Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA (ATHE Level 7 + MBA Top up from the University of Gloucestershire)

Whether you have years of experience in a supervisory position or a specialist looking to advance to a managerial position, this course is designed to fit around your complex working schedule to help you achieve an part-time MBA that will guide you to the next stage of your career. 

GLC works directly with the University of Gloucestershire to offer their MBA top-up to applicants who have completed their ATHE Level 7 qualifications through us. The quality of the (optional) workshops delivered on the ATHE and the top-up to the MBA is the foundation of the relationship between GLC, ATHE and Gloucestershire.

The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management (120 credits)

The qualification covers key areas of management such as Finance, HR, Marketing and Personal Development and prepares learners for a range of careers. It also provides entry to an MBA top-up at a range of universities in the UK and overseas. The qualification typically takes 9 months full-time study to achieve and is considered by many to be ATHE’s flagship product.

You will get to learn….

  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance for Strategic Managers
  • Research for Strategic Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management
Important: GLC is registered with the Ministry of Education to deliver the classes and workshops for the ATHE, which is now an accepted and recognized qualification with both the KHDA and the Ministry of Education. 

MBA Top-Up from the University of Gloucestershire (60 credits)

The MBA Top-up can be completed in 6 months and to complete your programme you must pass the three compulsory modules: 

  • Dissertation
  • Business Case
  • Business Development Project

Students who complete the ATHE Level 7 extended diploma through GLC will gain direct entry into the MBA Top-up without any additional charges or documentation required. 

Fees & Funding

The total course fee for the ATHE + MBA Top-up is AED 45,000
(incl workshops, course material and draft reviews)

Additional Info

Registration Fees

AED 3,000

Non - Refundable & Non-transferable

Administration Fees

AED 2,000

Non - Refundable & Non-transferable

Assignment & Examination Fees

AED 2,500

Non - Refundable & Non-transferable

Course Material & Online Learning Support Fees

AED 1,500

Non - Refundable

Tuition Fees (AED 200 per credit hour x 180 credits)

AED 36,000


AED 45,000

Incl Optional workshops

Entry Criteria

  • Minimum Age: 19 years
  • A first degree in business, management or related subject
  • Relevant work experience in a managerial capacity