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  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    33 months
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program
    $20k-$30k

Online MBA Overview

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). 

The Online MBA is 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, the program 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. Find out more.  
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 .
Realise your business ambitions
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.
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

    “With every new module, you are encouraged to rise to new challenges in a different and highly relevant field, creating a more rounded, successful version of your professional self. If you want to accelerate your career, I’d thoroughly recommend applying.” Harriet Jeckells, Online MBA.
    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 .


    KEY FACTS

    The University of Birmingham’s Online MBA  has been specifically designed for managers who are already working in business and seek to strengthen their understanding in a world-class environment. 
    There are three intakes a year. Students can join the programme in March, July or October.  


    ADMISSIONS 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

    For international students, standard English language requirements apply. You must have an IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

    If you do not possess three years’ professional experience at a management level, you may be interested in the AMBA-accredited Online MSc International Business .

    FEES AND FUNDINGFor detailed pricing information and to find out more about the payment methods available, please request information  and a member of the admissions team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. 

    Program Highlights

    Start Month
    Mar, Jul, Oct
    Class Size
    55
    Int'l Students
    69%
    Women Students
    30%
    Accreditations
    AACSB|AMBA|EQUIS

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