The University of Wolverhampton

MBAMaster of Business Administration (Top-up)

Why choose this course?

This course is aimed at those who hold a Masters in a business related area, have a minimum of two years general management experience and wish to top-up to an MBA. This programme builds upon your studies at Masters levels by developing strategic management perspectives and analysis. It will also provide you with an ability to research a critical area of management or business.

What happens on the course?

Strategic Management

This module will focus on how to analyse, plan and implement successful strategies for organisations operating in a national and/or international context.

Reflective Practitioner

Business Analysis Project
You will undertake a significant independent business analysis project which will be supported by a supervisor

The module will require you to reflect critically on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint and explore the implications for professional practice.

Why Wolverhampton?

The MBA is a programme that is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of management education. Once you have gained a minimum of two years managerial experience you may take the opportunity to add to your existing studies at Masters level to gain an MBA..

Career path

Successful completion of the MBA will enhance your career prospects in a number of managerial roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The MBA may provide the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas (such as accounting, marketing and human resources) as well as further academic study such as a PhD.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Analyse strategic perspectives regionally, nationally and internationally at organisation and sector levels
  2. Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation.
  3. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
  4. Evaluate the role and contribution of integrative strategic or leadership approaches.
  5. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.

Entry requirements

  • A Masters in a Business Management related degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent.
  • A position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s postgraduate studies and/or employer
  • If English is not the applicant’s first language, they will need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Part time £5,444

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. The loans will provide a non means-tested loan of up to £10,000 for Masters degrees in all subject areas and modes of study. More information can be found at

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites, or Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount ( If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at


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