Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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    6-12 months



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    Programme Overview

    The Northampton MBA at KIMT is a transformative program designed to set you apart from the average MBA holder and propel you towards fulfilling your full career potential. Tailored for visionary managers and executives committed to breaking career barriers and reaching the pinnacle of success, this MBA offers a unique and no-nonsense approach to senior management competency development.

    • This intensive program is differentiated by its thoughtful design and delivery, focusing on enabling career progression. The curriculum provides exposure to key areas such as Strategy, Innovation, International Business, and Entrepreneurship, making the Northampton MBA at KIMT both unique and enlightening for aspiring top-managers. Delivered by a highly respected panel of industry experts, the program offers an interesting and interactive learning format.
    • • At KIMT, a strong commitment to genuine learning and student development is emphasized. There is zero tolerance for Academic Malpractice or shortcuts, ensuring a rigorous and ethical academic environment. The institution provides comprehensive student support, personal tutors, and extensive guidance to empower students in developing academic writing and research skills. This commitment has not only resulted in KIMT MBA students passing their assessments successfully on the first attempt but also achieving MBA qualifications with Distinctions and Merits, showcasing the high standards and excellence of the program.
    An Opportunity for Career Transition
    • This course is a popular choice for individuals looking to make a career transition to a business-oriented field from any occupation, position, or profession.
    • • It is a much sought-after option for senior military personnel planning to move into corporate jobs upon retirement.
    • Young graduates with non-business-related degrees, aiming to enhance their employment opportunities, also pursue the MBA.
    • Those seeking migration pathways follow this Master’s in Business Administration to widen their employment categories and earn more points in their eligibility score.
    Course Structure

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Northampton is split into two phases: Level 7 and MBA Top Up.

    During the Level 7 phase, students will study six subjects that cover a range of management and leadership topics. Successful completion of these subjects will earn students either the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) or the Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification, depending on their chosen pathway.

    Once students have completed the Level 7 phase, they can proceed to the MBA Top Up phase. This phase involves the completion of a dissertation of 15,000 words. The MBA Top Up phase is worth 60 credits and is awarded by the University of Northampton.

    This flexible and modular structure allows students to tailor their studies to their individual needs and career goals, while ensuring that they receive a comprehensive education in the field of Business administration.

    Level 7 (120 Credits)

    Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
    Awarded by OTHM/Qualifi, UK

    MBA Top Up (60 Credits)

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Awarded by University of Northampton, UK

    Entry Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree / Professional Qualification OR
    • 5 years in a Managerial / Executive Capacity in a reputed organisation with at least a Part Professional Qualification OR
    • 5 years as a Commissioned Officer in SL Army / Navy / Air Force / Police OR
    • Any other Qualification deemed equivalent to the above and recognized by the University.
    Under OTHM (120 CREDITS)- 6 SUBJECTS

    Mandatory units

    • Strategic Management
    • Strategic Leadership
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
    • Advanced Business Research Methods

    Optional units: Choose any TWO

    • Strategic Financial Management
    • Supply Chain and Operations Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Globalisation and Corporate Governance
    • Strategic Change Management
    • Strategic Marketing
    Under Qualifi (120 CREDITS)- 8 SUBJECTS

    Mandatory units

    • Manage Team Performance to Support Strategy
    • Information Management and Strategic Decision Taking
    • Leading a Strategic Management Project
    • Strategic Direction
    • Strategic Planning
    • Development as a Strategic Manager

    Optional (2)

    • Finance for Managers
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Organisational Change Strategies
    • Human Resource Planning

    Students can choose between the OTHM and Qualifi pathways for the Level 7 phase, depending on their preference. Students will spend 6-12 months in this stage. Upon successful completion of the MBA Top Up phase, graduates will be awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) by the University of Northampton.


    Top up your current Postgraduate in 6 months with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Northampton, UK.

    The MBA (top-up) program is designed to enable postgraduate diploma holders to achieve an Accredited MBA qualification in up to 6 months, so it is a lateral entry to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects. The course is structured to enhance the student’s analytical skills towards business and organizational issues and tackle them with a holistic approach. This program aims to develop a student’s ability to think strategically, recognize potential business opportunities and manage change more effectively.

    What you will study

    At this top-up stage, it holds 60-credit course. The course comprises of three modules.

    • Research proposal (1,500 words)
    • Dissertation (15,000 words)

    First, students will prepare a research proposal of 1,500 words. After completing the dissertation, students will end up submitting a dissertation of 15,000 words.

    Advanced Entry Pathways

    Advanced entry pathways are available for individuals who possess:

    • Experience at Executive Level, OR a Diploma/ Higher Diploma / HND / Part or full professional qualification from a recognized institution
    • Depending on experience and qualifications, advanced entry options are open for 18 months, 15 months, 13 months or 9 months to complete the degree.
    • Please speak to our advanced entry Counsellors: +971555165307 (WhatsApp)
    Delivery Method
    6-12 months
    Jan, June and October
    Awarding institution
    Awarded by University of Northampton, UK and delivered by HRMI & KIMT

    For applicable tuitions, please, contact with the KIMT admission authority. Tuitions are due in full with enrolment for the complete programme

    • Module assignments
    • Research Proposal
    • Dissertation
    Documents Required for Admission
    • Passport copy (The pages hold personal information)
    • All academic certificates & transcripts
    • Work service letter (If any)
    • Personal statement
    • Reference letter (Preferably academic)
    • Updated CV
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