You will be taught by academics who have international research and teaching expertise, as well as practical experience in their respective fields of business and management, with each module led by a team of subject specialists. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance to enable you to make the most of your studies.
We have tailored our programme to give you the flexibility to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, while ensuring that you meet the learning and progression requirements.
Each module takes 6 months and each week you will have either a two-hour online lecture or a one-hour seminar. Online teaching takes place via our Leicester learning environment, which also houses your learning materials. All of your online lectures and seminars will be supported by two hours of discussion with your tutors and peers in an online forum. Live seminars are undertaken in small study groups and scheduled so that they are convenient for different time zones.
Each core module and the MBA Project includes a residential workshop. During your course you must attend at least one residential workshop which you can attend at any of our Global Centres. The two-day workshops take place in February and August each year. Alongside these workshops you will have the opportunity to attend a week-long Leicester Masterclass, held at the University of Leicester in late August/early September. The residential workshops and the Leicester Masterclass form a valuable part of your learning and allow you to benefit from invaluable face-to-face interaction and networking with your tutors and fellow students.
Your three core modules are assessed by both a mid-term examination and an individual assignment, submitted at the end of your module. Your option module is assessed by an individual assignment and a group assignment. Your three examinations can be undertaken at our two examination centres in the UK (Leicester and London) or at one of our overseas examinations centres.
Online learning is an important feature of this course, therefore it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.
As a distance learning student, you will have access to the University Library's electronic service, the Leicester Digital Library, which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books.
If you live close to Leicester you can, of course, visit the Library in person. For UK-based students who wish to use other libraries, we can issue you with a card which allows you to do so. This is a national scheme which allows distance learning students to borrow material from up to three other participating libraries.