Taught course

Business Administration (Masters Stage Award)

University of Gloucestershire · The Business School

Entry requirements

• you will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject • we will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification • ideally you will have a minimum of two years’ management/supervisory experience however applications will be considered on an individual basis • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Months of entry

January, September, March

Course content

If you've recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in a management discipline then you may want to consider enhancing your knowledge and career prospects by progressing to an MBA through a Masters Stage Award.

The MBA (Masters Stage Award) course allows you to top up your existing qualification to a full MBA degree by dissertation or project, typically through six months full-time study or twelve months part-time study.Perhaps you are an experienced manager who is keen to pursue a senior position within your organisation, or you may be seeking a more advanced qualification to enable you to take your first steps in management. Alternatively, you may be a recent graduate keen to enhance your employment prospects.

Whatever your level of experience, the MBA (Masters Stage Award) offers a flexible study route and will allow you to refresh and enhance your management skills and knowledge. You will investigate new and changing areas of leadership and management theory and practice and be able to confidently apply the knowledge to practical organisational situations.

Your research will allow you to underpin your professional knowledge with a research focus which will contribute to your ongoing professional development.The course is completed in two stages; firstly, intensive Research Methods workshops which will prepare you to undertake your research. The second stage is the completion of your project or dissertation with the aid of a subject specific supervisor.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
03330 141414