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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top-up

Graduate from the University of Worcester

The Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM) is recognised as suitable entry onto the University of Worcester‘s MBA top-up programme. Allowing students to fast-track their studies to gain a full MBA award.


The Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM) is a master’s level programme that allow students to access onto the MBA Top-up with the University of Worcester. This is your flexible route to an MBA is designed to suit your lifestyle and career ambitions.

*Video courtesy of the University of Worcester 

  • The University of Worcester is an award-winning university registered by Royal Charter in the UK and regulated and inspected by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Founded in1946, the University of Worcester has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, purposeful research.

    This UK university is known for the quality of their degrees with employers actively seeking out University of Worcester graduates. The University of Worcester delivers degree programmes to nearly 10,000 students and employs 1,000 staff.

  • The University of Worcester MBA is an internationally-recognised postgraduate qualification in management, aimed at graduates, of any discipline, who have an interest in developing their understanding of the practices of leading a business, have aspirations to run their own business, or are keen to move into general management.

    This programme includes on campus and distance learning, whereby students are required to complete the following modules:

    1. 20-credit Research Methods module completed on campus
    2. 40-credit Dissertation completed through distance learning

    After successful completion of the NCC Education Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (120 credits) students can apply directly to the University of Worcester to complete their MBA.

  • Complete 120-credit Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM) can fast-track their studies to gain a full MBA from the University of Worcester in the UK. 120 credits from the Level 7 Diploma (L7DBM) will form part of the 180 credit Master of Business Administration (MBA).

    This means students will only need to complete a 20-credit Research Methods module and a 40-credit dissertation to acquire a full MBA and graduate from the University of Worcester.


    * How to complete 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.

  • 20-credit Research Methods module – completed at
    university campus in the UK
    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top-up Degree has a two-week on campus requirement, which means students will have to travel to the UK to attend the two-week Research Methods classes at the University of Worcester.

    During these two weeks, students will attend a Research Methods class delivered by University faculty; after which students may leave the UK to complete the dissertation section through distance learning.

    40-credit Dissertation – distance learning
    Students are required to undertake a single 40-credit master’s level dissertation under the supervision of a qualified academic with an appropriate level of expertise in the subject area of the dissertation. A supervisor will work with each student to complete a 10,000-word dissertation through distance learning. The hand-in date of the dissertation will be 6 to 9 months after the start of the course.

  • Contact postgraduate@nccedu.com for advice and instructions on how to apply.

“The Level 7 Diploma in Business Management gave me the opportunity to start my MBA journey. I successfully completed my MBA degree through the University of Worcester and would highly recommend NCC Education to other students.”

– Walid Abou El-Dhab

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