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Designed for enterprising business professionals with at least three years of management experience, the Online Master of Business Administration enables students to enhance their strategic and managerial business skills to take the next step in their careers.
By pairing informed, contemporary content with an interactive online learning platform, the Online MBA provides postgraduate students with both flexibility and critical business skills.
Flexibility to learn alongside work
Studying for an MBA online provides postgraduate students with the flexibility to learn alongside work, empowering them to apply the latest business knowledge and theory to their roles immediately:
- Further your ability to overcome complex problems in global business
- Develop critical managerial skills and master practical applications
- Enhance the people management skills necessary for more effective leadership
- Challenge critical thinking on business issues within global society
- Understand business management and its application in professional life
- Gain international perspectives of organisations and management theory
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Frequently asked questions
What is an Online MBA?
With no need to attend campus, an Online MBA is delivered and studied 100% online. Students access the programme via an immersive digital platform, available 24 hours a day from almost anywhere in the world.
The programme curriculum is brought to life through an engaging mix of live video lectures, interactive projects, digital resources and online collaboration with fellow learners, professors and tutors.
Offering impressive learning flexibility, an Online MBA is ideal for ambitious professionals who travel for work, cannot attend campus or are looking to balance work and study to apply their learnings in real-time.
Why choose the Online MBA from the University of Birmingham?
As the world’s first 100% Online MBA to be officially accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Online MBA from the University of Birmingham offers a flexible yet effective route to professional development.
Like its campus-based equivalent, the Online MBA is delivered by Birmingham Business School, which holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Online MBA students are taught by the same expert course leaders and the curriculum meets the same challenging academic framework.
Professionals who choose the University of Birmingham’s Online MBA benefit from the highest standards of postgraduate business education, in a format they can adapt to their personal circumstances.
Is an Online MBA worth it?
The Online MBA will earn you exactly the same qualification as you would receive from the campus-based MBA; there is no difference in terms of academic standing or credibility.
An Online MBA is both an investment and a challenge. The main benefit is the added flexibility which online study brings. You can apply learning directly to your role in real-time, helping you to accelerate your career from nearly anywhere in the world.
Yet, it’s not just about the core educational experience - it is about the extra-curricular side too; the networks that you build and the experiences you gain. Combine this with the additional support - from Student Services and technological support to our dedicated Careers in Business team – and we have re-defined the Distance Learning MBA to meet the needs of a 21st Century market.
How much does the Online MBA cost?
For instant access to Online MBA pricing information, please fill out our form or call +44 (0)800 032 7101.
What is AMBA accreditation?
AMBA is the Association of MBAs; the independent authority on postgraduate management education. Accreditation from AMBA is the global standard for all MBA programmes, and is currently held by only 2% of the world’s business schools, including Birmingham Business School.
In 2016, the Online MBA was the first of its kind to gain formal AMBA accreditation.
Where can I study an Online MBA with the University of Birmingham?
Current Online MBA students are studying remotely all over the world, including Malta, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria and the UK. You can study from almost anywhere - all you need is an internet connection and your laptop or computer.
Do I need a GMAT?
No, we do not require you to have taken the Graduate Management Admission Test to apply for our Online MBA.