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Karren Brady MBA

The Karren Brady MBA is an industry-led programme, designed with the development of world-class leaders in mind. Combining Baroness Brady’s wealth of real-world leadership experience with a contemporary curriculum focused on the inter-connected management functions of a successful, sustainable business, the Karren Brady MBA is truly unique.

As one of the UK's most accomplished businesswomen, Karren's years of leadership experience have informed the development of this online MBA, and her fascinating insights into life behind the boardroom doors have helped shape a qualification which cultivates the skills required by employers today - and tomorrow.

Anyone enrolling on the Karren Brady MBA can expect to develop the skills and confidence to manage complex projects, deliver cross-functional change and negotiate with key stakeholders or clients, all while enhancing their knowledge of management and leadership styles.

While studying this MBA, you will explore theories and practical applications that underpin strategic leadership and organisational growth, graduating with refined personal skills and attributes commonly required to nurture and lead an organisation in today's challenging and increasingly volatile business environment.

There is significant evidence to support the idea that organisational success correlates with businesses that are structured around their key business activities, rather than functional areas like HRM or finance. Therefore, our modules reflect these key activities.


Year 1

  • Developing into a World-Class Leader
    • Leadership
    • Organisational behaviour
    • Organisational culture
    • Human resource management
  • The Art of Negotiation and Persuasion
    • Negotiation and persuasion theory
  • Winning at Ethical Leadership
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Business ethics
    • Cross-cultural leadership
    • Inclusivity and diversity
  • Building Powerful Strategies for Growth and Success in the Global Environment
    • Strategic marketing
    • Business and corporate strategy
    • Data analytics
    • Financial analysis

Year 2

  • Leading Successful Organisational Change Initiatives
    • Leading and managing change
    • Financial analysis
    • Project management
  • The Fundamentals of Sustainable Business Growth
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Business ethics
    • Sustainability
  • The Entrepreneurial Project
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Research skills

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the Karren Brady MBA at Arden, you must have:

  • A UK Honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
  • 2 years' suitable work experience
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Don't have academic qualifications?
We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if you have a substantial amount of suitable work experience (typically 5 years of senior level experience), and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We'll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may ask for references and evidence of relevant experience.

Karren Brady MBA

London, UK
Distance Learning, Level 7, Level 7

Published on 4 Dec 2020