18 Months


MBA Programme

A Flexible Accredited Two-Phase MBA Programme

Notting Hill College in cooperation with Sunderland University in London offers a two-phase MBA programme


An affordable and flexible route to Earn an Accredited MBA!

This qualification is designed for managers operating at a strategic level in the workplace. It will develop their strategic management and leadership skills and how to implement these models into their organisation’s strategy.


Phase one: Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

Phase two: A seven-month top-up residential study in Sunderland University in London


Modes of Study

Blended Learning, Academic year, Distance learning


Assignments only

Overall Grading Type

Pass, Merit, Distinction


Ofqual Qualification

Phase One:

ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management 

What is the Extended Strategic Management Diploma qualification?

Qualifications at RQF Level 7 reflects the competence, knowledge and practical skills that are academically comparable to master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates. 

Qualification Overview


Accredited ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management provides a flexible route for learners who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level as well as for learners who do not have business or management qualifications but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

Phase Two:

Master of Business Administration (Top-Up) MBA

This Master of Business Administration is for people who already hold a Diploma in Management Studies or an equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Our top-up degrees are for those prospective applicants who have ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management.

This Top-Up course allows you to achieve an MBA qualification in seven months, so it’s a fast track to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects.

An MBA is widely seen as a passport to a successful career. It demonstrates the breadth and depth of your functional competence, strategic knowledge and problem-solving ability.

This MBA top-up course includes two taught modules: ‘Global Corporate Strategy’ and ‘International Business Environment’. You will also undertake a dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with your tutor, based on your personal interests and career aspirations.

We understand that your MBA is part of an onward journey. We offer extensive career support to help you gain a rapid return on your investment in yourself – and achieve your personal goals.

The University of Sunderland has a strong reputation among employers for courses that combine academic rigour with vocational relevance. We're proud to be in the top third of UK universities for business and management, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013.


7 months (90 credit top up)

Teaching and Assessment 

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning.

Assessment methods include written exams, case studies, assignments, and reports.

Information about course regulations and documentation can be found on the University of Sunderland Academic Services website.

Lecture schedule 

Two days per week (No weekend lectures) Lectures will schedule between 9 am and 5.30 pm

Contact Us

Address: 19, Waters Edge Business Park, Modwen Road, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 3EZ,  United Kingdom

Main Reception: 

Tel: +44 161 513 1359  


Student Enquiries: 

Tel: +44 161 513 1355


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