Global Online Programme |

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2017 / 2018 entry

Features and benefits of the course

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)

About the course

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

Typical units of study may include

Year 1

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Accounting and Financial Management

Year 2

  • Global Economic Environment
  • Strategic Management
  • Leading Change and Creativity in the Organisation
  • Performance Management for Business (Elective)

                  - Aquisition for Organic and Paid Channels

                  - Financial Management of Reorganisations, Mergers and Acquisitions

                  - Performance Management for Business

                  - Risk Regulation and Failure Avoidance

                  - Strategy for Integrated Communications



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.

Academic expertise

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.

Details of departmental staff can be found at:

Typical entry requirements

English Language requirements

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Funding, Finance and Scholarships

Paying for your global online MSc course is naturally a key consideration. Here we explain how to pay, what you get for your money and the many different routes to funding you can use.

Our course fees are set at £17,808. This includes:

  • Your tuition fees
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated Careers Advisor and Postgraduate Academic Study Officer

Academic & Professional Advantages

Studying for an MSc is all about opening doors that can help further your career. By investing in an MSc with Manchester Met, you will:

  • Gain student membership of the CMI and Association of MBAs (AMBA).
  • Become eligible for preferential membership fees for the Institute of Directors.

Scholarships & Funding

The Business School funds a number of MSc scholarships for UK, EU and international students. These scholarships take the form of a reduction in your tuition fees. Please check the full terms and conditions of your chosen scholarship before applying.

Our scholarships include:

Postgraduate Loans

The Government have launched a new postgraduate loan scheme for students wishing to enrol on a masters programme.  Students can apply for a non-means tested loan of up to £10,000 to help you fund your studies. You will not need to make any repayments during your studies, and these repayments will be based on your income to ensure they stay manageable.

Payment Options

The University wants you to have a great learning experience whilst studying at Manchester Met. Before you commence your studies there are a few finance options that we need to make you aware of:

You must pay your first module via the University preferred payment method called “Flywire”.

Flywire is a secure global payment portal offering the following options:

  • UK/EU students - online bank transfers, credit or debit card payments.
  • Overseas students - pay in your home currency from a bank account in your own country. Flywire offers a “best exchange rate guarantee” and no additional bank charges.

To pay your module go to the secure online Flywire portal: making sure that you include your student number, your Manchester Met email address and the name of the module that you are paying for in the text box provided.

Future Payments

Once you have made your first payment then the following options apply:

Self-Paying Students

If you are paying your own fees, you must pay each module at least 10 days before starting your next module (as each module runs concurrently).

You will be sent an email before you are due to commence each module, providing a dedicated web link to the Flywire Payment Portal. You will not be able to commence the next module until payment has been made in full.

Sponsored Students

If you are sponsored by an employer or another approved sponsor, then they must pay through Flywire at least 10 days before you start your next module. They must ensure that your unique student number is quoted with all payments.

If the sponsorship is withdrawn, you will be expected to pay any outstanding balances and future modules yourself.

All invoices and correspondence will still be sent to you.

Postgraduate Loan

England & Wales PG Loan: - You will be classed as a self-paying student and payments should be made through Flywire as indicated above

Northern Ireland / Student Awards Agency Scotland - Depending on the value of the loan awarded, you may need to pay some part your fees through Flywire (if you are not receiving a full loan). The loan amount will be paid direct to the University. You will then be advised how much you must pay directly to the University.

If funding is withdrawn for any reason by Student Finance, you will be expected to pay each module yourself.

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Career options after the course

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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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 and up to date. Please note that our programmes are subject to review and development on an ongoing basis. Changes may sometimes be necessary. For example, to comply with the requirements of professional or accrediting bodies or as a result of student feedback or external examiners’ reports. We also need to ensure that our courses are dynamic and current and that the content and structure maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of the student experience.

Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us.

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