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Course content

The programme is aimed at intelligent, highly motivated managers who wish to equip themselves with the essential business and management skills required in the increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic business environment.

World Class Rankings

Financial Times Online MBA 2017 rankings (Financial Times, March 2017)

– World #1 for career progression

– World #2 for value for money

– World #3 for salary increase

Financial Times Online MBA 2016 rankings (Financial Times, March 2016)

– Global Top 20 Online MBA (11th in the world, 3rd in the UK)

Financial Times European Business School rankings (Financial Times, December 2013)

– European Top 30 MBA

– European Top 50 Business School

Bradford University School of Management is also ranked as one of the world’s Top 200 Business Schools that employers want to recruit from. (QS Global 200 Business School report, 2013/14)

Triple Crown Accreditation

Bradford University School of Management is part of an elite group of business schools in the world (less than 1%) to have the prestigious “Triple Crown” of accreditations:

EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)

AMBA (Association of MBAs)

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

MBA at University of Bradford

Once you start the distance learning MBA programme you become 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 a distance learner on line social space called ‘The Atrium’.

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).

Course Content

Cycle One:

Business Accoung; Business Economics; Marketing; Operations Management; Managing People; Managerial and Professional Development; Business Research; Business Ethics and Sustainability; Corporate Finance; Strategic Management;

Cycle Two:

Marketing Communications; Entrepreneurship; Project Management; E-Business; International Business Strategy; International Business in Emerging Economies; International Financial Management; Management of Change; Managerial Leadeship; Corporate Marketing

Management Project

At the end of your taught studies you will be required to put into practice what you have learnt during the various modules and complete a 12,500 – 15,000 word management project. The University of Bradford allows its students a great deal of flexibility in their management projects. For example, you may wish to reflect on your academic learning and apply it to a problem currently facing the organisation you work for. You may wish to investigate an issue effecting not just one organisation but an entire industry, or you may wish to conduct ‘desk based research’ – really getting to grips with all the academic arguments and issues surrounding a subject area in order to develop a new management framework.

Throughout the project you will be guided by an experienced academic and you will have access to the School of Management Effective Learning department. The Effective Learning service often proves to be very useful providing students with a clear understanding and guidelines on what is required in order to successfully complete their project.

Programme Assessment

In order to ensure that you have gained the required skills and knowledge you will have to successfully complete a form of assessment for each module. The assessment may be an individual written assignment, an exam or a mixture of both.

So that you can monitor your progress as you work your way through each module there are a number of opportunities for formative assessment (i.e. assessment that will not count to your overall grade). For example, you will be invited to submit 2 pieces of work to your individual tutor. Your tutor will read through the work and provide you with feedback. In addition to this, you will be encouraged to complete a series of online multiple choice questions for each unit studied. Exams can be sat at the University of Bradford, Arden's Head Office in Coventry or can be arranged overseas via the British Council or at a recognised overseas academic institution at additional cost.

Watch this introductory video about the Distance Learning MBA at University of Bradford.

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