Master of Business Administration

The one-year programme equips the learners to become resilient, sustainable organizational trail blazers by obtaining UK-recognized qualifications from Plymouth Marjon University and Diploma from Scottish Qualification Authority. 

Program Overview

The Plymouth MBA program allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of strategic management and leadership in the workplace. It offers an opportunity to develop skills for strategic thinking and analysis, leadership, communication, teamwork, and cross-functional integration. The program also critically reviews sustainability challenges and opportunities for organizations in a global context.

Through this program, learners will gain knowledge and skills in leadership, change management, management accounting, finance, and people management. It is designed to help you gain additional skills in consulting, entrepreneurship, decision-making, and design and research management of business tasks, also focuses on research methods to demonstrate learners’ ability to investigate issues of their own choice over a significant period.

The program is aimed at professionals with backgrounds in engineering, law, business, humanities, education, and general administration, emphasising obtaining a UK MBA from a prestigious university. The PMU MBA offers a myriad of opportunities. Learners can continue their current work-life and are getting a unique opportunity to grow in their organisation while they are learning new skills in the MBA. The PMU MBA expands your global horizons and provides the essential foundation to fast-track change in your career. Finally, you can extend your network across cultures and countries. During the MBA, you get the chance to attend lectures by industry and academic talents to try out management and strategy concepts developed by industry experts.

The program also offers an opportunity for triple certification. The importance of getting triple certification ensures that the MBA program is of the highest quality and internationally recognized. 

The triple qualification package combines

  • A postgraduate Level 7 Diploma in Business Management from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the UK
  • An MBA from Plymouth Marjon University, UK 
  • A Certified Manager certification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
Course Duration​

12 Months

Awarding Body
Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK Chartered Management Institute, UK Plymouth Marjon University, UK
Study Mode

Lectures will be delivered through Learning Management System (LMS), an online integrated software used for creating, delivering, tracking, and reporting educational courses and outcomes.

Remote Learning:

You can participate in classes from anywhere in the world, provided you have a computer and internet connection.

Hybrid Learning: 

Hybrid learning takes a comprehensive approach to combining the best parts of face-to-face and online learning to create the ideal learning experience, where it is most convenient for the learners.

Master of Business Administartion

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    Master of Business Administration: This pathway is designed for learners who intend to specialize in Business Administration. 

    Guided Learning Hours 40 Hours
    Level of Study SCQF (Level-11)
    Unit Code HX40 04
    Credits (SCQF) 20 UK Credits
    Assessment Criteria Coursework includes assignment
    This module explores knowledge and understanding of contemporary theories and their applications in the research field of international marketing and management and nurtures originality in developing, applying, and implementing ideas in the areas of international management and international marketing. Learning Outcomes
    • Analyse the changing business environment(s) globally and how they pose challenges to marketing management functions in organizations.
    • Develop marketing plans with the application of appropriate marketing models, tools, and techniques.
    • Evaluate the processes involved in brand management and how they influence consumer behavior.
    • Decide how to launch new products/services in a dynamic global marketplace.
    Guided Learning Hours40 Hours
    Level of StudySCQF (Level-11)
    Unit CodeHX41 04
    Credits (SCQF)20 UK Credits
    Assessment CriteriaCoursework includes assignment

    This module is designed to help students understand and evaluate various aspects of strategic management in a global context. The module also serves as an opportunity to develop skills for strategic thinking and analysis, leadership, communication, teamwork, and cross-functional integration. Students should be able to synthesize information to make strategic decisions and actions demonstrating awareness of complexity, risk and uncertainty in a dynamic business environment.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Critically evaluate the relationship between strategy, stakeholder expectations and organizational performance.
    • Evaluate the impact of current and emerging Economic, Political and Cultural factors on the strategic management of an organization.
    • Formulate innovative business strategies designed to contribute to the success of an organization.
    • Critically assess different leadership styles in developing corporate values, social responsibilities and managing strategic change.
    Guided Learning Hours40 Hours
    Level of StudySCQF (Level-11)
    Unit CodeJ4YM 04
    Credits (SCQF)20 UK Credits
    Assessment CriteriaCoursework includes assignment

