The MBA advanced entry route (top-up) lets you top-up your existing diploma level qualifications to an MBA at Roehampton’s well-established Business School.
6-12 months (full-time)
12- 24 months (part-time)
Number of credits:
60 credits at Level 7
Specific entry requirements
The MBA advanced entry route (top-up) is designed for students who have already studied a broad range of Business Management subject areas (120 credits at Level 7) through an APCL (Accreditation of prior certified learning).
Examples of eligible qualifications include the Diploma in Management Studies, Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategy Management, Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership, and ICC Education PG Diploma in Business Management.
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Why this course
This MBA programme is dual accredited meaning upon graduation you are eligible for a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).*
A flexible delivery pattern allows you to top up to an MBA in as little as six months (up to 24 months).
Participate in the Global Leadership Programme which will develop your skillset and professionalism through lectures, workshops and networking.
The Roehampton MBA is especially designed with early career professionals in mind.
Option to complete a consultancy project with a multinational corperation or leading SEM in London, or undertake a supervised applied research project.
Course and Module Details
Do you want to top-up your existing qualifications to an MBA at a supportive, and career-focussed Business School?
The Roehampton MBA puts emphasis on the analysis of global organisations' best practices and strategies and it provides the opportunity to pursue a consultancy project with either a multinational corporation or a leading SME in London.
You will learn in a stimulating active blended learning environment that values critical appraisal and reflective practice. This programme has been designed with input from successful senior managers, and will equip you with an understanding of the needs of global business. This MBA will also prepare you for the challenges of senior management within an international business environment.
On this top-up programme, you will study two taught modules as well as complete a supervised applied research or a consultancy project.
The compulsory taught module is Problem Solving and Research Methods for Managers (20 credits) and will provide knowledge and practical insight into problem solving and research methods.
The compulsory third module is Applied Research or a Consultancy Project (20 credits). Drawing on the proposal developed in the Project Methods and Data Analysis Module, you will produce a management research/consultancy 6,000-word report.
On successful completion of your MBA you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and manage global business operations; to absorb complex information; to make difficult strategic decisions and communicate them effectively; and to lead and manage cross-cultural project teams
The Business School at Roehampton has a dedicated Careers Officer as well as a wide array of university careers resources that are made available to students to assist them in exploring career opportunities. You will be invited to specific career events such as Employability Week, Guest Speakers as well as Employer events at the university.
*This programme is dual accredited to a CMI qualification. Upon successful completion of the programme, Roehampton on-campus students, who complete the whole programme with Roehampton, will be eligible for a CMI L7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to passing the required mapped CMI modules and CMI moderation).
Course subject to validation
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
Tuition fees and funding
September 2023 / January 2024 / April 2024 entry tuition fees
Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.
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2023/24 entry funding
On the top-up MBA you will build up the skills in leadership and management required to cope with careers in diversified business, social and political environments.
The current pandemic has forced organisations to develop a new sense of purpose and value which will lead to the creation of more career opportunities for those who will benefit from a top-up MBA.
On graduating you will be equipped to work as a manager in a multinational corporation, international SME or start your own consultancy business.
How to apply
You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
- Check our application deadlines
- View our entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- View our general entry criteria and application FAQs below
If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
- See our Finance pages for more details
Postgraduate application process FAQs
How do I apply?
To apply, you need to complete our online application form.
Do I need to complete all of my online application at once?
No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.
What are the entry criteria and fees?
We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.
What is the deadline for postgraduate applications?
If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.
Does Roehampton offer financial support for postgraduates?
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.
Do you offer student accommodation for postgraduates?
Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.
Find out more on our accommodation pages.
Validation and curriculum review
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
Join a Business School with a social conscience
At Roehampton Business School we provide you with a flexible, career-focused journey towards successful and fulfilling graduate careers. Roehampton Business School is an inclusive learning community. We want our students to become business leaders who will have a positive impact on society through their ethos, their company culture and through an understanding and appreciation of sustainability. These values are embedded in both our teaching and research.
Below you can find the ways that Roehampton Business School will help you in both your studies and your future career.
- Dedicated career service with a team of careers specialists to provide support and guidance.
- All students have the option to include a one-year work placement as part of their degree.
- Our Business Advisory Board comprise senior business leaders who work closely with us to ensure that our courses are industry-relevant and cutting-edge.
- Access to events with guest speakers and professional bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (all of which accredit the Business School degrees).
- Experience the opportunities that come with the Roehampton Business School working closely with the neighboring chambers of commerce including the Wandsworth Chambers of Commerce.
- The opportunity to participate in national and international business competitions.
- Our UG Business courses are taught on two days per week in year one, giving you the space to undertake part-time work and fit your studies around other commitments.
- We have excellent facilities for commuting students, including a free bus service, free on-campus parking and free bicycle storage facilities.
- You will receive remote access to your learning resources so you can learn from home as well as campus.
- You can participate in opportunities to share student research. The Sticky Campus Conference can be viewed here.
London’s Campus University
- You will study on a beautiful and safe parkland campus that will inspire you.
- First-rate facilities including (in our view) the best university library in London.
- We have the Esports Arena based in the Business School for those who are into competitive gaming or just want to relax after lectures.
Need help before you apply?
Doing all we can to support our students' lives at Roehampton
At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.
We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.