MBA Top Up - Inclusive of Level 7 Pathway Diploma

The Master of Business Administration is a prestigious postgraduate qualification that leading employers highly value. The programme is designed to enhance business managers' strategic thinking and decision-making and develop their critical understanding of business management.

This programme covers the core business sectors: entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, statistics, finance, business ethics, business law, managerial economics, business strategy and analysis, operations, administration and communication. This programme, qualified from UK business schools, is well acknowledged and globally respected as it dominates critical thinking and research. MBA can also help you specialise in a new industry you want to move to or in your current sector.

This professional qualification improves the chances of progression in a career path. This qualification helps the learner to oversee, supervise and allocate the operations in a business firm. The programme aims to make the candidate capable of understanding the functional aspects of a company and acquiring the skills for communication and decision-making.

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership awarded by Qualifi and delivered by the School of Business and Technology London. The second phase is the MBA Top-Up, awarded and delivered 100% online by Anglia Ruskin University. At Anglia Ruskin University, you will study through Canvas, a world-class online Learning Management System (LMS), accessed from your phone, pc or tablet at home or on the move. Canvas provides instant access to study materials, forums, and support from tutors and classmates, as well as enabling easy submission of your assignments.

After successfully completing your studies, you'll be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on campus at Anglia Ruskin University. If attending the ceremony in person is not possible, we'll arrange to send your certificate to you. School of Business and Technology London partners with CEG to promote this programme.

Anglia Ruskin University began in 1858 as the Cambridge School of Art founded by William Beaumont. It was then merged with the Cambridge shire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education and was renamed Anglia Polytechnic. It was then given university status in 1992 and renamed Anglia Ruskin University in 2005. The university has campuses in the UK (Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough), as well as they are partnered with institutions around the world including Berlin, Budapest, Trinidad, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

  • Assignments and Project
  • No examinations
  • A bachelor's degree
  • Applicant without a bachelor's degree but holding significant managerial experience will be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis.
  • Further, candidates are also required to demonstrate their English language proficiency.

An MBA graduate can pursue a fruitful career in many industries. MBA can open career opportunities in various sectors such as banking and financial services, investment banking, management consulting, insurance, hospitality, media, information technology (IT) and marketing. MBA is often a pathway to promotion or a career change as you will gain a professional reputation and develop essential skills in the sector one chooses to pursue.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.

Phase 1 - Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Programme Structure

To attain 120 credits, learners must complete the six compulsory units and select at least two optional units.

Mandatory Units

  • Unit 702: Manage Team Performance to Support Strategy

Unit code: Y/506/9067

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit's objective is to enable learners to delve into the evaluation and enhancement of team performance to achieve strategic goals. Additionally, learners will be introduced to various management models, concepts, and ideas that can assist in establishing objectives for departments, projects, teams, and individual performance.

  • Unit 704: Information Management and Strategic Decision Taking

Unit code: H/506/9068

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit aims to tackle the abundance and intricacy of data and information accessible to organisations and to teach how to analyse, apply, and ascertain its value in shaping strategic decisions.

  • Unit 705: Leading a Strategic Management Project 

Unit code: L/506/9065

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit will engage the learner in crafting research and methodologies to bolster a strategic management project. They will need to assess options and data sources critically before presenting the outcomes of the project.

  • Unit 706: Strategic Direction

Unit code: D/506/9068

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

The purpose of this unit is to delve into the strategic aims and objectives of an organisation and to understand their importance in defining direction, as well as gauging success and progress for the organisation. Additionally, the unit will examine how various strategic options may lead the organisation to alter its course.

  • Unit 711: Strategic Planning

Unit code: Y/506/9070

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit focuses on the significance of the strategic planning process in crafting suitable strategies and creating a plan that garners support from stakeholders and other organizational leaders. Learners will also engage in a critical evaluation of the program and its subsequent success.

  • Unit 724: Development as a Strategic Manager

Unit code: J/506/9064

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit aims to foster organizational and self-awareness in learners. It lays the groundwork for a self-critical and reflective approach to personal development, which is essential when operating strategically. Additionally, it considers broader contextual factors within the organization and the environment, recognizing their role in contributing to the overall strategic success of both the individual and the organization.


Optional Units

  • Unit 703: Finance for Managers

Unit code: D/506/9071

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

The purpose of this unit is to assist learners in comprehending and applying financial information and data. This unit holds significance for learners as it aids in making informed financial decisions.

  • Unit 708: Strategic Marketing

Unit code: M/506/9074

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit will explore the foundational models, techniques, and theories that form the basis of marketing and can contribute to achieving strategic objectives. It will also give learners a critical comprehension of the marketing function within intricate organizations.

  • Unit 710: Organisational Change Strategies

Unit code: K/506/9073

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

The primary objective of this unit is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to understand, plan, and execute organizational change effectively. While prevailing wisdom in the business world often emphasizes the need for fast, large-scale, and transformative change for corporate survival, there is evidence to suggest that many successful organizations adopt a slower and more cautious approach. Moreover, change initiatives have a reported failure rate of around 70%. This underscores the complexity of managing organizational change, making it a critical skill for successful leaders and organizations.

This unit will scrutinize the evolving nature of organizations and the associated challenges they encounter. It will explore the key approaches to change management and demonstrate how these align with the various types of changes organizations undergo, particularly concerning individual, group, and organizational behaviour.

  • Unit 712: Human Resource Planning

Unit code: H/506/9072

TQT : 150       Credit: 15

This unit will cover key considerations in planning for and acquiring a workforce capable of achieving strategic objectives. It will also examine the limitations and external factors that impact an organization's HR practices.


Phase 2 - MBA Top-Up

Programme Structure

  • Dissertation (Major Project)

Delivery Methods

School of Business & Technology London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBTL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBTL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between blended learning and online learning methods at SBTL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Sessions. Learners enrolled at SBTL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live sessions, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live sessions are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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