    The goal of studying strategic change management is to acquire an in-depth knowledge about the factors that cause change, the nature and perspectives of organizational change, reactions and resistance to change, overcoming resistance to change and the impact of leadership and human behaviour on change management. In addition to these, theories and models of change management and stakeholder management will be explained in detail. By the end of this course, students will know the basics of strategic change management and its factors. In addition, students will also be able to manage organizational change by monitoring and evaluating the change process.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Critically analyze the nature and context of change in organizations.
    • Explore the issues and challenges during change management in organizations.
    • Critically review the impact of leadership and human behaviour on change   management
    Guided Learning Hours40 Hours
    Level of StudySCQF (Level-10)
    Unit CodeHX42 04
    Credits (SCQF)20 UK Credits
    Assessment CriteriaCoursework includes assignment

    This module aims to provide next generation leaders with a level of practical understanding that can be used in the workplace by covering a range of key areas in financial accounting, management accounting and finance in general. The module covers analysis and interpretation of financial statements of contemporary firms, cost classification, investment appraisal and budgeting affecting the financial behavior of an organization.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Critically analyze financial accounting principles to measure bottom line impact and develop competitive strategies.
    • Critique the relevance and significance of budgeting process, techniques and methods in driving organizational performance.
    • Evaluate financial statements and business performance using ratio analysis.
    • Evaluate investment appraisal techniques to support decision-making
    Guided Learning Hours40 Hours
    Level of StudySCQF (Level-11)
    Unit CodeHX3Y 04
    Credits (SCQF)20 UK Credits
    Assessment CriteriaCoursework includes assignment

    Organizations within modern day business are required to redesign their strategies and policies to be aligned with a sustainability agenda. Corporate social awareness is now being seen as a way to address economic, social and ecological issues from a sustainability standpoint, expanding the traditional reach of CSR. Sustainability awareness creates an environment for a more innovative organization and supply chains, with emphasis on biodiversity and closed-loop supply strategies. The module will critically review sustainability challenges and opportunities for organizations globally.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Appraise the multiple dimensions of sustainability for businesses in the context of global challenges.
    • Critically review, evaluate, and develop sustainability strategies of organizations.
    • Critically analyze the strategic alignment of the business functions to sustainability.
    • Critically analyze an organization’s global sustainability and your contribution to the impact on global sustainability
    Guided Learning Hours40 Hours
    Level of StudySCQF (Level-7)
    Unit CodeHX3Y 04
    Credits (SCQF)20 UK Credits
    Assessment CriteriaCoursework includes assignment

    The purpose of this module is to discuss and explain the role of strategic HRM and leadership practices in an organization and their influence on the overall performance and competence of the organization.This module is designed to develop an understanding about the contemporary practices of strategic human resource management and the paradigm shift in the approaches and methods related to various functions of HRM like strategic recruitment and selection, strategic leadership, strategic performance management and employee development to name a few. It also highlights the role and significance of leadership styles and practices during the planning and implementation of change in the organization. Upon successfully completing the module, the participants will be able to have comprehensive knowledge about the wider business context in which the manager has to lead, perform, and make effective decisions.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Critically analyze the significance of Strategic Human Resources Management and its changing landscape in organizations.
    • Critically discuss the impact of Human Resources Management activities on organizational Performance.
    • Evaluate various leadership styles and practices in organizations
    • Plan how to implement change in an organization.

    Research Methods is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to investigate issues of their own choice over a significant period. Essentially this is an individual effort, but it is carried out with the guidance and advice of a supervisor. Research is a creative and investigative process that only learners can develop in totality.

