Anglia Ruskin University

Master of Business Administration(MBA) in Educational Leadership and Management

Course Title

MBA in Educational Leadership and Management

Study Method

Distance Learning

Awarded & Delivered By

Anglia Ruskin University

Course Type

Top-Up

Start Date

September / January / May

Course Duration

12 months

Ranked 38 in the UK

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

301–350 th World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Awarded Silver Rating in 2017

Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF)

Progression Pathway

Stage 1

Level 7 Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management Provided by Qualifi

Stage 2

MBA Top-Up Provided by Anglia Ruskin University

Requmirements

• Level 6 Qualification or;
• First Degree or;
• Two years managerial work experience (evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
• A good command of English
Your existing educational qualifications and work experience will be directly taken into account, allowing for module exemptions whenever possible.
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Level 7 Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management Provided by Qualifi

Mandatory Units
You must take all six of the following:

Mandatory Units

Unit

Reference

Mandatory Units

Level

TQT

Credit

GLH

T/618/3135

Leadership Qualities and Practice in Education

7

200

20

100

A/618/3136

Contemporary Issues in Education: Theory, Policy and Practice

7

200

20

100

F/618/3137

Managing Change in an Educational Context

7

200

20

100

J/618/3138

Pedagogy and Practice in Education

7

200

20

100

L/618/3139

Leading Reflective Practice in Education

7

200

20

100

F/618/3140

Research Methods in Education

7

200

20

100

The overall structure of the course is based on eight units that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Six units are mandatory with learners being able to choose two optional units from four. Each unit has the equivalency of 15 credits.

Learners will be invited to attend lectures and workshops that will introduce the subject matter. Learners must complete all units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the Diploma can be issued.

Formative assessments (weighted at 0%) may be used in lectures or tutorials to check knowledge and understanding of specific topics and subject areas.

Units require reflective exam sets and/or summative assessments for marking.

MBA Top-Up Provided by Anglia Ruskin University

Course Content

QUALIFI has exemptions for learners to progress to a number of universities to complete a master’s degree. This generally requires completion of a dissertation only.

The pathways are an indication of a learner’s progress towards a university degree and are based on the university’s review of QUALIFI’s learning programmes and outcomes. Further information is available here

• Developing Effective Management Systems
This module will enable students to engage in a process of critical evaluation and analysis to focus upon systems for managing information, relationships including staff and stakeholders, communication and reporting. Ensuring knowledge is managed effectively in order to provide comprehensive information that will facilitate efficient leadership and management in relation to staff, stakeholders, finance, facilities and measures for dealing with wider policy issues. This module encourages students to focus on internal and external systems in order to engage in a meaning review of their own organisation whilst drilling down to evaluate procedural systems and the effectiveness of information management. The module will concentrate on programme rather than project management and students will not only review and evaluate their own systems and processes, but also engage in wider research by comparing and contrasting management systems across other organisations; either from education, associated disciplines such as health or social care or from industry.

• Dissertation (Major Project)
The Major Project is central to the Masters award and enables you to demonstrate your ability to synthesise learning from previous modules. You will use this learning as the basis for planning, conducting and writing up a research or work-based project. This is the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to raise significant and meaningful questions in relation to your chosen topic and a critical understanding of research methods and their relationship to knowledge. You will also be in a position to develop solutions to ethical dilemmas likely to arise in your research or professional practice and to expand existing knowledge to contribute to the development of best practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the MBA program different from the regular master program (MSc or MA)?
Similar to the Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Arts (MA) degree programs, the MBA is an equivalent study path for graduate students. The degree is only open to applicants who have completed the first round of university studies (obtained a bachelor's degree) or received equivalent training. But unlike MA or MSc courses, MBA focuses on the practical part of training, in parallel with actual business experience, which usually includes actual decision-making for the real business environment and management projects implemented in the real market.
 
Hong Kong MBA programs are identical to those in the UK?
Sure. The MBA degree and certificate are the same regardless of where a student studies. Transcripts will not show if a course was taken in Hong Kong or the UK. Some schools allow students to attend the graduation ceremony on the UK campus.
How is the MBA program taught?
Business management courses will be taught by Qualifi and university professors, and will also be evaluated in various forms such as essays, research reports, speeches, group work, and practice reports.
In order to be admitted to a UK university, what level of education do I need?
Students need to have UK QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Level 4 and Level 5 diplomas before they can apply for a British university degree. Students need to have the equivalent of a British undergraduate degree, or the British QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Level 6 postgraduate diploma in order to apply for a British university master's program. For the adult student (Mature Student) pathway, students need to have two years or more of work experience before they can apply for a master's program at a British university. (It will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
What academic qualification documents do I need to provide?
You need to give us a copy of the official transcripts of your previous university before you can make an admission assessment. For the mature student route, students may need to submit a resume and reference letter according to university requirements. (It will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
Who should write my work certificate/reference letter?
For assistance with your application, you can ask your current employer, company colleague, or business colleague to write a recommendation letter for you. There are differences in how universities handle the application process, but some business schools utilize standardized recommendation forms. In general, the recommender will submit the letter directly to the admissions office.
A MBA can enhance your career prospects in what ways?
Applying for the Master of Business Administration is to gain practical business knowledge and is a very good sign to inform your employer that you are ready for new challenges and management positions. Generally speaking, the salary of graduates of our recommended MBA program has increased by more than 20%.
Are online courses taken in UK time?
No, most classes will provide video clips. As long as you review the class fragments and submit your homework on time when you have free time, you can meet the attendance and assessment requirements.
Do courses and assignments require specific computer hardware?
It is recommended that students prepare a Windows computer prior to the start of the course in order to ensure the learning process runs as smoothly as possible. Some coursework requires certain software that only runs on Windows computers, which does not work with Mac computers or smartphones running iOS.