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M.B.A. Online

Online MBA

University of Birmingham online

30 months
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Centred on the challenges of responsible business and ranked 13th globally (QS 2021), the world’s first 100% Online Masters in Business Administration (MBA) to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) will enhance your ability to perform at the highest level in global business management.

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Online MBA

Designed for determined, forward-thinking professionals with at least three years of management experience, the University of Birmingham’s AMBA-accredited 100% Online MBA  combines both quality with flexibility. 

Delivered 100% online, it allows students to have the opportunity to learn the latest critical business skills, operations principles and management techniques alongside their work - and put learning to the test in real-time for greater workplace success. 

"It did not take much time to conclude that the University of Birmingham was the right choice for me due to the reputation of its academics, world rankings and research achievements. I was confident I would gain all the necessary support during my transition and transformation into the world of business,” Kathirvel Balakrishnan, Online MBA. 

From the outset, you will have access to employment advice and one-to-one coaching to confirm your goals, helping you advance your career even further. Enhance your practical knowledge and perform at the highest level in global business management.

Programme Structure

Module overview:

Studying the Online MBA takes approximately 2.5 years to complete. It is a 180-credit programme (including a 60-credit dissertation).

Year one core modules - credits

  • Marketing - 10
  • Operations Management - 10
  • International Business - 10
  • Accounting and Finance - 10
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management - 10
  • Strategy - 10

Year two modules - credits

  • Economics and Economic Policy for Business* or Service Operations Management - 10
  • Critical Integration in Management* or Marketing Strategy - 10
  • Economics and Economic Policy for Business* or Management of Change - 10*
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation* or Corporate Finance - 10
  • Critical Integration in Management* or Advanced Strategy - 10
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation* or Business in Society - 10
* We offer repeat modules to allow for greater flexibility

Year three dissertation - credits

  • Dissertation – 60


The programme is taught by experts who offer a diverse international experience, providing a comprehensive insight into today’s global business challenges. Whether you are looking to progress in your current role or head up your own business, completing the Online MBA  will give you the skills and confidence you need to make a greater impact in the world of business.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be accepted onto the Online MBA, applicants should have:

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


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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