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Recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) Sri Lanka.

With Coursework focused on Strategy and Innovation Management

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING IN AN MBA?

MBAs are amongst the most popular degrees in the world. The Harvard University established the first MBA programme in 1908. Since then, many thousand institutions & universities award MBAs. Amongst these are unscrupulous institutions which award bogus or fake MBAs or claim dubious ranking. A Google search could provide many insights into unaccredited MBAs which offer low cost Degree certificates & transcripts.

When embarking on a MBA, a prospective student must establish without a doubt the credentials of the awarding institution and its academic reputation. The esteem & admiration, recognition & respect for a qualification are derived from the awarding institution. The subject coverage, duration of study and depth in learning content are ingredients that make a difference between a respected MBA and an ordinary MBA.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING IN AN MBA?

MBAs are amongst the most popular degrees in the world. The Harvard University established the first MBA programme in 1908. Since then, many thousand institutions & universities award MBAs. Amongst these are unscrupulous institutions which award bogus or fake MBAs or claim dubious ranking. A Google search could provide many insights into unaccredited MBAs which offer low cost Degree certificates & transcripts.

When embarking on a MBA, a prospective student must establish without a doubt the credentials of the awarding institution and its academic reputation. The esteem & admiration, recognition & respect for a qualification are derived from the awarding institution. The subject coverage, duration of study and depth in learning content are ingredients that make a difference between a respected MBA and an ordinary MBA.

Focused on Innovation & Strategy

Students will fulfill the coursework requirement of the Northampton MBA (120 Credits) by pursuing 11 modules of study focused on Innovation & Strategy.

The course work is totally focused on Strategy and Innovation to facilitate development of competencies required in senior management positions. Learning Strategy and Innovation is equally critical for individuals as well as for organisations. The survival and success of both depend on how they would differentiate from the rest. This learning at the Master’s level is the only programme of study available in Sri Lanka designed with an exclusive focus on Strategy and Innovation.

On completion of the 11 modules, students are entitled to receive the Pearson Assured Executive Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, a Level 7 - Post Graduate Qualification as proof of successful completion of the coursework stage of the MBA.

  

The University of Northampton - UK

The MBA is awarded by University of Northampton – UK which is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) Sri Lanka.

The University of Northampton has been awarded Gold – the highest possible mark – in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) awarded the Gold Mark for Teaching Excellence to the University of Northampton. This is the highest possible mark and reflects the academic excellence and outstanding teaching quality at Northampton. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is the official Ranking scheme developed by the Department for Education in England for recognising teaching and academic standards. Northampton is a globally respected and recognised institution of higher learning which has received many awards and honors in recent times. Between 2011 - 18, was shortlisted for ‘Business School of the Year’, top 50 UK University, Most Enterprising University, Most Entrepreneurial University, No. 1 for Student Employability, No. 1 for Research Management, No. 1 for Value Added and No. 1 for Social Enterprise Changemaker Campus status by AshokaU, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs.

 

The official judgement by the Government’s review states:

“Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.”

“It is of the highest quality found in the UK.”

 

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COURSEWORK STAGE: 

Modules of Study:

  • Unit 1: Strategic Planning:This unit provides a comprehensive and in-depth  understanding of strategy, what drives strategy and why a company need to use ‘differentiation’ as the fundamental strategy. The learner will understand the process of developing a strategic plan together with relevant tools and techniques. The connectivity between innovation and strategy is illustrated with many case studies.

  • Unit 2: Managing Innovation and Creativity:Focuses on the significance of creating a company-wide innovation culture and what a company needs to do to establish an innovation pipeline to achieve a sustainable competitive edge. Discusses in depth Principles and Models of Innovation, Dimensions of Innovation, Innovation Strategies, KPIs, Barriers to Innovation and Barriers to Innovation amongst many other topics.

  • Unit 3: Strategic Management and Leadership Skills: Provides insights into the critical linkage between strategic management, leadership and the role of leadership in creating strategic direction and alignment.

  • Unit 4: Innovation and Strategic Change Management: Enables learners to develop the skills of leading and effecting ‘change’ in order to achieve strategic redirection and innovation.

  • Unit 5: Strategic Marketing and Innovation:Provides the connectivity between corporate strategy and strategic marketing. Enables learners to realize how innovation could be the primary driver of marketing success.

  • Unit 6: Innovation and Strategic Human Resource Management:Enables the learner to understand how strategic human resource management supports innovation by creating a culture conducive for creative thinking, learning and employee engagement.

  • Unit 7: Strategic Quality and Systems Management: Provides insights for learners to understand the importance of quality, quality systems management and developing ‘quality’ as a strategy to facilitate innovation, sustainability and competitive advantage.

  • Unit 8: Strategic Supply Chain Management & Logistics:On the importance of supply chain and logistics management and its relevance to strategic success. The learners will gain insights into innovations in supply chain processes and logistics operations. 

  • Unit 9: Corporate Communication Strategies: On the critical role of corporate communications and its impact on creating ‘positive branding’ in all frontiers of stakeholders. Learning will include insights into innovative internal and external communication tools used by organisations in different sectors.

