School
Business
Start date(s)
September 2024 January 2025
Study Mode
Full-time (1 year)
Full-time (16 months)
Full-time (2 years) with Placement
Full-time (28 months) with Placement
Part-time (2 years)
Location
Leeds City Campus

Course overview

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

Based on three themes: Radical Resilience, Creative Connectivity and Dynamic Discovery, the Leeds Trinity MBA programme has been designed to enhance your professional development. You will be encouraged to enhance your skills and capabilities relating to resilience within yourself, the workplace and your impact on the world. You will learn new ways of connecting with people, and businesses, beyond your current networks and existing technologies. The final theme embraces the concept of 'lifelong learning' through self-discovery, competency-based learning and the transferability of skills, knowledge and connections to prepare you to lead future business disruption and innovation.

You can choose from five study modes:

Full-time, 1 year (September start)

Full-time, 16 months (January start)*

Full-time, 2 years with Placement year (September start)*

Full-time, 28 months with Placement year (January start)*

Part-time, 2 years (September start)

* These study modes are subject to validation and the applications are not yet open. 

The Student Contract

About this course

During your MBA programme, you will be introduced to a variety of leadership, management and organisational theories, concepts and professional practices. You will study a number of modules including Organisations and Management, Managing Operations and Processes, Strategic Financial Management, Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise and Business and Sustainability.

Our teaching is research-informed, and the business world examples we use on the programme are contemporary, authentic and relevant. The course is taught through a 'block teaching' mode, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in the subject matter. Additional masterclasses, bespoke one-to-one assessment surgeries and multiple opportunities for networking with our Leeds Trinity students, staff and Leeds Trinity business networks, bring an added element to your learning. 

Every module is taught 3 x 7 hour days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) in the first week. You will then undertake seven hours on the following two Wednesdays which will be ‘MBA PLUS’ (Professional Learning and University Scholarship). This is a timetabled programme of events such as Masterclasses, networking and assessment surgeries.

The full-time Professional Placement option offers you the chance to enhance your qualification by spending a year completing an industry placement or engaging with a research project at the University. Although we cannot guarantee placements for students, we will provide you with practical support and advice on how to find and secure your placement.

Why study with us

  • Learn from research active lecturers with extensive industry experience, who have contributed to our reputation for excellence in teaching Business programmes.
  • Be prepared for a career in business and management from our business experts. Our experienced lecturers have held senior business, management and marketing positions in businesses and enterprises across the world.
  • Make connections with the Leeds Trinity Business Network. You’ll have the opportunity to raise your profile, make connections, expand your knowledge and grow your own business.
  • There are various start dates to suit you. Please refer to the course structure tables below for more information.
  • Choose to study the MBA with a Professional Placement and you will acquire experience in the workplace relevant to your future career, giving you a distinct advantage over other graduates.

Course Modules

You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Core modules

You will study the following modules throughout your degree. View the Course Structure tables below regarding the different start dates.

Organisations and Management

This module explores the nature and complexity of organisations and introduces the functional specialisms of people management. The development of management theory is explored, which will encourage you to contrast Taylorism/Fordism and Human Relations approaches as groundwork for future studies. The challenges of organisational behaviour will be covered through class-based exercises on topics such as leadership, motivation, group formation, behaviour and managing change.

Managing Operations and Processes

The core aspects of operations and processes that organisations use in delivering goods and services in order to create customer value and achieve strategic organisational objectives will be explored in this module. You'll be able to understand how to build resilience factors into operations and process design, and understand the different elements of operations and processes that are connected and integrated to improve business performance. You'll also be able to discover, select and apply appropriate operations and process tools to analyse and solve various operations and process-related problems.

Strategic Financial Management

You will be introduced to the role and formation of strategic financial objectives for an organisation, the measurement of current and forecast performance, variations in economic and business factors and alternative financial strategies. You'll also apply a range of theories to examine, evaluate and recommend alternative courses of action in response to operational challenges, including long- and short-term financing for organisations, risk factors and stakeholder priorities, as well as consider the importance of non-financial requirements relating to procurement and supply chain. There will be a focus on skills development and application of theory, including problem identification and problem-solving, financial analysis and reporting, consequence chain analysis, pathway identification and evaluation. Target setting and formation of objectives, measurement of performance, assessment of viability and action planning will also be looked at.

Marketing

The essential elements of marketing mix strategies; product, price, place and promotion will be analysed and you'll learn to distinguish between and plan for product and service-orientated organisations in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business contexts.You will develop the strategic practical knowledge of marketing communication tools, such as advertising, public relations and direct marketing and the deployment of these tools in both conventional and digital media environments.

