Entry Requirements: Applicants must hold an appropriate Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma. Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELT’s 6.5. Other qualifications and extensive senior management experience may be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum Age: 21 yrs
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Intake Dates: January, April, July, and October
  • Fees: www.scbm.org.uk/fees/
  • External Exam Fees: * Additional fees may apply if you do not hold a standard entry qualification.

The Master of Business Administration Top-up is a 6 month programme designed to update your management skills and help you develop skills needed to make strategic business decisions.

The degree is validated and  awarded by University of Chichester and delivered and assessed by LGS.  To support student’s learning experience, Stratford College of Business and Management provides independent non-mandatory workshops. We identify their areas of improvement and offer the assistance and support they require to complete their academic programme  with ease! This includes training students to identify and tackle key assignment requirements, providing insight to the appropriate application of the Harvard referencing system and other areas which enhance the student’s understanding of research, methodology and other essential study skills.

Qualification Overview
Credit Value 60 – 80 credits
Qualification Level 7
Duration 6 months

Module information and delivery

  • Advanced Business Research Project – ( for students with non traditional qualifications)
  • Consultancy Project Report – compulsory

The MBA (top-up) normally consists a compulsory single module ‘Consultancy Project Report’ worth 60 Credits. The module provides the opportunity for you to examine an area of particular interest within an appropriate organisational context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development, through enabling you to demonstrate your capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection.

Students who do not hold an OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership must complete the module: Advanced Business Research Methods in addition to the Consultancy project report.

The purpose of this programme is to deliver a practical and realistic solution to a business-related strategic challenge, which in turn is supported by appropriate reference to theoretical and conceptual analysis.

You will evidence this by producing a ‘Consultancy Project Report’ of 12,000 words.

The ‘Consultancy Project’ module could be completed in one academic term of 15 weeks or may be studied part-time over two terms.

Entry requirements, Fees and Intakes

To apply for this course, you need to possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification, you must also have a minimum of 2 years work experience at graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, project management etc.

The MBA (top-up) course fee is £5500 (including workshops) and starts in September, January and May.

We offer a study package for students who do not qualify to join the top up but wish to accumulate qualifications towards the top up. For example:

Phase 1 – Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management

Phase 2: MBA top up