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MBA Advanced Entry Route


Key Facts

The MBA Advanced Entry takes approximately 7 months to complete. For the first two months of the course, students will have a weekly contact session for the Research Methods module, followed by a 5 month period for their Dissertation.

Course Overview

The MBA Advanced Entry Route is currently delivered using blended delivery methods to graduates from approved institutions. The following institutions are eligible:

 The MBA Advanced Entry Route 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 on to the programme and complete 60 credits in order to qualify for the award of MBA.

The course consists of the Research Methods module (20 credits) and the Dissertation (40 credits), 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.


​Fee: £3000

Next Intake Start Date: The intake dates are agreed with the partner institute.

Entry Requirement and Procedure

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

  • A level 7 Post Graduate Diploma awarded by Edexcel, Athe or LRN
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Question and Contact Details

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 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.

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