    • Clarifying the terms of the research.
    • Suggesting areas of reading. 
    • Reviewing the proposed methodology. 
    • Establishing a timetable for the research which also includes initial dates for further meetings between the student and supervisor.
    • Advising the student about appropriate standards and conventions concerning the assessment.
    • Providing means of contact in addition to tutorial

    Learning Outcomes

    Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties

    Recorded session for offline viewing

    World-class curriculum by eminent faculty

    Regular webinars by industry leaders

    Assignments for module assessments

    Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere

    Online library to further enhance your knowledge

    Dissertation on your area of research work

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      Dr. Mark Anthony S. Naval

      Faculty in Education
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      Dr. Noor un Nisa Shahani

      Dr. Noor un Nisa Shahani
      Dr. Noor holds the degree of PhD in Commerce (Management Sciences) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. Her research interest includes Organizational Behavior, Business Creativity, HR Practices and General Management. She has 10 years of teaching experience at University Level. She also holds a high reputation due to her extraordinary contribution in Research and got award for outstanding research contribution in 2021 by Bath Spa University, UAE. As a trainer Dr. Noor has conducted professional trainings on Research methods Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. Where she has had the opportunity to train, interact and learn from highly qualified faculty. She has around 30 national and International research publications.
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      Shahid Wani

      Senior Faculty
      Shahid Wani
      Shahid holds 8 years of experience in Business and Finance, both industrial and academic. For the first 3 years of his working career, he worked for the British Civil Service in the financial domain. He has also been an active volunteer for an NGO in India, specifically working on social issues like women's empowerment, child education, child labour, and dowry. Shahid started his teaching career as a lecturer in India and has accomplished himself as a valuable faculty in various domains of business management, especially in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Risk, and Banking. He is also well equipped and experienced in business areas like HR, Supply Chain, Operations, sustainability, and so on. Besides he is also an established Trainer with years of experience in the Education & Corporate sector in the UAE & India. He earned his Master’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. Currently, he is pursuing his certification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) body, UK. He is also a successful diploma holder in the areas of Leadership and Conflict Management. Being a sports enthusiast, Shahid is a State level cricket player and has played across many states in India and local clubs in the United Kingdom. He has won many certifications and awards in various other sports including basketball and hockey.
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      Salma Yehia

      Salma Yehia
      Salma Yehia is a lecturer and research analyst in the areas of Marketing and Business Studies with extensive 7-year experience in academia. She started her teaching career as a lecturer in Egypt at the German University in Cairo (GUC) and has proved herself as a valuable faculty in various domains especially Marketing and Strategic Management. She is also experienced in other business studies as Human Resource Management, International Business, Strategic Leadership, and Business Sustainability. Alongside Salma has professional research experience and has excelled as a Research Assistant on numerous fieldwork research projects in Egypt, Germany, and UAE. Salma holds an MSc in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from the GUC. And is currently pursuing her PhD degree at Phillips-University in Marburg; with a thesis titled “The effect of living in a sustainable city on sustainable consumption: a comparative analysis between Germany and UAE”. Her research interests lie in the areas of international marketing, sustainability, consumer psychology, and corporate social responsibility. She has published and presented proceedings at international conferences in Egypt, Germany, and Turkey. In addition to academia, Salma practices Pilates and is passionate about travelling, exploring new destinations, and experiencing diversified cultures.
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      Dr. Rekha Shewakramani

      Dr. Rekha Shewakramani
      Dr Rekha Shewakramani has a Doctorate in Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on organizational behaviour which associates with a performance at work and contentment in an organization. Rekha has been awarded various accolades in the field of research and management in human resources. Her key achievement was to receive the title of the researcher of the year in 2019 for her presentations and publications in the research field. Rekha started her teaching career in UAE in the year 2020 and has successfully trained various professionals for the certification and courses that have accreditation from the UK. Her hands-on experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in India is now serving as an encouragement to serve and train professionals about the practices of management across different nations. She has recently become an Associate member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK) in the year 2022. Being a gold medallist in Master of Business Administration, her research work has been chosen and published in some of the UGC Listed Journals in India. She has always been a part of the education industry by serving as a counsellor, trainer, and research fellow which has helped her in attaining the confidence in developing content and imparting knowledge using a combination of practical and theoretical tools.
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      Maria Monica

