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Course details

Subject area

Business

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Study mode(s)

Full time (1 year) Part time (2 years)

Course overview

Prepare for a successful career in business and management with an MBA from Leeds Trinity University.

You’ll learn from research-active academics with extensive industry experience in a range of international business contexts. They’ll work with you to develop your understanding and knowledge of the key components of business – from strategy, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, to international business.

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Financial support

You may be eligible for a scholarship or discount to help fund your postgraduate studies.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

For Academic Year 2020/21, your programme will be delivered in a blended format. This means some of your classes will be timetabled and taught face-to-face in one of our teaching spaces but subject to carefully developed distancing and health and safety measures. The rest of your programme will be delivered online using virtual classrooms in Microsoft Teams, Moodle and other digital learning materials. In the event of further lockdown measures, all of your classes will be run online.

About this course

Our research-academics' approach to learning and teaching is grounded in the most recent research and scholarship related to core business management and administration specialisms. They’ll help you develop strong analytical skills, the ability to address complex business problems and implement appropriate solutions.

We keep our class sizes small so we can give you the personal support you need to flourish – whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced business professional. You’ll also work closely with employers on two management consultancy projects, which will give you the chance to make employer connections and build your business portfolio.

This is a UK-based degree with a global perspective, drawing on a range of case studies, research and theory from across the world. You’ll explore a range of international perspectives, ensuring you graduate with the relevant skills to succeed in today’s global economy. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed:

  • advanced knowledge of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate
  • your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice
  • a wide array of professional skills that will enhance your employability, such as communication/presentation, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, analysis and decision-making
  • lifelong learning skills that will enable you to work with self-direction and originality to contribute to business and society at large

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Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

The Leadership and Professional Development module will support your strategic career planning and the development of your management and leadership capabilities.

The other core modules in semesters one and two (Financial Strategy and Business Operations, Strategic Marketing and Planning, Operations and Global Supply Chain Management, Corporate and International Strategy) integrate a range of business subjects to give you a holistic view on complex real-life business issues at strategic and operational levels.

You’ll complete two individual research modules: Management Consultancy Project 1 and 2. You’ll be supported by specialists from our myFuture team in negotiating access to a suitable business to conduct research as a management consultant. You’ll have the chance to produce business recommendations, develop client management skills, and apply and test your theoretical understanding of management disciplines in a real-life application. You’ll also investigate and resolve practical business issues by using robust and academically grounded research methodologies.

The Management Consultancy Project modules also aim to build your in-depth knowledge and understanding in one of five core subject areas:

  • External Environment
  • People and Organisations
  • Key Functional Specialism
  • Customer Orientation
  • Strategy

You can align the project with your particular area of interest.

The option modules, Innovation, Change and Enterprise, Human Resources Management and Project Management, will allow you to specialise further.

Course structure: full-time, one year

SemesterModulesTime commitments
Semester One (10 weeks - 1 day per week,
normally Thursday)

Leadership and Professional Development

3 days of scheduled teaching (9.00am to 6.00pm) normally Tuesday
Semester One (10 weeks - 1 day per week, normally Thursday)

Financial Strategy and Business Operations

Operations and Global Supply Chain Management

10 X 2.5 hours (for each module)
Semester Two (10 weeks - 1 day per week 9.00am to 6.00pm, normally Thursday)

Strategic Marketing and Planning

Corporate and International Strategy

Management Consultancy Project 1

10 X 2.5 hours (for each module)
Summer

Core:

Management Consultancy Project 2

Off-campus, contact hours as agreed with supervisor, May to September
 

Option modules:

Innovation, Change and Enterprise

Human Resources Management

Project Management

3-day teaching block/ 3 x 8 hours, usually 9.00am to 6.00pm in May and June

Course structure: part-time, two years

Year one

SemesterModulesTime commitments
Semester One (10 weeks - 1 day per week,
normally Thursday)

Leadership and Professional Development

3 days of scheduled teaching (9.00am to 6.00pm) normally Tuesday
Semester Two (10 weeks - 1 day per week 9.00am to 6.00pm, normally Thursday)

Strategic Marketing and Planning

Corporate and International Strategy

10 X 2.5 hours (for each module)
Summer

Options:

Innovation, Change and  Enterprise

Human Resources Management

Project Management

3-day teaching block/ 3 x 8 hours, usually 9.00am to 6.00pm in May and June

Year two

SemesterModulesTime commitments
Semester One (10 weeks - 1 day per week,
normally Thursday)

Financial Strategy and  Business Operations

Operations and Global Supply
Chain Management

10 X 2.5 hours (for each module)
Semester Two (10 weeks - 1 day per week 9.00am to 6.00pm, normally Thursday)

Management Consultancy Project 1

10 X 2.5 hours
Summer

Management Consultancy
Project 2

Off-campus, contact hours as agreed with supervisor, May to September

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

An honours degree (minimum 2:2) in any discipline.

Alternatively, we will consider applicants with below degree-level qualifications with appropriate employment/professional experience.

If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

For information about our tuition fees please visit our Student Fees and Finance pages.

If you studied your undergraduate degree at Leeds Trinity University, you are eligible for a discount of up to 50% on the cost of your MA tuition fees.

International Students:

Visit our web page for international students.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

Download the application form below.

Return the completed form to our admissions team:

admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk 

Admissions Team
Leeds Trinity University
Horsforth
Leeds
LS18 5HD

What happens next?

They will acknowledge receipt of your application by email, process it, and forward to the relevant Programme Leader within three days.

The programme leader will either make a decision based on your application or invite you to attend an interview day.

If you're selected for an interview, you'll be contacted with details within ten days of your application being processed.

The admissions team will notify you of your interview outcome in writing within five working days of receiving a decision from the Programme Leader.

Made an offer?

You should accept or decline your offer by emailing admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

If you accept, you'll need to prove you satisfy the conditions outlined in your offer letter.

This will usually be by presenting the relevant supporting documentation in person to the student administration office (AM36) on campus.

Download Taught Postgraduate Application Form docx (103.3 KB)

Make connections with the Leeds Trinity Business Network

Leeds Trinity University is home to the Leeds Trinity Business Network: a thriving, informal and free network of over 3000 businesses. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of the network and make connections, raise your profile, and expand your knowledge to grow  your own business.

The network runs bi-monthly events that attract hundreds of businesses. Each event is themed to support business growth and provides businesses with a ‘take away’ from each meeting, such as how to use big data effectively, social media insights and word of mouth marketing.

A reputation for excellence in Business

We’re a small university with a big reputation for business. Whether you study the MBA or MA, you’ll learn from the same lecturers who have contributed to our outstanding reputation for Business at an undergraduate-level.

Our undergraduate Business courses feature highly in the UK’s most prestigious league tables. We are ranked 1st out of 119 UK universities for satisfaction with teaching, and 3rd for overall student satisfaction according to The Guardian University Guide 2020.