MA Business Management Top-up (Work-based)

Students from Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership can progress to this course
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Programme Overview

The MA in Business Management is a Top-Up Master’s Degree course to our Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management (worth 120 credits), which provides students with the additional 60 credits of the 180 credits required to achieve a complete Master’s Degree.

This Top-Up Master’s Degree course is designed to boost your career prospects by studying for a business management Master's degree alongside your current work.

On this MA in Business Management course, you can specialise and enhance your current management or leadership capabilities and develop a more strategic view of organisational management and behaviour.

Because the course is work-based, you need to already be in a full-time, part-time or voluntary role. If you don’t have an undergraduate degree, you could still do this postgraduate course if you have several years experience in a responsible position or you have high-level skills through experience that isn’t reflected in your qualifications.

You can tailor the course to match your professional and personal aspirations and your employer’s objectives. The way you learn is flexible, so you can study wherever is most convenient for you and schedule your studies around your existing commitments.

You’ll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job, contributing to the success of your company. When you complete the course, you’ll improve your career prospects and have the skills and knowledge to perform more effectively in your job.

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Course Content
To achieve a complete MA in Business Management Degree, you need to accumulate 60 credits in addition to the 120 credits accumulated from our Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management, which can also include in-service training courses and qualifications as well as learning from on-the-job experience.

You can accumulate these additional 60 credits in two ways:
Work-based learning (WBL) projects
Most of your learning will come from work-based learning (WBL) projects. These are projects that are valuable to your employer, which you complete at work.

These WBL projects won’t involve activities you do in your day-to-day job as they need to involve new learning for you. You’ll do most of the work for these projects in your normal working hours.
Taught modules
You can study distance learning modules to expand your knowledge and understanding or to develop new skills in a more structured way.

Modules that previous students have studied include Strategic Organisational Excellence, Leadership Skills and Management, Resourcing, Learning, and Talent.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.
Entry Requirements
Entry to MA Business Management

A level 7 qualification, for example ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management.

A first degree or other equivalent international degree qualifications.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you will be able to study at a degree level English, e.g., IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/213 or LIBT-EPT.

Work experience of 5 years and above, along with two reference letters.

As an online learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.

Course Duration

04 Months

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

Will there be an interview?

There is no interview process. Your application will be submitted directly to University of Porsmouth by LIBT.

Total Fee £3,570

Payment Terms
Pay in Full: £3,570

  • Installment plans are available on request. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information!
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