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MBA Advanced Entry Programme

The MBA Advanced Entry Programme is currently offered as a Distance Learning Course to graduates from approved institutions. The following institutions are eligible:

Westford School of Management

 The MBA Advanced Entry Programme (MBA Top Up) is specially designed for students that hold an approved Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in a Management subject. Students with this qualification have the opportunity to apply directly for the Dissertation Phase of the MBA, 'topping-up' their Post Graduate Diploma into a Cardiff Metropolitan MBA.

The course consists of the Research Methods Module and the Dissertation Phase of the MBA, making it a popular choice with individuals committed to developing their careers in senior management and who therefore need an understanding of all the major functions of business and management, to complement their existing knowledge.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to join the course must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A level 7 Post Graduate Diploma awarded by Edexcel, Athe or ABE
  • An Undergraduate Qualification Equivalent to UK Bachelors 2:2 or higher – work experience may be considered for candidates not meeting this requirement
  • High School Certificate
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of Reference/Recommendation

International Applicants

  • A Secure English Language Test: IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in all modules) or equivalent. Students already in the UK that do not meet this requirement are able to take the University's Password Test.
  • A copy of your passport (and all UK visas where applicable)

In addition to the above requirements all candidates will be required to take a Skype Interview with the Programme Director. Details of these arrangements will be sent subject to your successful application.

Course modules

I don't have a Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma, am I still able to apply for the course?
Unfortunately only students holding a Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma can apply for the MBA Advanced Entry Course. Other students may apply for the full time MBA.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma awarded in place of an MBA from a different institution, can I apply for the course?
Yes you may. However please note that to consider your application we will need to see all of your transcripts and there may be a delay in the process.

I already have a Masters, can I use this towards the MBA Advanced Entry?
No, only a Post Graduate Diploma can be used towards the MBA Advanced Entry.

Will 'Advanced Entry' appear on my final MBA certificate?
The MBA Advanced Entry course is designed to give candidates exactly the same experience as Full Time MBA students, therefore your certificate will be for a Cardiff Metropolitan MBA, with no reference to the method in which it was obtained.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Full time £ 3,000 () Home/EU 7 Months

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