Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an esteemed postgraduate qualification that provides an overview of key business practices and is highly valued by top employers and businesses globally.

MBAs are usually studied once you've gained a few years of professional experience and achievement of an MBA can lead to greater professional prospects, improved professional reputation and a wider business network.

Programme overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.

The MBA (top-up) programme allows you to achieve an MBA qualification in up to six months, so it is a fast track to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects.

To join the MBA (top-up), you should already hold the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification, and you should have suitable managerial experience.

If you do not yet possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification you can find a centre near you that delivers the qualification by following this link: https://www.othm.org.uk/

The flexible nature of the programme means that most students complete within approximately four to six months.

Module information and delivery

  • Consultancy Project Report – compulsory

The MBA (top-up) consists a compulsory single module ‘Consultancy Project Report’ worth 60 credits. The module provides the opportunity for you to examine an area of particular interest within an appropriate organisational context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development, through enabling you to demonstrate your capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection.

The purpose of this programme is to deliver a practical and realistic solution to a business-related strategic challenge, which in turn is supported by appropriate reference to theoretical and conceptual analysis.

You will evidence this by producing a ‘Consultancy Project Report’ of 12,000 words.

The Consultancy Project Report is delivered and assessed by our UK based academic team using our virtual learning platform and direct support from your allocated supervisor.

The ‘Consultancy Project’ module could be completed in one academic term of 15 weeks or may be studied part-time over two terms.

Entry requirements, Fees and Intakes

To apply for this course, you need to possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification, you must also have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience at graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, project management etc.

The MBA (top-up) course fee is £3,850 and starts in September, January and May.

Awarding institution

The Master of Business Administration programme is validated and awarded by University of Chichester.

Support

We want students on our course to have the support they need to make the most of their investment in their own future.

You will receive excellent support from our academic team, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.