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Course summary

Centred on the challenges of responsible business, the Online MBA will enhance your ability to perform at the highest level in global business management. Advance your career at a gold standard institution Designed for ambitious professionals with at least three years of management experience, the Online MBA will enhance your understanding of business theory, practice and leadership. The programme is part of a range of MBAs run through the Birmingham Business School, the UK’s oldest business school. As well as being acclaimed internationally, it appears regularly in global league tables and holds the rare ‘gold standard’ triple-crown accreditation. The School is committed to promoting curiosity and thought leadership for responsible business; two core principles running throughout the Online MBA. Thanks to the highly transferable, practical and contemporary programme content, you will graduate with the real-life skills and confidence you need to step into a senior leadership role and make a greater impact in the world of business. Your programme of study The accredited Online MBA degree will provide you with key insights into the latest business principles and approaches through practical experience, exploring all the core areas of business from marketing and strategy to operations management and accounting. Building upon the core theories of the first term, the second term offers a choice of elective modules, such as Critical Integration in Management and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This, along with the dissertation in the final term, allows you to tailor and align your studies with your interests and career objectives. For those individuals working within healthcare management, our Online MBA Clinical Leadership offers further career specialisation, with niche modules designed to develop students’ ability to manage and lead clinicians – while also covering modules from the traditional MBA pathway.


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 If you are fairly new to the principles of global business, or if you are looking to enhance your career into a management-level position, you may be interested in the AMBA-accredited Online MSc International Business .

Assessment method


Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for the Online MBA, you will need to posess (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate dimploma from a UK university or equivalent. You will also need to have a minimum of three years’ professional experience at a management level. Standard English language requirements also apply. If English is not your first language, you must also have an up-to-date English language test certificate. We accept an Academic IELTS certificate with a grade of 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any band. Other forms of English language certificates are accepted. Please discuss this with a recruitment coordinator.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Online MBA at University of Birmingham - UCAS