An MBA challenges how you think and act in business. Employers want more from managers than knowledge and strategic thinking – they also seek leadership skills, commitment and creativity.
The Leeds Online MBA will prepare you to meet these needs. With regular opportunities to interact with your Online MBA tutors and fellow students worldwide, you will develop thorough understanding of the fundamental business functions and a critical perspective on business challenges, helping you become a global leader.
Delivered entirely online, this programme provides you with a rare opportunity to study your Masters of Business Administration at one of the UK’s leading business schools without putting your career on hold, wherever you are in the world.
The University of Leeds has been recognised for providing an industry leading online learning experience, and through our Virtual Learning Environment you will have access to all the resources and support you need to succeed in your studies.
The Leeds Online MBA combines the latest business and management theory with practice. You will develop a critical insight into established and contemporary business subjects including global marketing, decision making, accounting and finance and talent management.
Leeds University Business School has triple accreditation from the three leading bodies AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, placing us in the top 1% of business schools globally.
Your MBA will begin with a two-week online induction designed to prepare you for online learning at Leeds, and to introduce the study skills you will need to successfully complete your Online MBA.
The programme includes 10 modules and you will typically spend eight weeks studying each module. The modules cover a variety of subject areas to provide you with fundamental business skills and knowledge, as well as an opportunity to gain insights into contemporary topics within the dynamic global business environment. Subjects include information management, international business and strategic management. You will also explore how to manage and lead people in organisations.
The programme culminates in your MBA Project, giving you the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge to the resolution of a live business problem, or to investigate an academic research topic in-depth.
You can take the programme at your own pace and adapt your studies to fit around your work and life commitments. To give you flexibility, it is possible to pause your studies and take them up again at a later point. This means you can choose to complete the Online MBA in a minimum of two years or up to a maximum of four years.
You will study 10 compulsory modules and complete the programme with your MBA Project. Your modules of study will include four Foundation modules, five Development modules and a final Research Methods module completed before commencing your project.
If you choose to take the programme over two years, the typical programme of study is outlined below.
In your first year you will typically study four Foundation modules, shown below as Compulsory. You will also typically take two out of five Development modules, shown below as Optional.
You will study all of the following five Development modules across the programme. You will take two of these modules in your first year of study:
In your second year you will typically study the research module and your MBA Project, shown below as Compulsory. You will also typically take the three remaining Development modules, shown below as Optional.
You will study all of the following five Development modules across the programme. You will take three of these modules in your second year of study:
The Leeds Online MBA will be delivered 100% online via our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard Learn.
Social learning will be at the heart of the experience, with interactive and collaborative activities embedded into every module of study, bringing your online learning experience to life. The programme will feature a range of multimedia and interactive content, discussion activities, and a diverse mix of individual and collaborative learning.
All course materials and communications will be delivered online, so it is vital that you have regular and reliable access to the internet. We recommend a high speed broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps.
You will need regular access to a personal computer, or laptop, with a webcam. You will also need the ability to view PDF documents and to open and edit standard Microsoft Office documents. As a University of Leeds student you will be given free access to Microsoft Office Online.
All live sessions will be available at a suitable time to ensure flexibility and meet the needs of students in a range of time zones, meaning you can join a session at a time to suit you.
Assessment methods will emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skill development too. They will typically include essays, examinations, written reports, multiple-choice and short-answer tests, reflective blogs, participation in online discussions, and a mix of group and individual presentations made online.
The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms.
The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and the Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.
The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including:
Learn more about why you should study with us:
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy:
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
A blend of online learning methods are utilised, such as discussion forums, podcasts and live tutorials. The programme is modular, allowing us to offer a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied.
Students may choose to study to certificate, diploma or masters level.
Students can take up to 6 years to complete the full MSc programme and there is also the option to graduate with either an International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law postgraduate certificate or diploma.
Year 1: certificate
You will take two compulsory courses - International Animal Welfare Science and Animal Ethics, Policy and Law - plus an optional course.
Year 2: diploma
You can choose up to 60 credits of optional courses, which include:
Year 3: masters
You complete a dissertation of between 10,000-15,000 words which can be a research project or an extended systematic review of the literature in a topic of Animal Welfare Science, Ethics or Law.
Postgraduate Professional Development
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. Alternatively, after one year of taking courses you can choose to transfer your credits and continue on to studying towards a higher award on a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme. Although PPD courses have various start dates throughout a year you may only start a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme in the month of September. Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.
Graduates can use their qualification to enhance their career prospects in academia, research, governmental and non-governmental organisations and consultancies.
This programme is for students who wish to gain a deeper and contextual understanding of how commercial law operates in practice. It allows you to choose from over 25 courses, to reflect your interests, experience and industry focus.
This programme aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of how international commercial law operates in practice, with course options to reflect interests, experience and industry focus.
Globalisation and developments in technology have led to a marked increase in international trade in goods and services, in international investment, and in the development of global financial markets. In parallel, the world of international commerce has seen major growth in the regulation of commercial activity at a national and international level, and in international litigation and arbitration. This LLM aims to help you understand the international context in which business currently operates.
The programme focuses on the legal responses to the developments shaping international commerce today, as lawyers and business professionals are increasingly required to look beyond domestic law to find solutions appropriate to their international business needs and opportunities.
The programme is delivered by online distance learning, through our bespoke online learning environment ‘eScript’.
The learning process is interactive and research-focused. Courses are taught by leading academics in the field in question; some are also conducted by eminent practitioners with specific expertise in the chosen subject, in conjunction with academics from the School of Law.
Each session comprises a variety of activities, which could include (combinations of) any of the following:
The LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice requires that you complete a total of six courses (120 credit points), four of which must be from the core courses listed below. You must also complete a dissertation (60 credits) over your chosen period of study.
Core courses offered in 2016/17:
Please note the available choice of courses in any given year may change.
The LLM in International Commercial Law & Practice will enable you to engage with a wide range of subject areas and to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of international legal principles.
The courses allow you to develop a practical understanding of the legal issues surrounding specific industries, markets and commercial relationships. They also facilitates a broader and more generic understanding of underlying themes such as harmonisation, regulation and compliance.
The programme will enable you to look beyond the technical content of the relevant law and to think critically about the underlying problems and conflicting solutions. Having studied the programme, you will emerge with an understanding not just of legal issues, but regard to ethical principles and the social and economic context. Here, particular emphasis is placed on the economic and commercial context.
The majority of students on the Law School’s LLM programmes by online distance learning are mid-career, and they often work across international boundaries. Many will already be established in their career, but wish to use the programme to consolidate skills and knowledge accumulated over time.
Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia. The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.
For some graduates, successful completion of the programme will lead to a promotion within their current positions. Others aim to develop a new professional direction altogether. The programme aims to support students in whichever outcome they aspire to, through developing their knowledge and understanding of the law, but also through acquiring transferable skills and, not least, the experience of engaging with leading academics in the field and with fellow students.
The profile of online distance learning LLM students, and their needs for career guidance, are recognised by the University careers service, which offers information resources relevant to international and non-Law careers, and the opportunity to arrange individual consultations with students who are based remotely.