Taught course

Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy MBA

Arden University · Arden University

Entry requirements

All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement. Work experience Candidates must have at least 3 years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations. Academic & 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 8 years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview. Numeracy & literacy competences We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competences, and depending on the information provided at application, you may need to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent. English language proficiency 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; or •Internet-based TOEFL: •For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17 •For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or •PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51.

Months of entry

January, July

Course content

This programme is partnered through RDI, the online learning specialists. Upon completion students with receive a Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA from the prestigious University of Bradford School of Management.

Today’s economic conditions, characterised by increased price volatility and scarcity on the energy and resources fronts, require a change in perspective. There is a belief that an innovative approach, which integrates systems thinking and looks beyond the linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model, is the answer that a forward-looking School of Management should strive to provide. With this in mind, The Bradford University School of Management have designed the Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA in order to give the next generation of leaders a first-mover advantage.

Once you start the Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy MBA programme you will gain an insight into the core business and management theories as well as highly specialist and contemporary issues such as:

  • New business models, as well as the opportunities a circular approach provides to innovative and enterprising individuals and companies.
  • Energy, resources and commodities as critical issues for future economic and business prosperity.
  • The value and benefits of localisation, global trading relationships and enabling communication technologies.
  • Technical and biological flows of materials, reverse logistics, regenerative product design and virtuous business cycles.

All students on the programme are an integral part of the Bradford University School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. This is achieved through the use of small faculty led tutor groups, weekly online discussions, live face-to-face online tutorial sessions and collaboration on projects with fellow students from around the world. Further to this, while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in Bradford and at its partner institutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Italy and the Philippines (subject to availability).

Fees and funding

Please see the RDI fees and funding website http://www.rdi.co.uk/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24+ months

Course contact details

Rebecca Nightingale
+44 (0) 24 765 15700