Master of Business Administration (Top Up)

Master of Business Administration (Top Up)


6 Months

Start Date

February , June and September


Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a prestigious and globally recognised business qualification, suitable for experienced business executives. The programme is designed to enhance the strategic thinking and decision-making of business managers and develop their critical understanding of business management.

The Master of Business Administration is a prestigious postgraduate qualification that is highly valued by leading employers. This course covers the core sectors in the business field which includes entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, statistics, finance, business ethics, business law, managerial economics, business strategy and analysis, operations, administration and communication. MBA can also help you specialise in a new industry you want to move to, or in your current sector.

This professional qualification improves the chances of progression in a career path. This qualification helps the learner to oversee, supervise and allocate the operations in a business firm. The aims of the program are to make the candidate capable of understanding the functional aspects of a company and of acquiring the skills for communication and decision making.

The program Master of Business Administration Top awarded by the Anglia Ruskin University. School of Business London works in partnership with Chestnut Education Group to promote the program.

About Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University began in 1858 as the Cambridge School of Art founded by William Beaumont. It was then merged with the Cambridge shire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education and was renamed Anglia Polytechnic. It was then given university status in 1992 and renamed Anglia Ruskin University in 2005. The university has campuses in UK (Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough), as well as they are partnered with institutions around the world including Berlin, Budapest, Trinidad, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Entry requirements

1) Applicants are required to have the following entry requirements:

One of the following Postgraduate Diploma qualifications:

  • Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management
  • ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management
  • Eduqual (SQA) Level 11 Diploma in Business Management
  • NCC Education Level 7 Diploma in Business Management
  • Pearson Level 7 Diploma in Business Management


  • Minimum of 2 years of Managerial work experience

Further, candidates are also required to demonstrate their English language proficiency.

Candidates with non-standard postgraduate qualifications, and significant level of managerial work experience can be considered on case by case basis.

Qualification Structure

2) As a part of the MBA (top up) programme, students are expected to complete 60 credits worth of studies, usually comprise of the following modules:

a. Marketing Planning (15 Credits)

Covering two themes, we’ll help you critically understand the practical tools, techniques, operations and processes involved in marketing. You’ll discover the marketing decisions on which effective marketing decisions and planning are based.

b. Finance for Decision Making (15 Credits)

Leaders require a comprehensive understanding of how financial considerations can influence decisions this module explores the financial factor and the techniques that might assist informed management decisions. It is assumed that you will have already acquired a knowledge of financial vocabulary, the concepts behind basic financial terminology and the financial statements. You will advance these skills by considering the availability of financial information that may be relevant to decision making, how they contribute to arriving at an informed decision, a review of the type of decision and differing requirements, leading to a more bespoke deliverable information set that meets the context of the decision.

c. Entrepreneurial Action (30 Credits)

Here you will undertake a major project that focuses on your understanding and execution of entrepreneurial management in an area of specific interest to your or your organisation, such as:

  • An applied or engaged research project
  • An enterprise consultancy project
  • Taking a new business proposition through to proof of concept


As this programme is designed for busy business professionals and therefore all programme assessments are focussed on your own business organisations and your decision-making ability.

Start dates

This programme has three start date in; February, June and September each year

During the programme, students will have ac\cess to Anglia Ruskin University’s online study platform, extensive use of electronic learning resources, access to the university’s student’s union and other services.

Career Progression

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

Fees and Funding

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