• Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
Enhance your ability to perform at the highest level in global business management with the University of Birmingham’s Online MBA – the world’s first 100% Online MBA to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). 

Overview

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

Audience

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Duration - 2,5 years. 8 week sessions

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7668 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19175 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    7668 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19175 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
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For detailed pricing information and to find out more about the payment methods available, please visit the programme website and a member of the admissions team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. 

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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