Taught course

Master of Business Administration Executive Top-Up

University of Northampton · Faculty of Business and Law

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a first or second class honours degree of a British university or equivalent and must always have a minimum of 2 years relevant management experience. The University of Northampton admission procedures enable the admission of students with prior credit or experiential learning. As this PG qualification will attract professional practitioners and managers, students may be admitted on the basis of an assessment of meaningful and measureable prior learning or professional experience. English language requirements: applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capability at a level approved by the university. The level required for study on masters degree courses is IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent.

Months of entry

February, 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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