Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top-Up

Successfully earning the ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management ensures your assured admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Top-Up) program.

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top-Up qualification offers you a chance to propel your career forward. The program delves into strategies for addressing significant, large-scale strategic business challenges, providing you with the potential to flourish as a leader in virtually any field.


A Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top-Up qualification offers a unique opportunity to advance your career. The program delves into strategies for addressing significant, large-scale business challenges, providing you with the potential to thrive as a leader in nearly any industry.

The MBA Top-Up is an intensive and captivating program designed for individuals with prior management experience seeking full-time career development. It emphasizes the cultivation of strategic thinking skills essential in today’s global economy. The curriculum covers critical insights into organizations and their management, encourages creative and systematic problem-solving approaches, and fosters the development of expertise in enhancing business and management practices.

Irrespective of your industry or sector, the MBA Top-Up program will empower you to gain a profound understanding of the issues and obstacles confronting businesses and organizations. It equips you with the analytical and critical thinking abilities to identify viable solutions—a skill set highly valued by prestigious employers.

Course Highlights:

This MBA program presents you with the opportunity to become part of a thriving postgraduate community dedicated to preparing for executive management careers.

  • The teaching and supervision are provided by a committed team of experienced and highly qualified professionals, bringing together expertise from both the business world and academia.

  • You will have access to a research and study skills module that will support and enhance your studies.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must meet both of the following criteria:

  • Substantial work experience in a business or management role.
  • Possess a Level 7 qualification with a minimum of 100 credits in a relevant subject. (For example, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, ATHE Level 7 Diploma, Pearson DMS, or similar qualifications from accredited awarding organizations).
  • If English is not your native language, you are required to demonstrate proficiency with an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no band score less than 6.0 (or an equivalent qualification).

  • Additionally, you may be asked to participate in an interview and/or submit a portfolio of your work as part of the application process.

  • When applying, it is necessary to provide a reference from your current employer. This reference should clearly state the duration of your employment and provide a detailed breakdown of your job responsibilities and roles.

Career and Professional Development

MBA graduates can anticipate acquiring a profound, strategic approach to making business decisions, amplifying their leadership skills, and developing an adaptable mindset for navigating evolving business landscapes. In addition to benefiting those aspiring to advance in their current careers or transition to new ones, this qualification can open doors to employment opportunities at consultancy and management levels. It is also valuable for individuals contemplating entrepreneurship and self-employment.

Programme Modules

  1. Leadership and Management
  2. Research Methods & Academic Skills
  3. Dissertation

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