University of Gloucestershire

MBA – awarded by the University of Gloucestershire

When you achieve your Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (“PGDBA”) Level 7 with LEB, 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 PGDBA which has been accredited with 120 credits only requires successful learners to undertake the 60 credit research methods training and dissertation with LEB

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

Master of Business Administration-Sample Certificate

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 LEB Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and/or other postgraduate diploma taught in English and subject to UOG approval for entry

Mode of Delivery

This Master’s Stage MBA is a Fully Online programme and learners must use the on-line application process and pay the on-line fee to undertake the 60 credit Dissertation and research methods training

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