Business top-up courses

Enhance your existing qualifications and open up doors to new career or educational possibilities.

Our well established top-up courses are designed to complement your previous studies and equip you for your chosen career with a full University of Plymouth honours degree. Our top-up courses typically take just one or two years to complete, and as a top-up student you have the opportunity to graduate with a full honours degree from the University of Plymouth.

Top-ups at Plymouth Business School

Networking and collaboration

Here, at Plymouth Business School you will use your time to address ‘live’ business issues set by real organisations and cover a rich and diverse range of assessments that will support you in developing useful skills which will be invaluable in your working lives.You will also benefit from our public, private and third sector relationships and international collaborations.

Personalised support

Benefit from individual support. Subject tutors support you in your study while your personal tutor encourages your academic and personal development. A range of support, including specific modules, is provided for international students.

Study over one, two or three years

Year two (Level 5) or final year (Level 6) entry options depending on the course. Those entering at Level 5 may have the opportunity to undertake an optional placement year.

Integrated career development

As well as expert-led teaching, all undergraduate modules within Plymouth Business School have integrated within them a CV building activity, for example, through micro-credentialing, real world problem-based learning, or embedded direct employer activity.

MBA Master of Business Administration

Our MBA is a top-up programme designed specifically for holders of postgraduate diplomas in business or management, allowing you to fast-track your studies to gain a full MBA award. The programme assessment is project based and supported through expert supervision and online learning – it can be studied from any location worldwide.

The MBA top-up programme offers one core award with the option of subject specialism pathways including global supply chain management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management and operations management.  

Discover our MBA top-up

Plymouth Business School

  • ? Committed to social, economic and environmental responsibility
  • ? Supporting the internationally recognised focus on sustainability and social purpose of the University
  • ? Leading business ready graduates onto a successful career and happy life
  • ? Supporting graduates to make informed choices based on current economic and market trends
  • ? Building students resilience and confidence
  • ? Promoting practical skills development