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MBA (Top Up) inclusive of Extended Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

Course Description

Course Overview

As an ambitious and driven student, you will have prior work experience to bring to this programme. Our MBA is designed to update your management toolkit and give you a broader and stronger foundation from which to enhance your career. Critically, we take a strategic perspective on business and management that helps you develop the skills needed to contribute to major business decisions.

The MBA is not just an academic course. Tutors will provide practical real-life business problems for you to work on and solve, which will enhance your understanding of how a business works. This means that you will not simply learn about management: you will practise it.

During this course you will:

1. Develop your existing skills and knowledge to management level
2. Apply your learning to actual business situations
3. Gain a strategic perspective on business

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Students from Anglia Ruskin University benefit from great employment prospects. Over 90% of graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduating, making Anglia Ruskin University second only to the University of Cambridge in this respect. Anglia Ruskin University has over 30,000 students, and is one of the largest universities in the east of England.

Who should attend?

Applicants are welcomed from any discipline and from a wide range of job roles. Many entrants have a science or technology qualification, so it is not necessary that you have studied business or management before.

If you are ready to make the jump into more management orientated roles, this MBA programme is for you. It prepares you for a range of career opportunities, in both general management and specialist functions. Typical MBA careers include accountancy, administration, banking, education, finance and human resource management.

Module synopsis

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

1. Apply theoretical understanding of management to complex and current business issues, with a view to improving business practice
2. Critically reflect on your leadership skills and prepare yourself for senior roles within an organisation
3. Demonstrate thorough insight into contemporary research and leading-edge practice within the field of strategic management
4. Develop autonomy in your learning and enhance your ability to plan and implement consultancy projects in a group context
5. Generate original and enterprising ideas when approaching complex business issues
6. Demonstrate autonomy in research, making a valuable contribution to the academic community in a chosen field of management

Visit the MBA (Top Up) inclusive of Extended Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management page on the London School of Marketing website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nisreen Ameen


Studying an MBA with LSM has contributed significantly to my knowledge in conducting academic research, which was truly my biggest challenge. During one of my meetings with my supervisor at LSM, I mentioned that I would like to study a PhD in business and he helped me by recommending a university and connecting me with it. Also, he provided me with the references required. As a result, I am currently a PhD researcher with Anglia Ruskin University.

I was able to obtain a new job (straight after my graduation ceremony) as a Business Development Manager (BDM) for a major group operating in the Middle East. I am responsible for managing different projects related to pharmaceuticals and pharma marketing in the region and I travel there frequently. My job also involves dealing with major pharmaceutical companies based in Europe. I also provide lectures in UK-based academic institutions on many subjects, including digital marketing. I was able to transfer the knowledge I gained from the lectures I attended at LSM two years ago to what I am teaching now.


The best advice that I can offer to an MBA student is to understand the importance of this qualification. Students should also plan ahead as it requires discipline and commitment. Also, it is vital to plan how to use this qualification and the knowledge gained from it in a way that can get students recognised when applying for jobs.


Obtaining a postgraduate qualification (Masters or Doctoral) is certainly the perfect way to be recognised as an academic and to have an academic career not only in the UK but also worldwide. As an MBA graduate and a current PhD researcher, I would strongly recommend studying an MBA course with LSM as it is a life changing experience.


Entry Requirements

Degree any discipline plus 2 years work experience plus a recognised postgraduate qualification

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