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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    October, February

  • Course Duration

    As a general guide the programme can be completed in 2-6 years.

  • Course Type

    MBA

  • Course Fees

    Pay as you go: £2,125 x 8 instalments
    Pay in full: £17,000

    You can support your studies with Postgraduate Funding, Employer Sponsorship or, Pay-as-you-go options.
    Please visit the website for more information.
    *Based on UK students

  • Last Updated

    08 April 2019

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 2019 rankings

  • World #1 for value for money - Financial Times
  • World #2 for salary increase (increase 34%) - Financial Times
  • World #3 in the UK for Distance Learning MBA - Financial Times
  • World #4 for career progression - Financial Times
  • World #10 Distance Learning MBA in the world - CEO Magazine

Triple Crown Accreditation

Bradford University School of Management is part of an elite group of business schools in the world 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

Your studies will consist of 4 core modules (80 credits), plus 40 credits of optional modules and your management project (60 credits).

Core modules:

  • Competitiveness through Technology and Innovation
  • Leadership for Transformational Change
  • Digital Marketing, Branding and Strategy
  • Accounting and Economics for Decision Making

Optional modules:

Most optional modules are worth 10 credits, apart from Digital Health which is worth 20 credits.

  • Corporate Finance and Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • International Financial Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Risk Management in European Banking
  • International Business in Emerging Economies
  • International Business Strategy
  • Management of Change
  • Corporate Marketing
  • European Business Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Digital Health and Informatics
  • Materials, Resources, Energy and Competitiveness
  • Business Models for a Circular Economy
  • Diversity, Scale and Development
  • Enterprise and Innovation

Total 40 credits

*Please note that the option modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

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.


Visit the MBA - University of Bradford page on the Arden University website for more details!

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