Rushford Business School offers a 100% online top-up PGDM to Accelerated MBA program which is specifically designed for students who have already completed their post-graduate diploma in Management (PGDM) or any other equivalent diploma qualification in Business and/or Management. This program will provide the necessary additional knowledge and credentials to such students who truly aspire to succeed in the business world. Rushford Business School offers a self-paced learning environment that is built on the latest technology to bring students, faculty, mentors, and a variety of knowledge sourced together for a world-class learning experience. The Rushford MBA is a hands-on program in which a student is not only expected to master core fundamentals of business and management but also to develop key skills along the way that can be applied at the workplace in real-time.
The Rushford PGDM Top-up MBA program is comprised of a total of 6 courses and each course lasts approximately 3 weeks. Each course is comprised of 4 ECTS credits. Students must complete any 4 core courses and 2 elective courses to earn a total of 24 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA award.
The Rushford MBA allows our graduates to accelerate their career aspirations through sheer knowledge, skills, and wisdom building throughout the program. We ensure that the program exposes students to hands-on business and management learning. The Rushford MBA provides our students with the competitive advantage of a reputed European MBA degree that is taught by Industry experts who solve business challenges in their work-life daily.
Each student at Rushford Business School is matched with an Industry mentor, preferably in the same industry in which the student is working or has aspirations to enter. The mentor guides the student through the course and provides the student with real-life experiential learning along with core learning taking place in the program.
After completing the program, the career path will be influenced by what stage the student is. For working professional students, the positive impact of the program happens from the first day since the student can apply the knowledge and skills right away at work. For graduates, the knowledge and skills developed during the MBA program provide them the competitive edge needed to secure their desired role.
Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For the PGDM Top-up to MBA program, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management ( PGDM) or any other equivalent qualification
If you have completed all your coursework for the PGDM program but have not graduated yet, you may still be eligible to enroll in this program.
No qualification waivers are applicable for this program.
Proficiency in English:
Evidence of Proficiency in English
IELTS 6.0+ , OR
PTE 50+ , OR
TOEFL 550+, OR
Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years
English Proficiency Waiver:
The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, OR;
Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
Applicants having completed their PGDM or undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country, OR;
2 years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a global accrediting body which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.
Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
Completing your MBA from Rushford gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program from a top class European Business School
We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance