The Arden University MBA Top-Up Degree gives you the opportunity to build on existing qualifications and unlock enhanced career prospects.
You may not have realised, but that Postgraduate qualification you already have can fast-track you to a full MBA with just 12 months of study and at a fraction of the cost of a full MBA.
In this Top-up Masters Degree you will study the development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future. You'll also complete a work-based project in an area of your choice.
At Arden you study completely online through Distance Learning, so it's the perfect place to gain your MBA top-up, as it can be tailored around your lifestyle and commitments.
120 credits at level 7 in a broadly based business/management award, for example a Post Graduate Diploma in Business, plus 2 years suitable work experience. If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above
Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you will have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day-to-day role.
A vital part of your Distance Learning MBA Top-up work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue.
To support your development, Arden will provide you with academic support online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete the assessments.
Your tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.
You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page
Please note: These fees are for students starting in July 2019. For new applicants starting from October 2019, fees will increase by £1,000.
Pay in Full
You can pay for your Arden University course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.
You can pay for your studies as you go along. That means no monthly payment obligations; you simply make the next payment when you are ready to start the next stage of your course. So if you can’t pay upfront or perhaps aren’t eligible for a student loan, you can pay in bitesize chunks.
We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Unfortunately, we are currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. Students can also pay via PayPal if they are paying in GBP.
You will study a cross-cutting ‘strategic’ module during your MBA Top-up Degree, designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards by considering contemporary ideas in a global context. The development and implementation of strategy and how you can sustain both yourself and the organisation you manage in the future are also themes you will explore.
This will be followed by a work-based project in a relevant area of your choice, providing you with the opportunity to add value to your employer's business and enhance your CV.
This MBA from Arden University provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking in preparation for key positions in industry, commerce and the public sector.
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.
You can complete your Top-Up and get your MBA qualification within just a year. There is no minimum completion time but we expect students to study Implementing Strategy in the first quarter and then spend at least 6 months on the dissertation. The duration will vary depending on your rate of progress - you can access modules at a pace that is convenient for you. The maximum time you have to complete your MBA at Arden is 2.5 years.
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