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Global MBA (Entrepreneurship)

Next intake:
  • December 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum: 18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • £8500
  • For information about our instalment plans or applying for a partial bursary please fill in the enquiry form on the right

The online Global MBA (Entrepreneurship), delivered by InterActive and the London School of Business & Finance (LSBF), will give you the vital knowledge and entrepreneurial skills you need to start up your own business. You can study at a pace that suits your lifestyle, without compromising your personal or professional commitments.

Using case studies based on real businesses, you will learn how to identify opportunities and develop business plans that exploit them effectively. The programme syllabus is designed to enhance careers in marketing, product or project management. 

Successful entrepreneurs are seldom those who do it alone, success is driven by gaining the right knowledge, experience, and skill sets; qualities which this pathway is designed to provide. You will graduate with the confidence and expertise needed to turn your vision into results.

Explore the programme’s learning outcomes read more

Upon receiving your postgraduate degree certificate, you should be able to:

  • Take advantage of good business opportunities using well prepared business plans, financial projections, financing options, marketing and sales management (among others)
  • Understand the innovation process across various business fields, and use technology to develop new products
  • Interpret, develop and implement marketing strategies in the current and future international business environment
  • Acquire and develop relevant skills that will enable you to maximise corporate value while reducing corporate risks
  • Assist organisations in achieving a competitive advantage through their operations, supply chain design and use of ICT
  • Understand, formulate and advance corporate management strategy
  • Exhibit the skills necessary to excel as a middle or senior level manager

During the course of your studies, the InterActive learning platform will give you access to vital resources:

  • Watch lectures in HD quality recorded video also containing case-studies
  • Discuss course content with your tutors and classmates via live discussion forums
  • Study using detailed lecture notes and revision kits
  • Practice your knowledge through tests and mock assignments
  • Conduct research using extensive online library resources

Improve your knowledge in key business disciplines and get ready to begin your own business venture with this postgraduate degree. And all without limiting your current personal or professional commitments  – 100% online with InterActive.

 
 

As well as providing you with a solid foundation in all the main business areas such as strategic management, operations, finance and marketing, the programme also concentrates on entrepreneurial innovation and product development. You will be able to appraise ways in which ideas can be turned into commercial success, as well as design and implement business plans in order to ensure their proper and successful launch. You will also expand your knowledge in innovation management and gain skills within new product development.

You will need to pass all 7 modules – core, elective, and your final module. You will be able to study up to 2 core and specialist modules at the same time. After completing them all you will begin studying the final module – the Integrative Research and Consultancy Project, which forms part of your dissertation.

Global Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration read more
Marketing and Business Environment

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces

Topics covered

  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
  • Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
  • Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
  • Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
  • Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
  • Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
Accounting and Managerial Finance

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends and tools in accounting and corporate finance
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing.
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance

Topics covered

  • Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
  • Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
  • Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
  • Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
  • Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
  • Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
Systems and Operations Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation’s competitiveness and strategic direction
  • Evaluate the ‘competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost’ debate
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information and business process perspectives

Topics covered

  • Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
  • Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
  • Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
  • Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
  • Operations management V: Constraint Management
  • Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
Strategic Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques and concepts
  • Analyse strategic planning processes
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative responses related to strategy

Topics covered

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
  • Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
  • Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
  • Organisational resources, cultures and competencies
  • Strategic development options and portfolio models
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
  • The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
  • Contemporary issues in strategic management
  • Competitive advantage through innovation
  • Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
  • Contemporary issues in strategic business management
  • Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
  • Ethics and strategic planning
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Models of leadership
Global Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration read more
Entrepreneurial Business Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically appraise ways in which ideas can be turned into commercial success and practical ventures
  • Identify, design and implement the key processes in setting up a business
  • Combine and evaluate business related issues and convert opportunities into business ideas
  • Identify and justify the information required to setting up and managing a successful business venture
  • Describe and critically assess business ideas and their implementation process

Topics covered

  • The Entrepreneurial Process and Idea Generation
  • Opportunity Recognition, Shaping, and Reshaping
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing, Business Planning and Building Your Pro Forma Financial Statements
  • Equity Financing: Informal Investment, Venture Capital, and Harvesting
  • Debt and Other Forms of Financing
  • External Assistance for Start-ups and Small Businesses
  • Legal and Tax Issues and Intellectual Property
  • Selling in an Entrepreneurial Context
  • Beyond Start-up: Developing and Sustaining the Growing Organisation
  • Franchising and Social Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Product Development

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Evaluate of innovation and the drive between innovation success and commercial success
  • Appraise any commonalities that may exist within innovation across industries
  • Analyse innovation challenges and proffering solutions based on analysis carried out
  • Design and use range of techniques and tools to evaluate ideas for new product development
  • Critically evaluate commercial, social and political influences on innovation and the design process

Topics covered

  • Creating advantage in the minds of many and Chartering innovation within the organisation I:
  • Creating advantage in the minds of many and Chartering innovation within the organisation II:
  • Preparing, developing and supporting the right team I:
  • Preparing, developing and supporting the right team II:
  • Placing customers at the centre of innovation I:
  • Placing customers at the centre of innovation II:
  • Changing the organisation to deliver the innovation I:
  • Changing the organisation to deliver the innovation II:
  • Motivating the right partners and sharing the returns and Building momentum in the market I:
  • Motivating the right partners and sharing the returns and Building momentum in the market II:
Global Master’s in Business Administration read more
Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  1. Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
  2. Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standards
  3. Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
  4. Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies

Topics covered

  • The nature of business and management research/consultancy
  • Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
  • The practice of management consulting
  • Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
  • Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice
  • Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
  • Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Applicable models for consulting and research
  • Selecting samples and using secondary data
  • Collecting primary data through observation
  • Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Writing and presenting your project report

Please note: you can only graduate with one award (the highest level achieved), and it will only be issued once you have formally completed your studies.

 
 
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