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MBA (Top Up) – MBA

Why study this course?

London Met s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top Up course is for those who have already acquired a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (or equivalent) from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or Oxademy Business School and also have a minimum of two years management work experience. Designed to enhance your learning with support from a team of experienced academic tutors, it is accessible from anywhere in the world.

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More about this course

The MBA top-up is a distance learning course that allows greater flexibility for learning. Teaching and project supervision take place online via Skype, email and telephone with a dedicated team of London Met academic staff.

You ll develop both theoretical and practical knowledge through two key modules. This will improve your analytical skills and give you more confidence when communicating complex ideas and business analysis.

We ll also teach you the necessary leadership and strategic management skills to design, plan, organise and deliver an individual research report at a professional standard.

Assessment

The course is assessed through a 5,000-word research proposal and a business consultancy project report of 8,000 to 10,000 words.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a good bachelor s degree (2.2) in any subject or equivalent
  • a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership or equivalent
  • a minimum of two years management experience at middle management level

As this is a distance learning course, you will be able to complete the course from your own country of residence.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For this course, IELTS may be required at a minimum of 6 or equivalent. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements .

Modular structure

This course is delivered online and consists of two modules:

  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • MBA Consultancy Report (40 credits)

The Research Methods module will consist of a series of recorded lectures plus individual tutorial support to enable students to write a research proposal.

The MBA Consultancy Report is an 8,000 to 10,000-word research project based on the research proposal which will need to be completed over approximately three months.

After the course

The course can provide entry into a variety of careers in UK and international organisations. Previous students have found employment in a range of public, private and third sector organisations, including roles in marketing, finance and general management. As well as securing new employment, the MBA has also helped others advance further within their current careers.

Moving to one campus

Between 2016 and 2020 we re investing 125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Current Oxademy students must apply through Oxademy. Otherwise, use the apply button to begin your application.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

Fees and key information

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New Research Finds That 65% of Companies Are Using Cloud-Based Storage for Remote Location Disaster Recovery

Burlington, Massachusetts July 09, 2014

Survey Highlights the Need to Tame the Increasing Complexity of Data Protection, Cost of Downtime

Woburn, MA July 9, 2014 Today Acronis , the global leader in new generation data protection announced sponsoring new research from IDC that identifies complexity and data growth as key data protection challenges for small-and medium-sized businesses. The findings show that more and more organizations are dealing with simultaneously needing to back up physical, virtual and cloud environments, reveal varying levels of cloud backup adoption across different geographies, and bring to light the cost of downtime for SMBs.

The findings are based on a worldwide, cross-industry survey of small and medium businesses ( 1,000 employees) concerning their evolving data protection and disaster recovery needs. Respondents were from eight countries, including: France, Germany, Russia, the UK, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the US.

Global findings include:

  • International adoption in the cloud lags behind the US: While 93 percent of US SMBs back up some portion of their data to the cloud, this figure is just 65 percent globally. This includes 57 percent of SMBs in Asia Pacific and 63 percent in Western Europe. Of the organizations not backing up to the cloud, companies in Western Europe and Asia Pacific were far more likely to cite security as a concern than US companies. Specifically, 33 percent of respondents from the US cited security as the reason they are not backing up to the cloud, while 59 percent of Western European companies and 45 percent of Asia Pacific countries noted the same concerns.
  • Downtime is a killer: Nearly 80 percent of companies estimate downtime costs them at least $20,000 per hour or more, and more than 20 percent estimate it costs them at least $100,000.
  • More organizations are facing backup complexity with heterogeneous environments: Almost 37 percent of organizations have to simultaneously back up virtual, physical and cloud-based servers. Of those that are managing virtual infrastructures, 54 percent have to manage two or more different hypervisors. Within these figures, the US (77.8%), UK (74.2%) and Singaporean (78.1%) IT infrastructures are far more complex than those of Germany (38.7%), France (48.3%) and Japan (45.5%).
  • Need to meet strict RTOs: 87 percent of companies retain their most recent cloud-based backup on-premises as well.

The findings released today are clear – it s a different world for IT managers today, and data backup for a small or medium-sized business is more complex than ever, said Eric Burgener, Research Director, Storage at IDC. Data sizes and types continue to evolve, as does the number of servers and operating systems each company uses. This leads to a host of new challenges IT managers face to make sure they can back up and protect their data and restore operations quickly.

Data is more plentiful, complex, and valuable than ever before, said Serguei Beloussov. CEO at Acronis. That s why we pioneered the Acronis AnyData Engine, so organizations of all sizes can easily protect their data and ensure their systems can be restored smoothly, quickly and completely. With downtime costing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars for some companies, every IT manager should make sure they have a plan in place to restore operations and avoid data loss.

Survey respondents were all IT personnel with responsibility for purchase decisions and overall management, on the team that had responsibility for these areas, or that influenced purchase decisions in these areas.

To download the IDC White Paper, sponsored by Acronis, Complexity and Data Growth Driving Small and Medium Environments Toward A New Generation of Data Protection, please visit the Acronis site .

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud data protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 145 countries. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products have been named best product of the year, and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers.

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    Pursuant to California Rules of Court 2.503. the court restricts documents from remote display on certain case type categories identified in this Rule of Court. However, the physical court files may be available for viewing at our records counter located in the Hall of Justice in Redwood City or copies of documents are available by mail.

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