Manchester Metropolitan University

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Master of Business Administration offered by Manchester Metropolitan University is an internationally recognised qualification, designed to grow the careers of business and management professionals across the globe. 


Manchester Met’s Business School now offers a Global Online MBA – delivered 100% online and offering the flexibility needed to pursue personal development and career progression whilst maintaining a work/life balance.

The online Master of Business Administration delivered by Manchester Metropolitan University offers flexible study options to suit your existing work/life commitments and delivers a vocational study pathway to help you build your practical skills, theory and workplace understanding.

With a broad and challenging syllabus, our programme teaches a high level understanding of strategy, business-decision making and leadership and sets you up to pursue endless opportunities in industry, whether you’re looking to move into a leadership position in your current organisation, want a career change or you’re looking to set up a business of your own.

The programme will also give you the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy flexible study options which work alongside your existing work and life commitments
  • Expand your networking opportunities with businesses, academia, students, alumni and other like-minded business professionals, both nationally and internationally
  • Participate in live online seminars with your tutors and peers. Multiple one hour sessions are offered each week (and recorded to watch later) and content is informed by real-time data about students’ understanding of the topic
  • Explore topical modules, including: Leading, Managing and Developing People; Strategic Marketing and Global Economic Environment
  • Work in small groups on weekly tasks, collaborating with peers and experiencing virtual working
You'll also have a chance to visit our Manchester campus during our optional annual Executive Conference and complement your online learning with experiences such as:
  • Working on projects with executive students from across the world
  • Professional development activities
  • Meeting faculty members
  • Visiting places that have made Manchester a global brand.

This event runs over five days: three days of general executive development activities, followed by two days of programme specific activities. A full programme can be issued on request. (T&Cs)

Hear what our Global Online students have to say:

“I chose to study with Global Online because the MBA is entirely online. Being in a full-time job means it is difficult to find the time to take up additional learning and I was on the lookout for an MBA which suited my time and needs for years. I found the one offered by Manchester Metropolitan University suited my needs better than that offered by any other university.” 

 Surendran Chandrasekaran, Global Online student

Programme Structure

This course can be completed within two years, with a recommended study week of 20 hours to complement your existing work/life commitments.

Phase 1:

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Global Economic Environment
  • Strategic Management
Phase 2:

  • Leading Change and Creativity in the Organisation
  • One elective module, which may include:
  • Financial Management of Reorganisations, Mergers and Acquisition
  • Performance Management for Business
  • Risk Regulation and Failure Avoidance

Please note these modules and timings are subject to change.


The final third of your credits is earned with a dissertation, giving you the chance to demonstrate all you have learnt during the course. It will also give you an opportunity to engage with a real project from your workplace and add value to your employer.


Our team of committed and enthusiastic academics and researchers are on hand to provide you with study support.

Your Global Online MBA leads are:

  • Dr. Sara Ward, MBA & Executive Programmes Director
  • Jeff McCarthy, Online MBA Course Director

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • An honours degree with classification of 2:2 or above or an overseas equivalent in a subject from a recognised higher education institution.
  • OR significant management experience (10 years plus) demonstrating a substantial record of achievement in business and leadership.

English Language requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8904 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8904 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    8904 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8904 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


Paying for your Global Online MBA course is naturally a key consideration and we have a dedicated Enrolment Team who will talk you through your options.

Total fee: 17,808 GBP (10% Early Bird Discount available). This includes:

  • Your tuition fees
  • Ongoing support from careers advisors, academics, student support officers and more
Global Online 10% Early Bird Discount. The Global Online team are delighted to offer students a 10% Early Bird Discount on this programme (T&Cs apply).For more information about how to benefit from this discount, please contact our Enrolment team via our university website.

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