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How top-up Bachelor’s & Master’s Program work

Online College of Business & Finance has created a pathway program that puts students on a fast-track to a university qualification. After completing our online diplomas awarded by UK awarding bodies, students become eligible to finish their top up bachelor’s and Master’s all around the world.

Diploma Levels & Equivalencies:
Level Equivalency
3 Entry to Undergraduate
4 1 st Year of Undergraduate
5 2 nd Year of Undergraduate
6 Bachelor’s Degree
7 Post Graduate leading to top up Master’s

Bachelors’ Degree:


Completion of level 4 & 5 of the extended diploma issued by UK awarding bodies, allows students to get admission in the 3rd year of bachelor’s program at a majority of UK universities. Universities across the world recognize advance qualification from UK. Students will have the option of finishing their degree either online or in person at campus. The associated costs will vary based on the mode of instruction.

Please find a selection of Universities that offer top up bachelors’ degree Here.


Master’s Degree:


The Level 7 Extended Diploma is an MBA Advanced Entry course, which equips students with 120 credits of the 180 credits required to achieve a complete MBA. The PGD course at level 7 allows students to finish their MBA in six months. The top up portion will usually consist of the final 60 credits of either, a dissertation, or a dissertation and one module. Students will have the option of finishing their degree either online or in person at campus. Please find a selection of Universities that offer top up Master’s degree Here.

USA, Australia, Europe and Canadian Universities:


Students may be interested in continuing their studies in institutions outside of UK. Our diplomas are recognized globally and our qualified students may apply to any Australian, European and USA universities that offer distance learning and will recognize equivalent UK qualifications on a case by case basis.

If you require more information regarding specific progression routes, these are available on each course page under Courses.


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