MBA Top-up - Oxford College of Business Sri Lanka

Transform Your Professional Journey with Arden's MBA (Top-Up)

In today's volatile business environment, there has never been a more opportune moment to elevate your existing qualifications. The MBA (Top-Up) stands as a globally recognized credential, empowering you to leverage your prior academic achievements for amplified career advancement. With just a few months of dedicated study, you'll ascend to the ranks of MBA-level professionals, equipped with the requisite skills to pursue senior management positions across diverse industries.

Arden's MBA (Top-Up) program transcends conventional business and management curricula, delving deeply into the intricacies of business strategy development and implementation, organizational management and sustainability, and effective leadership within your chosen sector. Throughout this postgraduate top-up journey, you'll immerse yourself in a spectrum of management disciplines, drawing insights, experiences, and case studies from global organizations and thought leaders. From day one, you'll have the opportunity to translate your learning into tangible outcomes, catalyzing a significant impact on your career trajectory and delivering enduring value to your organization.

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6 months


1 Unit

Mode of Assessment

Assignment Based

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This program confers a CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice and provides CMI Foundation Chartered Manager Status. Additionally, it is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), culminating in the award of an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management upon graduation.


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Business Transformation Project


Total Credits



A pivotal component of your online MBA (Top-Up) experience revolves around crafting and taking ownership of an extensive research endeavor centered on a pertinent management issue. Arden is committed to providing comprehensive academic support, ensuring you possess the requisite skills and resources to navigate through assessments successfully. Your dedicated tutor will offer invaluable suggestions and guidance for improvement, facilitating the application of your newly acquired skills in real-world scenarios. Various assessment methodologies, including case studies, proposals, and dissertations, are employed to gauge your progress, enabling you to showcase your strengths as you progress through the program.

Graduating with an MBA (Top-Up) degree positions you to tackle senior leadership responsibilities across various organizations and industries, spanning both the public and private sectors. This esteemed qualification arms you with the requisite skills to ascend to senior management roles on a global scale, making you a sought-after candidate in today’s competitive job market.

Upon completion, you will have:

  • Demonstrated your ability to apply knowledge and skills at a strategic level.
  • Engaged in activities that have enhanced the performance of your organization.
  • Utilized your personal development and planning skills to contribute positively to society and the workplace.
  • Applied your problem-solving skills to devise innovative solutions.
  • Exhibited profound expertise in your specialized field.
  • Adopted a global perspective, showcasing your understanding of international issues, diversity, and ethical considerations.
  • Enhanced your communication skills.


To enrol in the MBA (Top-Up) course, you must demonstrate:.

Possession of 120 credits at Level 7 in a broadly-based business/management qualification, such as a Postgraduate Diploma in Business.


Arden University is a member of the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide.

This membership reflects the fact that Arden University has successfully matched the high standards required by the AACSB, and enables the sharing of ideas and the exchange best practises between global business schools. Membership also gives our faculty members access to in-depth data and research to support the development of our courses and teaching methods, ensuring that we are able to provide you with the best possible university experience.

The BGA is a membership and quality assurance body. As a member, Arden University have signed up to the BGA Charter, committing their institution to responsible management practices and lifelong learning, positively impacting their students, communities, and the economy. This shows our students that we are demonstrating responsible management ourselves, as well as it being a central theme that runs through our own courses.

As Arden University is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), students will receive complementary BGA student and graduate membership. Through this membership, current students will have access to the BGA Career Development Centre, packed with interactive tools, e-learning content, partner discounts and the latest job opportunities. This is a lifetime access, which means students will continue to have access to these services even after they graduate.

Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.

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