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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an esteemed postgraduate qualification that provides an overview of key business practices and is highly valued by top employers and businesses globally.

An MBA is usually studied once you’ve gained a few years of professional experience and achievement of this degree can lead to greater professional prospects, improved professional reputation and a wider business network.

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership consists of 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units, making a combined total of 120 credits.

Mandatory units

  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Leadership (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Business Research Methods (20 credits)

Optional units: Choose any TWO

  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)
  • Globalisation and Corporate Governance (20 credits)
  • Strategic Change Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing (20 credits)

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learners must be 21 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up)

The MBA final stage top-up programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.

The top-up programme allows you to achieve an MBA qualification in up to six months, so it is a fast track to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects.

To join the MBA (top-up), you should already hold the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification, and you should have suitable managerial experience.

The flexible nature of the programme means that most students complete it within approximately four to six months.

The top-up programme consists of a compulsory single module

  • Consultancy Project Report (60 credits)

The module provides the opportunity for you to examine an area of particular interest within an appropriate organisational context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development, by enabling you to demonstrate your capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection.

The purpose of this programme is to deliver a practical and realistic solution to a business-related strategic challenge, which in turn is supported by appropriate reference to theoretical and conceptual analysis. You will evidence this by producing a ‘Consultancy Project Report’ of 12,000 words.

To apply for this course, you need to possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification, you must also have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience at graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, project management etc.

Assessment and Progression

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the M-Gibes College of Business & Management, UK and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criteria referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

On successful completion of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, learners are eligible to progress to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) programme with advanced standing with many universities in the UK and overseas.

The Master of Business Administration programme is awarded by the University of Chichester. The Consultancy Project Report is delivered and assessed by our UK based academic team using our virtual learning platform and direct support from your allocated supervisor.

Progression Route

Completing any of the level of qualifications will enable learners a progression to the next level of higher education at any UK university.

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up)

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