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Further your business career with an Online MBA or MSc

Advance with world-class learning at a top-100, leading university

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13thbest Online MBA in the world1

AMBAaccredited programmes

Compete in business with advanced skills and international connections

Join a top university that continues to innovate – from our infancy more than a century ago as the first established UK business school – to the present day in which we’re focused on equality and diversity and instructing students to find solutions to global issues. The University of Birmingham’s Online MSc International Management and Online MBA programmes offer working professionals two routes to business success, whether that’s a step up from a current role or leading a business venture of your own. With faculty experts and fellow students from more than 70+ countries and links to our leading business partners – Deloitte, HSBC, Aldi and PwC – you’ll build cross-cultural competencies and advance in the business world.

The University of Birmingham has the strength and variety of programmes to suit your individual needs and interests, backed by the academic expertise and influence, support and facilities of a top 100 public research and teaching university. You’ll benefit from both academic and personal development to achieve success and ensure your degree is an asset in your future prospects.

Choose a flexible online business degree matched to your level

The University of Birmingham responds to the demand for online degrees that are flexible and compatible with where you’re at in your career. When it comes to business – where many seek to advance in their knowledge and roles – we’re ready with three online programmes to suit the needs of the current professional and the entry-level aspiring manager. Our online curriculum is internationally focused and expertly taught. We offer various options to tailor your learning, including a wide choice of electives to diversify and complement your core coursework. You’ll also find that this convenient online format fits best for you, the working professional, to achieve your career goals and desired outcomes. With the UK’s oldest business school backing you with triple-crown accreditation and interactive activities, videos, live lectures to suit your time zone and more, you’re sure to retain what you learn to succeed in numerous business sectors.

2.5 years; convenient 100% online format

This is the first-ever 100% online MBA to receive AMBA accreditation. Study and learn at a place and pace which suits you. With 100% of the programme completed in our world-class online learning environment, this MBA offers you the ultimate flexibility. Apply your learnings, including strategy, service operations, corporate finance and marketing, in real-time as you complete your degree. This programme requires three years of managerial experience.


This specialist programme covers the fundamentals of business leadership with an additional focus on health services management, making it suitable for clinical or non-clinical staff looking to progress to senior healthcare management roles, as well as industry professionals keen to develop business expertise. Coursework covers governance, policy and regulation, leading clinicians, and digital health – in amongst other, broader business case studies.

2.5 years; convenient 100% online format

Targeted towards recent graduates and working professionals, this programme is designed to help you understand the core principles of international business and accelerate your career into management level positions. Through experiential learning, the programme develops your practical skills and prepares you to meet today’s global business environment challenges. Geared toward the aspiring manager, this programme covers critical business areas, international marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, economic policy and more.

Your pathway to career advancement starts today

Producing forward-thinking, lifelong learners for over a century, the University of Birmingham offers exceptional programmes for working professionals. Combining flexibility with academic rigour, our degree offerings prepare you to transform the world by solving problems locally, nationally and globally. Harness the power of a prestigious degree from a trusted, leading UK institution; top employers are known to seek University of Birmingham graduates who stand out with cross-cultural skills and global insight.

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A leader in distance learning

Enjoy a convenient online format offered by a world top-100 university and leader in online learning. The University of Birmingham offers interactive seminars and videos, peer interaction across oceans and continents, and collaborative group work. You’ll be led by the same leading lecturers and faculty experts who instruct on campus. They’ll guide you through flexible online modules, immersive activities and lively discussions. Learn wherever, whenever it’s convenient, and graduate poised to step into your desired role with new knowledge and skills. We’ll even support you in your job search with our Careers Network, linking you to global opportunities to launch or elevate your career.

Entry requirements

  1. At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent 3.0 GPA
  2. Two references
  3. A statement of purpose
  4. A minimum of three year’s managerial experience is required for the MBA only

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.

Start dates

  • February
  • June
  • October


2.5 years

How an MBA or master’s in business improves your career prospects

Many professionals seeking management roles endeavour to earn an MBA or business degree to increase their salary.6 While this is a definite perk, there is even more benefit to increasing your knowledge base in operations management, finance, leadership, international relations and more. With mastered business principles, you’ll be able to build an important network of international colleagues, solve business challenges with learned tools and processes and enjoy job growth, especially with an internationally recognised credential from the University of Birmingham listed on your resume.

Top 10 jobs in business

  1. Senior general manager
  2. Senior medical director
  3. Hospital CEO
  4. Director of finance
  5. Executive director
  6. Business co-founder
  7. Managing director
  8. Project manager
  9. Marketing or sales manager
  10. Compliance or operations manager

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