Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top-up for CPA Australia members

The Coventry University Masters of Business Administration (MBA) top-up is delivered 100% online and has been especially designed for (CPA) Australia members who are seeking to expand their managerial capabilities.

This degree has been designed with the intention to provide learners with a better understanding of the challenges that their clients may face, as well as the opportunities that may be open to them. With a strong practitioner focus, personal and skills development is an underlying theme throughout the MBA top-up.

How does online learning work?

Coventry University has collaborated with FutureLearn, which is a social learning platform. Modern online courses are designed to offer you an interactive learning experience, using video, quizzes, reveals and more. The ability to access video and audio content and arrange to virtually connect with tutors and fellow students is just a few clicks away.

Instead of attending lectures and working with a fixed timetable, you can study at a time and place to suit you. During the MBA top-up course, Coventry University provides access to an online library, the Centre for Academic Writing, sigma (maths and statistics support) and a range of other support services, as well as tutor support and 24/7 access to the virtual learning environment, FutureLearn.

You will also receive support from our dedicated Student Experience team. Find out more about the support that learners will receive whilst studying with us.

How to apply

To apply directly to this online MBA Top Up programme please select the course code FBLT160 - MBA Top Up from the course list in the portal.

  • Learners who are fully qualified CPA Australia members and meet the entry criteria identified below are awarded 120 credits of Accreditation of Prior Learning and will be required to study a further 60 credits online in order to complete the award.

    The entry requirements are:

    • To be a qualified CPA Australia member (copy of certificate required).
    • To have a minimum of two years of post-qualification work experience in a management /administrative/professional capacity (CV and professional reference required).
    • To hold an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), if English is not the learner's first language (certificate required).
  • The MBA top-up recognises the prior academic achievement of CPA Australia members by granting learners an advanced standing, allowing them to fast-track to an MBA. CPA Australia members will be required to complete 60 credits through a combination of course work and a project.

    Learners are required to study one 15 credit module in their first semester, a second 15-credit module in their second semester and a 30-credit project in their third semester, which completes the course.

    The mandatory modules that learners will be required to successfully complete are:

    • 7011SSL - Leadership and Change Management (15 credits)
    • 7000SMM - Global Marketing (15 credits)
    • 7005SSL - The MBA Consultancy Project (30 credits)

    A 15-credit module implies a study load of 150 hours, which includes preparation, online participation and group-work, and assignments.

  • The fee for the complete MBA is £18,500.

    Because of your advanced standing, you are only required to pay 1/3rd of the tuition totalling £6,166.

    • Semester 1 – Leadership and Change Management = 15 credits - £1,541
    • Semester 2 – Global Marketing = 15 credits - £1,541
    • Semester 3 – Consultancy Project = 30 credits - £3,082

    Additionally, for the first 100 students, a discount of £1K is available.

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The Coventry University MBA is aimed specifically at current or aspiring managers who wish to develop their career. It provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to progress to more senior management and leadership roles. With a strong practitioner focus, personal and career development is an underlying theme running through this course.

The course draws from your current and past experience, ensuring you are constantly applying theory to practice. It aims to enhance your capabilities to think critically, deal with ambiguity, and seek solutions to complex problems. You can develop core knowledge of business models and concepts, and a strong understanding of processes and practices in order to develop your leadership, financial and project management skills.

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