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Career-centred, internationally focused and expertly taught; study an MBA which suits you. Combine quality with flexibility and enhance your ability to perform at the highest level in global business management.

A Russell Group

3rd UK
University of

producing CEOs 
amongst alumni¹


for Birmingham
Business School

Rated ‘Gold’
in the Teaching Excellence

Where will a postgraduate degree take you?

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Realise your ambitions

Designed for determined, forward-thinking professionals with at least three years of management experience, our MBA programmes have been designed to offer professionals the chance to study at a pace and place which suits them – whether it’s remotely or on campus. Combining this flexibility with the academic rigour which a Birmingham MBA provides, you’ll be able to focus on what really matters; the chance to progress in your current role or even head up your own business.

Our MBA portfolio is run by the globally recognised Birmingham Business School. We are the UK’s oldest business school and provide a rich history of teaching and research on the latest trends and developments in global business. We are also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which gives Birmingham a rare ‘gold standard’ triple-crown accreditation, confirming our elite position alongside just a handful of business schools worldwide.

Step into senior leadership with one of the following programmes:

MBA: Enrich your learning experience with a 1-year programme studied full-time on campus. Undertake four challenging enterprise projects and work closely with global companies to grow your experience in tackling 21st century challenges across all levels of business

MBA Executive: Study on campus and balance existing career commitments with a 2.5-year, part-time MBA. With teaching delivered over four-day blocks and spread over six long weekends each academic year, you can gain all the benefits of a campus-based programme without the need to relocate.

Online MBA: Balance your studies and learn at a place and pace which suits you. With 100% of the programme taken in our world-class online learning environment, this MBA offers you the ultimate flexibility. Complete your degree in 2.5 years and apply your learning in real-time.

Opt-in to participate in leading consultancy projects and develop your cross-cultural management skills through a variety of campus-based career development workshops. It is this experience that will give you a commanding position when it comes to taking advantage of the career opportunities available.

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.

The best thing about the MBA course is that I had the opportunity to immerse myself within a high-calibre international student cohort at the centre of a research-led business school and was thus able to increase my global awareness."

James O’Toole, MBA

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’ managerial experience

International Students

  • MBA: applicants must have an IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 95 (with no less than 22 in any band); Pearson Academic Test of English 67 (in all four skills).
  • MBA Executive: applicants must have an IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)
  • Online MBA: 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. Other English language tests are also accepted.

Learn from leaders

Across these programmes, the learning outcomes and objectives are the same. The subject matter is near indistinguishable and many of the same leading academics and industry experts from across the globe will teach on them too. Learn what it takes to tackle the latest global business challenges.

The content is highly transferable thanks to its practical approach and contemporary subject matter. With a specific focus on responsible business and sustainable growth, you’ll gain key insights into today’s contemporary business strategy, principles and approaches.

To make your knowledge as authentic and as broad as possible, the course also offers a range of optional workshops and field trips to give you a variety of practical experiences at all levels and across a variety of industries.

The MBA programmes are truly interdisciplinary, exploring all areas of business from accountancy and finance to marketing and strategy. We also offer options to follow learning paths suited to your 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.

Working for a responsible future

Our vision is to promote curiosity and thought leadership for responsible business. Across the MBA portfolio, we are embedding a culture of responsible business and inclusive values. We are stepping up to be key contributors of the responsible business agenda and are committed to producing forward-thinking leaders for a better business future.

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

Bespoke careers advice

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.

Ranked 5th in the UK for graduate employability3, we understand the value of your 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.

1UNKNOWN (2016) Which UK universities breed the most successful business leaders?

2UK Commission for Employment and Skills (2016)

3Complete University Guide (2019)

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