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

Overview

This Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) programme is for people who already hold the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification.

This MBA (top-up) course allows you to achieve an MBA qualification in up to six months, so it’s a fast track to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects. To join the course, 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. It will also update your management toolkit and give you a broader stronger profile to enhance your career. Critically, we take a strategic perspective on business and management that helps you develop the skills to contribute to the major business decisions organisations have to make about their future. This MBA is not just an academic course. By exploring and examining real-life business problems to work on and solve, you enhance your own understanding of how a business works.

Module information and delivery

Modules on this course include:

  • Consultancy Project (60 Credits) – compulsory

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’ (CPR) of 12000 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 and fees

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 £3,250 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 on +44 (0) 20 7118 4243 or email at top-up@othm.org.uk.