Master of Business Administration (Top-Up) via Study Centres MBA

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Fast-track your career in business leadership. Demonstrate your value to employers. Qualify for senior roles with significant responsibility.

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Overview

An MBA is an internationally respected business qualification. In one year you will develop a strategic understanding of all aspects of managing a successful business. You will study a broad range of topics, from global corporate strategy to international business environment.

The course prepares you for senior roles that have major responsibility. Our aim is to accelerate your progress towards well-paid positions of leadership.

Please contact your Study Centre for the duration and mode of this course.

This course is also available on campus at Sunderland. For more details or to apply, please visit the MBA course page.

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Why us?

  • 'World-leading' research in Business, according to the Latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Course structure

You will complete a dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with your tutor. There is a high level of personal research and independent working, under supervision from your tutor.

Your progressed will be assessed through assignments and your dissertation.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.

Modules on this course include:

  • Financial Management and Control (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management in an International Context (15 credits)
  • MBA Project (60 credits)

 

Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.

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Facilities

This course is taught in various quality-assured partner universities around the world. For more information about each study centre, please use the left hand menu.

Entry requirements

Our typical offer is


  • GPA 2.40 from a Canadian bachelor's degree
  • GPA 2.5 from a USA bachelor's degree



You must have a minimum six months work experience and you should be able to demonstrate your ability to operate at a managerial level.

For candidates with over 5 years experience at a managerial level but without an undergraduate degree the programme leader will review applicants based upon their suitability for the course.

We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

Fees and finance

Please contact the relevant study centre website for information about tuition fees and scholarship.

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This information was correct at the time of publication.

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Employment

An MBA is a challenging qualification which requires significant dedication. Employers recognise its worth, and the value that an MBA-qualified business leader can bring to their organisation.

Sunderland MBA graduates now work in a number of roles, including a Financial Controller in the Gulf region, Operations Director in an oil company, General Manager in Eastern Europe, Division Chief in China, Business Development Manager for an automotive supplier, Vice President of a Canadian corporation.


Meet the students

  • The visits to world-known companies like BMW and Audi in Munich are of great benefit.
    Kendrick Lim, MBA student

    Kendrick Lim

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