London Met’s online Master of Business Administration (Top-up) (MBA) 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 equivalent and also have a minimum of two years’ proven management work experience. The programme is designed to enhance your learning with support from a team of experienced academic tutors, and it is accessible from anywhere in the world.
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:
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.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
This module is the essential integrative and concluding module for the MBA course and involves all MBA and MBA pathway students. It seeks to bring general and specialist areas of the course together and enable students to undertake a research project which investigates an organisational or a sector issue with the aim of making ethical and socially responsible recommendations for the future of the organisation or sector. The module also enables students to communicate the aims, process, findings and recommendations of the research in accessible and engaging formats suitable for diverse audiences.
The full report of the research project will be between 8,000-9,000 words in length. In addition students will produce a summary of the aims, process, findings and recommendations of the research suitable for communicating with a business audience (1,000 words equivalency). This will be in a medium of the student’s own choice, and could be, for example, an article, a website, a video, a poster or a brochure. Each student will have completed a research proposal prior to commencing the module which should form the basis of the research project. The project will be agreed by the module leader and the student will then be assigned a supervisor.
This module is core for all MBA and MBA pathway students. An MBA programme has a significant role to play in developing its students as responsible and evidence informed management practitioners. This module challenges the criticism often levied at business research and the teaching of research methods by adopting a learning-centred, reflective and integrated approach. This will support all MBA students’ understanding of research-informed practice and research methods. It will prepare them to undertake and to communicate a business research project which links context with management theory, evidence and practice. It will provide a firm foundation in the philosophical and practical factors that characterise business research, the opportunity to critically analyse and evaluate recent research studies and support the development of a research proposal. In this way it will support the development of the research-related management knowledge and skills necessary for professional development and the decision making processes appropriate to management practitioners
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.
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Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
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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MBA graduate, Alfie Magliano, speaks about his time studying at London Met.