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Online MBA

The world’s first and only 100% online MBA to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) combines quality with flexibility, to enhance your ability to perform at the highest level in global business management.

100%
Online

University of
the Year for
Graduate
Employment
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Triple-crown
accreditation

for Birmingham
Business School

World's first and only
AMBA-accredited
online MBA

Where will online learning take you?

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Realise your ambitions

Designed for determined, forward-thinking professionals with at least three years of management experience, our fully-accredited online MBA course will help propel you to greater success, whether you are looking to progress in your current role or head up your own business.

The Online MBA from the University of Birmingham is run by the globally recognised Birmingham Business School. We are the UK’s oldest and most established business school, and the only university to be accredited by the AMBA for a 100% online MBA. We are also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which gives Birmingham triple-crown accreditation, confirming our elite position alongside just a handful of the world’s business schools.

This accreditation follows a rigorous review process and demonstrates our commitment to student excellence. Students completing this course will be empowered with the skills and confidence they need to advance their careers and make a greater impact in the world of business.

The content of this course is highly transferable thanks to its practical approach and its contemporary subject matter. It is this real life experience that will give you a commanding position when it comes to taking advantage of the career opportunities available.

Between 2014 and 2024, senior level and managerial positions within professional business occupations are estimated to increase by around 15%.2 We want to ensure that you can progress in this competitive market, improving your salary and realising your professional goals.

Named 2016’s University of the Year for Graduate Employment2, we clearly understand the value of career development. From the outset, we will give you access to employment advice and one-to-one coaching to confirm your goals, helping you advance your career further.

If you are fairly new to the principles of business, you may be interested in our Online MSc International Business.

Streamline your studies, connect with lecturers and collaborate with peers; find out how online learning with the University of Birmingham can empower you to greater things.

Getting an MBA has been on my mind for the past 10 years. I have always viewed the world as 'the more education you have then more opportunities that are available'. The advancement in online learning helped open up the door for me to accomplish my long held goal of getting an MBA. The online courses have advanced greatly in both their curriculum and acceptance in the marketplace. With my job and career path I travel for work almost on a weekly basis and could not be successful with a part time course in person. I would simply miss too many classes. Online was the only option that would work for me outside of quitting my job to become a full time student.

Patrick Gettleman, Global Procurement Manager, Leading Technology Company. From the United States, now living in the United Kingdom.

Learn by doing

Our accredited Online MBA will provide you with key insights into today’s business principles and approaches through practical experience, providing you with the tools to immediately put these ideas into practice.

To make your knowledge as authentic and as broad as possible, the course is taught by leading lecturers and guest speakers from around the world, with expertise covering a host of business sectors.

Our Online MBA course is truly interdisciplinary, exploring all areas of business from accountancy to marketing. We also offer options to follow learning paths suited to your particular career goals. It is through this diverse learning experience that you will be empowered to develop a deeper understanding of the operations of modern business.

Why choose this course?

  • Further your ability to overcome complex problems in global business
  • Develop critical managerial skills and master practical applications
  • Enhance the people management skills necessary for more effective leadership
  • Challenge critical thinking on global business issues
  • Understand business management and its application in professional life
  • Gain international perspectives of organisations and management theory

As well as providing the highest levels of convenience and flexibility that 100% online learning offers, the course is full of interactive elements, further bringing the course material to life. The virtual learning environment is designed to be completely immersive, helping you connect with your lecturers and peers. This sharing of ideas presents new opportunities to network and build the kind of contacts that endure well beyond the course.

Our virtual learning experience includes the following benefits:

  • Video lectures designed and delivered by our acclaimed teaching staff
  • Interactive assignments enabling you to participate in online learning exercises
  • Real-life case studies offering you skills that can be applied immediately
  • Social interaction with peers, professors and tutors to make you more connected
  • Digital resources to help you enrol, resolve technical enquiries and develop your career

1The Times and The Sunday Times (2015)

2UK Commission for Employment and Skills (2016)

Duration:

2.5 years

Start dates:

February
June
October

Entry requirements:

  • At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent 3.0 GPA
  • Two references
  • A statement of purpose
  • A minimum of three years’ professional experience

International students:

With the exception of Graduate Diploma Students, applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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