Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up)The MBA (top-up) is validated and awarded by the University of Chichester and delivered by OTHM.

Professor Dave Cooper, Head of University of Chichester Business School, speaking on OTHM-Chichester MBA top-up programme.

Programme Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) programme is offered to learners who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.

The MBA (top-up) programme allows you to achieve an MBA qualification in up to six months, so it is a fast track to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects.

To join the MBA (top-up), you should already hold the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification, and you should have suitable managerial experience.

An MBA is widely seen as a passport to a successful career. It demonstrates the breadth and depth of your functional competence, strategic knowledge and problem-solving ability.

Programme structure

Stage 1: OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits, 60 ECTS)

  • Delivered and assessed by OTHM Centres
  • Externally quality assured by OTHM
  • Awarded by OTHM

Stage 2: Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) (60 credits, 30 ECTS)

  • Delivered and assessed by OTHM through virtual learning platform
  • Validated and awarded by the University of Chichester

Module information and delivery

  • Consultancy Project Report – compulsory

The MBA (top-up) 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.

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 £3,850 and starts in September, January and May.

Awarding institution

The Master of Business Administration programme is awarded by University of Chichester.

Grading type

The final award for students passing the MBA is that of a Pass, Merit, or Distinction. As the MBA (top-up) is based around one 60 credits ‘Consultancy Project’ module, the final award classification will be based just on this module (i.e. if a student gains 50-59% they will achieve a pass; 60-69% a Merit, and 70%+ a distinction).

Support

We want students on our course to have the support they need to make the most of their investment in their own future.

You will receive excellent support from our academic team, including your programme manager, personal tutor, student services administration; and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.

Contact and apply

If you have any questions, or would like to apply for this course, please call us at +44 (0)20 7118 4243 or email at top-up@othm.org.uk