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MBA (Top Up) - MBA

Why study this course?

London Met’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top Up course is for those who have already acquired a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (or equivalent) from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or Oxademy Business School and also have a minimum of two years’ management work experience. Designed to enhance your learning with support from a team of experienced academic tutors, it is accessible from anywhere in the world.

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The MBA top-up is a distance learning course that allows greater flexibility for learning. Teaching and project supervision take place online via Skype, email and telephone with a dedicated team of London Met academic staff.

You'll develop both theoretical and practical knowledge through two key modules. This will improve your analytical skills and give you more confidence when communicating complex ideas and business analysis.

We’ll also teach you the necessary leadership and strategic management skills to design, plan, organise and deliver an individual research report at a professional standard.


The course is assessed through a 5,000-word research proposal and a business consultancy project report of 8,000 to 10,000 words.

You will be required to have:

  • a good bachelor’s degree (2.2) in any subject or equivalent
  • a recognised Level 7 award that is equivalent to 120 credits in Leadership and Management, which maps closely with the content of the London Met MBA – because of the wide variety of qualifications this covers, each individual application will be reviewed for suitability by the course team
  • a minimum of two years' management experience, which is supported by employer references

You will also need to indicate your proposed research topic in the personal statement on your application.

Because this is a distance learning course, you will be able to complete the course from your own country of residence.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For this course, IELTS may be required at a minimum of 6 or equivalent. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

This course is delivered online and consists of two modules:

  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • MBA Consultancy Report (40 credits)

The Research Methods module will consist of a series of recorded lectures plus individual tutorial support to enable students to write a research proposal.

The MBA Consultancy Report is an 8,000 to 10,000-word research project based on the research proposal which will need to be completed over approximately three months.

The course can provide entry into a variety of careers in UK and international organisations. Previous students have found employment in a range of public, private and third sector organisations, including roles in marketing, finance and general management. As well as securing new employment, the MBA has also helped others advance further within their current careers.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Current Oxademy students must apply through Oxademy. Otherwise, use the apply button to begin your application.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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