MBA (Top-Up) - Online

Course Duration

6 months

Delivery Method

Online / Blended Delivery

Course Fee

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Delivered & Awarded by

Anglia Ruskin University 2019

About this Course

The qualification have been created to develop and reward the business managers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the management sectors. We hope that centres and learners take the opportunity to learn a great deal from these programmes that will provide relevant new skills and qualities. It is envisaged that these programmes will encourage both academic and professional development so that you learners move forward to realise not just their own potential but also that of organisations across a broad range of sectors.

The Master of Business Administration Top-Up programme  will 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 major business decisions organisations have to make about their future. This MBA is not just an academic course. Tutors will bring into the classroom practical real-life business problems for you to work on and solve, thus enhancing your understanding of how a business works.


Here you will undertake a major project that focuses on your understanding and execution of entrepreneurial management in an area of specific interest to your or your organisation, such as:

  • An applied or engaged research project
  • An enterprise consultancy project
  • Taking a new business proposition through to proof of concept

This is a 15,000 words dissertation.

Study Modes and Course Durations

Full timePart time
Block Delivery / Blended Learning4 Months (1 term)9 Months (2 terms)
Distance Learning / Online4 Months (1 term)9 Months (2 terms)
Full timePart time
Block Delivery
/ Blended Learning
4 Months (1 term)9 Months (2 terms)
Distance Learning
/ Online
4 Months (1 term)9 Months (2 terms)

Students will have the option of choosing either the one-term (full time) option, or two- term (part time) option for both Block Teaching (Blended) and Distance Learning (Online).

Students that have initially applied for one-term (full time) option, may request as a maximum extension of 2 weeks (under exceptional circumstances) to submit their dissertation.

However, if they require a longer extension (under mitigating grounds), they will be able to submit their work in the upcoming term, under the “part time” route. Therefore, students that require an extension of more than 2 weeks, will automatically transferred to part-time route.

About Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University began as the Cambridge School of Art founded by William Beaumont. It was then merged with the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education and was renamed Anglia Polytechnic. It was then given university status in 1992 and renamed Anglia Ruskin University in 2005. The university has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, university centres in Kings Lynn and Peterborough and partnerships with universities from the around the world including Berlin, Budapest, Trinidad, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Entry Requirements​

  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Marketing Strategy (Level 7) or equivalent

  • Applicants without a Level 7 Diploma but holding significant managerial experience will be considered for Advanced Entry on a case-by-case basis

  • Applicants who wish to complete a Postgraduate Diploma to gain entry to the MBA Final Stage can visit: Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

MBA (Top-Up)

The MBA Top-Up programme will update your management toolkit  to enhance your career

Delivered & Awarded by

Anglia Ruskin University 2019


6 months


January / September

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