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University of Dundee

Global MBA (Top-Up)

At A Glance

Course Title

Global MBA

Course Type

Top-Up (90 Credits)

Course Level


Study Method

Blended Learning

Start Date

September / January

Course Duration

9 months

Awarded & Delivered By

University of Dundee
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Course Description

The Global MBA degree programme is delivered and awarded by the University of Dundee via Blended Learning 100% online. This Top-Up degree covers 90 credit points through 4 modules. The MBA is a globally recognised conversion Masters degree, aimed at developing skill and knowledge in experienced managers.

The overall aims of the Global MBA top-up programme are:

  • To develop a broad and holistic understanding of organisations, their external and internal contexts, management and governance
  • To develop an understanding of and responsiveness to change and to consider the future of organisations
  • To extend students’ conceptual abilities and analytical skills
  • To develop a critical awareness of current issues in international business and management which is informed by leading edge research and practice in the field
  • To develop a specialised understanding of appropriate techniques sufficient to allow detailed investigation into relevant strategic business and management issues
  • To acquire insights into personal competence and develop a range of personal and professional skills.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate a range of cognitive and intellectual skills together with techniques specific to business and management, combined with relevant personal and interpersonal skills.

Course Content

The aim of this module is to provide students with a critical understanding of the key concepts and theories of stakeholder management, reputation management and business ethics. 

Topics covered:

  • Political economy and moral philosophy
  • Models of ethical behaviour; ethical dilemmas
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate governance
  • Reputation management and corporate branding
  • Ethical leadership and organizational development
  • Organisational culture
  • Stakeholder management

20 credits

This module will cover the role and function of Operations in different industries, Operations Strategy, Quality Management, Project Management, Operations Design and Management, Types of Organisational change, The Learning Organisation, Managing change in Organisations.

20 credits

The aim of this module is to provide students with a critical and reflective orientation to the deep understanding of complex approaches to strategic management and organisational analysis. The module will develop a critical appreciation of core concepts and essential strategic and organisational management tools for understanding data and analysing decisions. Students will acquire the analytic skills needed to accomplish, defend and critique a strategic business analysis.

20 credits

Final Project

30 credits

Study Method

The Global MBA (Top-Up) is designed in partnership with the University of Dundee – School of Business, and Chestnut Education. It aims to provide a balanced programme of study, with the flexibility of online learning, as well as ensuring that students can experience the magnificent study facilities at the university, along with the beautiful city of Dundee.
Students in this programme, will be invited to attend two workshops at the University of Dundee – each lasting for two weeks – at the beginning of each of the two semesters.
These will be followed by online learning support in the form of workshops, learning materials, videos, cases and readings. Teaching staff will be faculty members of the University of Dundee School of Business. All Dundee students would receive access to a full range of journals and digital resources, and VLE facilities.

University of Dundee

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The University of Dundee transforms lives locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in a wide variety of subjects, allied to an international reputation for world-leading research, help attract top-class students and academics from across the globe, with around 145 countries represented in the University community.

The University provides one of the best student experiences and has pioneered innovations as diverse as keyhole surgery and the flat screen technology. From Turner Prize winners to political leaders, activists for social change to captains of industry, Dundee alumni are transforming the world.

The University of Dundee is a highly ranked, internationally recognised and award-winning institution:
  • The Guardian University Guide 2021 ranks Dundee among the top 20 universities in the UK
  • Dundee was ranked 1st in Scotland, 8th in the UK, and 30th in the world in 2019 by Times Higher Education Golden Age University Rankings 2019
  • Dundee is 11th among UK universities for overall student satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Course Fees

Please get in touch with us to get the most up-to-date course fee for this programme.

Entry Requirements

  • A Postgraduate (Level 7) Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership or equivalent, along with two years of relevant work experience

  • Applicants without a Level 7 Diploma but holding significant managerial experience will be considered for exemptions towards the diploma, on a case-by-case basis.

  • Applicants who wish to complete a Postgraduate Diploma to gain entry to the MBA Top-Up can do so here: Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

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