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Entry requirements

At Arden University, we are keen to make sure that all those who can benefit from this programme have access to it.
To be eligible for this MBA Top-up course you must normally have:
  • 120 credits at Level 7 in a broadly-based business/management award, for example a Postgraduate Diploma in Business
  • 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).

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The Arden University MBA Top-Up Degree 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.

In this Arden School of Business and Management Top-up Masters Degree you will study the development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future. You'll also complete a work-based project in an area of your choice.

At Arden you can study completely online through Distance Learning, so it's the perfect place to gain your MBA top-up, as it can be tailored around your lifestyle and commitments.

Available with Part-time and Full-time study options.

Information for international students

If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Admissions Team