Global Online Programme |

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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The MBA degree is one of the most highly valued and globally recognised qualifications in the business world. It is designed to enhance existing skillsets and grow the careers of business and management professionals.

Our online MBA programme offers flexible study options to suit existing work/life commitments and delivers a vocational study pathway to support: practical skills, theory and workplace understanding. 

Features and Benefits

Whether you’re seeking to progress up the career ladder, change career paths or scratch that entrepreneurial itch, our online MBA programme can provide you with a broad and challenging syllabus and help enhance your career prospects by graduating within just two years.

Our course is rich in benefits and gives you the opportunity to:

Our summer school runs over five days and offers three days of general executive development activities , followed by two days of programme specific activities. A full programme can be issued on request. (*T&Cs apply)

Career Prospects

Our Online MBA students will gain a high level understanding of strategy, business decision making, and leadership, so whether you’re looking to advance up the career ladder, change careers or set up your own business, the opportunities are endless with an MBA degree.

Dedicated career and employability support

The Faculty of Business and Law’s dedicated Careers and Employability Service is at your disposal during and up to three years after you graduate. Delivering bespoke support for our every student , we help to enhance employability skills, raise awareness around networking events and help you find the right job for you. 

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Entry requirements

English Language requirements

Course details

This course can be completed within two years and complements your existing work/life commitments with a recommended study week of 20 hours.

Phase 1

Core Units

Phase 2

Core Units

Option Units

Choose one from:

Phase 3

Core Unit


The final third of your credits is earned with a dissertation. This will demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout the course. It will also give you an opportunity to engage with a real project from your workplace and add value to your employer.

The MBA dissertation research project can be an enterprise project, business consultancy, or an empirical dissertation. Your project will be a combination of thorough research methods and will be a substantial piece of work of approximately 15,000 words, which will address a business research issue of your choice. If you are on one of the specialist pathways your dissertation will be based on an area that is relevant to that industry. Through this project, you will be able to draw upon the different strands of learning throughout.

Department of People and Performance

Our People and Performance Department brings together industry leading professionals and academics with specialisms in strategy, innovation, enterprise, human resource management, entrepreneurship and sports management.

The department provides academic leadership for a broad undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio, providing real-life business expertise underpinned by cutting-edge business management theory.

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Taught by experts

Our team of committed and enthusiastic academics and researchers are on hand to provide you with study support.

Your online MBA programme leads are:

Dr. Sara Ward – MBA & Executive Programmes Director

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Sara is responsible for all MBA and Executive programmes at Manchester Metropolitan Business School. Sara joined Manchester Met’s Business School in 2008 and initially taught on the BA (Hons) Sports Management and the BA (Hons) Sport Marketing Management degree for six years.

She developed and led the launch of the UK’s first Master of Sport Directorship programme, which is now established as the premier programme for preparing senior executives to lead international sports bodies and major sporting clubs.

Sara’s research interest is in corporate governance strategies and alternative non-profit ownership structures in the European sports sector.

Since 2016, Sara has reshaped the flagship MBA programmes of the School and is a champion of internationalisation in management education and the use of technology in learning.

Jeff McCarthy – Global Online MBA Programme Director

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Jeff has been involved in online and blended delivery of business programme since he first launched a specialist Public Relations Masters course online.

Jeff is a specialist in digital marketing and , between 2003-2009,  ran his own agency while already lecturing at Manchester Metropolitan Business School. Since joining the Faculty full time Jeff has led delivery of bespoke corporate programmes such as the MSc Multi-Channel Retailing for JD Sports Fashion plc.

His area of research interest is around the impact of social media on corporate brands and he is an award-winning academic author and multiple award-winning blogger. He is a member of the Operational Board of the Manchester Publicity Association and regular lecturer for professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

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Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Loans of up to ££10,280 for many Postgraduate Courses

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Alumni Loyalty Discount

Rewarding our graduates

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Programme Review
Our programmes undergo an annual review and major review (normally at 6 year intervals) to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. For further information on when we may make changes to our programmes, please see the changes section of our Terms and Conditions.

Important Notice
This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate. Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us to access the most up to date information for your chosen course of study.

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