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Master of Business Administration Top-up (MBA Top-up)


Course Description

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) top-up qualification could be your chance to move your career forward. Lasting only two trimesters, which is less than a year, the course explores how to tackle large-scale, strategic business challenges, giving you the opportunity to grow as a leader in almost any field

What you will learn

Whatever sector you currently work in, this MBA is designed to help you understand the problems and challenges facing all enterprises and organisations – and identify potential solutions. Offered as a full-time course over two trimesters, which is less than a full calendar year, you’ll have the opportunity to develop vital skills that can be applied in almost any business.

Areas covered include building a thorough knowledge of an organisation and its leadership; developing creative and systematic approaches to underlying business issues; and understanding how business and management practices can be improved. Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to cultivate your intellectual capabilities of research, critique, synthesis and innovation, culminating in a Master’s level dissertation.

We aim to maximise your learning by employing a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, workshops, group tutorials, individual tuition and guest speakers. By tutoring you in strategic thinking skills, the course will give you the opportunity to develop the sought-after analytical and critical competencies that prestigious employers in today’s global economy value so highly.

Course Highlights:

  • This MBA course offers you the chance to join a well-established postgraduate community engaged in preparing themselves for a career in executive management.
  • Teaching and supervision is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced and well-qualified staff drawn from business and academia.
  • The University’s excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas are freely available for your use.
  • You will be given access to a research and study skills module which will assist in your studies.

Key Features:

  • This course aims to develop your critical knowledge of organisations, their management and the complex business issues they face.
  • You’ll have the chance to apply research and analysis skills, culminating in a Master’s level dissertation.
  • An intensive Research Methods and Study Skills module is designed to prepare you for writing your dissertation.
  • Teaching is conducted by a highly-dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas and close links to business and industry.
  • Course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home and ensuring in-class learning is highly interactive.

Professional Recognition

After successfully completing your MBA programme you may apply for membership of the Chartered Management Institute. Please note that terms and conditions apply. More details are available from http://www.managers.org.uk/


Visit the Master of Business Administration Top-up (MBA Top-up) page on the University of Bolton web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a HE Level 7 qualification with at least 100 credits (minimum) in a relevant subject (for instance, Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Edexcel DMS, ABE Level 7 Extended Diploma).

If English isn't your first language you'll also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you don't have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent) by applying for our English Foundation Programme.

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