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Master of Business Administration 
(top up)

Awarded by University of Central Lancashire


12 Months


All assignments. No Exam

Jan, May, Sep


About the University

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is based in Preston, in the north west of the UK. In addition to main city centre campus, it has facilities in Burnley, Westlakes in Cumbria and Llangollen Outdoor Centre in North Wales. 24,000 students from 100 different countries are enrolled, making it one of the largest student bodies in the country.


The MBA programme is designed to enhance the strategic thinking and decision-making of business managers and develop their critical understanding of business management.


Students that are intending to take this programme are expected to come from variety of business sectors, and therefore this programme will develop their in-depth business knowledge and thinking.

Delivered by

Qualifi/ OTHM

University of Central Lancashire

study Mode

Online - Distance Learning

No. of Modules

6 modules + 1 dissertation


All assignments

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree qualification in any subject from a recognized institution and 1 or more years of working experience.

  • Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership OR Any other OfQual/SQA approved qualification with 120 credits at Level 7, in Business and Management.

  • A professional qualification equivalent to a degree and a minimum of two years of working experience.

  • A Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent qualification awarded by universities and five years of working experience of which at least 2 years at managerial level.

  • Candidates without Diploma qualifications but with more than eight years of work experience of which at least three years at managerial level.

Programme Structures 

Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in International Business Law

  1. ​Strategic Leadership

  2. Strategic Management

  3. Strategic Human Resource Management

  4. Advanced Business Research Methods

  5. Strategic Financial Management

  6. Strategic Marketing


Master of Business Administration (Top-up)

Dissertation (60 credits) 

Awarded by: 


Delivered by: 


Progression Pathway

Stage 1

Qualifi / OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

Delivered by

Qualifi or OTHM

Awarded by

Qualifi or OTHM

Stage 2

Master of Business Administration (Top-Up)

Delivered & awarded by 

University of Central Lancashire

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