MBA Top-Up - Inclusive of Level 7 Pathway Diploma


With highly experienced tutors guiding the completion of an MBA, this programme fosters personal and managerial development, encouraging students to make unique contributions. The MBA programme has earned an excellent reputation among employers in private, public and voluntary sectors, enabling graduates to pursue senior positions within organisations or even continue their academic journey with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree.

For those seeking to specialise, the Research Specialisation Certificate is an optional add-on, allowing students to choose a management area of interest, such as finance, marketing, human resources, or operations and conduct in-depth research. Successful completion of the MBA Dissertation module earns students this exclusive certificate, recognised by the University and emphasises their commitment to academic research and specialised knowledge.

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, awarded by Qualifi and delivered by the School of Business and Technology London. The second phase is the MBA Top Up, awarded and delivered by the University of Central Lancashire through distance learning. This programme offers the same high-quality education as its on-campus counterparts, with access to video lectures, interactive assessments and online discussion forums. Students also benefit from comprehensive support services, including academic and technical assistance and access to online resources. School of Business and Technology London partners with Chestnut Education Group to promote this programme. 

Founded in 1828, the University of Central Lancashire is a public university based in Preston, Lancashire, England. Today, UCLAN is one of the largest in the United Kingdom, with a student and staff community of nearly 38,000. At present, the University has academic partners in all regions of the globe, and it is on a world stage that the first-class quality of its education was first recognised. In 2010, UCLAN became the first UK modern Higher Education institution to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2018, the Centre for World University Rankings estimated Central Lancashire to be in the top 3.7 per cent of all global universities, highlighting the growth the University has made in offering students real-world learning experiences and reflecting the University’s extensive pool of academic talent.

  • Ranked in the top 7% of universities worldwide.
  • Student Communities from more than 100 countries
  • WES Recognised

Qualifi is a UK Government (Ofqual.gov.uk) regulated awarding organisation and has developed a reputation for supporting relevant skills in a range of job roles and industries, including Leadership, Enterprise and Management, Hospitality and catering, Health and Social Care, Business Process Outsourcing and Public Services. Qualifi is also a signatory to BIS international commitments of quality. The following are the key facts about Qualifi.

  • Regulated by Ofqual.gov.uk
  • World Education Services (WES) Recognised
  • Assignments and Project
  • No examinations
  • Applicants should normally have a good first degree or equivalent and be working in or have recently worked within business management area.
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification.

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 - Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Programme Structure

To attain 120 credits, learners must complete the six compulsory units and select at least two optional units.

Mandatory Units

  • Unit 702: Manage Team Performance to Support Strategy

Unit code: Y/506/9067

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit's objective is to enable learners to delve into the evaluation and enhancement of team performance to achieve strategic goals. Additionally, learners will be introduced to various management models, concepts, and ideas that can assist in establishing objectives for departments, projects, teams, and individual performance.

  • Unit 704: Information Management and Strategic Decision Taking

Unit code: H/506/9068

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit aims to tackle the abundance and intricacy of data and information accessible to organisations and to teach how to analyse, apply, and ascertain its value in shaping strategic decisions.

  • Unit 705: Leading a Strategic Management Project 

Unit code: L/506/9065

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit will engage the learner in crafting research and methodologies to bolster a strategic management project. They will need to assess options and data sources critically before presenting the outcomes of the project.

  • Unit 706: Strategic Direction

Unit code: D/506/9068

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

The purpose of this unit is to delve into the strategic aims and objectives of an organisation and to understand their importance in defining direction, as well as gauging success and progress for the organisation. Additionally, the unit will examine how various strategic options may lead the organisation to alter its course.

  • Unit 711: Strategic Planning

Unit code: Y/506/9070

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit focuses on the significance of the strategic planning process in crafting suitable strategies and creating a plan that garners support from stakeholders and other organizational leaders. Learners will also engage in a critical evaluation of the program and its subsequent success.

  • Unit 724: Development as a Strategic Manager

Unit code: J/506/9064

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit aims to foster organizational and self-awareness in learners. It lays the groundwork for a self-critical and reflective approach to personal development, which is essential when operating strategically. Additionally, it considers broader contextual factors within the organization and the environment, recognizing their role in contributing to the overall strategic success of both the individual and the organization.

 

Optional Units

  • Unit 703: Finance for Managers

Unit code: D/506/9071

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

The purpose of this unit is to assist learners in comprehending and applying financial information and data. This unit holds significance for learners as it aids in making informed financial decisions.

  • Unit 708: Strategic Marketing

Unit code: M/506/9074

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit will explore the foundational models, techniques, and theories that form the basis of marketing and can contribute to achieving strategic objectives. It will also give learners a critical comprehension of the marketing function within intricate organizations.

  • Unit 710: Organisational Change Strategies

Unit code: K/506/9073

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

The primary objective of this unit is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to understand, plan, and execute organizational change effectively. While prevailing wisdom in the business world often emphasizes the need for fast, large-scale, and transformative change for corporate survival, there is evidence to suggest that many successful organizations adopt a slower and more cautious approach. Moreover, change initiatives have a reported failure rate of around 70%. This underscores the complexity of managing organizational change, making it a critical skill for successful leaders and organizations.

This unit will scrutinize the evolving nature of organizations and the associated challenges they encounter. It will explore the key approaches to change management and demonstrate how these align with the various types of changes organizations undergo, particularly concerning individual, group, and organizational behaviour.

  • Unit 712: Human Resource Planning

Unit code: H/506/9072

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit will cover key considerations in planning for and acquiring a workforce capable of achieving strategic objectives. It will also examine the limitations and external factors that impact an organization's HR practices.

 

Phase 2 - MBA Top-Up

Programme Structure

  • Dissertation Module

Delivery Methods

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership awarded by Qualifi 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 Top Up, awarded and delivered by the University of Central Lancashire through distance learning. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers a range of distance learning options for students who require the flexibility to study remotely. These options include online courses, blended learning, and supported distance learning. UCLan's distance learning courses are designed to provide students with the same high-quality education as on-campus courses, with access to resources such as video lectures, online discussion forums, and interactive assessments. The University also provides a range of support services for distance learning students, including academic support, technical support, and access to the University's library and online resources.

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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