Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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    We are a world class business school located in the heart of UAE. Known to offer accredited distance learning courses of UK. We are one of the fastest growing business schools in Middle East with a stylish blended learning model that includes both online degree programs and on campus.

    Course description

    This Master of Business Administration (MBA) is to be awarded by University of Gloucestershire, UK. This program is conducted via online mode. It is designed to help you apply your learning in ways that are meaningful for you today and tomorrow.

    The objective of the MBA qualification is to develop strategic management and leadership skills for managers who have the authority and personal attributes to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. This qualification reflects current practice in Strategic Management and Leadership and allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of strategic management and leadership in the workplace. This qualification is suitable for mature learners with a background in academic study or industry. The qualification has a clear work-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside theoretical fundamentals.

    Successful completion of the MBA qualification will equip learners with the key skills and capabilities to become an effective strategic manager.

    Course Content
    Course Structure

    There are two phases to the course: Level 7 and MBA Top Up. Level 7 holds 6-8 study subjects, and the top-up MBA holds a dissertation of 15,000 words followed by a proposal and a reflective paper of 1,500 words each.

    Students who successfully complete the study subjects will be awarded either with the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification or the Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification while proceeding to the MBA (60 credits) (top up) award by the University of Gloucestershire. Students can choose between OTHM and Qualifi from where they will complete level 7.

    PHASE I- Study subjects (120 credits)
    Under OTHM
    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
    • 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 select either OTHM or Qualifi to do their phase I (Level 7) upon discussion with KIMT.

    PHASE II- MBA top up (60 credits)

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

    The MBA (top-up) program is designed to enable postgraduate diploma holder to achieve an Accredited MSc 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
    • Research proposal
    • Dissertation
    • Reflective papers

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

    Entry requirements
    • Must have Bachelor or equivalent diploma.
    • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
    • Adults with lesser qualification but possess years of experience in management fields will also be consider.

    Overall programmes could be completed in one academic year or may be studied part-time over two terms.

    Awarding institution

    Awarded by University of Gloucestershire, UK and delivered by KIMT.


    All subjects within this program are internally assessed by KIMT and external quality will be assured by OTHM/Qualifi.

    Programme modality

    The MBA is studied 100% online through the virtual learning platform with tutor support.

    You will receive excellent support from the academic team, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.


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

    Refund policy

    Tuitions are due in full of enrolment. Once the programme has started (tuitions collected) no tuitions will be repaid. Students, who do not pay tuitions after admission are not enrolled.

    Study language

    The programme is conducted in English proficiency is required for the programme.

    Student Support

    The programme is administered and provided by the KIMT. Students are eligible for International Programmes student support regarding tutoring and assistance in the programme.