Northampton Business School (NBS) accredits the learning undertaken during the PwC Mini MBA to offer participants exemption from modules on the NBS MBA (Master of Business Administration) Distance Learning.

NBS’s MBA is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals and entrepreneurs. Our programme is carefully designed to offer in depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. On completion of the PwC Mini MBA you will normally be able to progress onto the NBS MBA with exemptions from 50 of the 180 credits required for the award.

Participants must meet the minimum admission requirements for entry onto the NBS MBA and submit an application which includes evidence of completion of the PwC Mini MBA, a CV and a personal statement.

You will earn a highly valued university qualification quickly and flexibly using our extensive online resources. You will have the opportunity to talk to some of the NBS staff, face to face or online during the PwC Mini MBA to ask questions and get to know the team.

When you start your PwC Mini MBA, you will be introduced to the NBS MBA and given access to the resources on our dedicated NBS PwC online portal. Here you will meet the NBS staff who deliver the NBS MBA and will be invited to engage in our Critical Issues in Management MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to give you a flavour of what it is like to study at Masters level. The portal also gives more information on the NBS MBA content and clear guidance on how to apply. We offer a discount on the published price of the NBS MBA to PwC Mini MBA holders.

If you have already completed your PwC Mini MBA and would like to apply for the NBS MBA you can email

For further information on the PwC mini MBA please download the PwC MBA brochure.

About PwC’s Academy

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PwC’s Academy is the educational business of PwC. Their goal is to help improve the knowledge, skills, competence and expertise of people in finance and business; to help organisations grow and retain their talent.

Their expanding Academy network is present in over 30 countries worldwide. They offer a variety of training courses, based on the best practices of PwC Global and the individual experiences of our experts.


As a holder of the PwC Mini MBA you will be offered exemption from three modules:

  • Critical Issues in Management
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Corporate Strategy and Innovation

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