Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top Up


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.


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) toTop Up programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.

The MBA 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.

We are an authorised centre of OTHM and you can study this Level 7 qualification with us. This qualification has four mandatory units and two optional units normally studied over one academic year. There is no sit-in examination involved and assessment is made solely on assignments and projects work. To check if you qualify to study this course, please contact us.


You will study the RQF Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership at Campus FP IVT, on successful completion you will be awarded this diploma by OTHM UK. After this you can seek managerial levels positions in multinational companies or/and a place in the Top Up MBA programme, which is delivered by London Graduate School and the MBA Degree is validated by University of Chichester in the UK.

MBA qualification

Stage 1: OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits, 60 ECTS)

• Delivered by IVT Centres

• 100% coursework based

• Awarded by OTHM UK

Stage 2: Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) (60 credits, 30 ECTS)

• Only single module 'Consultancy Project Report', 12,000 words

• Delivered over 15 weeks (1 terms) by London Graduate School

• Successful completion of research will get an award of MBA from University of Chichester UK

You will study the following units and pass them all to get the Level 7 qualification by OTHM

Mandatory Units

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Business Research Methods

Optional Units: Choose any TWO

  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Globalisation and Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Strategic Marketing

Consultancy Project for MBA top-up

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, through enabling you to demonstrate your capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection.

You will evidence this by producing a ‘Consultancy Project Report’ (CPR) of 12000 words.

Stage 1: Level 7 Diploma 

Normally studies between 9 - 12 months on full time basis and flexible on part time basis.

Stage 2: Consultancy Project

The ‘Consultancy Project’ module could be completed in one academic term of 15 weeks or may be studied part time over two terms.

- Level 7 Diploma is assessed by IVT Centre and awarded by OTHM

- MBA top-up is assessed by London Graduate School and awarded by University of Chichester