Master of Business Administration (MBA)

by University of Glocestershire

Via the Professional Diploma in Business Administration (SCQF Level 11 or EQF leve 7) by London Examinations Board

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12 - 15
Programme Duration
Assessed by Assignments
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Programme Overview

Students will start from the Professional Diploma in Business Administration at SCQF Level 11 or EQF Level 7 awarded by the London Examinations Board (LEB). Upon completion of all the required modules, students will progress to the MBA Course by University of Gloucestershire, which requires students to complete the Research Methodology unit and the Management Project. Upon successful completion of the Project, students will receive an MBA degree awarded by University of Gloucestershire.

The duration for completion of the entire pathway is around 12-15 months, and graduates will receive two qualifications: Professional Diploma awarded by the London Examinations Board and MBA awarded by University of Gloucestershire.

Master's Stage

Master of Business Adminstration


Awarded by University of Glouscestershire

SCQF Level 11 or EQF Level 7

Professional Diploma in Business Adminstration


Awarded by London Examinations Board

About University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire is a public university in Gloucestershire, England. Its history spans nearly two centuries.

The University can trace its history to the Cheltenham Mechanics’ Institute established in 1834, and to the Cheltenham Training College established in 1847. Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education was created in 1990 and in October 2001, the college was awarded university status.

Today, University of Gloucestershire provides 120 undergraduate courses and more than 60 postgraduate courses within eight Academic Schools

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Your Journey to Earn a Globally Respected UK MBA!

You will work on your Professional Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) delivered and awarded by London Examinations Board. When you successfully complete this, you can carry on your studies with LEB with a research methods module and a dissertation to achieve your MBA degree awarded by University of Gloucestershire.

So, in a nutshell, this MBA is arranged under a collaborative arrangement between LEB and University of Gloucestershire. You will first work on your PDBA which is accredited with 120 credits toward the MBA. Then you are required to undertake a research method training delivered by LEB before starting the Dissertation module of University of Gloucestershire.

The duration to complete this entire pathway is around 12 - 15 months. You will receive a PDBA awarded by London Examinations Board and an MBA degree awarded by University of Gloucestershire.

ProgrammeAdvantagesWidely Recognisedby employers worldwideNo ExaminationsTailor-made forworking studentsFlexible Study ModeAccess to UoGOnline E-libraryAffordable TuitionReasonably priced

University Ranking

Global DBA Ranking EURO 2022
European Economic Committe
WUSCA Ranking
2020 Whatuni Review
University Overall Satifsfaction
National Student Survey 2018
Teaching Quality
Good University Guide 2022
The Times & Sunday Times
Student Experience
Good University Guide 2022
The Times & Sunday Times
Best UK Univeristy 2022
The Guardian
Univeristy League Tables 2022
Complete University Guide
Euro Teaching Rankings 2019
Times Higer Education

Admission Requirements

The prospective candidate for this programme must possess the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree; or
  • Professional qualification equivalent to a degree + 2 years work experience; or
  • Mature candidates:
    • (i) with diplomas - 6 years of relevant work experience (2 at managerial/supervisory level);
    • (ii) without diplomas - 8 years of relevant work experience (3 at managerial/supervisory level)

Holders of other postgraduate qualifications or certified public accountants may receive up to 50% exemptions on a case by case basis. To be eligible for this MBA pathway, you must have successfully completed the PGDBA.

Programme Assessment


Each PDBA module is assessed by an individual assignment.

MBA Dissertation

Assessments of University of Gloucestershire MBA dissertation include:

  • 10% Assignment / Proposal: 1,500 words
  • 80% Dissertation / Major Project: 15,000 words
  • 10% Assignment / Reflective Paper: 1,500 words

Master's Stage

MBA Dissertations

PDBA Stage

Leading Organisation
Managing Business Strategy
Human Capital Mgmt
Marketing Management
Managing Operations
Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Project Management
Financial Management

Admission Process

Step 1

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Step 2

Upon receiving all documents, the application will be processed and reviewed within one week.

Step 3

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  1. Information is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.
  2. The course 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 recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
  3. Hopkins is a marketing partner of LEB and represents LEB. LEB has the progression pathway agreement with the relevant University for the relevant programmes.
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