Taught course

MBA Advanced Entry (Top Up)

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Management

Entry requirements

Students wishing to join the course must provide the following supporting documents:

  • A Curriculum Vitae.

  • A Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in a Strategic Leadership and Management subject awarded by ATHE, LRN, NCC Education, Pearson or SQA​ in the last 5 years (students need to submit both certificate and transcript on application).

  • An Undergraduate Qualification Equivalent to UK Bachelors 2:2 or higher – work experience may be considered for candidates not meeting this requirement.

  • A High School Certificate.

  • A Statement of Purpose.

  • Two letters of Reference/Recommendation.

  • A copy of your passport or another form of photographic ID.

Months of entry


Course content

The MBA Advanced Entry (Top Up) Route is specially designed for students that hold an approved Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in a Management subject. Students with this qualification have the opportunity to apply directly onto the programme and complete 60 credits to qualify for the award of MBA.

The course consists of the Research Methods module (20 credits) and the Dissertation (40 credits) on a topic of their choice, making it a popular option for individuals committed to developing their careers in senior management.

The course content is delivered through a distance learning mode of study; information and guidance given to the student mirrors which would have ordinarily been given during the induction week at either Cardiff Metropolitan University or one of our partners. There are scheduled interactive webinars for Research Methods followed by one to one sessions with a designated supervisor for the Dissertation. Help and guidance is provided along the way plus online tools to support development.

On successful completion of the course, the student receives a Cardiff Metropolitan University certificate in 'Master of Business Administration' as well as a transcript and HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report). The student is also invited to attend the graduation ceremony based in Cardiff.

Information for international students

  • A Secure English Language Test: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

  • A copy of your passport (and all UK visas where applicable).

Fees and funding

As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study. Full information is available on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    7 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team