International Business

A range of topics will be covered where you will understand the complexities of conducting business across borders. You'll be introduced to the environmental factors that impact international business decisions and operations and will learn about the various forms of international market entry strategies and the impact of environmental factors on: Global trade, finance and investment, the role of multinational corporations, exchange rates, exports/imports and the ethical and social responsibility implications of international business practices will be explored. Throughout the module, you'll develop critical thinking and analytical skills as you apply theoretical and practical knowledge to real-world challenges in the field of international business.

Project Management

The introduction to the core aspects of Project Management and the processes involved in planning, creating a project plan, managing. controlling, coordinating and closing a project will be looked at. Topics in this module include the selection and justification of a range of tools/techniques/methodologies required for professional planning, implementing projects and evaluating associated benefits/costs. The challenges of project organisation structures and resource scheduling will also be addressed. The actual development of a project plan will encourage you to discover the principles of client management, as well as to learn how to build effective project teams and leadership capability while also providing an excellent skills base for the workplace.

Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise

This module aims to build knowledge of the processes underpinning innovation. Your entrepreneurial mindsets will be developed and you'll be introduced to the main frameworks related to processes, strategies and sources of innovation as well as new trends in innovation, such as social innovation. The module will also help you learn about the role of creativity in problem-solving and the application of design thinking to different business tasks.

Business and Sustainability

The importance of sustainability and responsible business practices cannot be overstated in today’s rapidly changing global business environment. You'll explore the key concepts and principles of sustainability, including environmental, social and economic sustainability and the role of business in addressing sustainability challenges. You'll also gain an understanding of the principles and practices of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how companies can create value for all stakeholders.

Research Methods

You will be asked to critically analyse and present findings of a business and management issue in the form of a preliminary literature review. You will have to address a problem definition in the light of a business context while evaluating the potential client’s needs/benefits. You will learn how to negotiate the project scope, and design, as well as identify the research aims and specific objectives. Delving into the methodology, including selecting and justifying appropriate research and data collection methods, this module will focus on preparing you to write a research proposal.

Research Project

This module extends the Research module by focusing on an in-depth investigation of real-life business issues. You will critically analyse and present these findings in the form of a project proposal. The research project will build your in-depth knowledge and understanding in core subject areas depending on your area of interest as well as the practical application of methods and techniques relevant to your subject. 

Placement year

You may choose to study this course with a Professional Placement.

Professional Placement

This module allows you to develop, practice and demonstrate skills relevant to your programme of study in a professional work environment.

You must select one of the following two options for your Professional Placement.

Industry Placement

Spend a year working full-time in industry. You will have an opportunity to apply to a range of advertised placements, which will offer you the chance to develop your knowledge and professional skills in a professional workplace setting. Although we cannot guarantee placements for students, we will provide you with practical support and advice on how to find and secure your placement.

Research Project

Develop your research and academic skills by working as a member of a research team being led by one of our leading researchers. Experience working as part of a research team in an academic setting. Ideal for those who are interested in a career in academic or industrial research or consultancy.

Course structures

Please see below the course structure tables for the different start dates. 

If you choose to study the MBA with Professional Placement, your first year will follow either the Full-time one-year September or January start course structure tables below.

Your Professional Work Placement in industry or through a placement based at the University is equivalent to and replicates an authentic professional or research environment. You will carry out the professional work placement across all three terms and the placement will be worth 120 credits. 

Course structure tables

September - Full-time, 1 year programme
Year Term Module Credits Contact hours
1 1 Organisations and Management 15 Refer to course overview
Managing Operations and Processes 15 Refer to course overview
Strategic Financial Management 15 Refer to course overview
Marketing 15 Refer to course overview
2 International Business 15 Refer to course overview
Project Management 15 Refer to course overview
Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise 15 Refer to course overview
Business and Sustainability 15 Refer to course overview
3 Research Methods 15 Refer to course overview
Research Project 45 Refer to course overview
September - Full-time, 2 years with Professional Placement
Year Term Module Credits Contact hours
1 1 Organisations and Management 15 Refer to course overview
Managing Operations and Processes 15 Refer to course overview
Strategic Financial Management 15 Refer to course overview
Marketing 15 Refer to course overview
2 International Business 15 Refer to course overview
Project Management 15 Refer to course overview
Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise 15 Refer to course overview
Business and Sustainability 15 Refer to course overview
3 Research Methods 15 Refer to course overview
Research Project 45 Refer to course overview
2 1, 2 and 3 Placement 120 TBC
September - Part-time, 2 year programme
Year Term Module Credits Contact hours
1 1 Organisations and Management 15 TBC
Strategic Financial Management 15 TBC
2 International Business 15 TBC
Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise 15 TBC
2 1 Managing Operations and Processes 15 TBC
Marketing 15 TBC
2 Project Management 15 TBC
Business and Sustainability 15 TBC
3 Research Methods 15 TBC
Research Project 45 TBC
January - Full-time, 16 month programme
Year Term Module Credits Contact hours
1 1 (Jan-Apr) International Business 15 TBC
Project Management 15 TBC
Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise 15 TBC
Business and Sustainability 15 TBC
2 (May-Jul) Study break
3 (Sept-Dec) Organisations and Management 15 TBC
Managing Operations and Processes 15 TBC
Strategic Financial Management 15 TBC
Marketing 15 TBC
2 1 (Jan-May) Research Methods 15 TBC
Research Project 45 TBC
January - Full-time, 28 months with Professional Placement
Year Term Module Credits Contact hours
1 1 (Jan-Apr) International Business 15 TBC
Project Management 15 TBC
Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise 15 TBC
Business and Sustainability 15 TBC
2 (May-Jul) Study break
3 (Sept-Dec) Organisations and Management 15 TBC
Managing Operations and Processes 15 TBC
Strategic Financial Management 15 TBC
Marketing 15 TBC
2 1 (Jan-May) Research Methods 15 TBC
Research Project 45 TBC
2 and 3 2, 3 and 1 (May-April) Professional Placement 120 TBC

