University of Chichester, UK

This online MBA degree can be completed in a minimum of 12 months. It is designed to update your management toolkit and give you a stronger foundation from which to enhance your career.


Master of Business Administration 

University of Chichester
Awarded by

University of Chichester, UK

Delivered by

OTHM Qualifications

Study mode

Online - Distance Learning


2 stages


1 year

No. of modules


Assessment Method

All assignments



Start date

All year round

Course Overview

The MBA (top-up) programme is available for those students who have already passed the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, and have a minimum of two years’ management work experience. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) is a 60 credit postgraduate programme validated by University of


The programme is offered full-time over one academic term starting in September, January or May or may be studied part-time over two terms. It is designed to provide you with a 'cutting edge' UK MBA assessed by means of a Consultancy Project report – this report may be potentially based on your current workplace and the analysis of a strategic challenge that you will recommend how to overcome. Alternatively, you may choose to review an industry sector challenge – preparing you for future management in this area.

Students studying an online MBA degree on a tablet.
Progression Pathway

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in  Strategic Management and Leadership

Awarded by OTHM Qualifications


(8 months)

Master of Business Administration (Top-Up)

Awarded by University of Chichester, UK

(4 months)

This programme consists of two stages as illustrated below. Following successful completion of the Stage 1 Diploma, students can gain direct entry onto the Stage 2 Top-Up. Students will be awarded with a full MBA degree from University of Chichester upon completion of Stage 2.

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 OTHM’s 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.