The University of Bolton MBA Top-up at Western College is a part-time career development course for those with management experience. This fast track Part time programme has been designed for those who already have a postgraduate qualification in management. A key element of this programme is a skills and research module which will support you in completing your MBA dissertation.

  • Research and Study Skills
  • Research Methods and
  • Offer a module by considering previous qualification

The programme seeks to develop:

– To allow students to make the transit from Post Graduate Diploma level of study to MBA and

– To allow students to expand on their current knowledge and understanding

Teaching and Learning

Each module is in 6-8 weeks blocks with industry sessions and one day assignment clinic.

As well as traditional teaching methods, your learning will be enhanced through guest speakers, case studies and visits, while giving you an insight into a range of business and management practices, and allowing you to critically reflect on your own experiences.

The University of Bolton Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will support your learning, with course materials and links to key resources available online. The VLE will also allow you to engage in additional learning activities and take part in discussions remotely.


The programme seeks to develop:

Intellectual capabilities of research, critique, synthesis and innovation, culminating in a masters level dissertation

Academic and professional skills to allow opportunities in career development and further study

Lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self- direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.


  • The MBA is designed for business professionals preparing to become senior managers.
  • It is delivered by an experienced and qualified international faculty.
  • Students will have direct access to the Universities learning management system.
  • Students have access to an extensive online library comprising of text books and journals
  • Local and foreign residential to improve non cognitive skills of Students (such as Team work, Interpersonal Skills, Corporate Ethics, Etiquette and communication skills.)
  • Membership to the international Alumni of the University of Bolton.
  • Industry workshops with reputed organisations.
  • Premium Quality learning spaces, resources and technologies

Careers & Professional Development

In recent years Bolton graduates have gone on to a wide range of Senior management roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Others have opted to commence studying for a research degree (MPhil, DBA or PhD).