Taught course

Executive Master of Business Administration Top-Up MBA

University of Northampton · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

If you hold any of the following qualifications you will be eligible for entry onto this course (subject to conditions below):

  • A Diploma in Management Studies from a British University (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
  • Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategy Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
  • Association of Business Executives (ABE) PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
  • NCC Education PG Diploma in Business Management (120 credits at Level 7/PG)
  • Other Business Management qualifications of the same level also considered

In addition to one of the qualifications listed above, we ask that you have a minimum of two years’ management experience. It would be helpful if your CV made your managerial experience clear.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Our MBA courses are carefully designed to offer you an in-depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. The Master of Business Administration Executive is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals.

Our MBA Executive Top-up course is designed to enable holders of the Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) (or equivalent UK and international qualifications) to gain an MBA qualification in just one year. You will take one module and submit the Business Research Report which will top up your Diploma to sufficient credits to be awarded an MBA. This course is available to study by distance learning.

Our MBA Executive Top-up is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills that you will have developed during previous postgraduate business or management study.

This course allows you to consider issues in an organisation or total business context. Your skills in analysing business and organisational problems will be enhanced throughout your time with us.

The course focuses on developing your strategic thinking within an organisation as well as enhancing your ability to recognise potential business opportunities and develop strategies to cope with managing change. You will be instructed in management research techniques, enabling you to fulfil the demands of the course assessment scheme and complete a business research project.

Your teaching will be delivered online, where you will study carefully prepared material. Studying via distance learning online will enable you to balance study with your commitments at work and home, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities.

You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you. You will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online.

Information for international students

Masters degrees: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each other band (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EMBA
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 303 2772