How can an MBA help advance your career?

The global nature of contemporary organisations and the fast-changing environment is creating new challenges for managers who want to lead, innovate, and transform organisations, businesses, and society. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) online course here at the University of Liverpool is designed to address these exact challenges and works to enhance your existing expertise and knowledge and develop your strategic leadership skills and capabilities.

The MBA course is a fully online, part-time programme that is specifically designed to equip managers with the intellectual, learning and professional skills they will need to pursue a successful career in the field of their choice.  Students will be able to combine a focus on practice and their workplace experiences, with the critical management scholarship of an elite triple-accredited (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) Management School.

This is a postgraduate qualification that requires at least three years of management experience. You will be studying alongside fellow high-calibre managers, which will provide you with the incredible opportunity to discuss and debate the challenges presented by the rapidly evolving commercial world. The MBA is one of the most rewarding qualifications and can be a truly transformative experience both professionally and personally, propelling you forwards in your business career.

Why do people undertake an MBA?  

There are many different reasons as to why people decide to undertake an MBA, but the three common ones are as follows:

1. To develop their leadership and management skills to take on a more senior level management role in their existing organisation.
2. To make a career change such as moving into a different industry or organisation, or into a more generalist managerial role from a specialist role such as engineering or science.
3. To pursue an entrepreneurial ambition such as starting-up their own business or grow a family business or establishing a social enterprise.

Completing an MBA is one of the best ways to stand out as a candidate for advancement within your company or for a higher, more successful career opportunity elsewhere. The career prospects for those who have an MBA under their belt are almost endless, as the programme is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you will need to drive forward in your career. An MBA can also provide you with the flexibility to work alongside studying part-time as this is a fully online course that can be completed from anywhere in the world. Furthermore, MBA’s provide you with a list of transferrable skills to help you progress within different industries, provide brilliant networking opportunities and is overall a popular and well-established investment choice for hardworking and ambitious individuals looking to advance up the career ladder.

How can an MBA help advance your career?

The Master of Business Administration online course is an excellent way to help advance your career in the professional world and provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to make your way to the top of the career ladder. Here are just some of the many ways an MBA can help advance your career:  

  • Enhanced knowledge and skills
    The MBA programme is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to drive forward in your career, such as the ability to make complex decisions, strategic leadership skills, teamwork, critical thinking skills and much more. The course will enable you to develop your capability to work in an extensive range of senior functional and general management positions across a wide spectrum of business sectors all over the world, including strategic and operational management positions in various industries such as consultancy, construction, engineering, retail etc.  
  • Networking opportunities
    The networking opportunities are a key feature when studying an MBA – you will be studying and learning alongside other experienced managers from all around the world, enabling you to develop valuable industry contacts. During your time studying the MBA course, you will work on projects together and develop your network of relationships to support your career goals.
  • Increased credibility
    The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold a gold standard triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The University of Liverpool is also part of the prestigious UK Russell Group. An MBA from a globally recognised elite institution provides increased credibility which can greatly enhance your career prospects.

What’s the benefit of studying an MBA online for my career? 

There are many different benefits to studying an MBA online with the University of Liverpool, from the invaluable networking opportunities to the enhanced career prospects. The nature of the online programme only adds to this and provides students with the flexibility they need to complete the course from anywhere in the world. Some of the many benefits of studying an MBA online include:  

  • Able to study part-time whilst still working full-time
  • Don’t have to give up your job to study or spend time away from home
  • Lower cost due to not having costs for travel or accommodation
  • Able to put what you learn into practice straight away – you don’t have to wait until you complete your programme to further your career 

The course also provides all students with the opportunity to tailor your educational journey with optional modules reflective of different business disciplines based on what your specific career goals and ambitions are. This includes the option to dive into the rapidly developing field of data and analytics or investigate the ethical perspective of business decision making. 

To find out more about the MBA, including modules fees and entry requirements, visit our programme page. For comprehensive information, including module learning outcomes, download a programme booklet

Spotlight on our Master of Business Administration (MBA) online course

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most widely recognised and prestigious postgraduate courses for business. For anyone with serious leadership and management ambitions, it can help you get to where you want in your career and give you the necessary tools to be successful. We’re going to take a look at the MBA course, including who it might be for and where the qualification could take you.

We’re proud to offer our fully online, part-time MBA course at the University of Liverpool Management School, which is part of an elite group of learning institutions in the UK and around the world. 

Who is an MBA for?  

This is a very important aspect to understand about an MBA, as it’s designed for mid-career professionals who already have a few years of experience in business rather than a course for graduates immediately following their degree.  

An MBA is for professionals looking to develop their skills and knowledge to enhance their progression, whether to a more senior position or a change in industry or career path. This generally means the ideal candidate for this postgraduate degree has at least three years’ experience in a business management role, whether that’s managing people, finance, or projects in either the private or public sector.  

A previous bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is ideal but not necessary. If you can demonstrate extensive professional experience in business and managerial roles (at least five years) then you can apply without an undergraduate degree. 

What are the educational aims of this course?

The purpose and aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive and high-level management education, and develop specific and transferrable skills for business leadership. These skills will enable students of the course to apply general management principles in all sorts of situations, giving you a toolkit to lead and make business decisions effectively, even when faced with unfamiliar circumstances.  

Your professional development will be supported, from industry and subject-specific learning to analytical and informational skills for devising business strategy and tactics.  

Personal development is also key, from understanding inter-cultural perspectives to effective collaboration and communication across business and national borders. You’ll also be supported in your understanding of responsible leadership and ethics, with a focus on sustainable development.  

Overall, the course aims to advance your personal and professional career based on your particular trajectory and ambitions, giving you the confidence and acumen to succeed in business leadership.

What does the MBA programme entail?

In terms of the contents and structure of the course, it involves an overall timeframe of 30 months of part-time study. Our course is delivered entirely online, from course materials to assessment and feedback, with opportunities for you to collaborate with your peers and teaching staff.  

The structure of the course includes 11 required modules and two elective modules for a total of 180 credits. This also includes a final management project worth 60 credits. These modules cover a wide range of contemporary business and management topics, from international business and the global economy to human resources, digital marketing, and leadership skills.  

Coursework and assessments make use of authentic tasks and formats that you may utilise in the workplace, such as written reports or slide-deck presentations. The aim is also to be as diverse as possible when it comes to assessment, providing many opportunities for you to demonstrate your learning and acquired skills.

What are the benefits of studying for an MBA?

There are so many ways an MBA can benefit your career and personal development. It can give you the capabilities to work in all sorts of senior managerial and business leadership positions across many different industries and sectors. You can pursue a career in a particular area such as finance, healthcare, or property development, but also have the core transferable skills to move between industries if you’re looking for a change in direction.  

You’ll also be introduced and have access to a professional network of business managers and leaders, an invaluable asset for career progression and development.  

Ultimately with our online MBA course, you’ll have a master’s level qualification from a top UK Russell Group university with triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. And you’ll have achieved it without having to take time out of your current job.

To find out more about our Master of Business Administration (MBA) online course,visit our programme page. For comprehensive information, including module learning outcomes, download a programme booklet