MBA International Master of Business Administration (Top-Up) (Buckinghamshire New University)


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If you are already an experienced manager and have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (or equivalent), this program will allow you to top-up your existing qualification to a full IMBA.

Your final project may take the form of a dissertation, consultancy project or work-based learning project, and this flexibility will mean that you can tailor your learning to suit your needs.

The Bucks International MBA has been developed to address business leadership in an uncertain world of continuous disruption. It will provide a strategic and global view with recurring themes throughout problem solving, creative thinking and developing empathy all within an international context. In addition, it addresses issues that many organizations face in the present climate: operating in a global setting, ensuring business resilience and sustainability. The importance of these contextual issues is recognised by the title of the program and the recurring themes. It is not intended to be a program on managing international business but it is intended to be a program about doing business in an international setting.

The content has been designed to address these issues. In addition, the learning processes are designed to meet students’ many preferences and opportunities: for those students who wish to be able to balance continued study with continued work or career, this Flexible and Distributed Learning version will meet their needs. In particular, this will satisfy the needs of a number of international students whose circumstances (e.g. visa, finances) may prevent them from prolonged periods in the UK for study. The option of selecting the precise nature of the self-managed learning element (dissertation, consultancy project or negotiated work-based learning project) will enable students to influence not only the content of their studies but also the process and outcomes.

Subject information and delivery

Year 1 Modules

  • Dissertation (optional)
  • Consultancy Project (optional)
  • Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (optional)

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants for Direct Entry to this top-up programme will be expected to have 240 credits or equivalent gained on a related program such as Foundation Degree, OTHM, HND or Advanced Diploma acceptable to the University.

Mature students without formal qualifications, but with appropriate experience, may be admitted to the course in-line with the University’s admission statement regarding mature students.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to show some evidence of appropriate English language proficiency.

Mature students will also need to demonstrate how they will benefit from the programme through the submission of a personal statement.

Why choose us?

  • High-Quality Education
  • Affordable Price
  • Innovation Educational Technologies
  • Worldwide Recognition
  • Becoming Future Talent
  • Entrepreneurial experience
  • Life-long Learning Partner
  • GEFT Ecosystem
  • International Alumni network
  • Learn anywhere anytime

About Buckinghamshire New University

Originally established as a School of Science and Art in 1891, our University has been transforming lives for 130 years. We’re proud to make a difference because of the education we provide, our research, and the positive impact we make on the environment and our communities.

Our campuses are safe and welcoming places, where everyone can be themselves and know that they belong. We embrace and celebrate diversity in our University community where we all respect and support each other.

We deliver an education that works for all, regardless of background or circumstance, and provides skills for life, to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. Student satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on ensuring our students reach their full potential through our employment-focused and skills-based education.  We work hard to provide students with highly interactive, quality teaching, in our caring, inclusive and supportive learning community.

We’re ambitious for all our students and their future employability is very important to us. That’s why we work tirelessly so that every student is well-prepared and confident to succeed in their chosen careers. We blend academic and hands-on practical learning with work placements to inspire, challenge, and motivate our students to aim high and achieve their career goals. Our lecturers are industry and sector professionals to ensure our graduates are armed with the know-how to hit the ground running in their future careers.

Our partnership with Bucks Students’ Union provides our students with many different opportunities to try new things, develop additional skills, and make friendships for life. We make a significant financial investment in the Students’ Union to ensure that almost all their activities are free of charge. It’s part of our ethos that there should be no barriers to embracing all that life at our University offers.

We continue to be open to new ideas and innovative ways of doing things. From inspiring teaching to our tireless efforts to do the right thing for our students, staff, the environment, and as a good community neighbor.

About OTHM

OTHM is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). OTHM always aim to develop as an organisation that is forward-thinking in order to support professions and industry by providing excellent qualifications that contribute for a highly qualified and experienced workforce.

The main objectives are:

  • To uphold the integrity of our qualifications and assessments
  • To provide British Standard Qualifications globally
  • To promote professionalism
  • To promote ethical practice
  • To promote equality and diversity

World-Wide Recognition

World Degree programs are world-wide recognized and authorised by OTHM, PEARSON, BTEC, NCC. The programs are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). We offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised.



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