Awarded by

London Metropolitan University

Delivered by

London Metropolitan University

Study mode

Online - Distance Learning


12 months

No. of modules


Assessment Method

All assignments



Start date

All year round

Course Overview

The modules on this top-up course will enhance your knowledge and skills in management, leadership and strategy. You will explore subjects including research philosophy, developing research questions, using literature sources, qualitative and quantitative methods and ethical issues.

You'll develop the theoretical and practical knowledge to improve your analytical skills, as well as learn how to communicate complex ideas. We'll also show you how to design, plan, organise and deliver a research report that meets professional standards.

Progression Pathway

This pathway consists of two stages:


  • Stage 1: IBA Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.

  • Stage 2: London Metropolitan University MA in Management & Strategic Leadership.


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

IBA Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Awarded by IBA


(8 months)

MA Management & Strategic Leadership

Awarded by London Metropolitan University


(4 months)

Entry Requirements

Typically, applicants should possess:

  • UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and two years managerial experience, OR; 

  • Five years managerial work experience (evaluated on a case-by-case basis)

  • Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma* OR applicants without a Level 7 Diploma but holding significant managerial experience will be considered for Advanced Entry on a case-by-case basis

  • A good command of English

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 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.


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