Master of Business Administration (Top-up) - University of Sunderland

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18 months
2533 GBP/year
2533 GBP/year
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The Arden MBA top-up 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.


You will study a cross-cutting ‘strategic’ module, 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 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 and enhance your CV.

This MBA provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking in preparation for key positions in industry, commerce and the public sector.

Modules are:

  • Implementing Strategy
  • Research Project

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 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 can complete your MBA is 2.5 years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Corporate Strategy
  • International Business Environment
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • 12 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines




80 alternative credits


  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To gain entry to the University of Sunderland MBA Top-Up you must possess the Edexcel Diploma in Management Studies or a CMI Executive Diploma.
  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2533 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    2533 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Master of Business Administration (Top-up) - University of Sunderland
Rdi Uk