Elevate your career with the Birmingham MBA

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Elevate your career with an online MBA from the University of Birmingham. Offering new skills in business and leadership, this programme delivers an integrative learning experience along with the opportunity to focus on your own career development. You’ll study online to receive the same degree certificate as campus-based students and graduate from the triple-crown accredited Birmingham Business School ready to transform the future of business.

Our AMBA-accredited online MBA offers flexibility, convenience, and collaboration with international colleagues to gain essential knowledge to achieve your career goals. Designed with a responsible business focus, the Birmingham MBA offers three intakes per year and imparts hands-on experiences within specialised modules to tailor your learning and translate valuable skills to your current or future business role. Immersive study opportunities are available face-to-face in the UK, UAE, Singapore, Mexico, and Spain – plus, there is the option to take up to three modules at one of our campuses in the UK, UAE, or Singapore.

  • The University of Birmingham is ranked as a world top 100 university (QS 2024)
  • World-class Russell Group university
  • Universitas 21 member – a leading global network of research-intensive universities
  • Ranked Top 10 Online MBA (Financial Times 2024)
  • Ranked 11th Online MBA in the EMEA region (QS 2024)
  • Global top 10 online MBA (Financial Times 2024

Developed exclusively for online, with the same standards as on campus, our 100% online postgraduate degrees will equip you with the tools to accelerate your skills and advance your career potential.

Programme options include:

  • Marketing
  • International Business and Strategy
  • Innovation and Business Transformation

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MBA with Clinical Leadership

Respond to the growing challenges facing healthcare and empower yourself to lead smarter, more effective healthcare systems. By uniquely focusing on both health service management and business leadership, this specialism will equip both clinical and non-clinical professionals with the ability and confidence to lead clinical experts and effect change.

MBA with Engineering Leadership

Harness your engineering expertise and integrate it with responsible business practices to set yourself apart as a leader who can make a lasting impact on both your organisation and society. You’ll become polished in entrepreneurial and systems thinking, analysis, and self-awareness.

If you’re unable to commit to the full MBA qualification, there are alternative qualification routes. You can exit with one of the following credentials:

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip): 120 credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert): 60 credits

There are multiple intakes in a year. Students can join the programme in February, July, and October.

Being an online student, I can confidently say that choosing the University of Birmingham for my studies has been one of the best decisions I have made. The University’s world-class reputation and rigorous curriculum have challenged and expanded my knowledge, preparing me to take on real-world business challenges with confidence.” – Alexander Oketch, Online MBA Student, Kenya

Entry requirements

For entry to the online MBA programme, you must have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree from a UK university OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Given the nature of this programme, applicants should have five years of professional management experience and at least three years in cases of exceptional potential.

If you do not meet standard entry criteria, we may accept applications with a lower degree and significant work experience. Please contact us to find out more.

MBA with Clinical Leadership:

Relevant management experience must be within a health or clinical setting.

MBA with Engineering Leadership:

Relevant management experience must be from an engineering background.

We welcome applicants with an appetite for learning. Since the MBA with Engineering Leadership combines modules from multiple disciplines, expect to cover mathematics, starting at secondary schooling level and above.

English Language Criteria: 

If English is not your first language, you will need to supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept Academic IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any band. Alternative test certificates are also accepted, and exemptions can be made. Please contact us to find out more.

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