Total cost of course
UK/EU: £12,645*
INT: £12,645*

*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Course length
2 - 3 years of part time study
Start dates
January, May, September
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Valentina Watson
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

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02 September

Course code: OLPBH    Level 7 qualification

Since its conception at Harvard over a century ago, the MBA is recognised worldwide as an essential qualification for anyone aspiring to become a successful manager or an inspiring leader.

Our new online MBA Global will equip you with the strategic knowledge and confidence to succeed and excel in managerial roles within the business sector. It is designed for a new generation of ambitious business professionals and graduates with an international outlook. The business world is experiencing rapid growth on an international scale and, now more than ever, managers within every industry need to devise with a strategy for global scalability. Throughout the course you will develop skills and study areas valued and needed by the industry.

An online MBA

Our dynamic online MBA Global allows you to apply everything you learn to real-world business scenarios. Expanding further than a classroom based education; your assignments will require you to implement your theoretical knowledge to tackle contemporary scenarios faced by global businesses. You will be able to critically examine a wide variety of areas and topics, such as strategic leadership, financial management, global operations, markets and resources, business research methods and data analysis. The later stages of this MBA Global will then focus on key themes in international business such as risk management and global supply chain management.

Not only that, but our MBA Global is cleverly structured so that you can move beyond a domestic business mind-set, to consider issues and seek solutions in a truly global context.

Skills you will learn

  • Strategic awareness and thinking
  • Confident leadership
  • Presenting logical and relevant arguments
  • Critical evaluation
  • Innovation and the confidence to challenge traditional ways of thinking


Areas you will study

  • Strategic management
  • Strategic leadership
  • Risk
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainability

Graduate with an academic degree and professional qualification

Chartered Management Institute accreditation logoOur MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and includes membership of CMI. Upon completion of the MBA Global you will also gain the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, which will allow you to become a Chartered Manager quicker once you have graduated. Chartered management is the most prestigious status that can be achieved in the managerial profession. It is the hallmark of any professional manager and will allow you to excel in the sector. Our MBA Global will put you in an excellent position to excel in the business sector.

Exemptions for professional membership holders

Use your professional qualifications to gain up to 60 credit exemption from a 180 credit programme- simply provide evidence of your relevant professional qualification with your applications and we will confirm what exemptions are available to you.

See the exemptions page for more information >

Join an insightful and influential online community

Working with the corporate sector lies at the heart of our approach to teaching and learning. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with our experienced tutors and thriving network of business contacts, professional body members and guest speakers from regional, national and international businesses. Staying in touch with this extensive network will keep you well-informed of the latest developments, debates and crises facing the international business world. As an online MBA Global student, you will also become part of a truly worldwide community of fellow online learners. Studying alongside peers from all walks of life and spanning a wide variety of professions, you’ll have the opportunity to potentially create a lifelong network with an astute group of aspiring future business leaders all looking to share their own experiences and cultural identities – and to learn from yours.

You can also study the MBA Global full-time or part-time on campus.

What does online learning look like?

If you're thinking of studying one of our courses, you may be wondering how online learning works and what it looks like. Below is a link that will take you to a course taster. This course taster will include a video that provides an oversight of how online learning works, an introduction from the course academic as well as a sample of the content that you will experience during the course.

Click on the 'View Course Taster' button below, and complete the short form to view the course taster.

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Programme Specification

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