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MBA – awarded by the University of Gloucestershire

When you successfully complete your LEB Professional Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) or other postgraduate diploma taught in English and approved by UOG , you can continue your studies to obtain a MBA by completing the Master’s Stage with LEB through a collaborative arrangement with the University of Gloucestershire.  It requires that you undertake research methods training followed by a dissertation delivered and supervised by LEB  

The PDBA which has been accredited with 120 credits and level 11 (equivalent to EQF level 7) by a Credit Rating Body of the SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) only requires successful learners to undertake the 60 credit research methods training and dissertation with LEB.

Learners who successfully complete the PDBA will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Business Administration which will be internationally recognised. The programme is listed on the SCQF data base and can be found using this website Just type in London Examinations Board under “Owner of Qualification” and you will find details there. 

This MBA will help you to develop a strategic, integrated and holistic perspective of organisations

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Course Outcomes

Whether you’ve worked in business for a number of years, or are a specialist and wish to progress into a more senior management position, this course will give you an opportunity to work at a more fundamental level on the issues that matter in business

Or, as a recent graduate you can enhance your employment prospects. Whatever your level of experience, the MBA (Master’s Stage Award) offers a flexible study route and will allow you to refresh and enhance your management skills and knowledge

You’ll investigate changing areas of strategy, leadership and management theory and practice, and will be able to confidently apply this knowledge to practical organisational situations

The Dissertation of the University of Gloucestershire MBA

The purpose of the dissertation is to allow the learner to carry out a self-managed piece of work that provides an in-depth investigation of an issue relevant to the field of management and business. The dissertation allows the learner to critically evaluate and synthesise relevant business related philosophies, theories and models, undertake a process of enquiry using primary and/or secondary data sources and critically relate these academic concepts to a relevant area of business management activity. The dissertation allows for an analytical study of academic topics within the context of practical business decision making and can thereby contribute to the body of knowledge in the domain of management and business. The reflective element of the dissertation will give the learner an opportunity to critically analyse and evaluate their learning journey.


10% Assignment: Individual: Proposal 1,500 words

80% Dissertation / Major Project: 15,000 words

10% Assignment: Individual: Reflective Paper 1,500 words

Entry Requirement

The PDBA and/or other postgraduate diploma taught in English and subject to UOG approval for entry

Delivery Mode

(a) Mode A: Blended Learning mode – Each taught Module should have a total of 8 hours of face-to-face lectures and supported by self-study using the Online Learning Resources and online interactions with the Module Leader.

(b) Mode B: Fully Online mode – Each taught Module should have a total of 8 hours of online classes, tutorials and interaction with the Module Leader. This will be supported by self-study using Online Learning Resources. Pre-recorded video lectures for each module will be provided.

Notional Hours

The Master’s Stage with the University of Gloucestershire accrues 60 credits for Dissertation and equates to 600 notional hours in total (Scheduled Contact Hours: 10 and Independent Learning Hours: 590)

Guide to Learning Time

The Master’s Stage MBA can be completed in 6 to 12 months

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