      Faculty and Course Leader
      Maria Monica
      Maria is an academician with over seven years of teaching experience for Postgraduate and Undergraduate programs. Areas of expertise and research interests include the field of accounting, finance, taxation, banking & education. Published several articles in national and international journals. She is currently pursuing her PhD. Other Qualifications - M. Com (Accounting & Taxation), B. Com (Finance), PGDBI (Banking & Insurance), B.Ed. (Pedagogy Commerce) and UGC NET.
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      Rajashree K.N

      Senior Faculty and Course Leader
      Rajashree K.N
      Rajshree’s qualification entails MBA in Human Resources, Bachelor's in Science, and BA in Arts. Prior to her 8-year stint in education, she had the privilege to work as human resource personnel in organizations like GE, Nissan, Fullerton India, and Standard Chartered Bank for a span of 8 years.
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      Dean – Academic and Student Affairs
      Dr. Vivek Mohan
      Dr Vivek is an award-winning researcher with several years of experience leading the design, delivery and digital transformation of programs in higher education in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He had previously taken up Faculty and Researcher positions at Sheffield Business School, UK, and Leeds Business School, UK. His corporate training and consulting portfolio includes firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Cricket Council, WJ Ground Water and Petrofac. Dr Vivek holds a PhD in Business Management and an MSc in International Business from the UK and is certified in education design for higher education from Sydney (UNSW), blockchain essentials (UCLA), blended learning essentials from the UK (UCL-Leeds), and in Project Management from CMI, UK. He is also a certified member of the British Academy of Management and served as the editorial board member of the International Journal of Family Business and Management in the US. He is also a sports enthusiast and plays competitive badminton and basketball.

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      Assignment and Assessment

      Plymouth-Exeed College follows an assignment-based assessment approach, and the student needs to submit an assignment after each module.

      Entry Requirements

      Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University
      • Mature Entry Route based on work experience (minimum 8 yrs of professional work experience)

      Documents Needed

      • Duly filled application form
      • Academic documents (Diploma and Bachelor’s degree with transcripts)d Bachelor degree with transcripts)
      • Resume
      • A copy of your passport
      • A photograph
      • Statement of purpose
      • Experience/Employment letter

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        Plymouth Marjon University, UK, has been ranked the top university in England for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2023.

        It is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK.

        Ministry of Education attestation is only given to the universities which have the physical campus in the respective country. And so, the universities which do not have a campus are attested through MoFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

        Note: The Ministry accreditation/attestation policies are subjected to change upon which the university holds no control.

        The certificate will be attested by the MOFA UAE and will have UK Apostille attestation.

        SQA is an OFQUAL regulated accrediting body which accredits the qualifications as per the UK education standards. This accreditation is recognized in the UK and internationally for all the organizations

        The Extended Diploma course content is from Cambridge International Qualification (CIQ), which is accredited by SQA and so the certificate will have both the logos.

        SCQF Level-11 is equal to UK Level-7. Both extended Diploma and MBA fall under Level-7 as per UK as well as International Education System.

        The “Letter of Concentration” will be provided by the University stating the topic of Research, which will be regarded as the specialization/majors done in the MBA.

        The specialisation mentioned is MBA General program. Also, UK universities mostly offer MBA in General Management and with the “Letter of Concentration” it will be regarded as specialization/majors done in MBA.

        There will be a free graduation ceremony for our students which covers the basic charges such as the ceremony, gala dinner, etc. The expenses such as visa, airfare, travel, food, accommodation is to be arranged by the students as per their preference. The course administrator will assist you with the arrangements to attend the Graduation ceremony.

        The Part-B can be done directly from the university on-site which has double the charges than what we offer for the course online. Also, the duration of doing the course directly onsite from the university is more than that of online.

        No, the certificate will not mention anything as ‘online’ or ‘distance learning’, which is an added advantage when it comes to certificate evaluation.

        Yes, the Doctorate can be done from any other University or UK University after completing this program.

        There are 4 intakes in a year for Part-B in the months of January, April, July, and October. In whichever month Part-A is completed, you will be enrolled with the subsequent intake for Part-B.