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Distance Learning MBA

Gain the skills that employers are seeking from a Triple-Accredited Distance Learning MBA with the University of Bradford. You will study fundamental business administration principles while choosing electives to focus on your topic of interest.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    2.5 years part-time
  • Language


Distance Learning MBA

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 2.5 years part-time

  • Develop world-class business skills online from Triple-Accredited MBA

    The Distance Learning MBA at the University of Bradford is one of the longest running global online MBA courses in the world with over 25 years of experience. Ranked by numerous publications for its global reputation as a top business school, this online MBA programme is taught through expert-led virtual modules that can be completed over the course of 2-3 years part-time. In this course, you'll cover the fundamental business administration essentials while also choosing your electives to give you the freedom to pursue the areas of study which align with your career goals.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Advance your research
    • Lead by encouraging innovation
    • Form business solutions with data
    • Handle complex sustainability issues
    • Deal with financial elements of business
    • Create international business strategy
    • Understand materials, resources, energy, and sustainability
    • Digital marketing

    Work experience

    Candidates must have at least three years’ of management or leadership work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

    Academic and professional achievements

    You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally at least eight years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.

    Numeracy and literacy competencies

    We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competencies, and you may be required to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent (The Bradford Test).

    English language requirements

    If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:

    IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5

    Internet-based TOEFL:

    • For EU, non-UK applicants: 90 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17
    • For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 90 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21;

    PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

    If you have not taken an English test, but have extensive experience of working and being taught in English, then we may be able to waive the requirement for a formal test.

    What will it cost?

    The total tuition fee is £20,196 spread over the length of your course.

    The curriculum of the Distance Learning MBA was developed by faculty and lecturers from the University of Bradford's renowned School of Management. As one of the world's longest-running Distance Learning MBAs, the module content and learning methods are well-tested to maximise your potential. By the end of this programme, you will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a systemic and critical understanding of contemporary management theory and practice knowledge, along with an awareness of emerging organisational issues in local and global contexts.

    • Develop a broad, yet rigorous understanding of the concepts, constructs, and frameworks used to support decision-making.

    • Exercise personal initiative and responsibility in implementing solutions to complex strategic business problems in an uncertain, complex, and volatile world.

    • Evidence adaptability and originality in tackling and solving problems, and the ability to work cooperatively and ethically in a range of contexts.

    • Demonstrate a personal and critical understanding of sustainability and its implications for business decisions.

    • Reflect on your own professional and career development needs, recognising how to take action to maintain the knowledge and skills required to practice.

    • Critically evaluate and develop credible approaches to gathering, evaluating and using data to support the construction and presentation of business cases.

    Distance Learning MBA

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 2.5 years part-time

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    Established 60 years ago, the University of Bradford School of Management has a rich history and international reputation as one of the innovators in business education. We have one of the longest-running MBA programmes with 49 years of delivering this degree and 25 years of Distance Learning.