M.B.A. Online

Business Administration (Distance Learning)

30 months
6514 GBP/year
6514 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This is for you if... you want to be a global business leader. The Business Administration programme offered at the University of Leicester provides the knowledge, skills and internationally recognised qualification to advance your career in management.


With the Leicester MBA you learn from a pioneer in global executive education with a strong international reputation. When it launched in 1989, the Leicester MBA was one of the first AMBA accredited distance learning MBA programmes in the world. Today, over 12,000 Leicester MBA alumni worldwide are a testament to our expertise and experience in helping professionals succeed and being a student with us gives you access to this network of international business leaders.

When you take the Leicester MBA, you will be able to combine online and face-to-face learning to suit your needs. Our online learning environment lets you study anytime, anywhere, whilst the annual Leicester Masterclass and our regular residential workshops held at our Global Centres help you hone the skills that are best practised face-to-face – giving you unparalleled opportunities to gain cross-cultural experiences. Our Global Centres are located in the UK, Southern Europe, the Middle East, and East and West Africa so you can stay close to home or travel the world to broaden your horizons.

The Business Administration programme at the University of Leicester offers a great return on investment because you can continue to work while you are gaining a valuable qualification. By studying whilst you work, you, your team, and your company immediately benefit from your newly gained knowledge and skills. Not only this, but your Leicester MBA Project gives you an opportunity to further your prospects by conducting a live consultancy style study in your company, exploring an industry of your choice or preparing a business plan for your next start-up.

Careers and employability

We recognise that career development is a major factor in your decision to embark on an MBA programme. With the Leicester MBA you will have extensive career support from the start – and after you graduate. As soon as you register on the programme, you get access to our Career Development Manager and a suite of Professional Development Resources.

Key themes in our careers support are:

  • Leadership
  • Business immersion
  • Networking
  • Coaching
  • Professional skills development


The Leicester Global MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and offers a dual award from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Managing and Developing People and Organisations
  • Managing Value Creation Processes from Idea to Market
  • Managing Finances and Strategic Decision Making
  • Learning and Professional Development Portfolio
  • Organisational Research and Consultancy Methods and the MBA project
  • Managing International Marketing Communications, Brands and Relationships
  • Managing Finance for Corporate Policy and Strategy
  • Managing Human Resources Strategically

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Leicester and/or in United Kingdom, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will need to have at least one of the following academic or professional qualifications:

  • First or second class honours degree from a UK university, or
  • Equivalent degree from a non-UK university or academic institution, or
  • Postgraduate degree or diploma from a recognised institution, or
  • Equivalent graduate level professional qualification, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Chartered Certified Accountant qualification or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Professional Qualification.

You will also need a minimum of three years' appropriate and relevant postgraduate work experience (defined as having worked in a supervisory, managerial or professional role).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6514 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16285 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • National

    6514 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16285 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.


  • The School of Business also offers the Global Networks Incentive - 15% off the course fee for applicants who are residents of certain eligible countries.

  • Did you know you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000, subject to eligibility?

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Business Administration (Distance Learning)
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