As a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities, the University of Birmingham produces some of the best research the country has to offer, and our curriculum is built from this. Benefit from a syllabus based on the latest insights and issues in business and globalisation. With the flexibility of online learning, postgraduate students in this online MBA learn to develop sustainable business strategies in an efficient two and a half year course.
To ensure students strengthen their understanding of the fundamentals of business, core modules are offered one at a time. In this way, students can focus clearly and build relevant, real-world experience in each of the principles of business before applying them through elective modules of their choice.
Advance your career at a world-class university with an internationally recognised MBA from Birmingham Business School, where we put business in context, people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.
In order to be accepted onto this programme, you must possess:
At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent
Statement of Purpose
Minimum of three years professional experience
Standard English language requirements apply with the exception of Graduate Diploma students who must have IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.
The online MBA from Birmingham Business School is designed for enterprising business professionals with at least three years of experience who are ready to enhance their practical knowledge for the next step in their careers. By pairing informed, contemporary content with an interactive online learning platform, this course provides postgraduate students with both flexibility and critical business skills.
The Birmingham Business School Online MBA is a 30-month, 180-credit course that has 12 taught modules and a research-based dissertation. Year one focuses on six compulsory core modules, these are:
Marketing (10 credits)
Operations Management (10 credits)
International Business (10 credits)
Accounting and Finance (10 credits)
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (10 credits)
Strategy (10 credits)
During year two students choose six electives. We offer repeats of three of these electives to allow more flexibility in scheduling. Elective modules choices are:
Economics and Economic Policy for Business
Critical Integration in Management
Service Operations Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Management of Change
Business and Society
When the taught modules have been completed, a dissertation is submitted to fulfil the requirements for the award of the degree. The subject of the dissertation can be related to your work environment or to an area of interest to your employer, which may encourage them to support you with time for study or financial assistance.
The curriculum currently includes an on-campus residential for all students. This is compulsory for students in the UK and EU and highly recommended for students from other parts of the world.
At the University of Birmingham, we understand how important it is to focus on your professional future during your time with us.
Between 2007 and 2017, senior level and managerial positions within professional business occupations are estimated to increase by more than 15%.* Gain the global business understanding you need to compete for positions like these with an online MBA from Birmingham Business School. It’s a bold step towards becoming a highly qualified candidate here in the UK and with companies hiring abroad.
From the very start of your MBA course, you will have access to bespoke advice from our employment consultants. Through one-to-one coaching on Skype or other communication tools, they will work with you to clarify your aspirations and support you in your future career. Together, you can develop a winning employment strategy to take you to the next level and to open doors to a wide range of potential employers domestically and globally.