Master of Business Administration Top-Up
The MBA Top-Up program gives postgraduate diploma holders in Management Studies (or equivalent UK or international qualifications) the ability to obtain an MBA degree in just six months. This course is ideal for professionals with relevant managerial experience who wish to enhance their qualifications. An MBA will open doors to new careers and job promotion within a variety of fields.
Duration: 6 months
Tuition fee : EUR 4950
Awarded by : The University of Northampton
One of the following qualifications:
a Diploma in Management Studies from a British University (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategy Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
Association of Business Executives (ABE) PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
NCC Education PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
ATHE Diploma in Strategic Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
Professional experience: Relevant managerial experience of 2 years
Language requirement: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
Critical Issues in Business
This module is designed to provide participants with an introduction to study in the MBA programme by identifying pervasive issues in business to which they will return to throughout their MBA and will examine in detail in the Business Research Project. The module takes a critical perspective throughout and sets the standards expected and required for students as they progress.
Business Research Project
In the current international economic environment managers are frequently required to undertake project work in addition to their core responsibilities. Often these projects are focused upon investigating new opportunities or potential strategic changes in order to retain and extend their competitive position within the fluctuating business environment.
This module aims to equip managers and aspiring managers with the necessary skills to undertake independent project work within a business environment. Participants will conduct an independent piece of research based upon an actual business case situation, which may be industry or specific corporate focused. Specifically, participants are invited to pursue one of two possible approaches:
1. An inductive study whereby participants are required to carry out a research project within a particular corporate or industry setting and derive some general management principles or theories.
2. A deductive approach whereby participants are required to examine or test the validity of an existing management theory to a particular management context.