  • Unit 10:Managing Financial Principles and Techniques: Provides learners the skills to apply financial principles relevant to strategic management in an organisational context, including forecasting, capital appraisal, budgeting, financial appraisal and analysis.

  • Unit 11: Professional Development for Strategic Managers :Facilitates the learner to develop competencies required to function effectively at senior management level in establishing strategic direction and a culture of innovation.

 

Research Stage

  • The Entrepreneurship Report

On successful completion of the module students will be able to,

  1. Analyse the critical debates about the role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the delivery of business innovation.
  2. Evaluate the management efficacy of alternative approaches and tools to identifying, selecting and managing emerging opportunities.
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the cultural, tactical and strategic challenges and issues involved in developing a sustainable New Venture.
  4. Apply a critical- enterprising mindset and elements of entrepreneurial ‘best practice’ to the task of creating a New Venture proposal.
  5. Provide a comprehensively researched and detailed analysis of emerging opportunities within a specific business sector and show an awareness of the contrasting influences.
  6. Write a ‘commercial standard’ business plan, justifying a New Venture proposal.
  • Critical Issues in Business

On successful completion of the module, participants will be able to,

  1. Critically explain the value and importance of an integrated perspective to organizational leadership.
  2. Apply a range of analytical models and conceptual tools and techniques in the analysis of organizations.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge applied to practical situations of business management.
  4. Engage in critical, developmental reflection about personal and professional knowledge.
  5. Create a personal action plan.
  6. Develop a comprehensive literature review on critical issues and those impact on organizational performances
  • International Business Negotiation

On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the principles and techniques of ethical negotiation and distributive justice.
  2. Critically apply the theories of negotiation, signaling, argumentation and real options.
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of how negotiation style and practice varies across cultures and contexts.
  4. Identify and able to selectively apply the key negotiation styles, ploys and techniques.
  5. Understand and apply the principles of argumentation to different and contrasting negotiation situations.
  6. To critically analyse negotiation standpoints, styles and situation.
  • Business Research Project

On successful completion of the module, participants will be able to,

  1. Identify, understand and deploy various research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, in order to conduct research into a range of management problems and issues applying specific set of ethical considerations
  2. Critically examine and articulate the importance of the varying philosophical positions that influence management research and the researcher.
  3. Identify and apply the key data triangulation techniques required to analyse business case problems, plans and issues.
  4. Demonstrate and enact the chief ethical considerations that impact management research.
  5. Apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research techniques to management problems and issues.
  6. Use appropriate software such as SPSS and Nvivo to analyse quantitative and qualitative data.
  7. Source, identify and critically review primary and secondary data material.

 

DURATION : 15 months


ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS:

- Bachelor's Degree / Professional Qualification / HND OR

- Pearson Assured Managerial Diploma (HRMI) OR

- 5 years experience in Managerial / Executive Capacity OR

- 10 years as a Commissioned Officer in SL Army / Navy / Air Force /

- Any other Qualification deemed equivalent to the above

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE & COMMENCEMENT- 2 Schedules are available

Schedule 1: 

Schedule: Month 1 to 6 : Alternate Weekends : Saturday & Sunday from 8.45 am to 4.30pm & 
               Month 7 to 15: Every 3 weeks: Saturday & Sunday from 8.45 am to 4.30 pm

Commencement : 11th January 2020 


Schedule 2: 
 

Schedule: Month 1 to 6 : Every Sunday: from 8.45 am to 4.30 pm &
               Month 7 to 15 : Every 3 weeks: Saturday & Sunday from 8.45 am to 4.30 pm

Commencement : 11th January 2020 


FEES: 

Registration Fee: Rs.25,000 

Standard Course Fee: Rs. 675,000

Payment Plan : Initial Payment: Rs. 150,000 + 14 monthly Installments of Rs. 37,500 each 

SCHOLARSHIP OFFER 

Partial Scholarships are offered for candidates with following qualifications:

- A Bachelor’s Degree (any discipline) with a minimum of a 2nd Class Upper Division

- Strategic Level of CIMA (UK) or Equivalent*

Scholarship Fees: Rs. 550,000

Payment Plan : Initial Payment: Rs. 150,000 + 10 monthly Installments of Rs. 40,000 each 

Apply before 24th December 2019 with complete CV and copies of certificates and transcripts. Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

*EXEMPTIONS FROM COURSEWORK : Seven out of Eleven modules are exempted for candidates with CIMA Strategic Level or equivalent

Duration : 12 months 

Units of Study : 

- Strategic Management and Leadership Skills (Coursework Stage)

- Managing Innovation and Creativity (Coursework Stage)

- Innovation and Strategic Human Resource Management (Coursework Stage)

- Strategic Supply Chain Management & Logistics (Coursework Stage)

- The Entrepreneurship Report (Research Stage)

- Critical Issues in Business (Research Stage)

- International Business Negotiation (Research Stage)

- Business Research Project (Research Stage)

 

         60 months monthly repayment facility available through NDB Bank. 
         For details call Mr. Devapriya De Silva, Manager - NDB Nugegoda Branch - 077 3457421 

 

INFORMATION: Call 077 2204101 / 071 2724425

 

Special Offer for Corporate Sector:  3 Candidates from the same organisation for the same programme; same intake; 5% off from the course fee

 

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