MBA (Advanced Entry)- Inclusive of Level 7 Pathway Diploma


An MBA is a significant milestone for senior managers and aspiring directors, as it combines essential theoretical knowledge with practical skills needed to lead teams and achieve tangible results effectively. Typically pursued after gaining several years of professional experience, an MBA offers numerous benefits, such as enhanced career prospects, a high professional reputation, and an expanded business network.

The programme provides access to a global network, a diverse student community, promising career opportunities, and a rigorous academic curriculum. The MBA Advanced Entry route is tailored for individuals with relevant hands-on management experience, a recognised Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in management, or a comparable qualification. The programme is designed for individuals aspiring to advance their careers in senior management. 

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, awarded by OTHM and delivered by the School of Business and Technology London. The second phase is the MBA Advanced Entry, delivered by the London Graduate School and awarded by the University of Buckingham. School of Business and Technology London partners with the London Graduate School to promote this programme.

Throughout the programme, students receive support from the academic team, including a dedicated supervisor to guide them through the Consultancy Project Report module. Once the diploma phase is completed, the MBA Advanced Entry route typically takes 6 to 9 months. Upon successful completion, students are awarded the degree of Master of Business Administration from the University of Buckingham. They also have the option to attend the graduation ceremony held in the UK, commemorating their achievements. The programme aims to provide students with comprehensive support and valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth, ensuring they make the most of their investment in their future.

Buckingham is unique. It is the only independent University in the UK with a Royal Charter and probably the smallest, with around 2,700 students (approx 1,600 on campus). The University campus is well known for being one of the most attractive locations in the region. The Great Ouse River, home to much wildlife, winds through the heart of campus. Each student mixes with over 100 other different nationalities, so being at Buckingham is just like being in a mini global village. These contacts, acquaintances and friendships carry on long after life at Buckingham is over.

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OTHM Qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised by Qualifications Wales. OTHM qualifications have achieved a reputation for maintaining significant skills in various job roles and industries like Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. OTHM serves the progression option with several UK universities that acknowledges the ability of learners after studying Level 3-7 qualifications to be considered for advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top-up and Master's/top-up programmes.

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  • Recognised by World Education Services (WES)
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  • To be eligible for the MBA , you must meet the following criteria:
  • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent higher qualification. Submission of a copy of your valid photo ID to verify your identity.
  • A Statement of Purpose outlining your motivations, career aspirations, and reasons for pursuing the MBA.
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) demonstrating a minimum of two years of work experience at the graduate level, either in a managerial or professional capacity.

By meeting these application requirements, you will take the initial steps towards joining the MBA programme, enabling you to enhance your managerial and leadership skills significantly.

English Requirements

  • A pass in English at the A level.
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree programme conducted and assessed in English.
  • An overall score of 6.5 or higher in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 72 or higher, with a minimum of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing. This includes scores from the Home Edition of TOEFL.
  • In addition to the requirements above, all applicants must participate in a live virtual interview with a staff member from the London Graduate School.

An MBA graduate can pursue a fruitful career in many industries. MBA can open career opportunities in various sectors such as banking and financial services, investment banking, management consulting, insurance, hospitality, media, information technology (IT) and marketing. An MBA is often a pathway to promotion or a career change as you will gain a professional reputation and develop essential skills in the sector you choose to pursue.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Phase 1 - OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Programme Structure

  • Strategic Management

Unit Reference Number : A/616/2724

TQT : 200                   Credit : 20

This unit aims to enhance learners' grasp of strategic and change management models. It also focuses on their capacity to evaluate strategic plans, suggest alternatives, formulate implementation strategies, and guide organizational transformations.

  • Strategic Leadership

Unit Reference Number : R/617/5012

TQT : 200                   Credit : 20

This unit offers a comprehensive grasp of leadership principles and practices. It empowers individuals with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attributes to excel as an effective team player and leader. It encourages proactivity in driving innovation and improvement to shape organizational strategy and business planning.

  • Strategic Human Resource Management

Unit Reference Number : F/616/2725

TQT : 200                   Credit : 20

This unit aims to foster learners’ comprehension of how adept strategic management of human resources aligns with achieving organizational objectives in diverse contexts. Learners will assess the impact of strategic human resource management and the implementation of leadership and management theories for organizational advancement.

  • Advanced Business Research Methods

Unit Reference Number : J/616/2726

TQT : 200                   Credit : 20

This unit seeks to cultivate learners' proficiency in crafting research proposals for various types of academically oriented management research. It fosters a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical, and ethical dimensions of study within the business environment.

  • Strategic Financial Management

Unit Reference Number : L/616/2727

TQT : 200                   Credit : 20

This unit aims to empower learners with the practical application of financial principles in organizational management. It encompasses the utilization of analytical techniques, theories, and models of management accounting. Additionally, it involves evaluating budgetary processes, suggesting funding sources, and assessing investment alternatives.

  • Supply Chain and Operations Management

Unit Reference Number : R/616/2728

TQT : 200                   Credit : 20

This unit aims to cultivate learners' comprehension of effective supply chain and operations management in competitive markets. This will be achieved by analysing case studies and real-world industry scenarios. Learners will gain insight into operational processes, techniques, and planning and control systems.

 

Phase 2 - MBA Advanced Entry

Programme Structure

  • Research Methods
  • Consultancy Project Report
     

Delivery Methods

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership awarded by OTHM and delivered by the School of Business and Technology London. The School of Business and Technology London offers flexible learning methods, including online and blended learning, allowing students to choose the mode of study that suits their preferences and schedules. The programme is self-paced and facilitated through an advanced Learning Management System. Students can easily interact with tutors through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System for course material discussions, guidance, assistance, and assessment feedback on assignments. School of Business and Technology London provides exceptional support and infrastructure for online and blended learning. Students benefit from dedicated tutors who guide and support them throughout their learning journey, ensuring a high level of assistance.

The second phase is the MBA Advanced Entry delivered by London Graduate School, awarded by the University of Buckingham through distance learning. You will receive excellent support from academic team of London Graduate School, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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