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MBA Business Scale ups

Enhance your business or contribute to organisational growth by learning scale up approaches on this Business MBA from LJMU.

- Study on a course designed in response to government and local ambitions for business growth

- Start your studies in September or January

- Learn the key factors that enable business growth

- Enjoy extra flexibility and fit your studies around your existing commitments with part of the course taught via block learning

- Benefit from course content and teaching informed by proprietary business research and academics' close links to business

A 'scale-up' is an enterprise that has experienced significant growth rates in employees and turnover over a number of years.

Nationally, scale-up businesses have been identified as a priority area, recognised by the appointment of a scale up champion in Government who aims to increase the number of businesses maximising opportunities to reach their growth potential. This will feed into the Government's industrial strategy.

Entry requirements

MBA: You will need:

an undergraduate degree
a minimum of two years' relevant workplace experience
to attend an interview
a demonstrable ability to study at this level

Additional information

IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
RPL is accepted on this programme
The programme leader will sometimes set a GMAT score and request references if a candidate cannot attend interview

If you have any specific queries, please contact

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements:

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

On this programme your modules will explore:

Accelerating business growth
Developing the business for scale
Leadership strategies to enable growth
A business growth project

Core Modules

Scale-up Leadership (10 credits)
Fast Strategy Market Access (10 credits)
Productivity, Talent and Excellence (10 credits)
Finance for Scale-ups (10 credits)
Leading Agile Projects and Change (10 credits)
Digital Business, Innovation and Sustainability (10 credits)
Business Development (30 credits)
Leading Business Growth (20 credits)
Research Strategies for Practitioners (10 credits)
Business Growth Project (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

All assignments are focused on personal and professional development through reports, essays projects and portfolio development.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Part-time September 2019 2 Years

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