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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top-up

Graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Level 7 Diploma in Business Management is recognised as suitable entry onto Cardiff Metropolitan University‘s MBA Top-up programme. Allowing students to fast-track their studies to gain a full MBA award.

The MBA Advanced Entry route is specially designed for students that hold an approved Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in a Management subject. Students with this qualification have the opportunity to apply directly onto the programme and complete 60 credits to qualify for the award of MBA.

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How to study the Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM)?

Students can attend face-to-face classes with an NCC Education Accredited Partner Centre (APC), or take the independent route and study 100% online. Our blended route offers the best of both worlds, with a mix of face-to-face teaching and online learning.

To attend face-to-face classes or if you would like to take the blended study route please contact one of our Accredited Partner Centres directly.

If you would like to study fully online, contact postgraduate@nccedu.com.

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, formerly University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Prifysgol Athrofâu Cymru, Caerdydd is a university which is one of three non-Russell group universities located in the city of Cardiff. The university offers degree courses in a variety of disciplines.

  • The course consists of the Research Methods module (20 credits) and the Dissertation (40 credits) on a topic of their choice, making it a popular option for individuals committed to developing their careers in senior management.

    Due to the current climate, the course is delivered through a distance learning mode of study; information and guidance given to the student mirrors which would have ordinarily been given during the induction week at either Cardiff Metropolitan University or one of our partners. There are scheduled interactive webinars for Research Methods followed by one to one sessions with a designated supervisor for the Dissertation. Help and guidance is provided along the way plus online tools to support development.

    On successful completion of the course, the student receives a Cardiff Metropolitan University certificate in ‘Master of Business Administration’ as well as a transcript and HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report). The student is also invited to attend the graduation ceremony based in Cardiff.


    • Distance learning
    • Interactive webinars
    • 20 credit research methods module
    • 40 credit dissertation
  • The NCC Education Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM).

  • The course content is made up of two parts and takes approximately seven months to complete. The first module is Research Methods (two months) followed by the Dissertation (five months), where the student will be required to submit an 8000 -10,000 word Dissertation on their chosen subject, preferably related to their line of work.

    The Research Methods module introduces research as practised in business and management disciplines. Following satisfactory completion of the module, students will progress to the dissertation.

  • If you would like to apply to this programme, Speak to your local NCC Education Accredited Partner Centre

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