit 3: Sampling Techniques
Unit 4: Data Analysis
Unit 5 : Reflection and case study

Module Outcomes

  • Differentiate between mission and goals.
  •  Define a vision statement practically and academically.
  •  Know how to create goals.
  •  Know how to create a mission statement.
  •  Know how to develop a strategy.
  •  Know how to create values.
  •  Know how to link the vision to strategy.
  •  Cultivate a mindset for vision creation and communication.
  •  Identify organizational strengths and navigate uncertainty.
  •  Master time management criticality and tools.
  •  Enhance strategic mind effectiveness.
  •  Comprehend the core meaning of leadership.
  •  Familiarize with leadership theories and examples.
  •  Develop leadership skills and competencies.
  •  Recognize the leader’s strengths.
  •  Identify and appraise team performance.
  •  Cultivate a balanced personality as a leader.
  •  Understand the impact of success celebration.

Module Units:
Unit 1: Vision & Strategy – The Intro
Unit 2: The Mindset
Unit 3: Understanding Leadership
Unit 3: Understanding Leadership
Unit 4: Leader’s personal contribution

Module Outcomes

  • Understand the significance of brand identity development and maintaining effective communication channels with the public.
  •  Enhance the company’s reputation in the market through strategic communication efforts.
  •  Communicate efficiently with both internal and external stakeholders.
  •  Bridge the communication gap between staff and management within the organization.
  • Comprehend the importance of corporate image building and learn practical strategies to achieve it.
  •  Recognize the value of public opinion research and media tracking in shaping business decisions.
  •  Implement techniques to establish a positive corporate reputation.
  •  Define the concept of corporate identity and its role in organizational communication.
  •  Evaluate media and campaign effectiveness to make informed communication decisions.
  •  Differentiate between corporate communication and public relations practices.
  •  Explore the career path of a communication manager and acquire the necessary skills.

Module Units:
Unit 1:Fundamentals of Corporate Communication Strategy
Unit 2: corporate communication elements
Unit 3: Building Corporate Communications Plan

Module Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamental concept of the time value of money in finance and its significance in financial decision-making.
  • Develop proficiency in calculating single amounts and grasp the principles behind such calculations.
  •  Gain knowledge about different types of annuities and their calculations, enabling informed financial analysis.
  •  Comprehend the complexities of mixed stream calculations and apply appropriate methods for accurate results.
  •  Acquire a thorough understanding of interest rate compounding and its implications on financial outcomes.
  •  Learn how to effectively apply time value of money calculations in practical scenarios, enhancing decision-making skills.
  •  Develop a clear understanding of capital budgeting and its importance in evaluating investment opportunities.
  •  Learn to calculate and interpret the payback period (PBP) for investment projects.
  •  Understand the concept of net present value (NPV) and its calculations to assess the profitability of investment projects.
  • Gain proficiency in calculating and interpreting the internal rate of return (IRR) as a metric for investment evaluation.

Module Units:
Unit 1: Financial Data
Unit 2: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Unit 3: Strategic Financial Decisions
Unit 4 : Time Value of Money
Unit 5: Capital Budgeting Techniques

Module Outcomes

  • Understand factors influencing HRM strategies
  •  Recognize the role of SHRM in strategic success
  •  Explain the importance of HR management
  •  Analyze the SHRM framework
  • Understand the strategic HR process
  •  Assess HR strategies in organizations
  •  Identify contemporary issues in SHRM
  •  Analyze HR strategy development and implementation
  •  Understand SHRM’s role in the market analysis

Module Units:
Unit 1: Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management
Unit 2: Strategic Alignment
Unit 3: Market Analysis
Unit 4: Competitive Advantage
Unit 5: Strategic Risks and Opportunities
Unit 6: SHRM Strategies

Module Outcomes

  •  Understand the foundations for developing organizational strategy effective organizational strategies.
  •  Explain organizational vision, mission, strategy, and business plans
  •  Identify and measure SMARTER objectives.
  •  Define the interference between strategic and business plans align and support each other.
  •  Understand core organizational values and decision-making and strategy formulation.
  •  Define cultural diversity drivers and business growth of cultural diversity on organizational growth, innovation, and strategic decision-making.
  •  Overview profit market share and workforce expectations
  •  Understand stakeholder involvement

Module Units:
Unit1: Foundations of Strategic Management
Unit 2: Strategic Analysis Methodology
Unit 3: Organizational Strategy

Module Outcomes

  •  Understand the principles of strategic marketing and recognize its role in organizational success.
  •  Define marketing strategy and its significance in shaping the organization’s direction and goals.
  •  Explain how strategic marketing underpins various aspects, including resource allocation, implementation, monitoring, and control of corporate and marketing strategies.
  •  Establish a link between marketing strategy and the organization’s mission and vision.
  •  Conduct a comprehensive situation audit that aligns with corporate objectives and supports the development of a marketing strategy.
  • Recognize the importance of corporate social responsibility in strategic marketing decision-making.
  •  Define the process of developing a marketing strategy, considering market segmentation, targeting, and positioning.
  •  Identify and implement relationship strategies to foster strong connections with customers.

Module Units:
Unit 1: Principles of Strategic Marketing
Unit 2: The Strategic Marketing Plan
Unit 3: Strategic Analysis Methodology
Unit 4 : Consumer Behavior

How do we assess you?

A big part of your online MBA (Top-Up) work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue. To back your development, Arden will provide you with academic support to make sure you have the skills and resources you need to successfully complete the assessments. Your tutor will also be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement – and help you learn how to apply your newly-acquired skills to real-life settings. A variety of methods are used to assess your progress, allowing you to demonstrate your strengths as you study. These assessments include:

Case studies

Proposals

Dissertation

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