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

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.

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
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Assessment

You’ll be assessed on your ability to present an academic argument, the application of theory into practice and the demonstration of a practical and integrative approach to a problem or issue.

A range of assessment methods will be used, which may include:

• case studies, market analysis and business reports
• individual and team presentations
• business and marketing project plans
• business project portfolio
• research project report or dissertation.

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 (2:2 or above) in any discipline.
  • Alternatively, we will consider applicants with significant professional/business experience (at least six years at management level).

For more information on meeting English language requirements and academic requirements by country, visit our International Applicants page.

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

Fees and finance

Funding

UK Home Students:

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

Please note, if your course includes a Professional Placement, there is an additional £3,000 on top of the standard fee, which is payable in year one.

If you studied your undergraduate degree at Leeds Trinity University, you may be eligible for a discount of up to 50% on the cost of your tuition fees. Please note, the alumni discount does not apply to the additional £3,000 if your course includes a Professional Placement year.

International Students, including EU Students:

Visit our web page for international students.

Please note, if your course includes a Professional Placement, there is an additional £3,000 on top of the standard fee, which is payable in year one.

If you studied your undergraduate degree at Leeds Trinity University, you may be eligible for a discount of up to 50% on the cost of your tuition fees. Please note, the alumni discount does not apply to the additional £3,000 if your course includes a Professional Placement year.

Leeds Trinity Alumni Discount

Some Leeds Trinity graduates are eligible for a tuition fee discount on postgraduate courses of up to 50%, excluding PGCE Delivery Partner Model and Lead Partner Model, and Masters by Research courses. You will need to achieve a 2:2 or above in a Leeds Trinity undergraduate course to qualify.

Postgraduate course Leeds Trinity Alumni Discount
MBA programme 50% for Leeds Trinity graduates with a 1st class honours degree
MBA programme 35% for Leeds Trinity graduates with a 2:1 honours degree
MBA programme 20% for Leeds Trinity graduates with a 2:2 honours degree

How to apply

There is no official closing date for applications, but the course will be closed when it is full. We therefore encourage you to make your application as early as possible.

Applications for the January and Placement Year study modes are not yet open. Please register your interest below to be updated when applications open.

Please ensure you complete the application form in full and supply all the required supporting documentation when you make your initial application. Incomplete applications may be rejected.

If you need advice on your application, please contact our admissions team on 0113 283 7123 (Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, or Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm) or admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Home applicants - How to apply

Applicants who require a Student Route Visa

If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must apply to us by 30 June 2024 for a September start.

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

To view academic requirements by country, visit our International Applicants page

International applicants - How to apply

Register your interest

Please register your interest below to sign up for when applications for the various start dates open later on this year.

Register your interest

What happens next?

Our admissions team will acknowledge receipt of your application by email. Where applications are submitted but references are still in progress, admissions will wait for the reference(s) to be received and then will process it, and forward to the relevant Programme Leader within five days of receipt of the reference(s).

The Programme Leader will make a decision based on your application. You may be asked to provide a reference to demonstrate your academic and non-academic experiences, or you may be invited to attend an interview. If you are successful and made an offer, the conditions will be outlined in your offer letter. 

Applications will be acknowledged within five working days. Applicants will be contacted within 15 working days with a request for additional information, invite to an informal interview or an application decision.

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.

You may be asked to present the relevant supporting documentation in person to the student information point on campus, if originals are not needed you’ll be contacted and given details of how to provide the supporting documentation.

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Leeds Trinity University Business School is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

The association supports its members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and helps to shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government.

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