Awarded by

University of Northampton,UK

Delivered by

London School of Marketing

Study mode

2 stages


1 year

No. of modules


Assessment Method

All assignments



Start date

All year round

Course Overview

This MBA programme is carefully designed to offer in depth knowledge to aspiring business professionals that have a clear interest in and passion for Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.  You will learn to think differently to your colleagues; to think laterally and challenge convention, offering knowledge based solutions to business issues. This globally recognised qualification will support your career progression by teaching you the theory of effective management practice. It will equip you with the critical thinking and research skills that are essential in today’s business arena.

Progression Pathway

Level 11 Diploma in Business Management

Awarded by EduQual


(6 months)

MBA (Top-Up)

Awarded by University of Northampton


(6 months)

This pathway consists of two stages:


  • Stage 1: the EduQual Level 11 Diploma in Business Management and

  • Stage 2: the University of Northampton MBA (Top-Up).

Successful completion of the Stage 1 Diploma will enable direct entry onto the Stage 2 Top-Up programme.

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is a dynamic, modern university based in Northamptonshire in the heart of England. Its commitment has been to transform lives and inspire change. Testament to its growing reputation as a destination for business courses, the university was shortlisted for the third year in a row in the ‘Business School of the Year’ category of the Times Higher ducation (THE) Awards in 2015.


Graduates can expect good things from a University of Northampton degree, the university was recognised as England’s No. 1 for employability (HESA, 2012).

Module Synopsis

Stage 1 Modules (Awarded by EduQual)

  • Strategic Management

  • Change Management and Strategic Leadership

  • Strategic Resource Management in Organisations

  • Marketing Management in Practice

  • Strategic Financial Management


Stage 2 Modules (Awarded by University of Northampton)

  • Critical Issues in Business

  • Business Research Project

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the Stage 1 Diploma applicants will typically posses:

  • A UK Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and two years managerial work experience OR; 

  • At least five years managerial work experience (evaluated on an individual basis) AND;

  • A good command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above)


For direct entry onto the Stage 2 Diploma applicants will typically posses:

  • The EduQual Level 11 Diploma in Business Management OR; 

  • Edexcel Extended Diploma in Strategy Management OR;

  • Association of Business Executives (ABE) Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management OR;

  • NCC Education Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management OR;

  • ATHE Diploma in Strategic Management OR;

  • An equivalent Postgraduate Diploma in a related discipline AND;

  • A good command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above)


Applicants that do not possess the necessary qualifications for direct entry onto the Top-Up programme can complete the EduQual Diploma in Business Management with Douglas International Education Centre.

What You Receive

You receive all the materials and support you need to help you balance study with your work and home commitments. The programme structure and learning materials allow you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.


The following will be included via the multifaceted online learning platform:


  • Course materials: Access structured lecture notes, case studies and assessment materials through a state-of-the-art online Learning Platform (ELP).

  • Online webinars: Receive both live and recorded lectures from subject experts.

  • A dedicated one-to-one tutor: Receive comprehensive support throughout the course and supervision throughout the dissertation writing proces

  • Comprehensive e-library: Read recommended study texts and reference books.

  • Mintel market reports: Company reports, financial analysis and industry information.

  • Access to an international online community to keep in touch and share with fellow students and lecturers.


* This programme is a purely distance learning course and is therefore not subject to the registration requirement. it is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.


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