Taught course

Master of Business Administration (Online)

Birmingham City University · Birmingham City Business School

Entry requirements

One of the following: An honours degree of a British University or equivalent institution (minimum third class). An equivalent graduate level qualification from an overseas university or equivalent institution (minimum third class). A graduate level professional qualification in an appropriate field of study. A pre-masters programme. Other qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. If you are a mature student but do not fulfil the standard entry requirements outlined above, your application will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our new Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) course will help you to develop your career as a business manager and if you are looking to further your career in areas of Healthcare Management or Environmental and Sustainability Management, then there are two specialist pathways provided to allow you to do this. We provide you with established theories of management and business administration, and invite you to question their practicalities and come up with new strategies.

What's covered in the course

Our course provides the opportunity to combine the theory and practice of management, healthcare management, and environmental sustainability in an interactive online environment where you will be studying with other students from internationally diverse background and also have the support and guidance of specialists in the various fields of study.

The programmes of study will provide you with the skills employers really value, so it is the perfect option if you want to change career directions or aim to move up the corporate ladder. You’ll be encouraged to question, analyse and challenge the assumptions that are made about modern organisations and provide innovative solutions to the problems that are encountered in the rapidly changing world of business. We’ll nurture your skills by helping you devise contemporary and forward-thinking strategies and day-to-day tactics that’ll help organisations thrive in a range of business settings.

The Online Master of Business Administration and the two specialist pathways will run on a part-time and full-time basis beginning in Spring 2016. There will be initially three entry points per calendar year, so we have flexibility in terms of delivery and also starting point.

Information for international students

A minimum TOEFL score of 57.5 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 average (minimum of 5.5 in each band). In addition, a GMAT score of at least 500 is preferable, but is not an admissions requirement.

Fees and funding

UK students
£850 per 20 credit module
International students
£850 per 20 credit module

Qualification and course duration


15-25 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0121 331 5595