Entry requirements

We are keen to make sure that all those who can benefit from this programme have access to it.

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • 120 credits at level 7 in a broadly based business/management award, for example a Post Graduate Diploma in Business or ILM level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If you don’t already have the required qualifications for this MBA Top-Up, we may be able to offer you a place on our full MBA programmes. You can explore our blended MBA and online MBA.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Arden MBA Top-Up gives you the opportunity to build on existing qualifications and unlock enhanced career prospects. You may not have realised, but that postgraduate qualification you already have can fast-track you to a full MBA with just 12 months of study and at a fraction of the cost of a full MBA.

You will study a cross-cutting ‘strategic’ module, designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards by considering contemporary ideas in a global context. The development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future are themes you will explore. This will be followed by a work-based project in a relevant area of your choice providing you with the opportunity to add value to your employer and enhance your cv.

This MBA provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking in preparation for key positions in industry, commerce and the public sector.

Modules are:

  • Implementing Strategy
  • Research Project

Information for international students

Arden makes it possible to study from anywhere in the world. Thousands of students from over 150 countries already do. You don't need to leave your country or your family to get a UK degree. Click here to find out more.

Fees and funding

We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why our degrees cost much less than the average UK qualification. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further - you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.

For further information regarding course fees please visit the website for more information.

Please note that duration of the course will depend on those who apply for a student loan. Please speak to our admissions advisors for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MBA

distance learning
18+ months

Course contact details

Name
The Admissions Team
Email
enquiries@arden.ac.uk
Phone
0800 268 7737