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UCN&UA MBA Health and Social Care Management Top-Up


If you have EBMA Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma or any Level 7 Diploma (with mapping*), you can apply for up to 120 credits worth of module exemptions from MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme.

This is an excellent opportunity for Level 7 diploma graduates to transfer their diploma onto internationally recognised MBA degree dual awarded by Central University of Nicaragua & University Azteca.

Graduates can enrol directly in the inter-university programme of Universidad Azteca and Universidad Central de Nicaragua by means of validation of the programme provided by EBMA.

Successful students will receive a Master of Business Administration one degree from the Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN) and one degree Universidad Azteca (UA). Both MBA degrees have their own value and internationally recognised.

The degree requirements for the Masters degree are 180 credits (90 ECTS), whereby, 120 credits (60 ECTS) are transferred and accepted from the Level 7 qualification, and the remaining 60 credits (30 ECTS) are to be earned by passing the Masters thesis module and the Masters thesis submission and examination.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students should note that the following entrance qualifications are required for those wishing to undertake this programme:

  EBMA Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health & Social Care Management or

  Any Level 7 Diploma (with mapping*) and

  IELTS 5.5 or CEFR level B2 (if applicable)

* additional charge for mapping to EBMA Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Summary

UCN&UA MBA Top-Up consist of:

  Dissertation of worth 60 credits (30 ETCs)

Aim of writing a dissertation will give you an opportunity to research a topic related to your programme of study. You will plan and manage your research and produce a dissertation of 10,000-15,000 words in length.

Course Duration

03-06 months

Course Fees

£3950 (Distance Learning)

Course Intake

Distance Learning: Any Time

Awarding Body

Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN) and Universidad Azteca (UA)
(Awarding Body Fees: Included in Course Fees)