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Master of Business Administration MBA for Lawyers (distance learning)

Business and Law postgraduates command an average salary of £44,186 (DLHE, 2013/14)

Overview

Reasons to study Master of Business Administration MBA for Lawyers (distance learning) at DMU:

This is designed to offer those working within the legal field; whether as professional practitioners or managers, the opportunity to further develop their understanding and appreciation of management issues. At the same time, it will allow legal specialists to study selected core and elective modules in order to increase their professional expertise in their area of interest. 

  • Develop key skills
    With continual input from leading employers and professional bodies, we ensure that the course will equip you with the professional skills and practical experience that businesses are looking for.
  • Flexible study schedule
    Distance learning means you can take control of where and when you learn, and set your own pace.

 


 

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Business Law LLM

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance Learning 

Fees and funding: £8,450

Please note that some courses at DMU require additional expenditure by students, for instance to buy materials, print documents and travel to work placements. While DMU offers a wide range of bursaries and excellent library resources to support learning activities, some additional cost is possible. For further information, please contact the admissions tutor for your programme.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)20 3377 3517.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance Learning

Fees and funding: TBC

Please note that some courses at DMU require additional expenditure by students, for instance to buy materials, print documents and travel to work placements. While DMU offers a wide range of bursaries and excellent library resources to support learning activities, some additional cost is possible. For further information, please contact the admissions tutor for your programme.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)20 3377 3517.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You should have a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential.

English language requirements 

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

  • Strategic Management – examines the integration and synthesis of all organisational activity in seeking competitive advantage, covering the management process from strategic planning to strategic implementation.
  • Managing Professional Services Organisation – concerned with the managerial aspects of a professional services organisation, and covers topics such as managing reputation, branding, marketing, managing human capital, organisational culture and leadership.
  • Law and Ethics – covers the ethical aspects of the legal profession, from both a theoretical and practical basis, and considers, in particular, the relationship between the lawyer and the client.
  • Finance – Corporate Performance Management – considers the methodologies and philosophies necessary in order to successfully monitor, control and manage various forms of business enterprise. You will critically analyse the suitability of performance management procedures and will also interpret the outcomes from these procedures.
  • Human Resource Management – Managing Organisational Change – considers, from both a theoretical and practical aspect, the drivers for change and the cumulative impact of these, within the context of the individual’s capacity to adapt to change.
  • Research Methods – presents research in management and business as a strategic activity that occurs within the context of limited resources and within a framework of ethical, legal and social constraints. Attention is focused on data collection techniques appropriate for research in management and business, along with techniques for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

Optional modules may include:

• Risk Management

• International Corporate Governance

• Individual Labour Law

• People Management within Organisations

• Equal Opportunities in the Workplace

• Company Law

• Intellectual Property Law

• Consumer Law

Dissertation

The dissertation will be based on a law-related issue and will have a strong link to academic theory, while also offering an opportunity to focus on a live organisational issue, should this be desirable.

 

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

The MBA is studied by distance learning and is fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation.

The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of nine Saturday study days during the period of study.

The course is structured in a way that allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is received from academic staff via the programme materials which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication, and by optional attendance at Study Days. For each module of study you will be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study. Each module is supported by a tutorial during the Study Days subject to student demand. Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Facilities include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work and quiet study zones for individual work. 

The faculty has a large number of high-spec IT labs. The DMU bookshop stock a number of core text books and a range of background reading for your course, along with a variety of stationery.

The Oasis café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments. 

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate careers

This career-enhancing course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to management in the UK and overseas.

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