Taught course

Online MBA

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School

Entry requirements

• At least a second-class degree / 3.0 GPA or equivalent • Two references • Personal statement • Academic and professional qualifications as well as professional experience may be taken into consideration.

International students: With the exception of Graduate Diploma Students, applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

The world’s first and only AMBA-accredited 100% online MBA is designed for enterprising business professionals with at least three years of professional experience who are ready to enhance their practical knowledge for the next step in their careers. Coursework is taught by experts who represent diverse industry perspectives globally and provide comprehensive insights into today’s business challenges.

Birmingham Business School’s online MBA is a 30-month, 180-credit course (including a 60-credit dissertation).

Year one core modules:

  • Marketing - 10 credits
  • Operations Management - 10 credits
  • International Business - 10 credits
  • Accounting and Finance - 10 credits
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management - 10 credits
  • Strategy - 10 credits

Year two core modules:

  • Economics and Economic Policy for Business or Service Operations Management - 10 credits*
  • Critical Integration in Management or Marketing Strategy - 10 credits*
  • Economics and Economic Policy for Business or Managing Change - 10 credits*
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Corporate Finance - 10 credits*
  • Critical Integration in Management or Advanced Strategy - 10 credits*
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Business and Society - 10 credits*

* We offer repeats of three electives to allow more flexibility

Year three dissertation:

  • Dissertation - 60 credits

Information for international students

Home to one of the largest and most vibrant international student communities in the UK, the University of Birmingham plays an active role in making Britain a capital of global education. With over 5,000 students from 150 countries, our international students graduate poised as innovators ready to succeed.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
30 months
30 months

Course contact details

Online Admissions
+44 (0)800 032 7101