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Executive Master of Business Administration (Top-Up) - MBA

Course Description

Our Executive MBA 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.

Course Details

You will take one module and submit the Business Research Report which will top up your Diploma to sufficient credits to be awarded an Executive MBA.

  • Critical issues in Business (10 Credits)
  • Business Research Project (50 Credits)

Your teaching will be delivered electronically enabling you to balance study with your commitments at work and home, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities.

You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you. You will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online.

Studying via distance learning will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience without the need to travel or physically attend classes. Please note that modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them in specified times.


Your management technique and competence will be significantly improved on completion of the MBA, giving you the skills and confidence to progress into higher level management positions and other employment opportunities.

Additional Information

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

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The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.The criteria for applications are:
- training and research
- extracurricular activities, cultural activities, volunteering or sport
- priority projects – linked to the University’s strategic plan, including new and innovative start-up projects where there is an opportunity for social impactPlease note that the fund does not cover the following:
- tuition fees
- accommodation as part of attending University
- travel to and from University or to placements which form part of a course of study
- equipment or materials required for assessed work (including computers/laptops/tablets)Deadline:
Application deadlines are 30 October and 28 February each year.Terms and Conditions:
For further information please see our Scholarship Terms and Conditions page on our website or email Corinna Coleman on [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

£100 to £1000


You must be a current student to apply.

Application Procedure

Contact our Scholarships Administrator Corinna Coleman on [email protected] for information on how to apply.

Further Information


Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship - Single Award

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton.Dr Mike Daniel was Pro Rector (Academic Quality) from 1993-2002 and played a major role in guiding the institution towards taught degree awarding powers and university college designation. After his untimely death in 2002 friends and colleagues raised sufficient funds to create a research degree scholarship to be named after him.The award recognises the financial difficulties often experienced by research degree students. In particular, the award is aimed at specific costs often associated with an individual research programme, for example, travel, software and closed library access.Please note that this scholarship will be advertised again in spring 2018.Terms and Conditions:
For further information please see our Scholarships Terms and Conditions page or email Corinna Coleman, Scholarships Administrator on [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)



The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton.

Application Procedure

Email Corinna Coleman, Scholarships Administrator on [email protected] for details of the application procedure.

Further Information


Sir Thomas White Charity Grant Funding - Single Award

The Sir Thomas White Charity provides loans and grants to support and encourage young people to progress their employment and career prospects by funding educational and training needs.Sir Thomas White’s Northampton Charity Grant Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to support individuals to access education or employment opportunities.The Fund can be used for:- Education or training leading to a recognised qualification
- Training/courses leading to relevant trade skillsYou can find out more about the Sir Thomas White Charity at more information about this scholarship please contact Corinna Coleman [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £1,000


To apply you must be:
- aged between 16 and 34 years
-a current resident of the Borough of Northampton and have resided there for (at least) the last five years
The Trustees have recently widened this boundary to include some additional areas. To check if your area is within the required boundary, please check the area boundary map.

Application Procedure

To apply for the Sir Thomas White Charity Grant, please download and complete the application form from our website.

Please note that this scholarship will be advertised again in autumn 2017.

For further information please see our Scholarship Terms and Conditions page.

Further Information

Entry Requirements

If you hold any of the following qualifications you will be eligible for entry (subject to conditions below):

- A Diploma in Management Studies from a British University
- Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategy Management
- Association of Business Executives (ABE) PG Diploma in Business Management
- NCC Education PG Diploma in Business Management
- Other Business Management qualifications of the same level also considered

In addition to a qualifications listed above, we require you to have a minimum of two years of relevant management experience. We will consider your application if you can prove any prior experiential learning relevant to the course.

Course Fees

For Academic Year 19/20 only:

Part Time & Distance Learning : £3,510 full course fee

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